Mythology from Hindu, Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith is always colorful with some events appears to be coincidence across these religions. The events at birth of Krishna, a reincarnation of God Vishnu have similarities with birth events of Jesus Christ also considered by many as reincarnation of Adam the first man. King Kamsa imprisons the parents of Krishna to massacre all their male new born from fear of his impending death in the hands of Krishna if he were to born to live but God intervenes to save infant Krishna from hands King Kamsa by opening the prison gates to Krishna’s father to carry his new born Krishna to the safe keeping at his friend’s home. Similarly, King Herod massacres all the toddler boys in Bethlehem to kill Jesus as a preemptive measure to save himself. But Jesus parents fled to Egypt to prevent Kind Herod from killing their new born. Both Krishna and Jesus were born in unlikely places; Krishna born on a prison bed and Jesus born on a manger bed in a remote Sheppard village. Angels foretell the impending birth of both Krishna and Jesus so as to protect them from evil hands to make sure the survival of Krishna and Jesus for the good of the world. If one looks at these events in a broader context there were similarities; the scriptures that depict the location and details of the reincarnation of God either as Krishna or Jesus were took place in different parts of the word and yet have similarities, a holy coincidence perhaps but certainly food for thought.
In Hindu mythology Baby Krishna lifts a huge Govardhan mountain with his pinky to give shelter to his beloved cows and his villagers from a catastrophic storm event brought on by evil designs of a disgruntled angel from the heaven. The God tells the angel to back off since baby Krishna was in fact reincarnation of God Vishnu born as Krishna to save the world from evil doers. Lifting a mountain to shelter the animals and humans was a godly act. This resembles an event mentioned in the book of Genesis in construction of an ark by Noah to save animals and humans from evil intentions. The existence of Noah’ ark was mentioned in the mythologies of Christian, Jewish and Muslim. While the shape and materials went into the building of the ark was in dispute among the mythologies, they all agree that an attempt was made to protect the animals and humans from evil. Baby Krishna chose to lift a mountain instead of building a structure like an ark to provide shelter as the catastrophic storm occurred without prior notice whereas Noah had prior notice from God of impending catastrophe to have time to design and built an ark with a deck each for animals, birds and humans for shelter. If one looks carefully at this event depicted in mythology of various religions, one can see a common thread that is providing shelter to the plant and animal kingdom from the evil. While Christian, Islam and Judaism were evolved at the same geographical location on the earth far removed from India, the place of birth of Hinduism and yet some events described in these mythologies appears to be related as if there was a holy alliance between all these religions.
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