Santana Gopala is one of the popular forms of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. In this form, Lord Krishna is a baby. He is not yet weaned from his mother’s breast. He is represented in the arms of Maa Yashoda. This form of Bhagavan is known as Santana Gopala.
Temples dedicated to this form of Sri Krishna is found in many places in India.
It must be noted that Bala Krishna with butter in his hands is different from Santana Goapla.
A popular fasting known as Santana Gopala Vratam is observed by married couple for healthy children.