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Janmashtami Celebrations in Nepal


Nepal is the only Hindu kingdom in the world, however there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism and Buddhism. Situated between China in the north, and India in the south, it is one of the richest countries in terms of biodiversity. The country has a unique altitude variation and geographical position. Lord Krishna has a number of followers in Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal. On Krishna Janmashtami numerous devotees flock to the ancient Krishna temple in old Patan Durbar Square to welcome Lord Krishna's birth. Women chant names of the Lord,'Narayan, Narayan' and Gopal, Gopal'. Devotees sing hymns, offer flowers, food and coins.