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Janamastmi

This grand festival is held on the eight day of the dark half of the Hindu month of Bhadra. It marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the supreme Hindu deity. All temples in Ghaziabad dedicated to Lord Krishna are brightly decked up during the occassion. People keep a fast all day long and break it only at midnight. In many temples, small idols representing the baby Krishna are kept in cribs. They are worshipped and welcomed amidst holy chanting at midnight, when the Lord is believed to have been born. People worship the Lord in these temples and even pay respects to him in their own homes.