Lord Krishna used to love butter. He was naughty but all the Gopis in Vraj (place in India where Krishna grew up) loved him.(Gopi is a word of Sanskrit origin meaning 'cow-herd girl'. In Hinduism specifically the name Gopi is used more commonly to refer to the group of cow herding girls famous for their unconditional devotion (Bhakti) to Krishna.) It is said that Krishna would steal the butter, that the Gopis would prepare. Why would God want to steal the butter, when all the butter in the world belongs to him?
I prefer to believe that butter is soft like the heart and so ‘Butter’ means heart, and that is what God does. Steal your heart and all the wrong things that go on in your mind. The Gopis would keep complaining to Yashoda (Krishna's foster mother) that Krishna steals their butter and breaks their urns full of water. One day Yashoda got very angry with Krishna and ran after him. But she could not catch him. You know why? Because while she was running after Krishna, his back was towards her. And the back stands for all the wrong things. So that means that if you are running after the wrong things in life, you will not be able to catch Krishna.
Yashoda was holding a stick in her hand. Can you catch God with a stick in your hand? No!...Right? So Yashoda was not able to catch Krishna! When Yashoda got tired of running, and she dropped the stick, Krishna faced her! Yashoda was no longer holding a stick, and she was no longer looking at Krishna’s back. So she was able to catch Krishna. Now she decided to tie Krishna. Krishna allowed himself to be tied because he knew that his mother was tying him with a rope of love. But Krishna’s mother loved him too much, so she told him not to be naughty again, and steal her heart as otherwise she was not able to concentrate on her house work. Yashoda untied Krishna. Krishna and his mother hugged each other because they loved each other so very much. Here are some more pictures revealing the beautiful life of Lord Krishna
|Lord Krishna with his love Radha|
|Universal Viraat Roop of Lord Krishna|