DHaka, Sep 3 : Hindus throng to the streets of Dhaka to celebrate Janmashtami while tens of thousands of brightly dressed families descended on Watford to celebrate the annual festival that marks the birth of Krishna, revered as the eighth avatar of the ten incarnations of Vishnu.
The religious celebration is a public holiday in Bangladesh, where a procession is held in the capital.Participants re-enact passages from Hindu holy scripture using props, body paint and costumes.Some youngsters dress up to resemble Krishna and are carried through the crowd like a deity.
The procession traditionally winds its way from the Dhakeshwari Temple into the streets of Old Dhaka.
While tens of thousands celebrated the festival by holding prayers in the event held at Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple in Patchetts Green on the outskirts of Bushey.
Late Beatle, George Harrison donated the estate which holds the event to The Hare Krishna Movement.
Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple was gifted to us by George Harrison in 1973 and it carries on his legacy of sharing ancient wisdom and cultural richness of the east.