PHOTOS| Janmashtami 2020: Children dress up as Lord Krishna to celebrate his birth

Krishna Janmashtmi celebrates the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna. This year the festival was celenrated on August 11, followed by Dahi Handi a day later. Lord Krishna as a child is one of the most iconic child gods in Hindu Mythology, and Lord Krishna was known to be very spirited and mischievious as a child. He has several other names, like Kaanha and Maakhan Chor, he was referred to as the latter on account of his love for dairy products, which he would often steal from his neighbours. This resulted in everyone tying their pots of maakhan high up, so that he could not reach them. But Lord Krishna would form a human pyramid with his friends and still manage to reach and eat the freshly churned butter. Parents in India often dress their children as Lord Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami to celebrate Lord Krishna's birth.

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Agra: A child dressed as Lord Krishna poses for a photograph in the backdrop of Taj Mahal, on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, in Agra, Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020. (PTI)

Agra: A child dressed as Lord Krishna poses for a photograph in the backdrop of Taj Mahal, on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, in Agra, Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020. (PTI)

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Thane: A child dressed as Lord Krishna tries to break an earthen pot (Dahi Handi) on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, in Thane, Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020. (PTI)

Thane: A child dressed as Lord Krishna tries to break an earthen pot (Dahi Handi) on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, in Thane, Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020. (PTI)

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Jammu: Children dressed as Lord Krishna on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, at their residence in Jammu, Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020. (PTI)

Jammu: Children dressed as Lord Krishna on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, at their residence in Jammu, Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020. (PTI)

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A boy dressed as Hindu god Krishna wears a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus as he breaks a pot during Janmashtami festival celebrations in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug.12, 2020. The festival marks the birth anniversary of Krishna. (AP)

A boy dressed as Hindu god Krishna wears a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus as he breaks a pot during Janmashtami festival celebrations in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug.12, 2020. The festival marks the birth anniversary of Krishna. (AP)

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Mumbai: Children dressed as Lord Krishna and Radha break an earthen pot on the occasion of Janmashtami (Dahi Handi), at Dadar in Mumbai, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Owing to COVID-19 crisis, Dahi Handi festivities in Maharashtra were subdued as mandals opted for a low-key celebration. (PTI)

Mumbai: Children dressed as Lord Krishna and Radha break an earthen pot on the occasion of Janmashtami (Dahi Handi), at Dadar in Mumbai, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Owing to COVID-19 crisis, Dahi Handi festivities in Maharashtra were subdued as mandals opted for a low-key celebration. (PTI)

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A boy dressed as Hindu god Krishna wears a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus during Janmashtami festival celebrations in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug.12, 2020. The festival marks the birth anniversary of Krishna. (AP)

A boy dressed as Hindu god Krishna wears a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus during Janmashtami festival celebrations in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug.12, 2020. The festival marks the birth anniversary of Krishna. (AP)

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