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Janmashtami Festival

An illuminated view of Birla Mandir on Krishna Janmashtami festival, in New Delhi.

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A child dressed as Lord Krishna poses for a photograph in the backdrop of Taj Mahal, on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, in Agra.

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Children dressed as Lord Krishna at Durgiana Temple on the occasion of the Krishna Janmashtami festival, in Amritsar.

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A girl dressed as Goddess Radha arrives at Birla Mandir on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, in New Delhi.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal perform 'Abhishek' on the idols of Krishna and Radha at ISKCON Temple, on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, in New Delhi.

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Children dressed as Lord Krishna on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, at their residence in Jammu.

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Devotees perform on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, at Gaudiya Mission in Kolkata.

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A boy wearing a face mask breaks an earthen pot (Dahi Handi) on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, in Mumbai.

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A boy dressed as Krishna wears a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus during Janmashtami festival celebrations in Mumbai.

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Children dressed as Lord Krishna and Radha break an earthen pot on the occasion of Janmashtami (Dahi Handi), at Dadar in Mumbai.

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A child wearing a face mask and dressed as Lord Krishna breaks an earthen pot on the occasion of Janmashtami (Dahi Handi), at Dadar in Mumbai. Owing to COVID-19 crisis, Dahi Handi festivities in Maharashtra were subdued as mandals opted for a low-key celebration.

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Priests shower flower petals on idols of Lord Krishna and Radha during Janmashtami celebrations at the Hare Krishna Temple, in Ahmedabad.

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A boy dressed as Krishna and a girl dressed as Krishna's consort Radha play as they get ready for Janmashtami festival celebrations at a residential apartment in Hyderabad.

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A boy gets into playful mood in the middle of getting dressed as Krishna as he along-with a girl dressed as Krishna's consort Radha get ready for Janmashtami festival celebrations at a residential apartment in Hyderabad.

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Children dressed as Lord Krishna break an earthen pot on the occasion of Janmashtami (Dahi Handi), in Mumbai.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath offers prayers on Janmashtami at Gorakhnath Temple.

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Devotees offer prayers maintaining physical distance on Krishna Janmashtami at ISCON temple, in East of Kailash, New Delhi.

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A child dressed as Lord Krishna on the eve of Krishna Janmashtami celebrations, in Amritsar.

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A devotee standing outside the Laxmi Narayan Birla Temple offer prayers on the occasion of Krishan Janmashtmi, in New Delhi.

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A temple is illuminated on the eve of Krishna Janmashtami festival, in Amritsar.

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A priest performs 'abhishek' on the occasion of Janmashtami festival, at a temple in Mathura.

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Priests offer garlands to Krishna-Radha idols during Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at ISKCON temple in Bengaluru.

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An artist gives final touches to the idols of Hindu deity Krishna ahead of Janmashtami festival, in Amritsar.

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Women wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus shop ignoring social distancing norms ahead of the Hindu festival 'Janmashtami' in Jammu.

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Women wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus shop ignoring social distancing norms ahead of the Hindu festival 'Janmashtami' in Jammu.

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A woman holds an idol of Lord Krishna at a shop ahead of the Janmashtami festival, in Prayagraj.

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A vendor sells dresses of Lord Krishna and other items ahead of the Janmashtami festival, during Unlock 3.0, at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.

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A woman holds an idol of Lord Krishna while buying dresses for it ahead of the Janmashtami festival, in Jabalpur.

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Shopkeepers display metal idols of lord Krishna for a customer ahead of the Krishna Janmashtami festival, on the eve of biweekly state government imposed complete lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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An artist from Rajasthan gives final touches to Krishna idols ahead of Janmashtami festival, in Bengaluru.

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A clay artist makes an idol of Lord Krishna and his father Vasudeva as a part of preparation ahead of the Janmashtami festival, during Unlock 3.0, in Kolkata.

