Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Can Janmashtami Fast Lead to Salvation?
Shri Krishna is the most celebrated deity among Hindus. Indians celebrate Janmashtami with great enthusiasm. But, is keeping fast correct on the occasion? Read on to know the answer along with the Janmashtami Story, and who is the Supreme God in reality.
Krishna Janmashtami 2020: The birth of Krishna is celebrated as Krishna Janmashtami. This year Krishna Janmashtami falls on 11th August. Krishna Janmashtami holds great significance in Braj, Mathura, and Vrindavan region. In this Blog, today, you’ll know who is the Supreme God according to our Holy Books, how to attain Him, and why Shri Krishna is portrayed in blue color. You’ll also read the story of Janmashtami in brief and some Quotes for the occasion. So, read till the end.
Significance of Krishna Janmashtami 2020
Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Krishna Janmashtami is an important festival for Indians and Hindus because it is the birthday of Shri Krishna Ji, who is the most celebrated incarnation of Shri Vishnu among Hindus. Janmashtami is also addressed by the names of Gokulashtami, Krishnashtami, etc. In many places, this festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the people of the Sanatan religion living in different countries along with India.
On this day, Bhajan Kirtan is performed in temples and religious places in Gujarat and Dandiya & Garbha are played in the celebration. There is also a custom of breaking the Dahi Handi across India. And, Lord Krishna’s devotees keep fast this day and break it at midnight and, thus, consider their worship complete.
Krishna Janmashtami 2020 Date
Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami (eighth day) of the Bhadrapada month of Hindu Calendar. This year in 2020, Ashtami falls on two dates: 11th August and 12th August. Therefore, Krishna Janamashtami 2020 is on 11th and 12th August ― both the dates this year in India.
Why is Janmashtami Celebrated?
Krishna Janmashtami 2020: According to the mythological books and legends of Hinduism, Lord Vishnu took the eighth incarnation in the midnight on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada, i.e., Bhado month of Hindu Calender in Dwapara Yuga. He was born as Shri Krishna in Mathura. People worship him like God, considering him the Savior by seeing the miracles he performed. This practice took the form of a festival and holds a special place in Hinduism.
Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Story of Janmashtami
Shri Krishna was the eighth son of Devaki Ji (mother) and Vasudeva Ji (father). The king of the city Mathura was Kansa who was a very bad king. He used to torment the public in his kingdom. His atrocities were increasing day by day. Once there occurred an ethervoice that the eighth son of his sister Devaki would be the cause of Kansa’s death.
Hearing this, Kansa imprisoned Devaki along with her husband. Kansa killed Devaki’s first seven children on the same day they were born fearing that they could also become the cause of his death. Saint Rampal Ji says that on one hand, Kansa was considering the ethervoice true that’s why he was killing the babies, and on the other hand, was trying to avoid his death. He should have contemplated it that if the ethervoice was true, he could never avert his death.
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When Devaki gave birth to the eighth child Sri Krishna, then Vishnu Ji appeared and ordered Vasudeva to take that child to Gokul in the house of Yashoda Ji and Nand Baba so that he can be safe from his maternal uncle Kansa.
The same was done. Shri Krishna was brought up by Nand Baba and Yashoda. Krishna Ji became young and killed his maternal uncle Kansa and freed Mathura from his atrocities.
Why is Krishna blue in color?
The reason he is blue in color is that when Lord Vishnu went in search of his father Brahm, he reached Patal Lok. Shesh Nag saw him there and furiously sprayed venom on him. This changed Shri Vishnu’s color as if he was spray-painted.
Shri Vishnu wanted to teach a lesson to Shesh Nag, but just then, Brahm Kaal said through an ethervoice that—
“Spare him now. You may take the revenge for this in Dwapar Yuga when you will incarnate as Shri Krishna and Shesh Nag will incarnate as Kalindri snake in Kalideh.”
Shri Vishnu spared him. This is why Shri Vishnu and his incarnations (Shri Ram and Shri Krishna) are always portrayed in blue color. The word “Krishna” also means ‘Dark’ or ‘Dark Complexioned’.
Janmashtami Celebration in Schools and at Home
Janmashtami is celebrated with colors and fervor, singing, dancing, reciting Aarti (prayers), Bhajans, chanting hymns from Holy Bhagavad Gita Ji, fasting, decorating temples and making Rangolis. Children dressed as little Krishna enacting the instances from Krishna’s life.
Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Dahi Handi
Dahi Handi (pot of curd) is celebrated on the 2nd day of Janmashtami. Shri Krishna Ji likes curd that’s why devotees mimic the stealing of butter by Krishna. An earthen pot containing butter is hung over a rope at a height. Teams of devotees make a human pyramid and climb on each other to reach the pot and break it.
