Krishna Meets Yama
Vasudeva put Krishna and Balarama under Sandipan Muni's. When training
was complete it was time to ask for gurudakshina, the offering to be
made to the teacher. Sandipan Muni wanted to ask for something
extraordinary so he consulted his wife. She asked for her drowned son's
Sandipan asked for his gurudakshina, Krishna and Balarama immediately
set out for the ocean. On reaching its shores, they enquired about the
dead son. The sea god emerged and told them how Panchajana, a demon, had
devoured the child.
On hearing this, Krishna plunged into the water and killed
Panchjana. He tore open the belly of the demon but did not find the
Krishna then dragged Panchjana's body to Samyamani, the residence of
Yama. Yama was happy to receive Krishna and returned the child. Sandipan
Muni saw the true power of Krishna and blessed him.