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Janmashtami Celebration in Malaysia


Malaysia has a migrant population of nearly 2 million South Indians. There is a large number of Krishna devotees. Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia celebrates janmashtami on a large scale with nearly 5000 people lining the temple to see the worship. Dances, dramas, bhajans, spiritual discourses take place during the festival. The Indian community celebrates the festival as a day-long affair. lot of ceremonies take place, starting with bathing of Lord's Krishna's idol at midnight, followed by darshan and distribution of Prasad (sweetmeat). Temples resound with continuous chanting and hymns.