Shri Krishna is regarded to be the best of Incarnations on earth, but do killing of some demons indicate the same? Demons had been punished to death by Balram also, by Bhima too. So are they all the best incarnations? The main proof of incarnation is salvation. Paving the path towards salvation, providing salvation are the major two things that proofs one to be an incarnation. Here are the six extraordinary feats of Bal Krishna that indicates and establishes him to be the best of incarnations.

Yashoda, the mother of Bal Krishna, tied up her beloved and notorious son with a drum, as villagers of Gokul complained against him. The baby Krishna was a crawler then. Through his crawling, he dragged out the drum and placed them behind two trees, which were closer to each other. Doing so, he tried to tear apart the robe, tied at his waist. Who knows what is going on in the mind of lord? When he dragged the trees, the robe was not torn, but the trees were uprooted. From there came out two subtle bodies of Nalakuvera and Manigriva. Those two gandharvas were released from their curse by Bal Krishna.

Yashoda, who was devi Dhara, wished not to realize lord, but to bring up Lord as her own kid, like all mothers do. She scolded Bal Krishna, tamed him and even punished him. When Krishna was in his childhood days, he, feeling the earth of Gokul to be highly pious and equivalent to butter, started eating that. Villager saw that and reported Mother Yashoda that her kid is eating soil. When she reached Bal Krishna and angrily ordered to open his mouth and show what he is eating, lord simply opened his mouth. However, what Nandarani saw inside was not a simple one. She found the entire universe in that mouth. She understood all in her subtle form.

Her subtle form, which was a knower of certain truth, became prevalent over the material body and to her, lord showed his full Biswaroop. Pleased was Yashoda, but she wished again that her wish is to bear the lord as her own kid, forgetting that he is the lord of Universe.

Lord Brahma was not confirmed about the real truth of Bal Krishna. Hence he intended to test the small kid, who already had shown some extraordinary feats. He stole all the cows of Lord and gopalaks of Vrindavan too. He kept them in a cave and made them sleep with his Maya. For a full year, he kept them in that cave, where they resided in deep sleep, out of hunger and thirst. But, Brahma found Bal Krishna to be indifferent. Krishna assumed the form of all Gopalaks and calves. Their mothers and the mother cows were very much pleased with that and they didn’t even enquire about their own kids.

This made Brahma understand how much a hay piece he is to the universal creation. He surrendered himself to lord Hari, who was in Bal Krishna form. On his surrender, Shri Krishna showed him the entire universal creation, where thousands of Galaxies are covering the Bom (Space: Akash) and where each galaxy is entitled under one Brahma. Brahma got the essential knowledge about the structure of God’s dream and returned all gopalaks and calves, paying homage to Bal Krishna. The tears he shredded at Lord’s feet during his surrender formed the Brahma Kund, which is presently a tourist spot.

Ego of Brahma, although been diluted, but that of Indra, the king of celestials remained as usual. He was just a king, who must have been dedicated to his duties. But, being governed by ego of remaining a king, he began to think himself as god. He felt that creatures must offer prayer to him for his duties. Villagers of Vrindavan did the same even. They all arranged to offer a grand prayer to Indra. Bal Krishna came in between and made the villagers understand that Indra is not to be worshipped, as what he does with rain and clouds are all his duties.

Bal Krishna also made the villagers understand that the exceptional feat is done by Govardhan Giri. This mountain nourishes the cows with trees and plants, she holds at her breast. This cows nourishes the entire Braj. So, offerings are to be made to the Govardhan. Bal Krishna here establishes a vital rule in the world – Worship must be done to the one who sacrifices, without any wish of getting return. If, this lesson can be understood by the world, entire human civilization would return to the path of virtue, leaving the hunger of fame (which is prevalent in almost 70% of the population now).

As the villagers did what Kanha said, Indra tried to show his power and make the villagers fear from him. He made flood and added great devastating thunders to them. This scared all, but the extraordinary feat of Bal Krishna not only saved the villagers and cows, but also established greatness of Govardhan to them. He lifted up the hill on his finger and below that sheltered all the villagers along with cows and thus destroying the ego of Indra totally.

Once Durvasa Muni, egoistic for being a saint, visited Gokul with an intention to test Bal Krishna. Being egoistic, although he was a great saint, could not identify Krishna as the Lord Himself. He went on saying harsh words towards Krishna and always felt irritated with the jokes of the Gopalas of Gokul, who were already salvaged and pure hearted. In one such case, he fainted all the Gopalas within a ring of fire, ignited by his Tapabal. Bal Krishna felt the alarm and swallowed Durvasa muni within himself. Entering there, he finds the complete universe, the Golok and finally understands, who these Gopalas are and who Krishna is. This is again a lesson that says, one must not be arrogant with even his ascetic power, since source of all his powers are residing within every creatures, as all are hidden incarnations of Lord Himself.

Bal Krishna became older then and Nanda, the father of him, was captured by Varuna, under the direction of Gandharva, Sankhachura. Krishna goes down the water of Yamuna, defeats and punishes Sankhachura and gives Varuna a lesson to follow his duty without thinking of the fruits of those. As Varuna explores that Bal Krishna is none but the complete incarnation of Lord, he became exceedingly pleased and gifted the most powerful conch of the world, the Panchajanya. Till hold, Krishna retained that conch with him and used it as a weapon to alarm enemies and disburse weaker section of enemy’s forces.

