||SHriGurubhyo namaha ||
At the stroke of midnight when moon tenants Rohini Nakshatra in the dark half of the lunar month when kalaashtami tithi exists , that ashtami is considered as ‘ JAYANTI ” in the shastras which is capable of destroying all the evils and sins .On such a ashtami even though HARi is without birth and death , he manifested [ SHRIKRISHNA PRADURBHAVA ] as SHRI KRISHNA .
AS LORD has manifested in a beautiful form , that day is most sacred and removes all miseries of devotees in an extraordinary way . So everyone must worship in a special way , especially dwijas must worship without fail by fasting as per shastras, without fail .
Those who out of loss control of senses eat or partake food , it would be akin to eating blood soaked meat , Thus one must undertake fast on this auspicious day .
One must get up early in morning before sunrise and after completing morning chores , leaving aside laziness , should bathe in a manner as prescribed by agamas …while bathing following mantra should be recited
“Yogaay yogapataye yogeshwaraaya yogasambhavaay Shree Govindaaya namo namah ||”
again with above mantras one should complete sandhyavandan and nityakarmas ..
In the afternoon /evening again one must bathe with above mantra …. [ before 11 am ]
Then onemust perform nitya pooja with follwoing mantra
yagnyay yagnyapataye yagneshwaraya yagnasambhavaya shree govindaya namo namah ||
at this point one must also worship vasudeva ,devaki ,nandgopa yashoda and subhadra and balaraama ..along with Krishna …
Just as the moon rises in the night around midnight , one must stand up to give Achyuta as present in chandramandala [ bimba of the moon in the sky ] arghya and other archana with follwoing mantra
‘Jaatah kamsavadhaarthaayah bhoobhaarottaarNaya ch | kaouravaNaam vinaashaaya daitayaanaam nidhanaay ch || paaNDavaaNaam hitaarthaya dharmasansthaapanaaya ch | grahaaNaarghyam mayaa dattam devakyaa sahito Hare ‘ ||
take milk along with sandal paste tulasi fragrant flowers coins and leave it in the plate near tulasi looking at the moon [ remember bharatiya ramana mukhyapranantargata krishna in the moon ] in a standing position .. repeat the mantra with water …
the similarly give arghya to MOON seated along with his wife ROHINI … with following mantras
‘KSheerodaarNav sambhoot atri gotra samudBhava | grahaNaarghyam maya dattam RohiNya sahitah Shashinah ||
Worship KRISHNA with manyusukta [ non dwijas with Krishnastaka ]
and worship MOON with following mantra
” Shashine chandradevaaya somadevaaya chendave | mrugiNE sheetabimbaaya lok deepaay deepine | sheeta deedhiti bimbaay taarakaapataye namaha ”
After upasanhaara .. one must remain with bramhacharya and controll all the senses .. recite
‘Vishwaay vishwapataye vishweshwaraay vishwasambhavaay shree govindaaya namo namaha ||
and then one must say Krishnaarpanamastu and sleep ..
Get up next day early in the morning … complete nityaahnika and then
give daana to a bramhin as per capacity reciting following mantra
” sarvaaya sarvapataye sarveshwaraaya sarva sambhavaaya Shree govindaya namonamaha ||”
then recite following mantra to give bramhana bhojana and then complete paarane
” Dharmaya dharmapataye dharmeshwaraaya dharma sambhavaaya shree govindaaya namo namaha ” ||
By completing the vrata as above one will attain swarga as sins burn out completely and relieved one attains Moksha …