Jammu & Kashmir

Janamashtami celebrated in Kashmir amid tight security arrangements

Janmashtami procession in Srinagar.

Srinagar:: Janmashtami organized by the Pandit community was celebrated in Kashmir on Monday.

The procession was taken took out from Iskon Temple Kath Shala and passed through Zaindar Mohalla, Shaheed Gunj, Lalchowk, Regal Chowk, Hari Singh High Street amid tight security arrangements.

Talking to Kashmir News Observer Pandith Patit Pawan Chetan Das thanked people and the administration for making the festival successful.

“We are thankful to all Kashmiri brethren and pray that this brotherhood will continue forever in our Kashmir. We are also thankful to security arrangements and administration for this peaceful procession held today,” Das said.

However, the participants were fewer as compared to previous years when the last procession on Janmashtami was taken out in Srinagar.

During the past two years, the procession could not be taken out due to curfew restrictions after the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir followed by the COVID pandemic.

Janmashtami is also known as Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, Janmashtami festival marks the birth of Lord Krishna who is lovingly known as Kanha.

He is considered one of the most powerful human incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Dahi Handi is one of the most festive events of the Janmashtami celebration.


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