[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Almost all Students celebrated Krishna Janmashtami and most of them dressed up depicting one of the characters associated with Lord Krishna

09 Sep 2023 65 Views

"Hinduism stands like a huge banian tree spreading its far-reaching branches over hundreds of sects, creed and denomination and covering with innumerable leaves, all forms of worship, the dualistic, the qualified non-dualistic and monistic worship of the one Supreme God, the worship, of the Incarnation of God and also hero worship, saint worship, ancestor worship and the worship of the departed spirit. It is based on the grand idea of universal receptivity. It receives everything." Swami Abhedananda 
Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to inform you that the overwhelming majority of Bala Samskar Kendras celebrated Krishna Janmashtami with gusto, enthusiasm, and excitement.
Krishna Janmashtami is also known as "Krishnaashtami", "Gokulaashtami", and "Srikrishna Jayanti", and Hindus celebrate the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu. The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated during the month of August or September depending on the Indian calendar. The celebration of this festival is followed according to the Indian calendar and hence the month in the English calendar varies every year. This day also falls on the day of Shravan Poornima when the monsoon season is at its high in most of the part of India.
Krishna and cows are always together. One cannot be separated from the other. Lord Krishna tended the cows, fed them, protected them, and used to drink cow’s milk and eat her butter. He is called Govinda which means “one brings satisfaction to cows,” and Gopala to mean “the protector of cows.”
In Bhagavad Purana, Lord Krishna says, “I can be worshiped within the Cows by offerings of grass and other suitable grains and paraphernalia for the pleasure and health of the Cows, and one may worship Me within the Vaishnavas by offering loving friendship to them and honoring them in all respects.” Mere presence of a cow fulfills the desires of the individuals.
The cow is considered Kamadhenu because it fulfills the desires. All her products such as milk, ghee, urine, cow dung, and curd have numerous health and spiritual benefits. Scriptures say, “Gavo Vishwasya Matharaha” -Cow is the mother of the universe.  She is recognized for her contribution in agriculture, transportation, food, medicine, religious functions, emotional stability, and the economy
Bhishmacharya in Mahabharata says, Cows “represent sacrifice itself. Without them, there can be no sacrifice. With their milk and the Havi produced therefrom, they uphold all creatures by diverse acts. Cows are guileless in their behavior. From them flow sacrifices and Havya and Kavya, and milk and curds and ghee. Hence cows are sacred.“ Mahatma Gandhi also believed that “Cow protection is the gift of Hinduism to the world. And Hinduism will live so long as there are Hindus to protect the cow…… Hindus will be judged not by their TILAKS, not by the correct chanting of MANTRAS, not by their pilgrimages, not by their most punctilious observances of caste rules, but their ability to protect the cow. (Young Indian, 6-10-1921, p. 36). Recognizing our efforts of GHHF to protect Gomata, AP Government issued GO to that effect on April 1, 2016, directing all the Hindu Temples to perform Gopuja recognizing the importance and significance of Gomata.
There are so many stories about Lord Krishna – about stealing butter, his friendship with friends, Krishna Jhula, and many more. They inspire the children about Krishna’s franks and his behavior. As children, they enjoy the stories. Children dress up like Krishna and wear peacock feathers, flute, and other items to represent Lord Krishna.
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