5,000th Birthday

Hindus observed last week the 5,000th birthday of Krishna, their epic hero, who traditionally composed the Bhagavad-gita—perhaps comparable to Solomon's Song of Songs—and is now exalted as the full incarnation of Vishnu, a God of the Bright Heaven.

Simultaneously was celebrated the season in which Indra, a God of the Air, performed a grotesque miracle.

Indra, sensing a challenge to his power in the superhuman purity of Saradvat, an holy man, sent a celestial nymph to tempt him. The celibate, seated in austere nakedness upon the ground,...

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