Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. It is observed according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar, on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha in Shraavana or Bhadrapad, which overlaps with August or September of the Gregorian calendar.

This year – Janmashtami falls on 12-Aug-2020

The celebrations are being done on family level and most of them either celebrating with a Krishna idol in cradle or dressing their little kids as young Krishna.

Overall ambiance has uplifted due to the celebrations and it is going to increase with more festivals in line.

Krishna is considered to be the avatar of Vishnu, one of the Trinity – other two being Shiv and Brahma.

Krishna’s avatar was responsible for curbing the evil spread by Kansh who happens to be his maternal uncle. The birth story of Krishna involves lot of hurdles which his parents being put in prison and how he escapes it in a magical way. The Leela of Krishna starts from early childhood and continues until he plays a crucial role in the Kuruskshetra war between Pandavs and Kauravs.

Krishna has provided baseline lessons regarding every phase of life and also preached about the right way to live :

  • He has shown by example of his life.
  • He overcame his situations and became the master of it.
  • He faced innate difficulties yet always showcased positivity.
  • He was a guide in true sense.
  • He was a warrior in his own life.
  • He was a musician – playing beautiful music on flute.
  • He was a king. He was a ruler of Dwarka. He was a good friend to Sudhama.
  • He was a charmer in love and relationships.

He has so many names based on his Leelas and roles he has taken in his life. And he has left behind a blueprint for living social life. He has given his teachings in the form of Geeta – The Bhagavad Geeta – one of the finest lessons of life. It is said that all answers lie within it. One who seeks will find it.

Krishna belief has transformed India in ways that has never happened. Places like Mathura, Vrindavan and Dwarka are associated with Krishna. These places are considered to be Religious spots and are revoured deeply by the people of India.

Dwarka is considered to be one of the “Char Dham” – places of prime religious importance. The Char Dham are located in different directions of India forming a logical geographical boundary. Badrinath in the North, Jagannath Puri in the East, Rameshwaram in the South and Dwarka in the West.

The disciples of Krishna are huge and follow various interdisciplinary ideologies based in location and the era they belong to. Similar one modern belief group of Krishna – ISKCON is internationally famous and followed across countries around the world. The people who seek peace and harmony, find the answers and way through the consciousness.

The beauty of the Life of Krishna has lessons which are timeless, priceless and very much relevant in modern times. We can seek and find ways to uplift our social, personal and professional lives.

May you find the path you seek – by consciousness.

New Beginning

Everyday is a new beginning. Believe in yourself and navigate the hurdles in your path to become who you intend to be.

Three important things which can shape how you feel about your life and things in general.

Resilience

The fighting spirit to not give up and continue to move forward can help one do many things which may seem impossible or distant future in the beginning. With a new energy and vibe every week, once can foster the future they wish to create. At the same time accept the things that are not in their control. Acceptance along with Perseverance stems the root for Resilience.

Purpose

When you have a purpose in life, it make you go on miles and miles. When you meet your purpose or create one for yourself, you must commit to it 100% and continue till you make the ends meet. Sometimes it may seem overpowering or the challenges seem too big to be crossed, but taking one bit at a time, things can be done. Following a purpose keeps one aligned in life and provides the satisfaction that keeps one healthy and happy.

Grit

Inside all of us there is a innate character that is shaped by our experiences, circumstances, surroundings and events we go through. We make choices and decisions based on our previous experiences and the future outcome. Grit is something that can make things turn around. It is accompanied by patience, belief, hardwork and a combination of other emotions. Once you experience the feeling, you can’t seem to shut it down

With a new beginning ahead all of us, we shred off the previous troubles, take the lessons from them, wear a new coat and walk into the new challenges of life to overcome them and to reach our destination as we enjoy the process as much as the output.

Blogging is a lifestyle | 7 years anniversary

Yay !

It’s been 7 years now, since I first started blogging. It has been humbling experience and changed the way I look at life. I have been able to narrate stories, share my observations and musings, write about culture, events and social stigmas. By choosing to blog, I have been able to think about various topics and express myself via my writing so other people can read and respond. It gave me an opportunity to connect to the world and also be able to hear new ideas and thoughts from people around the world.

It has made me organised, if I was already, then it has made me be able to go back to something in my idle time and write about it.

There are many subjects which often end up in my musings. The social stigmas, Culture, people, relationships and various other things that happen around us with people in general. I have been able to notice things and put them down in form of stories in my blog.

It has overall shaped my thinking about approaching things. Also I can go back to see what it was like few years back.

The users who end up on my blog from search engine has helped them in their quest from small things like booking a ticket to some more musings like if love can happen twice.

So to all the subscribers I have not been posting regularly, but that’s because of the situation life brings in. Thank you for reading my work and sharing your views on it.

Cheers.