Lord Krishna: The Divine Incarnation of Love and Compassion
Lord Krishna is the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna is born to Devaki and her husband Vasudeva of the Yadava clan in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. He grows up with Nand baba and his wife Yashoda along with his siblings Balram and Subhadra. Balarama is the elder brother of Krishna. He is also known as Baladeva, Balabhadra, Haladhara and Halayudha. In the Dwaparyug, Lord Krishna took birth to establish Dharma and to give humanity the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. God Krishna is a perfect friend, lover, guide, son & child and he taught mankind to walk the path of truth. He was born to Devaki and Vasudeva to provide enlightenment to mankind. It is believed that the Omnipotent Lord Krishna is the Supreme Being who revealed his Vishwaroopa to Arjuna during Mahabharata (Kurukshetra War). Lord Krishna blesses his devotees with protection, knowledge and liberation.
The Iconography of Lord Krishna
In the Indian Tradition, Krishna is represented in many ways. But he always appears with some of the common features i.e. dark or blue skin, surrounded by the loving devotees, peacock feathers in His curling, decorated with garlands of flowers, with bluish-black hair and playing the bansuri (Indian flute). Sometimes he is also accompanied by cows or calves. Krishna is also symbolized as a young boy making music or playing pranks with Gopis or milkmaids.
Legend of Lord Krishna | History of Lord Krishna
According to Krishna Charitas, Lord Krishna is born to Devaki and her husband Vasudeva of the Yadava clan in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. He grows up with Nand baba and his wife Yashoda in along with his siblings Balram and Subhadra. When the mother earth burdened by the evil
activities of Kansa (brother of Devaki) and other demons king she goes to Lord Brahma along with other gods. They chanted to the Purusha Sukta to summon God Vishnu. Lord Vishnu assured the mother earth and other gods that he would himself take birth along with his part Shesha in Yadus clan.
According to the Puranic legends, at Devaki Wedding, the fortune-teller told Kansa that a child of Devaki will kill him. Therefore he arranges to kill all the children of Devaki and Vasudev. When Lord Krishna is born, Vasudeva secretly carries him away across the Yamuna and exchanges him to the infant (baby girl) of Nand Baba and Yashoda. When Kansa came to kill the 8th child of his sister Devaki, the exchanged baby appears as the goddess Durga (a Hindu goddess) and warn him that his death has arrived in his kingdom and then disappears.
Krishna is listed in the Vishnu Sahasranama as the 57th name of Lord Vishnu. The Krishnas life is generally titled as Krishna Leela. It is mentioned in many Hindu philosophical, theological and mythological texts that he is a central character in the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana and the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna is portrayed in various perspectives such as a god-child, a prankster, a divine hero, a model lover and as the universal supreme being.
Who is Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna is one of the most revered deities in the Hindu pantheon. He is known as the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu and is considered to be a divine incarnation of love, compassion, and wisdom. The life and teachings of Lord Krishna have had a profound impact on Indian culture and spirituality, and his influence can be felt even today, thousands of years after his birth.
The Birth of Lord Krishna
The story of Lord Krishna's birth is one of the most beloved and well-known stories in Indian mythology. According to legend, Lord Krishna was born in Mathura to Devaki and Vasudeva, who were members of the royal family of Mathura. Devaki's brother, Kansa, was a tyrant who had usurped the throne and was feared by all his subjects.
A prophecy had foretold that Kansa would be killed by the eighth child born to Devaki, and so he had imprisoned her and Vasudeva in a dungeon. Every time Devaki gave birth, Kansa would come and kill the child in front of her. When Lord Krishna was born, Vasudeva was miraculously able to take him out of the dungeon and across the river to Gokul, where he was raised by Nanda and Yashoda.
The Life of Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna's life is filled with many stories and legends that have become an integral part of Indian mythology. As a child, he was known for his mischievous nature and his love for butter and milk. He was also a skilled musician and dancer and would often entertain his friends and family with his performances. As he grew older, Lord Krishna became a wise and compassionate leader. He was a skilled warrior and was instrumental in the victory of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata war. He was also a wise teacher and philosopher, and his teachings are still studied and revered by millions of people around the world.
Lord Krishna's teachings emphasize the importance of love, compassion, and devotion. He believed that the path to true happiness and enlightenment lies in serving others and surrendering oneself to the divine. He also stressed the importance of detachment and advised his followers to focus on the inner self rather than material possessions. One of Lord Krishna's most famous teachings is the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred text that is considered to be one of the most important spiritual works in Indian literature. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna imparts his wisdom to Arjuna, a warrior who is reluctant to fight in the Mahabharata war. Lord Krishna teaches Arjuna about the nature of the soul, the importance of performing one's duty, and the ultimate goal of life, which is to attain liberation from the cycle of birth and death.
