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Life And Times

Of

Lord Krishna
Excerpts from Sri Mahabhagavatham
Authored By Rishi Vedvyas
Krishna –Early Childhood
Krishna –Early Childhood
Poothana the Demoness
• One fine day a noble looking lady approached
Yasoda and asked her permission to breastfeed
the Baby Krishna

• Since that was the practice to show affection to


babies in those days,Yasoda gave permission
and then the “lady” quickly thrust her poisoned
“breast” to the baby Krishna’s mouth and see
what happened
Poothana Drained, Morphs
Knowing full well the trick,Krishna sucked at her breasts hard
till she was drained and fell dead,upon which her original
form as the demoness Poothana Surfaced.
Krishna Playing
On the Chest Of the Huge , Morphed ,
Corpse Of Poothana
Cremation Of Poothana

Perturbed on seeing the baby Krishna playing on the huge


dead body of the Woman, the maids of Gokulam took him
aside and bathed him in sanctified water

Meanwhile the neighbours assembled and cut the corpse


of Poothana into pieces And cremated her.
And when the smoke from cremation ground spread,it
smelt sweet and divine,because all her Sins were washed
away In the milk that was drunk from her breast by the
Lord Of the Lords
Poothana’s Cremation

A fragrance spread from the cremation ground while


Poothana’s dead-body was burnt
Krishna-The Cynosure Of
Gokulam
At Gokulam,all the maids discussed the Miracle of
the Baby Krishna put an end to Poothana.
Day by day Ambadi (Gokulam) grew multifold in its
glory due to Baby Krishna.
Beautiful maids of Gokulam will talk only about the
divine baby ,his looks,smiles and the miracles.
It became their pastime to vie with each other to lift
the baby,kiss on his plumpy divine chheks and
get a feeling of salvation
Baby Krishna Kicks the Cart
Once on the first But when people saw the
birthday of Krishna, overturned cart and the
Yasoda,his step scattered goods on the
mother,rested the
ground they were surprised
baby under a cart in
to learn that the cart was
the palace grounds
and started attending overturned by the
to the Guests kicks of the tender
feet of the Lord.Accordingly
After a while Krishna
they informed the palace
started crying for
milk,which was not
what they saw and concluded.
heard by any one in But nobody believed that a
the din and noise of child of one year could
the guests kick a cart !!!
Quelling The Tornado Demon
Trinavarta
Once a Demon in the form of a
Tornado Lifted Krishna and
when the Storm was about to
hurl him,Krishna Choked the
Demon in Tornado form
Trinavarta’s Fall

Trinavarta fell on a rock and


died, revealing his true form

People rescued Krishna


playing on the fallen demon’s
chest
Naming Ceremony
• Nanda,Yasoda’s husband and Krishna’s Step
father, decided to conduct the naming ceremony
of the Baby Krishna (so far un named) and
Consulted the Great Rishi Gargi who named him
Krishna which in sanskrit means the One who
attracts.Gargi also named the elder child
transfred earlier to Rohini’s womb as Balaarama
as he was also with Nanda
• Gargi prophesied that those who love him will be
freed from all miseries of life and he will be
known in the world for his absolute divinity.
Bala Lila (Infantile Plays)
• With the ringing sound of anklets
reverberatiing,Baby Krishna Crawled,then
tottered throughout Gokulam as if he was
every where.
Krishna Crawls
• With his enchanting face
with smile baring the
sparkiling white
teeth,and with the curls
drooping over the
forehead ,crawiling on
pink feet ,anklets
ringing and with
bangles almost coming
off at the wrist the great
Lord Of the Universe
chilled every heart that
was blessed to witness
the same
Krishna Totters
• While totering through the lobbies and
corridors of the expansive palace of
Nanda,Baby Krishna fell many times and
got himself soiled often.
• And it was Mother Yasoda’s
• Mission to ensure the
“hygiene” of the
Lord of the Lords!
The Great Rishis
(Sages/saints) who visited Nanda ,sang
glories of the infant,knowing his Absolute
Divinity
Krishna’s Pet Animals

Krishna statrted tottering


into neighbourhood
houses and as infantile
pranks will permit,
chased Cows,Crows and
,Parrots ,which amused
the Ladies of the
Neighbourhood
Exceedingly
Gopikas: The Maids Of Gokulam
• The Gopikas of Gokulam tempted the
enchanting baby Krishna to dance or sing
mellifluently by offering him loads of fresh
butter, or boiled milk
Krishna Steals Butter
As if the butter gifted was of his lower
preference ,Krishna with his elder
Brother Balarama often stole butter
and curd from these neighbourhood
houses.

Yet the noble Gopika’s of Gokulam


liked him evermore for he was Krishna,
the “Great Attractor”.
Revelation Of the Universe
• One day Mother Yasoda
was breast feeding
Krishna and,as she
looked into the baby’s
mouth,what she saw truly
made her tremble with
love and devotion for the
Lord since..
Yasoda saw
The whole Universe in the Baby’s Mouth
Krishna Steals Fruits
• On another day,Krishna stole and ate the fruits
of the Sheperd boys.The frustrated boys
complained to Yasoda that Krishna ate sand for
a vicarious vengeance on him.
• Hearing this,Mother Yasoda summoned Krishna
inquired,and on his denial,bade him to open the
mouth.
• Krishna Opened his mouth like a lotus flower
blooming in the sun. Lo! What she saw put all
her doubts on Krishna to rest,since she saw..
Revelation Of the Universe
Again
Yasoda saw all Gods,Heavens,
Nether Worlds,Earth,Forests,
Riversand even Baby Krishna
showing his open Mouth to Mother
Yasoda !Wonder Of Wonders !!!
Krishna Resumes His Mortal
Form
• Quickly Krishna drew attention of Mother
Yasoda and Pleaded, like any baby, to
Mother Yasoda to Nurse him ,as if nothing
had happened.
Krishna’s Angst
• Another day while suckling at
his Mother Yasoda’s
breasts,he found her leaving
to wards kitchen as the milk
was boiling .
• In a fit of frustration on
interruption of the nursing,he
took the wooden Curd Stirrer
and smashed the curd pot !
Yasoda’s Anxiety
When Yasoda Came running on
hearing the Crash sound he
found theentire floor covered
by the curd very much like his
Glory that will Spread the
whole world !

But Where is Krishna ?


She wondered
Krishna With The Cat
• On Further Search Mother Yasoda found
Krishna on the Millstone feding the cat
with butter !