August 14, 2017
Hindus of Nepal thronged to various temples today on the occasion of Krishna Janmastami or Krishna Jayanti, the birthday anniversary of Lord Krishna.
Some of the country’s Hindu temples have planned various programmes to mark the festival day.
Special arrangements were made at Hare Krishna Dham (HKD) in Budhanilkantha, informed HKD Treasurer Mahaprabhu Kripa Das. According to Das, tens of thousands of pilgrims arrived at the Budhanilkantha temple to take part in the Aarati programme organised by the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Nepal.
Das informed that this programme by ISCKON intends to raise consciousness through Lord Krishna’s Shreemad Bhagawad Geeta.
Free medical camps and food services were also planned at HKD.
On the eve, ISKCON Nepal is organizing various other programmes across the country, including devotional programmes in Bhairahawa, Butwal, Baglung, Birgunj, Biratnager Chitwan, Dharan, Gaur Mirchaiya and Pokhara.
ISCKON Nepal has also planned for various other devotional events that would last till late evening.
On the occasion of Krishna Janmastami, Nepali Hindus offer early morning prayers at various Krishna temples offering fruits, sweets and clothes to the deities. They observe fast throughout the day and celebrate the festival with activities like singing devotional songs, among others dedicated to Lord Krishna until midnight, believed to be the time of Lord Krishna’s birth.