Janmashtami 2022 : Krishna Janmashtami, a prominent Hindu festival celebrated to observe the birthday of Lord Krishna, is being observed on Thursday and Friday . As per the mythology, “Lord of the Earth” and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Krishna, whose birth was hidden by his uncle Kansa, escaped the tyrannical execution, unlike his newborn siblings and enjoyed relatively normal development under the care of his foster mother Yashoda.
Children dressed up as Lord Krishna pose during a competition ahead of the upcoming festival of Janmashtami, in Bhubaneswar. To celebrate the festival, devotees prepare sweets, keep fast, decorate the temples and dress up in traditional clothes.(PTI)
A street vendor paints an idol of Lord Krishna to sell on the eve of Krishna Janmashtami festival. His idol is said to bring good luck to one’s home. The flute symbolises unity and harmony as it’s sweet melody is said to bring everyone together.(Shashidhar Byrappa)
School children dressed as Lord Krishana and Radha celebrate Janmashtami in Patna. The day reminds us of Lord Krishna’s noble message of love, compassion and Dharma.(Aftab Alam Siddiqui)
Devotees during a Shobha Yatra ahead of Janmashtami in Noida. On Janmashtami, people stay up all night dancing and singing bhajans as it is believed that lord Krishna was born at midnight on the eighth day of Bhadrapada month.(Hindustan Times)
Prayagraj: Artists dressed as Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha perform during a cultural programme ahead of Janmashtami. On the next day of Janmashtami, people also celebrate Dahi Handi – a sporting event that mimics Lord Krishna’s winsome moments as a child. (PTI)
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