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Gokulashtami 2023: Mumbai Police issues preventive order for city, check details

Updated on: 07 September,2023 04:18 PM IST  |  Mumbai
mid-day online correspondent |

Mumbai Police said, Gokulashtami Festival is being celebrated from Sept 6 to Sept 7. The order will remain in force from 00.01 hours of 06th Sept to 24.00 hrs. of 07th Sept

Gokulashtami 2023: Mumbai Police issues preventive order for city, check details

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Key Highlights

  1. Police issued preventive orders ahead of the Gokulashtami celebrations in Mumbai
  2. The order will remain in place till September 7
  3. The festival is celebrated in various ways across India

Mumbai Police on Tuesday issued preventive orders for the city ahead of the Gokulashtami celebrations in Mumbai. 

In the preventive order, Mumbai Police said, the Gokulashtami festival is being celebrated from September 6, 2023 to September 7, 2023. Whereas acts of using colored water indiscriminately in public places are likely to lead to communal tension and breach of public peace.

The preventive order was issued by Vishal Thakur, DCP (Operations), Mumbai

The preventive order further said, Whereas, it is considered that it is necessary for the preservation of public peace and public safety to prohibit some acts mentioned hereunder.

It said, it is being hereby prohibited, the following acts throughout Mumbai.

(i) The public utterances of obscene words or slogans or singing of obscene songs.

(ii) The use of gestures or mimetic representations and the preparation, exhibition or dissemination of pictures, symbols, placards or any other objects or things which may offend dignity, decency or morality.

(iii) The practice of spraying or throwing colored water, dyes or powder on pedestrians.

(iv) Preparation and or throwing of balloons filled with coloured or plain water or any liquid.

"This order will remain in force from 00.01 hrs of 06th September 2023 to 24.00 hrs of 07th September 2023," the preventive order further said.

Krishna Janmashtami is a popular festival celebrated in various ways across India, known by different names such as Gokulashtami, Krishnasthami, and Srijayanti. In Maharashtra, people celebrate it with a fun event called 'Dahi Handi.' Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, observes this festival with great enthusiasm.

Hindus all around the world celebrate the holy festival of Janmashtami with grand celebrations. Krishna devotees fast, sing devotional songs (kirtan), and perform other rituals to please the Lord and commemorate his birth. Temples with Krishna idols are adorned with balloons and decorations to mark the occasion of the God's birth.

According to Hindu scriptures, Janmashtami is a special day celebrated to honor the birth of Lord Krishna. It is considered auspicious because of a unique astrological alignment that occurs on this day.

Janmashtami is celebrated all over the country on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Bhadrapada.

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