Janmashtami special: Five things Krishna loved!

The effervescent ruler of hearts, the ultimate Lord of compassion – Shri Krishna – taught mankind how to lead a perfect life. He is indeed an inspiration to millions.

By Gayatri Sankar | Updated: Sep 02, 2015, 12:50 PM IST
Janmashtami special: Five things Krishna loved!
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Mumbai: The effervescent ruler of hearts, the ultimate Lord of compassion – Shri Krishna – taught mankind how to lead a perfect life. He is indeed an inspiration to millions.

His personality reflects flamboyance, cheerfulness, serenity, righteousness and above all divinity. Born on earth as an avatar of Lord Vishnu, Krishna lived life like a commoner blessed with divine power.

Each God in Hinduism has a unique aura and so does Krishna. As Janmashtami is just around the corner, let’s take a look at things that symbolise Krishna.

Mor Mukut:

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One can’t imagine Krishna without the peacock feather on his mukut (crown).

Peeli dhoti:

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The peeli or the yellow dhoti is Krishna’s attire. This has always been Krishna’s mark.

Flute:

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Krishna is incomplete without the flute. He loved playing the musical instrument.

Makhan:

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Lovingly addressed as Maakhan chor, Krishna loved “stealing” makhan. Makhan or white butter is symbolic of a human’s heart which is as pure and spotless as white. Krishna stole people’s heart and found shelter in them.

Cattle:

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Krishna’s love for the cattle is known to all. His love for cows testifies his compassionate nature.