KATHMANDU: Hindus throughout the country are celebrating Krishna Janmastami or Krishna Jayanti, considered the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna on Wednesday. The day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna, revered as the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, to King Vasudeva and Devaki of Mathura in Dwapara Yuga on the eighth day of the dark half of Bhadra.
Hindus through out the nation thronged Krishna temples since morning today and offered prayers and offered money, fruits and sweets.
President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav visited the Patan based Krishna Temple and recieved tika from the temple’s priest in the form of the Head of the state.
They observe a fast and sing devotional songs dedicated to Krishna until midnight, believed to be the time of Lord Krishna’s birth.
President Ram Baran Yadav today extended greetings to Nepalis living at home and abroad on the occasion of Krishna Janmasthami and Gaura Parva, which is mainly celebrated in the Far-Western Region.
“Festivals like Shree Krishna Janmasthami have helped the Nepali people enjoy various cultures and languages,” he said in the message.
Similarly, Hindus from the Far Western Region are celebrating Gaura Parva today. Programs have been organized in all the nine districts of the region and in Kathmandu as well.
President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, visiting the Shree Krishna Temple at local Mangalbazaar on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. The head of the state also paid homage to Lord Shree Krishna on the occasion. Photo: RSS