Lord Krishna, or as so lovingly called Kanha, is one of the Hindu gods whose cute antics and mischiefs charms and delights each of his worshippers or to the one who listens to his stories. Krishna’s childhood stories are a huge hit among grandparents and grandchildren. Every grandparent takes much delight in narrating the stories of Lord Krishna to his/her grandchild and they also enjoy listening to them. Lord Krishna’s stories have been recounted thoroughly in innumerable children’s books .They have also occupied a place among popular bedtime stories of children in India. Many bhajans of Krishna composed by eminent saints of the past like Mirabai and Sankardev are also popular.
Lord Krishna’s stories teaches us some valuable life lessons that are essential to lead a successful life.
1. THE CHURNING OF THE BUTTER POT
Lord Krishna took much delight in makhan, made by churning. Churning is the process of shaking up cream or whole milk to make butter in a barrel with a plunger. The process is tedious and requires much patience and hard work so that the milk is converted into fine butter. The process of churning teaches us that constant perseverance and struggle is essential to reach our goal.
2.THE BREAKING OF THE DAHI HANDI
Lord Krishna is known to steal butter together with his friends from pots that the gopis have tied above in order to keep it from within his reach. The breaking of the Dahi Handi teaches us that we can accomplish a difficult task with the help of a team. It depicts that stronger the team spirit, easier the task becomes.
3.KRISHNA’S LOVE FOR THE FLUTE
Lord Krishna is known for producing soulful music with his flute which bewitched the gopis of Vrindavan. Even when he grew up and became king of Dwarka and performed his kingly duties, he didn’t stop playing with the flute and enchanted everyone around him, even if he received criticism from crooks like Shishupal. His stories teaches us that we shouldn’t stop following our passion and even if we take up our passion as our full-time job, it shouldn’t distract us from doing so even if we receive criticism from others.
4. SELFLESS LOVE AND SERVICE
We all have heard how Lord Krishna saved the people of Vrindavan from various evils, how he saved his parents from the evil Kansa, how he saved Draupadi and assisted Arjuna in the Mahabharata War. These lessons teaches us that we should provide help and love to needy people in distress and to our near and dear ones when required so that we can earn respect and love in society.
5. FACING DIRE SITUATIONS IN A CALM AND COMPOSED MANNER
Krishna is known for tackling his challenges in a calm and composed manner like fighting with various demons in childhood to assisting Arjun during the Mahabharat War. He always tried to live in the present without worrying for the future. Thus, his stories teaches us that facing the present day’s challenges calmly can help us in facing a better tomorrow.
6. WORK REWARDS US
In the Mahabharat, it was depicted how Duryodhan met his doom because of his misdeeds. Thus it is always a true fact that people are rewarded according to the type of work done by him or her.
Thus Krishna has been adored and loved by all Indian generations. His tales are a mixed version of divinity and humanity . The lessons that he imparted are a strong upholder of the Indian culture.