Sarvam Bala Kishora Krishna arpanam
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(I read it in a much detailed and sentimental prose form in Tamil .I read it and some thing happened to me .My trial to rewrite it in english )
The priest who was devoted to his Krishna,
Was taken aback daily seeing some cow dung ,
Sticking to the ears his God though he kept him very clean,
And closed the temple doors safely and tightly.
Daily he used to cry to his lord and ask him,
“Oh God , I do not know who does this ,
Can you not help me to catch this rascal.”
And he felt as if his Krishna was smiling and nodding his head.
After that as usual lot of devotees started coming,
And as usual one old , thin and haggard lady had also come ,
She sat in front of idol of Krishna with tears of joy ,
Flowing from her eyes and the priest liked her very much.
He asked her “grandma, what did you ask your god today?”
She said , “My Krishna ate lot of butter yesterday and I was ,
Praying that all the butter he ate should get digested.”
Priest laughed and asked ”What did you ask for yourself?’
That old lady replied ,” I do not need anything and I am seeing,
That every minute some devotee comes and asks something ,
And my Krishna is lifting his right hand and blessing them,
So that they would get , what they want. Will not his right hand pain?”
“His hands must be already paining by driving chariot to Arjuna,
And giving endless Saris to Panchali and by holding his flute ,
Near his mouth and playing it to please the Gopis and .
None of these ever flowing devotees with wants think about it.”
“Because of this , I never ask him anything for myself , because,
Again he will lift his right hand and I do not want to cause him pain.”
The priest was amazed at the devotion of this great old lady,
And cursed that good for nothing who applied cow dung on ears of the lord.
That night Lord Krishna came in the dream of the priest and told him,
“Hey priest , the cow dung on my ears to me is much more dear to me than,
The sandal paste that you apply, and I will show you why and he took ,
The soul of the priest to the kitchen of that old lady devotee of his.
The old lady had not slept and was cleaning the house and later ,
She cleaned her mud stove with cow dung and little of it ,
Was sticking in her hand and she said, “Sarvam Bala kishora ,
Krishna arpanam*” and threw that cow dung threw the window.
*Everything is given to that child Krishna
The priest was surprised to see that the cow dung flew in the air,
Reached the temple whose doors got open to receive it ,
And stuck to the ear of the lord and the voice of the old lady,
Came and told her baby Krishna to cover himself up and sleep peacefully.
Next day morning she woke up early , warmed up some water and told ,
“Baby , it is cold , take this warm water to wash your face “ and she started her Rangoli and said,
“Hey Krishna , do you like my Rangoli for you , after finishing it , I will prepare ,
Great break fast for you and of course I will add some butter and give you little hot butter milk.”
The priest suddenly woke up, felt as if his devotion to the Lord Krishna ,
Was nothing before the old woman to whom , the Lord was her baby ,
And all that she does all the twenty four hours was not her work ,
But the work being done for her baby Krishna, and then that cowdung appeared like gold to him.