A brief spell of peace in Vraj, followed
Pootna's death in
Gokul. Gops and gopis of
Vraj were busy talking about Krishna who had become the talk of entire
One day Yashoda put
Krishna to sleep in Palna and placed it under the handcart that
was used for carrying pots full of butter and curd. A number of pots full of these things were lying on the cart. After some time,
Krishna woke up. Feeling awfully hungry, he began to exert his
arms and legs weeping bitterly to attract his Yashoda's attention.
"He pushed the cart with his feet so hard that it overturned and all the pots broke to pieces spilling the milk, butter and curd.
This is the Saktha banjan lila, Krishna did to tell us that dont get busy with your daily materialist work forgetting me.
As for Kans, he was now fully convinced that the baby,
who had killed Pootna, was his would-be murderer.
So, he took another step to have Krishna killed.
Kans called demon named
Trinavart and said to him, "Trinavart! Go and kill
Krishna whatever way you can.” Trinavart said “I obey you, sir."
Saying so, the demon made for Gokul. Reaching
Nand Baba's house, he saw that his wife Yashoda was sitting with
Krishna in her lap.
Seeing Trinavart Krishna exercised his miraculous power and made
himself heavy, she felt her son to be too heavy to lift. So, she laid him on the ground and she went inside to do some
household job. Trinavart availed himself of this opportunity
and carried Krishna away.
Trinavart, by his
mayavhi power, caused a heavy dust storm to blow over the entire village of Gokul.
As a result, hole prevailed all around. He had seated Krishna on
his shoulders and Krishna had gripped his neck hard with his
small hands. Trinavart flew about hither and thither giving
harsh jerks to his body so that Krishna might fell down and be
killed. But Krishna was not going to let his grip be loose at all.
At last the demon got tired and remained unsuccessful in his evil design.
Krishna began to become heavier and heavier and the demon felt hard-pressed. He tried his best to throw away
Krishna from his shoulders but could not.
Krishna also began to strangulate him and the demon felt as if he were going to die. At lost fighting inch by inch for
breathing smoothly, Trinavart fell down dead on the ground.
As soon as he died, the dust storm caused by him also subsided. When
Yashoda, accompanied by other Gopis reached the spot
where the demon was lying dead, she was extremely amazed to see her son lying beside the huge demon smiling and
sucking his thumb. Yashoda stepped forward, lifted her son up
and hugged her in affection.