Janmashtami Celebrations

Aug 27, 2013, 18:38 PM IST
Kashmiri Hindus sing and dance as they take out a procession to mark Janmashtami festival in Srinagar.
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Kashmiri Hindus sing and dance as they take out a procession to mark Janmashtami festival in Srinagar.

Students form a human pyramid to break an earthen pot during the Janmashtami festival, in Ahmadabad.
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Students form a human pyramid to break an earthen pot during the Janmashtami festival, in Ahmadabad.

Students form a human pyramid to break an earthen pot during the Janmashtami festival, in Ahmadabad.
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Students form a human pyramid to break an earthen pot during the Janmashtami festival, in Ahmadabad.

Students swing a child dressed as child Krishna in a cradle during celebrations of the Janmashtami festival at a school in Ahmadabad.
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Students swing a child dressed as child Krishna in a cradle during celebrations of the Janmashtami festival at a school in Ahmadabad.

Blind children react as water is sprinkled on them during celebrations to mark ‘Janmashtami’ at the Victoria school for the blind in Mumbai.
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Blind children react as water is sprinkled on them during celebrations to mark ‘Janmashtami’ at the Victoria school for the blind in Mumbai.

Blind children react as water is sprinkled on them during celebrations to mark ‘Janmashtami’ at the Victoria school for the blind in Mumbai.
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Blind children react as water is sprinkled on them during celebrations to mark ‘Janmashtami’ at the Victoria school for the blind in Mumbai.

A blind child tries to reach an earthen pot filled with curd hung high during celebrations to mark ‘Janmashtami’ at the Victoria school for the blind in Mumbai.
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A blind child tries to reach an earthen pot filled with curd hung high during celebrations to mark ‘Janmashtami’ at the Victoria school for the blind in Mumbai.

Devotees react as they look at wall paintings at the ISKON temple, a famous Hindu temple of Lord Krishna and Radharani, during Janmashtami in New Delhi.
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Devotees react as they look at wall paintings at the ISKON temple, a famous Hindu temple of Lord Krishna and Radharani, during Janmashtami in New Delhi.

Hindu devotees dance as they worship Lord Krishna as part of Janamashtami celebrations at the ISKON temple in Jammu.
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Hindu devotees dance as they worship Lord Krishna as part of Janamashtami celebrations at the ISKON temple in Jammu.

Devotees dance as they worship Lord Krishna as part of Janamashtami celebrations at the ISKON temple in Jammu, India.
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Devotees dance as they worship Lord Krishna as part of Janamashtami celebrations at the ISKON temple in Jammu, India.

Children dressed as Hindu God Krishna participate in a function during the Janmashtami festival celebrations in Gauhati, India.
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Children dressed as Hindu God Krishna participate in a function during the Janmashtami festival celebrations in Gauhati, India.