- Oct 3, 2009
[highlight]FILE - A view of the decorated Sri Krishna Janmasthan temple in Mathura. PTI[/highlight]
Festivity has gripped the nation on Krishna Janmashtami, which is observed on the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. While worshiping Lord Krishna is a big ritual, Dahi Handi festival is also a key attraction in Maharashtra and across India. Tribute To Krishna Aug 30, 2013 | SRK witnesses breaking of dahi matki first time in 22 years in Mumbai Aug 28 | Hema Malini's advice to other women: We're not as evolved as Draupadi for Krishna to protect us Lord Krishna, an Avatar of Lird Vishnu, was born exactly at the stroke of midnight. Lord Krishna took birth to kill Kansa, the wicked king of Mathura. Though Krishna Janmashtami is being observed on August 18, the Janmashtami tithi (timing) begins on 5.55 pm on August 17 and ends on 6.06am on Monday. No grains should be consumed during Krishna Janmashtami fasting until the fast is broken on next day after Sunrise.
As temples are being tastefully decorated across the national capital and elsewhere, some of the temples in Delhi and nearby areas you can visit include Laxmi Narayan Temple (the nearest Delhi Metro station is RK Ashram Marg Metro Station), ISKCON in the East of Kailash (Nearest metro station is Nehru Place Metro Station), Chattarpur Mandir (Nearest metro station is Chattarpur Metro Station), Sri Sri Radha Govind Dev Temple, Noida (The temple is located in Sector 33) and Mathura and Vrindavan (Mathura is the birth place of Lord Krishna and in Vrindavan Lord Krishna spent his childhood).
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