Sri Jayanti 2014 (Sri Krishna Jayanti 2014) date is August 18. In some places, it is celebrated on August 19 as Rohini Nakshatra ends on 19th. Sri Jayanti is the Janmotsava celebrations of Lord Sri Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
It is also called as Dahi Handi and Krishna Janmashtami. It is an annual commemoration of the birth of the deity of Hindu religion named Lord Krishna.
Regionally, this festival is also known as Sree Jayanti, Srikrishna Jayanti, Ashtami Rohini, Gokulashtami, Saatam Aatham and Krishnashtami. Among the Hindus, it is popularly known as Janmashtami.
Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated according to the Hindu calendar, in the month of Shraavana (August–September), on the eighth day (Ashtami) day of the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha).
In the regions of Vrindavan and Mathura plus Manipur, dramatic and colorful enactments of the life of Lord Krishna known as Rasa lila are a special feature that spiritually entertains the Hindus.
On the other hand, the Dahi Handi celebrates Lord’s mischievous and playful side. On this day, teams of young men with joy and thrill form human high towers in order to reach a high-hanging pot of butter and then break it with a stick or hand. On Gokulashtami in Tamil Nadu, it is a major event known as uriadi participated by youth in large number.
According to the astrological calculations and scriptural details, the date of Krishna’s is 19 July 3228 BCE and departed on 3102 BCE. The Lord was the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudeva. He belonged to the clan known as Vrishni of Yadavas from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.