Shri Krishna is the eight incarnation of Lord Vishnu, born in 3228 BC. Lord Krishna was born in an area and time of chaos.
Lord Vishnu, as the protector of the universe, incarnates himself to restore the balance good over evil. It was a time when persecution was rampant, freedoms were denied, evil was everywhere, and when there was a threat to his life by his maternal uncle King Kansa.
He was born on Ashtami (8th day of lunar fortnight) in the holy month of Shraavana, which falls in August/September. He was the eighth son of Vasudeva and Devaki, the sister of Mathura’s brutal King Kansa.
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When Kansa learned about the prophecy that Devaki’s eighth son would be the cause of his death, he locked up both Vasudeva and Devaki in a prison cell. Each of their children met with the same fate: death in the hands of Kansa.
As per the instructions of a divine voice, Vasudeva carried Krishna on his head and walked all the way from Mathura to Vrindavan which was to be a safe haven for the new-born child. Yashoda and Nand took care of Krishna during his childhood days in Vrindavan.
Krishna’s acts of mischief and heroism, his encounter with Kansa and other monsters, his fame as Makhanchor (one who steals butter), etc are popular across India. Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Janmashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna.
This explanation comes from Dhruv Chhatralia BEM, who will be in conversation with Eve Mendoza on the Divine Leelas of Shri Krishna in time for this year’s Janmashtami. Healing Our Earth will host the Live Online Video session on Sunday, August 29, as a Satsang featuring inspirational shlokas and devotional singing.
It will explore the early life of Shri Krishna, who incarnated as the personification of the Supreme Being, and look at the inherent message Lord Krishna was trying to convey to mankind.
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