Sri Krishnastami – Krishna Jayanti – Gokulastami
Shravana Bahula Astami
Why Sri Krishnarghya?
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 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.
Ahneeka Krama –
1. Regular snaana sandhyavandana to be done
2. On Krishnastami day – Brahma Yagna not to be done
3. While doing morning snaana, we have to do with
Yogaaya YogapatayE yOgEshvaraaya
yOga sambhavaaya shrI gOvindaaya nama: |
4. As per Krishnamrutha maharnava we have to do the
pooja of the following on this day :
Krishnam cha bhalabhadram cha vasudEvam cha dEvakIm |
nandagOpaM yashOdaaM cha subhadraaM tatra pOjayEt |