Is your child looking forward to the upcoming Janmashtami festival? Are you looking for some Lord Krishna coloring pages to teach him all about the avatar of Vishnu? If you nodded along in glee, you might want to read our post below.
Lord Krishna is the 8th reincarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu and is one of the most commonly worshiped deities in Hinduism. He is the all knowing, all powerful and all merciful being, who is everywhere and yet in his abode at the same time. Here are ten coloring pages of Lord Krishna that you can utilize to teach your child the greatness of Lord Krishna and his teachings.
Beautiful Lord Krishna Coloring Pages:
1. Vasudev Taking Him To The Village:
This coloring page shows Vasudeva carrying Krishna from Mathura to Gokul to save him from his evil uncle, Kamsa. Shri Krishna was born in the prison of his uncle Kamsa in Mathura. When Kamsa’s sister Devki married Vasudeva, Kamsa heard a prophecy that Devki’s 8th son would destroy him. Kamsa went on to slaughter the first six sons of Devaki. Before the birth of Krishna, Lord Vishnu appeared before them and promised that he would come to rescue his son and the people of Mathura.
2. Krishna, The Butter Thief:
Krishna’s love for butter is quite well documented. Knowing Krishna’s love for butter, Yashodha would hang the butter jar on a high ceiling where his hand couldn’t reach. But there was no stopping him. He would even steal the butter from the neighborhood. Tired of his mischief, all the neighbors assembled and went to lodge a complaint against Krishna to his mother.
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3. Krishna Chopping Wood:
This Krishna coloring page shows him chopping wood. Krishna spent the early days of his life as a cow herder. He would not only take care of the cows but would also cut the woods to help his father. Children can color Lord Krishna’s skin in sky blue and his dhoti in yellow.
4. Krishna With Sudama:
This coloring page shows Krishna enjoying butter with this childhood friend Sudama. Sudama belonged to a low-income family, whereas Krishna was from a royal family. But the difference in social status did not come in between their friendship. They would spend most of their time stealing butter, chasing the monkeys and annoying gopis.
5. Krishna with Radha:
Here’s a beautiful coloring page of Lord Krishna and Radha. The relation between Lord Krishna and Radha symbolizes the purest form of love and constitute the absolute truth. Radha was the most important gopi in Raas with Lord Krishna. Radha is also the goddess of Shakti in Hindu mythology.
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6. Krishna Playing Flute:
Lord Krishna was a great flutist. The maidens and gopis of Vrindavan loved seeing their beloved play melodious notes on the flute. The divine music from the flute filled their heart with immense joy and delight. Krishna’s flute is a symbol of freedom and the music from it represents the act of creation.
7. Krishna And Meera:
Here is a coloring pages of Krishna showing with his eternal devotee Meera. Meera or Mira Bai was a 16th-century mystic poet born in the royal family of Rajasthan. Meera was a staunch devotee of Krishna and considered him as her lover and husband. Her in-laws even persecuted her for her devotion to Lord Krishna.
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8. Slayer Of Kalia:
This coloring page shows Lord Krishna in a combat with Kalia, the fearful, multi-headed snake. The huge serpent made the life of the natives miserable. But Lord Krishna successfully defeated him. The several heads of Kalia symbolize the plethora of desires that we have. It implies the one is just like the snake’s hood, when as soon as one desire is fulfilled, another arises.
9. Baal Leela:
The coloring page you see here is a scene from Baal Leela. Baal Leela is one of the most important reasons for his reverence and glorification. The Baal Leela depicts episodes from his birth until the age of ten. People love listening to stories from Lord Krishna’s childhood. Make sure you accompany your child to a Baal Leela this Janmashtami.
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10. Krishna With Yashodha:
The coloring page features Lord Krishna with his mother, Yashoda. Lord Krishna. Yashoda loved Krishna more than anyone else in the world. Legends say that one day; Ma Yashoda saw the whole universe, including the rivers, islands, mountains and continents when Lord Krishna opened his mouth to yawn.
Read these stories of Lord Krishna while your kid colors these pages. It shall be a fun exercise for both of you. Which one is your kid’s most favorite Lord Krishna pictures to color from this set? Tell us in the comment section.
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