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The Birth of Incarnation

Hello friends, on the occasion of Krishna Janmastami,  I seek blessings from Lord Krishna for the well being of the entire world. In Hindu religion He is the human incarnation of Lord Vishnu (Narayan). As he himself told in the verses of Geeta that he takes birth into this mortal world to save the humanity from the evil. On this day we all celebrate the holy birth of the great savior.

As you may know that there are countless awesome stories related to Lord Krishna which is known as Krisna Leela. Today I will tell you about his birth. The story starts with a tyrant king of Mathura, Kansa. Although he was a terror for others, he loved his younger sister Devki, dearly. He got her married to a perfect suitor Vasudev with great enthusiasm. 

During sending her off after marriage he decided to become the driver of chariot himself as a mark of love for his sister. But then every thing turned upside down by a prophecy which said that Kansa would be killed by the 8th child of Devki. In rage he wanted to kill her sister but couldn’t out of his affection for her. He decided to put her sister and her husband in prison, so that he could keep an eye on them

He waitd patiently for the birth of their children. He turned deaf to his sisters heart wrenching plea of sparing her new born children’s lives and mercilessly killed theย  seven children , born to her, one after the another. He didn’t want to take any risk. Now it was delivery time of the fateful eighth one!

Kansa was more than alert for the arrival of the child, his nimesis. He put extra layers of tough security around the prison so that even an insect couldn’t escape his attention.

It was the eighth day of the first fortnight of the rainy month of Bhadra, Devki was groaning in labour and crying at the same time,  knowing perfectly well that she would be bereaved of the new born in a short while after the baby’s birth.

But, miracle, when the clock struck 12 all the guards went to deep sleep and the heavy locks on the prison gate broke open by themselves! Vasudev was tending to his writhing wife. The next moment both were stupified to see the face of the newly born. It was angelic!! But there was no time to spare, the child had to be shifted somewhere.

Vasudev took the baby from the arms of the wailing mother, wrapped him in safety of the bundle of cloths,  put  him into a round cane basket. He then took the basket in his head and came out hurriedly. For the welfare of her child Devki allowed him to take the baby away putting a heavy stone on her heart. There was a fierce storm raging outside.

Vasudev knew that his friend Nanda of Gokul was going to be a father soon. He started on foot towards the village.  It was raining heavily, but the child was not drenched because to his utter surprise a large snake with huge hood was moving along with them blocking the rain!

Vasudev and baby Krishna!

When they eventually reached the village, all the people there,were sleeping soundly. From a window, Vasudev could see Nanda’s wife Yasoda sleeping with a new born baby girl beside her. He tip toed into the room, put his own child in her place, and putย  the newly born girl into the basket. With one last look at his own baby boy who was smiling and staring back at him, he tore his gaze away and hurriedly came out of the room . There was no time to loose, he had to return back to the prison before anybody could get a whiff of the baby swapping.

The next morning, Kansa was informed about the childbirth he was restlessly waiting for. He went to the prison, and snatched the baby away from Devki. The nes parents pleaded helplessly that the baby is a girl, how could she do any harm to the powerful man like him. But he was heedless, as he was about to throw the child on the floor to kill, it slipped from his hand and vanished! Another prophecy wrung into the air, “The one who would kill you is growing up in Gokul”.

Friends it’s such a co-incidence, that we just celebrated the birthday of the eighth child, the Lord Krishna at home and afterwards I finished writing the story. It’s right now, past twelve o clock of midnight, the storm with heavy rain is raging outside!

Hope you liked the story. If you want to know  what happened to the little boy in Gokul then do let me know, I shall be more than happy to tell you about our little naughty but highly adorable and cute toddler Krishna!

Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

12 thoughts on “The Birth of Incarnation

    1. Thank you Diti. Some stories never gets old!๐Ÿ˜Š…. We celebrated by worshipping Lord Krishna late in the evening. I made narkol naru and besan barfi for him. The ever present taaler bora couldn’t be made as the taal we bought was not ripe. So we had to make do with the readymade ones! I also bought new dress and haar for Him. It feels really good to celebrate such festivals at home. Hope you had celebrated it too!

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      1. How lovely! I also did my pujo in a small way. You’re right, it really does feel good to celebrate these festivals. It brings a feeling of peace and of being connected and protected. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thanks a lot Ellie! We all grew up hearing the stories of Lord Krishna.๐Ÿ˜Š . This festival is generally celebrated at home with the idol of Bal Gopala and by offering him homemade sweet delicacies and chocolates. The cover photo of my little idol will give you some idea!! My regards.โคโคโค

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