Monday, December 13, 2010

Fourth Day of Brahmotsavam

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Many sages have approached the Kalpavriksha tree to seek boons. The Kalpavriksha tree is very hard to reach as it is rooted in its place. For mortals like us, it is an impossible feat to reach this sacred tree. Hence the Lord appears to us as the Kalpavriksha tree. We ask God several things and he grants it to us. But the ultimate goal is to reach the Lord himself and attain Moksha (Salvation). Accompanying the Lord are his divine consorts, Sridevi and Bhudevi.

In 2010 Brahmotsavam, we have Lord Krishna with Rukmini and Satyabhama as his divine consorts.

In the eveining the Lord appears with his divine consorts in the Sarva Bhoopala Vahanam. Sarvabhoopala means “All the guardians of the material universe." The mighty Lord visits the Ashtadikpalakas (the rulers of the Eight directions) and gives them blessings. The Ashtadikpalakas, namely Indra (East direction), Varuna (West), Kubera (North), Yama (South), Agni (SouthEast), Nirtuhi (SouthWest), Isana (North East), and Vayu (North West) will pray to the Lord and give him their offerings which will be accepted by the Lord under this floral canopy.

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