Janmashtami (14th August 2017)
Janmashtami celebrates the birth of the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Mythology popularized him as Lord Krishna also lovingly known as Govinda. On Janmashtami the idol of Baal Krishna (infant Krishna) is worshipped with offerings of Tulsi, flowers, white butter, milk, curd and sweets. Gopala Krishna (Krishna as the cowherd) is worshipped for abundance, Radha Krishna for unconditional love and Narayan Krishna (Krishna with discus/ Chakra) is worshipped for protection. The 10 Mukhi Rudraksha is the divine bead of the 10 Avatars of Vishnu and the 10 Mahavidyas. When Narayan Krishna protects an individual; the guardians of the 10 directions also bless the wearer. Krishna was addressed as “Ugra Parakrama Govinda, Vigraha Bheeshana Govinda!” (Fierce and valorous Govinda feared by his enemies). This quality of his is displayed in varying levels by his 10 avatars.
They say that when evil knew no bounds and cruelty was at its peak this divine energy manifested age after age to free its devotees from oppression and destruction. The infant Krishna grew up to slay the evil Kamsa, subdue Kalia Naag, play Rasleela with Radha and Gopis and assist the Pandavas to win the war of Mahabharata. Krishna in his Vishwarupa displayed the presence of God in every aspect of the universe thus giving a form to the supreme Unmanifest to a manifestation of supreme Perfection! On Janmashtami people worship this beautiful, endearing deity by offering prayers, puja and Aarti celebrating his birth at night. In Maharashtra the youth mimic Krishna’s act of stealing butter and eating by celebrating Dahi Handi.
Lord Shiva is known as Maheshwara in ancient texts. It is believed that he created a very powerful female counterpart called Devi. In Shrimad Devi Bhagwatam it was Devi who assigned the task of protection of the universe to Narayana and in turn assisted him in this function. The 10 mukhi Rudraksha is the ultimate evidence of the divine mingling of energies. Here the 10 faces housed the powerful energies of the 10 avatars of Narayana, Devi (10 Mahavidyas) and the 10 Dikpals (Guardians of 10 directions). The wearer of this divine bead is shielded from the malefic effects of any planet, jealousy, evil eye, ghosts, evil spirits, black magic, curses etc. The 10 mukhi Rudraksha when worn on Janmashtami or Gokulashtami brings in an aura of positive energy and frees the wearer from phobias, sickness and troubles. As per ancient texts the brilliance of the divine soul generates so much light in the life of the wearer that all dark forces cease to exist.
The divine, protective glance of Lord Shiva produced tears of compassion for those who suffered evil forces. These tears transformed into Rudraksha seeds and made an irreplaceable place for themselves in scriptures, worship and the lives of human beings. Rudraksha are multifaceted seeds and each one is assigned a deity from the Hindu pantheon. The 10 Mukhi Rudraksha is the indestructible shield of divine protection as per texts. It is the most auspicious Rudraksha on the occasion of Janmashtami. Rudralife is an organization that supplies high quality of Rudraksha. We ensure that our Rudraksha are ISO lab tested and certified. Our products ensure that a divine balance exists between science and scriptures to optimize benefits for our customers. Log in to www.rudralife.com , email us, call us or visit us. The entire month of Shravan we hold an exhibition at our office and Muktheshwar temple Juhu. We offer free astro numerology services and energize your product once the purchase is made. So do visit us if you wish to procure the rare and elusive Nepal 10 mukhi Rudraksha on Janmashtami. Wear it and remember the prayer “Vishnum, Vishnum Maha Vishnum, Prabha Vishnum Maheshwaram! Aneka Roopa Daityaantam, Namaami Purushottamam.!” Kindly Note this year Janmashtami is on a Shravan Somvar a rare occurrence auspicious to both; Lord Shiva and Narayana Krishna.