Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Benefits of the month of Kartik
The month of Kartik started this tuesday and goes on for one month till the 28th of next month. It is also called the month of Damodar lila where Lord Krishna as a baby causes trouble that His mother had to tie Him to a wooden grinding mortar with ropes around His belly, thus the name Damodara. God who is all pervasive allows His devotee to tie Him. It is very endearing pastime and one that can be recounted often.
Below are the benefits of this month. Once Srila Prabhupada said the month of Kartik is like a sale on the ship where things are cheaper. Similarly we can make more progress spiritually if we take shelter of Lord Damodara this month.
“When one offers a lamp during the month of Karttika, his sins in many thousands and millions of births perish in half an eye blink.”
“Please hear the glories of offering a lamp during pleasing to Lord Kesava. O King of brahmanas, a person who offers a lamp in this way will not take birth again in this world.”
“By offering a lamp during the month of Karttika one attains a pious result ten million times greater than the result obtained by bathing at Kuruksetra during a solar eclipse or by bathing in the river Narmada during a lunar eclipse.”
“A person who during the month of Karttika offers a lamp to Lord Kesava has already performed all yajnas and bathing in all holy rivers. ”
“The ancestors say: When someone in our family pleases Lord Kesava by offering to Him a lamp during the month of Karttika, then, by the mercy of the Lord who holds the Sudarsana-cakra in His Hand, we will all attain liberation.”
“By offering a lamp during the month of Karttika one burns away a collection of sins as big as Mount Meru or Mount Mandara. Of this there is no doubt.”
“A person who offers a lamp during the month of Karttika attains a result that cannot be obtained with even a hundred yajnas or a hundred pilgrimages.”
“A person who offers a lamp to Lord Krishna during Karttika attains the eternal spiritual world where there is no suffering.”
All glories to beautiful Lordship Sri Sri Radha Damodarji!
All glories to the month of Kartik!