Lecture Series - Damodar Lila - Nov. 2 - 5, 2015

Dates and times: Nov. 2 - 5 (Mon-Thu), 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lecturer: His Grace Amarnath Prabhu

According to Srila Vishvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, Lord Krishna enacted the Damodara-lila on the day of Dipavali (Diwali). In this pastime, which is described in the Tenth Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam, Krishna angered His mother, Yashoda, by breaking a pot of butter. He then ran away when He saw a furious Yashoda chasing Him. After a great struggle, Yashoda caught baby Krishna and tried to bind Him with rope to a grinding mortar. But surprisingly, she found the rope she was using was two inches too short. Although she added more rope, every time she tried to bind Krishna she found the rope was short by exactly two inches. Finally, Krishna, appreciating His mother’s hard endeavor, agreed to be bound. Devotees then began to call Him Damodara, “one whose udara (belly) is bound by dama (ropes).”