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Story – Vedic Chants Heard When Baby Krishna Was Carried To Gokul From Prison

Krishna was born at midnight in the prison of Kamsa to Vasudeva and Devaki. There is a lesser known story which suggests that Vedic Chants were heard while little Sri Krishna was carried by Vasudeva from prison to Gokul. This story is also associated with Garuda, the vehicle of Vishnu.

When Krishna was born at midnight, not a soul in the entire prison and palace of Kamsa was awake. The divine event was only witnessed by Vasudeva and Devaki. As per the divine plan, Vasudeva was to carry baby Krishna to the house of Nandagopa and Yashoda in Gokul. He had to return back with the baby that was born to Nandagopa and Yashoda.


The prison doors opened by itself. It was raining heavily, Adi Sesha provided canopy and the path was lit by the light from the gems on the head of the divine serpent. Yamuna parted to give way to Vasudeva.

It is said that the moment Sri Krishna was born Vedic chants was heard and it continued till Vasudeva reached the house of Mata Yashoda in Gokul. The chants because Garuda circled round flapping his wings and was protecting baby Krishna.

It is said that the flapping of the wings of Garuda is like chanting of Vedas. Garuda is the embodiment of the Vedas. Because of the presence of Garuda, Vedic chants accompanied Baby Krishna from prison to Gokul.

Please note that this story is more popular among some Vaishnava communities in South India.



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