Krishna Janmashtami 2020 Fast
On Krishna Janmashtami, many devotees of Shri Krishna keep a ritualistic fast throughout the day and break it after midnight as it is believed that Shri Krishna Ji was born in the midnight hour. But the irony is that fasting is forbidden in Holy Gita Ji Chapter 6 Verse 16.
Janmashtami Fast opposite to the Holy Books
On the day of Janmashtami, almost all the sections of the Hindu religion observe fasts. But the thing is that in none of our sacred Texts (Vedas and Gita Ji) ask keeping fasts, etc. The Verse 16 of Chapter 6 in Gita Ji clearly states that neither the one who eats too much nor the one who stays hungry nor the one who sleeps too much not either the one who is always awake can ever attain God, means, that’s useless. God Kabir also says in His Speech that—
Partham ann jal sanyam rakhe|
Yogyugat jab Satguru bhakhe||
Meaning:- We should eat and drink with Sanyam (self-restraint, i.e., in moderation). Else, we cannot worship God. Shri Krishna himself never asked for fasts, etc. We should be thoughtful, not conservative. This is just a tradition that takes us away from God.
”Hare Krishna” Mantra is Arbitrary
On Janmashtami, people chant— “Hare Krishna hare Krishna, Krishna- Krishna Hare Hare”. This is not a mantra to attain Complete Salvation. This mantra is not mentioned in any of our Holy Books. In the Holy Gita Ji Chapter 8 Verse 13, the Knowledge-giver of Gita Ji says that “Om” is the only syllable for his worship. This proves that apart from this, whatever mantra the devotee society is chanting is completely arbitrary and useless.
Krishna Janmashtami 2020 Quotes
Supreme God doesn’t take birth from a mother, whereas, Shri Krishna was born from Devaki Ji.
- “Shri Krishna lifted Govardhan to stop the worship of Demigods”
- “Those who keep fast can never attain God”~Saint Rampal JI
- “Only the Supreme God Kabir is worshipable”.~Saint Rampal JI
- “Shri Krishna has only 16 Kalas, but the Supreme Almighty has infinite Kalas”.
Who is the Supreme God in Hinduism?
Contrary to the beliefs of Hindus, Shri Krishna is not the Supreme God in Hindu Texts. The Supreme God mentioned in the Holy Books of Hinduism is God Kabir only.
Supreme God has a human-like form and does not fall in the cycle of death and birth. According to Holy Vedas, Almighty never takes birth from the womb of a mother (Rigveda Mandal 10 Sukt 4 Mantra 3) and is nourished by maiden cows (Rigveda Mandal 9 Sukt 1 Mantra 9).
He descends on earth in all four Yugas and ascends back to His eternal Abode with His Body. When we look at the life accounts of all the incarnations of Kaal, be it Shri Krishna, Shri Ram, Mohammad, or Jesus, none of them satisfy the afore-mentioned conditions except God Kabir Saheb Ji.
Krishna Janmashtami 2020: There is evidence that Kabir Saheb Ji descended on the earth in a human form as an infant on a lotus flower in the pond named “Lahar Tara” in Kashi, India. He was nourished by maiden cows and He ascended back to His eternal Abode along with His Body from Maghar, Uttar Pradesh approximately 623 years ago.
This proves that according to our Holy Scriptures, only Kabir Saheb Ji is the Supreme Almighty God. He is the Creator of this universe. Let’s see some of the proofs from the Holy Texts.
Some of the Proofs from our Holy Books
- Holy Yajuraveda Chapter 29 Verse 25 states that when the devotee society is engrossed in the wrong way of worship, then KavirDev discloses the true Spiritual Knowledge to them.
- Holy Samveda Sankhya no. 359, Chapter 4, Section 25, Verse 8 states that that Supreme God Kabir is in Form.
- Holy Rigveda Mandal 9 Sukt 96 Mantar 17, 18, 19, 20 states that the Supreme God’s real name is KavirDev and He is nurtured from the milk of maiden cows. He spreads His Knowledge through Poems and Proverbs.
- Holy Athrvaveda Kand 4 Anuvak 1 Mantra 7 states that God Kabir is the Supreme God who never deceives.
- Holy Quran Sharif Surat Furqani 25 Ayat 52 to 59 explains that the Allah Kabir created the whole universes in 6 days and sat on His throne on the 7th day. This proves that God is in Form.
- Holy Bible Job 36:5 also writes the name of God Kabir. The proof remains in the OJB translation only.
- Guru Granth Sahib Page 721 also mentions the name of God Kabir.
These prove that the Supreme God has a Human-like Form. His Name is Kabir and spreads His Knowledge like a poet.
