Posted on Aug 22, 2013
Krishna Jayanthi is the birthday celebration of Lord Krishna, the most endearing and enchanting of all the Archetypes. He is the Supreme personality of Godhead who came on the earth plane to annihilate negative forces that were on the verge of overpowering justice and morality.
Just as we celebrate our birth anniversaries expecting gifts from parents and relatives, participating in rituals to Krishna on His birthday blesses one to achieve bigger gifts of life.
Here is why one should celebrate Krishna Jayanthi
Krishna said “It is not possible to see me as you have done through the study of the Vedas or by austerities or gifts or by sacrifice; it is only by one-pointed devotion (Bhakti) to me and me alone that you thus see and know me as I am in reality and ultimately reach me”.
Story of a Krishna devotee…………..as told by him,
“After finishing the rituals to Bal Gopal, on the night of Janmashtami, I went to sleep. I had a wonderful dream that night. I saw myself in a garden with huge trees laden with fruits and flowers. I was lying underneath a tree, enjoying the cool breeze. Suddenly, a huge snake appeared before me. The extreme state of fear paralyzed me and I called out, oh Krishna. Immediately, a small hand clutched me from behind and the snake got transformed into a garland. When I turned around I saw little Krishna smiling at me. Tears started flowing from my eyes as I uttered again, Oh Krishna. The face of Krishna got blurred due to the tears in my eyes. At that moment my eyes opened and tears started flowing. I jumped out of my bed and ran towards the meditation altar. My Bal Gopal was still smiling at me”.