India celebrates Janmashtami

Wed Aug 28 2013, 20:01 hrs
Students in Srinagar form a pyramid to break a symbolic pot (handi) during the celebration of Janmashtami in Srinagar on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Shuaib Masoodi)
Students in Srinagar form a pyramid to break a symbolic pot (handi) during the celebration of Janmashtami in Srinagar on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Shuaib Masoodi)
Students in Ahmedabad celebrate Govinda or Dahi Handi sport organised on Krishna Janmashtami to celebrate the birth of Krishna. The players are known as Govindas or Bal Gopals. The sport is based on the legends about Krishna stealing makhan (butter) or dahi (curd) from handis. (IE photo: Javed Raja)
Students in Ahmedabad celebrate Govinda or Dahi Handi sport organised on Krishna Janmashtami to celebrate the birth of Krishna. The players are known as Govindas or Bal Gopals. The sport is based on the legends about Krishna stealing makhan (butter) or dahi (curd) from handis. (IE photo: Javed Raja)
Govinda players gather together under Dahi Handi to making a human pyramid to catch and then break an earthen pot hung high in the air with the help of a rope. (IE photo: Javed Raja)
Govinda players gather together under Dahi Handi to making a human pyramid to catch and then break an earthen pot hung high in the air with the help of a rope. (IE photo: Javed Raja)
Expecting traffic congestion in various parts of the city tomorrow on the occasion of Janmashtami, traffic police have issued an advisory for the general public alerting them about the likely clogged routes.SMD Little Champ School, Chandigarh celebrated Krishna Janmashtami. (IE Photo)
Expecting traffic congestion in various parts of the city tomorrow on the occasion of Janmashtami, traffic police have issued an advisory for the general public alerting them about the likely clogged routes.
SMD Little Champ School, Chandigarh celebrated Krishna Janmashtami. (IE Photo)
A baby dressed as Krishna is surrounded by girls on the occasion of Janmashtami. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
A baby dressed as Krishna is surrounded by girls on the occasion of Janmashtami. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
"There is a likelihood of slowing down of traffic and congestion of roads and thus the general public and motorists are advised to plan their journeys and keep extra time for their journey," the advisory stated.Krishna Janmashtami celebrated with great fervour on the premises of St. Joseph’s Sr. Sec. School, Chandigarh. (IE Photo)
"There is a likelihood of slowing down of traffic and congestion of roads and thus the general public and motorists are advised to plan their journeys and keep extra time for their journey," the advisory stated.
Krishna Janmashtami celebrated with great fervour on the premises of St. Joseph’s Sr. Sec. School, Chandigarh. (IE Photo)
It also advised people to use Metro and other public transport to avoid congestion on roads. Students of Blue Bird High School Chandigarh celebrate Janmashtami. (IE Photo)
It also advised people to use Metro and other public transport to avoid congestion on roads.
Students of Blue Bird High School Chandigarh celebrate Janmashtami. (IE Photo)
Diversion points for buses and other vehicles will be in place from 2 P.M. at Panchkuian Road-Mandir Marg 'T'-Point, Park Street-Mandir Marg (R/A Talkatora Stadium), GPO and Kali Bari Marg-Bhai Veer Singh Marg, Kali Bari Marg-RK Ashram Marg, Kali Bari Marg-Mandir Marg towards Birla Mandir and Peshwa Road-Udyan Marg. Krishna Janmashtami celebrated with great fervour on the premises of St. Joseph’s Sr. Sec. School, Chandigarh. (IE Photo)
Diversion points for buses and other vehicles will be in place from 2 P.M. at Panchkuian Road-Mandir Marg 'T'-Point, Park Street-Mandir Marg (R/A Talkatora Stadium), GPO and Kali Bari Marg-Bhai Veer Singh Marg, Kali Bari Marg-RK Ashram Marg, Kali Bari Marg-Mandir Marg towards Birla Mandir and Peshwa Road-Udyan Marg.
Krishna Janmashtami celebrated with great fervour on the premises of St. Joseph’s Sr. Sec. School, Chandigarh. (IE Photo)
The eastern carriageway of Raja Dheer Sain Marg between Capt. Gaur Marg and Sant Nagar, falling in front of Iskcon Temple shall be pedestrianised. Motorists may use Capt. Gaur Marg and the Outer Ring Road to reach their destinations. Krishna Janmashtami celebrated with great fervour on the premises of St. Joseph’s Sr. Sec, Chandigarh. (IE Photo)
The eastern carriageway of Raja Dheer Sain Marg between Capt. Gaur Marg and Sant Nagar, falling in front of Iskcon Temple shall be pedestrianised. Motorists may use Capt. Gaur Marg and the Outer Ring Road to reach their destinations.
Krishna Janmashtami celebrated with great fervour on the premises of St. Joseph’s Sr. Sec, Chandigarh. (IE Photo)
According to the advisory, a large number of devotees would be visiting the Laxmi Narain Mandir, Gufawala Mandir in Preet Vihar, Adhya Katyani Shakti Peeth in Chhattarpur, Santoshi Mata Mandir in Hari Nagar, Iskcon temple in Sant Nagar and the Janmashtami Park at Punjabi Bagh.Todlers of SMD Little Champ School celebrate Krishna Janmashtami. (IE Photo)
According to the advisory, a large number of devotees would be visiting the Laxmi Narain Mandir, Gufawala Mandir in Preet Vihar, Adhya Katyani Shakti Peeth in Chhattarpur, Santoshi Mata Mandir in Hari Nagar, Iskcon temple in Sant Nagar and the Janmashtami Park at Punjabi Bagh.
Todlers of SMD Little Champ School celebrate Krishna Janmashtami. (IE Photo)
Amidst adequate security arrangement, the five-day long 'Lokmela' (fair) began at Race Course grounds, Rajkot, as part of the Janmashtami festival.  A kid dressed as Lord Krishna is on his way to school to participate in fancy dress competition in Vadodara on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
Amidst adequate security arrangement, the five-day long 'Lokmela' (fair) began at Race Course grounds, Rajkot, as part of the Janmashtami festival.
A kid dressed as Lord Krishna is on his way to school to participate in fancy dress competition in Vadodara on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
The fair was inaugurated by Gujarat Energy Minister Saurabh Patel this morning. A kid on his way to school to participate in fancy dress competition dressed up as Lord Krishna in Vadodara on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
The fair was inaugurated by Gujarat Energy Minister Saurabh Patel this morning.
A kid on his way to school to participate in fancy dress competition dressed up as Lord Krishna in Vadodara on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
Thousands of Muslims artisans in Rajkot have been working round the clock to make countless bejewelled costumes and accessories for the idols of Krishna and other Hindu deities for the Janmashtami festival tomorrow.  A girl dressed as Hindu god Krishna waits backstage to perform during celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival in Ahmedabad.  The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across on August 28. (Reuters)
Thousands of Muslims artisans in Rajkot have been working round the clock to make countless bejewelled costumes and accessories for the idols of Krishna and other Hindu deities for the Janmashtami festival tomorrow.
A girl dressed as Hindu god Krishna waits backstage to perform during celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival in Ahmedabad.
The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across on August 28. (Reuters)
The VHP's controversial yatra from Ayodhya has not had any impact as the Muslims join Hindus in preparation for the celebration of Lord Krishna's birth.  An artist paints an idol of Lord Krishna in bright colors ahead of the upcoming Janmashtami festival in Jaipur. (PTI)
The VHP's controversial yatra from Ayodhya has not had any impact as the Muslims join Hindus in preparation for the celebration of Lord Krishna's birth.
An artist paints an idol of Lord Krishna in bright colors ahead of the upcoming Janmashtami festival in Jaipur. (PTI)
"We are working beyond our scheduled time in order to prepare maximum 'poshak' (dresses) of Thakur ji (Lord Krishna)," said Ikram, one of the artisans.  An artist works on an idol of Lord Krishna, ahead of Krishna Jayanthi festival in Chennai. (PTI)
"We are working beyond our scheduled time in order to prepare maximum 'poshak' (dresses) of Thakur ji (Lord Krishna)," said Ikram, one of the artisans.
An artist works on an idol of Lord Krishna, ahead of Krishna Jayanthi festival in Chennai. (PTI)
Another worker Iqbal, who is known for his expertise in preparing crowns for the idols, says he feels ecstatic whenever he comes up with a new design.A man carries an idol of Hindu god Lord Krishna as he displays them for sale in Ahmedabad. Janmashtami or the birth anniversary of Lord Kirshna will be celebrated on August 28. (AP)
Another worker Iqbal, who is known for his expertise in preparing crowns for the idols, says he feels ecstatic whenever he comes up with a new design.
A man carries an idol of Hindu god Lord Krishna as he displays them for sale in Ahmedabad.
Janmashtami or the birth anniversary of Lord Kirshna will be celebrated on August 28. (AP)
Preparing attractive dresses and accessories for idols has taken shape of a cottage industry in Mathura, Vrindaban and Goverdhan which employs roughly six thousand Muslim families.  Schoolchildren dressed as Lord Krishna (L) and his consort Radha take part in celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Jammu. (Reuters)
Preparing attractive dresses and accessories for idols has taken shape of a cottage industry in Mathura, Vrindaban and Goverdhan which employs roughly six thousand Muslim families.
Schoolchildren dressed as Lord Krishna (L) and his consort Radha take part in celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Jammu. (Reuters)
"Since there is huge demand of 'poshak' of 'Laddu Gopal' (Krishna) on the occasion of Janmastami, so we have to work round the clock," Mohit Mukutwala, who owns a unit, said.  Students dressed as the Hindu Lord Krishna (L) and his consort Radha take part in celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Amritsar. (Reuters)
"Since there is huge demand of 'poshak' of 'Laddu Gopal' (Krishna) on the occasion of Janmastami, so we have to work round the clock," Mohit Mukutwala, who owns a unit, said.
Students dressed as the Hindu Lord Krishna (L) and his consort Radha take part in celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Amritsar. (Reuters)

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