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‘Krishna bhakti helps eliminate desire, greed’

Good morning friends.  We celebrated the Janmastami the birthday of our Lord Krishna last September 2.  It was very solemn.  There are a lot of good things to learn with Lord Krishna.  Total devotion to Lord Krishna would help man wash away inner dirt like lust, anger, desire and greed and ego the four sins which makes life miserable.

Speaking on Lord Krishna, the mystic lover’ at Ahmedabad Management Association’s Krishna festival, Pandurang said Lord Krishna is bliss incarnate. Just thinking of his power would lead to purification.

When you think of Lord Krishna, kama or lust is gone and prema replaces it. When sensuousness is handled the right way, desire and possession gets directed towards dharma and moksha. This is the kernel of teachings of the Gita.

Krishna Bhakti constitutes a man’s spiritual bank balance. Krishna bhakti is not spasmodic, not sporadic, not impulsive, and not capricious. It is the cumulative effect of collective penance down the ages.

Lord Krishna cares for his devotees.  He came in the past, comes in the present and will come in the future too.  Krishna is the youth icon with the most commendable personality traits with handsome physique. He is intelligence incarnate, courage embodied with strength unsurpassed. He is unequalled companion. His proficiency is unquestionable, his diplomacy is enviable, his humility is admirable, and his sense of duty is exemplary.

Lord Rama was great, but he is not accessible. Accessible people are not great. Lord Krishna was both. A parrot could perch on his shoulder. A cow can lick the soles of his feet.

Rama was a king, but Krishna was a king-maker. He did not hesitate to play the role of an ambassador to Pandavas. He readily agreed to be charioteer to Arjuna. He helped the Pandavas to grow from rags to riches. He was born in prison but lived like a prince.

Lord Krishna also gives a unique lesson on the qualities of friendship through Sudama Charitra. He established that a beloved friend has to be a man of self control, happy with what he has. The other important lesson is that one needs to stand up to give because someone is coming to receive. Giving is living, is the essence of Sudama Charitra. If we set aside a part of our earnings, we will never lack anything in life and enjoy the status of a dharmik man or donor. – The Times of India 

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Happy Birthday to Our Lord Krishna

Today is the birthday of our Lord Krisha.  We are solemnly celebrating it.  Like we celebrated it last year.  Our celebration is so great that each and everyone of us are praising Him. 

“Happy Birthday to you my Lord Krishna”

Remembering Janmastami 2009

It really feels good to reminish special event which I comsidered very religious one.  Here are some of the pictures I took last year.  The celebration was so nice and very solemn.  It uplifts everybody’s spirit who were also participating the events.  I want to remember this today as it will be the special day of Our Lord Krishna tomorrow.  So everybody can join me in viewing the good memory celebration of our Lord. 

Holy Bed for my Lord Krishan

Good morning friends.  Today is the special day of our Lord Krishna.  It’s his birthday today. Tonight we will have a program in honor of our Lord.  We are going to have  a birthday celebration which will be done at Manav Parival Hall.  We expect that more than 250 people will join the celebration.  The activities will start at 10-00 pm onwards.   We have all the birthday decoration there.  We also prepare some for our kids like balloon, chocolates, candies and others.  At exactly 12-00 midnight, we will be the celebration of our Lord Krishna’s birthday itself.

Lord Krishna's bed

In this picture you will see the bed of our Lord.  It was decorated by us.  Many did the effort to make this bed a good one.  At 10-00 pm, this bed will be covered by a cloth, while Lord Krishna is inside.  At 11-45, all the lights will be turned off.  Only one light will be on.  Channting will be going on.  At 11:59:59, Conch will start and the lights will be turn on.  The flowers will be given to each all there.  they will allow to throw flowers to our Lord.  For those who don’t know the conch, it is a kind of shell that found in the beach.  It is a big snail, a shell which makes a noise.

Happy Birthday to Our Lord Krishna

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Happy Birthday to You

 

Happy Birthday to You

 

          Happy Birthday dear Lord Krishna,

 

                 Happy Birthday to you.

Janmashtami -Birth of Lord Krishna

Janmashtami, one of the most popular festivals of Hindus celebrates the birth of their beloved God, Sri Krishna. Detailed story of Janmashtami or Lord Krishna’s birth has been narrated in Puranas. Please read on to know more about the various fascinating aspects of the legend of Janmashtami as stated in Puranas.

Mathura, a prominent town of Northern India and the birth city of Sri Krishna was ruled by King Ugrasen, a Yaduvanshi ( Belonging to the Community of Yadavs). He was a great king loved by his subjects. He had two children, a son Kansa and a daughter Devki. Kansa was quite cruel by nature, his wickedness knew no bounds when he jailed his father and forcefully became the king of Mathura.

When is Janmashtami? 

Janmashtami 2008 is on August 24th
Janmashtami celebrates the birth of one of the most famous Gods of Hindu religion, Bhagwan Krishna, on the eighth day (Ashtami) in the month of Sravana or Savana. Lord Sri Krishna was born on the ‘Rohini’ nakshatram (star). It is generally celebrated in the month of August-September according to the Christian Calendar. Legend has it that Sri Krishna was born on a dark, stormy and windy night to end the rule and atrocities of his maternal uncle, Kansa.

 

Position of Stars at the time of Birth

It was only on the eighth day of the second fortnight, in the month of Sravana when, the moon entered the house of Vrishabha in Rohini Nakshatra (star) that Lord appeared. According to Barhapatyamana, the month of Sravana corresponds to the month of Bhadrapada Krishnapaksha. Lord was born in the year of Visvavasu, appx. 5,227 years ago.

 

Celebrated for over Two Days

Janmashtami is celebrated for over two days as “Rohini” nakshatra and Ashtami may not fall on the same day. The first day known as Krishnashtami, as the birth of Bhagwan Krishna falls on the eighth day after Raksha Bandhan, which generally falls in the month of August. The second day is known as Kalashtami.

 

Welcome the Lord at Midnight

It is only at midnight between the first and the second day that birth of Sri Krishna took place. The actual festivities begin during midnight in this 48 hour period. The celebration reaches its peak at midnight, with the birth of Lord Krishna, with lot of hymns, arti taking place and blowing of the Conch (shankh), rocking the cradle of Lord. The idol of lord is bathed with Panchamrit (A mixture of milk, ghee, oil, honey and Gangajal). The Panchamrit is later distributed as Prasad to the devotees along with other sweets. While some Fast on the first day and break it at midnight for others the fasting continues for both days. The period coincides with rainy season.

 

 

Legend of Janmashtami and  Rituals and Customs of Janmashtami will be in next post.