Lord Krishna

  • From all-girls' groups to Spanish contingents: 15 photos of the daredevil 'dahi-handi' Janamashtami celebrations in progress 4 days ago

    The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated across India with huge enthusiasm. Krishna clearly wins hearts in India from his chubby avatar as a child who stole butter to the charming man who was always surrounded by 'gopis'. The daredevil 'dahi-handi' celebrations in Mumbai on this festival are something that...
  • Greenery depleting in Lord Krishna’s land Vrindavan 5 days ago

    As lakhs of pilgrims throng Lord Krishna temples in Mathura and Vrindavan on Janmashtami, many are lamenting the dwindling green cover in the region. The Braj Mandal, spread over roughly 150 km and stretching from Bateshwar to Kosi and from Bharatpur to Aligarh, is facing both rapid construction activity and illegal...
  • After Ram and Krishna, new krantikari in the incarnation of Modi: Ramdev May 16, 2014

    Yoga guru Ramdev said on Friday, "I said that after lord Ram and lord Krishna, there will a krantikari in the incarnation of Modi that has finally happened. Gujarat has given many great men to India." ...
  • Holi Unplugged: Catch all the celebrations from Vrindavan March 17, 2014

    In this special show of Holi Unplugged, watch all the celebrations at the at the play ground of the Lord Krishna. ...
  • ISKCON to build world's tallest temple at Mathura from today March 16, 2014

    Mathura: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is doing the ground breaking ceremony at Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna, to build the world's tallest temple. It will be a 700 feet high skyscraper spread over an area of 5.5 acres and also have 70 floors. The ISKCON...
  • Delhiites celebrate Janmashtami with fervour August 28, 2013

    The capital on Wednesday revelled in the spirit of Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, as devotees, unperturbed by the humid weather, fasted, feasted and prayed at several brightly decked-up temples to mark the festivities. Men, women and children of all ages thronged the temples decorated with banana leaves, flowers and...
  • Happy Janmashtami! Sushmita Sen's daughter Alisah plays Lord Krishna August 28, 2013

    For someone like Alisah who's got a bankable actor as a mother, playing the role of Lord Krishna can't be tough! Well, we aren't talking about Alisah making a Bollywood debut, but referring to the look she sports for her school function. Sushmita was quick to take to Twitter to...
  • In Krishna's land, Muslims join Hindu brothers in Janmashtami preparations August 27, 2013

    Thousands of Muslims artisans in the region have been working round the clock to make countless bejewelled costumes and accessories for the idols of Krishna and other Hindu deities for the Janmashtami festival on Wednesday. The VHP's controversial yatra from Ayodhya has not had any impact as the Muslims join Hindus...
  • Janmashtami: Emraan Hashmi follows Salman Khan August 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Following on the footsteps of Salman Khan, who is known for celebrating festivals irrespective of his faith, Emraan Hashmi is all set to attend dahi handi celebrations in Worli today. Though he’s not the first from the B-Town to do so, what’s interesting is that he’s not keen on promoting...
  • ISKCON to celebrate Lord Krishna's birthday with pomp August 9, 2012

    Visakhapatnam: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) will be celebrating the Sri Krishna Janmashtami festival with fervor and pomp. The four-day celebrations beginning from tomorrow comprise spiritual discourse, a drama on the incarnations of Lord Krishna, rendition of mantras among other events that will be held at Sagar Nagar on...
  • ISKCON battling fraud, conspiracy charges May 15, 2012

    Bangalore/Mumbai: The International Society for Krishna consciousness, better known as ISKCON, is in the throes of controversy. Members are battling a host of serious charges, the most recent ones includes fraud and criminal conspiracy. ISKCON, arguably India's biggest exporter of Lord Krishna to the western world, is struggling to keep its...
  • Modi's portrayal as Krishna sparks political row April 6, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Portrayal of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as Lord Krishna in a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) advertisement has raked up a fresh controversy, with the Congress crying foul and alleging that Modi will go any distance to promote himself. Modi may be a bachelor, but that certainly hasn't stopped...
  • Gujarat BJP ad depicts Modi as Lord Krishna April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is caught in the centre of another controversy. An advertisement by the Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) depicts the chief minister as Lord Krishna. Published in a vernacular newspaper, the ad is created by Amreli district President Bharat Kanabar. The advertisement also shows the...
  • A love for Krishna that crosses religious lines March 7, 2012

