Happy Janmashtami 2021 Celebrations Highlights: President Kovind Wishes Happiness, Health And Prosperity To Everyone's Life

Lord Krishna's birth is celebrated as Krishna Janmashtami or Gokul Ashtami. It is being celebrated across the country today.

Happy Janmashtami 2021 Celebrations Highlights: President Kovind Wishes Happiness, Health And Prosperity To Everyone's Life

Krishna Janmashtami Celebration: Janmashtami is celebrated on the ashtami of Krishna Paksha

Krishna Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna who is considered the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, he is the preserver among the Trinity. Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival which celebrates Lord Krishna's birth and is also called Gokul Ashtami. All across the country today, devotees are celebrating Krishna Janmashtami with fervour and enthusiasm. Several leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi greeted people on the occassion of Janmashtami.

Born in a dungeon in present-day Mathura in Uttar Pradesh at midnight to Queen Devaki and King Vasudeva, Krishna is described in Hindu epics as the god of love, tenderness and compassion. He is also praised as a prankster who often used his supreme powers to help others, stunning his friends and family.

Every year, this festival falls on the eighth day (Ashtami) of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in Shraavana or Bhadrapad, as per the Hindu lunisolar calendar. This year, Janmashtami falls on August 30, 2021. Some people will also be celebrating it on August 31, 2021.

Here are highlights on Happy Janmashtami 2021 celebrations:

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Janmashtmi 2021: Celebrations at Birla Temple Delhi
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Devotees throng Krishna Temple of Nepal amid rising cases of COVID-19

Scores of devotees thronged the Krishna Temple of Nepal's Patan Durbar Square even as the Himalayan nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite announcements by the local authorities and repeated warnings from Police, hundreds of devotees still continued to flout the safety rules.

Krishna Temples across Nepal was flocked with devotees as the nation celebrated Krishna Ashtami. Krishna, the dark-skinned God revered as a manifestation of Lord Vishnu. According to Hindu mythology, Krishna was born at midnight on the eighth day of the dark moon of August which is known as Ashtami.

"Love is greatest amongst all and it is a thing that (Lord) Krishna has been able to cast the spell on everyone and brought me here," Sarita Giri, one of the devotees who flocked the temple told ANI.

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Janmashtami celebrated in Bengal

Devotees celebrated Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna, across West Bengal on Monday by following COVID-19 protocols.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar wished people on the occasion.

The ISKCON temples at the global headquarters at Mayapur in Nadia district were brightly illuminated and pujas were held since morning but entry of devotees like past year was regulated considering the COVID-19 situation.

At the ISKCON headquarters, security persons ensured that people entering the temple were sanitised, wore masks, maintained appropriate distance inside the temple hall and stood in queues, spokesperson Subrata Das said. 

The major attraction this year was the offering of close to 400 "Kalashas" (pitchers) to Lord Krishna by the devotees, he said. Daylong puja was also conducted at the Albert Road compound of ISKCON Kolkata.
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Janmashtami Celebrations At ISKCON Temple In Guwahati
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Lord Krishna's 'Abhishek' At ISKCON Temple In Noida
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Janmastami Observed Peacefully In Odisha
Janmastami was observed as ''Atmahuti Divas'' (life sacrifice day) peacefully at the ashrams established by slain VHP leader Swami Laxamananda Saraswati in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Monday, reported news agency PTI.

Saraswati, who was gunned down along with his four disciples during celebration of Janmastami festival on August 23, 2008, by miscreants, had established two ashrams at Jalespeta and Chakapada in Kandhamal, where he had been imparting education and lifestyle techniques to tribals till his death.

Saraswati was killed at Jalespeta ashram and his death anniversary is observed as ''Atmahuti Divas'' by his disciples and VHP supporters.

