In the previous episode, we’ve witnessed how Bhagawan Krishna gave quality time for the Gopikas to exhibit their ardent devotion towards Him. We had seen how the Gopikas too used this wonderful opportunity to spend each and every minute with their beloved Bhagawan Krishna. As the Gopikas were reaching ecstasy, they were almost falling to the ground unconscious. It is at this time, Bhagawan Krishna disappears from that place all of a sudden. This should not be viewed just as a mere play by Bhagawan Krishna to disappear from the Gopikas. Bhagawan Krishna does so, ONLY to protect the Gopikas and to bring them to their normal state. Hadn’t he fled from that scene at that time, the Gopikas would have fallen on the ground dead. It is to this extent was the devotion exhibited by the Gopikas. They were laughing, crying, smiling, etc. thinking of their beloved Bhagawan! In fact, they wouldn’t even eat or drink a drop of water without offering them to Him! Such was their ardent devotion and this is a great lesson for all of us to learn. This is why we often highlight the point that the Gopikas were epitomes of the highest level of Bhakti, one can exhibit towards Bhagawan Krishna.
Moving on thus with the final “Raakshasa” to attack Gokula and Little Krishna – It was none other than the Raakshasa by name “Kesi”. He came in the form of a horse. He was sent by Kamsa on a savage resolution to somehow kill Little Krishna, as time is running fast! Kamsa was steadfast in his approach to somehow seek revenge and kill Little Krishna, but till now, all his attempts went in vain – Right from Poothana till this point. Now it is the turn to Kesi to try his fortune to kill Little Krishna. He comes aggressively and with a great speed. The way in which Kesi was hurrying towards Gokula, sent Sage Naarada in fear too! Such was the ferocious form with which Kesi was approaching. He was breathing fire as he was nearing the town. The entire lot of kids and people started running here and there frantically as Kesi unleashes his aggression. Cattle too were crazily running here and there seeking shelter.
It is at this time, Little Krishna comes to know of what’s going on. He thus comes out of His house and faces Kesi head on. In fact, unlike Sage Naarada feared, it was yet another playful act for Little Krishna to put an end to Kesi’s atrocities. He ordered His “Chakra” towards Kesi and without any further delay, Kesi falls on the ground dead! Thus, the last Raakshasa in Kamsa’s camp was also neutralized by Little Krishna. This sent a huge fear of ripples to Kamsa, who now starts fearing for the first time openly! Till this time, he had underestimated Little Krishna to be “just another kid”, but now he feels the jitters for the first time when all the Raakshasas in has camp – right from Poothana to Kesi were killed by this one child! Certainly this child is not an ordinary child as he thought!
Now how does he stop Little Krishna? How does he get over Him? As there was nobody left for him to send to Gokula, the only way perhaps was to somehow bring Little Krishna to Mathura. By this time, ten years have passed, since Little Krishna was born. In the meanwhile, Little Krishna too thinks within Himself that He hasn’t seen His real parents – Devaki and Vasudeva for the past ten years now. He has to somehow get in touch with them and meet them. But He can’t do that unless and until this Kamsa is alive. So the only way to meet and free His parents is to kill Kamsa.
It is at this time, Kamsa also thinks of a plan as to how to call Little Krishna to Mathura city. He now calls one of his relatives, Akrura and tells him thus, “Oh Akrura! Please go to Gokula and tell Krishna that I’ve arranged for a huge Yagna and He too should take part in it! With this as a reason, please bring Krishna along with you while you come back!” Taking this message from Kamsa, Akrura gets into his chariot and makes his way to Gokula. As he crosses the Yamuna river, Akrura thinks within himself thus, “Oh! All these days I’ve been looking at this ferocious and wicked Kamsa. Atleast for today let me have the divine “darshan” of our Little Bhagawan Krishna for the first time in ten years. I’m so eager to see how Little Krishna has grown! How handsome He would be! How fortunate are the people of Gokula to experience the beauty of Bhagawan Krishna! Finally today I’m also going to be a part of the Gokula residents to witness the beauty of Little Krishna!”
Thinking thus, Akrura makes his way to Gokula. So for today, let us also join Akrura and make our way to Gokula as well (in our imagination)! 😊 Let us eagerly wait till tomorrow’s episode to have Little Krishna’s “Divine Darshan” along with Akrura! Stay tuned! 😊