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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Krishna Janmashtami 2012 speech and darshan - Lord Shiva comes to Braj to meet baby Krishna!

Real meaning and message of Janmashtami 2012. This is baby Krishna

One of the most inspiring messages and stories of Krishna Janmashtami is when Lord Shiva comes disguised as a babaji (an ascetic) to Mother Yashoda's house, to have a glimpse of Baby Krishna. In this regard, once a pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj explained:

What is Parvati, what is Shiv? They are both Gopis! Both. You see when Bhagwan Krishna appeared on this earth planet, God Shiv was in samadhi, thinking of Krishna and Radha, absorbed in Their love. But when Krishna appeared, the appearance of Krishna is a special happening—not just in this brahmand, but in the universe. Something happens. It is like a wave of Divine love excitement outbursts the whole of the atmosphere. But that could be felt only by the Divine personality. So when Krishna appeared, that wave of Divine love permeated the whole of the brahmand. It reached Kailash and Shiva opened His eyes, “Oh! In whose love I am drowned, the same Personality has appeared! in Braj!” He just got up and rushed immediately, without thinking. He comes to Gokul, there He saw all the Gopis dressed up nicely and they were dancing and singing, and He found Himself out of place. But He was so much in love with Krishna He couldn’t think of decorating Himself. Anyway, Krishna Graced Him, and He had darshan of baby Krishna.

When He saw baby Krishna sitting in the cradle, Their eyes met—Krishna and God Shiv. Whatever He felt, He knows. But that feeling again excited His love for Krishna. In that excitement He began to dance in total unconsciousness. Yet some ecstatic consciousness, to keep His body from falling. His eyes were closed, He was dancing in ecstasy. That was called taandava nritya. Taandava nritya means dancing in total ecstasy in love of Krishna. So, there’s no classical rhythm in that taandava nritya. It’s just nritya, just dance, in total ecstasy. He danced for hours. His Bhava slightly subsided, again He opens His eyes, and when He opens His eyes He sees Krishna everywhere, same baby Krishna smiling everywhere, wherever He sees, in Gopi, in Gwalbal, in atmosphere. In such a ecstatic state, He again was amazed. Just saying, “Krishna jai ho! Krishna jai ho! Krishna jai ho! Krishna jai ho!” He goes back to Kailash abode. That is Bhagwan Shiv.

Here is a very rare, early discourse by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj singing and describing when Lord Shiva came to Braj to have darshan of baby Krishna and his talking with mother Yashoda. This is a very beautiful, important and inspiring Krishna Janmashtami message, story and speech for 2012, and every other year. It tells the greatness of Krishna's descension (avatar) and how we too can experience what Lord Shiva experienced; how we too can meet Shree Krishna like Lord Shiva met Shree Krishna. We can meet Him and experience His love if we desire sincerely, wholeheartedly and single-mindedly. The speech of Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj  is in Hindi and includes English subtitles:

A Shree Krishna Janmashtami song revealed and sung by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj along with an explanation of God Shiva
coming to Braj to have the darshan of baby Krishna

Now let's have a glimpse of this beautiful Krishna Janmashtami scene from a movie. Even if you don't understand Hindi (I don't), you can still appreciate it:

Inspiring Krishna Janmashtami scene, where Lord Shiva comes from His Kailash abode to meet baby Krishna in Braj. Watch the lecture of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj to listen to the actual dialogue between Lord Shiva and mother Yashoda.

To actually experience the real meaning of Krishna Janmashtami 2012, please visit Prem Mandir, Vrindavan, on August 10th and 11th 2012. Prem Mandir, Vrindavan, will be the center of the worldwide Krishna Janmashtami festival and celebration in 2012 and will include a Divine discourse by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj explaining the real meaning of Janmashtami 2012.

Krishna Janmashtami 2012 at Prem Mandir, Vrindavan, near ISKCON Vrindavan
Invitation to Krishna Janmashtami 2012 celebrations at Prem Mandir, Bhaktivedanta Swami Road, Vrindavan, near ISKCON Vrindavan. Click here to read about Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji  Maharaj's speech

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