Krishna nee begane baro, the mellifluous Yaman Kalyani song in Yesudhas’s calm voice was playing in the background and I was drawing baby Krishna’s feet from our entrance to the pooja room as is the norm when I went off on this trajectory. I sat by the tiny feet looking at them intensely, oblivious to the dripping rice flour paste in my hand, letting the moment draw me in. What is it about seeing Lord Krishna’s feet taking His fledgling steps into our homes? Yes it’s sweet to see baby’s footprints, but there was something deeper here that touched me and overwhelmed me.
This was one of those moments where life was telling me to stop, pause, close my eyes, let all the bottled negativity and bitterness seep out and open my heart and home to all things positive, beautiful, warm and wonderful however fledgling they may be. The feeling got stronger.
When the pooja was done, the sweets partaken, I sat on my sofa and my eye fell on the steps again filling me with this incredible joy. Krishna nee begane baro which means Krishna please come fast, the song came back to me.
Dharma Samsthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge….to re-esetablish Dharma I do appear, millennium after millennium….