Reported by: UNB Connect
Reported on: Aug 09, 2012 07:26 pm
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Aug 9 (UNB) – The country’s Hindu community celebrated Janmashtami, marking the birth of Lord Krishna, across the country on Thursday amid festivity and religious fervour.Krishna is perceived by Hindus to be an avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu, who is regarded as the highest avatar. It is believed that all other deities are manifestations of him. Krishna is considered to be a warrior, hero, teacher and philosopher by Hindus. The day's programmes included worship of Lord Krishna, puja, Geeta Jagna, Kirtan, discussions and peace processions.Members of the Hindu community brought out processions and hold other programmes to celebrate the day.The day was a public holiday.President Zillur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Khaleda Zia in separate messages greeted the members of Hindu community on the occasion.
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