Circa 3230 BCE! Dwapar Yug, the end
of the Third Age after Satya Yug and Treta Yug, described in the Purans!
It was midnight on Ashtami Tithi in the Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapad,
corresponding to August of the Gregorian calendar.
After six of the darkest nights in seven
years when all of his six brothers were killed soon after their birth, there
came another such night. Entire Mathura mourned with winds howling and dusk
giving way to an appalling rainy night. Nature seemed to enlighten one and all
about the birth of the eighth child specified in the prophecy. And a God was
born on earth as a mortal. Because the rising evil had to be suppressed! He was
Krishn. The seventh fetus was transferred to its step-mother’s womb at three
months. This fetus, after completion of the gestation period, was born as the
elder brother of the God. The incarnation of Sheshnag, the king of all serpents
and serpent deities, became the brother of the incarnation of Vishnu!
Fourteen years of twists and turns, one
after another, in the life of Krishn! Who were his friends? What games did he
play? How did he grow up? When did he start playing the flute? Who was his
teacher? How did he become a hero by the time he became a teenager? Did he
commandeer an army in the battlefield at fourteen? Who was Radha? Who was she
Manoshi Sinha (Rawal) is a writer by passion and editor by profession. She is the Senior Editor of Business Sphere magazine. Born in 1975, Manoshi was educated at Don Bosco School, Doom Dooma and graduated from Women’s College Tinsukia, Assam. She is a postgraduate in English from the University of Pune.