The charming image of Bala Krishna with captivating
countenance, wreathed in infectious sweet smile, with four hands
adorned with disc, conch, mace and lotus, in majestic standing
posture, installed in Srikoil has an awesome history dating back to
Dwaparayuga - to be precise, just before Krishna's birth.
According to the Mahabhagavatha, it is the same idol
presented to Brahma by Sri Mahavishnu, who in turn gave it to
Kashyapa couple for their inimitable dedication, and who when born
again as Devaki and Vasudeva in the Dwaparayuga, came in possession
of it by divine blessings.
They worshipped it in Mathura through thick and thin of their
life, and ultimately consecrated in Dwaraka, when Krishna bade and
exodus of the Yadavas community for safety. It was worshipped by
Krishna himself along with others till his mission on earth came to