Every year, Janmashtami (birthday of Lord Shri Krishna) is celebrated with fervour and heightened spirits throughout the country. This day observes a large conflux of people from all walks of life engaging themselves in the jubilation of the festival. It is a sacred occasion of togetherness and faith. The festival celebration takes place on the eight day of the dark fortnight of the month of Shravana (August-September) as per Hindu calendar.
With an endeavour to convey the ancient legacy of inspirations to the masses and inculcate in them the invaluable divine endowments, DJJS celebrated the birth anniversary of Shri Krishna with innate zeal at a grand level in Divya Dham Ashram on 23rd and 24th August, 2019. The program was also telecasted on SANSKAR channel on 24th August, 2019.
Many youngsters volunteered on-stage and off-stage to make the event a grand success. There were enchanting cultural performances in form of ballet performances based upon the life and teachings of the deities. The preacher-disciples of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji (founder and convener of DJJS) unfolded the deep spiritual meanings hidden in the divine acts of Shri Krishna through highly insightful discourses underlying essence in the divine acts of Shri Krishna which were relevant not only in that era but hold paramount significance even in today's age.
Shri Krishna was born at a time of turmoil, raging persecution, lack of freedom, and when evil forces were reigning on the earth. The prime motive of his birth on Earth is to end all the darkness prevailing at that time, eliminate all the evil forces from Earth, and restore ‘Dharma’ in times when his uncle, Kansa, was making lives of the people miserable. Krishna played the pivotal role in Mahabharata and propagated the theory of devotion and righteousness. The enchanting music of the flute played by Krishna is a symbolic of divinity.
Suffice it to say that Shri Krishna is considered as the ray of the Absolute, something like total comprehensiveness and infinite capacity, omnipotent in behaviour, with nothing impossible. He explains that, those who realize the eternal Truth are neither reborn at the time of creation, nor are they 'disturbed' at the time of dissolution. On this path, efforts never go waste and there is no failure. Even a little effort towards spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear. The fire of knowledge burns all karmas to ashes.
Shri Krishna bestowed Divine Knowledge unto warrior disciple Arjuna before the Mahabharata, to resolve the tussle between “right” and “wrong” in his mind, and providing him with the path of “Dharma” to alleviate him above “Karma” and become a warrior who fights for absolute right. There is no knowledge higher than this in entire cosmos. He is considered as Jagatguru; he is the teacher of all teachers, the Guru of all Gurus. Satguru graces disciple at every step on this journey. Every act of Satguru is only for the uplift of disciple. Shri Maharaj Ji is also conferring this Divine Knowledge on everyone today and this is the only path to attain truth, salvation and the only way to make the world peaceful and a better place to live in.
People were mesmerized by the event and the insights they gained as to how they can address the personal and social problems as well as pursue their spiritual pursuits through the teachings of Jagatguru Shri Krishna!