Cure for Krishna’s sickness – Story

( A Story narrated by H.H. Gour Govinda Swami in his book “Mathura meet Vrindavana” )

In Dwarka, Krishna once manifest His jvara-lila.

He was shivering with high fever.

Narada Muni came and saw Krishna shivering:

“What happened?”

“High fever.”

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Then Narada Muni said, “I will get some medicine for You. Then You will be cured of the fever.”

Krishna said, “Oh Narada, there is no medicine for My body. Only one medicine is there. If you can get it, then I will be cured. If you go to some of My devotees and beg some dust from their feet, that is the medicine for Me. No other medicine will work for this body.”

Narada thought, “Here in Dwarka thre are so many humdreds of thousands of queens, Rukmini, Satyabhama, Jambavati and others. Surely they will give some dust.”

So he approached them. “Krishna is sick. He has a high fever and the medicine is with you. Please give me some dust of your feet so Krishna will be cured.”

They said, “Oh, what are you saying? Krishna Is our revered husband. Shall we give dust from our feet and go to hell? Get out! We cannot give.” They would not give.

Then Narada went to Vrajabhumi. Seeing Narada Muni, all of the gopis ran to him.

Narada wanders everywhere, so the gopis thought, “He can gives us information about Krishna and inform Krishna how we are always thinking of Him and feeling acute pangs of separation from Him.”

Narada Muni said, “Yes, I have information. Krishna is very sick now with high fever. I have come to you for medicine.”

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“What medicine is that?”

“If some of you gopis can give dust from your feet, that is medicine. Krishna will smear it on His body and He will become cured.”

“Oh, that medicine. All right, take from me.” said gopis.

At that time there was some competition between them who will give dust for Krishnas head.

“O Narada take from me!”

“No, no, no! Take from me!”

“How many bags will you take?”

They said, “If giving dust from our feet is required for Krishna, and we have to go to hell and suffer forever, we are prepared for that. Let our Krishna be cured and happy.”

Moral of the story:

This is love. This is the difference between their love and the love of the queens of Dwarka. Where there is jnana and aisvarya then love is shrunken, priti-sankucita. Gopi-prema, radha-prema, is kevala-bhakti; only pure love is there. It is not mixed with jnana and aisvarya. They are preapred to go to hell and suffer there forever, “Let our Krishna be happy.”

How can we make Krishna happy?


Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

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Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.


  1. These instructions boost my love towards my krsna more n more. Thank you for the post. Thank you for krsna for giving such a preacher and mediator bw you n all devotees. Hare Krishna_/\_

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