Janmastami is the birthday of Shri Krishna, the greatest incarnation of Lord on earth. Krishna is not any deity and nor even any saint. He is rather an embodied personality of Nirvana. Lord Ramakrishna said, that only an incarnation can keep his body, even after attaining salvation. Krishna is one among few worldly characters, who lived a full life after nirvana. In fact, he was born with complete salvation on the eve of Janmastami. Every time such a person is borne, he takes birth with specific intentions. In case of Krishna, he was born as an incarnation of Karma or scientific work. Life activities can be narrated afterwards even. Let’s start Krishna episode on Janmastami with his birth.

The story, as said in Shrimad Bhagabat Purana goes like this – At the end part of Dwapara, when devils and Danavas and Asuras of all dynasties were collectively reborn to welcome the era of sinners (Kali Yuga), mother earth felt the heavy burden of sin on her ad approached Lord Brahma. Brahma on listening the words of Gomata (earth) took her to Lord Vishnu for refuge, indicating the time has come for him to take the best of the incarnated forms on earth. Lord Hari, on listening to everything relished Gomata and said her that the backdrop of his birth has already begun.

So, she should go back and carry on her duty. She will be relieved of the pain of her as right time arrives. All the great demons are taking birth on one side, and on the other side the great saints and Demi-gods and even the best of men are also taking birth for the devastating war on earth, which will remove the shadow from her cast. However, the heavy sinner souls will spread the world like clouds in the Kali Yuga and will make the earth highly plentiful with sin.

Birth of Lord was ascertained to Gomata, but where he will be taking birth was not ascertained. However, the Dwaivyavani made to Kansa cleared the doubts in the mind of the saint about the auspicious Janmastami. Kansa was the demon king and the reborn Kalnemi, whose sons were cursed by Hiranyakashyap.  He became exceedingly powerful by bringing all the demonic forces and armies under his sway. Other than that, by accumulating all the Tamsic energies under his sway, he became boastful with high quality mystic and dark energy.

The son, of Ugrasena cared a lot his cousin sister Devki, the daughter of Surasena. He made her married to Vasudeva, the holy king and the pride of Yadavas. On the day, when he was bidding goodbye to his cousin sister and brother-in-law, a great loud heavenly voice addressed Kansa and said these unpleasant words, “O Kans, the tyrannical one, listen o sinner, whom you are caring so much, eighth son of her is going to be the instrument of your death.” The voice shocked everyone and put panic in the heart of the Kansa.

Reaction of his was immediate and that was to kill off Devki, so that there remains no chance of birth for the eighth son. Vasudeva, the husband of Devki, finding that the unwanted thing is going to happen, pleaded to the Prince to leave her and put her in prison. He promised that, he himself will grant every child of his and Devki to Kans and he can do whatsoever he wish with the kids. Finding the suggestion from the mouth of someone, who never uttered a lie, Kans was pleased and placed both Vasudeva and Devki in prison of Mathura. While his father Ugrasena, the king tried to hold him back, he placed him too in prison and claimed the throne of Mathura, all plotting great day of Janmastami.

Vasudeva was a man of one word and a great devotee of Shri Hari too. He did what he promised and one by one he granted all his six children. Kansa, the sinner, with tyrannical mind, never trusted anyone. As all sinners feel, to him even Lords are all cheaters and hence he trusted not even on the words of the heavenly voice. He started killing every children of Devki. In fact, this part is according to the curse of Hiranyakashyap, who cursed Kalnemi, who hided his six sons from him.

According to the curse, Hiranyakashyap could not kill the saintly sons, as they were hidden by their father, so, in the next birth of them, they would be killed by their own father. Kans, being the rebirth of Kalnemi, killed the six children of Devki, who were his own kids, in his earlier birth. But, Kansa never knew that he is just an instrument of destiny. All his deeds were making the plot of Janmastami, the auspicious day of Shri Krishna’s birth.

The next part of the Janmastami backdrop turns out to be against Kansa and in fact that was jsut the start of everything. Sesh, according to Hinduism and Vasuki, according to Buddhism (since there is no tridev in Buddhism) was the seventh child of Devki and Vasudeva. The first wife of Vasudeva, Rohini, came to the prison to meet her husband, hiding everyone and took back this seventh son, with an intention to refuge him, plotting the Janmastami only.

Now this part of Janmastami story is known to all, but one deep understanding is hidden to many. Most of the authors and narrators of even today interprets this incidence as a divine one. The real fact is that, this universe is the dream of Lord and hence every single incidence that happens here are divine. Divinity of some incidences are explicit and they can be sensed coincidentally as they happen. Others are implicit and their divinity cannot be sensed at the spot.

