Balkrishna Kanhiya lal ki jai
In the mid night of eighth day in Shravan month (Krishna Paksh), four armed Narayana appeared before Vasudev and Devaki. Narayana said to them that they could see his form and continue to meditate for eleven years, he would again come. Later, Kanahiya (child form) appeared. Vasudev carried him to Gokul and brought Yogmaya. Yogmaya announced Kansaa that the child to kill him has already been born. “Go” means sense organs and “kul” means group.
During Gokul stay, Balkrishna never wore stitched clothes and shoes as his friends were poor. He carried flute and butter-sugar candy (मिश्री). He never cut his hairs in Gokul.
Balkrishna in his childhood faced several attacks in Gokul.
Stories of Balkrishna up to age of five years & their Spiritual Significances:
Tranavrat signifies Rajasika attribute which sweeps manas (मन). Manas loses connect with intellect and Kama or krodha enters manas. Kama and krodha are sons of Rajas attribute.
Balkrishna’s friends went to the homes and informed their mothers about this. Gopis came running and told Yashodha to leave Balkrishna. They started complaining that Balkrishna had broken their butter pots several times but they never tied him. They also promised to give five pots as against leaving Balkrishna. But Yashodha was adamant. She said to Gopis that he is her son and would do whatever she likes.
Yashodha tried to tie Balkrishna. To her surprise, cord fell short despite using all the cords of the home. Shri Krishna saw that Yasodha mata is tired and out of affection, he got bonded with pestle. Shri Krishna cannot be tied with worldly chord, but tie with chord of love.