Devotees revel in Lord Krishna’s birth anniversary celebrations

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Mathura/ Bhopal/ Varanasi, Sep 06 (ANI): Soaked in religious fervour and festive spirit, thousands of Hindus thronged the temple town Mathura on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday (September 05-06) to celebrate birth anniversary of Hindu deity Krishna. Devotees gathered at the decked up Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi temple, where Lord Krishna is believed to be born, to celebrate Janmashtami. According to the Hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Krishna was born at the midnight and is the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Preserver of the Universe. In Mathura, people danced on devotional songs and chanted “Hare Krishna, Hare Rama” with blowing of the conch. People fast throughout the day, prayers are offered all night and religious hymns are sung in the temples as part of the festivities. In some parts of the country, devotees participate in the event of ‘Dahi Handi’ amid cheers. As per the ritual, people form a human pyramid and a person climbs it to break the decorated clay pot hanging from a rope. Meanwhile, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan offered his prayers and participated in the ritual of breaking clay pot containing curd. Janmashtami is observed on the Ashtami Tithi, the eighth day of the month of Bhadrapada according to the Hindu

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