Krishna ,the love god

Krishna, the love god

Krishna ,the love god 

Vasudeva sutam devam

Kansachaanura mardanam

Devaki paramanandam

 Krishnam vande jagadgurum !”

Hi all,

I am here with this post as Krishna Janmashtami is tomorrow.Just felt like writing something about this supreme soul.:-). I wish all of you a very Happy Krishna Janmashtami.

When I think of Krishna suddenly,either of the  two images come to my mind, one is the infant Krishna eating butter or the young Krishna playing flute.As I have heard so many stories from our elders about the little Krishna and his pranks ,I always wonder how Mother Yashodha used to manage him !! 🙂

Krishna is the most commonly worshipped hindu diety .Krishna has various names like Govinda, Mukunda, Madhusudhana,Madhava ,Pradyumna ,Vaasudeva,Muralidhara etc.Krishna is always  portrayed as an infant eating butter, a young boy playing a flute ,a young man along with Radha, a young man surrounded by women (gopikas)or as an elder giving direction and guidance.
The stories of Krishna appear across a broad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions.They portray him in various perspectives like a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero, and the Supreme Being.He is also called Krishna ,the love god.

The name originates from the Sanskrit word Kṛṣṇa, which means “black”, “dark” or “dark blue”.Some people also translate” Krishna ” as “attractive”.That is why Krishna also called Manohara(Manam harati yaha saha) which means the one who steals your mind/heart (by his beauty).
Lord Krishna is usually depicted playing a flute.

Krishna was the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudeva.But his foster parents were Nanda and Yashodha of Gokul.Krishna is an avatar of lord Vishnu.Krishna was born on eighth day(ashtami) of krishna paksha in shravana masa.Hindus celebrate Krishna Janmashtami by fasting, worshipping Krishna and staying up until midnight, and offer prayers . Images of infant Krishna(ambegalu krishna,balakrishna) are placed in swings and cradles in temples and homes. At midnight, devotees gather around for devotional songs, dance . Some temples also conduct reciatation of Bhagavad Gita.People prepare a variety of snacks to offer to the Lord Krishna on this day.

The images below are variety of beautiful  brass Krishna idols, each one is unique in it’s design.I own some of these idols and wish to own still more as I just love them. 🙂

 

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The idols below have such an intricate work.

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Balakrishna or infant Krishna images:

” Kararavindena padarvindam

 Mukharavinde viniveshayantam

 Vatasya patrasya pute shayanam

 balam Mukundam manasa smaraami  ”      

Meaning: 

I remember  the infant Mukunda(krishna’s another name) who is sleeping on a Banyan leaf putting his Lotus(we can say as delicate as a lotus) toe(padaravinda) in to his lotus mouth(mukharavinda) with his Lotus hands(kararavinda).

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kalinga mar

 

                                                             Kalinga mardana

 

Krishna stealing butter

Look at this painting!Krsihna looks so adorable,innocent,beautiful…………….!

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 krishna eating butter                                                    

Yasoda-Krishna

 Balakrishna on Yashodha’s lap

Image courtesy: Google image

You can see My paintings of Krishna here

 

A beautiful hindi bhajan of lord Krishna:

Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram
Rama Narayanam Janaki Vallabham
Kaun Kehta Hai Bhagvaan Aate Nahi
Tum Meera Ke Jaise Bulate Nahi

Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram
Rama Narayanam Janaki vallabham
Kaun Kehta Hai Bhagvaan Khaate Nahi
Ber Shabari Ke Jaise Khilate Nahi

Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram
Rama Narayanam Janaki Vallabham
Kaun Kehta Hai Bhagvaan Sote Nahi
Maa Yashoda Ke Jaise Sulate Nahin

Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram
Rama Naraynam Janaki Vallabham
Kaun Kehta Hai Bhagvan Nachthe Nahi
Gopiyo Ki Tarah Tum Nachathe Nahi

Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram,
Rama Narayanam Janaki Vallabham,
Naam Japate Chalo Kaam Karte Chalo
Har Samay Krishna Ka Dhyaan Karte Chalo

Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram,
Rama Narayanam Janaki Vallabham,
Yaad Aayegi Unko Kabhi Na Kabhi
Krishna Darshan To Denge Kabhi Na Kabhi

Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram
Rama Narayanam Janaki Vallabham

 


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