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    Default Sri Krishna Jayanthi/ Sri Gokulastami

    Sri Krishna Jayanthi/ Sri Gokulastami

    Gokulashtami or Gokul Ashtami (Janmashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanti) celebrates the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna.

    Krishna Janmashtami is also known by various names like Gokulashtami,Krishnashtami,Krishna Jayanthi.

    Its celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Shrawana of the lunar Hindu Calendar and Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Bhadrapad of the lunisolar Hindu Calendar.

    Some years Ashtami and Rohini star may not fall on the same day, hence celebrated on different days.

    It is believed that Mother Earth once approached Lord Brahma to seek help from the raging persecution and utmost turmoil. Brahma, in turn, requested Sri Vishnu to intervene and restore ‘Dharma’.

    Sri Vishnu thereupon promised to take birth as a mortal and defeat the evil forces reigning on the Earth.

    Yada yada hi dharmasya glaanihi bhavati bharat |
    Abhyutthaanam adharmasya tadaa aatmanam srujami aham ||
    Paritraanaaya saadhoonaam vinaashaay cha dushkrutam |
    Dharmsamsthaapanaarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge||

    Sri Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita, “Whenever righteousness declines and unrighteousness grows in this world, the Almighty reveals His presence! The Supreme, though unborn and undying, becomes manifest in the human form to overthrow and defeat the forces of ignorance and selfishness.”

    Sri Krishna Gayathri Mantra

    Om devkinandnay vidhmhe vasudevay dhimhi ! tannH krishnaH prachodyat !
    ‘om klim krshnaay namH’iti moolmantraH !
    Krishnashtakam by Adi Shankaracharya

    In BG Sri Krishna Says

    patram puspam phalam toyam
    yo me bhaktya prayacchati
    tad aham bhakty-upahrtam
    asnami prayatatmanah

    If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit a water, I will accept it.

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    Last edited by Padmanabhan.J; 23-08-2019 at 09:09 AM.

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