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Priests carry an idol of Krishna for 'abhishek' on the occasion of Krishna Janamshtami festival at Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura

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Ram Janambhoomi Nayas Samiti President Mahant Nirtya Gopal Das Maharaj and other priests perform 'abhishek' on the occasion of Krishna Janamshtami festival at Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura.

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RJD MLA Tej Pratap plays dandia with an artist during Janmashtami celebrations at his residence in Patna

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A woman with her child dressed up as Lord Krishna take part in Janmashtami festival celebrations, in Kolkata.

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A child dressed as lord Krishna take part in Janmashtami festival celebrations, in Kolkata.

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Children dressed up as Lord Krishna take part in Janmashtami festival celebrations, in Kolkata.

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Devotees 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.

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Devotees celebrate Dahi handi festival on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami in Mumbai.

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Devotees celebrate Dahi handi festival on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami in Mumbai.

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Youth prepare to form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi handi," an earthen pot filled with curd hanging above them, as part of the Janmashtami festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees celebrate Dahi handi festival on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami in Mumbai.

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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.

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Devotees form a pyramid to break a 'Dahi handi' on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami in Mumbai.

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Residents watch a devotee breaking a pot containing curd hung from a rope as part of celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees celebrate Dahi handi festival on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami in Mumbai.

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Marathi actress Sonal Pawar climbs on the pyramid to break the Dahi Handi during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai.

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Devotees chant religious songs during a procession on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival in Prayagraj.

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A view of illuminated Krishna Janmasthana temple on the eve of Janmashtami festival in Mathura.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat garlands an idol of Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami festival in Kozhikode.

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Students from Kamla Mehta School for the Blind attempt to break 'dahi handi' during Janmashtami festival celebrations in Mumbai.

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Children dress up as Lord Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami festival in Kolkata.

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A child dressed as Lord Krishna at the backdrop of Taj Mahal on the occasion of Janmashtami festival in Agra.

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A man carries a child dressed as Lord Krishna in a basket on the banks of River Yamuna, on the occasion of Janmashtami festival, in Agra. According to Hindu Mythology, Vasudev, protected by Vasuki (the ten-headed snake) walked through the river amid a storm to reach Gokul village.

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A student dressed up as Lord Krishna poses for a photograph during 'Janmashtami' festival celebrations, in Ajmer.

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Children dress up as Lord Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami festival in Chennai.

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Children dressed up as Lord Krishna celebrate Janmashtami festival at a school, in Ahmedabad.

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A school teacher decorates an idol of lord Krishna on the eve of Krishna Janmashthami festival, the birth anniversary of God Krishna, in Hyderabad.

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A school child dressed as lord Krishna cries while participating in a costume contest on the eve of Krishna Janmashthami festival, the birth anniversary of God Krishna, in Hyderabad.

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A school child dressed as lord Krishna cries while participating in a costume contest on the eve of Krishna Janmashthami festival, the birth anniversary of God Krishna, in Hyderabad.

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School children dressed as lord Krishna participates in a costume contest on the eve of Krishna Janmashthami festival, the birth anniversary of God Krishna, in Hyderabad.

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Participants form a human pyramid as they try to break 'Dahi-handi' during a competition on the occasion of Janmashtami festival at Kamania Gate, in Jabalpur.

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Students dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha take part in 'Janmashtami' festival celebrations, in Ajmer.

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Students form a human pyramid as they try to break 'dahi-handi' on the occasion of Janmashtami festival at a school, in Amritsar.

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BJP MP and Bollywood actress Hema Malini releases a devotional album on the occasion of Janamshatmi in presence of Bhajan specialist Anup Jalota and Bhajan Ratna Kavi Narayan Agrawal Das in Juhu, Mumbai.

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A Muslims woman walks with her kids dressed up as Lord Krishna during 'Janmashtami' celebrations at a school, in Patiala.

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A shopkeeper displays metal idols of Lord Krishna ahead of Janmasthami festival, in Kolkata.

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Students dressed up as Lord Krishna take part in 'Janmashtami' festival celebrations at a school, in Agartala.

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