Janmashtami (The birth of Lord Krishna)

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  1. Ignorant

    Ignorant New Member

    Janmashtami(जन्माष्टमी; janmāṣṭami), also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, or Sree Jayanthi, is a festival celebrating the birth of Krishna, an Avatar of Lord Vishnu.

    Krishna (dark, black, dark-blue) is a central figure of Hinduism (Sanatan Dharma) and is traditionally attributed the authorship of the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna is identified as a historical individual who participated in the events of the Mahābhārata. Krishna is often described as an infant or young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana. He is also known as Yogiraj Sree Krishna.

    One of my friends has requested me to tell about the flute of Sree Krishna. On this very special day let us talk about the inner meaning of the Flute of Sree Krishan. In Raj Yoga it is said that human being have seven chakras or nerve coiling throughout the spinal card and the brain. Basically human being is the greatest bodily shape of all livings in this planet because only they possess these seven chakras.

    Now in the Flute of Krishna there are seven holes denoting the seven chakras of the spinal cord. The music plays while blowing the air through the flute. Similarly with the help of the Raj Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Kriya yoga any one can flow power of Kundalini through the chakras. Opening up the entire chakras one can connect himself to the Parameshwar or Krishna. A Yogi can hear the music of this flute all time. It is called Naad. Now you understand the symbolic meaning of Krishna.

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  2. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    This is the birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth Divine Incarnation. It falls on the 8th day of the dark half of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September). This is one of the greatest of all Hindu festivals. Lord Krishna was born at midnight. A twenty-four hour fast is observed on this day, which is broken at midnight. At Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, special spiritual gatherings are organized at this day. Pilgrims from all over India attend these festive gatherings.

    ✒ The Lord appeared when the moon entered the house of Vrishabha at the constellation of the star Rohini, on Wednesday, the 8th day of the second fortnight of the month of Sravana, which corresponds to the month of Bhadrapada Krishnapaksha according to the Barhaspatyamana, in the year of Visvavasu, 5,172 years ago (from 1945), which means 3227 B.C.

    ✒ Study the Bhagavatam and the Pancharatras, & You will know all about the glory of Lord Krishna, His Lilas and superhuman deeds. The eighth Avatara, Krishna, who has become the Beloved of India and the world at large, had a threefold objective: to destroy the wicked demons, to play the leading role in the great war fought on the battlefield of Kurukshetra (where he delivered His wonderful message of the Gita) and to become the center of a marvelous development of the Bhakti schools of India.

    ✒ Sri Krishna is the ocean of bliss. His soul-stirring Lilas, which are the wonder of wonders, are its waves. The honeyed music of His flute attracts the minds of His devotees from all three regions. His unequalled and unsurpassed wealth of beauty amazes the animate and the inanimate beings. He adorns His friends with His incomparable love.

    ✒ His palms bear the signs of a lotus and discus, the right sole of His feet of a flag, lotus, Thunder bolt, an iron goad, barley seed, and the Swastika. His left sole has the rainbow, triangle, water-pot, crescent, sky, fish, and a cow’s footprint. His Form is composed of condensed universal consciousness and bliss. His Body pervades the entire cosmos.

    ✒ Krishna has played various roles during His stay in the world. He was Arjuna’s charioteer. He was an excellent statesman. He was a master musician; he gave lessons even to Narada in the art of playing the veena. The music of His flute thrilled the hearts of the Gopis and everyone else. He was a cowherd in Brindavan and Gokul. He exhibited miraculous powers even as a child. He killed many demons. He revealed His Comic Form to His mother, Yasoda. He performed the Rasa Lila, the secret of which can only be understood by devotees like Narada, Gauranga, Radha and the Gopis. He taught the supreme Truth of Yoga, Bhakti and Vedanta to Arjuna and Uddhava. He had mastered every one of the sixty-four fine arts. For all these reasons He is regarded as a full and complete manifestation of God.

    ✒ The greatest manifestations are called Incarnations proper. Rishis, Munis, prophets, sons of God and messengers of God are minor manifestations. The Incarnations usually come with their particular or favorite groups or companions. Lord Rama came with Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna. Lord Krishna came with Balarama, Devas and Rishis. Sanaka came with Sanandana, Sanatkumara and Sanatsujata. Some, like Sri Shankara and Ramanuja, come as teachers and spiritual leaders. Some, like Chaitanya, are born to instill devotion in the hearts of people and turn their minds towards God. The Incarnations proper, like Krishna, come only when there is widespread catastrophe in the world.

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