Singapore means 'Singapura' (Lion City) in sanskrit.
It is a wealthy country famous for its multiculturalism. It has people
of various nationalities living together in harmony. Chinese, Indians,
Malays, Indonesians are residing in large numbers. Singapore celebrates
Janmashtami festival with lot of fervor. 'Little India' located on
Seragoon Road comes alive with lot of decorations, selling of
janmashtami pooja accessories. Shree Lakshmi Narayan temple situated on
Chander Road celebrated the festival with day long programme. Other
local temples also organized cultural programmes to mark Lord Krishna's
birth. Krishna chanting competition was a unique feature of the
celebration. Indians all over Singapore wait for the birth anniversary
of their favourite Bhagwan Krishna.