Save the Lord

The existence of the Shree Krishna Temple in Sion, Mumbai seems to be under uncertainty with ploys being deployed by authorities to destroy it. Popularly known as the Shiv Temple, it was constructed a century ago and is of a great astha to the Hindus with anecdotal stories and myths relating to it. Off lately a group of local inhabitants have been posing a threat to obliterate the temple to fulfill their selfish needs and materialistic pleasures.

“In line with the changing times and battered temple condition, it was essential to renovate and maintain the upkeep of this place” says a source close to the temple. He further adds “It was Shree Ramanugrah Trust who undertook the temple repairs and also donated huge sums of money to restore the temple to a good condition. It was all good, when one of the members started misappropriation of the trust’s funds for personal benefits”.

It is alleged that there have been constant attempts by one of the trust members in close alliance with a Construction house to demolish the temple for serving their own selfish motive. They have deputed goons who threaten the devotees coming to the temple on daily basis and disturb the peace and create communal harmony through threats and assaults to the security guards posted by the trust in the temple. Activities like drinking liquor inside the temple premise and playing cards are being conducted.

Adding to the woes is the unexpected response of the police officials. Despite regular attempts on the part of temple administration to lodge complaints the police do not accept any complaints and threatens not to file any complaints in future otherwise they will take strict action against the devotees and temple administration people.

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Believe in the powerful light of Unity!

The complete nature of God is a divine mystery in that humans cannot fully comprehend the nature of God. We are too limited in our capacity to comprehend. God Almighty requires that we accept certain things on Faith. Someday, once we have passed from this life, we will fully comprehend. Until then, we must have faith.

We humans can never understand what the almighty has planned for us as we are too small for such an act, but what we as humans can surely do is, have complete faith in him.

In a bid to fulfill his selfish needs sometimes man forgets what he is doing and starts looking for materialistic pleasure. He even goes to the extent of not realizing that he is ignoring his creator in the process. Such is the case with Shree Krishna Temple and we are fighting for it. Will you support us?

One man cannot achieve this, it takes an effort of hundreds, thousands, millions etc. We do not ask you for help, all we are trying to do is spread awareness. If we raise our voice against it, it will be for our own self, because no matter how less we care, we know what is the importance of a holy place, which is a heritage itself.

Jai Shree Krishna

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The main teachings of Bhagavad Gita

* Be compassionate towards all living beings, thus love all living beings. This means don’t be envious or hateful of others. Be friendly to others, be nice to others, be kind to others, be generous to others, be merciful to others, be charitable to the needy. Don’t cheat others, don’t lie, don’t steal, don’t hurt others, don’t drink, don’t take drugs, don’t eat meat, don’t buy leather.

* This body you (the soul) are residing in, is temporary, but the real you, the soul, is eternal. Just as we change worn out clothes, jobs, houses, cars, partners, and so on. One day you will be forced to change your body too. So don’t get too attached to this temporary body and material life. And just as a manufacturing company designs it’s products today for production in the future. Similarly you are designing your next body with the actions you are taking now. So if you think let me enjoy now and forget about the future. Thus if you think your next life is not worth thinking about now. Then your next life will be that of nothing. You will take birth among the 8 million species of living beings below that of human beings (animal and plant kingdoms).

* There is only one person who without any doubt declared himself and proved that he was the Supreme Personality of God, Lord Krishna. Always think of him, worship him, and serve him. In this age of Kali, which means the age of ignorance, there will be so many godless people who will try to make you godless too. Surrender onto the only proven God, Lord Krishna. Do you know anyone who can lift a mountain, expand himself into thousands of forms, show the whole Universe in his mouth, put out a forest fire by swallowing it, kill all the demonic and save people in this very life. Lord Krishna did all this.

* In this age of Kali, the age of ignorance and irreligious. There will be many imposters who will claim to be God or prophet of God and cheat innocent people. These imposters can only cheat people, they cannot exhibit the potency of God. Only Lord Krishna proved himself to be the one true God.