Unless a time, when medical science of present world was thoroughly back-dated, the process of transferring embryo from one womb to other was dreamt to be a mystic incidence. But, now as the science started to refine itself (though extremely outdated, when compared with Mahabharata time medical science), embryo transplantation can be well thought of scientific process. However, processes followed that time, was not as much complex, as is seen now. One such example has been earlier stated in one our article. Balarama was born like that, when his embryo was transferred from the womb of Devki to Rohini devi.

Finally came the night of Janmastami. Astrologer of Kans informed him about the birth of that great soul under Rohini Nakshatra and also informed that the day will be Astami of Lunar Calendar. However, they were confused about the fact too, since Rohini Nakshatra could not be seen on the entire Astami. There lies the illusion of God and this thing even proofs one thing. The best of the learned men on earth can only predict the activities and style of acting, but cannot say anything with confirmation, with whatever pressure and stress they say. Lord is the ultimate doer and is perfectly unpredictable.

Shri Krishna takes birth at the last hour of Astami, at the time when Rohini Nakshatra just exposed her constellation on sky in the prison to Devki and Vasuudeva. Illusion of him was such that entire Mathura, including mother Devki went to deep sleep at the time. The gates opened and the cuffs holding Vasudeva set free. All the incidences made the deep impression in the mind of Vasudeva that Krishna should be carried away from Mathura. As the direction of Lord was, Vasudeva carried bal Krishna to the other bank of Yamuna in Gokul. There his friend Nanda resided and his wife Yashoda also gave birth to a baby daughter in the same night.

Vasudeva, on the eve of Janmastami went right there and exchanged Krishna with the daughter. He took back the daughter to the prison of Mathura on the same eve of Janmastami. Everything became, as was before and sleep of all broke with the cry of the new born baby. Kansa almost flew to the spot to kill the eighth child of Devki, assuming that the seventh child has died in his mother’s womb. He came to the prison, snatched away the kid and tried to slay her. As he made his effort to do so, the baby flew away from his hand and took the form of Devi Yogmaya.

With a leonine voice on the very night of Janmastami, Devi warned Kansa the second time, “One who would slay him has been already born and there is no more need to show anxiousness as his death is certain.” Ferocious Kansa at this words of Devi became exceedingly afraid of everything and that Lunar day is still celebrated by the world as Krishna Janmastami, the birthday of the Heroes of all heroes.

Yashoda rani, the wife of Nanda, was in a deep vow of Kartayini Brat, the vow to Devi Adi Shakti, the Karta or the doer of everything, for having her as a baby. However, finding that she gave birth to a baby boy, she as well as Nanda became exceedingly happy. In fact, the entire Gokul was very much happy on the event of Janmastami and celebrated the Janmastami on the next day with colours, sweets and exchange of brotherly love to each other. The festival is still celebrated now and is known as Nandatsav, as is today of 2018.

Refuge to Mother Earth

The story, as said in Shrimad Bhagabat Purana goes like this – At the end part of Dwapara, when devils and Danavas and Asuras of all dynasties were collectively reborn to welcome the era of sinners (Kali Yuga), mother earth felt the heavy burden of sin on her ad approached Lord Brahma. Brahma on listening the words of Gomata (earth) took her to Lord Vishnu for refuge, indicating the time has come for him to take the best of the incarnated forms on earth. Lord Hari, on listening to everything relished Gomata and said her that the backdrop of his birth has already begun.

So, she should go back and carry on her duty. She will be relieved of the pain of her as right time arrives. All the great demons are taking birth on one side, and on the other side the great saints and Demi-gods and even the best of men are also taking birth for the devastating war on earth, which will remove the shadow from her cast. However, the heavy sinner souls will spread the world like clouds in the Kali Yuga and will make the earth highly plentiful with sin.

Kansa Warned with DaivyaVani

Birth of Lord was ascertained to Gomata, but where he will be taking birth was not ascertained. However, the Dwaivyavani made to Kansa cleared the doubts in the mind of the saint about the auspicious Janmastami. Kansa was the demon king and the reborn Kalnemi, whose sons were cursed by Hiranyakashyap.  He became exceedingly powerful by bringing all the demonic forces and armies under his sway. Other than that, by accumulating all the Tamsic energies under his sway, he became boastful with high quality mystic and dark energy.

The son, of Ugrasena cared a lot his cousin sister Devki, the daughter of Surasena. He made her married to Vasudeva, the holy king and the pride of Yadavas. On the day, when he was bidding goodbye to his cousin sister and brother-in-law, a great loud heavenly voice addressed Kansa and said these unpleasant words, “O Kans, the tyrannical one, listen o sinner, whom you are caring so much, eighth son of her is going to be the instrument of your death.” The voice shocked everyone and put panic in the heart of the Kansa.

Reaction of his was immediate and that was to kill off Devki, so that there remains no chance of birth for the eighth son. Vasudeva, the husband of Devki, finding that the unwanted thing is going to happen, pleaded to the Prince to leave her and put her in prison. He promised that, he himself will grant every child of his and Devki to Kans and he can do whatsoever he wish with the kids. Finding the suggestion from the mouth of someone, who never uttered a lie, Kans was pleased and placed both Vasudeva and Devki in prison of Mathura. While his father Ugrasena, the king tried to hold him back, he placed him too in prison and claimed the throne of Mathura, all plotting great day of Janmastami.

