( Krishna as how He appeared in His late teens,after killing Kamsa)
On 6-9-1977 Swami Sathya Sai Baba gave an historic discourse on the Divine Life and times of Lord Krishna.
Swami said, "Lord Sri Krishna wore a necklace of green beads, a nose ring of pearl, and on his right ear a ring of pearls. He wore no shirt or coat. Just yellow silk round his waist and a turban wound around the head".
The peacock feather that is described by poets and sages was not always worn. It was stucinto the turban occasionally. Peacocks abound in Brindavan and are in plenty even today. On his bare chest there was a mole that could be clearly seen, a mark of all Avatars.
( The time of Sri Krishna's advent was about 5000 years ago and Sri Rama,20 000 years ago )
These authentic forms of Krishna were materialised by Baghwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba to a devotee of Lord Krishna.
( Materialise means to create by Divine will. In real,time and space are illusion.Baghwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is known to materialise items and gifts for devotees with the swing of His hand - be it from the times of Krishna or Rama )
Baba has also materialised a lot of fascinating items that existed during the Ramayana - Click here to view the images that existed during Ramayana
The image of Krishna above also has its interesting occurrence in Mathura.Quoting :
In Mathura, some portraits of lord Krishna were placed on His altar and the curtains were closed...Miraculously,this particular portrait had chandan paste and flower showered over it... So,this particular portrait of Krishna is believed to be blessed by Krishna Himself...""
...But the Kankans that Krishna wore were not mere bangles or kankans. They had profound implications.
One rite that every Hindu has to honor before embarking on any enterprise of a sacred nature like performing a Yajna or undertaking a vow or taking on a new stage of life was the tying of a Kankan to the wrist in memory of the determination that he evinces to fulfill that vow or carry out the duties of that stage of life.
Krishna had taken 3 vows and the Kankans were symbolic of his determination to fulfill them. They are as mentioned by Him in the Gita:
(Dharma Samsthapanarthaya Sambhavami Yuge Yuge). I shall incarnate in every age to revive Dharma.
(Yogakshemam Vahamyaham). I shall bear the burden of ensuring peace and prosperity of all who rely on Me.
(Mokshayishyami Maa Sucha). I shall save all those who surrender wholeheartedly to Me and I shall liberate them from the cycle of birth and death.
Krisha at the age of 8