While there was an early morning gathering of devotees at the Sri Krishna Janmasthan, as the day progressed, the crowds swelled in Vrindavan, where the festival was celebrated at three temples during the daytime.
Lord Krishna was born in Mathura on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha in the Bhadrapada month.
Lord Krishna is one of the most revered of all Hindu Gods in India. Krishna's mischief, wisdom, strength and love are well known to all his devotees and thus they eagerly wait to celebrate the day he was born, which is popularly known as Krishna Janmashtami.
Every year during Janmanshtami festival, people choose to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna with much pomp and show. But with Covid restrictions in place this year, devotees in many places would be deprived of partaking in traditional activities such as 'Dahi Handi' ceremony and 'kirtans'.
India is a country of diverse cultures, languages, religions and ideas. Janmashtami, the day Lord Krishna was born, is one of the many festivals celebrated in the country with much pomp and fervor. Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami falls on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada.
This year, Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 30. This festival which is also known as Gokul Ashtami, celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, who is Lord Vishnu’s eighth avatar. But this time Krishna Janmashtami is considered more special and is auspicious in many ways.
Bhubaneswar: With COVID-19 restrictions in force, Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is being marked without participation of devotees across the shrines in Odisha. Instead of usual cheer, major temples in the State are wearing deserted look as devotees have been asked to refrain from publicly participating in view of the pandemic. However, special rituals […]
On the occasion of Janmashtami, several bollywood celebrities took to social media to wish their fans. Mr perfectionist Aamir Khan, too, took to social media platforms to share the special moments of Janmashtami celebration along with his family. The Dangal actor shared adorable picture and video with son Azad Rao Khan, in which he is seen […]
Bhubaneswar: Religious fervour grips shrines of Lord Krishna and other temples across Odisha today as devotees celebrate Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. Special arrangements have been made by temple authorities for the celebration of the special occasion in the midnight today. People in large numbers thronged Ram Mandir and ISKCON Temple in Bhubaneswar to […]
Phulbani: Kandhamal police has stepped up security across the district on the occasion of the 11th death anniversary of Hindu spiritual leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and celebration of Janmashtami today. Special arrangements have been made at Chakapad Gurukul Sanskrit ashram school and Jalespata in the district for the death anniversary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left the national capital for France to attend bilateral and multilateral programmes there. From France, Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain before returning to France to attend the G7 Summit. Modi’s five-day visit to the three nations is scheduled between August 22 […]
Dhaka: Bangladeshi Hindus took to the streets of Dhaka on Sunday to celebrate Janmashtami, an annual festival that marks the birth of Krishna, revered as the eighth avatar of the ten incarnations of Vishnu. The religious celebration is a public holiday in Bangladesh, where a procession is held in the capital, Efe reported. Participants re-enact […]
Mumbai: From Lord Krishna’s cradle to baby Krishna’s clothes, shops are lined up with all things festive as it’s time for Janmashtami, the annual Hindu festival marking the birth of Lord Krishna. So, special Janmashtami thali and dahi handis are on minds of actors like Saumya Tandon and Abhishek Bajaj. “This is the only day that […]
Bhubaneswar/Puri: Temples across Odisha were decked up to mark the birth of Lord Krishna which is celebrated as Janmashtami. Special arrangements have been made by temple authorities across the state for the celebrations today. As per the mythology, Lord Shri Krishna was born on the auspicious day of Bhadrav Krushna pakhya on Astami as the […]
Odisha is celebrating Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Shree Krishna today with religious fervour, enthusiasm and devotion