The Story of Lord Krishna

The birth of Krishna

Lord Vishnu pulled two hairs from his own head, one being white and the other black. The black hair was planted into the womb of Devaki, a princess who belonged to the city of Mathura, and so Lord Krishna was born into the Pandava family through his earthly father, Vasudeva.

Krishna and Vasuki

As Krishna was ordered to be killed, Vasudeva decided to escape with Krishna from the prison and leave him in his friend Nanda’s house in Gokul. It was dark, stormy night but the path to Nanda’s house was clear thanks to the snake Vasuki who protected Vasudeva and Krishna from the rain.

Nanda and Yashoda

Upon reaching Nanda’s house, Vasudeva quickly switches Krishna with a girl baby born to Nanda and Yashoda and takes the baby back to the prison with him. Kamsa immediately thought that it was the child who was destined to kill him and decided to kill her. The child slipped from Kamsa’s hand and flew towards the sky and a heavenly voice broke out “The one who is destined to kill you still lives in Gokul”

Krishna and Putana

Putana was sent by Kamsa to kill Krishna. She disguised herself as a beautiful maiden in the village and poisoned her breasts before meeting Krishna. She requested Yashoda to allow her to feed Krishna. Little did she know about the power of Lord Krishna as Krishna ended up sucking the life out of her. The blue tingue of Krishna is because of the poison.

Krishna and the twin trees

Sage Narada cursed that the two demigod sons of Kuvera, Nalakuvara and Manigriva should remain for one hundred years in the form of trees till he is freed by Lord Krishna. Although child Krishna was bound up to the wooden mortar, He began to proceed towards the twin trees in order to fulfill the prophecy of His great devotee Narada. Although he was able to pass through the passage, the large wooden mortar got stuck horizontally between the trees. Taking advantage of this, with great strength Lord Krishna began to pull the rope, which was tied to the mortar. As soon as he pulled, the two trees, with all their branches and limbs, fell down with a great sound. Out of the broken, fallen trees came two great personalities before child Krishna and bowed down to offer their respects and prayers.

Krishna and Yashoda

Yashoda was informed that Krishna had been eating mud. Yashoda then told him to open his mouth, but Krishna was afraid he would get a scolding, so he kept his mouth shut tight. Yashoda looked at him sternly and ordered him to show the inside of his mouth. He looked at Yashoda and opened his mouth. When Yashoda peeped into it, she saw the entire universe inside – the earth and mountains and seas and galaxies and stars, every moving and that this was no ordinary child, but the Lord Vishnu himself.

Krishna’s pledge of non violence

During the Mahabharatha, Duryodhana approached Bheeshma one night and accused him of not fighting the battle to his full strength because of his affection for the Pandavas. The angry Bheeshma took a vow that either he will kill Arjuna or will make Lord Krishna break his promise of not picking up any weapons during the war. Bheeshma attacks Arjuna and Arjuna is not able to bear the attack. When he sees that Arjuna cannot withstand the attack and seeing that his devotee will become hurt he gets down from his chariot and takes a huge wheel and charges towards Bheeshma. At that moment Bheeshma kneeled in front of Krishna and reminded him of his pledge and how he has broken it. Krishna was pleased with Bheeshma and blessed him.

Krishna and butter

Whenever Krishna’s friends complained of hunger, he would devise plans to steal butter to help them out. Krishna would make a friend distract the person of the house while the others steal the butter from the pots. People would wonder everyday if Krishna would steal from their house just to meet him. This way Krishna satiated not only his friends’ hunger but also bring joy to the people hoping that he would steal from their house.

Krishna and Kaliya

Kaliya, the dreaded, many-headed snake lived in the river where Krishna played ball with his friends. When the ball fell into the water, Krishna jumped into the water to retrieve it to be attacked by Kaliya. He attempted to dig his fangs into Krishna, but Krishna was too fast for him. He filled the water with his venom, but Krishna dispersed the venom with one stroke of his hand. He then wrapped his body around Krishna and dragged him deeper into the river, attempting to crush him. But Krishna grew his body so huge that Kaliya had to release him. Krishna then grabbed the serpent’s tail and dragged him to the river surface. He then assumed the weight of the whole universe in his feet. And playing his flute with one hand, started dancing on the serpent’s head, all the while not releasing his hold on the serpent’s tail. Kaliya started vomiting venom and blood, and finally died.

