Janmashtami on Monday

13 Aug 2017, 22:25

Online Desk

Dhaka: The Hindu community of the country will observe Janmashtami, marking the birth of Lord Krishna, on Monday with due religious fervour.

According to Hindu religion, Lord Vishnu incarnated in the universe as Lord Krishna in the prison of Raja Kangsa on this day, the eighth of "Shukla Pakkha" (bright fortnight) in the month of Bengali calendar Bhadra in Dwapara Yuga in order to protect "Dharma" from the hands of devils.

Sri Krishna was born to Devaki and her husband Vasudeva in Mathura to which Krishna's parents belonged.

Hindu community members will bring out processions in the capital, divisional cities and district towns displaying the eventful life of Krishna and hold other programmes on the occasion.

Different social, cultural and religious organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe Janmashtami.

The day is a public holiday.

President Abdul Hamid will host a reception at Bangabhaban marking the day.

Meanwhile, the President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages greeted the members of Hindu community on the occasion of Janmashtami.

Besides, national dailies will publish special articles while Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television and other private TV channels and radio stations will air special programmes highlighting different aspects of the eventful life of Lord Krishna.