Krishna Janmashtami celebrated across the countryOn this day devotees visit Krishna temples and stay up all night and fast to welcome the birth of Lord Krishna.
Devotees are celebrating ‘Krishna Janmashtami’, the annual festival of Hindus to mark the birth of Lord Krishna on Friday.
According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Krishna was born on the midnight of Bhadrakrishna Ashtami in Dwapara Yuga.
On this day devotees visit Krishna temples and stay up all night and fast to welcome the birth of Lord Krishna.
Lord Krishna, whom Hindus believe was born as the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu to protect all human beings from injustice, tyranny and demonic tendencies.
On this occasion, various religious organisations of Kathmandu take out processions with the tableaus of Lord Krishna.
The government has announced a public holiday on Friday to mark the occasion.
Here are some photos of Krishna Janmashtami being celebrated in Kathmandu taken by Post photographer Elite Joshi.