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Radha and Krishna

  • Avatar of Lord Vishnu
  • Born to Vasudev and Devaki, raised by Nandalal and Yashoda in Gokula
  • Other siblings: elder brother, Balram, considered to be an avatar of Sheshnagh
  • His Guru: Sri Sandipani-ji
  • His favourite mantras:

    Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudeva


Om Vasudevam sutam devam
Kansa charur vardanam
Devaki parma nandam
Krishnam vande jagatguru

  • Day of Birth: Wednesday at midnight
  • Time of Birth: 5000 years ago
  • Place of birth: in a prison in Mathura Vrindavan, three hours drive from New Delhi (site open for darshan every day)
  • Favorite day: Wednesday
  • Favorite scripture: Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam
  • Favorite offerings: Tulsi leaves, Cow milk, curd, misri (sugar candy), yellow flowers, yellow clothes, bananas
  • Monthly fasting: Ekadasi, twice a month
  • Wives: 16,108 – favorites - Rukhmani and Radha
  • Favorite pastime while on earth: looking after cows, from which he derives the name Gopal
  • Festivals in his honour: Sri Krishna Janam Ashtami

Highlights of his life on earth:

  • Killing Rajah Kansa – the demon King
  • Killing Putna – who was sent by Rajah Kansa to capture Lord Krishna
  • Raising Govardhan mountain on one finger for seven days to protect the people of Vrindavan from floods.
  • Chasing away Kali Nagh from Yamuna River. Kali nagh used to terrorise the people of Vrindavan
  • Assisting Arjuna in Mahabharat war
  • Reciting Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna in Kurukshetra before the start of the Mahabharat battle


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