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BALAKRISHNA AND RADHAKRISHNA

From: Nutech (Nutech_at_ix.netcom.com)
Date: Sat Apr 25 1998 - 10:08:59 PDT

BUTTER THIEF BEGS FOR MILK !

Let us enjoy a scene from Srimad Bhagavatam 
depicting  the pranks of Baby Krishna.
A dialogue between mother Yasoda and 
her baby Krishna  goes on as follows:-

Krishna: Maathah!		Mother!
Yasoda:  Kim Yadhunaatha?	What, Yadhunatha?
Krishna: Dehi Chuchukam!	Give me you breast!
Yasoda:  Kim Thena?		What for?
Krishna: Paathum Paya!		To drink milk!
Yasoda:  Tad Naasthi Adhya!	No way today!
Krishna: Kadaasthi Vaa?		Then, when?
Yasoda:  Nisi!			At night!
Krishna: Nisaa Kaa Vaa?		What is night?
Yasoda: Andhakaarodhaye!	When darkness comes!
Aameelya Akshi Yugam "Nisaapi Upagathaa Dehee" 
Iti Mathur Muhur Vaksoja Ambara Karshanabhyuta Karah"
Krishnastu Pushnaatu Naha //
Closing both his eyes, Krishna says -
"Nightly darkness has come, Give me Here and Now"
and drags Yasoda’s upper garments with his hands
- demanding milk !
Let such hands of Krishna nourish us
 -concludes the Sloka.
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PRANAYA KALAHAM
Now let us enjoy another scene - 
from "Veni Samharam" of Bhatta Narayana 
- a Raasakreeda scene of the youthful Krishna 
in a Pranaya kalaha with his beloved Radhika
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Kaalindhyah Pulineshu Kelee Kupithaam Utsrujya Raase Rasam
Gachchantheem AnuGachchataha  Asru Kalushaam Kamsadvisho Raadhikaam
Tad Paada Pratima Nivesita Padasya Uthbootha Romothgathe
Akshunno Anunayah Prasanna Dhayitha Drishtasya  Pushnaathu Vaha//
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Krishna who is in deep love with Radhika comes to the banks of River
Kaalindi to play Rasakreeda with her. Probably because he had not turned
up on time or perhaps he was playing with other Gopis, Radha was furious
and left the sands in a jiffy (may be sportively : Kelee Kupithaam),
having lost her interest in the sport.

Poor Krishna !. He - who vanquished the mighty Kamsa - found himself
helpless in pacifying her ! All he could do was to follow her. You know
how ?. As he followed, he placed his feet on the sands exactly on the
footprints of Radha and showed how thrilled he was and even demonstrated
his horripilation with tears flowing from his eyes !

Radha turns back and sees this predicament of Krishna and could not bear
to see her beloved Krishna's suffering anymore. She casts her loving,
longing glance at Krishna. Thus, ended the ‘Pranaya Kalaham’.

"May the lovely glances of Radheshyaam nourish us" says Bhatta Narayana.
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Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy