‘Haathi Ghoda Palki Jai Kanhaiya Lal ki’

Krishna fervour prevailed all over

The birth of Lord Krishna was celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the city on August 23 and 24.

The festivities commenced with decoration of tableaux at police line, fire brigade campus,academic institutions , Iskcon, Gopal Mandir, Dharma  Sangha  Shiksha Mandal and residences.A grand Janmashtami celebration was held at Police Line like every year. Colorful decoration enhanced visitors.

At Iskcon (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple,devotees were invited to witness special prayers and cultural programmes.

Beautifully decorated tableaux at Sanatan Gaudiy Mutt were the centre of attraction for the devotees.

The city’s police stations, fire brigade, jail barracks got into the festive spirit, decorating and holding special ceremonies on Janmashtami.

Krishna devotees also held prayers and traditional breaking of Dahi Handi by human pyramids to commemorate Krishna’s birth day as well.

Hare Rama Hare Krishna Sankirtan Society organised several events. One hundred eight different sweet-meats (Bhog) were offered to Krishna.

Devotees kept on chanting hymns and dancing for hours and hours.Thus Krishna’s birth day was celebrated with gaiety and devotion all over Varanasi.

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