• Janmashtami 2016: Here's how India is preparing for Lord Krishna's birth, see picsThe birthday of Lord Krishna, better known as Janmashtami is celebrated with great gusto across the country. Every year people gather together to recite the tale of Krishna – the eight avatar of Vishnu, sing songs in his praise and celebrate Dahi handi. At Mathura and Vrindavan, there are dramatic enactments of Raas Leela that portrays the flirtatious side of this Hindu God. On the eve of Janmashtami, we take a look at how the country is gearing up for its celebration.
  • Janmashtami 2016: Here's how India is preparing for Lord Krishna's birth, see picsChildren enact a drama on the life of Lord Krishna as they celebrate Janmashtami Festival at DAV Public School in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)
  • Janmashtami 2016: Here's how India is preparing for Lord Krishna's birth, see picsSeva Mandal education society of Mumbai conducted a Chor Handi where over 150 girl students were dressed as Lord Krishna. (Express photo by Pradip Das)
  • Janmashtami 2016: Here's how India is preparing for Lord Krishna's birth, see picsChildren dressed as Lord Krishna and Radha for a function during Janmashtami celebration at a school in Ajmer, Rajasthan. (Source: PTI)
  • Janmashtami 2016: Here's how India is preparing for Lord Krishna's birth, see picsA girl looks at an idol of Lord Krishna at a shop ahead of Janmashtami in Jammu. (Source: PTI)
  • Janmashtami 2016: Here's how India is preparing for Lord Krishna's birth, see picsStudents participate in celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival in Mumbai. (Source: Reuters)
  • Janmashtami 2016: Here's how India is preparing for Lord Krishna's birth, see picsChildren participate in a fancy dress competition at a school ahead of Janmashtami celebration in Patna. (Source: PTI)