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In pics: From Jammu to Chennai, India celebrates Christmas

Christmas, originated as the birth celebration of Jesus Christ, is contemplated in myriad ways across the world

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

is celebrated in myriad ways across the world. From Santa's accessories, to glittering decorations and grand feasts, now, is no less than a feeling expressed by people from all walks of life.


Here's how India, the country known for its secularism, celebrated this merry season of  

Jammu

 Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
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Devotees attend a mass during Christmas celebrations at the Saint Mary's Garrison Church.

Srinagar

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
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Christian devotees assemble at a Catholic church to celebrate Christmas.

Agra

Agra, Uttar Pradesh
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Women get a selfie clicked with a man dressed as Santa Claus on the eve of Christmas.

 

Lucknow

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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Devotees offer prayers at the St. Cathedral Church on the occasion of Christmas.

 

Puri

Puri, Odisha
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A sand sculpture created by artist Sudarshan Patnaik  with a message 'Go Green' on the eve of Christmas.


 

Mumbai

Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani with daughter Isha Ambani Piramal during a Christmas celebration and lighting up India's tallest sustainable Christmas tree at the launch of JioWonderland.

 

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Underprivileged school children during a Christmas celebration and lighting up India's tallest sustainable Christmas tree at the launch of JioWonderland in Mumbai.

 

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Hollywood-Bollywood actor J Brandon Hill who dressed himself as Santa Claus celebrates with children on the eve of Christmas in Mumbai.

Mysuru, Karnataka

Mysuru, Karnataka
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Visitors at the flower show at Mysuru Palace.

 

Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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A child touches the feet of baby Jesus statue during Christmas celebrations at Santhome Church.

 


First Published: Thu, December 26 2019. 10:18 IST
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