This is an auspicious day for Narayanopaskas; for it was on
this day Lord Krishna was born for jagadoddharana; so held sacred.
Special pujas are offered to the deity on this day. Illumination in
and out of the Srikoil is done on a grand scale. Festivity greets
everywhere, when gaiety submerges the normal gravity. There are many
more, besides celebration of marriages etc., in the temple very
often. Their variety and frequency make the temple town every busy,
and so the temple always crowded. No day passes without some sort of
special occurrence held in the Sannidhi.
As all types of celebrations go on round the clock, moreover
throughout the year, there is no wonder that the atmosphere is
surcharged with divinity, making irreverence or atheism take to
heels at the very sight of the towers itself. History records of
Tippu Sultan's shuddering, at the thundering voice from the pandal,
when he attempted to loot temple property and cause desecration.
Each object of veneration here exudes sublimity that diseases are
cured and troubles fled, when soulful prayers are offered. The case
of Narayana Bhattathiri's cure from rheumatism is another instance.
The British Government realizing its story accorded many facilities
and exempted the payment of revenue to temple land. If narration is
given full scope, volumes roll from the press; libraries overflow
with literature delineating the countless sports of that
sweet-Smiling, short natured Sri Balakrishna who hypnotizes the
beholders at a single sight. Avail it and experience the
thrill at once.