Bal Krishna rescues Nalakuvera and Manigriva

Yashoda, the mother of Bal Krishna, tied up her beloved and notorious son with a drum, as villagers of Gokul complained against him. The baby Krishna was a crawler then. Through his crawling, he dragged out the drum and placed them behind two trees, which were closer to each other. Doing so, he tried to tear apart the robe, tied at his waist. Who knows what is going on in the mind of lord? When he dragged the trees, the robe was not torn, but the trees were uprooted. From there came out two subtle bodies of Nalakuvera and Manigriva. Those two gandharvas were released from their curse by Bal Krishna.

Biswarup Darshan to Yashoda

Yashoda, who was devi Dhara, wished not to realize lord, but to bring up Lord as her own kid, like all mothers do. She scolded Bal Krishna, tamed him and even punished him. When Krishna was in his childhood days, he, feeling the earth of Gokul to be highly pious and equivalent to butter, started eating that. Villager saw that and reported Mother Yashoda that her kid is eating soil. When she reached Bal Krishna and angrily ordered to open his mouth and show what he is eating, lord simply opened his mouth. However, what Nandarani saw inside was not a simple one. She found the entire universe in that mouth. She understood all in her subtle form.

Her subtle form, which was a knower of certain truth, became prevalent over the material body and to her, lord showed his full Biswaroop. Pleased was Yashoda, but she wished again that her wish is to bear the lord as her own kid, forgetting that he is the lord of Universe.

Brahma Vimohana

Lord Brahma was not confirmed about the real truth of Bal Krishna. Hence he intended to test the small kid, who already had shown some extraordinary feats. He stole all the cows of Lord and gopalaks of Vrindavan too. He kept them in a cave and made them sleep with his Maya. For a full year, he kept them in that cave, where they resided in deep sleep, out of hunger and thirst. But, Brahma found Bal Krishna to be indifferent. Krishna assumed the form of all Gopalaks and calves. Their mothers and the mother cows were very much pleased with that and they didn’t even enquire about their own kids.

This made Brahma understand how much a hay piece he is to the universal creation. He surrendered himself to lord Hari, who was in Bal Krishna form. On his surrender, Shri Krishna showed him the entire universal creation, where thousands of Galaxies are covering the Bom (Space: Akash) and where each galaxy is entitled under one Brahma. Brahma got the essential knowledge about the structure of God’s dream and returned all gopalaks and calves, paying homage to Bal Krishna. The tears he shredded at Lord’s feet during his surrender formed the Brahma Kund, which is presently a tourist spot.

Bal Krishna Lifts Govardhan Parvat

Ego of Brahma, although been diluted, but that of Indra, the king of celestials remained as usual. He was just a king, who must have been dedicated to his duties. But, being governed by ego of remaining a king, he began to think himself as god. He felt that creatures must offer prayer to him for his duties. Villagers of Vrindavan did the same even. They all arranged to offer a grand prayer to Indra. Bal Krishna came in between and made the villagers understand that Indra is not to be worshipped, as what he does with rain and clouds are all his duties.

Bal Krishna also made the villagers understand that the exceptional feat is done by Govardhan Giri. This mountain nourishes the cows with trees and plants, she holds at her breast. This cows nourishes the entire Braj. So, offerings are to be made to the Govardhan. Bal Krishna here establishes a vital rule in the world – Worship must be done to the one who sacrifices, without any wish of getting return. If, this lesson can be understood by the world, entire human civilization would return to the path of virtue, leaving the hunger of fame (which is prevalent in almost 70% of the population now).

As the villagers did what Kanha said, Indra tried to show his power and make the villagers fear from him. He made flood and added great devastating thunders to them. This scared all, but the extraordinary feat of Bal Krishna not only saved the villagers and cows, but also established greatness of Govardhan to them. He lifted up the hill on his finger and below that sheltered all the villagers along with cows and thus destroying the ego of Indra totally.

Bal Krishna gives lesson to Durvasa Muni

Once Durvasa Muni, egoistic for being a saint, visited Gokul with an intention to test Bal Krishna. Being egoistic, although he was a great saint, could not identify Krishna as the Lord Himself. He went on saying harsh words towards Krishna and always felt irritated with the jokes of the Gopalas of Gokul, who were already salvaged and pure hearted. In one such case, he fainted all the Gopalas within a ring of fire, ignited by his Tapabal. Bal Krishna felt the alarm and swallowed Durvasa muni within himself. Entering there, he finds the complete universe, the Golok and finally understands, who these Gopalas are and who Krishna is. This is again a lesson that says, one must not be arrogant with even his ascetic power, since source of all his powers are residing within every creatures, as all are hidden incarnations of Lord Himself.

Krishna collects Panchajanya Conch

Bal Krishna became older then and Nanda, the father of him, was captured by Varuna, under the direction of Gandharva, Sankhachura. Krishna goes down the water of Yamuna, defeats and punishes Sankhachura and gives Varuna a lesson to follow his duty without thinking of the fruits of those. As Varuna explores that Bal Krishna is none but the complete incarnation of Lord, he became exceedingly pleased and gifted the most powerful conch of the world, the Panchajanya. Till hold, Krishna retained that conch with him and used it as a weapon to alarm enemies and disburse weaker section of enemy’s forces.

Footnotes

This were six among many extraordinary feats, Bal Krishna performed at his young age. Many might think that these all were deeds to establish himself as lord’s incarnation (Sisupala and Jarasandha had the same opinion). However, all those deeds were to establish some righteous practices over the world. Kanha is great. If possible, try to follow his directions, either assuming him to be a great human, or by following them as Lord’s direction. The world will be changed entirely.

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