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Janmashtami: A celebration of Lord Krishna’s Birth.
posted by hadjiboy (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Very interesting, thanks.
posted by athenian at 8:50 AM on September 8, 2007


Shubh Janmashtami!
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 8:51 AM on September 8, 2007


It's also known that many Hindus are named after the gods. Here's a list of Krishna's 108 names. My name, Mukund, is derived from Mukunda.

Where I'm from, we call this Gokulashtami. So happy Gokulashtami!
posted by theiconoclast31 at 9:33 AM on September 8, 2007


All the beings are bonded due to lack of knowledge but they get free and achieve liberation once they realize that the world is nothing but illusion. All the souls taking birth on the Earth must surrender to Lord, be free form attachments to living and non living objects. One should not be conditioned by body or the worldly things around.
If the world is nothing but illusion, therefore all the worldy thing are illusions as well. So the voices of those who preach Krisna are illusory, therefore we will never know if Kirshna has said anything, because we can't but perceive illusions, being ourselfs illusions. Therefore, why follow Krisna, if all he says is that we aren't but illusions after all ?

Could it be that Krishna is an illusion ? Why attach to an illusion ? Bye, overlord !
posted by elpapacito at 9:45 AM on September 8, 2007




Sanskrit funny: I was at a resort that featured a guest cabin named "shanti" ("peace" in sanskrit). The cabin was pretty shoddily built, and it occured to me that the name of the cabin could also be "shanty".
posted by telstar at 12:50 PM on September 8, 2007


OH GOD YOU SO FUNY
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 12:54 PM on September 8, 2007


So, hadjiboy: are you Hindu or Muslim?
posted by Burhanistan at 1:18 PM on September 8, 2007


ASL PLEASE!
posted by furtive at 4:21 PM on September 8, 2007


My boss didn't mind me "celebrating" Janmashtami (and staying on in India for some more time), but Thai Airways did. Apparently, I couldn't fly out on that day for some stupid ticketing reason. Still sore on that one, I am.
posted by the cydonian at 4:57 PM on September 8, 2007


This is one great holiday in Canada, let me tell you! Great fun and great food, everyone together, and fed for free.
posted by humannaire at 8:29 PM on September 8, 2007


So, hadjiboy: are you Hindu or Muslim?

Indian:)

PS. cy--check your email.
posted by hadjiboy at 10:25 PM on September 8, 2007


HB: Done, and replied.

Was actually going to say the same thing as you :-D ("He's Indian and Hyderabadi, like me"), but thought you'd be a better person to respond.

posted by the cydonian at 9:07 AM on September 9, 2007


Jai Sri Krishna Ji!

Where I'm from, we call this Gokulashtami.

Those ice-cream companies really should keep their grubby corporate hands off sponsoring religious festivals like this.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:37 PM on September 9, 2007


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