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Festivals - Sri Krishna Jayanti
Date: August - September
Legend: One day when Krishna went on a stroll with Arjuna, he pointed to a bird perching on the branch of a tree and asked Arjuna, "Do you see that peacock?" Arjuna answered, "Sure, I do." "Oh, Arjuna. It is not a peacock. It is an eagle," said Krishna, and Arjuna promptly agreed that it was an eagle. Then Krishna corrected Himself and pointed to the same bird, said, "I am sorry. It is a dove." Arjuna, too, corrected himself and said, "Yes. I see now it is a dove, all right." Krishna laughed at Arjuna and said, "It is not a dove at all, all it is a crow," and Arjuna agreed without demur, "Undoubtedly, it is a crow." Krishna then accused Arjuna of stupidity, because he was blindly agreeing with every oberservation he made - peacock, eagle, dove or crow. Arjuna replied, "What you say is the Truth for me. You can make a crow a dove, or a peacock an eagle. Why should I differ from that You declare? Your word is the Truth I go by."
Born in the Yadava Dynasty as son of Vasudeva and Devaki, Shri Krishna was a Poorna (Full) incarnation of Maha Vishnu.
Last updated: Jul 17, 2000