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Sri Radhe-Krsna's playful pastimes (vihara)

Sri Radhe-Krsna's playful pastimes (vihara) - Vyomasura's cave



Once, Krsna came to this place while grazing His cows. The forest was filled with green grass, which the cows happily ate. Without any care, Sri Krsna and the sakhas began to play a game of "cops and robbers". Many of the sakhas pretended to be sheep while others pretented to be their keepers. Still others took on the role of thieves and stole the sheep. Krsna played the judge. The owners of the sheep filed a lawsuit with the judge against the thieves. Sri Krsna called both parties before Him and proceeded to consider the case. All the cowherd boys were thus deeply absorbed in their play.

Intending to kill Krsna, Vyomasura, one of kansa's spies, entered the group disguised as a sakha and became one of the thieves. He stole all of sakhas who were playing part of sheep and hid them in this cave. Sri Krsna looked around and wondered," Where have all our sakhas gone?" Recognizing Vyomasura as a demon in disguise, He understood that this was his work. He therefore caught him and killed him. Krsna and the sakhas who were playing the sheep's owners then released the other sakhas from the cave in the hill.

The footprints of Sri Baladeva Prabhu lies nearby, at the foot of the hill. When Sri Krsna was killing Vyomasura, the earth began to tremble. Baladeva pressed down on the earth with His foot and thus stabilized it. His footsteps can still be seen today.
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  • Radhe Radhe,
    This place is about two km northwest of the town of Kaman, in the side of a rocky hill. It is best to ask to go to Bhojan Sthali, which is just across the road.

    Take care.
  • Radhe Radhe mataji where is this cave???????
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