Now at Patan Sri Krishna Temple people are waiting for the birth of Lord Krishna at midnight and here the environment seems to be so religious. The rhythmic music played using more than 14 instruments is adding extra flavor and people are dancing from the heart. Really here at Patan Krishna Mandir, Nepal I am feeling and I feel no tired and sleepy though it is almost midnight.
I can also feel this historical palace with a proud. It’s true Lalit Kala (Lalit Arts) that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
About eighty percent of the population of Nepal identify themselves as Hindus and celebrate Krishna Janmashtami. They observe Janmashtami by fasting until midnight. They chant slokas from the Bhagavad Gita and sing religious songs called bhajans. The temples of Lord Krishna are decorated, and bhajans and kirtans are sung or played. The Krishna Mandir in Patan Durbar Square, Narayanhiti Krishna Mandir, and other temples of Lord Krishna are the centers for festivities on Krishna Janmashtami. Numerous devotees flock to the ancient Krishna temple in Old Patan Durbar Square to keep vigil through the revered night of his birth. Observances include people sitting closely together, bodies rocking as women chant the many names of Lord Krishna, such as Narayan, Narayan and Gopal, Gopal. Some sing hymns, others clap their hands while some others pray. Crowds of men and women edge their way slowly up narrow steps through the seated devotees to the temple’s dark interior, to where the main idol stands. There they offer flowers, coins, and food, and wait for a glimpse of the Krishna Janmashtami idol. After the temple priest gives them Prasad, they make their way home
You guys also celebrate Sri Krishna Janmashtami, literally, Kanahya would be born soon!
Jay Radhe Shyama, Jay Radha Krishna, Jay Krishna Kanhaya and Jay Sri Krishna.