BY SONIKA SINGH
As a little girl, I grew up on tales and bhajans of Lord Krishna,
One who stole butter, lifted Govardhan, played the flute, radiated irresistible charisma.
It was much later in my life that I gradually realized,
Behind the enigmatic smile was the god who empowered womankind.
He gave immense happiness to Yashoda and was her mischievous son,
Killed Kansa, Rescued Devaki, and a reign of righteousness begun.
With Radha he had love and devotion that was pure and divine,
A man and woman bond can be platonic and sublime.
When Rukmini, sent him a letter requesting him to abduct,
He loved this emancipated woman, and never questioned her conduct.
He gave the opportunity to Satyabhama to kill Narakasura – the demon,
The Warrior wife experienced a sense of achievement and freedom!
Like an understanding brother, he helped Subhadhara elope,
Because only Arjun could give her joy, love and hope.
When his sakhi – Draupadi was getting disrobed by the unrighteous hand,
The supply of saris didn’t stop, Kauravas paid heavily due to his firm stand.
He had changed poison to nectar when Meera had called his name,
Intoxicated in his love she became a saint and a poetess of high acclaim.
He freed the 16,000 princesses from Naraksra’s abode,
Agreed to marry them for their dignity as was the expected moral code.
Raas Leela with gopis embodies divinity and surrender,
It is a love that is mystic, powerful, yet tender.
Perhaps the most important lesson learnt from the life of Krishna,
Protect and Respect Women; it is the greatest Karma and Dharma!
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AUGUST 12, 2020