A new book dwells upon the folklores associated with the legend of Lord Krishna and all whom he loved and imbibed life into, be it the Tulsi plant, the flute or the tree where he romanced with his beloved Radha in Vrindavan.
According to film critic and author Bhawana Somaaya, her book "Keshava: A Magnificent Obsession" is the story of these special bindings, stories of passion, submission, devotion and of uncontainable desire.
Each and everyone associated with Krishna believes that their relationship with him is unique, which explains why every gopika felt that he was only dancing with her at the 'Maharaas', says the author.
"That is Sri Krishna's magic and also his power. He has that effect on not just humans but on everything on the planet - both living and non-living," she says.
There is something about Krishna that makes everyone who comes in contact with him - consciously or subconsciously - become consumed by him and he becomes the centre of their existence, Somaaya says.
"This includes all the men who touched his life, beginning with his biological father Vasudeva, his surrogate father Nandlal, his brother Balarama, his sakha Sudama, his companion Uddhava, his uncle Kamsa, his protege Arjuna and his sons Samba and Pradyumna.
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