Photos: Sri Krishna Janmaasthami

Today, the Hindu community around the world observed Krishna Aasthami, a day marking the birth of Krishna who according to Hindu mythology is the 8th avatar of Vishnu. The following images are from the 17th Century Shikhara-styled Krishna Mandir built by King Siddhi Narsimmha Malla in Patan Durbar Square. This is considered to be one of the most iconic Krishna temples in Nepal.