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Dear Perumal,

I’ve often wanted to spend some time in some kind of artwork depicting your various forms. Finally got the opportunity to make a small contribution. Here is adiyen’s amateur Madhubani painting of Krishna having a wonderful time with Rukmini. The original painting this is based on I’m sure referred to Radha, but to my mind this is Rukmini! 🙂

Rukmini-Krishna (outline sketch)

Rukmini-Krishna (outline sketch)

Rukmini-Krishna Madhubani (completed)

Rukmini-Krishna Madhubani (completed)

Srimathe Ramanujaaya Namahl

Srimathe Naarayanaaya Namahl

Dear Perumal,

Today, November 2nd – 2013, devotees following South Indian and Sri Vaishnava traditions observe Deepavali. (Deepa – meaning light/lamp, aavali – meaning row).

The 14th day of the month of Aippasi (Ashvin) is recognised as Naraka Chathurdasi, the period when Sri Krishna returns with Satyabama after killing the powerful and evil asura – Naraka. In the process Krishna also frees 16, 100 women captured by the asura.

Krishna Satyabhama NarakasuraWhat would this signify for a straw-like devotee such as me, Perumale? Apart from the fact that the entire episode is worth celebrating in great pomp, it signifies that once you let the lord enter your being (though in fact He is always present), all malevolent forces are destroyed at once!

Yes, Krishna is the effulgent light, destroying all darkness within.

The Chathurdasi day is also observed in some parts as Hanuman Jayanthi, while others mention that it was on this day that Hanuman returns to Ayodhya, bringing information on the return of lord Rama and Sita, to everyone’s joy!

hanuman ram prays

Adiyen pays respect to the beloved lord Narayana on this auspicious day.

Srimathe Ramanujaaya Namah l

Srimathe Narayanaaya Namah l