Author: Nilanjana Dey

Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: The Polluted Lake – XLIX

Reading Time: 2 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of the polluted lake and Kaliya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Parikshit observed, “The life of Krishna was most certainly not easy. From his birth through childhood, he was constantly challenged.” “Oh yes,” Sukha agreed, “Krishna was most certainly a brave lad. The way he handled Kaliya is […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Balarama and Dhenuka – XLVIII

Reading Time: 2 minutesNilanjana retells the story of Balarama and Dhenuka, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Sukha continued narrating the stories about the birth of Vishnu as Krishna. Adisesha, born as Balarama, was Krishna’s constant companion in Vrindavan. They would go out to the field every day to graze the cows and enjoy themselves along […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Doubt of Brahma Deepens – XLVII

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe divinity, manifest as Krishna, multiplied himself. From one he became many. He became the cowherds, the calves that were grazing, the rope around the neck of the calves and each and every aspect of existence that Brahma had hidden. Nilanjana recounts how Krishna played the cosmic game with Brahma, in the weekly column, exclusively […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Doubt of Brahma – XLVI

Reading Time: 2 minutesNilanjana recounts the take of Krishna Leela from the Bhagavat and tells us about a game that Brahma played, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Not only did the simple cowherds not realise that divinity had taken a human form and was playing with them, they even told the story of Aghasura to […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna and Aghasura – XLV

Reading Time: 2 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of Krishna and Aghasura from Srimad Bhagavatam, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Kamsa was very annoyed with his strong adversary who kept on destroying his people without too much effort. This time around he decided to choose someone who will not only obey his orders but would also […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna and Baka – VLIV

Reading Time: 2 minutesNilanjana retells the story of Krishna and Bakasura, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  Adept in concealing their divinity and prowess, Balarama and Krishna continued walking around Vrindavan as ordinary cowherds. Like the rest of the boys, they would leave their home early every morning with the cattle, graze them, play pranks with […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna and Vatsa – XLIII

Reading Time: 2 minutes  Nilanjana recounts the tale of Krishna slaying the demon Vatsa, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Now that the gopis and gopas had migrated to Vrindavan, they carried on with their regular lives. As simple cowherds were meant to, the boys would go out with the cattle in the morning and graze them the whole day. […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: From Gokula to Vrindavan – XLII

Reading Time: 2 minutesNilanjana recounts the story of the migration from Gokula to Vrindavan, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The gopas in Gokula were not blind to the series of attacks by various strange creatures on little Krishna. Hence they held a meeting to discuss the same. The oldest of the gopas who was also […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: A Handful of Aranyaka Fruits – XLI

Reading Time: 2 minutes  Nilanjana recounts the many Leelas (cosmic games) of Lord Krishna, as a child. Here’s an interesting story, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  One day little Krishna was busy playing, as usual. But a sound from a distance caught his attention. As he listened carefully, the voice became clearer. Gradually the voice […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Play Time – XL

Reading Time: 2 minutesNilanjana retells the story of play time of little Krishna, The people of Gokula in their innocence never realised that an avatar of Vishnu was among them, instead, thanked Narayana for protecting the child and them. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The Krishna avatar of Vishnu is the most loved […]

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