In the previous episode, we had witnessed an interesting point wherein Sage Sukhaachaarya explains to King Parikshit that Little Krishna came back from Satya Lokha with all the cows and herds only after a year. As this might have sounded a bit controversial, we witnessed an explanation how Little Krishna unleashed His “Maya” and assumed the forms of all the cows and the kids for that full year. In fact, Little Krishna executed His Maya perfectly that none in Gokula were able to figure out what exactly was going on. It was Balarama alone who had somehow sensed that something is not right! However, Little Krishna was smart enough to “shut” Balarama’s mouth and to make him go with the flow of things. In due course, we had also witnessed the time difference between our “Manushya Lokha” and Bhagawan Brahma’s “Satya Lokha” and the reason why Little Krishna took one year of our time to come back.
Thus, as the kids and Little Krishna successfully return back to their homes “after a year”, they were very happy to be back to Gokula. Thus, the kids were back to their normal routine again with all their cows, and spending valuable time with their “Hero”, Little Krishna. The cows were happy to be back under Little Krishna’s love and care. In fact, at one time there were around 700,000 thousand cows in Gokula and Little Krishna ensured that all the cows are adequately taken care of. If someone has to ask Bhagawan Vishnu whether He would like being at Vaikunta amidst the divine atmosphere, or whether He would like to be at Gokula amidst all these innocent kids and the cows, obviously He would chose the latter! Bhagawan Krishna has a special place in His heart for Gokula and its people always. Even today if we happen to visit Gokula, Mathura and Vrindavan in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, we would see the place with a huge population of cows and cattle. It would be so heart-warming for all of us to see how people in these places worship these cows even today. They take care of the cows exactly like how Little Krishna took care of them. I’m sure, if any of us, ardent devotees of Bhagawan Krishna would happen to visit these places, we would automatically be in tears of joy and devotion!
As days were passing by thus, moving on with the next important event, we’re now about to witness the “Kaaliya-Nardhana”. This is a very famous event, wherein Little Krishna was able to overcome a huge poisonous snake. This “Kaaliya” was creating lot of problem to the people of the neighborhood, as he poisoned the waters of the Yamuna river. Day by day, as people come to drink water from the river bank were falling unconscious mysteriously. Even the cows and other animals weren’t an exception. Cow after cow were falling on the ground as they drink the water from Yamuna river. Upon seeing this, people did not understand what was happening. Little did anybody know that there was this Kaaliya who was making a mess of the Yamuna waters.
It was Little Krishna who finally understood what was going on. He sensed that this Kaaliya was the one who was unleashing his fury upon His people and thus, Little Krishna decides to put and end to his atrocities. One fine day as Little Krishna was playing with His friends with a ball, unfortunately somebody threw the ball with such a force, that it went and fell into the river! Little Krishna saw this as an opportunity to teach Kaaliya a lesson. He informed His friends that He’s going to take the ball from the water and thus, jumped into the river! As the kids were watching with awe, Little Krishna swam across the river and before anyone notices, dived deep into the river.
Upon seeing this, the kids on the bank started to get a bit jittery. Till a minute ago they were seeing Little Krishna swimming across the river on the water’s surface, but now, He’s not to be seen anywhere! As minutes pass by, Little Krishna was not to be seen at all! So, the kids started to cry and they thought that their “hero” had drowned into the Yamuna river. All of them run to Yashoda to convey the news. As Yashoda hears thus, she is stunned beyond words! Both Yashoda and Nandagopa rush to the Yamuna river bank and call out for Little Krishna loudly – But in vein! Little Krishna wasn’t going to come back to the surface at all! As the river was poisonous at the moment, none were able to jump into the water to search for Little Krishna’s whereabouts. The entire Gokula town gathered in the river bank and were seeing if anybody can find a trace of Little Krishna somewhere.
Meanwhile, Little Krishna dived in deep and finally reaches the place where this Kaaliya snake was happily resting! He was emitting his poisonous fumes in such a way that it was too toxic even for Little Krishna to come closer. However, Little Krishna manages to brush aside the poison with His divine powers and finally reaches the close proximity of Kaliya. As both of them come face to face with each other, Kaaliya tries to squeeze Little Krishna with his long and strong tail! Now Little Krishna is totally under Kaaliya’s siege!
What is going to happen next? How is Little Krishna going to overcome such a ferocious and a poisonous enemy? Let’s wait till the next episode to witness! Stay tuned! 😊