Jammu celebrates Janamashtami with great pomp and fanfare

Jammu, Sep 3: The Winter Capital of Jammu and Kashmir, famous as ‘City of Temples’ on Monday gave a festive look as people celebrated Krishna Janmashtami with great pomp and fanfare amid chants of ‘hare rama hare krishna’.

Devotees thronged to the Shri Raghunath Temple and also at famous Lord Krishna Temple situated at Rani Park area to offer prayers despite showers.

However, special security arrangements were made in all the temples in view of the festival.

Enthusiastic people carrying flowers, idols of Lord Krishna visited the holy places and offered prayers amid chants of ‘Hare Krishna Hare Rama, Hare Rama Hare Hare.’

Meanwhile children attired as Lord Krishna took part in cultural items and ‘jhankis’ taken out at various places and women folk singing ‘bhakti songs’ equally participated in the celebrations.

A colourful procession was also taken out on the eve of Janamashtami while a major function will be held at ISKON temple.

A kite flying also marked the celebration of Janamashtami.

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