New Delhi, September 7: On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, devotees are celebrating the festival of Lord Krishna's birth anniversary, with pomp, fanfare and fervour across the country. Devotees offered prayers to Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura, and observed the Mangala aarti on Thursday morning. ISKCON temple witnessed colorful celebrations in Noida, as the idols of Radha Krishna were decorated with flower petal and leaves, and people flocked to have a glimpse of the morning aarti.

Priests performed the Tulsi aarti in ISKCON temple in Delhi. Meanwhile, Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand was decked up with lights in extravagant colours, and devotees gathered to offer prayers. Krishna Janmashtami 2023: PM Narendra Modi Extends His Greetings on Occasion of Birth Celebrations of Gopal, Says ‘Jai Shri Krishna’.

Devotees throng Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple in Mathura

Devotees throng ISKCON temple in Hyderabad

Mangala Aarti Underway in Noida Iskcon Temple

In Dehradun, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and his wife Geeta Dhami participated in an event organized on the occasion, at the Police Line. Devotees of Lord Krishna were seen dancing to the tunes of Bhajans at the ISKCON temple in Kolkata to celebrate the significant day. Krishna Janmashtami 2023 Date, Time & Shubh Muhurat: Know Significance, Puja Vidhi & Gokulashtami Katha As We Celebrate the Birth of Lord Krishna.

Janmashtami is being celebrated on September 6 and 7 across the country. To celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna, devotees observe fast and decorate temples and their homes, with flowers, diyas and lights. As per the Hindu calendar, Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born on the eighth day of the month of Bhadra. The day mostly falls in the months of August or September as per the Western calendar.

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