Humble Prenalms at the Lotus
feet of our Beloved Lord.
Birth of Lord Krishna
It was a time when Mother
Earth was burdened with Adharma/Unrighteousness. Unrighteousness had
moved in from the forests into the cities and families.
Kings were fighting amongst
themselves and had become very selfish and were causing harm to
their subjects. Vedas had become more as a ritual and was being
To uproot the wicked, to
protect the virtuous, uphold Dharma, to foster the Vedas and to
re-establish Dharma in the society, our beloved Lord decided to
descent as a Krishna Avatar.
The scene --family chosen
was in prison and in the midst of trouble and calamity.
Kamsa, Prince of Mathura,
loved his sister Devaki very much. On the day of the wedding, as the
procession was going on an Ethereal voice proclaimed that he (Kamsa)
would be killed by the eighth son of the very sister whom he is
giving in mariage. Kamsa immediately puts the couple, Devaki and
Vasudeva in prison. He kills all her 7 children as soon as they are
born. Now the birth of the 8th child is immanent.
In the month of Krishana
Pasha on Ashtami day early morning at Brahma Murtham 3.00 am the
Lord was born. Mysteriously the guards were found to be fast asleep
at that time. The prison door opened spontaneously, the chains of
Vasudeva broke and a basket appeared out of nowhere. Vasaudeva
placed the child in the basket and left Mathura.
There was a heavy storm with
torrential rains at that time and River Yamuna was in full flow.
Vasudeva prayed to Lord
Narayana and unexpectedly the river parted and gave way and Adisesha
protected the child from torrential rain.
Vasudeva reached Nanda’s
house and left the Lord in their house and in exchange brought back
the baby girl born to Nanda and Yashoda.
As soon as he reached
prison cell, the doors closed. On hearing the birth of the baby
Kamsa tried to kill the baby, but the baby was none other than Maya
Sakthi, who flew into the skies and warned Kamsa that the eighth
child was alive and will come to kill him.
Naming of the Lord
Sage Garga named the child
as Krishna as he was dark in complexion.
He was also called Krishna
as it meant ‘One who cultivates/ploughs the Heart’ to weed out the
bad qualities and give the yield of pure Love’ or ‘One who gives
Power of Lord’s Name
Radha & Rukmani
Radha and Rukmani (Lord
Krishna’s wife) were good friends. One day Rukmani had called Radha
to her house. Krishna was away at the time. During their busy
conversation Rukmani offered Radha some milk. Radha, as always,
drank the milk after offering it to the Lord saying Krishnarpanam.
In the evening Lord Krishna
came and He seemed to be in lot of pain. Rukmani was very distressed
and sad at seeing her beloved Lord in so much pain. She saw that
Lord Krishna’s tongue was swollen and fiery red. She asked him what
happened? Lord Krishna told her that it was all due to her fault.
Rukmani was very surprised.
Krishna asked her what did
she offer Radha? Rukmani told her it was milk.
Krishna told her that when
she served the milk she offered it too hot and as Radha offered it
to Him before drinking he had to protect his devotee and hence had
taken on the the burden and had a burnt tongue now.
Everyone knows about Mira
Bhai. She was a queen. She was madly in Love with Lord Krishna.
She would always sing and
contemplate on the Lord all the time.
She would go round the
streets and lose herself in ecstasy singing the Lord’s name.
Her cousin became furious at
her behaviour and decided to kill her by giving her the poisoned
milk. Mira drank the poison saying Krishnarpanam and as she offered
everything to the Divine Lord the poison did not touch her at all.
The above two incidents show
how powerful the Lord’s name is and how he protects his devotee if
his name is chanted with sincerity and Love.
Lord Krishna’s sport
Lord Krishna was happily
playing with the Gopi’s at Gokulum.
Although He was living in
the chieftain’s House He would often go to other houses and drink
milk and butter from their houses. When His mother questioned Him
why he was doing this, Lord Krishna replied saying that the milk and
butter in the Gopi’s house tasted much better than their own house
meaning as the Gopi’s heart is full of devotion and purity, the Lord
is naturally attracted to them.
