The churning continues. It will be 5 years tomorrow my dad passed away. The silence in me still stays. So many changes that happend in our lives in the past 5 years. We all miss you dad.
Today also happens to be Krishnastami – Birthday of Krishna. We went to Walnut Creek for bhajans – to get hold of some internal peace.
Krishna is a very different deity – he has religious side, philosophical side and folklore side. A lot of Hindus pray to him religiously as God. A lot of them pursue him through his divine song – Bhagavadgita. And a lot of people seek him through his folklore stories and how he is an embodiment of pure love. I have been to a Hare Krishna temple only once – but their depiction of Krishna is so beautiful and stunning.
Among folklore – you would come across a lot of songs, bhajans and kirtans where gopikas are missing Krishna. The songs and ragas are very touchy. There is one song which kinda matches my mood tonight and which I think is kinda sad raaga – a raaga which comes with deep yearning. It’s a song called – Jai Radha Madhav. The instrumental one I like is here –
It’s the song # 8.
Jagjit Singh’s rendition of the same song is very popular and somedays I just listen to this on loop –