_No one remembers the *baby girl* born on the same day who was interchanged with *Krishna,* a boy baby, to save his life. The boy’s life was precious but the girl was born to sacrifice her life. Today is not only the birthday of *Bhagwan Shree Krishna* but also of *Devi Yogamaya.*_
_It is said that *Yogmaya* flew off to *Heavens,* freeing herself from the clutches of *Kansa* while announcing to him that his killer has been born. Our scriptures do not clearly mention that she too got killed, like other siblings of Krishna._
_*Yogmaya* was also an *incarnation* of *Shakti* who came to be born along with the *incarnation* of *Lord Vishnu* to keep an old promise. When *Kansa* caught her by her feet and hurled her to the ground, she flew towards the heaven, saying “Kansa, your killer has already taken birth. I could have also killed you but since you caught me by my feet, I take it as your expression of humility and am pardoning you for this time”._
*Krishna* was born in the darkness of the night, into the locked confines of a jail. However, at the moment of his birth, all the guards fell asleep, the chains were broken and the barred doors gently opened.
Similarly, as soon as *Krishna* _*(* Chetna, Awareness *)*_ takes birth in *Our Hearts,* all *darkness* _*(* Negativity *)*_ *fades away.* All the *chains* _*(* Ego, I, Me, Myself *)*_ are *broken* and all *prison doors* we keep *ourselves in* _*(* Caste, Religion, Profession, Relations etc. *)*_ are *opened.*
This is the real *Message & Essence* of *Janmashtmi.*