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Janmashtami 2017 Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishnas birthday all over the country

Janmashtami is celebrated with fervour all over India. This year, Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 14. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Krishna was born on ‘Ashtami’ or the ‘eighth day’ at midnight in the holy month of Shravana. The festival is celebrated in states like Mathura, Gujarat, Rajasthan and in the northeastern states like Assam and Manipur. The ‘shubh muhurat’ for the festival will begin at 12:03 am on August 14 and will continue till 12:25am on August 15. The devotees can offer prayers during this duration. The coinciding of Rohini nakshtra and Ashtami has made the festival of Janmashtami extra special as the prayers offered are likely to yield more fruitful results. The birth of Lord Krishna will be celebrated by devotees at the midnight on August 25. Every year the auspicious day is celebrated in several places across the country. Here we bring you some glimpses of those special moments in one scroll.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 August 2017, 10:32:56 AM
Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

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Janmashtami is celebrated with fervour all over India. This year, Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 14. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Krishna was born on ‘Ashtami’ or the ‘eighth day’ at midnight in the holy month of Shravana. The festival is celebrated in states like Mathura, Gujarat, Rajasthan and in the northeastern states like Assam and Manipur. The ‘shubh muhurat’ for the festival will begin at 12:03 am on August 14 and will continue till 12:25am on August 15. The devotees can offer prayers during this duration. The coinciding of Rohini nakshtra and Ashtami has made the festival of Janmashtami extra special as the prayers offered are likely to yield more fruitful results. The birth of Lord Krishna will be celebrated by devotees at the midnight on August 25. Every year the auspicious day is celebrated in several places across the country. Here we bring you some glimpses of those special moments in one scroll.
Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

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Every year Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated in school, colleges and several educational organisations all over the country. Little kids look bright and attractive in Lord Krishna avatar.
Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

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Mumbai is one of the finest places to visit during Janmashtami to experience the essence of this festival. The celebrations take place around 100 of locations across the city in their special 'Dahi Handi' style. Maharashtra Tourism also provides special buses for foreign tourists during the occasion.
Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

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Just like anywhere else, in Delhi the festival is celebrated with full religious zeal. Laxmi Narayan Temple also called as Birla Temple, Delhi, Iskcon temple, Delhi, Chattarpur Mandir, Delhi, Sri Sri Radaha Govind Dev Temple, Noida are the ideal places to visit during the time.
Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

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Mathura being the birthplace of Lord Krishna depicts the eternal devotion towards the Lord. They celebrate the occasion in the famous 'Dahi Handi' style.
Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami, one of the most famous and colourful festival is also celebrated in Rajasthan, Thousands of people along with children pay their tribute to the Lord.
Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

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There are women and devotees who observe fast even without pouring a single drop of water during the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.
Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

Janmashtami 2017: Different ways of celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday all over the country

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There are two types of fast observed on Janmashtami, namely 'Nirjal Fast' and 'Phalahar Fast'. While the former one doesn’t allow the devotees to consume water and any form of food, the second one allow devotees to consume milk and fruits.