Gopinatha's Story

This is the story of a small deity of Krishna named Gopinatha.

 

Although He stands just one inch in height, Gopinatha's form is delicately proportioned, and He's remarkably charming to behold! He stands gracefully poised holding His tiny flute to His lips - as if to capture the minds of one and all with His delightful presence and the song of His flute!

 

Gopinatha first came to us back in August 1997, and our lives have never been quite the same since. What follows is an account of events that have taken place over the past five years since the day Gopinatha arrived.

 

This presentation was originally compiled in the form of a picture-book album to show to friends and family on a visit to India. Therefore the mood and method of presentation is at times somewhat quaint and homely! The fact of the matter is that when we were compiling this story, we never thought that it would one day end up on a web site... however Gopinatha had other ideas! So this is Gopinatha's Story, in the format that He has chosen to inspire us to present it!

Gopinatha's Story: Introduction

Gopinatha's Story: Introduction: Arrival

 

Gopinatha's Story: Introduction: ???

Gopinatha's Story: Introduction: Meeting With Radha

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Gopinatha's Story: 1998

Sri Radha Kunda - Shyama Kunda

Radhastami 1998

Gopinatha's Story: 1998: Radhastami 1998 - p.2

Gopinatha's Story: 1998: Govardhana Puja

Gopinatha's Story: 1998: Govardhana Puja p.2

Gopinatha's Story: 1998: Pilgrimage To India

 

Gopinatha's Story: 1998: Pilgrimage To India p.2


Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha in Jaipur

Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha in Vrindavana
 
 

Ksira-cora-gopinatha in Remuna


Sri Tota Gopinatha in Jagannatha Puri

Sri Sri Radha Kanta in Gambhira, Puri
       

Gopinatha's Story: 1998: Pilgrimage To India p.3

 

Gopinatha's Story: 1998: Making the First Altar


Gopinatha's Story: 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gopinatha's Story: 1999: Making Gopinatha's Things

Gopinatha's Story: 1999: Janmastami

Gopinatha's Story: 1999: Kartika

Gopinatha's Story: 1999: Kartika p.2

Gopinatha's Story: 2000

 

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: Rasa Dance

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: Vamsi Vata

VAMSIVATA

On the Full Moon Night of the Beautiful Autumn Season,
Krishna and the Gopis Enjoyed the Rasa Dance Pastime

When Krishna saw that the full moon night of the Sarat season (Autumn) had arrived, remembering the gopi's prayers to Goddess Katyayani, He thought that this beautiful night was just suitable for enjoying the rasa dance. By the enactment of this superlative pastime, the gopi's desire to have Krishna as their husband would be fulfilled.

Within the fragrant and festive atmosphere of the Vrndavana forest. at a secluded place known as Vanisi Vata, Krishna began to play on His celebrated flute. Upon hearing that alluring sound, the gopis all over Vrndavana became completely enchanted. They immediately left their respective engagements and swiftly proceeded to the spot where Krishna was standing.

By giving up all other concerns and considerations to come to that place in the dead of night, the gopis exhibited complete self-surrender to Krishna. However, in an effort to intensify the mood of loving exchange even further, Krishna surprised the gopis by first of all speaking clever words as if to discourage them, and then by completely disappearing from their company,

Feeling Krishna's absence to be worse than cruel death. the gopis frantically searched everywhere for Him. Immersed in the mood of intense separation from their beloved, they madly called out to Him. With their minds absorbed in thought of Him, they even began imitating His transcendental pastimes. Overwhelmed by the gopis ecstatic display of love in separation, Krishna eventually reappeared before them. Desiring to now finally reciprocate with them in full, He commenced the performance of the rasa dance.

Krishna danced in the centre of the rasa dance circle with Radha, and by exhibiting His inconceivable potency, He simultaneously entered between each pair of gopis in the surrounding circle. Placing His hands on the shoulders of the gopis on both sides of Him, He danced in their midst. Expertly singing and dancing for His pleasure, each gopi thought that Krishna was dancing with her alone, and they all became completely surcharged with pure love for Him.

