Lord Krishna has the most mischievous childhood stories attached to him in Indian mythology. There are hundreds of stories based on him that teach our kids ways of life with moral messages. It’s a fact that children learn better when there is a fun factor attached to the process. And what’s more fun than stories?
From slaying various Asuras (demons) to his colorful childhood at Vrindavan, there are stories at every phase of Krishna’s life.
Best Lord Krishna Stories For Kids
Following is the collection of top 10 Lord Krishna stories for kids. Apart from being engrossing, we hope they will be good lessons for your children.
These stories of krishna for children are short adaptations of actual incidents, summarized for the ease of understanding. Kids can always learn a thing or two from Lord Krishna’s conducts and enjoy his mischief as well.
1. Lord Krishna and Arishthasura:
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At the end of a fierce fight demon leaves the bull’s body and bows before Lord Krishna. He informs Shri Krishna that he was actually the Shishya (disciple) of Lord Brihaspati (Jupiter) and was cursed to be a demon bull because he did not respect his guru.
Moral – Respect your teachers and elders.
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2. Lord Krishna and Kaliya the Snake:
Once a huge black serpent came to Vrindavan and started living in the river Yamuna. Because of his presence, the water of the river turned poisonous. People of Vrindavan were leading a miserable life when Lord Krishna decided to fight the snake. Soon the snake was defeated and Lord Krishna asked the snake to leave Vrindavan and never come back.
Moral – Good always wins over the Evil.
3. Lord Krishna and Butter:
This is one of the best lord krishna stories for kids. Shri Krishna loved butter as a child. The whole of Vrindavan was tired of his mischief when it came to stealing butter. Yashoda used to tie it high up from the floor in order to hide it from naughty Krishna, her son.
One day when Yashoda left home for some important work, Shri Krishna gathered all his friends. With their help, he reached the pitcher of the butter and they all had a good time eating it. Engrossed in their mischief, they did not realize when Yashoda had come back home. Everybody else ran for their lives and Krishna got a good thrashing.
Moral – Never disobey your elders.
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4. Lord Krishna and Govardhan Hill:
People of Vrindavan used to worship Lord Indra for timely rains every year. One year, Shri Krishna suggested that people should rather worship the Govardhan hill. This made Lord Indra very angry and he sent a storm to Vrindavan. To protect the people Lord Krishna picked up the Govardhan hill on a single finger. Lord Indra soon realized his mistake and apologized to Krishna.
Moral – Anger is not fruitful.
5. Lord Krishna and Forest Fire:
Once, Krishna and his friends went deep into the jungle with their cows. They were so busy in their games that they did not realize a fire broke into the forest, all around them. Everybody was petrified and pleaded Krishna to help them. Krishna asked them all to close their eyes and not to open them until he asked them to do so. While everybody’s eyes were closed Krishna swallowed all the fire and hence protected his friends and cows.
Moral – Keep faith in God.
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