Sarvam Krishnarppanam – Janmastami – Lord Krishna

Sarvam Krishnarppanam – Janmastami – Lord Krishna

Posted: Augest 23, 2019/ Under: Uncategorized / By :admin

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Many songs of Krishna  have mesmerized us. Gita Upadesh is the main theme of the life. One who follow it, definitely will get success.

Krishna Jayanthi is an important festival among the Hindu community in India and across the world. Janmashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, who is the 8th avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna is one of the most loved and celebrated Gods in the Hindu mythology primarily because of his appearance as a Baby in most of the mythological scriptures like Mahabaratha.

Lord Krishna was born at the midnight of Ashtami (8th day) of the Rohini Nakshatra (Hindu zodiac sign). The month in the Hindu calendar is Shravan and corresponds to August or September in the English calendar.

“Janm (Janam)” means birth in Hindi, Sanskrit and “Ashtami” refers to Eighth. Considering Krishna as the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, he was the 8th son for his parents, Yashoda and Vasudev and was born on the 8th day of Ashtami. Although Yashoda and Vasudev can be considered as Krishna’s parents the mythological reason behind it is significant. Krishna was the eighth child to Vasudev and his princess Devaki. Devaki’s brother Kansa was predicted to be killed by the eighth son of Devaki. As Kansa killed all of Devaki’s children, Devaki took Krishna to Yashoda and Nanda’s house in Gokul, Mathura.

Krishna Jayanthi is another popular name for Janmashtami. However, Sree Jayanthi, Nandotsav, Saatam Aatam and Krishnaasthami are other names for the same fesitval.

The rituals for this festival differ especially between the north and south of India. Devotees of Lord Krishna stay on a fast until midnight, read the Bhagvad Gita and decorate a Baby Krishna’s idol in a small cradle and recite mantras.

In the state of Maharashtra, Dahi Handi is a common and entertaining ritual. Devotees of Lord Krishna form a human pyramid and attempt to break a pot filled with curd or buttermilk. Lord Krishna loved butter, curd and buttermilk, it is believed.

The holy temples of Krishna in Mathura and Brindavan are lit and decorated. Large number of devotees visit the ISKCON temples across the country.

In the southern states, women make ‘flour rangolis’ of Lord Krishna’s footprints marking his presence into the house.

Lord Krishna will be the source of greatness. Let us call Govinda and surrendered him. Do all things in name of Krishna. Always say Sarvam Krishnarppanam. Good things will surely happen.

Sarvam Krishnarppanam.


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