First things first –
The Baal Swaroop of Krishna is most associated with the word Gopal.
Literally speaking, Gopal means the one who rears cows.
But, the word has wayyyy deeper spiritual significance, featuring multiple
times in Vedas.
Gopala is direct and pure reflection of Vishnu.
In adulthood, Krishna was seen doing multiple duties like that of a lover, a
warrior and what not.
But in his 5 year old innocent and fun loving reflection, his appearence
seems to be a pure reflection of Vishnu.
What else comes to mind when you hear Laddu ?
Why ? 1. Laddu is round. Every creative shape of world – a womb, egg or primitive
mineral is round.
(That is why Ganesh ji is worshipped BEFORE starting any worship)
2. Ganesha is Lakshmi Bhakt and Lakshmi’s original form is gold hued.
When we say ‘Ladduan Gopal’ , it means, ‘That Krishn, who is pure
reflection of Vishnu, and is savouring the love of Lakshmi ji in her earthly
Reread this sentence
This is next level of romance
Baal Gopal is really naughty. He even steals Laddus kept for Narayan Pooja
by his parents and doesn’t accumulate sins.
1. He is Narayan himself
2. शुभाशुभफलैरेवं मोक्ष्यसे कर्मबन्धनै: |
संन्यासयोगयुक्तात्मा विमुक्तो मामुपैष्यसि || 28||
“By dedicating all your works to Me, you will be freed from the bondages.
With your mind attached to Me through renunciation, you will be liberated
and will reach Me”
So guys, indulge yourself in pleasure of magnificence of Gopala.
Love him so much that nothing else of material world remains between you
His love will liberate you from from all of your sorrows.
Love is classified into several systems.
What we have for Baal Krishn is ‘Vaatsalya’ i.e. a parent’s love for her son.
Hinduism is the only religion with scope for Vaatsalya because –
1. We do not believe in fearing God
2. A hindu’s mother is his first religious Guru
Contrast this with Christianity and Islam where God is a paternal figure.
Even if not paternal, God has been strictly said to be attributeless parent of
Only a Hindu child can love God like his own child. No other religion
provides so much flexibility.
Systems of Love –