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Janmashtami 2018: India celebrates the birth of the Blue God Krishna

PTI, AP

Published : Sep 3, 2018, 4:22 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
Janmashtami, the Hindu festival that marks the birth of lord Krishna is celebrated with much fanfare across the country. (Photos: AP, PTI)
Janmashtami, the Hindu festival that marks the birth of lord Krishna is celebrated with much fanfare across the country. (Photos: AP, PTI)
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School children participate in a 'Dahi Handi' event on the eve of Janmashtami festival, in Ahmedabad. (PTI)
 School children participate in a 'Dahi Handi' event on the eve of Janmashtami festival, in Ahmedabad. (PTI)
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An artist gives finishing touch to an idol of Lord Krishna ahead of Janmashtami festival, in Bikaner. (PTI)
An artist gives finishing touch to an idol of Lord Krishna ahead of Janmashtami festival, in Bikaner. (PTI)
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A child dresses as Hindu God Krishna participates in a costume competition on the occasion of Janmashtami celebration, in Bengaluru. (PTI)
 A child dresses as Hindu God Krishna participates in a costume competition on the occasion of Janmashtami celebration, in Bengaluru. (PTI)
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Differently abled children participate in a 'Dahi Handi' event during Janmashtami celebrations at a school in Mumbai. (PTI)
Differently abled children participate in a 'Dahi Handi' event during Janmashtami celebrations at a school in Mumbai. (PTI)
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An artist gives final touches to an idol of Krishna and Radha at a workshop, ahead of Janmastami festival in Nagpur. (PTI)
An artist gives final touches to an idol of Krishna and Radha at a workshop, ahead of Janmastami festival in Nagpur. (PTI)
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A student, dressed as Hindu God Krishna, sits in a class room after celebrations ahead of Janmashtami festival at a school in Ahmadabad. (AP)
A student, dressed as Hindu God Krishna, sits in a class room after celebrations ahead of Janmashtami festival at a school in Ahmadabad. (AP)
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A student dressed as Hindu God Krishna rides a cycle after celebrations to mark Janmashtami at a school.
A  student dressed as Hindu God Krishna rides a cycle after celebrations to mark Janmashtami at a school.
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Hindu devotees dance and sing in a procession as part of celebrations on the eve of Janmashtami festival in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. The festival celebrates the birth of Hindu god Krishna. (AP)
Hindu devotees dance and sing in a procession as part of celebrations on the eve of Janmashtami festival in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. The festival celebrates the birth of Hindu god Krishna. (AP)
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Indian youth form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi Handi," an earthen pot filled with curd hanging above them. (AP)
Indian youth form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi Handi," an earthen pot filled with curd hanging above them. (AP)
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The festival marks the birth of Hindu god Krishna and the act seeks to reenact the story of Lord Krishna stealing butter during his childhood. (AP)
The festival marks the birth of Hindu god Krishna and the act seeks to reenact the story of Lord Krishna stealing butter during his childhood. (AP)
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Indian youth form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi Handi," an earthen pot filled with curd hanging above them, as part of celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Mumbai. (AP)
Indian youth form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi Handi," an earthen pot filled with curd hanging above them, as part of celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Mumbai. (AP)
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A Hindu priest worships idols of Hindu god Krishna and his consort Radha during Janmashtami festival celebrations at the ISKON temple in Jammu. (AP)
A Hindu priest worships idols of Hindu god Krishna and his consort Radha during Janmashtami festival celebrations at the ISKON temple in Jammu. (AP)
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