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Meet the little Krishnas

August 18, 2014 08:41 IST

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Janmashtami, which celebrates the birth of one of most revered of Hindu deities, Lord Krishna, is being celebrated across the country on Monday.

The celebration of Janmashtami still carries on with the same fervor, sticking to the traditions of enacting episodes from Lord Krishna's life which are typically fun and playful moments. Deep devotion and elation and strong sense of solidarity is at the heart of Janmashtami celebration.

In general, 'Rasa Lila' is performed everywhere, wherein the life and events of Lord Krishna's youthful days and his romance with gopis or devotees is depicted to the rhythm of dance and music.

Children dress up as Lord Krishna and his companion Radha, and people play games and people perform dances depicting the various events in Lord Krishna's life.

Let's take a look at some young Krishnas amidst us.

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Image: A devotee carries a child dressed as Hindu god Krishna in a basket at the Durgiana temple during the celebrations of "Janmashtami" in Amritsar
Photographs: Munish Sharma/Reuters

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A student dressed as Lord Krishna takes part in the celebrations to mark Janmashtami festival in Chennai

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Photographs: Babu/Reuters

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A schoolboy dressed as Lord Krishna waits for his performance to start inside a classroom during the celebrations to mark Janmashtami festival in New Delhi

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Photographs: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

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A child dressed as Lord Krishna attends a fancy dress competition at a temple during celebrations before the Janmashtami festival in Chandigarh

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Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters

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Students spin an idol of Lord Krishna during celebrations marking the Janmashtami festival inside a school in Ahmedabad

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Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters

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Students dressed as the Lord Krishna (L) and his consort Radha take part in celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Amritsar

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Photographs: Munish Sharma/Reuters

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School children dressed up as the Hindu deity Lord Krishna, wait to perform during celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami Festival in Chandigarh 

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Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters

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School children dressed as Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha participate in the celebrations for Janmashtami at a school in Shimla

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Photographs: Anil Dayal/Reuters

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Children dressed as Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha attend celebrations of Janmashtami in Allahadbad 

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Photographs: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters

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School children dressed as Krishna (left) and Goddess Radha sit in their classroom during the celebrations on the eve of the Hindu festival Janmashtami in Jammu 

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Photographs: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

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