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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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Shilpa Garg · March 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm

How cute that is!! And the tattoo artist did a great job too! πŸ™‚

Reader Wil · March 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm

I like your post! I learn something when I visit you! Thanks.
Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Nabanita · March 25, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Ohh so cute! Maybe you are right and she has a Meera in her πŸ™‚

Red Handed · March 25, 2014 at 5:16 pm

I am a girl, and for some reason I imagined myself to be Krishna. Something about stealing Makhan and being so carefree appealed to me!

Rajesh · March 25, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Very lovely Krishna tattoo.

tulika singh · March 25, 2014 at 6:18 pm

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.

Photo Cache · March 25, 2014 at 7:55 pm

cute tattoo.

frankly my dear

Roger Owen Green · March 25, 2014 at 9:55 pm

very spiritual tale

photowannabe · March 26, 2014 at 12:37 am

Very interesting and it's wonderful that your daughter has such an active imagination.

Pixie · March 26, 2014 at 4:41 am

Awww! How cute!! I still adore Lord Krishna and have all thru my life. His stories and His life are fascinating! πŸ™‚

Beloo Mehra · March 26, 2014 at 7:23 am

A beautiful post, Shailja, about a beautiful love for the most beautiful God!

Rajlakshmi · March 26, 2014 at 7:54 am

I love how children are so besotted with little Krishna. I was crazy about Krishna in the Sri Krishna serial that was telecast in DD1.

Trubes · March 26, 2014 at 9:51 am

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,

Anita · March 26, 2014 at 4:25 pm

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

Kathy Combs · March 26, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Imaginative play is the absolute best! β™₯

Chai a Cup of Life · March 26, 2014 at 6:26 pm

My son loves Krishna too and has dressed up as him a few times. The tattoo turned out great!

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Didn't he? I was so awed by this!

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:45 pm

That makes me very glad, Wil. Thanks for stopping by each week πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Wouldn't that be cool? πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Stealing butter appeals to most of us πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Isn't it though? πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Yes, he really is the preferred God for many. I think Hanuman is a close competitor though πŸ˜‰

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Thank you πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Thanks Roger πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Oh yes, she does! Very active πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:53 pm

There is something about him that appeals to the kid in us πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:54 pm

You said it well, Beloo. About the most beautiful God πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Looks like we have all been there πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Oh that's lovely! I am sure they will enjoy this tremendously πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Aptly said, Anitha πŸ™‚ Thank you!

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Yes, Kathy. And it doesn't cost a thing πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · March 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚

KParthasarathi · March 27, 2014 at 1:08 am

It is nice to see your daughter asking for Krishna tattoo for her birthday

Indrani · March 27, 2014 at 6:08 am

That is such a positive influence. πŸ™‚
Happy ABCW!

iamstri · March 27, 2014 at 9:27 am

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!

Swathi Shenoy · March 27, 2014 at 12:11 pm

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™‚

Vidya Sury · March 30, 2014 at 6:26 am

I want a tattoo like that, too!

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