Lord Krishna wrestles with Subala Sakha

Krishna wrestles with Subala Sakha

Kanhai keeps making new-new definitions.

Even Brahma cannot understand his ways.

Today, He was struck by the idea of wrestling.

Just on reaching the pasture, it is the children’s default routine to scatter everywhere.

Thereafter, everyone has to gather forest articles like chalk, white mustard, arsenic and many-colored flowers, tendrils, gunja and feathers fallen from birds.

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Once the articles are gathered all will get busy adorning-decorating each other.

Everybody together does Shringar for Dau Dada and Shyam.

Even these two brothers do shringar for all the Sakhas.

Later, forest paintings will be made on their bodies.

Their curls and body parts will be decorated with flowers and garlands.

Once the Shringar is done, everybody’s mind atleast once goes towards the cows.

Some gopa kumaras shall fetch the far-ventured cows and bulls or Kanhai shall call them out.

Astonishingly, on his mere call, the animals come running.

Thus, After calling the cows, everyone shall resume their playing.

Children don’t follow any strict order while play- they play any game that they remember. They rarely fight. Often all listen to the one who proposes first.

Subala challenges Krishna

“Will you fight with me?”Subala asked Kanhai.

“Yes! Come!”-When will Shyamsundar ever say ‘no’?

Immediately He took off his patuka from his shoulder and hung it on a Kadamba tree.

He also removed the flower garland, pearl necklace and Gunja mala from his neck.

Meanwhile, the peacock feather was removed from his forehead and the Karnika flowers removed from his ears.

You keep them with you.”- Kanhai safely entrusted his stick and flute to Bhadra.

Besides, he only gives his flute to Dau dada and Bhadra to keep for some time. Otherwise, He feels hesitant giving his flute to others. Who knows what if they lose his flute?

Subala, Bhadra, Sridama, Kanhai are almost of the same age.

Dau dada is the eldest among the Gopakumaras. He is Bala (Strength) personified. Even a mature gopa cannot challenge him.

However, among the sakhas, Varuthapa and Vishal are wrestlers, but they are elderly. They teach wrestling to Shyam. Naturally, it is not possible to defeat them in wrestling.

Indeed, how can you wrestle with the younger Sakhas?

If Sridam wrestles he will fight with full vigor.

So, Kanhai fights with him and also loses in the end.

Though Bhadra is of equal age, he is a bit hard-bodied.

He even tires Varuthapa in wrestling.

In fact, Kanhai learns wrestling from Bhadra.

Krishna wrestles with Subala

Subala is extremely tender. Just like Shyam, he is soft as ghee.

By seeing, Subala’s complexion, beauty, and bodily shape, we can easily make out that he is his sister Shri Radha’s twin.

On seeing him, even Kirti Maiya gets confused between her daughter and son.

Therefore, Shyam loves wrestling with him.

This is also why Kanhai is able to win this game.

Now, Krishna and Subala have tied up their hair and raised their Kachni above the knees.

Both are wearing anklets, waist belt, bangles, armlets and earrings.

However, only Shyam has the Kaustabha mani on his throat.

Both have removed their garlands.

The forest paintings made on their parts is erasing due to mutual interaction.

Both their faces have turned red and their foreheads and curls show glistening drops of perspiration due to labor.

Bluish, tender, handsome Shyam wrestles with fair, golden-lotus like Subala. Both their arms are entangled.

Both, dashing their chest against each-other apply force.

Dau dada and all other Sakhas are watching the wrestling war from all 4 sides.

All are encouraging both of them.

Slightly away from the forest lining, this wrestling duel runs on the soft, white shore of the Yamuna.

Now, the shade of the nearby Kadamba tree slightly falls on them.

Who is the winner?

“Get up! Get up!”- Subala fell down. So he bent his knees and hid his hands and feet under his stomach.

Now, he sits firmly on the sand.

Immediately, Kanhai lifts him up by lending his hand.

To this, Subala said- “You throw me towards my back and defeat me, then only will you be the winner.”

“No!”- said Shyam shaking his head forcefully.

He reasons-“By pushing someone one doesn’t win. In fact, the one who lifts the fallen is the actual winner.”

Now, if wrestlers start accepting this new definition, then none shall win even 2-4 times.

But Kanhai’s definition isn’t a truth of life, can you say that?

Kanhai’s nature is not to push anyone. Brajaraja kumar enjoys lifting the fallen.

He has tickled Subala and is somehow lifting him up with his hands. He now says- “Hurray, I have won.”

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