Kṛṣṇa’s garlands.


Yesterday morning I pondered a picture of Prabhupāda I have above my bedstead. He wears a long garland. It made me think of how long were Kṛṣṇa’s garlands. A garland that long seems to me to be something that would get in your way especially considering the many demons to kill. You wouldn’t want in impediment like that getting in your way. It looks like this is not a problem for Kṛṣṇa.  Later in my daily reading I came across this quote from the Nectar of Devotion.

Kṛṣṇa used to put a vaijayantī garland around His neck. This vaijayantī garland is made of flowers of at least five different colors. Such a garland was always long enough to touch Kṛṣṇa’s knees or feet. Besides this garland of flowers, there were other kinds of flower garlands too – sometimes decorating His head, sometimes hanging around His neck and chest. NoD Ch 26

About Aniruddha

President of the Hare Krishna Community in Melbourne Australia, amongst other things.
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