Krishna Janmashtami and Radha Ashtami is a very important festival in the Hindu culture. This festival is celebrated on the birthday of Lord Krishna every year on the 7th day after the full moon of the month of Bhadra August or September. According to Hindu mythology, Krishna was born at midnight in a prison where his maternal uncle Kansa had imprisoned his parents.

The most auspicious time for the festivities at midnight to sing and pray for the coming of the little god Balgopal. Generally, however, since the morning, the puja begins with bathing statue and collisions with ghee and scented water. For the occasion, the statue is decorated with the little dresses rich garments and precious jewels. Offerings are made ​​of various kinds of fruit, pastries, milk, flowers and incense and mantra are recited containing the 108 names of God, including that of Gopal. The women wear traditional rituals bracelets, strictly red, along with a pendant that depicts the God. The women, as gopis, sing Narayan, Narayan and Gopal, Gopal. The auspicious colour for the day is yellow.

Lord Krishna enchants the world, but Radha Krishna enchants with a single glance. Radha Krishna is the individual soul and the universal soul. Special prayers and pooja are held in temples dedicated to shri Krishna. The relationship between Radha and Krishna symbolizes the unique relationship between God and man. Radha's desire for union with his beloved Krishna is the soul yearning for spiritual awakening. Actually Radha Krishna meditating we realize that there is an individual soul is the soul of Radha and Krishna as Krishna is the life of Vraj.

Radha with Krishna there, not without Krishna. Radha is Krishna. Radha was the daughter of Vrishbhanu and Kirti Kumari Lakshmiji, who in their previous life had received a promise from Lord Brahma that era Dwapar Shri Lakshmi would be reborn and that he would incarnate as their daughter in the form of Radha. And so it was, Radha was born about 5000 years ago in Barsana, near Mathura.

Devarshi Narad saw the newborn baby said to Vrishbhanu that her beauty was divine in nature and as such had to be increased. Wherever his feet will stop the Lord Narayan with all other deities will reside therein. One year during the festival of Holi, Vrishbhanu went to Gokul where Krishna lived in that day and in that place meets Radha, the first meeting of their divine union that become eternal. Radha's origins are obscure. did not you talk to her in the Bhagavatam Srimad either in the Mahabharata, only Brahma Vaivarta Purana, composed later cite as the consort Radha Krishna in the celestial sphere called Golok, intended due to a curse to be reborn on earth as gopis here and reunite with Krishna.

Radha is recognized as the supreme deity of Krishna which he controls with his love and the perfect spiritual life is unattainable without his grace. She is the source of all manifestations of cosmic energy or female Shakti, because Krishna is the source of all manifestations of God. Every human being is in constant search for peace and happiness, and since you do not know how to find them, they are looking through the possession of material objects and the satisfaction of the senses.

But it is only through total devotion to the divine is experienced intimately infinite peace and happiness. Sri Krishna says in the Bhagavata Purana. The mind that constantly contemplates sense objects is irresistibly to revel in the joys of their finished products, and the mind learn constantly remember me is to dissolve into me and revel in me. Radha represents this state of devotion and the subsequent merger with the Lord. The maha-mantra is a prayer to Shri Radha, to engage with us in honoring Lord Krishna his wife.

Krishna was born about 7000 years ago, the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudeva and prince of the royal family of Mathura. At the time of His birth, His parents were in prison because, according to a prediction of the time, the ruler of Mathura, Kamsa, he would have died at the hands of one of the sons of Devaki, his cousin.

Kamsa, therefore, he imprisoned Devaki and Vasudeva and kill all the male children immediately after their birth. Krishna was born in prison, as his brothers before him The guards had the specific task of watching in order to advise the sovereign at the time of His birth so that if the baby was male, could be killed immediately.

At the moment he was born Krishna , the chains of the prison that bound his father fell, the gates were opened which had been boarded up and the guards were immersed in an ocean of bliss so that they could not identify any events or anything of the material world. The birth of God in our hearts and in our awakened consciousness drops the veil of illusions, attachments and identifications, and we can see, live and manifest the true Supreme Reality.

The father of Krishna, Vasudeva , following the instructions in the inner voice placed the baby in a basket on his head and carried him across the river Yamuna , which is divided to let them pass. Vasudeva came to Gokul , in the house of Nanda and Yashoda, a pair of godly pastors to God where the woman had just given birth to a daughter. Vasudeva took the child and put the Lord to its place.

The girl who takes the place of Krishna is maya shakti the great divine power of illusion that always accompanies the incarnation of the Lord. As soon as the child was in the bed of Devaki in prison, cried aloud, waking up the guards that reported the birth in Kamsa. Krishna was born in prison, a fact this which teaches us how God incarnates himself present and in the dark and narrow prison of our hearts, so that we can draw light and regain freedom. When Krishna was born in the basement of the mind of man, man is subject.

Krishna was born as the eighth son of Devaki the eighth stage of evolution, along the spiritual path of ' Ashtanga Yoga is Samadhi . When man attains this state, the Lord entered into his consciousness: the Samadhi is the ability to perceive the reality through the eyes of self consciousness that is awakened; The Samadhi  is the state of awakening consciousness of the human being who recognizes everything that surrounds him as a manifestation of the: identity of essence between me and God; identity of essence between the world and God

Vishnu incarnated on Earth in the figure of Krishna to fulfill his divine duties, as quoted in Bhagavad gita
 to revive and resurrect the Dharma, peace and prosperity. So Krishna has promised to the man who will save him from poverty, pain, sin and its consequences.

Krishna is the embodiment of Pure Love. He is the one that attracts him to the bliss that arouses in the human heart. The presence of Krishna in one's life is the physical sensation, concrete, friendship and intimacy with God. The Feast of Krishna is the celebration of the discovery of his own divinity within.  It is the discovery of the inner voice that guides us always and forever.

Krishna is God who becomes incarnate, that infinite love is manifested as a human being in order to achieve effectively the human being in his experience. Krishna is the consciousness of God in man, but as Avatar takes the body to enter into the life of a human being in order to guide him and take him with His own example to the realization of their own divinity.  Krishna is God that is installed in the heart of each and every one of us as inner guidance. The festival of Krishna, therefore, is not only the party of God that reaches really and concretely the human being to teach the divine life, but is also the feast of every human being in the evolutionary process of its incarnations becomes God.

In his infinite love, God is incarnated in Krishna quality of attraction and fascination that are, in reality, the power of the divine vibration that captivates the hearts of everyone to us and conveys the consciousness human beyond the limits of his mind and His identification with the body.

Jhulan yatra means swing and party; the festival of the swing. And the recurrence of a Lila pastimes between Radharani the eternal companion of Krishna and Krishna, the Supreme God, the cause of all causes in which you do push by his devotees on a swing.

janmashtami radhastami jhulan yatra

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Huellas said...

Buenas fotos con un colorido muy vistoso. Saludos.-

Gowthami Nandigala said...

Hare Krishna!

Woww...kalyan...I just cannot speak how I felt after going thru this post and by looking at the most charming Krishna...

Well described!

Jai Shree RadhaGovind :)

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soujanya said...

Hare Krishna...
Happy Janmastami...briefly explaned....
Pics are amazing cant move my eyes out of them...
appreciate it!

Gopika Ram said...

You have got such beautiful pictures of HIM :) I loved em all :) Awesome.. I just love Krishna :)

Jai Shree Krishna :)

Vardhini said...

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Kalyani's Platter said...

Happy janmashtami ... Beautiful pictures ...