Sri Krishna Janmastami:
Adhikar for Abhisekh

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Krishna Janmastami, morning class
3 September 2018, part 4


Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Visva-varenya Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay
Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa-kula-churamani Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Jay Om Vishnupad Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad ki jay
Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Nityananda Sri Sri Prahlad Maharaj Laksmi Nrisinghadev ki jay
Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda Sundarjiu ki jay
Sri Janmastami bara maha-mahotsav ki jay
Samasta bhakta-vrinda ki jay
Janmastami palan-kari bhakta-vrinda ki jay

When people do Durga puja or some other pujas, they usually fast, so here too—if you are to do the abhisekh (bathing) of Lord Sri Krishna in the evening, if you want to get this opportunity, you must fast the whole day; otherwise you cannot bathe the holy body of Gopal. Those who are going to eat somewhere rice, etc. today, they do not get this right.

Devotee: Can we drink some water?

Yes, you can drink water, juice, you can take some fruit, etc. whatever is taken on Ekadasi is acceptable [for those who cannot fast the whole day], but if anyone eats grains, they will not get this opportunity to do the abhisekh of Gopal.

So, take a bath, wear clean clothes in the evening—there will be abhisekh of Gopal, and you will all (except for those who do not fast) get the opportunity to do it. You can take fruits, milk, curd, I have no objection, but not grains.

Jay Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay
Harinam sankirtan ki jay

[His Divine Grace instructs the cook:]

Prabhu, you must start cooking now to prepare the noon offering. Cook just for the offering, including rice, some laddu, sweets, etc. And in the evening, it is necessary to make many items—you can cook with whatever vegetables and ingredients are there in the kitchen.

In this way, we will observe this day. Now we must also do parayan [continuous reading of a scripture]. Those who are going to read should first recite Vandana (everybody knows it by heart) and then start reading Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita. Each devotee will read for one hour.

[His Divine Grace then recites Vandana and finished the morning class.]

Jay Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay
Nitai Gaura premanande Hari bol


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