Author: Nilanjana Dey

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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Gajanana

Reading Time: 1 minuteNilanjana retells the story of Ganesha, also known as Gajanana, in this poem, as part of the special feature, in Different Truths. From the vast cosmic consciousness An enormous form emerges every year; With kind eyes, curved trunk And the brightness of a million suns.   The bard, naturally, weaves a myth Of the cosmic […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: The Twin Trees – XXXIX

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana retells a story of infant Krishna’s pranks and the divine grace in it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Stories of Krishna’s childhood pranks not only delighted the people at Gokula, but King Pariksit also enjoyed hearing these stories from Sukha, the son of Ved Vyasa. When Yashoda tied Krishna to the […]

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The Story of Krishna-Astami

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn the occasion of Janma-ashtami – variously known as Krishna-Ashtami or Gokul-Ashtami – Nilanjana retells the story of the birth of Krishna. This sampurna avataar (complete incarnation) was born with all the glory associated with Narayana. A Different Truths exclusive.    After the death of all her seven children at the hands of her brother Kamsa, Devaki […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: The Short Rope – XXXVIII

Reading Time: 2 minutesStrange are the ways of the divine, Nilanjana retells the story of the many pranks of little Krishna with his mother Yashoda, in Gokula. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It was another regular day at Gokula. Everybody was occupied with their own work. Yashoda found that most of her domestic […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna Playing with Mud – XXXVII

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana retells a well-known tale from the Bhagavatam, about Lord Krishna eating mud. Read more to know the enchanting details, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. One day when all the children were playing outside and Yashoda was occupied with some household task, Balarama rushed to meet her. He informed that Krishna was […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Pranks Begin – XXXVI

Reading Time: 2 minutesNilanjana retells the story of Krishna’s pranks, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. In the stories of Krishna that are prevalent, stories of his pranks delight readers even today. The inhabitants of Gokula, at that point of time, were indeed lucky to witness the child-like leela (play) of divinity, personified as Krishna. When Krishna began crawling on all four, Yashoda tied […]

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