The Hindu community of the country will celebrate Janmashtami, marking the birth of Lord Krishna, on Tuesday 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.
The day is a public holiday.
Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages greeted the members of the Hindu community on the occasion.
In his message, the President said, “ Economy including employment, business and lifestyle is facing a serious threat across the globe due to coronavirus pandemic. The people of the country should come forward to extend help to the government in tackling the coronavirus situation. All will have to abide by the health guidelines.”
“I call upon the followers of all religions to strengthen the existing harmony and friendship among them and use it for the progress of the nation,” he said.
In her message, the Prime Minister said, “The world is seriously affected by the coronavirus outbreak while the World Health Organisation (WHO) termed it as pandemic. I urge the members of the Hindu community to celebrate Janmashtami maintaining social distance.”
She also wished happiness, welfare and peace of the citizens of the country.
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.