Dancing with the Divine: Krishna’s Playful Epics
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  • February 7, 2024

Dancing with the Divine: Krishna’s Playful Epics

Telling stories to their children strengthens their relationship and engagingly instills morals. Parents can tell their children many different stories. Lord Krishna’s stories are told in every household because children love him and adults adore him in all of his forms. We’ve included some Lord Krishna stories for kids. It will teach them valuable life lessons and make them want to hear more. Please share in the comments which story your child preferred to read and why! Experience divine convenience as you buy online puja kits at an affordable price, bringing spirituality to your doorstep with ease.

Birth of Krishna

Once upon a time, in a tale of betrayal and prophecy, an evil prince named Kamsa imprisoned his father, desiring the throne. He was beset by a menacing prophecy that his sister’s eighth child would bring about his downfall. He cruelly imprisoned Devaki and Vasudeva on their wedding day because he feared this outcome. A terrible turn of events occurred when Kamsa, overcome by power, destroyed Devaki’s entire family. The tragic story’s aftereffects shed light on the extent of a family’s battle against fate’s shadows. God’s grace saved their seventh child, Balram, by putting him in Rohini’s womb.

On a stormy, moonless night, the eighth child was born. After the baby’s birth, Vasudeva noticed that the prison gates had been opened and that all of the guards were fast asleep. A divine voice instructed Vasudeva to carry the child, Krishna, in a basket and enter the water. Vasudeva could walk across the water to reach Gokula because the river’s level dropped as soon as he entered it. Krishna was shielded from the rain by a large hood on a serpent.

Upon reaching Gokula, Vasudeva dropped Krishna off at Nanda’s residence with Yashoda, Nanda’s wife. Yashoda’s newborn daughter was brought back to the dungeon by Vasudeva. Kamsa learned that Devaki’s eighth child had been born. He grabbed the infant away from them. The infant tripped and instantly assumed the shape of Goddess Durga. The Goddess informed Kamsa that Krishna was in good hands and that his end was drawing near. The family gathered to perform a special puja for buying new vehicle, seeking blessings for safe journeys and auspicious adventures ahead.

Putana’s unsuccessful attempt to kill Krishna

Kamsa was distraught when she found out that Devaki’s eighth child was safe. He decided to murder the infant boy and enlisted Putana, a terrifying demon, for assistance. Putana had long hair, long nails, teeth sticking out of her mouth, and a blood-red tongue. She had a terrifying appearance. Because Kamsa had no idea where Krishna was, he ordered Putana to kill all children under the age of ten days in his kingdom.

Putana readily accepted the task because the killings would cause people in the kingdom to fear her. She then proceeded to murder every infant that was roughly Krishna’s age. When she at last arrived in Krishna’s village, she learned about Yashoda’s son, who was thought to be exceptional. The wicked demon realized that the young one had to be Krishna.

Kamsa had warned Putana that Krishna was no ordinary child and that it would be difficult to kill him. So she disguised herself as a beautiful maiden to deceive the villagers and Krishna’s parents. She poisoned her breasts with a deadly snake’s venom before visiting his home.

She asked Yashoda if she could feed the young boy after she arrived at Krishna’s house and gave a kind greeting to everyone. Yashoda, unaware of the disguised demoness’s malicious intentions, allows her to feed him. Putana leads Krishna out into the backyard where she begins to give him poisoned milk. At that moment, she felt as though the baby was suffocating her. She attempted to free the infant’s mouth, but Krishna was gripping her very firmly. Subsequently, she changed into a demon to frighten the infant. Krishna stayed put. In an attempt to get the boy to release her, she took off into the sky. However, Krishna drained her of all life, causing her to collapse to the ground.

The scene terrified the villagers, who raced to save Krishna. They discovered the young child playing on the demon’s body and grinning contentedly.

Krishna and his love for butter

Gokula, the village where Krishna resided, was home to “Gopalas,” or herders of cattle. Thus, the village was overflowing with milk, curds, and butter. Krishna adored butter and would take every opportunity to steal a pot of it from his mother or any of the other mothers in the village. All the mothers, or ‘Gopis’ as they were known, began tying pots of butter to the ceiling so that Krishna and his friends could not reach them.

Krishna would team up with his friends to reach these pots tied high up to the ceiling too. They would either scale the roof and manipulate the ceiling tiles to retrieve the butter pot, or they would climb atop one another’s shoulders to form a human ladder and steal the butter. Yashoda promised to punish Krishna and expressed regret to the women. Little mischievous Krishna decided to trick the Gopis. He went to the riverbank and took all the women’s clothes after they had all gone to bathe. He said he’d return their clothes only if they promised not to complain to his mother.

After learning of this, Yashoda, unable to control Krishna, bound him with a heavy staff. Krishna chose to go to the river where his friends would assist him since he was unable to let go of himself. He began walking through the forest until he became stuck between two trees that were growing very close together.

Krishna just pulled hard enough to cause the trees to topple over. Yashoda dashed to the scene to see if her little boy was hurt, but she was taken aback by how easily he cut down two trees. It was this incident that further opened her eyes to Krishna’s incredible abilities. You should now explore the online Hindu Puja Service to gain a new perspective on Hindu tradition and custom.

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