Thursday, August 13, 2009

Shree Krishna Janmastami- Sankhu

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Shree Krishna Janmastami
Sri Krishna Janmastami marks the celebration of the birth of Lord Sri Krishna. This festival is also known as Krishna Jayanti or Janmashtami. Lord Krishna is regarded as the 8th avatar or 'incarnation' of Lord Vishnu.It falls on Saptami of Bhadra (August/September).

The birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is one of the greatest Hindu festivals for the Hindus of Nepal. In Kathmandu Valley, the focal point of the festival is the Krishna Mandir in Patan Durbar Square. Devotees gather around the 17th century temple to light small oil lamps and chant as a mark of devotion. As midnight, the hour of Lord Kirshna's birth approaches, chanting becomes more frenzied, and people rush to worship the impressive image of Lord Krishna inside the temple. Patan is covered under our Best of Nepal Tour.


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