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Ever imagine how the story of Krishna would be if it happened in the Kalyug that is in today’s era? The full of internet, social media, lies and truths, scams and scandals. Taking you to the roller coaster of this epic saga with a tadka of modern era.
The multi-millionaire Kansa was a cruel and evil businessman. His style of cracking any deal would either be luring his clients with some unlawful benefits or threatening them to surrender. He had a younger step sister named Devaki. He did not like her much but wanted her to get married as soon as possible so that all the ancestral wealth would be transferred to him.
At an early age that is approximately at the age of 23, he got her married to Vasudev , a young, kind and generous civil engineer. He was an orphan by birth as he was abandoned by his parents due to poverty but he was a brilliant in academics and with the power of his intelligence he achieved everything today. Both Devaki and Vasudev were compatible, intelligent and had same kind of nature and maturity. Both were instantly attracted to each other and agreed for this alliance.
On the auspicious day of their wedding, during the rituals, a Brahmin came to their abode. This brahminn was very well respected by the Kansa. Therefore, he called him to bless the couple. But during course of events which happened after meeting the couple changed the future of the earth.
Somewhere in heaven before the marriage of Devaki and Vasudev was fixed.
Lord Vishnu was in Yognidra in his abode, Vaikunth when the notification ringtone buzzed, indicating a message from Lord Bramha. The ringtone buzzed only when the message urgent, important and needs to be resolved immediately. Goddess Lakshmi received it and read it for Lord Vishnu. The message was as follows:-
‘Hello Lord Vishnu! This is a gentle reminder to you that, the time has indeed arrived take the incarnation as Krishna, relief people from the clutches of cruel Kansa and teach people the meaning of love. So with this I take your leave. Good day’.
Lord Vishnu smiled and slowly opened his eyes. Goddess Lakshmi having lived with him for so many millenniums’s understood this signal that he will be sooner leaving the heavenly abode. She uttered him, ‘So the time came again! Again you have to go down to earth and fight against the evil’. There was sadness in her tone which was noticed by her husband. He replied, ‘Yes’ but the situation is very tough for me because I won’t be able to see you but the case is not the same for you. You can see whenever you wish through live feed. The hearty conversation between husband and wife came to an end with smile on both of their faces. Lord Vishnu thought in his mind, ‘O, Kansa just wait I am coming to meet you very soon.’
(Meanwhile on earth)
But after reading the horoscope of the couple, the Pandit said, “The marriage of these two is inauspicious for you. Stop them!” But it was too late. Kansa said whatever, let it be. Because he was planning of a vicious plot which would in turn be helpful for him and dangerous for the couple.
Months passed. The couple was leading a great life but deprived of only one happiness that is of a child. So after few days they visited a gynecologist to consult the matter. They came to know that Devaki was suffering from a rare disorder through which she is not able to conceive. Hence the couple decided to opt for surrogacy.
Meanwhile Kansa was suffering some losses in the business and hence needed Devaki’s signature so that he could sell their ancestral property. But Devaki was hell down bent upon and not willing to sell it as it was her parents sign.
Constantly facing the declination from Devaki, today he called the couple on the farmhouse. Kansa asked Devaki, for the last time Devaki, I am asking you that will you sign these papers for me? See, if you sign these papers, all the losses incurred in the business could be recovered and further I assures that whatever profit will be made from the business, as an intensive, I will give you 10% of bonus also. Just think wisely. Devaki without any hesitancy and without any fear replied, ‘Brother, already you know my answer. So, please there is no point for further discussing this’. Kansa nodded dejectedly and asked them to join him for a meal. Devaki accepts the invitation on the behalf of Vasudev. In the evening both reached at Kansa’s house. They had fabulous dinner. After the dinner, they sat down and chatted about the childhood memories and happy time they spent. But after sometime, Devaki and Vasudev both started to feel uneasy and collapsed on the ground. Froth started to come out from their mouth and soon died. Kansa started to laughing and with victoriously said, “my problem is over”.