In his Krishna Book commentary, Srila Prabhupada explains the transcendental nature of this superexcellent pastime as follows:

"... because they had that natural tendency to accept Krishna as their supreme husband, the relationship between the gopis and Krishna is called parakiya-rasa. This parakiya-rasa is ever-existent in Goloka Vrndavana, in the spiritual sky, where there is no possibility of the inebriety which characterizes parakiya-rasa in tile material world In the material world, parakiya-rasa is abominable, whereas in the spiritual world it is present in the superexcellent relationship of Krishna and the gopis. ... "

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: Vamsi Vata p.2

 

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: Vamsi Vata p.3

 

 

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: Kheturi Dhama

KHETURI DHAMA

For the Pleasure of His Beloved Devotees, Lord Caitainya
Personally Manifested at the Inaugural Gaura Purnima
Festival at Kheturi Dhama

Once when Narottama Thakura met Srinivasa Acarya in Bhudari, he shared with the acarya his desire to hold a great festival across the Padmavati River in Kheturi. Narottama explained that he had recently constructed a beautiful new temple in Kheturi, and that it was his heartfelt desire that Srinivasa should come there on the occasion of Gaura Purnima, the day marking the auspicious appearance of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu.

Although moved by the request of Narottama, Srinivasa Acarya also felt greatly anxious that time was very short. However, that very night, Mahaprabhu Himself appeared to Srinivasa in a dream and assured him that the festival would indeed he a great Success.

Srinivasa and Narottama immediately began preparing for the festival. Invitations were sent out by messengers to many far off places, and soon many parties of exalted vaisnavas began converging on Kheturi. The village of Kheturi became a cynosure of divine happiness!

Narottama and Srinivasa made many wonderful arrangements to take care of their guests in every respect. When, on the day before Gaura Purnima, Sri Jahnava devi and her associates also arrived in Kheturi, their joy knew no bounds. Jahnava devi was an exalted leader of the Gaudiya Vaisnava community at that time, and thus her arrival was considered extremely auspicious.

Early the next morning, in a grand ceremony conducted by Srinivasa Acarya, six deities were installed. Immediately afterwards, Sri Narottama commenced ail ecstatic performance of nama sankirtana. As the ocean of that sankirtana overflowed it's banks, everyone present completely forgot their external existence and became drenched with the tears flowing from each other's eyes.

When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu heard the sankirtana of Narottama and the assembled vaisnavas, He became inspired to appear there Himself. Like lightning within a cloud, Mahaprabhu and His associates appeared in the courtyard pavilion, dancing gracefully in time with the ever-increasing beat of the kirtan.

In this way, out of immense love for His dearmost devotees, Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu granted His personal association to all who were present at the inaugural Gaura Purnima Festival at Kheturi Dhama.

 

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: Kheturi Dhama p.2

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: Janmastami

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: Kusuma Sarovara

KUSUMA SAROVARA

Kusuma Sarovara is one of the eternal pastime places of Sri Sri Radha Krishna in Vrndavan. Kusuma means flowers and Sarovara means lake. This enchanting lake is situated near to both Radha Kunda and Govardhana Hill.

In Nitya Vrndavan (the eternal pastime realm of Vrndavan), Kusuma Sarovara is surrounded by a beautiful forest known as Puspa Vana (forest of flowers). This forest is resplendent with many groves of blossoming trees and creepers.

Sometimes Krishna comes to this place and surprises Radha and Her friends who are busily engaged in picking flowers. Joking with them, He claims that He is the gardener here. and that they have no right to be picking His flowers! However Srimati Radharani is quick to respond by informing Him that this entire area of Vrndavan is the property of Her friend, Vrnda devi, that He hasn't planted even one single tree here, and that He only comes here with His cows and tramples on everything!

Many varieties of birds reside on the waters and shore of Kusuma Sarovara, and the pleasant sounds of their singing and their joyful cooing can be heard everywhere.

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: Kartika

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: Kartika p.2

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: The Lifting Of Govardhana Hill

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: The Lifting Of Govardhana Hill p.2

GOVARDHANA HILL

To Protect the Residents of Vrndavana from the Wrath of Angry Indra,
Sri Krishna Enacted His Pastime of Lifting Govardhana Hill

This diorama depicting Sri Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill was specifically inspired by descriptions of this pastime in Ananda Vrndavana Campti, by Sri Kavi Karnapura. The following excerpts capture the very essence of this wonderful lila.

