Krishna is one of the ten major incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Among the avataars
of Lord Vishnu, perhaps the most popular is His descent as Krishna. He imparts
Divine wisdom to Arjuna in Bagavath Gita. Kanna, Govinda, Madhusudana,
Muralidara are also his common names.
Krishnaaya Vasudevaaya Devakinandanaaya
Nandagopa Kumaraaya Govindaaya Namo
I bow to Lord Krishna, the son of Vasudeva and Devaki, whom he made
so happy. I bow to Govinda, the son of Nandagopa.
KRISHNA AT SSVT
In Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Krishna is in the standing form representing the
famous Udipi temple God. In his right hand he holds a butter churn and the left
the rope used to turn the butter churn. This symbolism of obtaining solid butter
from buttermilk that is agitated, recalls the Lord's role in helping the devotee
churn his own mind and thought through the devotional process in order to get
the blissful experience of God-realization. The Krishna shrine is built in
Canara style architecture. The icon of Sri Ranganatha can be seen on the back of
the Krishna Shrine.
AUSPICIOUS DAYS AND FESTIVALSThursdays and the star
Rohini are auspicious to Krishna. Sri Krishna Janmaashtami is celebrated as a
big annual festival. Ranga Puja is a way of worshipping Lord
Krishna at Udipi in Southern Kannara region. It starts with Chamara seva,
lighting innumerable small lamps around the Grabagraha. In the front two
parallel rows of lamps are lit and neividyams of several kinds are offered to
the deity. Vishnu sahasranama parayanam, Ashtavagana, Special deeparadana &
puja are offered to the Lord.
The ranga puja bestows the blessing of Lord Krishna to all the
SPECIAL OFFERINGSGarlands with Thulasi leaves and fruits, beaten rice
with jaggery and butter are special offerings to Krishna. Special decorations
with butter are performed to Krishna.
GAYATHRIGovindaaya Vidhmahe Gopijana Vallabaaya
Thanna Krishna Prachodayaath.
We worship Govindhaa. Salutations to the Great Lord who won the
hearts of Gopikas. May that Krishna stimulate our faculties.