Janmashtami celebration is being celebrated with great religious fervour in Jaipur at Govind Devji Temple in City Palace complex. The temple has been elaborately decorated and the idols of Radha Rani and Govind ji have been placed in a swing.
Thousands of devotees and worshipers are visiting the temple that celebrates the festival to witness dances, devotional singing, ecstatic music both classical and folk formats amid the sounds of temple bells. During the festival, temple displays Gwal Jhanki at 5.45 pm, Sandhya Jhanki at 6.30 pm and Shayan Jhanki at 9.30 pm.
At homes, Janmashtami is one of prayer and fasting till midnight with the idol of the lord Krishna is placed in a cradle and rocked. In many houses milk delicacies like cheer, srikhand, and pedha are made and offered to Lord Krishna.
Bengalis in Jaipur, along with fasting and worship until midnight celebrates Janmashtami as Nanda Utsav to remember Krishna's foster parents Nanda and Yashoda.
In some other Krishna temples all over narrate the life story of lord Krishna and recite his teachings through Bagdad Gait verses in Sanskrit. On temple premises Krishna Leela or the plays depicting scenes from Krishna's life, especially childhood, are performed.
In all Hindu temples of the city, at midnight, when Lord Krishna was believed to have taken birth, a special 'aarti' is performed and thereafter people break their fast. The reverence and devotion to the Lord Krishna is same everywhere as He is the most loved and celebrated God of the Hindus.