Author: Nilanjana Dey

Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna in Mathura – LXXXI

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of Krishna in Mathura after he had vanquished Kamsa, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Pariskhit was also moved to tears by the incidents that Sukha was narrating at Mathura. Sukha continued narrating, “Mathura was now a happy city. Everybody was rejoicing the end of a tyrant. Meanwhile, Krishna […]

Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Kamsa and Krishna – LXXX

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the well-known tale of how Krishna crushed the life out of Kamsa, from the Bhagavatam, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Sukha took a pause and began narrating the end of Kamsa, “The citizens of Mathura, and the gopalas, in particular, were thoroughly enjoying this festivity. Everyone was rejoicing, apart from Kamsa, […]

Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Wrestlers of Kamsa and Krishna – LXXIX

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of Krishna and Balarama, the two lads, who vanquished the wrestlers of Kamsa, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “Krishna had killed so many asuras so easily. He took so much time to kill an elephant!” Pariskshit could not help but wonder. Sukha replied, “Krishna was just entertaining the […]

Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Kuvalayapida and Krishna – LXXVIII

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana retells the famous story from the Bhagavatam about how Krishna vanquished Kuvalayapida, the mighty elephant of Kamsa, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Sukha was narrating Krishna’s stay in Mathura to Parikshit. “The next morning, the entire city was dressed up for the festival. The great bow was already broken by Krishna […]

Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna Breaks the Great Bow – LXXVII

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts a rale from the Bhagavatam about how Krishna broke the great bow of Kamsa. His men tried to catch Balarama and Krishna but they both took up a piece of the broken bow and beat up their assailants. Kamsa was worried, says the author, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “So the […]

Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna in Mathura – LXXVI

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of Balarama and Krishna in Mathura from the Bhagavatam, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “A city must be very new for Balarama, Krishna and his friends. Till now they were just living amidst nature.” Parikshit reflected. “Oh, yes,” Sukadeva said, “it was all very new to them. And […]

Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Vision of Akrura – LXXV

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of Akrura’s vision, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “Akrura was so lucky that he got to ride Balarama and Krishna!” Parikshit observed. Sukhadeva responded, “Yes, he was even blessed with a divine vision! When he was riding the chariot that was taking Balarama and Krishna to Mathura from Vrindavan, […]

Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Akrura visits Krishna – LXXIV

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of Akrura and Krishna, from the Srimad Bhagavatam, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  Parikshit asked, “So now Akrura was on his way to fetch Balarama and Krishna?”  “Yes,” Sukhadeva responded, “but he had could not get any sleep the night before his journey. He was very excited to […]

Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Vyoma and Krishna – LXXIII

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the take of Vyoma and Krishna, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Sukha smiled, “Now, it was Vyoma’s turn to prove his loyalty.” Parikshit remembered, “Oh yes! Another from Kamsa’s entourage.” Sukha narrated the story, “Vyoma was perhaps one of the last Kamsa loyalists who had been sent to kill Balarama […]

Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Backup Plans of Kamsa – LXII

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of a backup plan of Kamsa, aimed at killing Krishna and Balarama, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Sukha smiled, “Now Kamsa began to call all his ministers and keep backup plan ready. He called Mushtika, Chanura, Shala, and Toshala. He also summoned his mahout (elephant trainer).” Parikshit observed, “So many […]