Janmashtami 2023: 8 must visit temples of Lord Krishna in India

Here are some important temples to visit on Krishna Janmashtami this year. 

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Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan

This temple is known for its unique tradition of the Lord appearing with His eyes half-closed. On Janmashtami, the idol is bathed with milk and adorned with new clothes.

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Prem Mandir, Vrindavan

This stunning white marble temple is a new addition to Vrindavan's spiritual landscape. Janmashtami is celebrated with grandeur, including abhishekam, special pujas and procession.

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ISKCON Temple, Vrindavan

The ISKCON temple is a spiritually charged site for Krishna devotees. On Janmashtami, the entire day is filled with devotional activities, kirtans & a grand midnight aarti.

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Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple, Mathura

Located in the heart of Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, this temple is the epicenter of Janmashtami celebrations. One must definitely visit to catch a glimpse of Krishna. 

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Guruvayur Shri Krishna temple, Kerala

Lord Krishna can be seen in his infant form. The day begins with the "Nirmalya Darshanam" and culminates with a grand feast, known as "Madhuram" on Janmashtami. 

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Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi

Janmashtami in Udupi temple includes the offering of "Muddu Annana" (sweet rice), followed by a grand procession through the town.

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Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka

On Janmashtami, the temple is adorned with flowers, and the Lord's idol is beautifully decorated. The festival is celebrated with vibrant & colourful procession.

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Jagannath Temple, Puri

Devotees throng the temple to witness Lord Krishna's birthday celebrations and partake in special rituals and prasadam.

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