Images of India : Celebrating Janamashtami…

dhandiDevotees form a ‘human pyramid’ during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janamashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna (Aug 25). The Festival was celebrated with immense fervour across the country. Devotees thronged to key places of worship, including the several Iskcon temples across the country, all decorated with flowers and lights to welcome the Lord. Principal celebrations took place in Mathura-Vrindavan, the mythological birthplace of Krishna, where all the legends of his childhood are set in the Mahabharata.