Celebrating Kṛṣṇa Janmāṣṭamī

Living Sanskrit Retreats & Workshops, Self-Paced Free Course

Śūbh Janmāṣṭami! Happy birthday to beloved Lord Kṛṣṇa! Of all the deities, Śrī Kṛṣṇa inspires profound devotion and love in all of us.

In our latest free course, we couldn’t help ourselves and put together nine full lessons that incorporates hours of content to explore and relish!

In this course, we invite you to learn about:

-what Śrī Kṛṣṇa embodies

-traditional practices for this day

-the miraculous story of his birth

-why he stands in that unique cross-legged posture

-his special relationship to his friends, and cows

-the story of Sudāma

-a seasonally and spiritually appropriate Ayurvedic prasāda for this celebration

-verses from the Kṛṣṇāṣṭakam

-the Kṛṣṇa Gāyatrī mantra

-a beautiful Kathak dance honoring the lord

-the meaning and various melodies of Madhurāṣṭakam