On Krishna Janmashtami, grand Abhisheka was performed at Bhagwat Bhawan of Krishna Janmabhoomi Mathura. The milk, curd, Ghee, Boora (the crusted sugar), honey and the water from the Ganga and the Yamuna were used for Abhisheka. Later the Panchamrit, formed due to Abhisheka, was distributed to devotees.
Being the birth place of Lord Krishna, it is the most significant place to watch the birth rituals of Lord Krishna. On the eve of Janmashtami 1008 Brahma Kamal (lotus flowers) were brought from Himalaya and were offered to Lord Krishna.
It was the 5240th birth celebration of Lord Krishna. For details on the time of birth of Lord Krishna please visit Birth Time of Lord Krishna.