Devotees celebrate Krishna Janmashtami around the world

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Janmashtami, also known as Krishna Janmashtami is a religious festival commemorating the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. The festival of Janmashtami holds special significance in India, largely due to the religious and spiritual population present in this subcontinent.

Janmashtami is widely celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and many parts of South India. Krishna Janmashtami is mostly celebrated on two consecutive days. This year, the festival falls on September 2 and ends on September 3, giving people the reason to have a huge celebration.

Here are some wonderful images of celebrations around the world on Krishna Janmashtami.

(Image Credits: AP, Getty Images & IANS)

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<p>Krishna Janmashtami celebrations underway at Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple in Mathura on September 2, 2018. (IANS) </p>
Krishna Janamshtami festival

Krishna Janmashtami celebrations underway at Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple in Mathura on September 2, 2018. (IANS)

<p>Indian Hindu devotees queue to enter the Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple on the eve of ‘Krishna Janamshtami’ festival, in Mathura on September 2, 2018. – ‘Krishna Janmashtami’ is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Krishna Janamshtami festival

Indian Hindu devotees queue to enter the Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple on the eve of ‘Krishna Janamshtami’ festival, in Mathura on September 2, 2018. – ‘Krishna Janmashtami’ is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)

<p>People dressed as the Hindu god Lord Krishna and his consort pose for photographs with guests during the Janmashtami Festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor on September 2, 2018 in Watford, England. Around 70,000 people are expected to attend the Krishna Janmashtami Festival celebrations over two days at Bhaktivedanta Manor to mark the birth of the Hindu god Lord Krishna. The event is thought to be one of the largest Hindu festival gatherings outside of India. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) </p>
British Hindus attend the Janmashtami festival

People dressed as the Hindu god Lord Krishna and his consort pose for photographs with guests during the Janmashtami Festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor on September 2, 2018 in Watford, England. Around 70,000 people are expected to attend the Krishna Janmashtami Festival celebrations over two days at Bhaktivedanta Manor to mark the birth of the Hindu god Lord Krishna. The event is thought to be one of the largest Hindu festival gatherings outside of India. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

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<p>Indian children dressed as the Hindu deity Krishna and his cosort Radha wait in line to participate in a fancy dress competition held as part of Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at a kindergarten in Bangalore on September 1, 2018. – Krishna Janmashtami is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. (Photo by MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Krishna Janmashtami festival

Indian children dressed as the Hindu deity Krishna and his cosort Radha wait in line to participate in a fancy dress competition held as part of Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at a kindergarten in Bangalore on September 1, 2018. – Krishna Janmashtami is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. (Photo by MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A hawker gives the finishing touches to a Plaster Of Paris (POP) idol of Hindu deity Krishna at a road side stall in Bangalore on August 31, 2018. – ‘Krishna Janmashtami’ is an annual festival that celebrates the birth of Hindu deity Krishna. (Photo by MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Krishna Janmashtami festival

A hawker gives the finishing touches to a Plaster Of Paris (POP) idol of Hindu deity Krishna at a road side stall in Bangalore on August 31, 2018. – ‘Krishna Janmashtami’ is an annual festival that celebrates the birth of Hindu deity Krishna. (Photo by MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A child dressed as Lord Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami in Dhaka, Bangladesh. September 2, 2018 (Photo by Mushfiqul Alam/NurPhoto) </p>
Krishna Janmashtami festival

A child dressed as Lord Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami in Dhaka, Bangladesh. September 2, 2018 (Photo by Mushfiqul Alam/NurPhoto)

<p>Indian girls dressed as Hindu god Krishna and his consort Radha, dance in a procession as part of celebrations on the eve of Janmashtami festival in Allahabad, India, Sunday, September 2, 2018. The festival celebrates the birth of Hindu god Krishna. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh) </p>
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Indian girls dressed as Hindu god Krishna and his consort Radha, dance in a procession as part of celebrations on the eve of Janmashtami festival in Allahabad, India, Sunday, September 2, 2018. The festival celebrates the birth of Hindu god Krishna. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

<p>A boy helps dressed as Hindu deity Krishna is helped to break a curd pot during ‘Krishna Janmashtami’ festival celebrations in Chennai on September 2, 2018. – ‘Krishna Janmashtami’ also known as Gokulashtami is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Janmashtami celebration

A boy helps dressed as Hindu deity Krishna is helped to break a curd pot during ‘Krishna Janmashtami’ festival celebrations in Chennai on September 2, 2018. – ‘Krishna Janmashtami’ also known as Gokulashtami is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A visually challenged child tries to break the Dahi handi an earthen pot filled with curd hung high, during celebrations to mark Janmashtami at the Victoria School for the Blind in Tardeo, on September 1, 2018 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) </p>
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A visually challenged child tries to break the Dahi handi an earthen pot filled with curd hung high, during celebrations to mark Janmashtami at the Victoria School for the Blind in Tardeo, on September 1, 2018 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

<p>Hindu devotees parade as they take part in the celebrations of Janmashtami, a festival marking the birth of Hindu deity Krishna, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on September 02, 2018. According to mythology and the Hinduism holy book Puranas, Krishna is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who took birth to kill his maternal uncle the evil king Kansa and free the people of Mathura and other nearby towns from his cruelty and save them from his evil clutches. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images) </p>
Janmashtami celebration in Bangladesh

Hindu devotees parade as they take part in the celebrations of Janmashtami, a festival marking the birth of Hindu deity Krishna, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on September 02, 2018. According to mythology and the Hinduism holy book Puranas, Krishna is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who took birth to kill his maternal uncle the evil king Kansa and free the people of Mathura and other nearby towns from his cruelty and save them from his evil clutches. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

<p>Women from Mumbai form a human pyramid to break the’ dahi-handi’, a curd-pot suspended above during celebrations of the Hindu festival of ‘Janmashtami’. </p>
Janmashtami festival

Women from Mumbai form a human pyramid to break the’ dahi-handi’, a curd-pot suspended above during celebrations of the Hindu festival of ‘Janmashtami’.

<p>Devotees pray at a shrine during the Janmashtami festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor on September 2, 2018 in Watford, England. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) </p>
British Hindus attend Janmashtami festival

Devotees pray at a shrine during the Janmashtami festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor on September 2, 2018 in Watford, England. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

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