Locals enthralled at the grand celebration of Krishna Janmashtami at Akshay Patra.
The birthday ceremony of little lord Krishna was celebrated with great joy in the Krishna Balram temple at Akshay Patra, organised by Hare Krishna Movement under the supervision of President R Govind Das, on Saturday. During the event, Jaipur MLA Kali Charan Saraf, Mayor Vishnu Lata, MLA Aadarsh Nagar Rafeek Khan, President Brahman Community Suresh Mishra, VC Rajasthan University M Abdus Sobhan and more prominent dignitaries were seen celebrating the festive event. The ambience of the whole area was tuned in the pious rhythm ‘Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare’ since early morning with the beginning of Laddu Gopal’s ‘Abhishek’. The mesmerising Krishna Janmashtami celebration was witnessed by more than 2.5 lakh people throughout the day.
During the event, the on-going Heritage Fest was also concluded with the fancy dress competition of kids, where more than 400 children were seen dressed beautifully like Radha-Krishna. During the competition, children recited Shloka, poems and dialogues of the deities.
In the evening, a cultural program ‘Krishnanjali’ was organised to make the event more colourful with the devotional performances of by renowned artists like Mohan Veena Player Pt Chandra Mohan Bhatt, Rajasthani Singer Mamta Bajpayee, Manisha Guliyani from Jaipur Kathak Gharana, Dr Shashi Sankhla from Jaipur Kathak Gharana, Rajasthani Bhajan Singer Manisha A Agarwal, Violinist Gulzar Hussain, Taruna Vyas from Krishna Kriti Nritya Kala Kendra, Kathak Dancer Devendra Sharma and Shivalika, artists from Anant Sangeet Music Academy and Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Sangeet Mahavidyalaya.