Tuesday, 31 August 2021 | PNS | Joshimath
The festival of Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated with fervour but simple manner at Badrinath on Monday. The temple was opened in the wee hours during Bhrama Muhurt. After the Abhishek of lord Badrinath, the ritual prayers of the morning were conducted.
The evening Arti was also conducted as per the rituals. The Janmashtami celebrations began during the night in the presence of a limited number of people including the priests and office bearers of the temple. The companion of lord Krishna, Uddhav also participated in the celebration.
As per the traditions, the temple Rawal (chief priest) Ishvari Prasad Namboodari brought the Swayambhu idol of Uddhav in the celebrations for some time. The temple complex was also decorated by the Devasthanam Board for the occasion. The celebrations will continue till Tuesday though the scale and attendance is limited due to Covid restrictions.