Episode # 165 – Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s “MODUS-OPERANDI” of stealing butter!!!

We were at an important juncture at yesterday’s episode wherein Bhagawan Bala-Krishna wanted to try His luck in stealing butter from His own house, apart from His regular routine of stealing butter from other Gokula residences. As Mother Yashoda stacks up the freshly made butter in the mud pot (Uri) and hangs it from the roof, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna initially pretends as if He’s fast asleep. However, once Mother Yashoda leaves the home to fend the cows, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna decides that if He has to unleash His mischief, it is now or never! Thus He immediately jumps out of His bed, makes His way to the place where the “Uri” is hung and tries to poke His small hands into the pot. As Mother Yashoda was equally smart enough, she too knew that her notorious son would immediately put His hands into the butter! She has tied the Uri in such a way that there were sixteen ropes protecting it. If Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is trying to put His hands from amidst those sixteen ropes, either His hands wouldn’t be able to penetrate into the Uri, or, even if He somehow penetrates His hands in, He wouldn’t be able to take His hands out – Thus, while Mother Yashoda comes back, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna would be trapped red-handed! This was the plan! 

However, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna decided to “go for the kill” here. He climbs up the window sill and somehow reaches the “Uri” that is tied to the roof. He tries to put His small hands inside the pot and as per Mother Yashoda’s plan, His hands get stuck inside! Unable to remove His hands from the pot, He applies a bit of force to do so, and with this, the entire pot comes crashing down! Upon seeing this, Bhgawan Bala-Krishna is happy on one hand and scared on the other! He’s happy because He has got full access to all the freshly made butter that His mother has kept. On the other hand, He was scared because He might get caught by His mother for His “modus-operandi”. Discarding the scare part, Bhagawan Bala-Krishan quickly uses this opportunity and gulps in all the butter from the broken pot. He has now consumed the entire lot of butter that was inside the pot. 

As this is done and dusted, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna thinks of ways to escape this mischief! He immediately goes back to His bed and gives an act as if He’s still fast asleep. However, the remaining part of the butter from the pot, along with the buttermilk oozes out and reaches the bed on which He was “sleeping”! It is at this time, Mother Yashoda makes her way back to the house! Upon reaching, she sees the broken pot of butter, buttermilk and butter oozing out to Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s bed, and Bhagawan Bala-Krishna “fast asleep” on that bed! As He gives this act, He lies on the bed as if nothing has happened! He is “sleeping” on the bed in exactly the same position that Mother Yashoda had seen Him before she left home. However, these gimmicks aren’t going to fool Mother Yashoda anymore. She clearly found out who the culprit was and where has all the butter gone! She lets out a squeal of noise and shouts on top of her voice towards Bhagawan Bala-Krishna! 

This sound “wakes” Him up and He innocently asks thus, “Oh Mother! What has happened now that you’re screaming on top of your voice?” Mother Yashoda becomes even more furious upon hearing this from her mischievous son. She replies thus, “Oh Krishna! Till today I had a belief that all the Gokula people were lying about your mischief at their place. Now you’ve become so notorious that you’ve started stealing the butter from here itself. Now I understand everything!” Saying thus, Mother Yashoda dragged Bhagawan Bala-Krishna out of His bed, despite Him protesting against what she alleged! Mother Yashoda is now of a savage resolution to give Bhagawan Bala-Krishna some strict punishment. Now what is that punishment Mother Yashoda meted out to her son? Let’s wait till 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 Bharatidhasan Institute of Management (BIM) Trichy, 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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