Janmashtami celebrated

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MT Online Desk:
A colorful procession was brought out at Elenga in Tangail district on Sunday morning to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Shree Krishna. Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), was one of the participants of th
The Hindu community of the country celebrated Janmashtami, marking the birth of Lord Krishna, yesterday with due religious fervor.
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 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 brought out processions in the capital, divisional cities and district towns displaying the eventful life of Krishna and held other programs on the occasion. Different socio-cultural and religious organizations also celebrated Janmashtami with various programs.
President Abdul Hamid hosted a reception at Bangabhaban marking the day. While exchanging greetings at the reception, the president urged the people of all religions to resist through social movement any attempt of creating anarchy in the society in the name of religion.

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