Hindus celebrated Krishna Janmashtami

KATHMANDU: Hindu devotees across the nation celebrated Shree Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of the Lord Krishna.
They were thronging Krishna temples across the country to mark the festival.
Revered as the eighth incarnation of Lord Bishnu, the almighty was born in Dwapara Yuga on the 8th day of the dark half of the month of Srawana as son of King Vasudeva and Devaki of Mathura.
Hindus, especially devotees of Lord Krishna, fast throughout the day by consuming only fruits and milk products and singing devotional songs dedicated to Lord Krishna.
President Ram Baran Yadav visited Krishna Mandir of Patan Durbar Square and received prasad and tika from the priest.
Thousands of devotees were qued up since early morning to the temple built by King Siddhi Narasingh Malla.
Government has declared public holiday for Sunday i.e. 18.08.2014 to mark this holy day.
Krishna Pranamis and society of Krishna consciousness were also taked out processions on the streets carrying idols and images of Krishna.
Meanwhile, people in the Far-western region are observing the Gaura festival too on the same day.”

Source: The Himalayan Times