Janmashtami celebrated with religious fervour

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, was observed in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir with religious fervour.
The management of some temples organised special early morning and mid night prayers to mark the birth of Lord Krishna, while some organised “raas leela” to re-enact the episode of Lord Krishna and the Gopis.
City market also witnessed customers who bought traditional decorative items: Flowers, ‘jhula’ (cradle) for Lord Krishna and collecting raw materials for special cuisines to fast on Janmashtami, women and young girls left no stone unturned to make the festival a memorable one.
In Habba Kadal area door hangings with pictures of Lord Krishna pasted over them, morpankh (peacock feather), pots containing butter and butter milk were also among the best seller.
The devotees thronged temples and offered special prayers and celebration was also reported from few other places of Kashmir.
Janmashtami festival was also celebrated with festive rituals at their homes and temples.
Long queues were witnessed at Shankaracharya temple and Hunuman Mandir at Amira Kadal where devotees paid obeisance.
Special prayers were held on the special occasion for the peace and prosperity of State.

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