Statue of Lord Krishna

Sri Krishna Balaram Temple Vrindavan

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Krishna and Balram

Krishna Balaram Temple in the holy city Vrindavan.

It is one of the main ISKCON temples in India and internationally

Balarama, the elder brother of Srikrishna was one of the ten incarnations of Vishnu as stated by Bhagabat and other Puranas. His father was Vasudeva of Yadu clan but he had two mothers Devaki and Rohini. Maharaja Kamsa, the king of Mathura killed all the six issues of his sister Devaki as one of her sons was to kill him according to some forecast. So Goddess Yogamaya had made some miracle for her seventh issue, while Devaki was pregnant. Yogamaya extracted the foetus from the uterus of Devaki while she was eight months pregnant and placed it inside the uterus of Rohini. Rohini at that time hide herself in Nanda’s house at Gopa for the fear of demon Kamsa.

Krishna with Yashoda at ISKCON Vrindavan

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Krishna With Mother Yashoda

Krishna with Yashoda at ISKCON Vrindavan

One day krishna was playing with his friends in the courtyard of the house. Yasoda was busy cooking in the kitchen. Suddenly Balarama rushed to her and said, “Mother, Mother, Krishna has eaten mud.”Yasoda did not believe him. But the other friends also said, “Yes, mother, he ate in front of all of us even though we forbade him”. Yasoda was irritated by Krishna’s new prank. Her house had every kind of sweets. Why then should the restless boy eat mud? She rushed to Krishna, caught hold of him with her left hand and raised her right hand as though to slap him. She said: “You mischievous fellow! Why did you eat mud? Your friends and even Balarama say so.” But child Krishna protested. “Mother” he said, “I have not eaten any mud. They are all liars. If you want, look into my mouth.”

“All right, open your mouth. Let me look into it,” said Yashoda. Challenged by his mother thus Krishna, who was God come in human form to teach and delight His devotees, opened his mouth. Ah! What did mother Yashoda see in his mouth!

Inside the narrow space of her son’s mouth she saw the whole universe. There was the whole earth, heaven, sun, moon, stars and all else! All the gods and goddesses were there