On the auspicious occasion of Gopashtami, the devotees visited the gaushalas of Vrindavan and other parts of Vraja to offer their prayers to the holy cows. The worshipped them by performing aarti with diyas and put garlands of flowers around their neck and applied tilak on their foreheads. The cows were fed green peas, jiggery etc by the devotees.
People donated food and other items in the gaushalas. There was a procession of cows and the brajwasis carried sticks as if they were helping Shri Krishna and Balaram tend the cows. Vrajwasi boys dressed up as Krishna and Balaram and walked with the cows.