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Sri krishna – 108 Names with Meaning


Achala —-Still Lord
Achyuta —-Infallible Lord
Adbhutah —-Wonderful God
Adidev —-The Lord Of The Lords
Aditya —-The Son Of Aditi
Ajanma —-One Who Is Limitless And Endless
Ajaya —-The Conqueror Of Life And Death
Akshara—- Indestructible Lord
Amrut —-One Who Is Sweet As Nectar
Anaadih —-One Who Is The First Cause
Anandsagar —-Compassionate Lord
Ananta —-The Endless Lord
Anantajit —-Ever Victorious Lord
Anaya —-One Who Has No Leader
Aniruddha —-One Who Cannot Be Obstructed
Aparajeet —-The Lord Who Cannot Be Defeated
Avyukta —-One Who Is As Clear As Crystal
Balgopal —-The Child Krishna, The All Attractive
Bali —-The Lord Of Strength
Chaturbhuj Four—-Armed Lord
Danavendra —-Granter Of Boons
Dayalu —-Repositiory Of Compassion
Dayanidhi —-The Compassionate Lord
Devadidev —-The God Of The Gods
Devakinandan —-Son Of Mother Devaki
Devesh —-Lord Of The Lords
Dharmadhyaksha —-The Lord OF Dharma
Dwarkapati —-Lord Of Dwarka
Gopal —-One Who Plays With The Cowherds, The Gopas
Gopalpriya —-Lover Of Cowherds
Govinda —-One Who Pleases The Cows, The Land And The Entire Nature
Gyaneshwar —-The Lord Of Knowledge
Hari —-The Lord Of Nature
Hiranyagarbha —-The All Powerful Creator
Hrishikesh —-The Lord Of All Senses
Jagadguru —-Preceptor Of The Universe
Jagadisha —-Protector Of All
Jagannath —-Lord Of The Universe
Janardhana —-One Who Bestows Boons On One And All
Jayantah —-Conqueror Of All Enemies
Jyotiraaditya —-The Resplendence Of The Sun
Kamalnath —-The Lord Of Goddess Lakshmi
Kamalnayan —-The Lord With Lotus Shaped Eyes
Kamsantak —-Slayer Of Kamsa
Kanjalochana —-The Lotus-Eyed God
Keshava —-One Who Has Long, Black Matted Locks
Krishna Dark—-Complexioned Lord
Lakshmikantam —-The Lord Of Goddess Lakshmi
Lokadhyaksha —-Lord Of All The Three Lokas (Worlds)
Madan —-The Lord Of Love
Madhava —-Knowledge Filled God
Madhusudan —-Slayer Of Demon Madhu
Mahendra —-Lord Of Indra
Manmohan —-All Pleasing Lord
Manohar—- Beautiful Lord
Mayur —-The Lord Who Has A Peacock Feathered-Crest
Mohan —-All Attractive God
Murali —-The Flute Playing Lord
Murlidhar —-One Who Holds The Flute
Murlimanohar —-The Flute Playing God
Nandgopala —-The Son Of Nand
Narayana —-The Refuge Of Everyone
Niranjana —-The Unblemished Lord
Nirguna —-Without Any Properties
Padmahasta —-One Who Has Hands Like Lotus
Padmanabha —-The Lord Who Has A Lotus Shaped Navel
Parabrahmana —-The Supreme Absolute Truth
Paramatma—- Lord Of All Beings
Parampurush —-Supreme Personality
Parthasarthi—- Charioteer Of Partha – Arjuna
Prajapati —-Lord Of All Creatures
Punyah —-Supremely Pure
Purshottam—- The Supreme Soul
Ravilochana —-One Who Eye Is The Sun
Sahasraakash ——-Thousand-Eyed Lord
Sahasrajit —–One Who Vanquishes Thousands
Sahasrapaat —Thousand-Footed Lord
Sakshi —-All Witnessing Lord
Sanatana —-The Eternal Lord
Sarvajana ——Omniscient Lord
Sarvapalaka —-Protector Of All
Sarveshwar —–Lord Of All Gods
Satyavachana —-One Who Speaks Only The Truth
Satyavrata —–The Truth Dedicated Lord
Shantah —-Peaceful Lord
Shreshta —-The Most Glorious Lord
Shrikanta —Beautiful Lord
Shyam ——Dark-Complexioned Lord
Shyamsundara —Lord Of The Beautiful Evenings
Sudarshana —-Handsome Lord
Sumedha —-Intelligent Lord
Suresham –Lord Of All Demi-Gods
Swargapati —Lord Of Heavens
Trivikrama —-Conqueror Of All The Three Worlds
Upendra ——Brother Of Indra
Vaikunthanatha —- Lord Of Vaikuntha, The Heavenly Abode
Vardhamaanah —— The Formless Lord
Vasudev — All Prevailing Lord
Vishnu —-All Prevailing Lord
Vishwadakshinah — Skilfull And Efficient Lord
Vishwakarma — Creator Of The Universe
Vishwamurti —- Of The Form Of The Entire Universe
Vishwarupa — One Who Displays The Universal Form
Vishwatma — Soul Of The Universe
Vrishaparvaa –Lord Of Dharma
Yadavendra —King Of The Yadav Clan
Yogi —-The Supreme Master
Yoginampati –Lord Of The Yogis

