Mother Yasoda

Updated on January 29, 2022 in Holy Books
8 on February 2, 2019

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namah!
Sri Sriranga Narayana Jeeyar Swamigale Saranam!
Sri Velukkudi Swamigal Thiruvadigale Saranam!

Namaskaram Swami, today adiyen was listening to “Enna davam seithanai Yashoda…” Song. Adiyen tried with limited intelligence tried to find what were the austerities done by Mother Yasoda and was unsuccessful. Bhagavatham details the austerities done by Mother Devaki. Request Devareer to share and enlighten us with what are the great austerities done by Mother Yashoda?

Adiyen Badrinarayana Ramanuja Dasan?

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Swami just to clarify more, adiyen is desiring to learn what austerities Mother Yasoda did to make the Parabrahmam call her “Mother”

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Swami, Namaskaram!

Adiyen didn’t want to trouble you but a kind reminder in case there’s any scriptural references, else will consider there isn’t any?

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2 on February 12, 2019

Sri Ramanuja MUnaye Namaha,

Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swami Guruve Namaha,



Dear Badri Narayana BhagavAta,


There are numerous references about glories of Yasoda Devi Thayar and Chella Pillai SriKrishna’s childhood Cheshtitham in “PeriyaAlwar Thirumozhi” Divya Prabhadham

Please check with Kinchitkaram for Swami’s upanyasams on PeriyaAlwar Thirumozhi, if BhagavAta likes hearing (ShravanAm), and also the refer to the granthams for the translations, if BhagavAta likes reading (Vaasippadhu).


PeriyaAlwar Thirumozhi – First Decad

13-22     vaNNa mAdangaL

                Glory of Lord Krishna’s birth

23-43     sIdha-k-kadal

                Enjoyment of Lord Krishna’s divine body from feet to head

44-53     mANikkam katti

                Lullaby to Lord Krishna as He lies in His cradle

54-63     than mugaththu

                Calling the Moon to come to Lord Krishna

64-74     uyya ulagu

                Lord Krishna lifts His head and rocks back and forth

75-85     mANikka-k-kiNkiNi

                Lord Krishna clapping His hands together

86-96     thodarsangilikai

                Lord Krishna taking baby steps

97-107   ponniyal

                Inviting Lord Krishna for hugging

108-117 vattunaduvE

                Inviting Lord Krishna to hug from behind



PeriyaAlwar Thirumozhi – Second Decad

118-127 mecchUdhu

                Playing with Lord Krishna by hiding the face

128-138 aravaNaiyAy

                Inviting Lord Krishna to drink milk from His mother

139-151 pOyppAdu

                Lord Krishna’s ears pierced

152-161 veNNaiyaLaindha

                Inviting Lord Krishna to take a bath

162-171 piNNai maNALanai

                Inviting crows to help with brushing Lord Krishna’s hair

172-181 vElikkOl

                Inviting crows to bring sticks for Lord Krishna

182-191 Anirai

                Inviting Lord Krishna to wear flowers

192-201 indhiranOdu

                Inviting Lord Krishna to ward off the evil eye

202-212 veNNai vizhungi

                Lord Krishna’s plays such as stealing butter

213-222 ARRilirundhu

                Yadava women complaining to Yasoda about Lord Krishna’s tricks and games



PeriyaAlwar Thirumozhi – Third Decad

223-233 thannErAyiram

                Yasoda fearing to feed Lord Krishna after seeing His unusual powers

234-243 anjana vaNNanai

                Yasoda lamenting after sending Lord Krishna to herd the cows

244-253 sIlaikkuthampai

                Yasoda delights after seeing Lord Krishna returning with the herd

254-263 thazhaikaLum

                Yadava girls falling in love with Lord Krishna as He returns with the herd

264-274 attukkuvi

                Lord Krishna lifts the Govardhana mountain and protects the Yadavas and their cows

275-285 nAvalam

                Glory of Lord Krishna playing the flute

286-296 aiya puzhuthi

                Lament of the mother whose daughter has fallen in love with Lord Vishnu

297-306 nallathOr thAmarai

                Lament of the mother whose daughter left with Him

307-317 ennAthan

                Two girls talking to each other about the glories of the avatars of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna

318-327 neRintha karunkuzhal

                Sri Hanuman reaching Lanka, meeting with Sri Sita, telling Her certain pointers that Lord Rama told, showing Her His ring and making Her happy



Adiyen SriVelukkudi Krishna Dasan,

Uyya Oraey Vazhi UdayavAr THiruvAdi,

Sarvam SriKrishnarpanam Asthu

on February 17, 2019

Kongil Piratti Swami,

Dhanyosmi for all your effort in sharing the nice meanings from Periyalwar Thiruvaimozhi. However, adiyen’s question still remains. Is there any reference in scriptures about what austerities did Mother Yashoda do to be Mother of Lord Sri Krishna and enjoy all his chetitams, which no one can ever think of getting an opportunity including Mother Devaki (as mentioned by Kulasekara Alwar in ஏழாந் திருமொழி) ?

on February 19, 2019

Sri Ramanuja Munaye Namaha,

Dear Bhagavata,

Adiyen so far haven’t heard about the austerities that Mother Yashoda did in the past to become Mother of BhagavAn Sri Krishna. Adiyen will share once adiyen knows about it.

Adiyen Sri Velukkudi Krishna Dasan,
Uyya Oraey Vazhi UdayavAr ThiruvAdi,
Sarvam SriKrishnarpanam Asthu.

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0 on February 16, 2019

Thanks for sharing indetail ??????

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adiyen came across this article recently.

A brief on Who is YasOdhaa and her husband NandhagOpa found in Srimad Bhagavatham. 

10th skandham – chapter 8 – Slokam 46 –

Sree Raajaa uvaacha –
nandha: kim akarOdh brahman srEya Evam mahOdhayam |
yasOdhaa cha mahaa-bhaagaa papou yasyaa: sthanam hari: ||

meaning: [Having heard of the great fortune of mother YasOdhaa, Pareekshith inquired from Sukha maharishi:] Oh, learned braahmaNa, mother YasOdhaa’s breast milk was sucked by KrishNa. What past auspicious activities did she and King Nandha perform to achieve such perfection in ecstatic love?

Slokam 48 –

Sree sukha uvaacha –
dhroNO vasoonaam pravarO dharaaya bhaaryaayaa saha |
karishyamaana aadhEsaan braahmaNaas tham uvaacha ha ||

meaning: Sukha brahmam said: To follow the orders of Lord Brahmaa, DhrONa, the best of the Vasus, along with his wife Dharaa, spoke to Lord Brahmaa in this way.
Point: He is one among the ashTa vasus – like Bheeshmaa being one among the 8 vasus.

Slokam 49
jaathayOr nou mahaadhEvE bhuvi visvEsvarE harou |
bhakthi: syaath parama lOkE yayanjO dhurgathim tharEth ||
meaning: DhrONa and Dharaa said: Please permit us to be born on the planet earth so that after our appearance, the Supreme Lord, the supreme controller and master of all planets, will also appear and spread devotional service, the ultimate goal of life, so that those born in this material world may very easily be delivered from the miserable condition of materialistic life by accepting this devotional service.

Slokam 50
asthu ithi uktha: sa bhagavaan vrajE dhrONO mahaa yasa: |
jajnE nandha ithi khyhathO yasOdhaa sa dharaa abhavath ||
meaning: When Brahmaa said, “Yes, let it be so,” the most fortune showered DhrONa, who was equal to Bhagavaan, appeared in Brindhaavanam, the Vrajapuram, as the most famous King Nandha, and his wife Dharaa, appeared as mother YasOdhaa.

slOkam 51
thathO bhakthir bhagavathi puthri bhoothE janaardhanE |
dhampathyOr nitharam aaseedh gOpa-gOpeeshu bhaaratha ||
meaning: Thereafter, Oh Pareekshith, best of the Bhaarathaas, when KrishNa became the son of Nandha and YasOdhaa, they maintained continuous, unswerving devotional love in parental affection. And in their association, all the other inhabitants of Brindhaavanam, the gOpaas and gOpees, developed the KrishNa-bhakthi.

Badrinarayana Ramanuja Dasan.

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🙏🙏 krishnam vande Jagadgurum

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