    Mumbai: In India, religion dominates people's lives to a great extent that at times, it dictates people's professions too. However, there are a few times when devotion is not constrained by religion. Abdul Rashid is such an example. The 58-year-old designer is the man behind the beautiful clothes and decorations...
  • Janmashtami celebrations across India September 2, 2010

    Temples in Mathura have been decorated with yellow flowers and lights. In Maharashtra thousands will gather for the Dahi Handi celebrations. ...
  • In Pics: The big Janmashtami bash August 24, 2008

    The birth of Lord Krishna brings on a feeling of togetherness among all. Here’s a look at how young and old celebrate Janmashtami. ...
  • Southern India's celebrates Janmashtami on Saturday August 23, 2008

    Southern India's celebrating Janmashtami but in most parts of the country, the festivities will ring louder on Sunday. CNN-IBN’S Sushant Mehta joins us from Lord Krishna's birthplace Mathura. ...
  • Kerala celebrates Janamashtami on Saturday August 24, 2008

    Trivandrum The festival of Janmasthami was celebrated in Kerala on Saturday, a day before it is celebrated most parts of the country. Every year, Janamashtami is ushered in Kerala a day before the rest of the country, with hundreds of children dressing up like Lord Krishna and Radha. The fervour of the...
  • Jaipur gears up for Holi with bamboos, flowers March 20, 2008

    Jaipur: If you are still trying to deal with Holi inhibitions, here is a dash of the Jaipur therapy for you that might just work — even if a bit of it is borrowed all the way from Barsana. At the Barsana bamboo bash at a three hundred-year-old Krishna temple...
  • Devotional paintings exhibition opens in Mumbai February 8, 2008

    Mumbai: For those who want to spend the weekend cleaning up their karmic cycle, here's some good news. An exhibition of devotional paintings that saw Lata Mangeshkar and other devotees at the inauguration is sure to pep up the weekends of artistic souls. Devotional hangings called the Pichhwais are the traditional...
  • Manish Malhotra now has designs on God September 21, 2007

    Mumbai: After dressing the stars in that 70s look in Farah Khan Om Shanti Om, Hindi cinema's biggest designer has moved on to an ever greater star. Manish Malhotra has turned to Lord Krishna for inspiration. The Radhe-Krishna idol of Mumbai's Iskon Temple now have clothes designed by the man...
  • Janmashtami today | No dahi-handis in Mumbai September 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Today is Janmashtami that marks the birth of Lord Krishna. The devotees of Lord Krishna observe a fast for the entire day today. Many homes prepare butter, which the infant Krishna is thought to have loved. And massive human pyramid dot the skyline across Maharsahtra as Govinda try to break...
  • Swaminarayan: An 'attractive' sect June 27, 2007

    Ahmedabad: Every second person sporting a long tika is an unmistakable sign of a Swaminarayan devotee. The Swaminarayan sect, despite its traditionalist approach, continues to attract young devotees into the fold. At the mention of the Swaminarayan sect, images of controversy are conjured up as were priests with untold wealth were caught...
  • Jeans-clad deity costs priest his job September 19, 2006

    Vrindavan: The caretaker of the Banke Bihari temple Jugal Goswami was relieved from all the responsibilities of the temple on Monday after he dressed the Lord Krishna idol in jeans and T-shirts. Goswami, at the request of some fun-loving devotees, gave the deity on Thursday a "modern look" complete with...
  • Centurion to buy Lord Krishna Bank August 19, 2006

    Mumbai: Centurion Bank of Punjab Ltd will acquire privately held Lord Krishna Bank in an all stock deal, its Chief Operating Officer Anil Jaggia said on Saturday. "Our board will grant an initial approval for takeover of Lord Krishna Bank today," Anil Jaggia said. "We have not put a value...