In the village of Vrindavan lived a woman named Yashoda who had received a unique child from the gods. The child, whose name is Krishna, had supernatural powers and was talented beyond any other child in the village. Kirshna was placed in Yashoda's bed the night he was born to protect him from his enemies. Krishna was born an avatar and possessed many gifts. His birth parents could not keep him because he would not be safe with them. Yashoda thinks that she is the birth mother of Krishna but does not understand where all his power is coming from. Little does Yashoda know that she is raising a gifted avatar.
Krishna was just a boy when he started to realize his talents and started using them to stir up trouble. The villagers would yell at him to stop his nonsense, and sometimes they would even go as far as returning him to his mother. Yashoda did not know what to do about her son's playful demeanor. Krishna felt as though this was just harmless fun that older people did not understand. He felt as though he was always getting in trouble for something meaningless and stupid.
One day he decided that he wanted to try a new prank out by stealing butter from female workers and see if they noticed or if they could catch him. Krishna thought this would be the perfect and most rewarding prank to play on the women. He would run into a hut where the woman slaved over churning butter and grab a full bucket and run as fast as he could. The women would scream and yell at him to stop running and return the butter, but he would just run. This went on for a couple of days before the woman started cracking down. They decided to have one woman watch the butter, but that didn't stop Krishna. He would swing in from a vine, and ninja flips his way through the window and out the other. The women decided that they were done with his childish games. They wanted to fight back by going to the source.
The woman knew where Krishna was from, so after their chores, they marched over to Yashoda's house to warn her of her son's pranks. Yashoda assured the women that he was playing a harmless joke and would surely return the things he took. Krishna, listening from his home, could hear the anger in his mother's voice. His heart filled with guilt as he could tell how disappointed she was even though she was defending his actions. After Krishna told his mother that he had misplaced the butter, she forced him to work for the women to pay for the butter he stole. He worked day and night for his wage and finally replaced all the butter he stole over time. After that, Krishna decided he never wanted to mess with those women again, but he was always known as the Makhan Chor ( the boy who took butter.)
Author's Notes: This story originated from a segment of the story of Krishna, where it talks about Krishna being a troublemaker. This is a continuance from the background of Krishna's history and him growing up. This was one story that stuck out to me because it shows Krishna learning a vital lesson in his life. He has so many exciting stories, and I felt this story was unique. I wanted to add a better background story of how he received his nickname. I made most of this story up based on an actual event.
Things I decided to add were pretty minor and up to my interpretation of the story. I Included the background information of Krishna's birth so readers would not be confused with the storyline thus far. I interpreted myself how he stole the butter as the story was pretty vague on how he managed to do that. I wanted to give the reader a way to visualize the scene. I also interpreted Krishna's thoughts on his actions to show how he reflected and grew from his mistakes. I thought this was an excellent addition, so it is a better point of view on the thoughts of the main character.
Photo-Krishna enjoying his butter: Source- Dolls of India
Source: Source : Epified, Krishna Part A, Youtube