Today is Janmashtami and as most of you must be aware, it is the birth celebrations of one of the rockstar deities of the pantheon of Hindu Gods aka Lord Krishna.
Krishna is a fascinating figure and adored and reviled (for apparently playing politics during the Great War) in equal measure.
It would be naive to think one can understand him in just one reading of his life and his exploits but there are always lessons one can learn from the reading.
Come over to Mumbai Mom where my post, ‘Lord Krishna: 5 unsurprising reasons why he’s my idol’ is published.
A small excerpt is given below:
Dairy product junkie. Lover par excellence. Management guru. Aka Lord Krishna.
Why does Krishna ignite our imagination? Among the supposedly 33crore Hindu gods, Krishna has staked his claim as the rockstar of Hindu deitydom. Almost like a Global Idol.
Born in dire circumstances. Saved from sure death by being substituted with Ma Durga (in baby form) at birth. Naughty child. The imparter of the ultimate spiritual wisdom. His entire life is full of surprising lessons which we can imbibe to improve our own lives.
Dairy product junkie:
Young Krishna was a handful. Read the rest here.