Krishna’s Friendships

- August 1, 2020


This Friendship Day, we revisit the many friendships of our adorably mischievous Kanha. Krishna made many, many friends in his time on earth, many of them lifelong relationships that he treasured more than life itself.

Illustration: Ram Waerkar

Little Krishna performed a lot of tricks on people with his Yadava friends. He always shared the butter he stole with them, albeit keeping a little extra for himself.

Illustration: Saboo Achu

Many versions of Mahabharata say that Krishna referred to Draupadi as ‘sakhi’, which means friend. He was always there to guide and protect her.

Illsutration: V.B. Khalap

Krishna’s bond with Arjun is depicted at the turn of every course in the Mahabharata. The lord himself became Arjuna’s charioteer at Kurukshetra.

Illustration: Prabhakar Khanulkar

Krishna’s connection with his childhood friend Sudama was ethereal. He understood his pain and sufferings without Sudama uttering a word. His love for him was beyond even Sudama’s comprehension.

We all have a Krishna in our life who always looks out for us, no matter what! Make sure to thank them for always choosing to be by our side. Happy Friendship Day!