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    Default Even Baby Krishna wants to Taste His own Toe!!

    Even Baby Krishna wants to taste His own toes!




    The very famous imagery of a baby Krishna sucking his own toes is mentioned in various places.

    The first paragraph of the Balamukundashtaka clearly depicts the scene:

    Kararvinde na padarvindam
    mukhar vinde vinve shayantam
    vatasya patrasya pute shayanam
    balam mukundam mansa smarami.

    which roughly translates to, "I pray to Balamukunda, who keeps his lotus like feet, near his lotus like mouth, using his lotus like hand".

    The 9th chapter of Srimad Bhagavatam, describes Sage Markandeya seeing Lord Krishna sleeping on a banyan leaf and later:

    he saw how the infant with the graceful fingers of His two hands grabbed one of His lotus feet and placed it in His mouth


    During the universal deluge, the Supreme Lord Narayana takes the form of a little baby floating on a banyan leaf over the dangerous torrents of pralaya jalam, the waters of cosmic dissolution. He protects all the universe and its beings by swallowing them in His tiny stomach and rests them there , while contemplating about their creation once again after the deluge by releasing the Universe and its beings from the safe storage place (viz)., His stomach . Leela Sukha(Bilvamangala Thakur) in one of his Krishna Karnamritha slokas 2.57 describes the baby (Bala-Mukunda) that floats on the pralaya waters on top of a banyan leaf after swallowing the universe and its contents for their protection:

    kararavindhena padharavindam / mukharavindhe vinivesayantham
    vatasya patrasya pute shayanam / balam-mukundam manasa smarami

    (Translation) With His soft lotus hands, our baby Mukunda has grabbed His lotus like toe and placed it in His lotus mouth, decorated with red lips, and sucks on it in amusement as He rests on the tender shoot of a Pupil leaf contemplating on the next cycle of creation.

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    Since all the great sages and devotees apply all energy and all activities in the service of the lotus feet of the Lord, there must be some transcendental pleasure in the toes of His lotus feet. The Lord licks His toe to taste the nectar for which the devotees always aspire. Sometimes the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself wonders how much transcendental pleasure is within Himself, and in order to taste His own potency, He sometimes takes the position of tasting Himself. Lord Caitanya is Kṛṣṇa Himself, but He appears as a devotee to taste the sweetness of the transcendental mellow in Himself which is tasted by Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, the greatest of all devotees.



    Sources:

    (SB 3.33.4+p)
    harekrsna./krishna-banyan-leaf
    hinduism.stackexchange
    forthepleasureoflordkrishna.

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