I still recollect and remember the tiny little foot prints mom used to make with her hands and the rice flour this day. Its fun and its a belief that Krishna would come walking into the homes bringing joy, prosperity and ofcourse loads of toys for us kids.
Its no less than the Santa for xmas.
This is one lord filled with myths, magic, mysery and what not. Lord krishna is a friend and close buddy of many a children coz they identify themselves with him. His mischief, naughty deeds are a light hearted but deep meaningful actions that go a long way in to philosophy. Celebrating this nutty naughty kids birthday today is fun and loads of enjoyment.
Look at the celebration and fervour the colour but also look at the politics to grab attention …. Krishna… Radhe …
After eight days of Raksha Bandhan, comes this festival in July-August, when people observe fast throughout the day and take food only when the moon is seen.
On this day Bilndropnd Krishna Ashtmi (August-September) at 12 midnight, Devki, the wife of Vasudeva gave birth to Krishna, in the prison of Kansa, at Mathura. Krishna was an incarnation of Visnu and was personified for the destruction of the demons (Asuras). How Krishna was rescued from the prison is a very popular and interesting legend. Just before midnight, Visnu appeared in the prison ceil, where Vasudeva and Devks were kept chained. Both got up and paid their homage to god Visnu. The God informed that soon after there shall be complete darkness, ali guards will sleep, all doors will open. Then Vasudeva should take away the new born across Yamuna to Gokul at Nand Baba’s house. The god before disappearing said that now he would take birth in person through Devki’s womb as a baby son Krishna! So it happened, Krishna, the newly born personified incarnation of Visnu, was laid by the side of sleeping Yasodhara; who had given birth to a daughter that day.
The two babies were exchanged. Krishna remained with Nanda and Yasodhara and the daughter came to Vasudeva and Devki. When Vasudeva reached back safelv, the gates closed and the guards awakened. The birth of the daughter was announced and Kansa came to the prison. He picked up the new born girl and threw her down on a stone. Surprisingly the girl did not fall on the stone, but flew to the sky announcing to Kansa, that your killer has arrived safely in Gokul. Thereafter Kansa tried all his magical, demoniac powers to destroy Krishna, but to no avail. Ultimately he died at the hands of Krishna.
I dont know why I wanted to post this here but Iam just doing it .. Isnt it interesting that the pope is going green….
Pope Benedict XVI, who is increasingly adopting a ���green��� agenda, yesterday ended a two-day youth rally by urging the young to ���save the planet before it is too late���.
Addressing half a million young Catholics camped out in a sea of tents and sun hats at the shrine of Loreto, near Ancona, on the Adriatic coast, the Pope – dressed in bright green vestments – said that it fell to the young to save the planet from development that upset ���nature���s delicate equilibrium���.
���Before it���s too late, we need to make courageous choices that will recreate a strong alliance between man and Earth,��� the Pope said at an open-air Mass. ���We need a decisive ���yes��� to care for creation and a strong commitment to reverse those trends that risk making a situation of decay irreversible.���
He said water, in particular, was a precious resource which ���unfortunately becomes a source of strong tensions and conflicts if it is not shared in an equitable and peaceful manner���. He also urged the young to adopt family values rather than ���disposable love���.