Krishna Building Set

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Now you can build your own Krishna idol and connect with the energy of Krishna. Build by yourself or along with friends and family. A great display piece for home or office. A unique gift for birthdays, anniversaries or auspicious occasions.
  • Built Size: 26.2 x 9.7 x 8.5 cm.
  •  No. of pieces: 390 high quality parts.
  • 100% compatible with major brands.
  • Instructions: Pdf available
  • Estimated build time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
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Important Krishna Festivals

 
Rath Yatra or Chariot festival – Associated primarily with Lord Jagannath, who is often identified with Krishna, the festival is held at Shri Kshetra Puri Dham in Odisha. Descriptions of this yatra can be found in Brahma, Padma and Skanda Purana and Kapila Samhita. Huge colourful chariots are drawn by devotees to commemorate Jagannath’s annual visit to Gundicha Temple via Mausi Maa Temple. Thanks to the ISKON Hare Krishna Movement this festival is now celebrated in 108 cities of the world.
 
Dahi Handi – Celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm, the revelry includes playing with colour, curd and buttermilk. Govindas (participants) form a human pyramid to break an earthen pot of Dahi hung at a considerable height. Celebrated a day after Gokulashtami, the festival is based on Krishna’s great love for curd and buttermilk.
 
Holi – The colour of his skin would upset Krishna whenever he compared it with Radha’s. He would bother his mother Yashoda about this. Tired of his questions, Maa Yashoda asks him to colour Radha’s face with any colour he chose. Hence the celebration of their love with the ritual exchange of rubbing gulal on the face on Holi.
 
Govardhan – Krishna lifted the Govardhan mountain to save the people of Vrindavan from torrential rains by providing them shelter under it (See reverse side). The Govardhan puja is performed in remembrance of this feat on the day following Diwali. Offering food to the Krishna is a part of the celebration and the reason it is also known as Annakut – the mountain of food.
 
Janmashtami – Observed to mark Krishna’s birthday, the day is celebrated with bhajans, recitals of Krishna stories and legends, and plays based on Krishna’s life. A visit to the temple at midnight is also customary.
 
Janmashtami – Observed to mark Krishna’s birthday, the day is celebrated with bhajans, recitals of Krishna stories and legends, and plays based on Krishna’s life. A visit to the temple at midnight is also customary.

Krishna. Understandably the most lovable Vishnu Avatar.

The eighth avatar of Vishnu, Krishna descended on earth to empower good and fight evil. This he did with an array of feats. From slaying demons and lifting mountains to getting a frozen Arjuna to fight on the battlefield. In fact, there was little Krishna couldn’t do and excel at. Nor did he lose his lovable side while accomplishing the impossible. From stealing butter as a child to romancing gopis with his flute.

Born in a Mathura Jail

Krishna was born in approximately 3,228 BCE. At the time his parents Vasudeva and Devaki were imprisoned by his wicked uncle Kansa. The reason for this was a prediction that the unborn Krishna would live to destroy Kansa, the King of Mathura. The baby Krishna was therefore smuggled across the Yamuna River to Gokula and raised by the chief of the cowherds, Nanda and his wife Yashoda. Krishna thus grew up as a cattle herder.

Incorrigible Butter thief

How Krishna loved to eat butter and drink buttermilk! Even going to the extent of forming a gang with other naughty kids to chase gopis and break the pots of buttermilk they were carrying. The gopīs would all get angry at first. But Krishna was so cute that they would forget their anger and feed him more butter and buttermilk instead.

Lifting Govardhan

When Krishna’s popularity reached the heavens, Indra, the King of heaven and the lord of the rains, became jealous. The last straw was when, at the behest of Krishna, the people of Gokula stopped worshiping him and started worshiping Govardhan Mountain instead. This angered Indra so much he prompted the heaviest rainfall over Gokula. There was a flood and the people ran in all directions for shelter. Krishna came and lifted the Govardhan Mountain on his little finger. The mountain sheltered everyone better than any umbrella ever could. When Indra saw this, he felt ashamed. He came down from the clouds to Gokula and asked Krishna for forgiveness.

Evicting the venomous Kaliya

Kaliya, a five-headed naga snake made the Yamuna his abode to escape Garuda, enemy of snakes. He poisoned the river so much that its vapours killed the birds flying above. Seeing the situation, Krishna dived into the toxic waters. Overpowering Kaliya’s attendants easily, Krishna charged towards Kaliya and emerged dancing menacingly on his head. When Kaliya’s wife begged for mercy, he spared Kaliya’s life but commanded the Nagas seek refuge in an isolated ocean island. He assured Kaliya that Garuda wouldn’t harm them because of the mark of his feet on Kaliya’s head.

Romancing with his flute

The power of Krishna’s flute transfixed all. From the Yamuna that stopped flowing to the calves that stopped drinking their mother’s milk to the gopis who disregarded their responsibilities to follow the sound of Krishna’s flute. Krishna and his flute were inseparable and this made the gopis jealous. In Madhuban, Vrindavan, Krishna and the gopis performed Rasleelas and according to folklore, he still descends to dance with his beloved gopis on Janmashtami. Radha was Krishna’s favourite gopi and his love for her was pure and immortal.

Counselling Arjuna in the Mahabharata

Torn by a moral dilemma over the violence and death war with his Kaurava cousins would cause, Pandava Prince Arjuna wondered if he should renounce the war. Krishna’s counsel to him on the battlefield constitutes the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Krishna tells Arjuna to “fulfil his Kshatriya (warrior) duty to uphold Dharma through “selfless action”. A verse here has become one of the most immortal verses of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita:
~कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन | मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || 47 |
From the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 47, the verse above means:~You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits. Do not let the fruits of action be your motive, but do not attach yourself to inaction.