As India celebrates Janmashtami, President Kovind, PM Modi extend their greetings

As the country celebrates the birth of Krishna incarnated to revive Dharma, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation. The birthday of Lord Krishna on the eighth day of the month of Bhadra mostly falls in the months of August or September as per the Western calendar.

Taking to his twitter handle, President Kovind wished people a joyous day full of festivities and celebrations. “Greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens on Janmashtami. As we reflect upon the timeless teachings of Lord Krishna, may this be a joyous day full of festivities and celebrations for all of us,” the President tweeted.

Prime Minister Modi, who is in the UAE to receive the highest civilian award of the country, also conveyed his wishes. In his tweet he said, “Janmashtami greetings to everyone! May the blessings of Bhagwan Shri Krishna always bring happiness and good health in our lives. Jai Shri Krishna!”, the Prime Minister tweeted.

As per the Hindu calendar, Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born on the
The festival is celebrated by offering prayers to Lord Krishna. An idol of infant Krishna over a beautifully decorated swing is often the centre of festivities with dance and music performances and Dahi Handi competition being organised at different places.

A grand celebration, ‘Shri Krishnotsav’, is being organised in Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami from August 23 to August 25. Besides Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other ministers from the Uttar Pradesh government, BJP MP from Mathura constituency, Hema Malini, will also take part in the celebrations.

A procession of around 1000 artistes from different parts of the country has also been planned in Madhura to add colours to the festival.


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