Bishwanath Singh: As I had mentioned earlier that Krishna Janamashthmi is celebrated all over the world with great fervor and festivity in Iskcon temples situated there when People at large who observe fast for the day or others go & have a look-up to the deities of Lord Krishna in those temples ,worship there, offer some fruits and sweets and after midnight colorful function, they go for community dinner as Prasad.I had described the story that is related with birth of Lord Krishna esrlier.Let us have a look-up to the story related to his childhood & youth!Since 1966, the Krishna-bhakti movement has also spread outside India. This is largely due to the Hare Krishna movement, the largest part of which is the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and for that credit should go to our great saint His Holiness Swami Prabhupad for his untiring efforts. Krishnology is a term coined to highlight parallels between Krishnaism in Vaishnava theology and Christological dogma in Christianity. Nand Ji was the head of a community of cow-herders, and he settled in Vrindavana. The stories of Krishna's childhood and youth tell how he became a cow herder, his mischievous pranks as Makhan Chor (butter thief), his foiling of attempts to take his life, and his role as a protector of the people of Vrindavana. Krishna is said to have killed the demons like Putana, sent by Kamsa for Krishna's life. He tamed the serpent Kāliyā, who previously poisoned the waters of Yamuna river, thus leading to the death of the cowherds. In Hindu art, Krishna is often depicted dancing on the multi-hooded Kāliyā. Krishna is believed to have lifted the Govardhana hill and taught Indra, the king of the devas and rain, a lesson to protect native people of Vrindavana from persecution by Indra and prevent the devastation of the pasture land of Govardhan. Indra had too much pride and was angry when Krishna advised the people of Vrindavana to take care of their animals and their environment that provide them with all their necessities, instead of worshipping Indra annually by spending their resources. In the view of some, the spiritual movement started by Krishna had something in it which went against the orthodox forms of worship of the Vedic gods such as Indra. The stories of his play with the gopis (milkmaids) of Vrindavana, especially Radha (daughter of Vrishbhanu, one of the original residents of Vrindavan) became known as the Rasa lila and were romanticized in the poetry of Jayadeva, author of the Gita Govinda. These became important as part of the development of the Krishna bhakti traditions worshiping Radha Krishna Let us all join to pay our humble obeisance to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna and seek His bliss for well-being of all living creatures of the world and that will be our true homage to Him!
Let us all join to pay our humble obeisance to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna and seek His bliss for well-being of all living creatures of the world and that will be our true homage to Him!
Bishwanath Singh: Let me convey my heartiest greetings to all of my friends on the eve of Krishna Janamashtmi that will be celebrated with great festivity tonight and wish you to go through my Profile Page and read very carefully significance of Krishna Janamasthmi and story related with childhood & youth of Lord Krishna whose birth anniversary will be celebrated with great ferver and festivity all over the world in Iskcon temples located there with main function at Mathura and Vrindavan of Uttar Pradesh State of India!
Bishwanath Singh: Let us all join to pay our humble obeisance to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna and seek His bliss for well-being of all living creatures of the world and that will be our true homage to Him!
(As flashed on my Profile Page of the f.b on the 1st of September 2010)