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Being astonished at how Krishna had lifted Govardhana Hill, the cowherd men approached Nanda Maharaja and spoke as follows: “Your son performs such extraordinary activities, we wonder how he could have been born among worldly men like us. How could this seven-year-old boy lift Govardhana Hill with just one hand, like an elephant holding a lotus flower? As a mere infant who had hardly opened his eyes, Krishna sucked out the very life of Putana. When only three months old He overturned a big handcart by the mere touch of His toe. At the age of one, Krishna killed Trinavarta, after being carried up into the sky. Once, His mother tied Krishna to a mortar, and by dragging it between a pair of arjuna trees, He pulled them down. Later on, Krishna killed Bakasura, Vatsasura and Dhenukasura- and then He saved the cowherd boys and cows from a devastating forest fire. Krishna chastised the Kaliya serpent and forced him to leave the Yamuna River.”
“Dear Nanda, how is it that we have become so affectionate toward your son? On the one hand, this boy is only seven years old, and on the other hand, we see that He has lifted Govardhana Hill. Therefore, a doubt has arisen in our minds.”
Nanda Maharaja replied, “My dear cowherd men, please hear my words and let all your doubts be removed. Formerly, Garga Muni spoke to me as follows: ‘Your son Krishna appears as an incarnation in every millenium. In the past He assumed three colors- white, red and yellow- and now He has appeared in a blackish form. To increase the transcendental bliss of the inhabitants of Gokula, this child will always act for your welfare, and by His grace you will surpass all difficulties. O Nanda Maharaja, this child of yours is as good as Narayana, in terms of His qualities, opulence, name, fame and influence. Thus, you should not be astonished by His activities.’ After Garga Rishi departed, I began to consider Krishna to be an expansion of Lord Narayana.”
After hearing this, the cowherd men felt enlivened, their perplexity having been dispelled, and so they worshiped Nanda Maharaja and Krishna with great respect.