As the relisher of nectarean rasas, Krishna has a beautiful body, which is as sweet as the honey in a flower. Without even tightening His cloth He showed complete indifference to the mighty wrath of foolish Indra. Instantly, Krishna picked up Govardhana Hill with one hand and held it aloft with no more effort than a child takes to hold a mushroom or an elephant uses to lift a clump of grass..

... Giriraja served Gokula as a jewel-bedecked umbrella that could not be moved by the fierce winds or pierced by the razor-sharp lightening bolts of Indra. Balanced on the beautiful emerald pole of Krishna's raised arm, Giriraja cast a pleasing radiance upon everyone...

... While holding Giriraja in one hand, Krishna, whose wonderful behaviour
illuminates the world, spoke convincingly to the cowherd community, "Oh Mother!
Do not be in anxiety. Oh Father! Do not worry. Oh friends! Do not doubt My
ability. Giriraja will not fall from My hand.. you should collect all your property
and come under the mountain. There is no difference between en the village of
Vrndavana and this valley below Giriraja. Be happy and stay here peacefully. "...

... The elderly gopas felt completely pacified by Krishna's sweet words. Taking their wealth, sons, wives, cows, and priests, who felt measurable happiness and beamed with matchless beauty, they entered the splendid valley beneath Giri-Govardhana Taking shelter there, they all became filled with wonder and smiled with delight..

... Thus the venerable Vrajavasis relished great joy associating intimately with Krishna They no longer fell any fear or discomfort from Indra's deluge, which threatened to destroy the whole world.. Although situated in different directions, all the Vrajavasis gazed to their hearts content at the gorgeous lotus face of Giridhari, the lifter of Govardhana Hill.

- Ananda Vrndavana Campu, Chapter 15

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: The Lifting Of Govardhana Hill p.3

Gopinatha's Story: 2000: The Lifting Of Govardhana Hill p.4

Gopinatha's Story: 2001

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Gopinatha's Garden House

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Surya Kunda

Surya Kunda - This pastime involved Srimati Radharani and her friends in performing puja to Surya deva under the supervision of her mother-in-law Jatila devi. However, unbeknown to Jatila, the young brahmanas who have come to perform the worship are none other than Krishna (disguised) and his friend Madhu Mangala.

 

 

Above - Deity of Surya-Narayana at Surya Kunda

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Festivals

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Mobile Diorama Exhibit

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Mobile Diorama Exhibit p.2

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Chir Ghat

CHIR GHAT
EXHIBIT No 1

On the Banks of the River Yamuna at the place known as Chir Ghat, the Unmarried Gopis of Vrndavana worshiped Goddess Katyayani to get Sri Krishna as their Husband.

According to Vedic culture, it is recommended that unmarried girls from 10 to 14 years of age should worship the form of Goddess Durga known as Katyayani in order to get nice husband.

In persuance of this cultural recommendation, the unmarried gopis of Vrindavana took a vow to perform daily Katyayani Vrata for one full month during the Hemant season (early winter).

Assembling on the banks the River Yamuna in the cool early morning hours, the unmarried gopis first of all moulded the form of Goddess Katyayani in the sand. Then, while offering Her all kinds of presentations, they recited the following prayer, "Oh Goddess, please be kind to us and arrange our marriage with the son of Nanda Maharaja, Sri Krishna."

In his Krsna Book commentary, Srila Prabhupada describes the mood of the gopis engaged in this pastime as follows:

"Generally, people worship goddess Durga for some material benediction. Here, the gopis prayed to the goddess to become wives of Lord Krishna. The purport is that if Krishna is the center of activity, a devotee can adopt any means to achieve that goal. The gopis could adopt any means to satisfy or serve Krishna. That was the superexcellent characteristic of the gopis. They worshiped goddess Durga completely for one month in order to have Krishna as their husband. Every day they prayed for Krishna, the son of Nanda Maharaja to become their husband."