Kansa Tyranny - Devki sons killed

Vasudeva was a man of one word and a great devotee of Shri Hari too. He did what he promised and one by one he granted all his six children. Kansa, the sinner, with tyrannical mind, never trusted anyone. As all sinners feel, to him even Lords are all cheaters and hence he trusted not even on the words of the heavenly voice. He started killing every children of Devki. In fact, this part is according to the curse of Hiranyakashyap, who cursed Kalnemi, who hided his six sons from him.

According to the curse, Hiranyakashyap could not kill the saintly sons, as they were hidden by their father, so, in the next birth of them, they would be killed by their own father. Kans, being the rebirth of Kalnemi, killed the six children of Devki, who were his own kids, in his earlier birth. But, Kansa never knew that he is just an instrument of destiny. All his deeds were making the plot of Janmastami, the auspicious day of Shri Krishna’s birth.

Birth of Balarama - Forecast of Janmastami

The next part of the Janmastami backdrop turns out to be against Kansa and in fact that was jsut the start of everything. Sesh, according to Hinduism and Vasuki, according to Buddhism (since there is no tridev in Buddhism) was the seventh child of Devki and Vasudeva. The first wife of Vasudeva, Rohini, came to the prison to meet her husband, hiding everyone and took back this seventh son, with an intention to refuge him, plotting the Janmastami only.

Now this part of Janmastami story is known to all, but one deep understanding is hidden to many. Most of the authors and narrators of even today interprets this incidence as a divine one. The real fact is that, this universe is the dream of Lord and hence every single incidence that happens here are divine. Divinity of some incidences are explicit and they can be sensed coincidentally as they happen. Others are implicit and their divinity cannot be sensed at the spot.

Unless a time, when medical science of present world was thoroughly back-dated, the process of transferring embryo from one womb to other was dreamt to be a mystic incidence. But, now as the science started to refine itself (though extremely outdated, when compared with Mahabharata time medical science), embryo transplantation can be well thought of scientific process. However, processes followed that time, was not as much complex, as is seen now. One such example has been earlier stated in one our article. Balarama was born like that, when his embryo was transferred from the womb of Devki to Rohini devi.

Birth of Krishna - Janmastami

Finally came the night of Janmastami. Astrologer of Kans informed him about the birth of that great soul under Rohini Nakshatra and also informed that the day will be Astami of Lunar Calendar. However, they were confused about the fact too, since Rohini Nakshatra could not be seen on the entire Astami. There lies the illusion of God and this thing even proofs one thing. The best of the learned men on earth can only predict the activities and style of acting, but cannot say anything with confirmation, with whatever pressure and stress they say. Lord is the ultimate doer and is perfectly unpredictable.

Shri Krishna takes birth at the last hour of Astami, at the time when Rohini Nakshatra just exposed her constellation on sky in the prison to Devki and Vasuudeva. Illusion of him was such that entire Mathura, including mother Devki went to deep sleep at the time. The gates opened and the cuffs holding Vasudeva set free. All the incidences made the deep impression in the mind of Vasudeva that Krishna should be carried away from Mathura. As the direction of Lord was, Vasudeva carried bal Krishna to the other bank of Yamuna in Gokul. There his friend Nanda resided and his wife Yashoda also gave birth to a baby daughter in the same night.

Vasudeva, on the eve of Janmastami went right there and exchanged Krishna with the daughter. He took back the daughter to the prison of Mathura on the same eve of Janmastami. Everything became, as was before and sleep of all broke with the cry of the new born baby. Kansa almost flew to the spot to kill the eighth child of Devki, assuming that the seventh child has died in his mother’s womb. He came to the prison, snatched away the kid and tried to slay her. As he made his effort to do so, the baby flew away from his hand and took the form of Devi Yogmaya.

With a leonine voice on the very night of Janmastami, Devi warned Kansa the second time, “One who would slay him has been already born and there is no more need to show anxiousness as his death is certain.” Ferocious Kansa at this words of Devi became exceedingly afraid of everything and that Lunar day is still celebrated by the world as Krishna Janmastami, the birthday of the Heroes of all heroes.

Nandotsav after Janmastami

Yashoda rani, the wife of Nanda, was in a deep vow of Kartayini Brat, the vow to Devi Adi Shakti, the Karta or the doer of everything, for having her as a baby. However, finding that she gave birth to a baby boy, she as well as Nanda became exceedingly happy. In fact, the entire Gokul was very much happy on the event of Janmastami and celebrated the Janmastami on the next day with colours, sweets and exchange of brotherly love to each other. The festival is still celebrated now and is known as Nandatsav, as is today of 2018.

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