Lord Krishna, the God who taught warrior Arjun the value of karma in Bhagwat
Gita, was burned at midnight on the eighth day of the dark moon of August.
celebrate the birthday of this Hindu God, devotee flock to the Krishna Mandir
at Patan Durbar Square on the preceding day. There, men and women from far away
gather around the 17th temple and sit in vigil waiting for the mid night hour.
Euphoric prayers and incantations feel the air, and small oil lamps are lit as
mark of felicitation and devotion to the deity.