Vintage Brass Hindu God - Ladoo Laddu Gopal, Baby-Krishna Beautifully Handcrafted Brass Murti Statue.
Krishna is the embodiment of the divine who bestows an eternal wisdom that destroys all misery. With the captivating sounds of his flute he captivates the hearts and still the minds of the embodied souls and thus brings them to his spiritual realm to relish with him the eternal bliss.
Krishna, Sanskrit Kṛṣṇa, one of the most widely revered and most popular of all Indian divinities, worshipped as the eighth incarnation (avatar, or avatara) of the Hindu god Vishnu and also as a supreme god in his own right. Krishna became the focus of numerous bhakti (devotional) cults, which have over the centuries produced a wealth of religious poetry, music, and painting. The basic sources of Krishna’s mythology are the epic Mahabharata and its 5th-century-ce appendix, the Harivamsha, and the Puranas, particularly Books X and XI of the Bhagavata-purana. They relate how Krishna (literally “black,” or “dark as a cloud”) was born into the Yadava clan, the son of Vasudeva and Devaki, who was the sister of Kamsa, the wicked king of Mathura (in modern Uttar Pradesh). Kamsa, hearing a prophecy that he would be destroyed by Devaki’s child, tried to slay her children, but Krishna was smuggled across the Yamuna River to Gokula (or Vraja, modern Gokul), where he was raised by the leader of the cowherds, Nanda, and his wife Yashoda.
There is a Deity of Gopal Krishna, a small Gopal. “laddu Gopal” we call Him. This is in Sri Khanda. There Mukundananda and his wife, their son was Raghunanda.
The father had to go and see some disciple who was on the death bed. He quickly gave the initiation to his son. The ugranaya, first mantra of the gayatri. “You can worship the Deity. Your mother will tell you what to do. I have to go to see my disciple, to help him remember Krsna at the time of death.” The he went off.
The mother said, “You just go in, you ask the Deity to accept the laddus, then you come back with the plate.
So he went to the Deities, put the laddus there, and asked the Deity to accept: “Please accept these laddus.”
The Deity wasn’t accepting. He didn’t see. He cried, “hhuhh huhhh”
The Deity asked, “Why are you crying?”
“You are not taking the laddus.”
“You want me to eat?”
“Oh yes. My mother said you would eat.”
Then the Deity became a little boy and started eating the laddus. The boy came back with an empty plate to his mother.
The mother looked at the empty plate. “Where are the laddus?”
“Oh the Deity ate them,” said the boy. She was wondering what’s happening? This was going on every day, and the Deity was taking every day.
When Mukundananda came back, the mother told him this is happening. He said, “I’ll hide in the temple and watch what is happening.” Then he came behind the Deity, and was listening. He heard the boy say, “Please accept these laddus. Eat them.” Then he didn’t hear anything. He looked up, and he saw the Deity eating the laddus. The Deity had become like a little boy and was eating the laddus.
“Huh!” he gasped. You don’t expect to see the Deity eating laddus like that. He was shocked. When He heard the gasp, the Deity became stone again. In his hand He had a half-eaten laddu.
Since then they offer the Deity half laddu.
So the boy became very famous. The Deity was eating from his hand.
* Metal: Polished Brass.
* HXLXW: 3" X 3.5" X 2" Inches.
* Weight: 9.9oz.
* Made In India.
* Handcrafted by Skilled artisans from India.
***Pre-owned statue in great condition. Statue is sold as seen in photos please look carefully at the images for all the details before making your purchase.***