meets his parents in jail after killing his uncle kamsa :
Read more » According to the Hindu scriptures, Lord Krishna
came on the earth about 5031 years ago. The purpose behind this was
to eliminate the demons, spread the religion, expand the knowledge
about the Purna Purushottam (by Geeta's meesage adn by His life on
earth as Krishna), play the Leelas and create peace in the society.
Story of Kansa's rule before the birth of Krishna? : In Mathura
(northwestern India) there was a king name Kansa. To become a king,
Kansa imprisoned his father and other honest ministers. Kansa was
a strong and powerful ruler. He wanted to be immortal (yes, it is
funny but many people want that, true?) and so wanted to takeover
the Indralok. In his rule, people were unhappy, army was out of
control and worship of Narayan was a challenge to the king. During
the marriage ceremony of Kansa's sister Devki with Vasudev, there
was a skyspeech to warn Kansa about his death confirmed by Devki's
8th son, Purna Purushottam Lord Krishna Himself. This skyspeech
made Kansa so rude that he was ready to kill his sister right there.
Vasudev's request for forgiveness didn't work at that time. Finally
Vasudev's assurance about giving his kids to Kansa right at the
birth worked. Kansa imprisoned Devki and Vasudev.
Story about birth:
Devaki's six innocent childs were already killed by her brother,
kansa. The seventh child, Balrama was transported to Rohini's womb
secretely. As of Kansa' knowledge, the seventh child died in the
womb. As the number was going closer to eight, Kansa was more and
more afraid and he arranged a tight security around the couple.
Finally, it was the time for the eighth child, lord Krishna. Parents
were afraid that this eighth child will also be killed by mama kansa.
The guards were strictly warned to inform kansa as soon as Devki
gives birth to eighth child. According to Indian calendar, It was
Shravan Vad Aatham's (July 19, 3028 B.C.) midnight and lord Narayan
took birth through Devki's garbha. The parents were happy, but it
was only for few seconds; they were afraid that Kansa will come
and kill this innocent child too. Simple parents were not aware
of the fact that this was Narayan Himself and Kansa cannot hurt
Him. Unusual things started to happen: Guards fall asleep, chains
(bonding Vasudev and Devki) freed, prison doors opened, lightning
and rain started and all of a sudden there was a skyspeech telling
Vasudev to take new born child to Gokul at Nandji (Vasudev's friend)'s
home and bring Nandji's new born baby girl to the prison. Following
skyspeech, Vasudev placed Narayan in a small nested wooden bowl
(topli) and putting bowl on the head he started walking towards
Gokul. Due to heavy rain there was a heavy flood in Yamuna river,
but Vasudev continued crossing the river. Finally, the water became
so high that it touched baby's little feet. As the water touched
Baby feet, it started to go down and made way for Vasudev to cross
the river. Just like mother Yamuna was eager to touch Hari's feet.
There was Sheshnag protecting baby from the rain and wind.
Lord had everything arranged. Nandji's wife, Yashoda recently gave
a birth to a girl. Lord had already explained the plan (By coming
in a dream) to Nandji. When Vasudev knocked Nandji's door, Nandji
gladly welcomed him and gave him new born girl. Yashoda was in a
deep sleep, unaware of the fact that she gave a birth to a girl.
Leaving Krishna at Gokul, Vasudev walked back to Mathura. Right
after Vasudev reached the jail, chains tied the couple again, doors
got locked and guards woke up. Seeing a baby in Devki's lap, guards
ran to inform Kansa. Scared of the death, Kansa came to the jail
to kill the eighth baby. Just like he did to seven babies, Kansa
grabbed the baby and threw her on the wall. This was Mata Yogmaya
herself as a new born baby, following Narayan's order. Instead hitting
the wall, the baby disappeared in the sky warning Kansa of the fact
that Devki's eighth son has born and is being raised in Gokul.
Next day in Gokul:
Yes, the lord is now in Gokul, a small village in India. People
of Gokul are very happy seeing their village leader (Mukhiya of
the village) having a baby boy after long time of marriage. Saying
that lord came in their dream and is asking for milk, butter, yogurt
and sweets, Gopis (milkmaid girls) are bringing these for the baby.
People are dancing, singing, "nand gher anand bhayo jay kanaiya
lalki, jay kanaiya lalki hathi-ghoda palkhi" while throwing
gulal(red color powder) on one another. Nand-Yashoda are donating
cows to the brahmins. Mother Yashoda is swinging baby in little
golden swing. Gokulvasi are eager to catch a glimpse of a baby.
The sound of the ceremony is so loud that it is reaching all the
way to Mathura.
Childhood in Gokul:
In his full form, lord krishna is giving full chance of service
to Gokulvasis. He is protecting Gokulvasis from the demons. Kansa'
all the efforts such as sending Putna and other demons to kill Devki's
eighth son were deminished. Lord was playing with his friends just
like an ordinary boy. Cowherd, butterthief, naughty, loving nandlal
was the heart of Gokul. The plays of the Lord during childhood are
most favorite for most devotees and many sect including Vaishnavas
recite them frequently.
There was a continuous drought for 2-3 years in Gokul. Thinking
that this might be an anger of Devraj, Indra, villagers decide to
perform a Yagna (a religious activity) to please Devendra. Arguing
the fact that God can never get angry on his devotees, Krishna opposed
this activity. Krishna suggested to worship Mount Govardhan and
cows who are actually helping us in surviving. Since Krishna was
only 4-5 year old baby, it was hard to convinve people, but finally
people listened Him. Not performing a Yagna made Devendra feel like
an insult. Devraj's ego was hurt and so he decided to give a flood
to Gokulvasis. But how can someone hurt those who are protected
by Narayan Himself! Continuous rain drove a flood in Gokul. Finally,
Krishna decided to lift Govardhan mountain. All the people and animals
passed 7 days under this shelter. Finally, Devendra was tired and
he realized his mistake. Thus Krishna was also called Giridhar or
As it was claimed by the skyspeech, Lord Krishna, kills evil kansa
mama (maternal uncle) at a young age and thus He frees people from
Kans's torturing and establishes peace in Mathura by bringing Ugrasen
(Kansa's father) back as king.