Supreme God Kabir appears in all the Four Yugas
Supreme God Kabir says—
Satyug mein SatSukrit keh tera| Treta naam Muninder Mera||
Dwapar mein Karunamay kahaaya| Kalyug naam Kabir dharaaya||
Meaning:- In all the four Yugas, Almighty God Kabir Saheb Ji came on the earth with different names:
- In Satya Yuga, God’s name is SatSukrit.
- In Treta Yuga, God’s name is Muninder.
- In Dwapar Yuga, God’s name is Karunamay.
- And, in Kali Yuga, God’s name is Kabir.
Supreme God Kabir manifested in all the four Yugas to reveal His Tatvagyan to the devotee society but because of not understanding His Knowledge, contemporary people consider Him a Saint or a Poet only. The same is stated in the Holy Rigveda Mandal 9 Sukt 96 Mantra 17 to 20.
Lord Vishnu Ji is in Birth and Death
In the third Skandh of Holy Shrimad Devi Mahapuran, Lord Vishnu is praising his mother goddess Durga, saying, “you are a pure figure. This whole world is arising from you only. I (Vishnu), Brahma and Shankar, we all exist by your grace. We take birth (aavirbhaav) and die (tirobhaav); which means, we three gods are mortal. Only you are eternal. You are the universal mother/Jagatjan-ni/goddess Prakriti (existing for time immemorial).”
Lord Shankar says —
“Goddess, if the greatly fortunate Vishnu has taken birth from you, then Brahma who was born after him, must also be your son only, and then am I, Shankar, who does Tamoguni Leela, not your child i.e. you only are my mother too. Your Gunas are always present everywhere in this world’s creation, preservation, and destruction. Born of these three Gunas (qualities), we, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shankar, remain devoted to work according to the regulations.”
This clarifies that Brahma Ji, Vishnu Ji, and Shiv Ji take birth and die.
Supreme God Kabir played Flute
The Sacred Speech of Malook Das Ji:
Japo re man Satguru naam Kabir| Japo re man Parameshwar naam Kabir||
Ek samay Guru bansi bajaai, kalandri ke teer|
Sur nar muni jan thak gaye, ruk gaya dariya neer||
Respected Malook Das Ji is a witness of KabirDev. When Shri Malook Das Ji was 42 years old, Supreme God Kabir Saheb Ji met him and took him to Satlok. He told him His Tatvgyan. After this, Malook Das Ji uttered the above written Sacred Speech. The meaning of this Speech is that when Supreme God Kabir Saheb Ji had descended in the SatGuru Form and was preaching His Spiritual Knowledge to the God-loving devotees, some of the people used to object to His True Knowledge and used to say that—
“when Lord Krishna used to play the flute at the bank of the Yamuna river, then all the men, women, and animals used to gather around to listen to the flute.” Supreme God Kabir Ji said, “Let Me also play the flute on the bank of the Yamuna river.”
When the Supreme God Kabir Ji played the flute, along with the humans and animals even the Demigods and Demigodesses appeared in the sky and the flowing water of the river also stopped. People were surprised to see the Demigods in the sky.
Holy Gita Ji orders taking Refuge in Another God
Holy Gita Ji Chapter 18 Verse 62,
Tam, ev, sharnm, gachchh, sarvbhaaven, bharat,
Tatprsaadaat, paraam, shaantim, sthaanm, praapsyasi, shaashvatam ||62||
Translation: (Bharat) Oh Bharat! You (sarvbhaaven) in every respect (tam) that Supreme God (ev) only (sharnm) in the refuge (gachchh) go (tatprsaadaat) by grace of that Supreme God only, you (paraam) supreme (shaantim) peace and (shaashvatam) the everlasting, Sat (sthaanm) place/dhaam/lok (praapsyasi) will attain. (62)
Translation: Oh Bharat! You, in every respect, go in the refuge of only that Supreme God. By the grace of that Supreme God only, you will attain the supreme peace and the everlasting place (dhaam/lok) i.e. Satlok.
In this Verse also, it is proved that the Supreme God, by taking Whose Shelter, we can attain the Supreme Peace and the Eternal Abode, is different from Shri Krishna Ji. The same is said in Chapter 18 Verse 66.
How to Attain the Supreme God and the Supreme Peace?
Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji is imparting the true spiritual Knowledge according to our Holy Scripture that leads to the Almighty and the enormous peace is a by-product of that Worship as is also testified in Chapter 16 Verses 23 and 24 of the Holy Gita Ji.
The Scripture-based way of Worship along with abiding by the code of conduct of Worship is the way to attain complete Salvation and contentment. In the whole world, only Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj has the authority to give that way of Worship. He is the authorized Saint of the Supreme Almighty God Kabir Saheb Ji. He is the incarnation of God Kabir.
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