All New Trends by Catagiri



 Sri Krishna was born in the clan of Vrishnis, the son of Vasudeva and Devaki. Devaki was the sister of King Kamsa who was cruelty and unrighteousness
personified. While he was driving the chariot in which were seated his newly married sister and her husband, he heard a voice saying, 'O fool, the eighth child of this couple will be your slayer'. At once he was on the point of killing his sister, but desisted from doing so, after Vasudeva, who was famous for his truthfulness, assured him that he would hand over all his children to Kamsa as soon as they were born.

     Just before the birth of Krishna, Vasudeva and Devaki were imprisoned and were heavily shackled. The Lord, who is the deliverer and savior of the people, was born in a prison in Mathura. The guards fell asleep, Vasudeva was unshackled, and the doors were opened through His divine maya, and the child was carried to Gokula on the other side of the river Yamuna to the house of Nanda and was exchanged with his newborn daughter.

     The tyrant Kamsa, as soon as he came to know of the birth of Devaki's child, rushed to the prison to kill his would-be slayer with his own hands. But to his utter astonishment he saw the child to be a girl. Yet remembering the prophecy, he caught hold of the babe and was going to kill her when she miraculously slipped from his hands and went up into the sky saying, 'He who will slay you, is growing at Gokula'. This made Kamsa furious and he ordered all the babies in Mathura and in its neighborhood to be killed. But He who was born to re-establish dharma remained unscathed and subsequently baffled all Kamsa's attempts to put an end to his life. Ultimately, Kamsa was killed by Krishna and Kamsa's father Ugrasena was installed on the throne.

     Krishna's childhood was full of miracles. HE moved to Brindavan a few miles from Mathura where his playmates were the cowherd boys and the girls, known as Gopis. After some years, Krishna felt the call of a new mission and came to Dwaraka. He entrusted the government to his kinsmen, the Vrishnis. Though Himself a famous warrior, a wise statesman, an intelligent diplomat, he never occupied a throne. He conquered many kingdoms, but gave them over to others. He was often seen in the midst of intense activity, but he remained always calm and unattached. 

     Krishna's greatest message is the immortal Gita, the song celestial, which he recounted to Arjuna when, in Kurukshetra, the Kauravas and Pandavas were ranged in battle. Becoming desperate with grief, Arjuna wanted to leave the field rather than kill his kinsmen and elders, Krishna's GITA removed Arjuna's illusions. After installing Yudhishthira on the throne, Krishna went back to Dwaraka, where after a time civil war broke out among the members of Vrishni clan. They fell upon one another and perished. Krishna looked on all these as a detached witness seeing the fulfillment of destiny in all. 
     Realizing that the time of his own departure was near at hand, he restrained his mind and sense in yoga and lay down on the bare earth under a tree. Seeing his rosy feet from a distance, a hunter mistook them for a crouching deer and aimed an arrow which pierced his feet.Coming near, the hunter realized his grievous mistake and was sorely grief-stricken, but Krishna blessed him with a smile and soon after gave up his body.
     Though thousands of years have elapsed, the memory of Krishna is ever green in the hearts of millions of devotees.


       Lord Krishna is worshiped in various forms, the favorite ideal of men as well as of women, the ideal of children as well as grown-up men... He was the most wonderful Sannyasin and the most wonderful householder in one; he had the most wonderful amount of Rajas, power, and was at the same time living in the midst of the most wonderful renunciation. Krishna can never be understood until you have read the "GITA", for He was the embodiment of His own teaching.
     The glory of Sri Krishna is that HE has been the best preacher of our eternal religion and the best commentator on the Vedanta that ever lived in India. In the Gita we hear the distant sound of the conflict of sects, and Lord Krishna comes in the middle to harmonise them all; He, the great teacher of harmony, Lord Sri Krishna. He says," In Me they are all strung like pearls upon a thread."