Kansa Vadh 2021 Date: November 13, 2021 (Saturday).
Kansa Vadh 2021 Tithi Begins: 05:31 AM on Nov 13, 2021.
Kansa Vadh 2021 Tithi Ends: 05:48 AM on Nov 14, 2021.
Kansa Vadh is local festival of Braj region and celebrated mainly in city of Mathura. On this day, Lord Krishna had killed King Kansa while Ugrasena was reinstated as King of Mathura.
The festival is mainly celebrated by the Chaturvedi community.
It is observed during Kartik month on Shukla Dashami in Hindu lunar calendar and usually falls 10 days after Diwali.
The festival of Kansa Vadh celebrates the victory of good over evil.
On the day of Kansa Vadh, devotees worship Lord Krishna along with Radha. Sweets and several other delicacies are prepared and offered to the deities.
A statue of Kansa is made and the devotees of Lord Krishna later burn it.
Several cultural events like dramas, music and dance are held at different places. Kansa Vadh Leela, a skit portraying the complete mythological event, is held and enjoyed by all.