The festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth of Shri Krishna Bhagwan, takes place during the holy month of Shravan – considered to be one of the holiest months in the Hindu calendar. The occasion was celebrated with great joy at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandirs across Africa and the Middle East.

In centers like Nairobi, the bal mandal actively participated in engaged themselves in various cultural activities like dance, Kirtans and even gave speeches glorifying the life of Shri Krishna.

The finale of the evening at all the mandirs, marking the divine birth of Shri Krishna, was celebrated with the traditional arti followed by swinging of the paranu accompanied with vibrant singing of devotional kirtans.

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