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Janmashtami 2023

Birth of Krishna.

Janmashtami will be observed tomorrow.

Verse and translation provided by Dr. V.N. Muthukumar:

Śrīmad Bhāgavata 10.13.11
बिभ्रद्वेणुं जठरपटयोः शृङ्गवेत्रे च कक्षे
वामे पाणौ मसृणकबळं तत्फलान्यङ्गुलीषु ।
तिष्ठन्मध्ये स्वपरिसुहृदो हासयन्नर्मभिः स्वै:
स्वर्गे लोके मिषति बुभुजे यज्ञभुग्बालकेलिः ॥

A flute stuck between His waist-garment and stomach,
a blow-horn and stick tucked on the left,
a ball of rice in His hand with
other delicacies tucked between the fingers,
sitting amidst His friends, His jokes making them laugh;
Kṛṣṅa – The One who accepts offerings in yajñas
enjoys sporting with His friends,
as the devas in svarga
look on unblinkingly with wonder.

The moorthi of Krishna below, made from the wood of the Tulsi tree, was photographed at the Devaki-Krishna temple in Mashel, Goa.

Krishna, at Mashel, Goa

Baby Krishna
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

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