Today the world celebrates the birthday of the greatest lover in any mythology. I state this however with no offense to the Lord nor is this an attempt to malign his greatness. If my Bhakta’s from the HMK are reading this, then they can safely ignore it. The leela’s of Krishna are unparalleled and we are too small to even comment on them.
The ‘rasa leela‘ takes place one night when the gopis of Vrindavan, upon hearing the sound of Krishna’s flute, sneak away from their households and families to the forest to dance with Krishna throughout the night, which Krishna supernaturally stretches to the length of one Night of Brahma, a Hindu unit of time lasting approximately 4.32 billion years. In the Krishna Bhakti traditions, the ‘rasa-leela‘ is considered to be one of the highest and most esoteric of Krishna’s pastimes. In these traditions, romantic love between human beings in the material world is seen as merely a diminished, illusionary reflection of the soul’s original, ecstatic spiritual love for Krishna, God, in the spiritual world.
The spiritual dance of divine love is well explained in the ‘Bhagvatam‘ and you may head here for further reference. Now that we’ve cleared the air, we are free to do what we do best. Cheap, crass and crude humor has always been our forte, and we at Dappan Koothu are gonna give you more.
1: Krishna Kare to swami, Hum kare toh harami!
2: Krishna kare to chamatkaar, hum kare to balaatkaar
3: Krishna kare to raas leela, hum kare to character dheela
In college when ever we were rebuked by the women folk for our actions or comments we always came back with these brilliant lines. It soon was popular among SMSes and even saw the light of the day in a few movies. Let me clear the air that our actions were pretty harmless and one need not twitch his/her eyebrows. The gardens of Vrindavan have now been replaced by the malls and multiplexes and that’s where they gopikas of today seek their Mohan. The flute has given way to cellphones and other gadgets and the definition of pure unadulterated love may never be the same. Social media seems to be the new way to reach out and keep track of everyone’s updates. Facebook/Orkut and blogs have replaced the verandah discussions of the evenings. In a world wherein people update their twitter statuses even before letting their loved ones know, the ‘Supreme Being’ felt left out.
The lord got fed up and wanted to reach out and turned to social media. What if the lord had a facebook profile, who would he get poked by? Who would scribble on his wall and what would his status be? Ever wondered what would Krishna’s social profile look like or the groups he would join? I have all your answers bhakta. Presenting a sneak peak of the profile of the most sought after man ever! This is what his profile looked like the day after his ‘peace mission‘ was rejected at Hastinapur. Those unaware with the Mahabharata may fail to comprehend, however I feel the rest of you will see it in the right spirit. It is a bit tongue in cheek and I request all my bhaktas to take it in jest.
Jai Shri Krishna, happy birthday O great one!