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The killing of Pralambāsura and the devouring of the devastating forest fire by Krsṇa and Balarāma became household topics in Vrindāvana. The cowherd men described these wonderful activities to their wives and to everyone else, and all were struck with wonder. They concluded that Krsṇa and Balarāma were demigods who had kindly come to Vrindāvana to become their children.

When Shri Krishna descended in the age of Dvaapar as a curly-haired, rosey-cheeked baby Who possessed as much splendor as the Universe itself, Lord Shiva rushed to Gokul to visit Him. He begged and pleaded repeatedly with Yashoda Maa to have a mere glimpse of the Divine Child, but Yashoda Maa objected each time, reasoning that her precious Babe would become frightened by Lord Shiva’s appearance: his long matted hair, his several cobras, his body adorned with ashes.