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Hindus to celebrate Janmastami in Ctg tomorrow

CHITTAGONG, Aug 13, 2017 (BSS) - Members of the Hindu Community will celebrate Janmastami, one of their major religious festivals, marking the holy birth anniversary of the Lord Sri Krishna in the port city as elsewhere in the district with due festivity and religious fervour.

Chittagong Janmastami Udjapon Parishad (CJUP) will bring out a grand procession, which will begin from J M Sen hall premises at Andarkilla Crossing at 11:30 am and will culminate at the same place after parading important streets of the city.

Lord Krishna was born on the eighth tithi of Shukla Paksha (fortnight of the new moon) in Bangla month of Bhadra and he takes birth in ages in the world to safeguard the good and pious people from the hands of sinister forces to establish truth, justice and beauty in society.

The members of the Hindu Community will bring out a grand jubilant
procession displaying the sportive events on the life of Krishna on the first day of four-day long Janmastami function in the city.

Thousands of people irrespective of ages, colour, cast and creed will attend the procession.

The four day long programmes also include illumination of temples, arranging discussion meeting and distribution of sweets, holding Rishi and Boisnab conference, recitation from the holy books (Pabitra Namkirtan), exhibition, scholarship handover among meritorious students and distribution of Prashad, fasting, offering puja, special prayers and recitation from the holy Geeta and feeding to destitute.

CMP and district police have taken up adequate security measures to celebrate the festival peacefully.