Devotees throng temples on Janmashtami

via HK published on September 3, 2007

Thiruvananthapuram: Thousands of devotees thronged Krishna temples in Kerala on Janmashtami, the day of Lord Krishna’s birth, being celebrated in the state today.

The biggest rush was seen at the famed Sri Krishna temple at Guruvayoor, with people queuing up from the early hours of the morning itself. The temple conducts special prayers and rituals on the day.


Hindu organisations across the state held Shobha Yathras with children dressed as Sri Krishna and Radha. Mythological stories about Krishna were also enacted at several places.

Another event being held is ‘uriyadi’ where children break pots of butter milk – something Krishan is believed to have loved.

The mood was festive in most Hindu households, with traditional sweets like appam and palpayasam being prepared. Patterns of small feet are drawn with rice flour, leading from the entrance of houses to the prayer rooms, symbolising baby Krishna coming to his devotees’ homes to bless them.

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