Unbeknown to the gopis, their month-long performance of Katyayani Vrata was destined to result in the most extraordinary reciprocation! For on the final day of their vrata, in perfect response to their heart-cherished desire, Sri Krishna personally appeared before these simple young gopis at Chir Ghat and enacted a most astonishing pastime! ...

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Chir Ghat p.2

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Chir Ghat p.3

CHIR GHAT
EXHIBIT No 2

Stealing the Garments of the Unmarried Gopis

Desiring to bathe before commencing their early morning worship, the unmarried gopis entered the waters of the Yamuna river on the final day of their Katyayani Vrata.

The gopis loudly sang of the wonderful pastimes of Krishna as they happily bathed together in the cool flowing waters.

It is an old system among Indian women that when they take a bath in a river they place their garments on the bank and dip into the water completely undressed. That portion of the river where the girls and women bathe is strictly prohibited to any male.

However, secretly and unseen, Krishna chose to come to the bank the river that morning and enact a playful pastime. The cherished desire of all the unmarried gopis was to somehow accept Krishna as their husband. In Vedic culture, a woman cannot appear undressed before any male except her spouse, and thus it was with a clever plan in mind that Krishna stole all the gopis' garments and quickly climbed to the top of a large kadamba tree.

From His vantage point high in that tree, Krishna spoke brazen words to the gopis, boldly requesting them to come up out of the water and reclaim their clothing! In this way, He cunningly masterminded the fulfillment of their confidential desire to accept Him as their husband.

Although the gopis were inwardly very joyous to hear such a request from Krishna, out of natural shyness, they were hesitant to come up out of the water and appear before Him. Yet no matter how much they protested, Krishna remained insistent.

The gopis had no alternative but to abide by Krishna's order. As they came up out of the water shivering from the cold, their mood and demeanor was so simple and pure that Krishna instantly became very pleased with them. He immediately delivered their respective garments and bestowed upon them the following blessing, "My dear gopis, your desire to have Me as your husband will be fulfilled because it is with this desire that you worshiped Goddess Katyayani. I promise you that during the next autumn season you shall be able to meet with Me, and you shall enjoy Me as your husband." ...

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Chir Ghat p.4

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Javat

Javat

 

Although They are constantly desiring to enjoy each other’s company, it is a characteristic of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna’s pastimes in Vrndavana that many obstacles arise which restrict Their efforts to meet. Such obstacles act as powerful catalysts, greatly intensifying the mood of love in the yogamaya potency of the Supreme Lord. Yogamaya is the energy of the Lord which is active in the divine spiritual realm arranging the many wondrous pastimes taking place there. It is due to the unpredictable influence of this transcendental yogamaya energy that somehow or other Sri Radha is offered in marriage to Abhimanyu, and thus She is placed in the care of Her new husband’s family at Javat.

Even though Sri Radha’s father, Vrishabhanu Maharaja, built a beautiful residence for his daughter at Javat, She always remains absorbed in thoughts of how She can next meet with Sri Krishna. However, She is forced to tolerate the constant nagging attention of Her ever-suspicious mother-in-law, Jatila devi, and Her equally-suspicious sister-in-law, Kotila.

Nevertheless, with the help of Her faithful and confidential maidservant gopis, Srimati Radharani still manages to regularly evade to surveillance of Her superiors and meet with Sri Krishna in the forests of Vrndavana.

After returning in the early morning hours from one such secretive rendezvous, Srimati Radharani rested peacefully in Her beautiful bedroom quarters. Meanwhile, Her intimate maidservants busied themselves with various services in preperation for the new day’s activities.

Mukhara devi is Radharani’s grandmother, and every morning she comes to Javat to visit her darling granddaughter. On this particular morning, as she observed Radharani rising from Her bed, Mukhara noticed that her granddaughter was dressed rather uncharaceristically in an exquisite yellow garment. Because that garment looked remarkably similar to the cloth commonly worn by Sri Krishna, Mukhara became a little suspicious! However, whilst pointing to the nearby window, quick-thinking Visakha proceeded to offer the following explanation, “My dear Grandmother Mukhara! I think that maybe your vision is not so very good! Because of the combination of your bad eyesight, the morning sunlight, and also my friend Radha’s naturally golden complexion, Her blue garment is somehow appearing to you this morning to be yellow!” Elderly Mukhara soon departed, and then the gopi name Madhurika appeared. Madhurika had just returned from performing some duties at the residence of Maharaja Nanda. For the pleasure of her dear friend Radha, She proceeded to enthusiastically describe all of the ecstatic activities of Sri Krishna that she had witnessed that morning in Nanda Bhavan.

