Gopashtami is dedicated to worship of Cow and lord Krishna. Gopa means cow or a cowherd boy and Astami means 8th day. Gopastami is celebrated on eighth day Kartik Shukla Paksha. On Gopashtami, cows and their calf are decorated and worshipped. It is believed to be the day when Divine Kamadhenu appeared. It is also the day when Sri krishna was elevated to a cowherd to look after the cows that his father Nanda had. It is famous festival in Mathura, Vrindavan and other Braj areas.