New Delhi: Janmashtami, the celebration of Lord Krishna’s birth, was observed on Monday with thousands of devotees thronging temples in rain-lashed Delhi and offering prayers on the occasion.
The famous Krishna temples in Delhi — Laxmi Narayan Mandir, ISKCON temple, Amar Colony, Kirhsna Pranami Mandir, and Hare Krishna Mandir among others — were specially decorated for the festival.
Despite rains across the city, devotees thronged the temples in the morning and participated in the special ceremony marking the birth of Lord Krishna at night.
Many also observed day-long fast on the occasion.
Special processions were taken out from temples in different parts of the city, which saw the participation of a large number of people from across the city.
Colourful tableaux depicting the story of Lord Krishna’s birth were displayed at Janmashtami Park in Punjabi Bagh and other areas. In residential areas, cultural groups displayed special Jhankis of Lord Krishna.
Delhi traffic police made special arrangements to manage crowds and vehicle movements around temples and venues of Janmashtami celebrations.