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, has decades of association with the devotees of Krishna. He is promoting many sites and he promotes this blog-website as an E-SATHSANGHA (E-FORUM) to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems faced by the devotees! In this site, he writes the friendly and practical tips for the practice of 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 has been counselling through social media and websites since the year 2011. His services are guiding more than 1,20,000 serious followers and lakhs of visiting readers! RAJAN accepts no credits for his services but dedicates all the credits to 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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