And the Krishna story begins again…

during bedtime, for my younger one.

The story begins…..

Kamsan was taking the newly married bride and groom, who happens to be his beloved sister Devaki and her husband Vasudevan in a chariot. Just then there was a divine voice, which said that Devaki’s 8th child will kill Kamsan. Β So, Kamsan wanted to kill his sister and her husband. But Vasudevan and Devaki pleaded with Kamsan to spare them and promised to give the babies, when they are born to Kamsan. Β So….

Ma, stop…..stop……I dont like this talk by Vasudevan and Devaki….What kind of parents are they ???? Instead of telling that they’ll sacrifice their own lives for the sake of their unborn babies, they agree to give their just-born babies to be killed by Kamsan ???? What kind of justice is this ???? How did the parents agree to get their babies killed ?????

No dear, all these were meant to happen, because only then Krishna will be born as the 8th child and kill Kamsan.

But, instead of allowing all the 7 babies to die in the hands of Kamsan, Krishna could’ve born as the first child na….

The God gave Kamsan, lots of opportunities to correct himself…probably the God was thinking that he might feel bad to kill a child and there by his Asura character might get changed…

Ma, when an Asura does something bad, he needs to be punished rightly and immediately.

My darling, why dont u re-write this story, on your own ???? Lemme catch some sleep…..

I’ve read this Krishna story in different versions and by various authors, but never once did I think like this. Indeed, this is the new age thinking. πŸ™‚


47 Replies to “And the Krishna story begins again…”

  1. u knw… a big big hug to your younger one! He is right.. justice delayed is justice denied! Punish criminal right away πŸ™‚ Wow.. I m really impressed with ur younger one yar!


  2. When my son (now 31) was like 4 or 5 , he and his cousins would pester my father for stories, and would literally crush each other on the sofa trying to sit closest to him . Amar Chitra Kathas were around and the pictures there kind of made them believe in stuff. My father had a great knack of animating the conversations in these stories, and these kids would simply sit wide eyed swallowing each event.

    They were once listening to the Jatayu story for the nth time, and suddenly my son pipes up, and asks why Hanuman couldnt get the necessary medicine to save him, like he did for Laxman, when he lugged an entire mountain (when he couldnt place the Sanjivani tree).

    I think in my time, we took whatever we heard as the unchangeable truth. That’s how stuff happened. These kids treat all the happenings in the epics by today’s standards.

    And I absolutely agree with your daughter.


    1. Thats a valid point….but I think there’s an explanation. Hanuman was cursed to forget abt his flying abilities. He remembered them only when someone reminded him, when he was chosen to go to Lanka to find out where is Sita….am I right ????

      Thats the way the scriptures too have changed….U shld read Ramayana by Ashok Banker…


      1. The trouble is, to the kids, Hanuman’s flying, was like swimming and cycling; once you learned it, you never forgot it. And all the business with permissions was never remembered. The fact that Maruti was a kind of saviour was supreme in the minds of these kids.

        But what you say about the story is so true.


        1. Oh yeah, you are right !!! The kids equate every epic story with current day’s influence on them…

          Thanks…I learnt the story right. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I keep reading it from time to time…. πŸ™‚


  3. THe young one is very bright and so true why shud the bad one get 7 chances to rectify themself , One chance is enough Good people never get another chance …

    GOOD GIRL … I like her more now she thinks like me πŸ™‚


    1. For that, I need to tell her all the stories again….hhhmmmpppffff…..Will try my earnest… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Gud to see u back. πŸ™‚ Esp with a NaBloPoMo up ur sleeve. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  4. I know ! Even I have a lot of problems with this story ! Why didnt the couple just stop ‘making’ children ? and, then they say its all fate and destiny ! But which dad and mom will keep seeing their children getting killed ??? Hmmpphhh !!!

    and Im glad she is smarter than you ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  5. Sigh! I think even god got a hang of memory chips and such…..he did forget to install such a thing in my brain, that am sure of πŸ˜₯

    Your daughter definitely has got the brains from her dad’s side…that much I can figure out πŸ˜‰


    1. Oh dear Saks, the ruckus u create with the memory chips u have is more than enuf…. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

      If u’ve read any of the posts before on my wonderful husband, you’ll never connect the lineage of smartness to him….GGGrrrr….. πŸ‘Ώ Lemme just chk out if hubby knows the story first…. :mrgreen:


  6. Is there a super-like button for this? I mean, every question was so darn pertinent and logical, no? I wish the people who wrote down these epics had such brains!!!

    ROFL @ Saks comment. Waiting to see you attack her back, Uma. Come on. Go for the kill, my friend!!


    1. I’ll try to recommend to WP, for the need for such buttons….Thanks Pal. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Actually, I’ve just started reading Ashok Banker’s Ramayana and My God Pal, what we are reading is certainly not the version which Valmiki wrote….u shld read it to know more…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  7. ROFL!

    I used to ask these too… I was like “God “knows” everything, so why does he have to experiment and cause a lot of destruction and everything before good wins over evil? Not fair.” blah blah πŸ˜€


  8. Yes these days kids are smarter.. I remember a mail which i read around 5 years earlier.. when his mom narrated this story, he asked his mom why didnt kamsan put both of them in seperate cells.. that way he could have prevented the whole drama and thus the whole mahabharatha! quite funny yet clever.. Well, i must brace myself as i too will face these questions in a few months soon


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