Lord Krishna

यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत। अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥४-७॥

परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् । धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥४-८॥

This verse is the seventh and eighth verses of the 4th chapter of the Gita. This shloka has been uttered by Lord Shri Krishna. The Lord utters these verses when He is in Kurukshetra and is teaching Arjuna. He gave this message to the world through this verse that whenever the effect of unrighteousness increases, he will come again and again to the earth to destroy it.
Lord Shri Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is also called the complete incarnation of all arts. He established righteousness in all respects in this incarnation of his. We should not see Lord Shri Krishna as the preacher of Gita originally, his whole life was dedicated to the establishment of Dharma and truth. Let us get to know the greatness of his life in detail.
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Birth of Lord Krishna

Lord Shri Krishna was born in Mathura. Mathrua today is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. According to the Hindu calendar, the day on which Lord Krishna was born was the Ashtami of the Krishna Paksha of Bhadprad month. That day was Rohini Nakshatra and it was 12 in the night when lord krishna born. When Lord Krishna was born, his parents were in Mathura’s Karkar, and he was born in Mathura’s Karkar. His father’s name was Vasudeva and mother’s name was Devaki.

But, why were Lord Krishna’s parents in jail?

Maharaja Kansh, the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna, who was the Maharaja of Mathura at that time and was also the brother of Devaki. Kansh loved his sister Devaki very much and when Devaki was married to Vasudev, he himself was driving her palanquin at the time of farewell. Then there was a prophecy and it was said that the eighth son of Vasudeva and Devaki would kill Kansha.

When Kansh heard this, he immediately took out the sword to kill Devaki. Then Vasudeva promised Kansh that he would hand over his first to eighth son to him. After which Kansh puts them in prison to keep a watch on them, where they give birth to their 8 sons, out of which Kansh kills 6 sons. And in the eighth pride, Lord Shri Krishna himself is born.

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When Lord Krishna is born, then the fetters of his parents’ feet are automatically opened, all the guards were asleep and Vasudev had also lost his consciousness. When Lord Krishna is born, he keeps them in a basket and walks towards Gokul. There he leaves his son Krishna in the house of Yasoda and Nandlal and comes back to the place of Mathura by picking up the goddess Yogmaya where Purti was born to them.

When he comes back to Mathura’s prison, again fetters are tied in his hands, everything is as if nothing had happened. In the morning, when everyone became aware, everyone felt that a daughter was born to Vasudev as the eighth child.

Childhood Life of Lord Krishna

The birth of Lord Shri Krishna was not like that of normal children. When Kansh came to know that the person who wll kill him had taken birth elsewhere, Kansh ordered that all the babies who were born with Lord Krishna were ordered to die. Kansh’s soldiers kill almost all the infants, but they do not succeed in killing Lord Krishna. Due to this his suspicion starts turning into belief that Krishna of Gokul is the eighth son of Deviki in whose hands his death is written. After this, he adopts various tactics to get Lord Krishna killed, in which he always fails.

Putna Death:-

When Kansa was convinced that Krishna of Vrindavan is the child who is the eighth son of Devaki, he sent Putna to kill Lord Krishna. Putana considered Kansh as her brother, this is because when Putana’s brother Bakasura had a war with Kansh, at the behest of Putana, he left Bakasura alive because he had made Kansh his brother. Pootana knew a lot of elusive knowledge with the blessings of Maharishi Durvasha. She was capable of taking different forms.

When Putna went to Gokul after taking orders from Kansh, she disguised herself as a beautiful woman by applying salt and poison on her breast and went to Baba Nand’s house. There she introduced herself that she is the wife of a great scholar Brahmin of Mathura. She further says that she has attained two siddhis with the help of her ascetic husband. The first accomplishment is that her blessings never go untrue and the second accomplishment is that nectar in the form of milk comes from her breasts, by drinking which her child will become immortal.

Hearing such sweet words, Gokul’s woman and mother Yasoda were also very impressed and they kept the little Lord Shri Krishna in the form of Putna in the lap of that woman. When Putana took Lord Krishna in her lap to breastfeed, and as soon as she breastfed, Putna cried loudly and she came out of her illusionary form and returned to her original form. Seeing which all the people of Gokul got scared. Putna ran out of Nand Baba’s house screaming and she had child Krishna in her hand, because of which all Gokul residents also ran towards her. Like the people of Gokul are seen playing on his dead body. Later, Putna’s body is cut into several pieces and cremated.

Story of Sridhar

When Lord Krishna killed Putna, then Kansa also had an idea that this child is the eighth son of Devaki. He announced that whoever kills his enemy Lord Krishna will be given a special gift by Kansha. When Shridhar came to know that Kansh would give a special gift to those who killed Lord Krishna, he reached Kansh’s place to do this despicable act in the greed of money. Shridhar was a Brahmin by caste but he was a person of evil nature, he earned a lot of demonic knowledge and power by considering Shukracharya, the guru of the demons, as his guru. He assured Kansa that he would definitely kill his enemy Lord Krishna.

Sridhar comes to Gokul in the guise of a poor Brahmin and begs for food from Nand Baba. Nand Baba gets moved seeing his poor condition and takes him with respect to his house for food. When Mother Yasoda goes to the kitchen to arrange food, Sridhar tries to take advantage of the opportunity to kill Lord Krishna, as a result of which Lord Krishna cripples him with his influence.

After this he ordered Kagasura to kill child Krishna and when Kagasura went to Gokul to kill Lord Krishna, Lord Krishna attacked him with his kick and threw him in the court of Kansa where he died.

After this, he sent Utkaracha, (who was the son of Hiranayaksha) and Trinavarta (who was the servant of Kansa’s friend Banasura) to kill Shri Krishna, but he too died at the hands of Lord Krishna. After this, his friend Banasura advises him to take his attention away from his enemy for some time and come with him to his kingdom to play the game.

Child Leela of Lord Krishna

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