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Little Krishnas All Around as India Celebrates Janmashtami 

Children across the country dress as Lord Krishna to celebrate Janmashtami.

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Lord Krishna is by far the most popular deity from Hindu mythology, and one can imagine the gusto with which his birthday is celebrated in India.

Janmashtami, as the name suggests, is Krishna’s birthday. Notorious for stealing butter, the mythology of Krishna has inspired the Dahi Handi ceremony, where people make a human pyramid and compete with other groups to break an earthen pot of butter and yogurt.

School children are dressed up as the dusky-skinned Krishna and his female companion Radha.

Children across the country dress as Lord Krishna to celebrate Janmashtami.
A student participates in celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna in Mumbai. (Photo: Reuters)
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Children across the country dress as Lord Krishna to celebrate Janmashtami.
A young child dressed as Krishna on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami in Beawar, Rajasthan. (Photo: PTI)
Children across the country dress as Lord Krishna to celebrate Janmashtami.
Students participate in celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna in Mumbai. (Photo: Reuters)
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Children across the country dress as Lord Krishna to celebrate Janmashtami.
Girls dressed up as Radha, consort of Hindu Lord Krishna, pray inside a classroom as they celebrate Janmashtami festival marking the birth anniversary of Krishna, at a school in Ahmedabad. (Photo: Reuters)
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Children across the country dress as Lord Krishna to celebrate Janmashtami.
Children dressed up as Lord Krishna pose during Janmashtami festival celebrations marking the birth anniversary of Krishna in Agartala. (Photo: Reuters)
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Children across the country dress as Lord Krishna to celebrate Janmashtami.
A child dressed as Lord Krishna for a school function ahead of Janmashtami in Bikaner on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)
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Children across the country dress as Lord Krishna to celebrate Janmashtami.
Children dressed as Krishna ahead of a function in Mumbai. (Photo: IANS)
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Children across the country dress as Lord Krishna to celebrate Janmashtami.
Children participate in a programme organised to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami in Patna. (Photo: IANS)
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Children across the country dress as Lord Krishna to celebrate Janmashtami.
A group of children, all dressed as Lord Krishna, to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami in Bolpur of West Bengal. (Photo: IANS)

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