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PTI - MATHURA
Published: 10th August 2012 02:29 PM
Last Updated: 10th August 2012 05:35 PM
Krishna Janam Ashtami was celebrated
with great fervour and fanfare as devotees thronged temples in
birth place of Lord Krishna, Mathura, and adjoining areas of
Goverdhan and Vrindavan today.Pilgrims flocked to various temples in the Sri Krishna
'Janmasthan', where special religious discourses, kathas,
hymns and community kitchens were held in the decorated
temples.Bathing ceremony of the deity 'Abhishek' was performed
with milk, curd, honey, ghee and Khandsari amidst chanting of
vedic hymns in Bhagwat Bhawan and Keshav Deo temples.Several pilgrims paid obeisance in the main temples of
Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Mahaban and Baldeo, while others
performed circumambulation of hillock Goverdhan.Meanwhile, security in the main temples was beefed up
today. Beside police and para-military forces, police in plain
clothes were posted at sensitive points of the birthplace.
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