With one of Mumbai's most vibrant event of the year- Dahi Handi, taking place today on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, many organisers have geared up to priortise safety of people taking part in a pyramid formation.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna.
Six persons were killed and 27 others sustained injuries in a stampede at a temple in Deganga area of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal on Friday morning, police said.
The auspicious day Janmashtami is yet to arrive but people in the country are already soaked in religious fervour.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the nation on the commencement of Kumbh Mela, which is believed to be the world's biggest religious festival, spanning over the next 50 days.
Amid tight security, the 55-day long Kumbh Mela commenced with the Shahi Snan of Akharas at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.