When questioned about the different forms in which Shri Krishna may be worshipped, Param Pujya Dadashri recommended the worship of Bal Krishna statue to those who desire worldly benefit. To those desirous of moksha (liberation from the cycles of birth and death), He recommended worshipping the Self-knowledge expounded by Yogeshwara Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita.
Param Pujya Dadashri further explained that, “When a person devotes himself to a murti (idol), he remains the idol - the formed non-self complex; when a person devotes himself to the Amurta (formless), he attains the formless Self and becomes liberated. Shree Krishna said, ‘You actually are Lord Krishna (the Paramatma).’ But how will this be understood unless you have attained the knowledge of the Self?”
Param Pujya Dadashri concluded by saying, “You need the religion of Yogeshwar Krishna; it is a temple of Gnan (Self-knowledge). Lord Krishna was a Gnani (embodiment of Self-knowledge). He became enlightened. He became a Gnani Purush (Narayan) from an ordinary human being (nara).”
Additional Forms of Lord Krishna represented in the Trimandir, are:
Lord Tirupati Balaji
Annual Trimandir Celebrations
Festivals that are celebrated annually in the Trimandir are:
- Lord Krishna’s Janmasthami (birthday) is celebrated with a special bhakti (devotional worship) program.
- New Year’s Day following Diwali is celebrated with Annakut (food-banquet offering).