Krishna and Kids

Krishna and Kids


Gy loves Krishna and I mean wholeheartedly so. She adores his stories of mischief, the tales of valour and the majesty of his description. Put it down to her love for mythology and the Little Krishna series that used to air on Nick Jr.

She indulges in a great deal of make-believe play. Usually, she adorns the role of a teacher in the modern setting and occasionally takes the avatar of characters from the Indian stories. Even as I type this, she is enacting a scene from the Mahabharata, where Krishna is attempting to convince Arjuna on the need to fight his own flesh and blood.

I can understand the appeal. As a child, I used to imagine I was Meera, the soulful singer in yearning for her beloved, the Lord himself. I used to admire the way Rukmini spoke about her love for Krishna and used a Tulsi leaf to explain this to Satyabhama. And who doesn’t love the mischievous antics of the butter-thief, who used to steal curds and cream from all the households in the vicinity?

So, it wasn’t too much of a surprise that at a recent birthday party, Gy insisted on this as her preferred tattoo πŸ™‚ Β Honestly, I have to say that I can’t blame her.

Maybe there’s a Meera in her after all!

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  1. OMG N is such a HUGE fan too. I've blogged repeatedly about her love for Krishna. I think they love the fact that he's so naughty and yet is a God. He's pretty 'cool'. Totally love that tattoo. I've never seen one like that before.

  2. Hello Shailja,
    what a delightful story, I like idea of a naughty God,
    I'm going to source this material and get some copies for my grandchildren so they can read and watch it when they visit me.
    Best wishes,
    Di.

  3. Very true, Shailaja. Kids love Lord Krishna & his antics πŸ™‚ There's a Meera, Sudama, Arjuna etc Krishna-devotee in us πŸ™‚
    Great post!

  4. My mom says when I used to be a kid, I have a krishna idol and I never leave it it seems. Even when I sleep I hold it and sleep it seems. My dad and mom got so perplexed that they thought I am Mirabai's incarnation. However, after I went to school the craziness went away but still I feel my heart skips a beat whenever I see a pic of Krishna or his idol!

  5. So cute πŸ™‚ It brings me memories of the fancy dress competitions that are held during janmashtami where each kid from our community dresses as Krishna πŸ™‚ Its such a pleasure to watch them πŸ™‚

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