Originally posted by namrata1111
plz give reference to this .
As far as Krishna's age is concerned, different sources have him at different ages ranging from 8 to 14.
reference means name of the scripture and verse no.Sure! Since at the moment I have the Bhagavatam handy and will have to do a bit of digging to find my Garg Samhita and BVP translations, let's just start with that. The Dasam Skanda's 45th Adhyay describes Shri Krishna reunion with Devaki and Vasudev. Among other very touching statements, he tells his parents the following in the 3rd verse: "n'ashmato yuvayos taata, nity'otkanthitayor api; baalya, pauganda, kaishoraah, putraabhyam abhavan kvachit". Meaning that "you two were always worried sick about us, being deprived of the chance to enjoy witnessing our childhood, youth and teen years". That "kishore avastha" is defined as: "kaishoram a panchadashad"
- it ends at the age of 15. If Shri Krishna himself says that his parents completely missed that phase of his life, then he is implying that he's at least in his 15th year. The verse you supplied is spoken by Uddhav much, much later in the text. The discrepancy can be explained as a lapse in Uddhav's memory, hyperbole on his part as a devotee, hyperbole on Shri Krishna's part out of empathy for his parents, or - the explanation which I most often rely on for such discrepancies that sometimes occur in a text, especially this one - the contribution of different authors to that text over time until it becomes the version that we read today.
In any case, we can't conclusively say that Krishna was wrong, or Uddhav was wrong. I personally believe that because Shri Krishna was a Purnaavtaar, he was capable of demonstrating divine love at any age. But moreover, as far as the subject of this thread is concerned, Krishna's age is irrelevant. Much as I'm enjoying our discussion of it, we can continue it in the doubts thread. Here, the issue is of pop culture's disrespect towards religion and divine figures, and regardless of whatever age Shri Krishna was whilst enacting various leelas, it's never going to be excusable or even explicable for people to mock Him.