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Janmashtami celebrated with religious fervour in JK

Srinagar, Sep 3: The festival of Janmashtami, commemorating the birth anniversary of Krishna, was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in Jammu and Kashmir with temples witnessing huge rush of devotees since early this morning. Devotees thronged temples to pay their obeisance to Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami.

“Janmashtami is a very significant festival in the Hindu religion and every year, I, along with my family, make sure to pay obeisance at the temple here,” a devotee Paroshotam Lal said. Children dressed in colourful attires as Krishna and Radha while some people celebrated the day by flying kites on their rooftops. On Wednesday, special shobayatras were held to mark the occasion.

“Yesterday, we held a shoba yatra in which a large number of devotees participated and today we have decorated the temple as large number of devotees are coming to pay their respects here,” a priest, Pyara Lal, said.