Photo Gallery: Janmashtami celebrated at Iskcon temple in Bengaluru

The entire nation has geared up for Janmashtami, the festival that marks the birth of Lord Krishna.

Sep 03, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

The entire nation has geared up for Janmashtami, the festival that marks the birth of Lord Krishna.

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The auspicious occasion of Janmashtami is being celebrated with much fervour. The entire nation has geared up for Janmashtami, the festival that marks the birth of Lord Krishna. While some celebrated the festival on September 2 this year, in some parts it is being celebrated on September 3. Janmashtami, also known as Gokulashtami in several parts of the world celebrates the birth of Lord Krishan - the eight avatar of god Vishnu. According to Hindu lunar calendar, it is observed on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Shrawana or Sawan. It overlaps with August and September of the Gregorian calendar. The festival of Shri Krishna Janmashtami is followed by Nandotsav—celebrating the occasion when Nanda Baba distributed gifts to the community in honour of Krishna's birth. (IANS photo)

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Priests perform 'arti' of Lord Krishna at ISKCON temple in Bengaluru on the eve of Janmashtami. (IANS photo)

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A view of the decorated idol of Lord Krishna at Bengaluru's ISKCON temple on the eve of Janmashtami. (IANS photo)

 

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A priest performs Krishna Abhishek (bathing Lord Krishna's idol) at ISKCON temple on the eve of Janmashtami. (IANS photo)

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A view of the decorated idol of Lord Krishna at ISKCON temple on the eve of Janmashtami, in Bengaluru on Sept 2, 2018. (IANS photo)

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'Arti' of Lord Krishna being performed at ISKCON temple in Bengaluru on the eve of Janmashtami. (IANS photo)

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