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Krishn Janmashtmi Utsav
Sat, Aug 20, 2022| Free
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This is one of the most important days of the year because it reminds us of God’s boundless kindness on us all. Imagine! Supreme God, Who is self-content and the very form of Divine Bliss, chose to appear in our material world to inspire us to do devotion to Him and thereby attain eternal happiness.
Knowing that Shree Krishna is Bhagwan and is eternally Blissful, what reason could He have for coming in this material world? His only reason for coming is to Grace us. When He comes, He makes it known that He exists in His personified form, which we can easily love and meditate on. He performs His charming leelas and reveals that souls can have a personal relationship with Him. All of His leelas, virtues, names, and forms are recorded in the Puranas and other Divine scriptures and are available for the souls to use for devotional remembrance (smaran). Thus, by coming on the earth, He revitalizes the path of devotion by encouraging us to have faith in Him, and by giving us His names and leelas for meditating on.
To make the most of Janmashtmi 2019, we should remember His Grace on all of us, which He showed by coming into this world. Let’s celebrate Shree Krishn’s birthday the way He would want us to, by chanting His name wholeheartedly and meditating on His form and leelas. Happy Janmashtmi!