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Life summary of Sri Krishna - from Srimad Bhagavatam

  1. Birth at Mathura
  2. Growing up at Gokul
  3. Leelas at Vrindavana
  4. Return to Mathura and killing Kamsha
  5. Studying in Sandipani Ashrama at Ujjain
  6. Return to Mathura after studies


Life of Sri Krishna 1 - Birth at Mathura - from Srimad Bhagavatam:

Sri Krishna

Mathura:

  • Sri Krishna appears before Devaki and Vasudeva in the prison of Mathura in the divine form of Vishnu. (SB 10.3)
  • Sri Krishna reminds Devaki and Vasudeva of their penance in previous births to obtain Him as their son. (SB 10.3)
  • Sri Krishna instructs Devaki and Vasudeva to constantly think of Him. (SB 10.3)
  • Sri Krishna assumes the form of a child. (SB 10.3)
  • Sri Krishna's Shakti Yogamaya takes birth as the daughter of the wife of Nanda Maharaj. (SB 10.3)
  • Sri Krishna inspires Vasudeva to exchange Him with the daughter of Nanda. (SB 10.3)

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Life of Sri Krishna 2 - Growing up at Gokul - from Srimad Bhagavatam:

Sri Krishna

Gokul:

  • Sri Krishna appears as the son of Yashoda at Gokul. (SB 10.5)
  • Sri Krishna kills demoness Putana and gives Her a place in higher abode. (SB 10.6)
  • Sri Krishna overturns a handcart during the utthana ceremony. (SB 10.7)
  • Sri Krishna kills demon Trinavarta. (SB 10.7)
  • Sri Krishna shows mother Yashoda the whole universe inside His mouth. (SB 10.7)
  • Garga Muni performs the naming ceremony of Krishna and Balarama secretly inside a cowshed. (SB 10.8)
  • Sri Krishna steals butter and performs many childhood pranks giving joy to others. (SB 10.8)
  • Sri Krishna eats mud and shows mother Yashoda the entire universe inside His mouth. (SB 10.8)
  • Sri Krishna allows mother Yashoda to bind Him to a mortar. (SB 10.9)
  • Sri Krishna liberates Nalakuvara and Manigriva from their curses by uprooting the Arjuna trees. (SB 10.10)
  • Sri Krishna makes a woman fruit-seller rich. (SB 10.11)

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Life of Sri Krishna 3 - Leelas at Vrindavana - from Srimad Bhagavatam:

Sri Krishna

Vrindavana:

  • Sri Krishna leaves Gokul and goes to Vrindavana. (SB 10.11)
  • Sri Krishna kills a demon who had assumed the form of a calf. (SB 10.11)
  • Sri Krishna kills demon Bakasura of the form of a gigantic duck. (SB 10.11)
  • Sri Krishna kills demon Aghasura of the form of a huge python. (SB 10.12)
  • Sri Krishna humbles Lord Brahma. (SB 10.13 - 10.14)
  • Sri Krishna plays with the cowherd boys. (SB 10.15)
  • Sri Krishna and Balarama kills Dhenukasura of the form of a donkey. (SB 10.15)
  • Sri Krishna frees the river Yamuna from the poisonous serpent Kaliya. (SB 10.16)
  • Sri Krishna swallows forest fire. (SB 10.17)
  • Sri Krishna's presence makes the summer season in Vrindavana like spring. (SB 10.18)
  • Sri Krishna and Balarama eliminates demon Pralamba. (SB 10.18)
  • Sri Krishna swallows forest fire. (SB 10.19)
  • Sri Krishna plays in Vrindavana forest; Rainy season and Autumn arrives. (SB 10.20)
  • Sri Krishna's flute captivates the gopis; Autumn season in Vrindavana. (SB 10.21)
  • Sri Krishna steals the garments of the gopis; Winter season in Vrindavana. (SB 10.22)
  • Sri Krishna praises the trees for their unselfish acts. (SB 10.22)
  • Sri Krishna asks food from the Brahmanas. Humbles them. (SB 10.23)
  • Sri Krishna asks elders to worship Govardhan Hill instead of worshipping Indra Deva. (SB 10.24)
  • Sri Krishna lifts the Govardhan Hill to save the people of Vrindavana from the fury of Indra's rains. (SB 10.25)
  • Sri Krishna breaks Indra's pride; Indra and mother Surabhi comes to worship Krishna. (SB 10.27)
  • Sri Krishna rescues Nanda Maharaj from the abode of Varuna. (SB 10.28)
  • Sri Krishna shows a glimpse of His transcendental abode to cowherd men. (SB 10.28)
  • Sri Krishna performs Rasa Leela with the Gopis in autumn night in Vrindavana. (SB 10.29 - SB 10.33)
  • Sri Krishna saves Nanda Maharaj from the clutches of a huge snake. (SB 10.34)
  • Sri Krishna kills Sankhachuda. (SB 10.34)
  • Sri Krishna's pastimes remembered by the Gopis in their song. (SB 10.35)
  • Sri Krishna kills demon Arishta of the form of a bull. (SB 10.36)
  • Sri Krishna kills demon Keshi of the form of a bull. (SB 10.37)
  • Sri Krishna kills demon Vyoma and rescues the cowherd boys. (SB 10.37)

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Life of Sri Krishna 4 - Return to Mathura and killing Kamsha - from Srimad Bhagavatam:

Sri Krishna

Mathura:

