Yipeeeee we reached 30 without a break…and how could I not include a weird RM story in this marathon…
This one is on characters familiar to all of us..Lord Krishna and Snake Kalia..to be entirely honest, the only thing I remember about this story is the lord fought with Kalia and then finally won and danced on his hood…I dont remember anything else..so yesterday morning, the brat asked me to tell her a story..
RM: Kiska story
She thinks for 10 seconds and says Krishna ka story
RM: Krishna ka?
R: yes amma, woh jisko peacock hai head mein
RM: Arey peacock nahi, peacock ka feather
R: Giggling hehehe yes yes
Now another confession. I am not a big fan of our mythological stories..for one, I think there is too much of violence, greed, fighting, etc etc in it…Its nice to read them when you are older, but I dont think they are very small age appropriate..but again, may be I havent read the right kind of stories…
I mean look at Krishna..he has been depicted to be this naughty boy who stole butter from others and then ran away with the Gopis ka clothes…If I tell that to R, knowing my brat, she will tell me the next time, agar bhagwan Krishna ne kiya, toh main kyun nahi kar sakti *rolls eyes* its pretty possible..which is why I have refrained from telling her too many of these mythological stories..
Anyways, so here is what I told her..its my version of the Krishna Kalia story and can be totally incorrect
RM: So R, one day Krishna was playing with his friends near the river and their ball went into the water
R: Toh pani ke paas nahi play karne ka na? jayega hi na?
RM: yes yes..you are right…anyways, so when Krishna went near the water,people came running to him saying ‘dont go dont go’
R: Kyun Amma?
RM: because inside the water was Kaliya the big big snake whose was a big as a dinosaur
R: Like trayenasaur rex jaise? (Errr..that T-Rex for the clarification 🙂 )
RM: yes yes bigger than T-Rex…
R: Cloud se bhi upar
RM: Errr…not that big, but very big..anyways, Krishna said arey who is this Kaliya
People told him, he is a big snake who is poisoning our waters..
Krishna said ‘but how can he do that, God has made the water for everyone to use, he cant poison it na?
People: But he has been doing it…so dont go inside
Krishna:WAit, let me talk to him and Krishna jumps into the water
R: Usko swimming ata hai?
RM: yes yes, he knew swimming..so then he went inside and he heard a hissing sound
R: eyes wide open: Kaun tha..kaliya?
RM: yes, so kaliya came to him and said who is this who dared to enter my water
Krishna: Hello Mr. Kaliya, my name is Krishna..
Kaliya: What do you want?
Krishna: I actually wanted my ball which fell down, but now that I am here, I was wondering if you could stop poisoning this river..we all use the water you know
Kaliya: What? I am the king of snakes, why should I do it?
Krishna: you see Mr. Kaliya, if you could just go to that end of the river and stay there, you would not have to poison the whole river and we all need water you know to drink, to cook, to make food
R: To brush, to clean potty
RM: yes yes for that also…anyways, Kaliya didnt agree
Krishna : Arey Mr. Kaliya, you could just then come to us if you needed something special like milk or sweets or some bhajiyas or something..and do you want people to say that you are a wonderful person and always sharing or do you want people to remember you as one selfish person
Kaliya : Errrr
Krishna: Exactly Mr. Kaliya..look at the advantages..people will call you nice and you can stay with your family in that corner.that ways everyone is happy
R: Amma, sharing karne ka na..kitna nice hai sharing karna
RM: yaa exactly..
R: Phir kaliya ne sharing kiya?
RM: Well, Kaliya thought for a long time and finally thought it made sense to do what Krishna did…he said ‘Krishna, you have taught me an important lesson today, that I can share and yet live happily..I have been so selfish earlier..thank you so much
Krishna: oh thats no problem Mr. Kaliya…
Kaliya said can I do something for you then
Krishna looked up and said ‘well Mr. Kaliya..actually nothing’
Kaliya said ‘no no tell me what’
Krishna was a bit embrassased and said again ‘you know Mr. Kaliya, I would love to dance on your hood for a while, it looks so lovely from here
Kaliya was very happy and said of course why not and so Krishna danced on Kaliya’s hood
R: Mashalnak pe dance kiya?