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Salutations to Lord Krishna, the Supreme Lord, who is the Indweller of our hearts, who is Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, Bliss
who is the Soul of this universe, who bestows Immortality on His
who is the source for everything and who took a human form for the
of the gods and His devotees, to destroy wickedness and to establish

I bow to that Para Brahman, the Supreme Self, from whom is born this mysterious universe, by whom alone it is upheld, and in whom alone it is dissolved,

who is Lord Krishna Himself.

Lord Krishna was the highest incarnation of the great Vishnu. He was the unique and crowning incarnation of all. He was the Purna Avatara, the
Incarnation. He had sixteen Kalas or rays. He was a noble scion of the
illustrious Yadava dynasty. He was a world-teacher. He was the one Lord
of love. He was a lover of men. His divine form holds the heart of India

captive in chains even today.

The Bhagavata, the Mahabharata, the Vishnu Purana—all proclaim with one voice that there was none to match Sri Krishna in beauty and elegance of

form in all the three worlds.

His enchanting form with flute in hand is worshipped in the myriad homes of India. It is a form to which is poured out devotion and supreme love
from the hearts of countless devotees not only in India but also in the

He was a noble embodiment of all the great qualities of head and heart. He was the towering genius of His age. He was a great historical figure.

His sports of childhood contain countless object-lessons for all
men. He was a glorious and extraordinary personality.

Every word of Lord Krishna’s teachings and every act of His is full of sublime and grand object-lessons of momentous import to humanity in a
of ways.

Worship of Sri Krishna has been practised in India from the very commencement of the world’s culture. It is a part of the Veda itself. It is not a new

cult. Sri Krishna has become the most common object of worship in the
of India. Even in Latvia (Europe) hundreds of ladies worship Sri Krishna


Lord Krishna was great in knowledge, great in emotion, great in action, altogether. The scriptures have not recorded any life more full, more
more sublime, more grand than His.

Though Lord Krishna appeared in human form, He had an Aprakritika, divine body. He did not take any birth. He did not die. He appeared and
through His Yoga Maya. This is a secret, known only to His devotees,
and sages.

Lord Krishna has played various parts during His stay in the world. He drove the chariot of Arjuna. He was an unparalleled statesman. He was a
master musician. He gave lessons to Narada in the art of playing the
The music of His flute thrilled the hearts of the Gopis and of all. He
was a cowherd in Nandagaon and Gokul. He exhibited miracles even when he

was a child and a boy. He killed many Rakshasas. He showed Visvaroopa to

His mother. He did Rasalila, the secrets of which can only be understood

by devotees like Narada, Radha, the Gopis and Sri Gouranga. He taught
supreme truths of Yoga, Bhakti and Vedanta to Arjuna and Uddhava. He had

mastery over the sixty-four arts. That is why He is regarded as an
with sixteen Kalas or powers.

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