I know this may be wierd. Starting the prologue and then starting the introduction. But the prologue happens millions of years before the events that will unfold. Well, at least by earthly standards. By Godly standards it happens just a second before, may be even less. But let us not delve into that.
This story is my version of the story of Lord Krishna's friend. I don't want to hurt anyone's emotions by this story. And I have combined two stories together. So please forgive my misgivings and read this story as an inspiration of Lord Krishna himself. (There. Disclaimer Over.
The story unfolds in the Nikunja of Chandravali, the foremost gopi among the opposition party of Vrindavana. Confusing? Okay. Simple explanation. There were so many hundreds of Gopis in Vrindavana who were followers of Krishna. Among them, there were two most devout followers. One of them was Devi Radha, who is Prakriti Herself. And the second Gopi is Chandravali, the Partial Expansion of Prakriti.
So Radha and Chandravali are always competing each other to be Krishna's love. Each gopi has eight Sakhis, and each of those eight have another eight sakhis. And there are other gopikas also in both the teams. So you can see how much competition there was for getting Krishna.
So both these teams always rival each other for Krishna. And since Srila Prabhupada and ISKCON is a follower of Srimati Radharani, they decided to omit any references to Chandravali, except in places where she praises Radha. So I don't have much information for her. But something told me to start the story with Srimati Chandravali. So that is how my story begins.
(Yes. The introduction is actually over. Happy?)
Character Sketch - Page 1
Chapter 1: Nikunjaleela - Page 2
Chapter 2: Vada-Vivada - Page 2
Chapter 3: Apaharana - Page 3
Chapter 4: An Old Friend - Page 3
Edited by Surya_krsnbhakt - 05 July 2013 at 10:07am