Then it was time for Srimati Radharani to bathe, and thus with the assistance of Her intimate gopi maidservant, She put on a delicate white bathing dress and entered the crystal bathing room. Pouring beautifully scented waters all over Her body, the gopis bathed Sri Radha, and then in the dressing room, they artfully decorated Her with the finest clothing, ornaments and jewellery.

Just as the very last ornament was being placed on Sri Radha, the gopi named Kundalata appeared bearing a message from Yasoda devi, the Queen of Vraja. She announced that Radha should come as quickly as possible to Nandagram, in order to cook for the darling son of Nanda and Yasoda! Upon receiving this order, Srimati Rradharani’s heart became over flooded with great ocean waves of spontaneous joy, and thus the morning pastimes in Javat drew to a close as Sri Radha and all Her associates eagerly prepared to depart for Nandagram.

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Javat p.2

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Raval

RAVAL

On the Eastern Shores of the River Yamuna at Raval, Srimati
Radharani Appeared As the Beautiful Daughter of
Vrishabhanu Maharaja and Kirtida Sundari

The circumstances surrounding the birth of Srimati Radharani are very mysterious. For quite some time, King Vrishabhanu and Queen Kirtida had been earnestly praying to have a child. With the hope in mind that by being closer to the sacred Yamuna River they might become blessed with the fulfillment of their desire they had moved their kingdom to Raval.

In this auspicious place, just nearby to where Krishna was already performing His own wonderous childhood pastimes at Gokula, a most amazing event took place. One day when King Vrishabhanu went to bathe, in the Yamuna he saw before him a golden flower that shone like one million suns. And lying peacefully asleep in the middle of that astonishingly radiant lotus was beautiful baby Srimati Radharani.

When King Vrishabhanu took the beautiful child home to his palace, the entire kingdom became overwhelmed with great joy. However, their exuberant delight was immediately curtailed when it was determined that the young baby girl was completely blind.

Just about that time, the great sage Narada Muni came to the Vrndavana area. When he found out that the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna had appeared as the son of Nanda Maharaja in Gokula, he realised that Srimati Radharani must have appeared somewhere in Vrndavana. Thus he began searching everywhere for Her. When Narada eventually came to Raval, he immediately recognized the beautiful new daughter of King Vrishabhanu to be Sri Radha. Therefore he instructed the King that although the child was blind, he should go ahead regardless and perform the auspicious birth ceremonies.

Everyone in Vrndavana was invited to attend the joyous occasion. When Nanda Maharaja and Queen Yasoda arrived from Gokula, they brought with them their beautiful baby son Sri Krishna. When Krishna crawled before Srimati Radharani, He inquisitively pulled Himself up at Her bedside to look at her beautiful lotus face. Just at that moment, Her eyes fluttered open, and thus the very first sight Radha saw was the enchanting smiling face of Sri Krishna!

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Raval p.2

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Sankari Kor

Sankari Kor

Srimati Radharani and Her Friends Capture Krishna
at Sankari Kor and Dress Him Up as a Gopi!

Srimati Radharani’s family residence is in the town of Varsana upon a hill which has four peaks. Sankari Kor is a narrow, rocky pass running through a ravine between two of these peaks, In the company of her gopi friends, Srimati Radharani enjoyed pastimes throughout Varsana, and here is one story about Sankari Kor that is told by the local people who live there.

The young girls of Varsana were expert at making their way through the rocky Sankari Kor pass without pilling a drop from the pots of milk, curds and yoghurt that they carried on their heads. One day, desiring to have some fun, Krishna climbed up on a high outcrop of rocks above Sankari Kor and waited quietly until a group of gopis were making their way through the narrow pass. then without warning He began throwing stones at the clay pots on their heads!

