NOIDA, INDIA - AUGUST 24: Students at play school dressed like Lord Krishna at a programme ahead of Janmashtami on August 24, 2016 in Noida, India. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Lord Krsna Comes To Life With These Kids

Janmashtami, or Lord Krishna’s birthday is celebrated with much fervour and joy across India. The flute-playing divine cowherd was the eighth avatar or incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is worshipped in various forms such as a baby, or with his companion Radha or imparting wisdom to Arjuna on the battlefield.

On his birthday, devotees gather to recite bhajans or songs celebrating Krishna, while boys dressed as ‘Govindas’ or little Krishnas play Dahi Handi, trying to reach a pot of curd that is hung high up by forming a human pyramid.

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - 2016/08/25: A boy dressed like Lord Sri Krishna take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism's most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH – 2016/08/25: A boy dressed like Lord Sri Krishna take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism’s most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH - 2016/08/25: Hindu girl dressed like Radha take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism's most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH – 2016/08/25: Hindu girl dressed like Radha take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism’s most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH - 2016/08/25: A boy dressed like Lord Sri Krishna take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism's most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH – 2016/08/25: A boy dressed like Lord Sri Krishna take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism’s most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH - 2016/08/25: Portrait of a hindu boy dressed like Lord Sri Krishna take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism's most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH – 2016/08/25: Portrait of a hindu boy dressed like Lord Sri Krishna take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism’s most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH - 2016/08/25: A man with Lord Sri Krishna take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism's most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH – 2016/08/25: A man with Lord Sri Krishna take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism’s most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Indian children dressed as Hindu god Lord Krishna pose for a photograph at a fancy dress competition on the occasion of Janamashthami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, in Hyderabad on August 25, 2016 Janmashtami celebrates the birth of one of the most popular Gods of Hindu religion, Lord Krishna. / AFP / NOAH SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian children dressed as Hindu god Lord Krishna pose for a photograph at a fancy dress competition on the occasion of Janamashthami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, in Hyderabad on August 25, 2016
Janmashtami celebrates the birth of one of the most popular Gods of Hindu religion, Lord Krishna. / AFP / NOAH SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian children dressed as Hindu god Lord Krishna (L) and his consort Radha (R) pose at a fancy dress competition on the occasion of Janamashthami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, in Hyderabad on August 25, 2016 Janmashtami celebrates the birth of one of the most popular Gods of Hindu religion, Lord Krishna. / AFP / NOAH SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian children dressed as Hindu god Lord Krishna (L) and his consort Radha (R) pose at a fancy dress competition on the occasion of Janamashthami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, in Hyderabad on August 25, 2016
Janmashtami celebrates the birth of one of the most popular Gods of Hindu religion, Lord Krishna. / AFP / NOAH SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
Students participate in celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna in Mumbai, India, August 23, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Students participate in celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna in Mumbai, India, August 23, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A girl dressed up as Hindu Lord Krishna performs during Janmashtami festival celebrations marking the birth of Lord Krishna, in Ahmedabad, India, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave
A girl dressed up as Hindu Lord Krishna performs during Janmashtami festival celebrations marking the birth of Lord Krishna, in Ahmedabad, India, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Children dressed up as Hindu Lord Krishna pose during Janmashtami festival celebrations marking the birth anniversary of Krishna in Agartala, India August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Children dressed up as Hindu Lord Krishna pose during Janmashtami festival celebrations marking the birth anniversary of Krishna in Agartala, India August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NOIDA, INDIA - AUGUST 24: Students at play school dressed like Lord Krishna at a programme ahead of Janmashtami on August 24, 2016 in Noida, India. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NOIDA, INDIA – AUGUST 24: Students at play school dressed like Lord Krishna at a programme ahead of Janmashtami on August 24, 2016 in Noida, India. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH - 2016/08/25: A hindu girl look like Radha take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism's most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH – 2016/08/25: A hindu girl look like Radha take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism’s most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
BHOPAL, INDIA - AUGUST 25: Kids of Jail Inmates performing dance on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, on August 25, 2016 in Bhopal, India. Janmashtami celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapad (August-September) in the Hindu calendar. Devotees celebrated the festival by participating in processions and 'dahi handis', dressing up their children like characters from the story of Lord Krishna's life, and watching or staging re-enactments of scenes from Hindu mythology. (Photo by Praveen Bajpai/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
BHOPAL, INDIA – AUGUST 25: Kids of Jail Inmates performing dance on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, on August 25, 2016 in Bhopal, India. Janmashtami celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapad (August-September) in the Hindu calendar. Devotees celebrated the festival by participating in processions and ‘dahi handis’, dressing up their children like characters from the story of Lord Krishna’s life, and watching or staging re-enactments of scenes from Hindu mythology. (Photo by Praveen Bajpai/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
PATIALA, INDIA - AUGUST 24:: Children dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha on the eve of the Janmashtami on August 24, 2016 in Patiala, India. (Photo by Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
PATIALA, INDIA – AUGUST 24:: Children dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha on the eve of the Janmashtami on August 24, 2016 in Patiala, India. (Photo by Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH - 2016/08/25: Boy and girl dressed like Lord Sri Krishna and Radha take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism's most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH – 2016/08/25: Boy and girl dressed like Lord Sri Krishna and Radha take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism’s most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH - 2016/08/25: Portrait of a boy as he prepare dressed like Lord Sri Krishna take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism's most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH – 2016/08/25: Portrait of a boy as he prepare dressed like Lord Sri Krishna take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism’s most popular gods. (Photo by K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)
An Indian child dressed as Hindu god Lord Krishna looks on during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janmashtami, which mark the birth of Lord Krishna, in Mumbai on August 25, 2016. India's top court on August 17, 2016, has banned children from taking part in a popular but potentially dangerous religious festival in the country's west that sees young boys scale human pyramids. The Supreme Court barred children aged under 18 from scaling the pyramids and restricted their height to 20 feet (six metres) following a string of accidents in recent years. / AFP / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian child dressed as Hindu god Lord Krishna looks on during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janmashtami, which mark the birth of Lord Krishna, in Mumbai on August 25, 2016.
India’s top court on August 17, 2016, has banned children from taking part in a popular but potentially dangerous religious festival in the country’s west that sees young boys scale human pyramids. The Supreme Court barred children aged under 18 from scaling the pyramids and restricted their height to 20 feet (six metres) following a string of accidents in recent years. / AFP / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
JALANDHAR, INDIA - AUGUST 24: A child dressed as Lord Krishna during the Janmashtami celebrations on August 24, 2016 in Jalandhar, India. (Photo by Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
JALANDHAR, INDIA – AUGUST 24: A child dressed as Lord Krishna during the Janmashtami celebrations on August 24, 2016 in Jalandhar, India. (Photo by Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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