Kathmandu, August 24
Hindus throughout the country are celebrating Krishna Janmastami or Krishna Jayanti, considered the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna tomorrow.
On this day, devotees throng Krishna temples since early morning and make offerings of fruits, sweets, and clothes. They observe a fast and sing devotional songs dedicated to Krishna until midnight, believed to be the time of Lord Krishna’s birth.
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has 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.
Meanwhile, special arrangements have been made to mark the day at the Hare Krishna Dham in Budhanilkantha.
The deities of Radha, Govinda and Hari are exquisitely decorated to celebrate the birth anniversary Lord Krishna. This day, tens of thousands of pilgrims flock the temple at Budhanilkantha.
The festival has an exuberant mood as this year is being celebrated as the Golden Jubilee of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness. The numerous branches of ISKCON spread throughout the country are also organising a major festival on this day.
There will be different events organised throughout the day and night, said ISKCON Nepal.