But what he didn’t know that Devaki and Vasudev ‘s baby is already growing in the womb of surrogate mother.
After 9 months, a baby boy of Devaki and Vasudev is born in a municipal hospital. But the lady while giving birth died. The hospital sent the boy to an orphanage as there was no one to whom the baby could be handed over.
Once in the orphanage a businessman Nand and his wife Yashoda came to distribute clothes, books and other essential things. Yashoda was Nand’s second wife. His first wife died due to heart attack leaning behind Nand and their son Balram and younger daughter Subhadra. After that he married Yashoda, a kind hearted and gentle lady. She was a double graduate and done Master of Arts in Psychology whom he met through common friend.
While distributing the things they brought, Yashoda came across a little boy in the cradle cheerfully playing with his toys. She instantly felt a bond with him. After discussing with Nanda they came on mutual conclusion to adopt the boy.
They left Delhi and came back to Mumbai their hometown and started living happy family of 5 people Nand, Yashoda, Balram, Subhadra and the boy from the orphanage was named Krishna.
But they didn’t knew the child Krishna, was none other than Devaki and Vasudev, eventually the incarnation of Lord Vishnu himself!
Baby Krishna was growing in a happy and cheerful atmosphere in Gokuldham Society. All the people of the society fond him so adorable that he was rarely at his own home. He, at the age of 4 and half, started to become so notorious that people used to get very angry on him. But the charm of his innocent face used to prevent him from getting beaten up.
His mischiefs included, banging everyone’s door, breaking the crockery of neighbors, finishing their milk products etc. Krishna loved milk products especially butter and cheese whenever he saw the butter and cheese left on the ground or even on the fridge the next moment it would go in his tummy.
All loved his naughtiness, mischiefs and innocence dearly. Especially his mother Yashoda. She loved him so dearly that if anyone would come to complain about Krishna she would dismiss them by saying, ‘He is a small kid, let it be.’ Once she tied him with the bed so he could not do any mischiefs but Lord Vishnu i.e. Krishna worked his charm so nicely that she forgot everything by just looking inhis beautiful black eyes.
There was one instance which made her mind go haywire. Once Balram told her that Krishna ate mud so she asked him to open his mouth and what she saw inside was beyond thinking. She saw the whole universe. After which she fainted. But was then made to believe that it was her illusion.
Nand also loved his son dearly. He enrolled hi, in the same school as of Balram. Subhadra was studying in abroad and living with her uncle and aunt. In school, Krishna was alright, intelligent. Curious and inquisitive kid. He used to ask a lot of questions sometimes out of syllabus as well. His naughtiness in school many times got him in trouble. He used to always support the poor and right people. Sudama was his best friend. He would always helphim. Their friendship was very famous in school.
Chapter 3 (ii)
Once Yashoda. Balram and Krishna went to Shiva’s Temple. Krishna was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. While Yashoda was busy praying a lady came near Krishna and threw some tactics and kidnapped Krishna.
After realizing Krishna was missing Yashoda got terrified. He along with Balram searched for him in whole temple. When they couldn’t find him Yashoda approached the nearest Police Station. When the inspector declined to register any complain before 24 hours she called Nand and told him the situation while crying bitterly
Nand asked her to calm herself down, take care of Balram and assured her that he will talk to the Commissioner.
Meanwhile the lady, Putana, who kidnapped Krishna was driving her car. Young Krishna knew what were her true intensions but to trouble her he started to ask her questions, ‘Who are you aunty?’ and ‘Where are you taking me?’ She replied ‘To doctor son, so he could remove your organs of body and sell it to help the people. A laughter was followed after revelation. She was a part of organ transplant racket. Kidnapping young kids and selling their organs at a high price was her business. Krishna decided to teach her a lesson. He started to trouble her by first asking a hell lot of questions then tickling her so she could loose her grip on steering wheel.
