Importance of hearing Lord Krishna's pastimes
Krishna-katha means narrations about Lord Krishna. There are two Krishna-kathas: narrations spoken by Krishna and narrations spoken about Krishna. The
Bhagavad-gita,is the narration or the philosophy on the science of God, spoken by Krishna Himself.
Shrimad-Bhagavatamis the narration about the activities and transcendental pastimes of Krishna. Both are krishna-katha. One might wonder as to how one can benefit by hearing such pastimes of the Lord and also why does the Supreme Lord enact pastimes as a human being or a commoner? The answer, as described in the Bhagavad-gita is that He appears as He is in the human society just to invite everyone to His transcendental abode, back home, back to
GodheadEveryone should be interested in knowing about Krishna.
Pariksit Maharajathat hearing and chanting the pastimes of Krishna are so auspicious that the processes purify the three varieties of men involved: he who recites the transcendental topics of Krishna, he who hears such topics, and he who inquires about Him. These pastimes are just like the Ganges water, which flows from the toe of Lord Vishnu: they purify the three worlds, the upper, middle and lower planetary systems.
The following wonderful pastimes of the Lord are covered in this section
- Vision of the universal form
- The Deliverance of Nalakuvara and Manigriva
- Killing the Demons Vatsasura and Bakasura
- Krishna - The butter thief
- Govardhan Lila
- Prayers by Indra