New Delhi, Sep 03: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Janmashtami.
"Greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens on the auspicious occasion...The teachings of Lord Krishna have a universal message - Nishkam Karma.
"May this festival inspire us to follow the path of virtue and righteousness in thought, word and deed," the President tweeted.
The Prime Minister also tweeted: "Janmashtami greetings to everyone."
In his message, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said, the festival reminds us of the divine life of Lord Krishna and signifies the victory of good over evil. Mr Naidu said, the eternal message bestowed by Lord Krishna in the Bhagwad Geeta to perform the duties with sincerity without attachment to results has been a source of inspiration for entire humanity.
The birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated as Janmashtami with great gusto across the country every year.
Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna, is being celebrated across the country today. Devotees throng the temples to offer prayers to Lord Krishna. Mathura and Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh is fully geared up to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna.
Thousands of temples including Banke Bihari Temple, Prem Mandir, Iskcon Temple and Shri Krishna Janm Bhumi Temple have been tastefully decorated in Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna.
Greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. The teachings of Lord Krishna have a universal message - Nishkam Karma. May this festival inspire us to follow the path of virtue and righteousness in thought, word and deed #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 3, 2018
Janmashtami greetings to everyone.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 3, 2018
I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna has a special religious importance in our country. #Janmashtami pic.twitter.com/pui5U6A2tP— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) September 3, 2018