Celebrating the month of Damodara & Diwali in New Vrindaban

Please hear the glories of offering a lamp to Lord Damodara Krsna during this auspicious month of Damodara in Kartik, an offering that is very pleasing to Lord, starting Oct 18 and ending Nov. 17, 2013.

Mother Yasoda trying to bind Lord Damodara Krsna.

Mother Yasoda trying to bind Lord Damodara Krsna.

“Krishna. O’ King of brahmanas, a person who offers a lamp in this way will not take birth again in this world.”

(Text 100, Kartika-mahatmya, Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa)

“Even one who never performs religious rituals or even the worst sinner will surely be purified by this offering. O’ Narada in the three worlds there is no sin that can stand before this Kartika Deepa. Infact, by presenting this deepa before Lord Krishna, the eternal abode can be reached without obstruction.”

(Text 113, Kartika-mahatmya, Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa)

“In the month of Kartika, one should worship Lord Damodara and recite the prayer known as Damodarashtakam, which has been spoken by the sage Satyavrata and which attracts Damodara.”

(Sri Hari Bhakti Vilasa 2.16.198)

Srila Prabhupada recommended all devotees of the Lord to especially be attentive to the following activities during the month of Damodara, in order to make rapid spiritual advancement:

1. Chant Hare Krsna Japa on Tulasi beads.

2. Offer Damodarashtakam prayers every day. (Listen to Damodarashtakam with lyrics)

3. Offer ghee lamps(dipas), flowers, incense, food.

4. Worship Tulasi Devi.

damodara yasoda


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