Krishna and Bakasura

Kansa called the demon, Bakasura to kill Krishna. Bakasura, decided to take the form of a huge bird to frighten young Krishna.One day Krishna was playing with his friends in the forests of Gokul, when he saw a giant bird swooping down on them. Krishna at once understood that a demon sent by Kansa to kill him. As the bird came closer, the brave Krishna caught its beak and quickly got inside it. Inside the beak, Krishna wriggled around so much that Bakasura’s beak was broken. Exhausted, Bakasura died after some time and fell to the ground.

Krishna and Arishtasura

Kamsa ordered the demon Arishtasura to kill Lord Krishna. Arishtasura transformed himself into a bull and went in search of Krishna. As soon as the bull found Krishna, he went close. Krishna held him by his horns, pushed him back by eighteen steps and threw him aside. Arishtasura was taken aback by Krishna’s offensive move. He got up and charged towards Krishna, once again, with all his might. This time Krishna caught one of his horns, swirled him vigorously in the air, threw him on the ground and broke his horn. The bull fell down with a loud thud.

Krishna and Kuvalayapida

The mahout of Kuvalayapida, a wild elephant, was instigated by Kamsa to prevent Krishna from entering the wrestling arena and kill him. When the elephant charged towards Krishna, he got on top of him and killed the elephant with its own tusk. Everyone around was amazed at the power of the young Krishna who was no other than Lord Vishnu himself.

Krishna and Aghasura

Aghasura happened to be the younger brother of Putana and Bakasura, which was convenient for Kamsa to egg him on to kill Lord Krishna. Aghasura found Krishna along with his friends and cattle and trapped them in his mouth. Lord Krishna immediately began to expand himself and ended up tearing apart the demon from the inside as he dropped dead on the ground

Krishna and Kamsa

Kansa was impatient to wait to hear the news of Lord Krishna’s demise and rushed to the arena only to find Krishna vanquish all of his men effortlessly. Upon seeing Krishna in person for the first time, Kamsa froze to death and begged Krishna for mercy. However, the people of Mathura were not willing to forgive Kamsa for his evil deeds throughout the years. Krishna finally killed Kamsa and freed his parents from the prison.

The loveable thief Krishna

Krishna was known for being the loveable thief as his childhood revolved mainly around he and his friends namely – Sudama, Sridama, Subala, Madhumaigala who were always with him. Being an ardent fan of butter, Krishna was always caught inside a pot of butter. The gopis seemed as if they would to complain to Yasoda, but really, they were only pretending to complain, so they could relish sharing stories about Krishna, and let Yashoda know how sweet her son was. Sometimes a gopi would hide in her own house thinking, “Krishna must come, and then I will catch Him.” Sure enough, Krishna would creep in and put His hand in the pot of butter.

Krishna and Govardhan

Krishna advised the people of Gokul that they need to pray to the Govardhan mountain for its harvest instead of God Indra. Infuriated by this, Indra unleashed his wrath on the people of Gokul. Lord Krishna steps up and carries the Govardhan mountain with his little finger and provides shelter for all the people and cattle until Indra realises that Krishna is an avatar of Lord Vishnu and asks for forgiveness.

Krishna and Gopis

In the middle of the afternoon, he was walking near the river bank one day, and he found all the gopis had a bath in the river. Krishna thought this would be an excellent opportunity to teach them a lesson for complaining to Yashoda. Krishna bundled up all their clothes, climbed up a tree, and quietly sat there. The women, busy playing in the water and having a bath, didn’t notice anything. When it was time to come out, they came out and saw to their horror that their clothes were missing. They screamed and yelled because they had no clothes now. Where were they to go? When they started screaming and howling, he played sweet notes on his flute. Finally, he returned their clothes once they agreed to not complain to Yashoda and Krishna walked away happily playing the flute.

Rukmini and Satyabhama

Rukmini, the princess of Vidarbha, was Krishna’s first wife and chief queen (Patrani) of Dwarka. She is considered an avatar of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and Vishnu’s chief consort. Satyabhama, the second wife, is regarded as an incarnation of the earth-goddess Bhudevi and Vishnu’s second wife. Only Rukmini and Satyabhama enjoy worship as consorts of Lord Krishna.

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Thus, with keen attention to detail we present to you a traditional door frame with anecdotes of Lord Krishna