Temples across India deck up to celebrate Janmashtami

Mathura/ Imphal, Sep 1 (ANI): Temples in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura city have been decorated for Janmashtami celebrations on Thursday.

Lord Krishna temples in the town are being decorated with flowers, cut-outs and lights for the prayers.

"On the occasion of Janmashtami, the dresses that have been stitched for the deity are mostly of yellow colour, because yellow colour is the favourite of Lord Krishna. All the other accessories that have been used for the god are mostly of yellow colour," said Ashish Goswami, a priest.

"For the lighting and decoration in the temples, we have kept in mind that yellow colour is used. The jewellery used for Lord Krishna is also of yellow colour; all the stones used in the jewellery are of yellow colour," he added.

The ISKCON (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple in Imphal is also decorated with lights to welcome the devotees.

"We are preparing two days' festival and on Janmashtami day, we are having students' painting competition and a seminar on science and spirituality for peace, and Janmashtami's special Raas leela dance. This year, we have one special item, that is 'Krishna leela'," said Ajit Prabhu, President of the ISKCON temple, Imphal. By Nitin Gautam (ANI)

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