Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna was celebrated in different parts of the country today with religious fervor and gaiety. In Uttar Pradesh, birthday of Lord Sri Krishna -Janmashtami was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across the state today. At some places the festival of Janamasthmi was celebrated yesterday also. The Janmashtami was celebrated in Banke Bihari and Prem Mandir in Mathura yesterday.
The people celebrated the Janmastami function in their own ways at their places and homes, but main function of Lord Krishna incarnation took place in Mathura at Janm Bhumi today. Various cultural troops and artiste from Bollywood and other places depicted the life of deity Banke Bihari through their songs and Bhajans.
The streets and roads in the town reverberated by Radhey Radhey and the whole atmosphere has become divine. Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place and traffic diversions have been enforced to manage thronging crowd of devotees.