Thursday, July 2, 2020

15 best stories of Krishna's childhood for children

15 best stories of Krishna's childhood for children

Storytelling is not only a way to further deepen the relationship between parents and children, but is also an easy and fun way to discuss ethics and explain values.  Read further to know the childhood stories of Lord Krishna, which will surely make children feel very good.

Stories of lord krishna for kids with learning

 Lord Krishna is one of the most popular Hindu Gods among children and adults.  His stories have stories full of fun, laughter and good ideals.  Here are 15 special stories of God for children's enjoyment:

1. Story of Krishna's parents

In ancient times, there was a king named 'Ugrasen', who had two children - a son named Kansa and a daughter named 'Devaki'.  Devaki was humble and calm, but Kansa was evil.  When he grew up, he put his father in prison, and took over the throne of the king himself, while his sister was married to King 'Vasudev'. One day, Kansa heard akashvaani - One day your sister's eighth son will grow up and kill you.  Due to this, the evil Kansa was shaken to the ground and wanted to kill his sister.  But Vasudeva urges to Kansa for Devaki to keep him alive and Kansa agrees to kill Devaki's eighth son. Kansa imprisoned his own sister and her husband, the eighth child of the couple was Lord Krishna who survived all attempts by Kansa to kill him, and eventually defeated his evil  maternaluncle.

Lession - 

If you are evil and have bad intentions, then you will surely get punishment for your sins.  Always be positive and think of doing good to others.

2. Birth of Lord Krishna

Devaki and Vasudev were imprisoned by their brother Kansa.  Every time Devaki gave birth to a child, Kansa himself came and killed the child with his own hands.  Devaki's seventh son was miscarried, but was mysteriously transferred to the womb of queen Rohini, who came to the world as Krishna's brother - Balarama. His eightth son was born inside the prison at midnight, it was Lord Krishna and that special day is celebrated as Janmashtami.

Lesson - 

If something good happens, it will be done.  Good always dominates evil.

3. How Vasudeva saved Krishna's life

Krishna was born as Vishnu and his parents prayed that he be transformed into an ordinary child, so that they could hide him from Kansa.  Prabhu advised his father to take him to Vrindavan and changed with a newborn girl.  Then, magically the prison guard fell asleep and all the locks and chains opened automatically.  Vasudev left for Vrindavan with little Krishna.  When he reached the banks of the river Yamuna, he saw that the river was flooded. Keeping the little Krishna on his head, as Vasudeva tried

to cross the river and the water touched Krishna's toe. The water of the river mysteriously receded, and Vasudeva could complete his journey.  He then reached Yashoda's house, changed the children and returned back to the prison with the girl.  Devaki and Vasudev hoped that Kansa would leave the girl as the prophecy predicted that a boy would kill Kansa, but Kansa did not care.  He snatches the child from their hands and throws him on a stone.  But the girl turned into goddess Durga and they told Kansa that Krishna was alive and would punish him for his evil deeds.

Lesson - 

Sometimes the powers are beyond one's own control.  If you only have bad intentions, you will never succeed.

4. Krishna and Putna

 Krishna's maternal uncle Kansa was desperate to kill him, so he entrusted this task to a demon named 'Putna'.  The demon assumed the form of a beautiful woman and reached the room where Krishna was.  She had poison on her breasts and requested to be fed to Krishna. Krishna's mother was not aware of her true intentions and allowed to Putna breast feeding Krishna .  But Krishna closed his eyes and sucked the life of the demon from which she died.  The poison did nothing to Krishna but due to the good deeds of feeding Krishna, the soul of the Putna was liberated.

Lesson -

 Never should anyone be hurt intentionally, because you may have to suffer for it.

5.  Lord Krishna used to like butter

Lord Krishna loved to eat butter, everyone in the city of Vrindavan was aware of his mischief and attempts to steal butter, hence he was called "Makhan Chor".  Krishna's mother Yashoda used to tie the butter at a height to hide the butter from Krishna.
Once, when Yashoda was not around, Krishna called his friends.  They climbed on top of each other and somehow managed to reach the pot of butter.  Everyone together took down a pot full of butter and ate the butter together with great fun.  But unfortunately, he does not realize that Yashoda has returned.  All of Krishna's friends ran back to their homes, but Krishna was reprimanded for being mischievous.

Lesson - 

Always obey your elders and never steal.

 6. Lord Krishna and Yashoda

Lord Krishna was mischievous and his mother Yashoda was tired of his mischief.  One day, she decided to bind Krishna to stop his antics.  Yashoda brought a rope to tie him, but realized that the rope was too short.  She then brought a big rope, but she also fell short.  Then brought the third rope, but she also fell short.  She then realizes that his son is something miraculous.  But after that, Lord Krishna let his mother bind him so that she could be happy.

Lesson -

 believe in miracles, it can happen.  Always do things that make your parents happy.

7. Krishna Eats Soil

One day, Krishna and his elder brother Balarama were collecting fruits and berries in the garden.  Since Krishna was still a small child, he could not reach the trees, so he picked up soil from the ground and filled it in his mouth.  The other children saw this and complained to their mother, Yashoda ran to him and asked Krishna if he had eaten the soil.  He shook his head, pointing to no , Yashoda asked Krishna to open his mouth but he was so scared that he refused to open his mouth.  But when his mother looked at him angrily, he opened his mouth.
When Yashoda looked inside the mouth, instead of clay, she saw the whole universe inside Krishna's mouth.  Stars, skies, mountains, oceans everything.  She was surprised and Krishna kept smiling.  Then Yashoda realized that he is not an ordinary child but God himself.

