Matchless devotion to Lord Krishna
(I read this story written in Tamil in a whatsapp message .I was simply shaken. I am sure you would also experience it)
One devout priest in an ancient temple of Krishna,
One day opened the temple for morning Pooja,
And he was shocked to see one cowdung spot ,
On Lord Krishna’s ears and he was greatly shocked
He always locked the doors of the temple with great care,
He always kept the key to the temple below his pillow,
And he had never seen an open temple door .
In any of the mornings in his entire life.
With great sorrow , he removed the cow dung spot,
Cleaned the form of the lad Krishna ,
Whom he loved with all his heart ,
And started hois morning chores at the temple.
All the devotees had gone away after worship,
But a very friendly devout unlettered poor old woman,
Was still sitting in the temple , with her tear filled eyes,
Fixed on that lad. Who makes our life joyful.
The priest who considered her as his friend asked her,
“Mother why are you crying?” and that old lady said,
“Yesterday my Krishna ate tonnes of butter ,
And I am sad that it might have not digested and it may be aching”
The priest enquired “WQhat did you wish for yourself?”
And she replied, “ All I want is my Krishna should be healthy ,
And joyful and I am also worried that hundreds of devotees,
Keep on asking something and he is forced to lift his right hand always”
“I wish that they would stop their requests for some time,
For otherwise his hand will start paining . Did not he with the same hand,
Give Saris to Panchali and drive chariots to Arjuna .
Which would have caused him pain? At least now let him rest.”
“Also he keeps on holding his flute and I am sure,
That would have added to his pain. I keep on,
Requesting him to take rest and hand down his right hand ,
But some how he does not seem to bother at all.
The priest closed the temple with great feeling of guilt,
And could not sleep properly and around five AM,
He felt as if some one was waking him up and then ge saw the Lord Krishna,
Who told , “It is not your mistake. Leave your body here and let your soul come with me.”
Then Lord Krishna and the soul of the priest went to that old woman’s hut,
And they are cleaning her floor as well as kitchen stow with cow dung,
And after that job was over , a little of the cow dung was left in her hand,
And she threw it outside her home saying “Krishnarpanam- I give it to Krishna.”
And the cow dung went through a samall hole in the roof of the temple,
And got attached to the Gods form and then the priest understood ,
What had happened and next day , he cleaned the cowdung ,
And did Pooja as usual but the old did not come that day.
Next day morning the God again woke up the priest and told,
That the old woman was dying anf if he goes to her home ,
He would be able to see strange sights which no one else,
Would be able to see and the priest rushed to her home.
As soon as he entered , the old lady breathed her last and the priest,
Could see coming down in a heavenly chariot to take her soul to heaven,
But the priest heard the old lady telling lord Krishna , What is the need for all this?,
My only request is that my children should look after you properly”
AS soon as she told like this the heavenly chariot dashed against a wall,
And burst in to pieces and Krishna told her , “ Are you not my mother?
I am bound to obey your wishes and saying this he made her in to two golden ear globes,
Wore it and went away and next day the priest saw his Lord Krishna wearing the same globes.