According to the police, at least two people died as a result of crowding during Janmashtami celebrations at a temple in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
The incident occurred at the Banke Bihari temple during midnight festivities.
“There was a sudden surge in the number of devotees on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. People flocked to the complex during Aarti, which caused congestion. This is when the two devotees, a man and a woman, suffocated to death “Senior Mathura police officer Abhishek Yadav said. He added that six other people were hurt and were being treated at a hospital.
It is believed that Lord Krishna was born in Mathura.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier paid a visit to the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura and reaffirmed his commitment to safeguarding and advancing the state’s spiritual and cultural heritage.
“The teachings of Lord Shri Krishna inspire our thoughts, our actions, and our vision,” he said.
“Lord Krishna visited this planet about 5,000 years ago, and his “leelas” are still celebrated all over the nation and the world”, Yogi further added.
Devotees were spotted dancing in Mathura to the tunes of “Hare Rama Hera Krishna.” All over the nation, Krishna temples exhibit a remarkably similar level of enthusiasm.
According to mythology, Lord Krishna was born at midnight.