Happy Janmāshtami

Among the Dashavatāras (10 incarnations) of Vishnu, Lord Rama and Lord Krishna are the two most worshiped Gods among Hindu households. It is lord Krishna’s appearance day tonight (8th lunar day of waning phase).

Lord Rama is an incarnation of Sun whereas Lord Krishna is an incarnation of Moon. Sun rules the day whereas Moon rules the night sky.

Lord Rama was known as Purusha Purushottam (the highest or ideal human being). He was born on the 9th Tithi (lunar day) of the Shukla Paksha (waxing / bright phase of the Moon). 9th House in the chart stands for Dharma. He was an ideal king and his life was full of sacrifices just like the Sun who sacrifices his own life to provide light to others.

Lord Krishna on the other hand was born on the 8th Tithi (lunar day) of Krishna paksha (waning / dark phase of the Moon). 8th House in the chart stands for change and transformation. Krishna brought about the most dramatic transformation in human history. Krishna is dark / blue in color, hence he rules the night sky. Moon is our mind. Being an incarnation of Moon, Krishna rules our mind, emotions and bhakti.

Om Devaki Nandanaaya Vidmahe, Vasudevaaya Dheemahi, Tannah Krishnah Prachodayaat.

ॐ देवकी नन्दनाय विद्महे

वासुदेवाय धीमहि

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