Update: Jan 06, 2022 12:09 PM STI
New Delhi [India]January 6 (ANI / ATK): A Purnima on a Hindu calendar means a full moon night.
What makes Sharad Purnima so important is that on this Purnima the moon shines with the sixteen Kalamas that make up a perfect human being.
This night is considered auspicious by all who believe in the faith and emphasizes the importance of worshiping Lord Chandra.
Braj bathed in the nectar of devotion on Sharad Purnima which fell on October 19 of this year. Everywhere you walked there was a huge crowd of devotees. Sharad Purnima celebrations at Radha Raman temple have started from the early hours of the day.
Devotees all over the world cherished Lord Krishna’s special darshan. The songs of Radhe Radhe resounded throughout the pilgrimage town. From the Brahma Muhurta thousands of devotees have embarked on the Panchkosiya parikrama.
One of the devotees who was remarkably absorbed in the feelings of reverence on Wednesday was former Bollywood actress and Mathura MP Hema Malini. She visited the Radha Raman temple in the holy city of Vrindavan and worshiped the Lord. The idol of Lord Krishna was dressed in white clothes and worshiped with all the idols of Braj Gopis who were dressed in yellow. Yellow is considered Lord’s favorite color.
Seeing Thakurji seated on the silver throne, the deputy was moved by the worship. Vaishnavacharya Pundrik Goswami enlightened her on the relevance and meaning of Sharad Purnima. She also received prasad, a flute and a dupatta which are the usual offerings to Lord Krishna.
This event is also called Raas Purnima by the people of the Braj region of India. The scriptures suggest that Lord Krishna performed Maharaas – the dance of heavenly passion – that night. The Gopis of Vrindavan slipped away from their cottages and families to join Krishna in the woods for a night of moonlight dancing. That night, Lord Krishna cloned himself into several to escort each Gopi and extended the night for what appeared to them to be billions of years. This is the reason why one can see the idol of Lord Krishna accompanied by the idols of Gopis in the Radha Raman temple.
The eve of Sharad Purnima did not end with the worship of the Radha Raman temple for the deputy Hema Malini. It is said that Leela of the Maharaas resurrected the Dwapar Yuga to his former glory on the night of Sharad Purnima in Govardhan, Mathura. Like every year, the Maharaas’ celebrations in the city of Mathura were breathtaking.
People witnessed the lamp-lit Chandra Sarovar on Tuesday night and it was a sight to behold. Thakurji bestowed darshan on worshipers in white garments at the Radha Raman temple in Braj.
The event was broadcast live by several mainstream news channels. The dance piece was presented by Padma Shri Prize winner Shekhar Sen, who received a standing ovation. MP Hema Malini was accompanied by Braj Teerth Vikas, Parishad vice-president Shailja Kant Mishra, and BJP MP Karinda Singh in the audience. The big night spread feelings of greater devotion among the people of Braj and celebrated the age-old epic.
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