In the previous episode, we had witnessed how Bhagawan Bala-Krishna killed the second Raakshasa, Sakatasura by just giving him a mere kick off His tiny legs. This is all part of the Krishna-Leela and we’re at a very important juncture here. The Krishna-Leela commences actually from the day one when Bhagawan Bala-Krishna incarnates in this world. Since then, every event that conspired, right from how Vasudeva took Him to Gokula, how Kamsa was fooled by Goddess Yoga-Maya, to how Poothana was killed, are all part of the divine Krishna-Leela. All the events that are upcoming after this too, would be part of the Krishna-Leela only.
Having said thus, we’ve seen in yesterday’s episode that Kamsa on the other side was waiting impatiently for the news that Sakatasura had killed Bhagawan Bala-Krishna. However, the news came on the contrary! Sakatasura had been killed by Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, and this infuriates Kamsa even more. Whoever is being sent to Gokula is meeting with the same end. Kamsa has to now come up with something better to overpower this mysterious child. What is Kamsa going to do next?
As Kamsa is conspiring on the Mathura side, let’s travel to the Gokula side now to see what Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is doing. Upon coming back from work for the day, Yashoda was tired and thus relaxes for a while. She has a glance at her baby, who is all smiles all the time! Moved by Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s beauty, Yashoda couldn’t resist sitting at the corner of the room feeling tired. She wanted to pamper the little one and she came closer. Yashoda takes Bhagawan Bala-Krishna into her hands and places Him on her hips. It is to be noted that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna doesn’t like it when someone is trying to hold Him. He starts crying profusely and is kicking His legs as He cries loud. Normally too we would see how newborn babies cry. They would cry as if they’ve lost everything in this world, isn’t it? 🙂 They would kick their legs, punch their hands, etc. in the air and their entire body would vibrate as they cry intensely. Similar is the case with Bhagawan Bala-Krishna here too – As He cries, His tiny legs are kicking Yashoda’s hips – The same little legs that kicked Sakatasura to death, just a few minutes ago. However, now the situation is different, isn’t it? Yashoda is His mother, and Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is giving her childish kicks off His tiny legs as He cries. Sensing that this is not going to work, Yashoda changes her strategy of hugging Bhagawan Bala-Krishna with her chest. This also doesn’t work as Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s tender hands are also at work when He cries. He punches His mother as she tries to hug Him and calm Him down. This also doesn’t work beyond a point as Yashoda is receiving punch after punch from the little fellow! 🙂 Unable to bear them, Yashoda tries to leave Bhagwan Bala-Krishna in the cradle, heaving a sigh of relief that atleast here, He would be quiet. But on the contrary, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is only going to cry even more profusely and His actions are going to increase further! Now, both the hands and legs are in action simultaneously. It is as if He’s going to kick and break away the cradle as He’s crying. Heaving a heavy sigh, Yashoda becomes tired of handling this little one!
As the onlookers see what is happening at Yashoda’s place, all of them enter inside to have a glimpse at Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s beauty. They praise Yashoda thus, “Oh Yashoda! Your baby boy is so cute, beautiful and naughty! How fortunate are you to obtain such a beautiful baby! You’re really lucky!” Replying to all of them with a heavy sigh, Yashoda says, “Oh yes! I might be fortunate! But look at the way this fellow is kicking and punching the cradle! He did the same to me when I tried to hold Him! It is very difficult to handle this baby, and if you handle Him for a day, you would understand what I mean!”
Thus, Mother Yashoda is trying to pamper Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and this story continues day in and day out for the next few months. How fortunate is Mother Yashoda to have Bhagawan Bala-Krishna by her side everytime? So for today, let us join hands with Mother Yashoda and enjoy Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s divine presence alone with her! We shall wait till the next episode to continue this further! Stay tuned! 🙂