Lesson -

Always obey your mother and never lie.

8. Krishna and Kalia Nag

One day while Krishna and his friends were playing on the banks of the river Yamuna, their ball fell into the river where one hundred and ten-headed serpent Kaliya use to ruled and lived with his family.

Krishna dived to retrieve the ball, but Kalia started poisoning the water with his poison.  Krishna confronts him and tells him not to poison the water, but Kalia refuses.  Then Krishna fought with him and defeated the great serpent and started dancing on his head.  He orders the serpent to leave the river and never return.

Lesson -

 Peace is a better solution than war.

9. Lord Krishna and Arishtasura

 One day, a huge bull arrived in Vrindavan and started attacking people.  Nobody knew where he came from and everyone started running around to save own life.  They then came to seek help from Krishna. When Krishna came face to face with the bull, he understood that it is indeed a demon.  But Krishna being powerful, managed to deal with the bull and pierce its horns.  When the fight was over, the demon left the bull's body and bowed to the lord.  He reported that he was a disciple of devguru Brihaspati and was cursed to become a demon bull because he did not respect his guru.

Lesson -

 Never disobey your elders and teachers.

10. Krishna and Keshi

When Krishna defeated the demon bull Arishtasura, Narada muni went to Kansa and told him that Krishna was the eighth son born to Vasudeva and Devaki and it was divinely specified that he would kill Kansa.  This angered Kansa and he called the long haired horse 'Keshi' to kill Krishna.
The horse demon began to frighten the people of Vrindavan hoping to kill Krishna.  But Krishna not afraid of him, he challenged Keshi for a fight and broke all the teeth of Keshi with his elbow.  Krishna then strangled the demon horse and stabbed him to death, and after that Krishna was given a new name - Keshav - who killed Keshi.

Lesson -

 Do not be afraid and stay strong.

11. Lord Krishna and Lord Brahma

 Lord Brahma once decided to play a trick on Krishna.  He hid all of Krishna's friends in Brahmlok.  When Krishna did not find any, he took the incarnation of all his friends and returned to Vrindavan.  Frightened and upset, when Lord Brahma came to Vrindavan, seeing Krishna as everyone, he realized that he should not have been taken to test Krishna.

Lesson -

 You should always help your friends.

12. Lord Krishna and Govardhan Mountains

Lord Indra is the god of rain and that is why all the people worshiped him for rain at times.  But one year, Lord Krishna suggested that villagers should worship Govardhan mountain .  Lord Indra became very angry with this, so he raised a storm on Vrindavan. But Krishna protected his people by lifting Govardhan mountain on one finger.  This made Lord Indra realize his mistake and apologized to Krishna for the storm.

Lesson - 

Never take hard decisions in anger, they can never be fruitful.

13. Krishna and Kamadhenu

One day, a cow named Kamadhenu reached Lord Krishna.  Kamadhenu told Krishna that she had come from a place called Devaloka, which is the kingdom of heaven.  She said that she wants to coronate

Krishna. The cow bathed God with the holy waters of heaven and thanked him for protecting all the creatures.  After that, Lord Indra himself appeared with Airavat and announced that Krishna would be known as Govinda, which means Indra of the whole world.


should be respected by all - both humans and animals.

14. Krishna and Aghasura

One day while Krishna was playing with his friends, he reached a mountain cave.  They did not know that this cave was home to the demon Aghasura, the brother of the demonic Putna.  Aghasura took the form of a giant snake to kill Krishna and his friends.  Krishna and his friends did not know that Aghasura had opened his mouth equal to the entrance of the cave so that they could all go inside and eat them.
Krishna realized that something was wrong and decided to enter the cave himself.  Thinking that Krishna would end, all the demons became happy and the gods were upset.  But the Gandharvas requested  Krishna, who understood everything then.  On request, Krishna increased his size until he killed the demon snake.  He was a just man and liberated the demon's soul.

Lesson - 

Always listen to someone who gives you good advice.

15. Death of Kansa by Krishna.

When Krishna defeated all the demons and monster sent by Kansa, Kansa became worried.  He sent his servant Akrur to bring Krishna and his brother Balarama back to Mathura.  He conspired with two of his most powerful wrestlers to challenge the boys in wrestling.  Krishna and Balaram accepted the challenge and defeated their opponents easily and killed them.
Seeing all this, Kansa lost his temper and ordered his soldiers to expel them from the kingdom and also kill Vasudev and Ugrasena.  Hearing this, Krishna attacked on Kansa and toppled Kansa's crown and dragged Kansa to the wrestling arena.

Kansa, desperate to prove that he was a better fighter, accepted the challenge of fighting Krishna.  Krishna punched him with a loud force and Kansa died.  Seeing this, Kansa's eight brothers attacked him, but Balaram alone killed them all with his gada .  Krishna then met his birth-giving parents, Devaki and Vasudeva.

Lesson - 

Truth and good always win.  Many such stories are repositories of knowledge to teach valuable things to children.  Start your journey into the world of stories with your little ones and help them find their way to build a good life and strong relationships.

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