Krishna used to accompany the Gualas for grazing his calves daily. The cows and the calves kept grazing while
Krishna, along with his
Sakhas, indulged in various playful activities and thus they all enjoyed themselves.
One day when
Krishna was engaged in play with his Sakhas, the cattle strayed to a
distance and reached a forest with dense growth of a wild grass. Roaming Gazing there, they lost the way and began to low aloud to
attract the attention of their grazers. Hearing the loud cries of the cattle, the
Gualas were reminded of them and so went about looking for them. Soon they reached the forest with the wild grass where their cattle
Unfortunately, the grass burst into flames due to a jungle-fire just at the moment and the
Gualas felt worried about the safety of their cattle that could be roasted alive. They ail requested
Krishna to do something to save their cattle. Krishna smiled and asked his
Sakhas to close their eyes for a while. The
Gualas felt amazed at first but when asked again they complied with Krishna's
suggestion in implicit faith. As soon as they closed their eyes, Krishna began
to swallow the jungle fire and in a few moments there was not even a sign of it anywhere. All the
Sakhas praised Krishna for his miracle.