Today marks the festival of Sri Krishna Janmastami, the Appearance Day of Lord Krishna. Tens of millions of Krishna devotees around the world are celebrating this topmost event of their devotional calendar with pomp, ceremony, music, singing, dancing, fasting and feasting.
barhapidam nata-vara-vapuh karnayoh karnikaram
bibhrad vasah kanaka-kapisam vaijayantim ca malam
randhran venor adhara-sudhayapurayan gopa-vrndair
vrndaranyam sva-pada-ramanam pravisad gita-kirtih
"Wearing a peacock-feather ornament upon His head, blue karnikara flowers on
His ears, a yellow garment as brilliant as gold, and the Vaijayanti garland,
Lord Krsna exhibited His transcendental form as the greatest of dancers as
He entered the forest of Vrndavana, beautifying it with the marks of His
footprints. He filled the holes of His flute with the nectar of His lips,
and the cowherd boys sang His glories."
- Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10. Chapter 21, verse 5.
May all living beings become happy by becoming absorbed in thoughts of Him.
Posted by Kurma on 10/8/12; 3:15:58 AM
from the dept.