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Sundara Manmatha Koti Prakaasha,Hare Sri Krishna
When i am about to die, the only forms that should appear b4 me should be that of the Lord (Krishna) with the beautiful flute kept on his lips , with the peacock plumes slantingly placed on his head and with the body as blue as bluestone
Swami Desikan in GopAla Vimshathi

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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Jenmaashtami Treat :)

Dear friends and well-wishers,

While this auspicious day is coming to an end , I'd like to share my Krishna Jeyanthi experiences
with you folks , which eventually turned out to be awesome, only with the grace of Sri Krishna.

Yesterday evening , I and four of my friends were all set to go south ( New Orleans ) to taste some divine nectar... (Coincidentally or not , we later found that fourof us had "krishna" in our names). We were heading for the "ISKCON " temple in NO . What better place could we have been ???

We reached the temple around 8 pm. There were some cultural programmes like bharatnatyam and bhajans for some time. After that , just like any other ISKCON temple, a couple of Hare Krishna's started singing the maha mantra . That was around 9 pm .Folks who have been there would know how blissful it is to sing the mahamantra. This continued till 1 am in the morning.

Check out the pictures below. For people who have been to ISKCON , the images might look hackneyed but I hope ur eyes aren't that dumb to lose another enthralling picture of Radhe Krishna?

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I also took a picture of a wonder painting (please bear with the poor quality) of the Narasimha Avatara of Sri Vishnu . One can actually feel the "Ugraha Narasimhar" (angry narasimha) along with the nonchalant young prahlada.

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Later next morning after a short nights sleep, we left for another beautiful ISKCON temple located in the Missisipi State . It is called as the new "Talavana" ( if u remember srimad bhagavatham , u might be already be knowing that "Talavana" or the coconut forests as oneof the favorite places of Shri Krishna , his Gopis and his cows). Very true to its name , it was one amazing place right in the middle of nowhere for a temple of the Lord to be located. I also took a picture of one of the beautiful paintings hung up in the walls.

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Did you find the effulgent and attractive face of the young born Shri Krishna in the middle of the Lotus flower?:)

Having seen the wonderful krishna being born in 2 different places ..:), we were back to lafayette early this evening.

Finally ,Let me have the final prayers for this Jenmaashtami with you folks.

Hey PankajaLochana, please give our eyes the ability that will let us to fixate on your picture that is ever beautiful . Let our eyes see nothing else when they see you.

Hey Muraari, please give our ears the ability to enjoy and appreciate the sound of your names and qualities .

Hey DayaNidhi, please give us that compassion that won't let us make a selfish person of us by always thinking about your attractive qualities and ignoring others. Let our minds always treat everyone with equal respect seeing the good qualities of you in him and ignoring the bad qualites watever be they.

Hey Maadhava, let our lives always be directed towards reaching you.


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Comments on "Jenmaashtami Treat :)"


Blogger joe said ... (10:34 PM) : 

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Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said ... (3:23 PM) : 

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Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said ... (3:24 PM) : 

good one krishna..and again, I am sitting here with awe looking at your devotion!..I was supposed to eat veggie that day but ended up eating fish cutlets in the night since I had some leftovers and didnt want to throw it..Annam is Brahma u see ;)


Blogger Kasthuri Srinivasan said ... (4:38 PM) : 

Real treat for the mind and the soul. I am sure u had a blissful Janmashtami. Narasimha Avatara picture was awesome. Shows the real fury of the lord towards evil doers.


Blogger Anand Ramamoorthy said ... (9:30 PM) : 

Dear krishna,

nice pictures and a timely post. I am very happy to see so many Krishna Jayanthi posts on the blogosphere. Dharma is coming back through people like you I am sure. Krishna should be discussed in detail again and again as he is someone who appears new and fresh each time you think of him. great work,



Blogger tilotamma said ... (10:23 AM) : 

In New Orleans did you saY?


Blogger krishna said ... (11:40 AM) : 

@ arjuna

Thnks arjuna...but it is the controller (krishna) behind my all my good actions..

Annam Brahma, Raso Vishnu which means that the food is brahma but the essence is Vishnu..hence one has to make sure that the food that we intake should help us both to sustain our physical form and also purify our mind so that we realize the essence Vishnu..;)


Mikka Nandri ..yes, absolutely , it was all due to his grace..
yeah..the picture captures the essence of how a realized person (like prahlada) can take "happiness " and " distress" (killing of his father)non-chalantly.

@ anand

MAny thanks.. Avanoda kripai ellam..:) is wonderful to see lots of folks especially of the Gen-Y starting to blog on Sanathana Dharma.


Yes..i did say NO.. came 2 know thru ur blog that u are also a Student ( guess in UNO) from India(may be madurai)

Scare 2 know that even the mighty super dome wasnt spared

Once Srila Prabu padha was asked to comment on Super Dome for which he said that " All building look small when we are flying up in the air"..:)


Blogger Swahilya said ... (10:43 AM) : 

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya.


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