Janmashtami celebrated across India with fervour

September 2nd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi/Mathura Sep 2 (ANI): The auspicious festival of Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna is being celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm.

Temples in Delhi were decorated with flowers and colourful lights on the occasion. Special security arrangements have been made at temples including the Birla Mandir, Jhandewalan, the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISCKON), Chhattarpur and the Gauri Shankar Mandir.

According to police, CCTV cameras and watch towers have also been installed around these temples to keep a close watch on potential suspects to avoid any untoward incident. Security has also been tightened at all the market places.

In Uttar Pradesh, the festival is being celebrated with enthusiasm, peace and gaiety.

The temples, especially those at Mathura and Vrindavan and ISKCON temples in several cities of the state have been decorated for the occasion.

At the Bankey Bihari Temple in Vrindavan, the Krishna Janma Bhoomi and Dwarakadhish Temple in Mathura, the festival is celebrated at night. Devotees perform the ‘Mangla Darshan’ at midnight.

Adequate security arrangements have been made in Mathura. The railways have announced the plying of seven special trains for devotees coming to Mathura to celebrate Janmashtami. (ANI)

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