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Krishna Janmashtami 2019

Visit the birthplace of Lord Krishna and discover this ancient Hindu festival

Krishna Janmashtami in Taj Mahal and Agra  2019 - Best Time
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Agra’s residents mark the birth of Krishna with a variety of lively traditions and ceremonial practices. One of them is Janmashtami, which is celebrated according to the Hindu calendar in August or September.

Krishna Janmashtami in Taj Mahal and Agra  - Best Season 2019

According to the legend, Lord Krishna was born in Mathura which is why the main events and celebrations are centered in this city, about 60 km from Agra. The holiday begins in the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple at the exact spot where Krishna was born with the ceremony of priests bathing and chanting mantras.

Best time for Krishna Janmashtami in Taj Mahal and Agra  2019

At midnight, an hour after Krishna's birth, pilgrims come into the temple jostling each other to get a view of the idol and shouting praise the lord.

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