Devotees in large numbers thronged Lord Krishna temples across the state including ISKCON temple in Bhubaneswar, Sri Jagannath temple and Sakhigopal temple in Puri, Ananta Basudeva temple and Ram Mandir in Bhubaneswar, Khirachora Gopinath temple at Remuna and Neela Madhava temple at Kantilo from early morning. Special rituals were performed at the temples. Special barricades were set up to maintain social distancing among devotees.
Special arrangements were in place for the morning puja. Many devotees observed fast and sought the blessings of Lord Krishna.
Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna. For the followers of Lord Krishna, Janmashtami is no less than a festival which usually celebrated by keeping fast and performing pooja. Like most of the Indian festivals, Janmashtami includes the preparation and enjoyment of a delicious set of sweets and various other food items.