In the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, Shri Krishna says-
यदा यदा ही धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत।
अभ्युथानम् अधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम्॥
परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम्।
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय संभवामि युगे-युगे॥
Prabhu Shri Krishna tells Arjuna, ‘Whenever unrighteousness takes its head and religion is destroyed, then I will keep coming in different ages for the sacrifice of the gentlemen and the destruction of the wicked.’
It’s almost impossible for the common man to understand Lord Krishna. While he is a great knower on the one hand, there is a naughty thief on the other side. A great yogi, and a Ras Rachaiah too.
Eighth avatar of Shri Hari Vishnu
The birth of Shri Krishna was also amazing like him. Before he was born, he started showing his pastimes.
Lord Krishna was born as the eighth avatar of Shri Hari Vishnu. On the Ashtami date of the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapadra of Dwapar Yuga, the Lord made the day of incarnation on this earth.
It was raining heavily that day. Mata Devaki started having childbirth at midnight. The seventh Muhurta was over and at the beginning of the eight Muhurta, Lord Krishna appeared in the prison from Devaki’s womb. It is said that all the soldiers of Kansa fainted after Krishna was born. Only mother Devaki and father Vasudev were able to see their wonderful son. But this moment was very momentary. Mata Devaki could not even see her son fully. But to save her son from her brother Kansa, she gives her child to father Vasudev. But she don’t know that he was born for the salvation of that Kansa.
Hurricane in Yamuna
Vasudev ji took his son from Mathura to Gokul to his friend Nanda in the same strong lightning and rain. The storm was at its peak in the Yamuna, but as soon as it touched the feet of the Lord, the Yamuna too became grateful to receive the blessings of God and gave the way to Baba Vasudeva to go.
Scene of gokul
On the other hand, Yashoda(Nand’s wife) was also in childbirth pain in Gokul. This was no coincidence, it was all God’s created scene. Under which all were playing their respective characters. We all are only puppets in their hands, we dance as they wanted us to.
His parents Devaki and Vasudev were also doing what god wanted them to do. As soon as Vasudev came to Nand Baba with Krishna, Maya was born from the womb of mother Yashoda, and Yashoda was unconscious. Nand Baba immediately interchanges the children, puts Krishna near Mata Yashoda and gives his daughter to Vasudeva, knowing that Kansa will kill his child as Devaki’s child, just as he did to all the seven Devaki’s children. Krishna was his eternal child.
Kansa’s death prediction
It was predicted that Devaki’s eighth child would kill Kansa. For this reason, he put his own sister and brother-in-law in prison. It is said that when destruction is to happen, man loses its ability to think. It was the same with Kansa. As Vasudev approaches Mathura, all the soldiers become aware, and Kansa gets the news that Devaki has received the eighth son, as Kansa leapt into the air to kill the girl, Maya flew up into the sky. And said “the person who will kill you had already arrived on earth”. As soon as she says this, she disappears into the sky.
Sri Krishna was born to establish religion. He gave a message of love to the entire world. Radha and Krishna are worshiped as symbols of love.