Krishnaavatara

Sri Krishnastami – Krishna Jayanti – Gokulastami
Shravana Bahula Astami
Why Sri Krishnarghya to be given?
If we give Arghya on Krishna astami day or on Krishna Jayanthi day, we will get the punya equal to Samarpana of samastabhoomandala as per Bhavishyottara purana.
 
Sri Krishastami ಕೃಷ್ಣಾಷ್ಟಮಿ vratha is also Haridina just like Ekadashi. –
But the importance of performing one Srikrishnastami is equal to 20 crore Ekadashis.   We should not leave Krishnastami, saying that we are doing Ekadashi, and similarly we must not leave Ekadashi saying, by just doing Krishnastami we will be get all ekadashi phala.     So, we have to do both Krishnastami and Ekadashi Upavasa invariably.
 
Why we are giving more importance to Sri Krishnastami?   Why not Ramanavami? Buddhajayanthi? –
THERE IS NO BEDHA FOR DIFFERENT PARAMATHMA ROOPA/AVATAARA. We must not think of difference in Paramathma’s different roopa.  If we think it will be navavidha dwesha on paramathma.
 
Periodwise,  Sri Krishna is nearer to Kaliyuga.   Only on this day that we have to do upavasa and not on other bhagavadroopa jayanthi days.   Ofcourse Buddhavatara is more nearer to us than Krishnavatara.  Even though Buddhavatara is nearer to us, it was only for a short period and it was daitya mohaka roopa whereas Srikrishnavatara is Jnaana roopa.
 
What happens if we are not observing Upavasa on Krishnastami?
As per Bhavishyottara purana if we are not observing krishnastami vrata, we will become brahmarakshasa and he will born as Snake, tiger like wild animals. We will get  paapa  as if we are eating Maamsa if we not observing upavasa as per smruthi.
 

Krishnastami some informations

  1. Regular snaana sandhyavandana to be done
  2. On Krishnastami day – Brahma Yagna not to be done
  3. Vaishwadeva, oupasana not to be done.
  4. Mataapitru shraddha if falls on this day, to be observed on the next day
  5. Full day fasting to be done on Krishnastami day.  Paarane to be done as per their Mutt sampradaya.  However, on the Krishnastami day, one must do Fasting for the whole day.   a) As per Vyasaraja Mutt and Sripadaraja Mutt sampradaya, paarane is being done on the next day mornng – utsavaante paarane.  b)  As per Rayara Mutt and Uttaradi Mutt – they will do only after the entry of Ashtami tithi.  That is why upto that time, Harivasara to be observed.
  6. Krishnargya to be given only after Chandrodaya
  7. After giving argya to Krishna, Chandrargya to be given
  8. Naivedya to be given to Krishna paramathma only in the midnight.  Rama Naivedya, Hastodaka, Vaishwadeva, Brahmayajna NOT to be done.
  9.  While doing morning snaana, we have to do with mantra –

yOgaaya yOgapatayE yOgEshvaraaya | yOga saMbhavaaya shrI gOviMdaaya nama: |

ಯೋಗಾಯ ಯೋಗಪತಯೇ ಯೋಗೇಶ್ವರಾಯ
ಯೋಗ ಸಂಭವಾಯ ಶ್ರೀ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮ: |

योगाय योगपतये योगेश्वराय
योग संभवाय श्री गोविंदाय नम: ।

10.  As per Krishnamrutha maharnava we have to do the pooja of the following devatas on this day :

kRuShNaM cha balabhadraM cha vasudEvaM cha dEvakIM |

naMdagOpaM yashOdaaM cha subhadraaM tatra pUjayEt | 

ಕೃಷ್ಣಂ ಚ ಬಲಭದ್ರಂ ಚ ವಸುದೇವಂ ಚ ದೇವಕೀಂ |
ನಂದಗೋಪಂ ಯಶೋದಾಂ ಚ ಸುಭದ್ರಾಂ ತತ್ರ ಪೂಜಯೇತ್ |
कृष्णं च बलभद्रं च वसुदेवं च देवकीं ।
नंदगोपं यशोदां च सुभद्रां तत्र पूजयेत् ।
 
KrishnArgya mantra –

ಜಾತ: ಕಂಸವಧಾರ್ಥಾಯ ಭೂಭಾರೋತ್ತಾರಣಾಯ ಚ |
ಕೌರವಾಣಾಂ ವಿನಾಶಾಯ ದೈತ್ಯಾನಾಂ ನಿಧನಾಯ ಚ |
ಪಾಂಡವಾನಾಂ ಹಿತಾರ್ಥಾಯ ಧರ್ಮಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪನಾಯ ಚ |
ಗೃಹಾಣಾರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಮಯಾ ದತ್ತಂ ದೇವಕ್ಯಾ ಸಹಿತೋ ಹರೇ|
ದೇವಕೀ ಸಹಿತ ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣಾಯ ನಮ: |
ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಸಮರ್ಪಯಾಮಿ |
(ಮೂರು ಸಾರಿ ಅರ್ಘ್ಯ ಕೊಡಬೇಕು)

