Friday, February 1, 2008

Shri Krishna janasthami

Shree Krishna Janmastami is marked as the birthday of God Shree Krishna in Nepal. The day is also known as Krishna Jayanti or Janmastami. God Krishna is worshipped as the 8th 'incarnation' of Vishnu.

His life is filled with numerous dangers over which he ultimately gained victory. The stories of how he killed, one after the other, all the demonic adversaries- Pootana, Shakata, Agha, Dhenuka, Bakaa, Keshi, Kansa, Shishupala, Jarasandha etc. - has made him the peerless savior of mankind. God Krishna has an important role in Mahabharat as well.

On the day, all the devotees assemble in Krishna Mandir, the ancient Krishna Temple in Patan Durbar Square and other temples with the idol of Sri Krishna and offer prayers, flowers, food, sweets and chant hymns too.


Reference:

http://www.ccsvnepal.org.np/festivals4.htm
http://www.nepalhomepage.com/society/festivals/krishnajanmastami.html
http://www.hotelnepal.com/nepal/program.php?pro_id=16
http://www.odderhojskole.dk/autumn05/vishal/culture.htm

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