When Balkrishna was five years old, he desired to go to Vrindavan. Vrinda means Bhakti. Balkrishna alongwith Gopis & Gopals went to play near Yamuna River in Virndavan.
Stories of Balkrishna during the age of five to eleven years & their Spiritual Significances:
At that time, Brahma ji came there and saw this. Brahma ji was surprised to see this. He doubted Balkrishna being almighty. Brahma ji decided to test Balkrishna whether he is almighty. Brahma ji took all the calves to Brahmaloka (his realm). When children saw no calves there, they told Balkrishna. Balkrishna said to them to continue taking food and went to search calves but could not find. When Balkrishna came back, he could not find children also. Balkrishna understood that this is handiwork of Brahma ji. Balkrishna formed another calves and children.
Brahma ji again came to find the status but he saw everything normal. Children and calves were there. He went back to Brahma loka. There also children and calves were playing. Brahma ji pondered over it and could not decide which children and calves are real. Meanwhile, Balkrishna decided to play one more trick. He took the form of Brahma ji and asked the servants to beat fake Brahma who is roaming around here. When Brahma ji reached Brahmaloka, the servants started beating him saying real Brahma is sitting on the throne. Brahma ji meditated upon to find the truth. He found Balkrishna sitting on the throne and children & calves also there. Balkrishna removed Brahma’s ego.
Dongra ji Maharaj has explained the spiritual significance of various episodes of Balkrishna lucidly as under:
Shri Bhagavad Purana