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The Story of the Birth of Lord Krishna

The birth of Krishna is in itself a transcendental phenomenon that generates awe among the Hindus and overwhelms one and all with its supra mundane happenings.

Mother Earth, unable to bear the burden of sins committed by evil kings and rulers, appealed to Brahma, the Creator for help. Brahma prayed to the Supreme Lord Vishnu, who assured him that he would soon be born on earth to annihilate tyrannical forces.

One such evil force was Kamsa, the ruler of Mathura (in northern India) and his people were utterly terrified of him. On the day Kamsa’s sister Devaki was married off to Vasudeva, an akashvani or voice from the sky was heard prophesying that Devaki’s 8th son would be the destroyer of Kamsa. The frightened Kamsa immediately unsheathed his sword to kill his sister but Vasudeva intervened and implored Kamsa to spare his bride, and promised to hand over every new born child to him. Kamsa relented but imprisoned both Devaki and her husband Vasudeva.

When Devaki gave birth to her first child, Kamsa came to the prison cell and slaughtered the newborn. In this way, he killed the first six sons of Devaki. Even before her 8th child was born, Devaki and Vasudeva started lamenting its fate and theirs. Then suddenly Lord Vishnu appeared before them and said he himself was coming to rescue them and the people of Mathura. He asked Vasudeva to carry him to the house of his friend, the cowherd chief Nanda in Gokula right after his birth, where Nanda’s wife Yashoda had given birth to a daughter.

He was to exchange his boy and bring Yashoda’s baby daughter back to the prison. Vishnu assured them that “nothing shall bar your path”.

At midnight on ashtami, the divine baby was born in Kamsa’s prison. Remembering the divine instructions, Vasudeva clasped the child to his bosom and started for Gokula, but found that his legs were in chains. He jerked his legs and was unfettered! The massive iron-barred doors unlocked and opened up.
While crossing river Yamuna, Vasudeva held his baby high over his head. The rain fell in torrents and the river was in spate. But the water made way for Vasudeva and miraculously a five-mouthed snake followed him from behind and provided shelter over the baby.

When Vasudeva reached Gokula, he found the door of Nanda’s house open. He exchanged the babies and hurried back to the prison of Kamsa with the baby girl. Early in the morning, all the people at Gokula rejoiced the birth of Nanda’s beautiful male child. Vasudeva came back to Mathura and as he entered, the doors of the prison closed themselves.

When Kamsa came to know about the birth, he rushed inside the prison and tried to kill the baby. But this time it skipped from his hand and reaching the sky. She was transformed into the goddess Yogamaya, who told Kamsa: “O foolish! What will you get by killing me? Your nemesis is already born somewhere else.”

In his youth Krishna killed Kamsa along with all his cruel associates, liberated his parents from prison, and reinstated Ugrasen as the King of Mathura.

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|| Bhagavad Gita || – Final Chapter

In Krishna’s final chapter of the Bhagavad Gita there are a number of places where Vaishnava commentators consider the book could have ended. After the first of his possible endings, Krishna wants to make sure Arjuna—and we readers—have understood his hope for all souls. Thus he summarizes his ultimate instruction, as the powerful conclusion.

The idea that his book—it is “his” book after all!—of perennial wisdom has a conclusion is often surprising to the casual reader looking for generic spiritual wisdom to add to their lives or personal agenda. We conditioned souls have a very ego-centric view of the world and any information or knowledge we come into contact with. Sometimes people like the Gita because they think it recommends many paths and one can choose one that appeals to them according to their personal criterion.

