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Krishna Stories

Updated: Jul 3

Krishna is a beloved and worshipped God in Hinduism. As per Hindu mythology he lived in Vrindavan. As a child, he was very playful and mischievous. He enjoyed playing tricks on the people of his village. He would play the flute which would leave everyone mesmerized.


Krishna is also admired for his bravery. He protected his friends and family from danger and taught everyone to be kind and loving. He also taught important lessons about life and God which are recorded in the revered book the Bhagavad Gita.


Here are 9 amazing Krishna stories that remind us to be kind, brave and have fun along the way.


Krishna Stories
 

Krishna birth story


Krishna birth story

This is an exciting story of the victory of good over evil from the Bhagavatam. The evil King Kansa imprisoned his sister Devaki and her husband Vasudeva because of a prophecy that Devaki's eighth son would defeat him. When their eighth child, Krishna, was born, a divine light filled the room, and the prison doors miraculously opened. Vasudeva carried baby Krishna across the Yamuna River to Gokul, where Krishna was lovingly raised by Nanda and Yashoda. Read the story to know how Krishna punished Kansa.


 

Krishna and Sudama - True Friendship Story

Krishna and Sudama - True Friendship Story

A heart-touching tale of Krishna and Sudama's true friendship from our collection of Krishna Stories. Let's see how Akash's mother made Akash learn the meaning of true friendship by narrating to him the tale of Krishna and Sudama's true friendship. Inspired by how Krishna selflessly helped Sudama, Akash realized his mistake of not sharing his toys with his friend Kartik. He apologized to Kartik and they became best friends, learning that sharing is a key part of friendship.



 


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Krishna and the fruit seller

krishna and the fruit seller

Little Krishna loved sweet fruits very much. One day, a fruit seller named Sukhiya came to Gokul. She asked Krishna for some wheat grains in exchange for sweet fruits. Did Krishna bring the grains? Did he get the fruits? Let's see what happened next in this lovely tale from Bhagavad Purana. 




 

The universe in Krishna’s mouth


The universe in Krishna’s mouth

Here's another story from our collection of Krishna stories. Little Krishna ate some soil while playing with his friends, and his brother Balaram told their mother, Yashoda. When Yashoda asked Krishna to open his mouth, she was amazed to see the entire universe inside it. This moment showed that Krishna was divine and that the whole universe exists within God. Read the story to know what happened next.


 

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Krishna lifted Govardhan Parvat

Krishna lifted Govardhan Parvat

A story from the Bhagavatam elaborating on the greatness of God. On Krishna suggestion, the people of Vrindavan started worshipping the cows and Govardhan mountain instead of lord Indra. Angered by this, Indra sent a storm to punish the villagers, but Krishna lifted Govardhan mountain with his little finger, providing shelter for everyone. After seven days of continuous rain, Indra realized his mistake and apologized. This story teaches the importance of performing duties selflessly and having faith in God during difficult times.



 

Krishna and Kaliya Naag

Krishna and Kaliya Naag

A fun-filled, meaningful tale from the Bhagavatam where Krishna removes negativity with his divinity and teaches everyone to be free of their egos. One day, while playing by the Yamuna River, Krishna's ball fell into the water, which was home to the dangerous serpent Kaliya. Despite his friends' fears, Krishna bravely entered the river. Let's read the story to know how Krishna defeated Kaliya and taught him a lesson.



 
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Lord Brahma's doubt

Lord Brahma's doubt

In this story from the Bhagavatam, Krishna made Lord Brahma realize that everything in this world is a form of God. To test Krishna's divinity, Lord Brahma hid the cows and the cowherds of Vrindavan in his realm. Krishna, realizing Brahma's actions, transformed himself into all the missing cows and cowherds, living among the villagers unnoticed for a year. Brahma understood his mistake and returned everyone, learning from Krishna that all beings and things in the world are manifestations of God.


 

Narad learned the secret of illusion

Narad learned the secret of illusion

A thought-provoking story from the Bhagavatam distinguishing between truth and maya (illusion). We should not fall into the trap of maya and should make our decisions based on knowledge and intelligence. Join us on this adventurous journey of Krishna and Narad through a desert, where Krishna made Narad realize how maya makes us believe the false as true.


 

Arjuna's dilemma

Arjuna's dilemma

In this incident from the Mahabharata, Krishna and Arjuna are on the battlefield, where Krishna reminds Arjuna of his duty to fight against evil at any cost. Duty is above everything. Kauravas were not ready to give Pandavas their share of the kingdom. This matter was to be resolved through a war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Arjuna was hesitant to fight against his loved ones. Lord Krishna, serving as Arjuna's charioteer, taught him that fulfilling one's duty is most important, even if one has to go against loved ones. This story helps children learn the importance of duty.



 
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