According to the Hindu religious calendar, September 07, 2004 is Janmashtami or Krsna (Krishna) Jayanthi. Outlook India has an article that dates the birth of Lord Krishna to July 21, 3228 BC. Funnily, this is only 7 days away from my own birthday. It is not all that much of a coincidence, I know, but it still gives me a stronger feeling of spirituality and connection.
Quote from the article: Krishna was born in the Rohini nakshatra, in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada, on the 8th day of the waning moon at midnight. Working backward from Krishna’s date of death drawn from the Shrimad Bhagwat, the Vishnu Puranas and the Mahabharata, July 21, 3228 BC satisfies all conditions of Krishna’s birth.
I’ve always contended that I’m not much of a religious person, but I’ve also maintained that itâ€™s only because I’ve not had the time (or not given myself the time) to explore religion. But I have, in the last few years, learnt a lot more about various world religions. I guess the time is opportune to explore my own religious feelings a little more.