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Krishna Tales: Lord Krishna and the Lapwing’s Nest

It was the battle of Kurukshetra. The white conch shells were about to sound, the elephants to march forward, and the attack of the archers to commence. The moment was brief and terrible. Banners were flying, and the charioteers preparing for the advance.

Suddenly a little lapwing, who had built her nest in the turf of a hillock in the midst of the battlefield, drew the attention of the Lord Krishna by her cries of anxiety and distress for her young. “Poor little mother!” he said tenderly, “let this be thy protection!” And, lifting a great elephant-bell that had fallen near, he placed it over the lapwing’s nest.

And so, through the eighteen days of raging battle that followed, a lapwing and her nestlings were kept in safety in their nest, by the mercy of the lord, even in the midst of the raging field of Kurukshetra.

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History of Shiv Temple, Sion

History: Shree Krishna temple is more than hundred years in existence and there is a great astha of hindus as there are several stories, history which proves that the said temple is in existence for several years. The idols of the temple and their sculptures itself proves that the said temple is a part of antique which is well protected under archeological department. The said temple is also part and partial of Sion fort which is very adjacent and touching the Sion fort of Shivaji Maharaj.There are several histories which proves that this temple is one of unique piece and known for his various miracle as a jaagrutsthaan which requires to be marked as a heritage.

Geographical location of the temple: ShriKshetra now called Shri Krishna Mandirkshetra is one of the most ancient spiritual, geographical sites in the island city of Mumbai which is situated and located in the heart of Mumbai, which is bang opposite to Sion talao.

Origin of Shree Krishna Temple: Origin of this spiritual site was supposed to be because this was place blessed by lord Shiva himself.

Before the modern city of Mumbai that we see was formed, this place was in existence before Maa Bhagwati in the form of Mumbadevi established herself.

Before Eastern express highway cut through this sacred land this was one continuous interrupted spiritual place which has seven ponds around it of this only one survives today.

This place called Sion now a days is even today called “SHIV” in Maharashtra because this was blessed by lord Shiva. Maa Bhawani Shakti also was very fond of this place.

Today eastern express highway has cut this land leaving a pond and a Shiv temple on the northern side of the highway and ShriKrishna, MaaBhawani, Saneshwar, Vinayak/Brhmarakshas and Naagdevtaa and Devi on the southern side of the highway.

This place was so sacred that even the early Maratha rulers had preserved it and made a small fort on top of the hill. Later Portuguese invaders took over the hill and expanded the fort like all ancient Indian spiritual places. This sites has seen a lot of changes taking place in and around its vicinity.

The growth of modern Mumbai has put continuous pressure on this ever shrinking kshetrasthal.

There is also a belief that MaaBhawanis seven “sakhis “ – Atmaas are even today around this temple complex protecting it.

Idols inside the temple:

1) Shri Krishna,

2) MaaBhawani ,

3) SaneshwarBhagwan,

4) Vinayak/Brhmarakshas and

5) Naag devtaa

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Krishna Tales: Krishna and Bakasura

Bakasura is again one of the asuras contracted by Kamsa to kill Krishna.

Bakasura was the brother of Putana, whose story is given earlier. Bakasura took the form of a giant bird and terrorised the cowherds and cowherdesses of Gokul.

Krishna, in an act of bravery entered the beak of the bird, and then the bird closed its beak. But Krishna wriggled round and round inside so as to make Bakasura uneasy and ultimately Bakasura had to vomit Krishna out and he died on the spot.

Similar to Bakasura, his brother Aghasura was similarly deputed by Kamsa. But Krishna again vanquished him too who took the form of a giant serpent, by going inside and wriggling his body.

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Krishna Tales: Krishna is Sarvavyapi

Once, Krishna and His comrades went into a house and brought down the vessel of curds, when the mistress of the house came in.

“Why did you come in she asked?”

“My mother had a stick in her hand so I ran in here out of fear,” Krishna replied.

“Who are these boys?” she asked. “I brought them to bear witness to what I say”, replied Krishna.

“Why have you placed that vessel between your legs?”, she asked in feigned anger.

“So that these fellows may not get hold of the butter”, was the answer.

“Why do you go from house to house and eat the butter from their stores?” asked Yasoda.

“I like only things I select and choose; I do not like to be fed”, replied the boy Krishna.

Krishna could not be confined to one routine. He is sarvavyapi (present everywhere, all pervading); He is bhaktavatsala (kind to devotees).

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