The treacherous pass offered little shelter from this surprise ambush, and suddenly a loud “crack” reverberated across the ravine as one of the stones hit a pot atop of one poor gopi’s head! Much to the delight and amusement of Krishna, streams of creamy, fresh yoghurt poured down all over that unfortunate gopi as her friends looked on in great horror!

The gopis went straight to see Srimati Radharani to inform Her of what had taken place. She immediately devised a clever plan to get even.

First Srimati Radharani instructed a small group of Her friends that they should make their way through Sankari Kor with pots on their heads as if nothing had happened. Meanwhile all the rest of the girls hid behind some trees.

Sure enough, just as the gopis carrying pots made their way through the rugged ravine, Krishna once again appeared, But as He raised the first stone above His head, all the girls jumped out from behind the trees and captured Him!

Then the girls dressed Krishna up as a young gopi-girl, and forced Him to make His way through Sankari Kor balancing a pot of yoghurt on His own head! Meanwhile, the gopis armed themselves with stones at appropriated places along the route. That apprehensive young “girl” had no chance of avoiding “Her” inevitable fate! The pot above His head was smashed by the gopis stones, and thick, fresh yoghurt came streaming down all over Him, The victorious gopis laughed to see their fugitive completely covered from head to foot in yoghurt.

In order to acknowledge defeat at the hands of His “captors” Krishna was brought before Srimati Radharani. All He could do was to offer His obeisances and touch Her feet, for yet again He had been humbled by Her extraordinary prowess!

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Sankari Kor p.2

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: The Peacock Dance

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: The Peacock Dance p.2

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: The Peacock Dance p.3

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: The Peacock Dance p.4

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: The Peacock Dance p.5

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: 100 Cows For Gopinatha

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Jhulan Yatras

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Pralambasura Slain

Sri Balarama Slays the Pralambasura Demon

 

One summer day the brilliantly powerful brothers Krishna and Balarama, surrounded by Their associates, came to Bhadiravana forest to enjoy cowherding pastimes. Nourished by eating the fresh green grass, the cows relaxed peacefully in the dense shade of the banyan trees. Meanwhile Krishna played on His flute and all the boys sang and danced together in great joy.

Suddenly Krishna called out to his friends, “My dear brothers! Now stop your dancing because we are going to play a new game!”.

“What sort of game do You want to play?”, the cowherd boys replied.

Krishna said, “Listen! Let us divide ourselves into two parties. One party will go with the powerful Balarama and the other party will side with Me.” thus Krishna divided His friends into two parties in order to hold a contest of strength. The boys in Balarama’s party followed Him like loyal soldiers and the other boys accompanied Krishna. In this contest, the losing party would have to carry the victors on their backs.

The treacherous demon Pralambasura was lurking nearby, and he devised a plan to disguise himself as a cowherd boy and secretly mix with Krishna’s friends. When Krishna’s party lost the contest, Pralambasura was selected to carry the victorious Balarama. Taking Balarama on his back , the demon took advantage of the opportunity and attempted to carry Him off to the edge of the forest.

At first Balarama was amazed at the extraordinary power of his carrier, but then He instantly understood the situation. Smiling mildly, Balarama called out to His playful younger brother, “Hey Krishna! This demon is trying to kidnap Me! What should I do now?”.

Krishna felt somewhat amused to see and hear all of this. In a thundering voice he assured Balarama, “Give up all Your fears. Just remember Your own divine power and slay the demon!”

Using His unrivalled strength, Balarama smashed the demon’s head with His fist. With tremendous power he drove the demon to the kingdom of death. Before departing, the demon assumed a huge grotesque form. Covered in blood, Pralambasura slowly fell to the ground. Thus the notorious demon named Pralambasura perished under the fierce blows of powerful Balarama. Having been saved from all danger, Krishna and all the cowherd boys were once again able to resume their blissful pastimes in the forest of Vrndavan.

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Balarama's Appearance Day

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Govardhana Puja 2001

Gopinatha's Story: 2001: Gopinatha At Govardhana

Gopinatha's Story: Gopinatha

Gopinatha's Story: Sakhi-vrnde Vijnapti

 

Gopinatha's Story: The Maha Mantra

 

 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare