Devotees revel in Janmashtami celebrations in Mathura

Mathura, Sept. 6 (ANI): Soaked in religious fervour and festive spirit, thousands of devotees thronged Mathura on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday to celebrate birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.

Devotees gathered at the decked up Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi temple, where Lord Krishna is believed to be born, to celebrate Janmashtami.

People danced on devotional songs and chanted “Hare Krishna, Hare Rama” with blowing of the conch.

People fasted throughout the day while prayers are offered all night and religious hymns were sung in the temples as part of the festivities.

According to the mythology, it is believed that Lord Krishna was born at the midnight and is the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Janmashtami is observed on the Ashtami Tithi, the eighth day of the month of Bhadrapada according to the Hindu almanac. (ANI)

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