Best stories to know about lord krishna
Lord Krishna is one of the most popular Hindu Gods amongst children and adults alike. His stories are anecdotes filled with fun, laughter, and good ideals. Here are the top stories of the Lord for children to enjoy
The Birth of Lord Krishna
Devaki and Vasudev were imprisoned by her brother Kansa. Every time she would give birth to a child, Kansa would himself come and kill the baby with his bare hands. Devaki miscarried her seventh son, but he was mystically transferred to the womb of Queen Rohini in Vrindavan, who came to the world as Krishna’s brother – Balarama. Their eighth child came to the world at midnight and was born in jail. This was Lord Krishna and that special day is celebrated as Janmashtami.
How Vasudev saved Krishna’s life
Krishna was born in the form of Vishnu, and his parents prayed that he would turn into an ordinary baby so they could hide him from Kansa. The Lord advised his father to take him to Vrindavan and exchange him with a new-born baby girl. Then, magically, the guards at the prison fell into a slumber and all the locks and chains opened by themselves. Vasudev took little Krishna and left for Vrindavan. When he came across the Yamuna River, it was flooded. As Vasudev still attempted to cross the river, carrying little Krishna over his head, the waters receded almost mystically, as soon as they touched Krishna’s toe, allowing him to carry on his journey. He then reached Yashoda’s house, exchanged the babies and returned to the prison with the baby girl. Devaki and Vasudev hoped that Kansa would spare the girl as the prophecy had predicted a boy would kill Kansa, but he did not care. He snatched the baby from their hands and hit her against a stone to kill her. But the girl transformed into Goddess Durga and told Kansa that Krishna was alive and would punish him for his bad deeds.
Lord Krishna’s love for butter
Lord Krishna loved eating butter. Everyone in the town of Vrindavan was aware of his mischief and attempts to steal butter, that’s why he was called ‘Maakhan Chor’. Krishna’s mother Yashoda would tie the butter high above the ground to hide it from Krishna! Once, when Yashoda was not around, Krishna called his friends. They climbed one on top of the other, and he managed to reach the pot of butter! They all brought it down and relished it immensely! But unfortunately for them, they did not realize that Yashoda had come back! All his friends ran back to their houses, but Krishna got reprimanded for being naughty.
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Krishna and Kaliya
One day when Krishna and his friends were playing by the banks of the river Yamuna, their ball fell into the river where the hundred-and-ten headed serpent Kaliya ruled and lived with his family. Krishna dived in to retrieve the ball, but Kaliya started poisoning the water with his venom. Krishna encountered him and asked him to stop poisoning the water, but Kaliya refused. That’s when Krishna fought and defeated the large serpent by dancing on his head. He ordered the serpent to leave the river and never return.