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Krishna & Syamantaka Gem: Lord Krishna Story

Krishna and Syamantaka Gem - Story of Lord krishna youth days

Satrajit, a nobleman of Dwarka, was a devotee of Surya, the Sun God. Surya being pleased with Satrajit’s devotion appeared before him and gifted him the Syamantaka gem. The Syamantaka gem’s specialty was that it could magically produce eight measures of gold a day. Satrajit became a really wealthy man. Krishna then approached Satrajit and told him that he should …

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Birth of Lord Krishna: Incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Birth of Lord Krishna

Krishna was born in a tense historical period proceeding a devastating war. The warring factions built up so many weapons that the burden on the earth became unbearable. Finally the goddess of Earth took the form of a cow and prayed to Lord Brahma for relief. Lord Brahma called all the demigods to the shore of the Milk Ocean to …

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Krishna Kills the Snake Demon Aghasura

Krishna Kills the Snake Demon Aghasura

One day the cowherd boys were playing their games, such as imitating peacocks and running after birds’ shadows on the ground, when they came upon a mountain cave. This was actually a demon-brother of Putana‘s, who had expanded himself into an eight-mile long snake to kill the boys. The opening to the cave was his mouth. The boys felt a …

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Krishna’s Childhood in Vrindavana

Krishna's Childhood in Vrindavana

When Yasoda and Nanda found Krishna as their son, they performed all the religious ceremonies in secret, to avoid Kansa’s wrath. The family astrologer, Gargamuni, told the family, “Your son Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He will protect you from Kansa’s persecutions, and by His grace only, you will surpass all difficulties. Therefore raise Him carefully, because many …

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Sant Kabir’s Family: Story about family of Kabir Das

Sant Kabir

Saint Kabir was born in 1398 AD in Banaras city. His father Neeru was a Muslim and weaver by profession. Banaras being a Hindu place of pilgrimage was always thronged by Sadhus. Those Sadhus had a profound effect on the life of Kabir. While playing with companions in childhood, he would often call ‘Ram Ram’ or ‘Hari Hari. Hindu children …

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