जात: कंसवधार्थाय भूभारोत्तारणाय च ।
कौरवाणां विनाशाय दैत्यानां निधनाय च ।
पांडवानां हितार्थाय धर्मसंस्थापनाय च ।
गृहाणार्घ्यं मया दत्तं देवक्या सहितो हरे।
देवकी सहित श्री कृष्णाय नम: ।
इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं समर्पयामि ।

jaata: kaMsavadhaarthaaya bhUbhaarOttaaraNaaya cha
kouravaaNaaM vinaashaaya daityaanaaM nidhanaaya cha |
paaMDavaanaaM hitaarthaaya dharmasaMsthaapanaaya cha |
gRuhaaNaarGyaM mayaa dattaM dEvakyaa sahitO harE|
dEvakI sahita shrI kRuShNaaya nama: |
idamarGyaM idamarGyaM idamarGyaM samarpayaami |

 

Chandraargya  Mantra :
ಕ್ಷೀರೋದಾರ್ಣವ ಸಂಬೂತ ಅತ್ರಿನೇತ್ರ ಸಮುದ್ಭವ |
ಗೃಹಾಣಾರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಮಯಾ ದತ್ತ ರೋಹಿಣೀ ಸಹಿತಾಯ ಶಶಿನೇ ನಮ: |
ರೋಹಿಣೀಸಹಿತಾಯ ಚಂದ್ರಮಸೇ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ ಇದಮರ್ಘ್ಯಂ |
क्षीरोदार्णव संबूत अत्रिनेत्र समुद्भव ।
गृहाणार्घ्यं मया दत्त रोहिणी सहिताय शशिने नम: ।
रोहिणीसहिताय चंद्रमसे इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं इदमर्घ्यं ।
kSheerOdaarNava saMboota atrinEtra samudbhava |
gRuhaaNaarGyaM mayaa datta rOhiNI sahitaaya shashinE nama: |
rOhiNIsahitaaya chaMdramasE idamarGyaM idamarGyaM idamarGyaM |
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Mothers of Krishna paramaatma – 
Sri Krishna Paramathma had three mothers –
· All the three did the tapassu to get Krishna as their children.
  • Devaki became the mother by giving birth
  • Yashoda became his mother by giving breast milk
  • Rohini became his mother by virtue of Sri Krishna being born in Rohini Nakshatra
What is Krishna Astami  & what is Krishna Jayanti?-
As per sampradaya, the Sri Krishna Janmashtami is observed on the day when the ashtami tithi occurs at midnight. If the ashtami tithi AND the Rohini nakshatra occur on the same day, then the observance is considered to be doubly sacred; otherwise the observance is held on the day on which the ashtami prevails at midnight. 
 
Tithi – Shravana Krishna paksha Astami  it is Krishnastami.
If on that day if there is Rohini Nakshatra it is termed as Sri Krishna Jayanti.  It is the sacred day for all as it is on this day that Sri Krishna, who is not having the Praktuta shareera,  was born as a child of Devaki.

Krishna – Damodara –  Krishna is popularly called as Damodaraದಾಮ + ಉದರ = ದಾಮೋದರದಾಮ =ಹಗ್ಗ (rope) ಉದರ = ಸೊಂಟ  (waist). Krishna was a very naughty boy.  He used to lot of mischievous things in front of her mother and other Gopika strees.  Unable to control him, Yashoda tied Krishna to a grinding stone (ಒರಳುಕಲ್ಲು).  Initially she tried to tie him with the rope, which was shorter by two inches.   Again she added some more ropes, still it was short.  She went on joining ropes to the rope but each it was shorter by two inches.  Then she realised that Krishna, the paramathma can’t be bound by anyone.  Then Krishna allowed her to tie him to the grinder stone.    Then Krishna started moving in and around, the grinder also followed him as he was tied to it.  Krishna pulled and drags it through the two trees, which were standing close by in Vrundavana.   The two trees were Nalakuvara and Manigriva who were cursed (as they were taking bath without vastra) by Narada  Maharshi to become trees . They got Moksha when Krishna pulled the two trees down using the grinding stone.

Krishna’s astamahishiyaru and their santaana : Remaining 16100 were Agniputraas born as women just to have the sannidhana and samparka of Srihari.    Sri Krishna had from each of his 16108 wives 10 male and 1 female children.

Pathni Her  father Children
Rukmini Bheeshmaka raja(vidarbha desha) Pradyumna, charudeshna, sudheshna, charudeha, suchaaru, chaaruguppa, charuchandra, vichaaru, bhadrachaaru, chaarumati
Satyabhama Satrajita (Yadu vamsha) Bhaanu, subhaanu, svarbhaanu, prabhaanu, bhaanumanta, chandrabhaanu, bruhadbhaanu, atibhaanu, shrIbhaanu
jaambavati Jambavanta Samba, sumitram, purujit, shatajit, sahasrajit, Vijaya, chitraketu, vasumaana, draviDa, kratu
bhadraa dRuShTaketu (kekaya desha) Samgramajit, bruhatsena, shUra, praharaNa, arijit, jaya, Subhadra, vaama, Ayu, satyaka
mitravrunda Jayatsena (Avanti desha) Vruka, harsha, anila, Grudhra, vardhana, unnaada, mahaasha, paavana, vanhi, kShudhi,
neela Nagjajith (kosala desha) Veera, Chandra, ashvasena, chitragu, vegavanta, vRuksha, Ama, shanku and Kunti
Kaalindi Surya Shruta, kavi, vrusha, vIra, subaahu, bhadra, darsha, purnamaasa, sOmaka, shaaMti
lakshaNa Madraraaja PraGOSha, gaatravanta, simhabala, prabala, Urdhvaga, saha, mahaashakti, Oja, aparijit

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