Kanhaiya, Kaanha, Govinda, Shyam, Sundar, Yashoda ka Lal, Gopal, Madhav, Keshav, Nandlal, Mohan, Hari, Girdhar, Devki Nandan, Manohar.. O My Krishna! For thousands of years, your names have resonated through the land of Bharat, and filled us with power and joy. Your legends live on in every heart. You are remembered for your wisdom, playfulness, loyalty generosity, integrity and the magnetic personality that makes every child, man, woman belong to You…
At a time of acute pain, torment and chaos in the old, impure iron-aged world, you take birth at the stroke of midnight (the darkest period in time), signifying a transformation in the world as we know it. Your holy presence on the imperishable land of Bharat commemorates the beginnings of a new world, golden age or Satyug: Where existed one kingdom–a united family bonded with love, respect and togetherness, irrespective of differences in status or profession–one religion of peace and one language.
Where the awareness of the vices of lust, anger, greed, attachment and ego is nonexistent, as each human being is an embodiment of self-sovereignty (a state of consciousness where the inner being, the soul, displays total mastery over its inner faculties of mind, intellect and personality traits), and spiritual power is at its zenith.
Where the purity seen in your thoughts, words and actions gets mirrored in every other being–’Devi-Devtaaye‘ (deities)–subjects of your royal kingdom. No one could be as perfect as you–solah-kala sampuran (master of 16 celestial arts), sampurna nirvikaari (completely viceless), maryaada purushottam (one performing actions of highest code of conduct), ahinsa parmodharam (of the highest religion of non-violence), sarva gunn sampanna (full of virtues), etc… It is little wonder that these virtues and qualities entitle you a place not only in everyone’s heart, but also as the first prince of Satyug–the Golden age.
How we await the day when you, Shri Krishnaji and Shri Radheji, will come of age, marry and be coroneted as first Emperor and Empress of the universe–Shri Narayanji and Shri Lakshmiji! For centuries, you and your successors will sustain the glorious land of Bharat par excellence. Your life is the epitome of righteousness; it is the practical illustration of the Law of Karma. Your stature and power must definitely be the fruits of divine actions–but, when did these occur? Heaven or swarg is remembered as the pralabdh (age of attainments), and so when did the purusharth (endeavour) take place? Tell us, O Pujya Atma, so we too may aspire to follow Thee!
In the Gita, Arjuna is advocated to remember the Supreme Being, Mahadev, the highest of all deities–the One to expound the greatest of elevated directions, Shrimat.