Lord Krishna's Legacy
Lord Krishna's legacy can be seen in every aspect of Indian culture, from art and music to religion and philosophy. He is worshiped by millions of people around the world, and his teachings have inspired countless spiritual seekers throughout history. In addition to his spiritual teachings, Lord Krishna is also known for his role in popular culture. His stories and legends have been adapted into countless books, movies, and television shows, and his image can be seen on everything from posters and t-shirts to keychains and coffee mugs.
Why Worship Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna is a symbol of love, compassion, and wisdom, and his teachings continue to inspire and guide millions of people around the world. His life and legacy have had a profound impact on Indian culture and spirituality, and his influence can be felt in every aspect of Indian society. As we continue to explore the teachings of Lord Krishna, we are reminded of the importance of love, compassion, and devotion in our own lives.
Importance of Goddess Katyayani
Goddess Katyayani is a powerful and fierce goddess who is worshipped during the Navratri festival. Her victory over Mahishasura symbolizes the triumph of good over evil and serves as a reminder that even the most powerful forces of darkness can be defeated by the forces of light. Her devotees pray to her for strength, courage, and the ability to overcome obstacles. By offering prayers and offerings to her, they believe that they can receive her blessings and protection. The mythology of Goddess Katyayani is a fascinating one, and her significance in Hindu mythology is undeniable.
Associated Chakra Planet & Products
If Lord Krishna is worshipped along with the following items, the power of Puja increases manifolds times more. If you buy any of these items, we shall energize that item during your puja so that these will give you very good results. We will energize and also do Abhimantra of that item.
- Anahata (Heart)
Chakra is balanced by performing Lord Krishna puja. Chakra is seven centers of religious energy in the human body. Chakras are the circular vortexes of power that are situated in seven different points on the spinal column, and all the seven chakras are related to the different organs and glands within the body. These chakras are responsible for disturbing life energy.
- Mercury (Buddh) is associated with Lord Krishna. According to the Vedic astrology, all the nine planets in your horoscope (Kundali) affect the course of life i.e. marriage, career, health, finances etc. The movement of these planets in the horoscope forms yogas or doshas (negative influences). Due to these Navagraha doshas, people face various obstacles & hindrances in their life. In order to minimize and negate the malefic doshas or malefic influence of these planets, we perform various Pujas & Yagnas.
- Krishna Shaligram
& Radha Krishna Shaligram
can be worshipped along with Lord Krishna Puja & Yagna and it gives very good results. The Shaligram is a natural stone that is Lord Vishnu itself. Shaligram is a Blackstone brought from Gandaki river-beds in the Muktinath area of Nepal. Shalagram Shila is also known as Salagram/ Shalagram/ Saligram Sila. Shaligram worshipped in the temple as well as in the houses. Shaligram is a fossilized shell used in South Asia as an iconic symbol and form of Lord Vishnu. They are typically in the form of spherical, black-colored and smooth in nature. We offer a pure array of Shri Shalagram. Its origination place is also likewise of Sankha, Moti or Gomati Chakra which are Aquatic States. Shalagram is a Blackstone brought from Gandaki river, there is a big place called Shalagram and these Shalagram are hundreds of years old.
- 10 Mukhi
is also worshipped along with Lord Krishna Puja & Yagna. By doing so the power of Puja & Yagna increases manifolds times more. Shaligram Shala offers certified Rudraksh sourced from Nepal & Java (Indonesia). These Rudraksh Beads are genuine & real and can work as a cure for a wide variety of diseases including chronic headaches, allergies & skin problems, backaches & digestive problems, depression & insomnia and also several kinds of emotional problems. You can purchase online Rudraksha, Shaligram, gemstones, Vastu products, Puja & Yagnas, meditation accessories, bracelets, Malas and spiritual books & CDs.
- Wearing Emerald (Panna)
gemstone along with Lord Krishna Puja & Yagna gives results quickly. Gemstones also known as gems, precious stones, semi-precious stones, Vedic gemstones, Jyotish gemstones are one of the most beautiful & exotic minerals with elegant appearance & color. Gems or Gemstones Jewelleries are extensively used for healing and self-empowerment. There are different types of gems with different prices. The price of gemstones depends on the quality of minerals & availability.
Murtis & Idols
- You should also worship Krishna
murtis or idols along with Lord Krishna Puja & Yagna. shaligram.com is one of the leading websites which deals in very high quality and rare Murtis & Idols made of makrana marbles & brass. The Pranpratisthit Murtis are actual live Murties and bestow the devotee with longevity, protection against sudden accidents and thefts.
- Worshipping Krishna Yantra
along with Lord Krishna puja gives accurate results. Yantra established the vibration of large resonance or amplitude with the benefic energy of cosmos. These vibrations generate contact with highly elevated energies and help to enhance the spirituality within and attain spiritual course of conduct in our daily lives. It also increases the intensity of prayer & makes our thoughts more influential & strong.