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Grand preparations underway across India on the eve of of Janmashtami


Grand preparations underway across India on the eve of of Janmashtami

Rajkot/Surat/Mathura/ Varanasi Sept 04 (ANI): Grand preparations are underway on the eve of Janmashtami, a festival which marks the birthday of the Hindu deity Lord Krishna. People pray to Lord Krishna on Janmashtami, which will be celebrated on Saturday this year, and seek blessings for a happy and good life.

Long queues can be seen outside Lord Krishna's temples on Janmashtami. In Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna played an important role in the Indian epic, Mahabharata, where he morally guided one of the five protagonists, Arjun, through the battle with his cousins.

Lord Krishna's celebrated life was set in the idyllic state of Mathura in I Uttar Pradesh. The Janmashtami celebrations include theatrical representations of various stages of Lord Krishna's life, from his pranks as a child to eliminating evil forces in adulthood.

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