In his 125 years of existence, Sri Krishna established a permanent connection with humanity's shared consciousness— re-teaching the world about dedication and dharma as well as a definitive reality. His life was a model for individuals in the past, present, and also future. Considering Krishna to be an ideal exemplification of divinity, right up 'til now countless individuals go to him, serenade his name, contemplate his form and attempt to incorporate his lessons. His life has roused a treasury of verse, music, painting, design, and other expressive arts. His greatness is phenomenal. His story is a wellspring of happiness and motivation for individuals from varying backgrounds. Krishna's life was so full, that describing everything here would be unimaginable. It is told essentially through Srimad Bhagavatam, Garga Samhita, Visnu Purana, Brahmavaivarta Purana, Mahabharata, Harivamsa, and a few different Puranas. Krishna's attractive features are fervently discussed in the pages of fables, however, he was regularly portrayed in paintings as blue; he had a dark complexion. Mystics accept that his comprehensive, attractive aura had blue tones thus he is for the most part portrayed as being blue in complexion. Some of the famous sculptures and carvings of Lord Krishna and the stories behind them are-
Kaliya was a five-headed snake who made Yamuna River his residence and harmed its waters killing creatures and human beings. The narrative of Krishna overcoming the snake is known as Kaliya Mardan. Kaliya and his chaperons took asylum in a profound pool in the Yamuna to escape from Garuda, who is the nemesis of Snakes. Kaliya harmed everything in and around of Yamuna River. Fumes and air pockets in the stream killed even birds that flew over the area. Seeing the horrible circumstance, Sri Krishna jumped into the harmful waters. He moved quickly towards the profound pool and a fight resulted between snake chaperons of Kaliya. Sri Krishna single handedly defeated them and afterward, a fight broke out between Krishna and the five-headed Kaliya. Krishna easily defeated the strong Kaliya and rose out of Yamuna stepping on the center head of Kaliya. The stepping left an imprint of Krishna's feet on the head of Kaliya.
While making butter, the gopis implored Krishna to taste the butter as their show of adoration. They put away a tub of butter in pots and left to sell other milk items like buttermilk and cheddar. By taking the butter, Krishna not only accepted their requests but successfully won their hearts.
Q1. What does Lord Krishna teach his devotees?
In Bhagavad-Gita Lord Krishna said that everything occurs for a purpose or valid justification. Whatever occurs in life occur for good and there is generally a reason or explanation for that. He likewise referenced that we as a whole are children of God, the maker. God is an incomparable power and this world is governed by him. Furthermore, since, we as a whole are god's children, nothing evil can happen to us. Henceforth, best to not cry over things that have occurred or over things that we don't have control over.
Q2. What does Lord Krishna teach his devotees about mindfulness?
Krishna trains us to fully experience and live in the present. He was well aware of the future, however, he decided to live in the 'now' without stress. Even though he realized what might occur in the coming future, still he remained in the present. This is the lesson of mindfulness. It is written in the holy text, Bhagwad Gita: "For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy."
Q3. Where to keep Lord
Krishna idol at home?
Krishna is the Supreme Primeval Lord, worshipable by everyone. Thus, His idol
or deity should only be kept in the puja area (altar) of the house. There is no
difference between the deity and the original personality of Lord Krishna.
So, the deity has to be served with love and devotion. Do not keep it in the
bedroom if possible.
Q4. Is it good to gift Krishna idols?
gifting an idol
or a deity of Lord Krishna to your loved ones is a good idea. There is nothing
more auspicious or better than engaging someone in the transcendental service
of Shri Krishna. If they worship the deity with love and devotion, you will
receive some spiritual credit too. The home in which Lord Krishna
is worshiped is always filled with prosperity and spiritual bliss.
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