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Having an offspring is considered as one of the greatest blessings of life. It is also regarded as the principal purpose of marriage and family life. The intense emotions of the parents who bring a new life into existence and hold it close to their hearts, are something which cannot at all be described but can only be experienced. Children are considered the most precious gifts of the Almighty. Many are the reasons for people longing for progeny. Children satisfy the emotional needs of the parents and elders, while also continuing the family tree and the lineage. While babies in general are welcomed by parents with immense joy, even in this changed modern times, male progeny have their own special appeal due to various religious and cultural reasons.
This hymn invokes Lord Krishna as a baby. Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was a born prodigy and an exceptional genius. His childish pranks were as loveable, as his heroic feats were admirable. Hence this adorable baby, became an object of worship right from his birth. It is believed that the chanting of this sloka, which describes the divine beauty and grace of Krishna, with faith can get the blessings of the benevolent Lord and bestow the devotees with male progeny.
The verses of this sloka (hymn) describe the beauty of Lord Krishna’s childhood appearance.
Lambaalakam lambhitha haara yashtim
Shrunkaara leelaankitha dantapanktim
bimbaadharam chaaruvishaala netram
baalam mukundam manasa smaraami
My mind remembers that Beautiful Bala Mukundan, who has long curly hair, who wears a Long Garland, whose rows of teeth reflect an enchanting smile, whose lips are lovely like Bimba fruits; and whose eyes are wide and lovely.
Those who aspire for male progeny are recommended to chant this sloka (hymn) on the eve of Krishna Jayanti; this can impart the blessings of Lord Krishna.
The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.