  • Sri Krishna travels towards Mathura with Akrura. Shows His Vishnu form to Akrura under water. (SB 10.39)
  • Sri Krishna kills an arrogant washerman of Kamsha. (SB 10.41)
  • Sri Krishna blesses a weaver for lovingly adorning Him with cloth. (SB 10.41)
  • Sri Krishna blesses florist Sudama for lovingly offering Him excellent garlands. (SB 10.41)
  • Sri Krishna cures the hunchback woman Trivakra for lovingly offering Him excellent sandal-paste. (SB 10.42)
  • Sri Krishna breaks the bow of Shiva kept for the sacrifice. (SB 10.42)
  • Sri Krishna kills the elephant Kuvalayapida while entering the amphitheatre. (SB 10.43)
  • Sri Krishna and Balarama slays the wrestlers Canura, Mushtika, Kuta, Sala and Tosala in the amphitheatre. (SB 10.44)
  • Sri Krishna kills Kamsha in the amphitheatre and thereafter frees Devaki and Vasudeva. (SB 10.44)
  • Sri Krishna frees Devaki and Vasudeva from the prison of Kamsha and comforts them. (SB 10.45)
  • Sri Krishna makes Ugrasena, His maternal grand-uncle, the king of Mathura. (SB 10.45)
  • Sri Krishna's father Vasudeva performs the ceremony of investiture with sacred thread to both his sons. (SB 10.45)

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Life of Sri Krishna 5 - Studying in Sandipani Ashrama at Ujjain - from Srimad Bhagavatam:

Sri Krishna

Ujjain:

  • Sri Krishna goes to the ashrama of Sandipani at Ujjain and masters sixty-four arts in sixty-four days. (SB 10.45)
  • Sri Krishna goes under the sea at Prabhasa to bring back the lost son of guru Sandipani. Kills demon Panchajana and makes his body His conch. (SB 10.45)
  • Sri Krishna then goes to the abode of Yama and brings back the lost son of guru Sandipani. (SB 10.45)
  • Sri Krishna completes His studies under guru Sandipani and returns to Mathura. (SB 10.45)

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Life of Sri Krishna 6 - Return to Mathura after studies - from Srimad Bhagavatam:

Sri Krishna

Mathura:

  • Sri Krishna sends Uddhava, a direct disciple of sage Brihaspati to Vraja to meet Nanda, Yashoda and the Gopis and bring delight to them. (SB 10.46)
  • Sri Krishna's friend Uddhava stays at Vraja for some months and comforts the Gopis by discussing the various pastimes of Krishna with them. (SB 10.47)
  • Sri Krishna visits the house of Trivakra and satisfies her wishes. (SB 10.48)
  • Sri Krishna visits the house of Akrura and sends him to Hastinapura to get the news of Pandavas. (SB 10.48)
  • Sri Krishna and Balarama defeats Jarasandha and destroys his twenty three alsauhinis of army. (SB 10.50)
  • Sri Krishna and Balarama defeats Jarasandha as many as seventeen times when the latter repeatedly attacked Mathura. (SB 10.50)
  • Sri Krishna builds the city of Dwarka on the sea when Kalyavana comes to beseige Mathura. (SB 10.50)
  • Sri Krishna transfers the people of Mathura to Dwarka by yogic power before encountering Kalyavana. (SB 10.50)
  • Sri Krishna kills Kalyavana by burning him to ashes through Mucukunda inside a cave. (SB 10.51)
  • Sri Krishna blesses Mucukunda to be born as brahmana in the next birth and attain Him. (SB 10.51)
  • Sri Krishna goes back to the city and kills the remaining army of the Yavanas. (SB 10.52)
  • Sri Krishna and Balarama pretends to flee when Jarasandha attacked Mathura the eighteenth time. (SB 10.52)
  • Sri Krishna and Balarama flees to Pravarshana mountain which Jarasandha sets on fire getting the impression of killing Krishna. (SB 10.52)
  • Sri Krishna and Balarama thereafter settles in Dwarka. (SB 10.52)

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Puranic Events:
  1. Penances - from Brahma Purana
  2. Mountains - from Brahma Purana
  3. Devi Shakambari - from Devi Bhagavatam
  4. Slaying of demons Madhu - Kaitabha - from Devi Mahatmyam
  5. Slaying of demon Mahishasura - from Devi Mahatmyam
  6. Penances - from Padma Purana
  7. Forests - from Padma Purana
  8. Lakes - from Padma Purana
  9. Festivals - from Padma Purana
  10. Jyotirlingas - from Shiva Purana
  11. Penances - from Shiva Purana
  12. Incarnations - from Shiva Purana
  13. Arunachala - from Skanda Purana (Arunachala Mahatmya)
  14. Badarikashrama - from Skanda Purana (Badarikashrama Mahatmya)
  15. Penances - from Skanda Purana (Badarikashrama Mahatmya)
  16. Purushottama Kshetra - from Skanda Purana (Purushottama Kshetra Mahatmya)
  17. Venkatachala - from Skanda Purana (Venkatachala Mahatmya)
  18. Srikalahasti - from Srikalahasteeswara Sthala Purana
  19. Life events of Sri Krishna - from Srimad Bhagavatam
  20. Life summary of Sri Krishna - from Srimad Bhagavatam
  21. Penances - from Srimad Bhagavatam
  22. Forests - from Srimad Bhagavatam
  23. Life events of Sri Rama - from Valmiki Ramayana
  24. Journeys of Sri Rama with sage Vishwamitra - from Valmiki Ramayana
  25. Journeys of Sri Rama during forest exile - from Valmiki Ramayana
  26. Hermitages - from Valmiki Ramayana
  27. Penances - from Valmiki Ramayana
  28. Forests - from Valmiki Ramayana
  29. Mountains - from Valmiki Ramayana
  30. Rivers - from Valmiki Ramayana
  31. Lakes - from Valmiki Ramayana


Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

3. Sadhana: Sadhana - Hermitages - Penances

4. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

6. Puranas: Puranic Events

7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Varnashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

8. Other Aspects: Sanskrit - Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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