Here is how Nepalis celebrated Krishna Janmashtami and Gaura
Devotees across Nepal on Friday celebrated Krishna Janmashtami, the annual festival of Hindus to mark the birth of Lord Krishna, and Gaura Parva.
Hindus believe Krishna to be one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Vishnu is one of the main deities of Hindu Trinity along with Lord Shiva and Bramha.
According to scriptures, Lord Sri Krishna was born at midnight on the 8th day of the dark fortnight of Bhadra as per the lunar calendar during the Dwapar era. He was born to Vasudev and Devaki, who were imprisoned in Mathura by Kansha, the maternal uncle of Krishna.
Devotees throng various temples of Lord Krishna, including the famous Krishna Mandir in Patan to offer prayers and worship the deity as a part of the grand celebrations since early morning.
Likewise, various groups also organise religious processions with children dressed as Lord Krishna and Radha.
Similarly, another festival, the Gaura Parva, was celebrated by Hindus from the country’s mid- and far-western regions.
Women in the region celebrated the festival, offering prayers to goddess Gauri—wife of Lord Shiva—for their husband’s long life and happy married life.
The festival was also celebrated in Tundikhel in the Capital.
Take a look at some of the photos of these festivals captured by our photographers: