Episode # 157 – Bhagawan Bala-Krishna unleashes His pranks on the cows & people of Gokula!!!

In the previous episode, we were amidst a beautiful experience with Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, wherein He is now getting uncontrollable for Mother Yashoda. He’s growing up as days and months pass by, and is now trying to get up from the floor and walk. The way Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is trying to walk is something that needs to be admired and enjoyed. Mother Yashoda and Father Nandagopa are having the time of their lives in witnessing this beautiful child trying to get up and walk. They’re trying to call Bhagawan Bala-Krishna to one corner of the room and as He tries to walk His way across, He falls off on the floor. Again He tries to get up and walks another few steps across, and again He falls on the ground. This is a scene to watch and Mother Yashoda and Nandagopa were ecstatic to see Bhagawan Bala-Krishna walking for the first time. 

As this progresses for the next few days and months, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is up and running and it is now time for Him to show some of His “notorious skills” to His parents and to Gokula as a whole! Sometimes, when Nandagopa goes to fend the cows, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna follows him to the cowshed. He sees how his father fends the cows and once his father leaves the cowshed, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna starts playing His pranks on the cows! He starts to drink the milk from the cow directly and when the calf comes nearby, He lovingly chases it away! If the cow is unwilling to give its milk to Him, He kicks the cow on its back. Unable to bare the kick from the child, the cow starts giving milk again! However, as Bhagawan Bala-Krishna drinks the milk, He makes sure that the cows are lovingly taken care of. 

Sometimes, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is in an extremely playful and joyous mood – He wants to see how the cows react to some firecrackers! Once, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna ties a small firecracker to the cow’s tail as He’s drinking the milk from it. As the firecracker bursts with a loud sound, the cow starts running here and there, scared by the sound! Upon seeing the cow running crazily, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna would sit in one corner, clap His small hands together and laugh out loud! 🙂 Such were His games with the cows, and Bhagawan Bala-Krishna cherished every moment with them! Even the cows in turn were waiting for Bhagawan Bala-Krishna to arrive at the cowshed every day. If on any day He’s not coming, the cows start feeling dejected and it showed on their faces clearly! Thus, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna had a special affiliation with the cows of Gokula village. 

It is not only with the cows that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was playing His pranks – He was unleashing His pranks to the people of Gokula too! Every morning when He wakes up from bed, He straightaway runs into another person’s house, pinches a baby which is fast asleep and runs away! As the baby starts crying, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna gives some “expert advice” to the baby’s mother thus, “Oh mother! Why don’t you look after the baby properly? See! The baby is crying profusely! Do you want me to come every day to attend to your baby?” This happens in almost every home in Gokula now, and is becoming a routine practice for Bhagawan Bala-Krishna to play pranks on the Gokula people! 

Upon seeing this notorious kid giving some “expert advice” like this, the women in Gokula were astounded beyond words! They were utterly amazed at the smartness of Bhagawan Bala-Krishna on one hand, and on the other hand, they were getting increasingly irritated with His pranks. Hence, one fine day, all of them decide not to allow Bhagawan Bala-Krishna into their homes anymore! They’ve had enough of His pranks now! When Bhagawan Bala-Krishna came out of His home the next morning, He was surprised to see all the homes shut! The doors were locked from within and when He knocked at the doors, He was sent back with a cold response! Unable to bear this, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna started crying and slowly walked back to His place. He’s not going to come back to their places again! 

However, after a few minutes, the people of Gokula start missing Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and His pranks at their homes. So all of them come out of their homes and go together to Mother Yashoda’s place to see Bhagawan Bala-Krishna. Upon seeing all of them, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna angrily asks them, “Oh! Why have you come here now? You had chased me away from your home, isn’t it?” Upon hearing the child’s innocent words, the women were in tears! They reply together thus, “Oh Krishna! We’re very sorry for our cold behavior. Yes, we were irritated by your pranks, but now, we’re missing you at our places! Hence, please forgive us and come to us! We want to spend time with you!” Hearing thus from the women, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna replies thus, “If that’s the case, you should never put a check on my pranks! If you agree to this condition, I shall come. Else, I won’t!” 

Upon hearing thus from the child, all the women readily agreed to Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s pre-condition! They take Him to their places one by one, and Bhagawan Bala-Krishna eventually unleashes more and more of His pranks upon them as days progress! What were the pranks that He unleashes next? Let’s wait for the next episode to find out! Stay tuned! 🙂 

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at International School of Business & Media, Pune, India. A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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