When she got very angry and slapped him, Krishna closed his eyes and started meditating. A fog cloud started to form around the car. She lost her vision and thus collided with a tree with a loud thud due to which died on the spot. A lot of public gathered to see the accident. Among them was a neighbor of Krishna Mr. and Mrs. Rajwade. When they saw the horrible sight of Krishna and the dead lady, their heart sank. They immediately got Krishna out of the car and informed the cops. Nand and Yashoda saw their son and felt that he almost came back from deathbed and thanked god for returning their son. But she did not knew that Krishna, Lord Vishnu not only saved himself but also punished Putana for her evil deeds. The way of punishing these modern devils was difference of modern Krishna.
Years passed merrily. Now both Krishna and Balaram were teenage boys where Balaram was studying in 11th standard ad Krishna was in 7th standard. The boys were very popular in the school due to their curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
Balaram was already well built and strong boy. He started participating in competition like kabaddi, wrestling, weight lifting, etc which requires physical strength whereas Krishna was more interested in dancing, drama, singing, acting, elocution, debates, etc.
When you are on the peak of the career, people around you tend to get jealous and try to pull your legs so that you cannot go higher. The same thing happened with Krishna. One day there was an inter school dance competition which was being held in their school. Krishna rehearsed tremendously and passionately for the competition. But his old foe, Daksh, misplaced the dance song DVD from its place.
Nobody noticed the above incident except for Krishna. He came to know the person behind the scene but it was something which was ordinary for him but surprising for the others.
When the DVD was played on the recorder, instantly everyone recognized that this is not Krishna’s original song on which Krishna was to perform. His family, friends and teachers were bamboozled. Everyone started thinking. Now what will happen? They started praying and encouraging so that he should not get disheartened. Then the magic happened.
He danced on the tunes flawlessly, magically and gracefully. Each and every one on the sets was awestruck. The judges said that they have no words to describe about the performance. Of course his name was Krishna which was charisma of Lord Vishnu himself but this was none to others. As soon as competition finished, he approached to Daksh and told him, “My friend, I know, it was you who misplaced my DVD so that I could not compete and failed to perform”. Daksh was shell shocked. His expressions changed from time to time as he was so confused that how he came to know about the act? Krishna spoke once again to Daksh and addressed him that, ‘see, there is no point to stab in my back. If you plan had been successful, it may not be affected my reputation but our school reputation might have affected. So my friend, if you have any grudges against me, addressed them directly to me. I will take them with all pleasure. And keep one thing in mind, whenever you want to attack a person, do it from front and not from back. Because the latter hurts the most. Thus after admonishing him, he patted on his shoulder and lest the place. An engrossed Daksh was not contemplating on his deeds.
Thus on every stage, Krishna would help the people who have forgotten their path, helped them to came back on the right track. On numerous occasions he also helped poor and needy people irrespective of cast, creed and religion by waving his magic.
It was the month of October. The scorching heat of the October was drenching the earth with sweat. Vacations were about to start. Exams were going on in almost every school. Krishna finished his geography paper and came out of the examination hall in happy mood. It was his favorite subject because he knew every nook and corner of the earth (you know the reason). The timing of the examination was very odd. Also the school was almost on the outskirts of the city at a quite location.
He was walking on the street with playing his flute. Since childhood, he had the talent of playing the flute. The music generated by his flute was so melodious that human being as well as animals were attracted towards him and gathers around him and enjoys the moment.
One day while walking he heard some cries. It was of a girl asking for help. She was constantly begging and at the same time yelling for help. He followed the direction from where the voice was coming. The scenario in front of him was very horrible.
Few roadside goons were molesting a girl. They were touching her inappropriately. The scene made his blood started boiling severely. Krishna who was always calm and composed away from fights, was now making fingers into fist. Unannounced he pounced upon the goons started bashing them. He beat them so much that blood started oozing and were on the verge of unconsciousness. When he was about bash a goon’s nose a hand came from behind and rested on his shoulder, a voice came hh said, ‘Enough Bhaiya, they have learnt their lesson. Krishna stopped then and there. He called the police and they arrested the goons. Krishna asked the girl if she was alright, she nodded affirmatively. He asked her name to change the topic. She replied ‘My name is Draupadi. I live in Panchal nagar. I f you don’t mind brother, could you please drop me? Krishna agreed and told her from today onwards you are my sister and need not to worry about anything and to fight for herself.
