In the previous episode, we had witnessed how Bhagawan Bala-Krishna “frustrated” Indra more and more with His “diktat” to the people of Gokula. Small boy as He was, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna had the potential to influence the entire Gokula village to “not” offer anything to Indra and instead offer everything to the nearby Govardhana Mountain. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna had built up a convincing narrative saying that Indra was a useless person and that he wasn’t responsible in any way for the seasonal changes that were happening. Even if he had any sort of control on the seasons, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna questioned Indra’s contribution in it – He was only taking everything from the people and in return, gave nothing to the people of Gokula. Thus, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna concluded to the Gokula people that Indra is none other than a bunch of waste and, instead of pleasing a useless person with all these good food items, the nearby Govardhana Mountain (Being a representative of Mother Nature) could be a recipient of all the spiritual and food offerings. Saying thus, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna had brainwashed the people of Gokula and the offering was made to the Govardhana Mountain.
As this was happening, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna consumed all the food items kept there singlehandedly and declared that it was the Govardhana Mountain that accepted all these offerings wholeheartedly from the people of Gokula! This irked Indra even more! How can a “small boy” wreak havoc like this within just a wink of an eye? Indra clearly underestimated Bhagawan Bala-Krishna here, even though he knows that it is Bhagawan Vishnu at work. Perhaps he thought that Bhagawan Vishnu was a little boy and what best can He achieve as He was young in age! Indra thus decided to show his might on the people of Gokula and “punish” them for what they’ve done.
With all his anger and frustration, Indra calls out to Varuna Bhagawan, who was incharge of the rain. Indra gives Varuna Bhagawan clear instructions to “destroy” Gokula with intense and fierce rains that they wouldn’t have ever seen in their lifetime. Accordingly, Varuna Bhagawan mustered up all his energy and prepared himself for the assault. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna knew that this was coming along and He too made Himself to face Varuna Bhagawan’s assault. The clouds started towering over Gokula village with a great thunderous sound. The entire place became dark within no time and the people were taken by surprise. This was an unseasonal happening and the people couldn’t understand what was happening.
All of a sudden, the rains began. Varuna Bhagawan was in full fury in no time and the rains started pounding Gokula village. The winds gusts were up to great speeds and thatched huts, cow sheds, etc. were blown away within minutes! The water level in the Yamuna river also started to rise dangerously and it threatened to flood the entire Gokula village in no time. The rainfall was continuing unabated and it was like a typical “cloud-burst” that we see during the monsoon seasons at some places today. We can imagine how intense the rain would have been. As this was happening, the entire village started scampering here and there for shelter. The cows were at the verge of being washed away and people were in a fix as to whom to save – The cows or themselves!
As this was conspiring in full flow, Indra was celebrating with joy upon seeing the entire village getting drowned. Varuna Bhagawan was instructed to increase his fury even more. Indra clearly communicated the message that this wasn’t enough! Minute after minute the fury was on the rise and people were literally becoming helpless! What is Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s counteraction going to be? Is He going to take Indra to task for what he’s unleashing on Gokula? Let’s wait for tomorrow’s episode to find out! Stay tuned! 🙂