KRISHNA AND BALARAMA STEALING BUTTER

THE STEALER OF BUTTER 

 

When Krishna started walking, he began indulging in his naughty pranks: stealthily entering the houses of the cowgirls and stealing ther cream, curd and butter stored in hanging pots. Though they sometimes caught him in the act, yet by his innocent talk he always outwitted them and they went back bursting into laughter.

When they could no more bear with this constant trouble, the Gopis went to Yashoda and complained about Krishna breaking pots and stealing butter. Yashoda became very angry and tied him to a mortar. Hearing a loud crash Yashoda came running and found Krishna had dragged the mortar between the trunks of two trees, pulled them down and was quietly sitting between them. As the legend goes, Yashoda was surprised to see two young men (Kuber and Nal) who had been imprisoned in these two trees by a curse were standing there with folded hands and thanking Krishna for releasing them by his action.

See: Kubera's sons