Yashoda saw Krishna as her
son only (attachment) and not as the All-pervasive Lord whereas the
Gopi’s saw Lord Krishna as the very Lord of the Universe.
His sporting activities with
the Gopi’s are many. He played with them, revealed divinity to them
in many ways, and protected them from many calamities.
He lifted the Govardhana
Mountain, protectected the Gopi’s from many demons and from the
Where there is
Faith there is Love
Where there is
Love, There is GOD
Lord Krishna and the Pandavas
As you all know there were
the Five Pandava brothers-Dharmaraja, Arjuna, Bhima, Nakula and
Sahadeva. All were embodiments of righteousness. They gave
importance to GOD FIRST, SOCIETY NEXT AND TO THEMSELVES LAST.
The Kauravas on the other
hand were selfish and arrogant. They gave importance to THEMSELVES
FIRST, THEN TO THE SOCIETY AND LASTLY TO GOD.
At one time, Pandavas were
lured to a game of Dice by the wicked Kauravas and made to loose.
The Kauravas then tried to humiliate Draupadi, the wife of the
Pandavas in the centre Hall of the Kauravas admist all the Elders.
When Draupadi saw that her mighty husbands could not save her she
turned her mind to the Lord and called upon Him to save her.She
first called Him as Dwarakamayi, Brindavansanchari but the Lorddid
not appear instantly as He had to come all the way from Dwaraka but
He appeared to her instantly only when she called her as Hrudayavai-meaning
the indweller of the heart.
The All Knowing
compassionate Lord immediately comes to her rescue and saves her
from this humiliation by giving her boundless clothes and protects
He showed the world that
GOD SHOULD BE CALLED FOR FROM WITHIN AND THE LORD RESIDES IN THE
HEART AND NOT TO BE SEARCHED OUTSIDE.
It was at the peak of
Mahabharata war, with both sides fighting ferociously and the Battle
going on in full swing. Bhishma Pitha the then Commander –in-
Chief was creating havoc on the Pandavas side. At the request of
Duryodhana, Bhishma pledged to kill all the Pandavas the very next
That evening Lord Krishna
calls aside Draupadi and asks her to do exactly as he orders. He
takes her to Bhishma tent unawares. Just as they both were about to
enter Bishma’s tent , Lord Krishna notices the sound made by
DroupadI’s slippers hence asks her to remove them and give it to
Him. Draupadi does so with some hesitation.
She then enters Bhishma’s
tent and before Bhishma could raise his head to see who it was she
falls at his feet. Bhishma notices that the person who has fallen at
his feet is a women hence blesses her with Sumangali namely that she
should die before her husband’s death and that her husband’s should
have a long life.
It was only then that
Draupadi lifts her head and Bhishma realises the mistake. He is now
caught between his promise made to Duryodhana on one hand and his
blessings to Draupadi. He asked her who gave her this idea and comes
to know that it was verily Lord Krishna who had directed her.
Just then the Lord Krishna
walks in. Bhishma realises that it is all Lord’s play and that
Dharma will always win.
He also notices the Lord
carrying something in his arm and asks what it was. The Lord replies
that it was the slippers of Draupadi.
See how compassionate the
Lord is and how protective he is to his devotees.He is ever ready to
help and would go to any extent even taking the slippers for those
who have full faith in Him, who surrender to Him and those who
follow Dharma. He protected the Pandavas as they followed His
command and followed Dharma as their very Breadth. Ou
MESSAGE OF THE
Our Lord out of compassion
gave to the whole world the Bhagavad-Gita -the Song Celestial.
The key message is this
There is Only One
GOD-HE IS OMNIPRESENT
IS in everyone and can be experienced/realised by all in their own
To realise HIM we
need to develop
LOVE FOR GOD
SEE GOD IN ALL,
God bless all