In pictures: Janmashtami festival near Watford
- 28 August 2013
- From the section Beds, Herts & Bucks
Hindus celebrate Lord Krishna's birthday at the Janmashtami festival near Watford.
More than 70,000 Hindus are expected to celebrate Lord Krishna's birthday at the Janmashtami festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor, near Watford, this week.
Laxmipriya Patel, dressed as Lord Krishna, attended with her sister Mohini Patel, who was dressed as Lord Krishna's devotee Radharani.
The celebrations were held at Bhaktivedanta Manor, which was donated to the Hare Krishna movement by Beatle George Harrison 40 years ago.
About 40 monks live on the site in Aldenham, which has a theological college, farm, cow sanctuary, school and a memorial garden named after George Harrison.
Devotees sang the Hare Krishna mantra during the celebrations.