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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Light And Music Show At Kanpur's JK Temple
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Devotees offer prayers outside Iskon Temple in Bhubaneswar
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Janmashtami 2021: Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina And Other Cricket Stars Extend Greetings
On the occasion of Janmashtami 2021, the Indian sports fraternity, including several cricketers and Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, were at the forefront in wishing their fans. Among those who posted greetings on Twitter on Monday were star cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina.
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Actor Kajal Aggarwal Greets People On Janmashtami
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Mamata Banerjee Greets People On Janmashtami
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Actor Anil Kapoor Greets People On Janmashtami
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Suresh Raina Greets People On Janmashtami
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Actor Abhishek Bachchan Greets People On Janmashtami
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Watch Keto Chenna Murki Recipe: A Guilt-Free Treat For Janmashtami
On this Janmashtami, switch to eating a healthier alternative to your mithai! Watch how to make keto chenna murki and enjoy it guilt-free.
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Janmashtami 2021 Recipes: 7 Healthy Desserts To Make At Home On The Festive Occasion
Janmashtami celebrations are incomplete without a good dose of sweets on this day. Try these healthy desserts to add to your Janmashtami menu.
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Janmashtami 2021: Significance Of Makhan Mishri Bhog (Recipe Inside)
For the uninitiated, chappan bhog is a special Prasad prepared for Lord Krishna that consists 56 sweet and savoury food items. While most of the dishes vary as per the devotee's choice, one Prasad that remains common on every bhog thaali is makhan mishri.
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Minister Piyush Goyal Greets People On Janmashtami
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Watch: India Celebrates Krishna Janmashtami Today
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Janmashtami 2021: If You're Fasting, Please Follow These Tips To Stay Energetic
Janmashtami 2021: Satiate your hunger during vrat by eating dry fruits, millets and sabudana. You can also have rejuvenating drinks. Here are some healthy options to try.
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Greets People On Janmashtami
Extending greetings on Janmashtami, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday urged people to perform their duties with utmost sincerity and to walk the path of righteousness. He also asked people to celebrate the festival in a modest way, strictly adhering to Covid-appropriate behaviour. Janmashtami, Vice President Naidu observed, is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Krishna, who is worshipped as Lord Vishnu's eighth incarnation.
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Greets People On Janmashtami
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Janmashtami 2021: 7 Milk-Based Recipes To Add To Your Festive Spread
Janmashtami is being celebrated today (August 30, 2021). It marks the birth of Lord Krishna. Also called Gokul Ashtami, this day is marked by the Hindus across the country, with a lot of fervour and joy. Besides, food also plays a significant role in the celebration. According to mythology, Lord Krishna was very fond of butter and milk-based treats. Therefore, the occasion is incomplete without traditional mithais (made of milk).
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi Greets People On Janmashtami
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Greets People On Janmashtami
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Devotees At Iskcon Temple In Noida
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Home Minister Amit Shah Greets People On Janmashtami
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Punjab Chief Minister Greets People On Janmashtami
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Devotees Offer Morning Prayers At Iskcon Temple In Noida
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Janmashtami LIVE Updates: Devotees Offer Prayers At Krishna Janmasthan Temple In Mathura
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President Kovind, PM Modi Greet People On Janmashtami
President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Modi extended their greetings to countrymen on the occasion of Janmashtami.

"Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. This festival is an opportunity to learn about the life story of Lord Shri Krishna and dedicate ourselves to his messages. I wish that this festival brings happiness, health and prosperity to everyone''s life," tweeted Rashtrapati Bhavan.

PM Modi also wished people on Twitter.
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Night curfew relaxed in UP for Janmashtami

Night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am relaxed at Police Lines, prisons and other traditional places on the occasion of #Janmashtami, says UP government.

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Every year, this festival falls on the eighth day (Ashtami) of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in Shraavana or Bhadrapad, as per the Hindu lunisolar calendar. This year, Janmashtami falls on August 30, 2021. Some people will also be celebrating it on August 31, 2021.
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Janmashtmi 2021: PM Modi greets people on Janmashtami
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Janmashtmi 2021: Celebrations at ISKCON Surat in Gujarat
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Janmashtami Celebrations 2021: Celebration and prayers at ISKCON temple Noida
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