Saturday, August 27, 2016

Why We Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami



Sri Krishnastami or Krishna Jayanthi marks the celebration of the birth of Lord Sri Krishna; the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu . Lord Sri Krishna was born on the ‘Rohini’ nakshatra on Ashtami; that’s why it is called Krishnastami. He is the most adorable, mischievous son, the most romantic lover, the most compassionate friend. And on Janmashtami, devotees celebrate Krishna in all of these aspects. For just as Krishna reciprocates individually with His relatives and confidantes, he responds to the distinct feelings and desires held most deeply in the heart of every single worshipper. is the most adorable, mischievous son, the most romantic lover, the most compassionate friend. And on Janmashtami, devotees celebrate Krishna in all of these aspects. For just as Krishna reciprocates individually with His relatives and confidantes, he responds to the distinct feelings and desires held most deeply in the heart of every single worshipper. Lord Krishna is the most adorable, mischievous son, the most romantic lover, the most compassionate friend. And on Janmashtami, devotees celebrate Krishna in all of these aspects. For just as Krishna reciprocates individually with His relatives and confidantes, he responds to the distinct feelings and desires held most deeply in the heart of every single worshipper. According to our Hindu mythology, Krishna was born to destroy Mathura’s demon King Kansa, brother of his virtuous mother, Devaki. A celestial voice told Kansa that he would be killed by the eighth child of Devaki. Alarmed by the message, Kansa imprisoned Devaki and her husband Vasudeva. Taking no chances, Kansa went on killing Devaki’s children soon after birth. Lord Krishna was born as the eighth child of Vasudeva at midnight. But at Krishna’s birth, under divine instructions, Vasudeva left the prison unnoticed with the baby. He crossed the mighty river Yamuna which was in spate due to heavy rains. Without any difficulty, he walked across the river protected from rain by the mighty serpent Shesha, and reached Gokul. In Gokul, on the same midnight, a girl named Yogamaya had been born to Yasoda, wife of Nanda a herdsman. The babies were exchanged, and Vasudeva came back to prison with the girl. When Kamsa was told that his sister had given birth to a child, Kansa attempted kill the child. But the baby who was Goddess Maya, flew off to the heaven, warning Kansa that Krishna, who would kill him, had already been born and was alive. Eventually, Krishna killed Kansa, and released his parents from the prison, and brought peace and happiness to the common people.

Lord Krishna Pooja At home
The greatest Shri Krishna pooja that a person can do is to read the Bhagavad Gita and contemplate.
• Select a calm and quite place.
• Clean the place and then take a bath.
• Place a photograph or idol or picture of Lord Krishna also of Lord Ganesha.
• Keep a lamp ready. Place some flowers and fruits or sweets ready in a plate.
• Now light the lamp.
• Meditate or pray to Lord Krishna.
• Offer flowers – Tulsi leaves , light incense or agarbathis.
• Chant the shloka – Om Namo Vasudevaya Namah.
• Now offer fruits or any sweet or usual food prepared for the deity. You can sprinkle some water after making the offering.
• read some shlokas or prayers dedicated to Krishna.

Useful mantras on janmashtami
The mantras related to lord Krishna are really helpful for everyone. So, today we are going to tell you about some Krishna Mantras that can make your life beautiful and wealthy.
Om Shreem Namah: shri krishnay paripurantamay swaha
Krishna Maha-Mantra
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

Moola Mantra
Om Krishnaya Namaha!
Krishna Gayatri Mantra
Om Dhamodharayae Vidhmahe
Rukmani Vallabhaye Dheemahe
Tanno Krishna Prachodayaath !

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