Puraan | 9-Bhavishya Puraan | 4-Uttar Parv
9-Bhavishya Puraan, 4-Uttar Parv-54, p 434-438
Krishn Janmaashtamee Vrat
Then I told Mathuraa people the secret of Janmaashtamee Vrat. I said - "You may propagate my birthday as Janmashtamee in the world and every religious man must do this Vrat. I was born when Soorya was in Sinh Raashi (Leo), and Chandramaa was in Vrish Raashi (Taurus), in Bhaadrapad Maas, on the 8th day of Krishn Paksh, in the midnight, in Rohinee Nakshatra. I am the son of Maa Devakee from Vasudev Jee. First this Vrat got popular in Mathuraa, later it became famous in all Lok. By doing this Vrat, there will be peace in the world, people will be happy and healthy.
By doing this one Vrat only, sins of seven lives are washed away. On the day of the Vrat, after taking bath in the mid-day, one should make a house for Devakee. Adorn it with flowers, and keep Gop, Gopee, bell, conch, Kalash (pitcher full of water) etc at the door of that house. Draw Swastik marks on walls. In the center, on a bed, establish any kind of idol of Devkee along with me. Devakee should be breastfeeding me in that idol. One should draw Devtaa, Grih, Naag etc showering flowers on the ceiling of that house. One should draw Vasudev Jee also carrying sword and shield on its outside wall. On one side draw Kaaliya Naag in Yamunaa River.
Vasudev Jee is the incarnation of Kashyap and Devakee is the incarnation of Aditi. Baladev Jee is the incarnation of Shesh Naag, Nand Baabaa is the incarnation of Daksh Prajaapati and Yashodaa is the incarnation of Diti. Garg Muni is the incarnation of Brahmaa Jee and Kans is the incarnation of Kaalnemi Raakshas.
Then worship Devakee with Dhoop, lamp, incense, flowers, fruits, betel nut etc with this Mantra. ( see the Manra on p 435 ) Imagine Lakshmee massaging Devakee's feet. Worship all with different Mantra. ( see the Mantra on p 435-436) Some people meditate on Hari after offering Arghya to Chandramaa - they should meditate with these Mantra. (see p 436 for Mantra and more Poojaa) Thus who worships me he attains sons, children, health, wealth, long life, kingdom. In whichever country this Vrat is done, nobody fears from birth and death, diseases, and there is no lack of rain there. In which house this Vrat is done, nobody dies there untimely.
Monthly Krishnaashtamee Vrat
(Chap 57) Krishn said - "This Krishnaashtamee is very dear to Shiv. In Maargsheersh Maas, on the 8th day of Krishn Paksh one should keep fast. After mid-day, take bath, worship Shiv ling and do Havan with black sesame seeds. In this month he should worship Shankar and in the night drink cow's urine and sleep on the floor. This gives the fruit of Atiraatra Yagya. In Paush Maas worship Shiv with the name of Shambhoo, eat Ghee, this gives the fruit of Vaajpeya Yagya. In Maagh Maas, worship Shiv with the name of Maheshwar, drink cow's milk, this gives the fruit of many Yagya. In the month of Phaalgun, worship Shiv with the name of Mahaadev, eat sesame seed, this gives the fruit of eight Raajsooya Yagya. In the month of Chaitra, worship him with the name of Sthaanu, eat Yava (barley), this gives the fruit of Ashwamedh Yagya. In the month of Vaishaakh, worship Shiv with the name of Shiv, drink Kush water, this gives the fruit of 10 Purushmedh Yagya.
In the month of Jyeshth, worship Shiv with the name of Pashupati, drink cow's horn water, this gives the fruit of donating 100,000 cows. In the month of Aashaadh, worship Shiv with the name of Ugra, drink Gomaya, this gives the fruit of living in Rudra Lok for more than 1 million years. In the month of Shraavan, worship Shiv with the name Sharv, eat Ark, this gives the fruit of the Yagya in which one has donated lots of gold. In the month of Bhaadrapad, worship Shiv with the name of Tryambak, eat Bilva leaf (Bel leaf), this gives the fruit of grain donation. In the month of Aashwin, worship Shiv with the name of Bhava, eat Tandulodak, this gives the fruit of 100 Pundareek Yagya. In the month of Kaarttik, worship Shiv with the name of Rudra, eat yogurt, this gives the fruit of Agnishtom Yagya.
After doing this Vrat for 12 months, one should feed Shiv's devotee Braahman Kheer with Ghee and donate clothes and gold to one's capacity. Who does this Vrat for one year, he gets freed from all sins and lives for 100 years enjoying all kinds of pleasures. By doing this Vrat only Indra, Chandramaa, Brahmaa and Vishnu etc have attained higher status. By doing this Vrat people live in Shiv Lok for eight Kalp. Whoever listens to the importance of this Vrat, he also gets freed from all kinds of sins.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/28/13