Brief Life Sketch of Shri Krishna /
Brief Timeline of Shri Krishna’s Life /
Brief Chronology of Events took place in Shri Krishna’s Life
(In the light of Canto 10 of Shrimad Bhagavatam)
Appearance on the Earth (i.e. Birth)
Appearance of Shri Krishna, at Midnight of Shravana Month, Rohini Nakshatra (Star), (approx. July 19/20, Year 3228 BC) from the womb of Mother Devaki (as eighth son) at the prison of Mathura in the Vrishni Clan of Yadavas
Note: Prior to Shri Krishna’s appearance Garbha Stuti (prayers) offered by Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva and various other demigods towards the womb of Devaki
Shri Krishna was taken by Vasudeva from Mathura to Gokul, where Nand Maharaj and Yashoda Mother were living.
Shri Krishna’s Birth Rituals performed at Gokul in the house of Nand Maharaj
1 to 3 years age (Gokul)
Shri Krishna at Gokul, killed demons like Putana, Sakatasura, Trinivarta
Sage Garga Muni named the child as Krishna (dark, all-attractive), in naming ceremony
Shri Krishna showed the Entire Cosmos Universe in His mouth to mother Yashoda
Mother Yashoda tried to bind Shri Krishna with rope, famously known as Damodar Lila (One of the best Lila of Devotion)
Deliverance of the Yamala-Arjuna trees from which Nalakuvera and Manigriva came out, the two sons of Kuvera
3-6 years age (Moved to Vrindavan)
Nand Maharja and elders for Gokul decided to leave Gokul and move to Vrindavan, due to lots of disturbance by demons to Shri Krishna
Shri Krishna killed demons like Bakasura, Aghasura, Vatsasura on different occasions in Vrindavan
6-10 years age (Vrindavan and then entering the Mathura around 10 years age)
Lord Brahma took away all the calves and cowherd boys and kept them secretly in secluded place for one year. After one year when Brahma returned he saw all the calves and cowherd were already there as an expansion of Shri Krishna, and Shri Krishna was playing with them.
By the mercy of Shri Krishna, Lord Brahma understands the Shri Krishna’s eternal potency and his illusion cleared. Finally Lord Brahma offer prayers to glorify Shri Krishna
Killing of Dhenuka Asura by Shri Krishna and Lord Balarama
Shri Krishna punished the serpent Kaliya for contamination of Yamuna rivers’ water with poison, and also performed the divine dance on Kaliya,
Shri Krishna asked Kaliya serpent to leave the Yamuna river
(precisely the Kaliya serpent was near the Kaalindii bank of Yamuna river)
Shri Krishna saved the cows and cowherd boys from the great fire of Munjaaranya forest by swallowing the fire.
Gopis (great, unalloyed, pure; devotees of Shri Krishna) worshipped Goddess Kaataayani to get Shri Krishna as their husband. When Gopis were bathing in Yamuna River and Glorifying Shri Krishna’s Qualities, Shri Krishna stole their clothes from the bank of Yamuna river. In order to fulfill their wishes and give lesson to gopis bathing in Yamuna river, Shri Krishna has performed this lila at the age around seven.
Shri Krishna lifted the Govardhan Hill, Govardhan Puja commenced their after, Lord Indra false prestigious and pride crushed by Shri Krishna
Lord Indra and cow Surabhi gave the name Govinda to Shri Krishna
After that, the Raas-Lila between Shri Krishna and Gopis commenced, which is the Ultimate Pinnacle of Divine Love & Devotion.
Few more salvation of demons like Aristaa (Bull), Kesi (Horse) Vyoamasura
Akrura came to Vrindavan to bring Shri Krishna and Lord Balarama to Mathura for participating in bow sacrifice and wrestling match on Kansa’s request.
Shri Krishna and Lord Balarama went to Mathura along with Akrura.
Shri Krishna broke the Sacrificial Bow that has caused terror in the heart of Kansa. Prior to that Shri Krishna showed some of His opulence to the people of Mathura. Shri Krishna killed elephant namely, Kuvalayaapida. Afterwards different wrestler were killed by Shri Krishna and Lord Balarama, specifically Caanura and Mustika. Finally Shri Krishna killed His maternal uncle Kansa.