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Title: Krishna at end of Dvarupa yuga?
User: JagannathaGaurangadasa†††† Date: 2006-08-15 10:17:24
Dear Swami Gaurangapada,
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!
I was wondering why Lord Krnsa came at the end of Dvarupa yuga and not at the beginning? I thought that all the yuga avataras came at the beginning of the age to show the people of the age how to properly worship. I know that this is a special cycle as Krishna and Gauranga come in their original forms only 1 time in 24 hours of Brahma so maybe this has something to do with it. I was just curious how the people worshiped in Dvarupa yuga before the advent of Lord Krnsa since he didn't come till the very end.
Title: Re: Krishna at end of Dvarupa yuga?
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-08-16 09:24:24
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Guru Parampara! :pranams: Pranams! and :bless: Blessings! Good question. There is a confidential reason behind this. This is the same reason for why the cycle of yugas was changed in this Chatur Yuga with Treta Yuga coming before Dvapara Yuga.
The original Lord Krishna, the source of everything, wanted to enact His highest pastimes of Shri Vrindavana Dhaam and He knew that He would not be able to freely distribute this Vraja's love and give entry to everyone into these confidential pastimes as He would be very busy in performing His pastimes and killing the demons to reduce the burden of the earth. So He knew that He will have to come in the form of Lord Gauranga later to freely distribute the love of the pastimes which He had enacted earlier as Lord Krishna. And His advent as Lord Krishna had to be in Dvapara Yuga and as Lord Gauranga had to be in Kali Yuga.
So even though normally Dvapara comes after Satya Yuga and before Treta, He reversed the order of the Yugas and Dvapara now came after Treta and before Kali Yuga. This is because Lord Krishna wanted to distribute His Vrindavana love to all conditioned souls in the form of Lord Gauranga without a big time difference between these two advents of His so that the Vrindavana pastimes are still fresh in the hearts and minds of the people so that when He distributes them as Lord Gauranga, people will accept this love very easily.
If Lord Krishna would have come in the beginning of Dvapara Yuga or if the cycle of Yugas was not changed, the time difference between Lord Krishna's and Lord Gauranga's advent would have been around 1,296,000 years which is the normal duration of Dvapara Yuga plus another 4500 odd years of Kali Yuga. So if in these more than 1 million years, Vrindavana Dhaam would have disappeared, then He would Himself not be able to go to Vraja Dhaam and fulfill the internal purposes of His advent. And the memories of the people of Lord Krishna's pastimes would be very distant if at all existent which would make it difficult for Him to distribute His love of the Vrajavasis.
This is a very confidential secret which even the big Vedic scholars are not aware of because they have no faith in Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu. But without this understanding, no one can explain why the cycle-order of the Yugas is changed only in the 28th Chatur Yuga on the 7th Manvantara, once in every day of Brahma. This is because Lord Krishna and Lord Gauranga come only during this Chatur Yuga, once in a day of Brahma.
As for your other question, the people of Dvapara Yuga were worshiping the Deities of the Lord very elaborately throughout Dvapara Yuga even before Lord Krishna's advent as temple worship was the Yuga Dharma of Dvapara Yuga.
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