As we promised that we will share quotes and stories/facts with each Child Krishna Images so you can read the quote below and here is the first story with these Shree Krishna Images named “All Gurus of Shree Krishna”.
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All Gurus of Shree Krishna
Lord Shri Krishna has learned something from every person in his life. In his life he had clearly considered some as his guru and made some. Rishi Gargacharya was his first guru. It was due to those gurus that he got immense power. Let’s know its secret.
- Sandipani: The first Guru of Lord Krishna was Sandipani. His ashram was in Avantika (Ujjain). The sage of the gods is called Sandipani. He was the guru of Lord Krishna, Balarama, and Sudama. In his ashram, Shri Krishna had studied 64 arts along with the education and initiation of Vedas and Yoga. The Guru asked his son as Dakshina from Shri Krishna, who was in possession of the Shankhasura demon. God liberated him and presented Dakshina to the Guru.
- Neminath: It is said that he also received knowledge from Neminathji, the 22nd Tirthankara in Jainism. The mention of Neminath is clearly found in Hindu and Jain Puranas. Neminath was the son of Samudravijaya, the eldest son of Yadavvanshi king Andhakavrishni of Shaurpuri (Mathura). Lord Krishna was born to Vasudev, the youngest son of Andhakavrishni. Thus both Neminath and Sri Krishna were cousins.
- Ghor Angiras: His third guru was Ghor Angiras. It is said that the same preaching that Ghor Angiras gave to Devaki’s son Krishna was given by Krishna to Arjuna in Kurukshetra which became famous as Gita. It is mentioned in the Chandogya Upanishad that Devaki’s son Krishna is a disciple of Ghor Angiras and that he gains such knowledge from the Guru that nothing is remaining to known again.
- Ved Vyas: It is also said that he learned a lot from Maharishi Ved Vyas. Pandu, Dhritarashtra, and Vidur are considered to be the sons of Ved Vyas. Ved Vyas is the creator of Mahabharata and he was blessed with many divine powers.
- Parasurama: Pitamah Bhishma, Acharya Drona, and Angaraja Karna were the three disciples of Parashurama. Sri Krishna had many types of Divya weapons. It is said that Lord Parashuram gave him the Sudarshan Chakra, on the other hand, he also knew to drive the Pashupatastra. Apart from Shiva, only Sri Krishna and Arjuna has the Pashupatastra. Apart from this, he also had prasvapastra, which was close to Shiva, Vasugan, and Bhishma. Apart from this, he also had his own Narayana Sena and Narayana Astra.
- Power Source: In the end, Lord Krishna is the source of his power. He was the eighth avatar out of the 10 incarnations of Vishnu, while his number 22 in 24 incarnations. He remembered all of his next and past lives. In all embodiments, they are considered as Purnavatar.
Lord Krishna was proficient in 64 arts. He had a Sudarshan Chakra. On the one hand, he was the best archer, on the other hand, he was also adept in duel warfare. Apart from this, he had many weapons. His bow name was ‘Sarang’. His khadg was named ‘Nandak’, the mace was named ‘Kaumoudki’ and the conch was named ‘Panchajanya’, which was pink in color. The chariot that Sri Krishna had was named ‘Jaitra’, the other name was ‘Garudhadhwaj’. The name of his charioteer was Daruk and the names of his horses were Shaivya, Sugriva, Meghapushp, and Balhak. Hail lord Krishna.
Story of Krishna and Sudama Friendship
The depth and knowledge developed in true friendship is illustrated in the story of Shri Krishna and Sudama. Krishna and Sudama were both pupils at Acharya Sandi Pani’s ashram in Vrindavan. Krishna who was a Royal and Sudama, a boy from a poor brahman family developed an uncanny friendship and mutual respect.
During that time they were almost inseparable during their stay. On completing their studies at the Ashram Krishna and Sudama said their Goodbyes and even as Krishna grew to become a successful king of Dwaraka. Sudama lived a very simple and frugal life with his wife and two children.
They were poor Sudama’s wife persuaded Sudama against his wishes to go and seek help from Krishna so that they could lead a more comfortable life. Not wanting to go empty handed and remembering that Krishna loved puffed rice he requested his wife to pack puffed rice as a gift to Shri Krishna. On arriving in Dwaraka Krishna greeted his friend warmly and even washed his feet with his own hands.
He also arranged for the best of things to make Sudama comfortable. Even as they reminisced their childhood Sudama was embarrassed to give puffed rice as a gift to Krishna. Krishna was the ruler of the entire land. Krishna sensing this and knowing that Sudama was carrying puffed rice asked for it and ate it delightfully and told Sudama that this is the best thing that he has ever eaten.
Feeling more embarrassed now at how well he was treated Sudama did not ask Krishna for anything even as he bid adieu. On his way back Sudama was gravely concerned as to what he would tell his wife.
But as he reached home with reluctant steps he found a magnificent palace where his home once stood and his wife came out wearing an elegant saree and greeted him happily. Stunned….happy…. yet grateful Sudama’s heart filled with gratitude for Krishna. Friendship is a bond and understanding that one develops when nothing needs to be said and yet the other person knows May there be many friendships that you have as blessed as Shri Krishna and Sudama’s.
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