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The most fundamental of Hindu deities, is the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - popular deities include Ganesha, Krishna, Hanuman and goddesses like Lakshmi, Durga,Saraswati.

Appearance of Lord Krishna

Lord Krishna descends, in His original form, once in a day of Brahma, which is 4 billion, 320 million years. Lord Krishna took birth here about 5,000 years ago in Dwapara-yuga. Krishna appeared at midnight, on the eighth day of the waning moon, in the month of Bhadra (Aug-Sept), in the jail house of King Kamsa, in Mathura. The leader of the demons, Kamsa, had imprisoned Krishna's father, Vasudeva, and mother, Devaki. Devaki was the cousin (sister) of Kamsa. They were imprisoned because there was a prophecy that the eighth son of Devaki would kill Kamsa. Before Krishna had appeared, Kamsa had already killed the first six sons of Devaki.

At the time of birth of Lord Krishna, everywhere there was an atmosphere of peace and prosperity. There were auspicious stars visible in the sky, and on the surface in all towns and villages or pasturing grounds and within the minds of everyone there were signs of good fortune. The rivers were flowing full of waters, and the lakes were beautifully decorated with lotus flowers. The forests were full with beautiful birds and peacocks. All the birds within the forests began to sing with sweet voices, and the peacocks began to dance along with their consorts. The wind blew very pleasantly, carrying the aroma of different floweres, and the sensation of bodily touch was very pleasing. At home, the brahmanas, who were accustomed to offer sacrifices in the fire, found their homes very pleasant for offerings. Due to disturbances created by the demoniac kings, the sacrificial fire, altar had been almost stopped in the houses of brahmanas, but now they could find the opportunity to start the fire peacefully. Being forbidden to offer sacrifices, the brahmanas were very distressed in mind, intelligence and activities, but just at the point of Krishna's appearance, automatically their minds became full of joy because they could hear loud vibrations in the sky of transcendental sounds proclaiming the appearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.




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