City in grip of Krishna fever

Idol sellers have their say, as rate of idols range from Rs 50 to 1,500


Students of Sujan Montessori School dressed as Lord  Krishna on the eve of Krishna Janmashtami celebrations  at Kamakshipalya in Bangalore on Wednesday. DH Photo

Idols of the lord, particularly that of toddler Krishna, were in great demand at the pavement sellers’ counters in the city. Rate of the idols ranged from Rs 50 to Rs 1,500. People were found in large numbers at Nandini milk booths, bakeries and markets to get baby Krishna’s all time favourite, butter.

 To celebrate the day of Vishnu’s eighth incarnation, also the preserver of the Hindu faith, temples in the City have organised ‘ Krishna Janmashtami’ throughout the day until the midnight of Thursday and Friday

The largest Krishna temple in the City, the Radha-Krishna mandir at International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Rajajinagar has organised a host of pooja to mark the auspicious occasion. Darshan will begin at 9 am and continue upto 10.30 pm, a spokesperson said.

Special poojas

Other Krishna temples in the City, the Chinmaya Mission Sri Krishna Temple at Indiranagar and scores of other Venugopala Swamy temples in the City have also organised special poojas, viz Thottilu Seva, Abhisheka Seva and the auspicious Arati seva among others
Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the celebration of Lord Krishna’s appearance on the eighth day of the dark half of the month, Bhadra.

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