Birthplace of Lord Krishna (Mathura)
Last time I told you about how, most divine children were born in mysterious
ways. I am going to tell about how that came to pass.
Rama's father's name was King Dashratha. He had 3 wives and had almost lost
hope of begetting children. Dasharatha's guru Sage Vashishta advised him to
perform a certain prayer. At the conclusion of it, a Celestial Being appeared
with a bowl of sweetened rice and milk. King Dashratha was told to distribute
the sweet to his 3 wives. It is written that on drinking of the milk, the wives
experienced symptoms of pregnancy and months later, Rama and his brothers were
It is stated that Rama emergence into the world was painless to his mother,
Queen Kaushalya. She suddenly saw the Divine Child with 4 arms. Upon Mother
Kaushalya's prayer that he assume the body of a natural child, Rama reverted to
the form of a normal new born baby and started to cry!
Krishna was born while his parents, Devki and Vaasudeva were in jail.
Krishna's parents were imprisoned by Devki's brother who feared that he would be
killed by the 8th child born to his sister. Devki did not experience labor
pains. Upon the birth of the Divine Child, the guards fell asleep, the gates
miraculously opened and Vaasudeva crossed a swollen river and carried the child
It is believed that baby Sidhaartha, who became the Budha walked a few steps
on being born. His Mother Maya learned that she was blessed to be the Mother of
a Great Being, by a Celestial Dream!
Jesus' Birth was heralded by a bright Star, which was noticed in far away
countries. Angels announced Jesus' birth and blessed Mankind.
Angel Gabriel appeared to Mohammed and urged him to "Recite" Those
utterings are recorded in the Koran.
These Divine children, came to our world to teach how to live our life. We
all should follow the Path of Love. And if we walk together, it will make the
journey so much more enjoyable. Even though we may be belonging to different
religions, we all belong to one big family.
Can you understand that? Maybe I can explain it to you this way. Different
people are like different parts of your body. Now when your ear aches, does not
the whole of you feel miserable? The same thing happens when your head or tummy
hurts. Now when someone in a certain part of the world suffers, we all should
hurt, and try our best to relieve him of his misery, because when we do that,
the whole of us feels fine. Just like when the tummy stops hurting, we feel fine
all over. Am I right?
We tend to fight with each other to prove which religion is better, but we
forget that the message of all religions is the same. You, dear children, are
the leaders of tomorrow. If you learn this lesson, then maybe, you will teach it
to your children, and they will teach it to theirs. Then maybe the world will
stop fighting and killing each other.
Can I rely on you, to pass this message? I know I can, because you are very
dear children. Jesus said that unless you become like children, you shall not
enter the Kingdom of Heaven!
So I know that your world will be, a more peaceful one than ours!
It is believed that Hanuman is among the ll Rudras, Avatars of
He was born through a greater miracle.
While the kheer or payas of Dasharath's yagna was being distributed to
his three wives Kaushalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi, it is said that a hard breeze
blew, and Kaikeyis share was blown away. The breeze or Vayu or Pavan took it and
dropped it in the open hands of Anjani, the monkey queen who ate it.
Anjani is the mother of Hanuman who, upon birth, was so powerful
that he jumped to grab the sun. The sun, frightened by this assault, negotiated
with Hanuman that he would give him golden garments which would be seen only by
his Lord master and that Hanuman would meet his Lord because of the gifted
So Hanuman let go of the Sun. Later during Sri Ram's Vanvaas, (sojourn
in the forest) Ram saw the Monkey Hanuman and when he exclaimed about his golden
garments, Hanuman recognized his Lord and never left Ram's side. Hanuman is one
of the seven 'immortals' of Hindu mythology.