In this way Krishna always taught everyone to be their own savior. God will always come to their rescue but first learn to help ourselves.
Today Krishna and Balram were both in college. It was Krishna’s first day in first year of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and third year of Balaram in Bachelor of commerce. They were just entering the college when Krishna felt a pleasant presence of someone very near and dear one. He started looking here and there but couldn’t identify exactly who is it.
While he was walking aimlessly without looking in front. He collided with a girl and both fell on the ground. He apologized her and felt a sudden pleasure after seeing who is it. He quickly helped her to get up and handed her books and apologized. She with a broad smile said, ‘It’s fine. I see you were looking for someone . That’s why you couldn’t see me. Krishna murmured in a low voice, ‘I was searching for you Radha.’ ‘Did you said something ? asked Radha . Krishna nodded negatively and introduced himself by extending the hand. She to it introduced herself as Radha, a student of B.A. in Psychology.’ Wow both became friends end in no time started to chill with each other.
Both felt a great comfort in each others company. Krishna used to tease her, hangout with her and Radha also felt they know other for over millions of years. This was how both of them met and story of their love started blooming .
One day there was a grand party hosted by a friend of Nand and almost everyone from the industry were invited along with family was also invited. All the friends of Krishna was continuously smiling. So unable to bear the suspense. Balaram asked why are you laughing Krishna, what happened?’ Krishna said, ‘Dau (big brother) our Mamashri (Maternal uncle, referring to kansa ) has just arrived the venue. ‘Balaram knew everything about Krishna. Then he understood what he was telling.
Just then kansa arrived the spot, in his Tuxedo Suit and with high security. Over the increased to a next level. Many time people had revolted against him but were suppressed due to his supreme powers and political influence. Many were robbed, kidnapped and even killed due to their revolt.
Now Krishna felt that finally the time arrived to end the atrocities of kansa and relieve Mother Earth from his clutches.
When he arrived and started his chats with the people, Krishna slowly approached him asked him to take selfie. After the selfie Krishna offered him a drink and treated him with great respect. When the party was on the verge of ending Krishna requested him to talk to him in private. They both came to balcony and there Krishna revealed something which shook Kansa very hard.
I am Krishna son of Devaki and Vasudev who were killed by you. L know everything. You were given many opportunities to be a good person but didn’t oblige to even one. So now I will first enlighten about some facts. ‘Meanwhile Kansa wasvery shocked to hear this. Krishna continued, ’The Guruji of your’s didn’t tell you that ‘You will be killed by Devaki and Vasudev son, and he will be none other than Lord Vishnu himself.’ Saying this he appeared in his real form. The world stopped except for Krishna and Kansa. Kansa looked in bewilderment. Now he was frightened to another level. Slowly Krishna returned back to his human form and started taking small strides towards Kansa: ‘Now you will release how much pain it is to die. Also before your death there is news. You are no longer a millionaire. Your bank account had been trashedand all your money was transferred to the families whose only support was taken away by you. And it is not done by me but by a person has also suffered the grief. And after when you will everybody will think yopu died due to guilt and depression and committed suicide’. Just then he slipped from the balcony and came down with a loud thud.
In this way Krishna finished the atrocities and evil from Mother Earth and destroyed Kansa.
After many years of wait finally Krishna proposed Radha for marriage. First he took her to all places where they had spent time together and finally proposed her with a ring.
Today was the day of their marriage and both were being teased, dressed up at the same time. At last time arrived. Both bride and bride groom descended the stairs fully decked up. Krishna wore a peacock shape brooch on his pagadi; (a kind of turban which bride grooms wear during their wedding.) While Radha was were same color heavy saree with heavy jewelry. Both were looking like two angels descending the heaven for marriage.
Wedding vows were taking and both were announced as happily married couple.