Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people across India geared up to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna. Though, temples were illuminated and people were seen shopping in the markets, the potters and idol makers said there are hardly any customers and they are struggling to eke out a living. Meanwhile, the ISKCON temple at Vrindavan has been sealed after 22 people, including the priest, tested positive for coronavirus.
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On the occasion of Dahi Handi, we look at some songs from Bollywood movies that captured the essence of Janmashtami over the years...
AbRam was snapped at a Dahi Handi celebration at his residence with papa Shah Rukh Khan in Bandra, Mumbai. Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Viaan Kundra, Raj Kundra, Shamita Shetty, Sunanda Shetty, Ekta Kapoor were also clicked celebrating Janmashtami in Juhu, Mumbai. Jeetendra with grandson Laksshya Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon, Shahid Kapoor, Twinkle Khanna and Tiger Shroff were spotted strolling the streets of the city.
Taimur Ali Khan and Inaaya Naumi Kemmu were spotted celebrating Dahi Handi at the former's residence in Bandra, Mumbai. We have pictures
The birth of Lord Krishna was rung in with religious fervour and gaiety in Mumbai with colourful 'dahi handi' celebrations which saw enthusiastic participation by youngsters. Bollywood actors like Varun Dhawan, Aayush Sharma, Armaan Jain and others were spotted at various celebrations across the city
Shah Rukh Khan had a fun dahi handi celebration with son AbRam and wife Gauri Khan at his residence Mannat in Bandra, Mumbai. We have pictures
Ranveer Singh, Kainaat Arora, Arjun Rampal, Jeetendra, Zeenat Aman among host of other Bollywood celebrities took part in the festivities at Janmashtami celebrations in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. We have pictures
Janmashtami is being celebrated with great fervour in Mumbai today. Dahi Handi celebrations took place in various places across the city at midnight. Here are some pictures
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor along with Aditya Thackeray attended Dahi Handi festivities at the Andheri Sports Club in Mumbai. We have the pictures
Govinda revellers and pyramids dominated the cityscape yesterday
Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty and host of other Bollywood celebs visited dahi handi event in Mumbai to promote their upcoming films. Here's a look...
After much controversy, Govindas climb and dance their way through dahi handi in Mumbai
Rani Mukerji, Ajay Devgn, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit and other celebs graced a dahi handi event organised by Shree Sankalp Pratishthan of Maharashtra Minister of State for Housing Sachin Ahir and Sangeeta Ahir
Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal and Bipasha Basu were spotted at dahi handi functions organised in different parts of Mumbai
The presence of a suspicious looking object wrapped in plastic at the site of dahi handi celebrations caused mayhem at BKC yesterday. Sayed Sameer Abedi captured the mood of panic, and the anti-climax that followed