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Janmashtami celebrated with religious fervor in Kashmir

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Srinagar: The festival of Janmashtami was observed with religious fervor in Kashmir on Friday.
Kashmiri Pandits took out a Janmashtami procession in various areas of Srinagar to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna, reports said.
The procession was taken out form Zaindar Muhalla of old Srinagar which passed through DC office road and reached Jehangir Chowk. From Jehangor chowk the procession reached Hari Singh Singh High Street were the Pandits were dancing singing and were distributing sweets. Later the procession stopped at Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar) Lal chowk, witnesses said.
The devotees, including men, women and children, danced alongside the chariot and distributed sweets among the people.
Pertinently, the Janmashtami procession resumed last year after a gap of two years.
There was no procession in 2020 due to COVID-19 while the lockdown imposed in the wake of abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in August 2019 had led to the cancellation of the event.
Hindus celebrate the festival by fasting, singing, praying together and visiting Krishna or Vishnu temples.
The festival is celebrated with great fun and gaiety all over the world by the Hindus owing to the fact that Sri Krishna was one of the most forceful human incarnations of the Lord Vishnu.

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