Krishna was born in 3228 BC. He was the eighth child of Devki and Vasudev. Devki was a sister of Kansa. He was the king of Mathura. He was very greedy and egoistic. There was a voice that came from the sky that Devki and Vasudev Eighth son will kill you. After hearing this he sent both of them to prison. Kansa kills one by one all the seven children of Devki. When Krishna was born, they both heard the same voice to take Krishna from Yamuna River to Gokul to their friend house Nanda and Yashoda and to exchange him with their child.
Vasudev put Krishna in a basket and the prison gate opened. All the guards were sleeping. It was raining very heavily. While crossing the river the water didn’t come above his shoulder. Ten head snake protected the child from the rain. Looking at all this Vasudev realized his child is very special. Vasudev exchanged the child with Nanda’s child and came back. When Kansa came to kill the eighth child she turned into Maa Durga and said the eighth child has already been born and will fulfill the prediction. Krishna was taken care of by Nanda and Yashoda with all the love and later he completed the prediction. Krishna proved “Victory of Good over Bad”.
Janmashtami is a festival celebrated by Hindus, Krishna’s birthday is celebrated after the 8 days of Raksha Bandhan. People Fast on this day, Decorate their house with flowers and lights, sing devotional songs, and also participate in Dahi Handi. Lord Krishna loved Dahi a lot so people hang an earthen pot filled with Dahi at a Height and few people climb on one upon another and break the earthen pot.
One day Krishna was playing hide and seek with Balram and his other friends. While playing he heard a fruit seller passing by. She had a lot of different fruits like mango, apple, guava, banana, oranges. Krishna immediately ran to the fruit seller to buy some fruits. The fruit seller saw him and kept on staring at his blue eyes, his innocent smile, and the peacock feather. She forgot everything for a while.
Krishna said with his innocent voice to the fruit seller that he wanted to eat some fruits and the lady asked him what can you pay in return for the fruits. In the olden days, people used to follow the barter system they used to exchange goods with each other. Krishna immediately ran inside the house and looked here and there to find something to give the lady. He saw the bag full of rice grain. He took some rice in his hand and went to the lady. He didn’t realize while walking the rice kept on falling from his hand.
Krishna told the fruit seller to take the rice and to give the fruits. The lady saw there was no rice in his hand. When he reached there all the rice had already fallen from his hand. He became very sad. The lady looked at Krishna’s sad face and said if you sit on my lap and call me mother I will give you the fruits you like. He saw no one was around him, he sat on the lady’s lap and called her mother, then he got down from her lap and asked for the fruits. The Lady was very happy. She took some fruits from her basket and gave them to Krishna. He took the fruits and went back home.
The lady left from there, to sell the other fruits. In the evening when she went home, she couldn’t forget Krishna’s face and his innocent smile. She saw her basket and within a few moments, the basket turned full of gold and precious ornaments. She couldn’t believe this felt as if she was dreaming. The things which are offered to Krishna with the pure heart he returns a thousand times to them.
Moral of the Story: If anyone asks us for any kind of help we should help them wholeheartedly without expecting any return.moralofstory