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Krishna Lifting Govardhana Giri (Lord Krishna’s Miracle)
The Brindavan was a place of greenery and the people lived there happily and prosperously. They had to thank God Indra every year for the rain and the greenery for their village.
It was a rainy season, Brindhavan had good rain and the village was full of greenery and with healthy vegetation. The people in the village planned to celebrate it and thank God Indra. So the people cleaned and decorated the whole village with lights and flowers. Lord Krishna was unaware of it, as he heard the noise outside, he peeped outside of his window and saw the decorations, then he enquired the reason for the celebration from his father. As he came to know, he was shocked and denied that the reason behind the rain is not Lord Indra. The people in the village were astonished to hear it, the noise stopped and every one were keenly listening to Lord Krishna.
Nanda (Lord Krishna’s father) started to convince him that Lord Indra is the one who takes care of the rain and he helps us in providing sufficient rain for our vegetation and others. But Lord Krishna refused it and said it’s not Lord Indra but Govardhan Mountain, that is our real friend and we should thank him. All the people listening to him were shocked and someone from the crowd raised the question 'how can you say that the mountain is the reason for the fertility of our lands and not Lord Indra whereas the mountain is a nonliving thing'.
Lord Krishna replied to it saying “yes uncle, the mountain sends the signals to the air and indirectly interacts with the clouds to pour the rain in Brindavan. It is the one who gives us the medicines and cures us from harmful diseases by giving us the magical herbs. It purifies the water when it reaches the ground and it even adds minerals to the water and purifies the air from the top of the peak. It gives good healthy grass to the cattles by which we get the nutritious milk."
The answer given by Lord Krishna satisfied the people and the people returned home. But Nanda was worried that this might impact the village if Lord Indra comes to know about this, then he might get angry and cause some natural calamities.
This became true as Lord Indra was hearing this conversation going on and then ordered clouds to get together in Brindavan and pour rain continuously and heavily. The clouds got together in Brindavan, the clouds were dark and looked like it was mid night. The clouds roared and started raining heavily continuously for 2 days, the people and cattles started panicking as the whole village was covered by water they didn't have shelter. Lord Krishna asked the people not to panic and took them near Govardhan Mountain and lifted the mountain in his little finger and the whole village along with cattles took shelter under it.
Seeing this the Lord Indra was shocked how a young boy can lift a mountain, then Brahma came and made him realize that he is not just a boy but Lord Vishnu who is born in India. Then Lord Indra went to meet Lord Krishna and asked for his forgiveness for his mistake. The people in the village came to know that he is God’s child and started thanking and praising him.
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