By Dharminder Balach 


On Tuesday night Hindu community of Southern Punjab and Sindh celebrated Krishna Janmashtami, which is an annual Hindu festival commemorating the birth of Krishna, with traditional religious fervour.  A ceremony was held at the Bhagwan Shiri Krishan Temple in Sadiqabad Tehsil of Southern Punjab district Rahim Yar Khan where a larger number of people gathered.

During the festival, people performed the rituals and presented shows in the form of dramas and dance shedding light on the significance of the day. Fasting and a night vigil are part and parcel of the festival celebrations.

Pak Voices covered the event that lasted early morning on Wednesday with the message of peace, love and religious harmony. Here are some of the glimpses of Janamashtami.


A large number of people from Hindu community from Sindh and Southern Punjab participate in the Janamashtami.


A man is seen worshipping Krishna, the supreme God in Hinduism.


Through dance and drama re-enactments on the stage, the life of Krishna is highlighted.


People dance on bhajans or devotional songs at the festival.


Food stalls are set up to serve the devotees and pilgrims.


The youth also volunteers at these food stalls to serve better.


People celebrate the birth of Krishna by distributing sweets at the festival.


Besides performing rituals, devotees also cut the cake to mark the birthday of Krishna which falls in August- September.


Dharminder Balach is working with Pak Voices as a citizen journalist from Rahim Yar Khan. 

All photos by the author