Celebration of Janmastami at Akshaya Patra Foundation puri
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Rituals of the birth ceremony of Lord krishna has held at midnight by Akshya Patra Foundation Puri. It is only at midnight between the first and the second day that birth of Sri Krishna took place. The celebration reaches its peak at midnight, with the birth of Lord Krishna, with lot of hymns, arti taking place and blowing of the Conch (shankh).
The idol of lord is bathed with Panchamrit (A mixture of milk, ghee, oil, honey and Gangajal). The Panchamrit is later distributed as Prasad to the devotees along with other sweets.