Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-6. Part -1.
Chapter-6. Lord Sri Krishnan – The Purna-Avataram
The Jayanti of Bhagavan Sri Krishnan, also known as Sri Krishna Janmashtami, falls on the eighth day in the dark fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September).
The observance of this holy day and the performance of this sacred worship to the great Incarnation is a symbol of an intensification of our soul's yearning to come nearer to God as much as possible.
Bhagavan Sri Krishnan is regarded as Purna-Avataram, which means the full Incarnation.
Avataram is 'Incarnation', and Purnam is 'the full'.
He is considered to be a complete manifestation of God, not a partial expression of the power and the glory of God.
The power of God is never fully manifest anywhere in the world.
It is always manifest or expressed in some percentage as the occasion demands, even as we ourselves, in our own individual capacities, for instance, do not put forth our total energy at any time of the day.
Though we work hard from morning to evening, the entire energy of our body, mind and soul does not get revealed on any occasion.
Perhaps, months may pass without an occasion for the whole energy of our system to manifest even once, because the circumstance does not demand it.
To be continued ....