The joy of dressing, offering, caring and embracing your Lordship- in flow of devotional love is so mystical that eyes glee with life; Lips become speechless, body shines with humbleness and life feels surrounded with an experience- that words fell short to describe its beauty. Lord Laddugopal the baby form of Sri Krishna is most adorable and most famous in the hearts of Sri Krishna devotees. Just praying Him is not enough great care and seva or bhakti is an integral part of worshiping Lord Ladoogopal.
Since ages or generations sages describe how one should perform ashtayam seva for Sri Laddu gopal and how one should perform shringaar and dress Lord as per hour, day and occasion. In the Morning hours one has to perform mangala where lord is awoken by prayers then panchamrita snana or bath is performed hence Sri Laddoogopal is dressed in a Dress color according to the day of the week:
If Monday cream color,
If Tuesday bright red color,
If Wednesday green color,
If Thursday yellow color,
If Friday bright white color,
If Saturday blue or black color,
If Sunday orange or pink color,
On occasions Like Janmashtami, Radhashtami yellow are preferred. On Pooranmasi or Purnima any color, But Mavasya or Amavasya only black is preferred except for Diwali festival which is Red for dressing.
Our Laddugopal are so colourful and lovable.
The dress is shaped in frock style you can see the sample and buy Laddugopal dresses: https://www.radhavallabh.com/radhakrishna-store/laddu-gopal-dress-c-25_313.html
The dress is adorned by putting the left arm in first Of Sri Ladoogopal to the right arm.The dresses are bought according to size of Lord BalGopal Laddugopal or by the diameter of the dress.
For Shringaar we will talk in the next coming post…..