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कृष्णायन

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  753 ratings  ·  54 reviews
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Hardcover, 199 pages
Published by Prabhat Prakashan (first published June 30th 2009)
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Srujan
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why but I felt like reading a book in my mother tongue, Gujarati, and so after minimal scouting, I picked this up thanks to rave reviews from friends. Krishnayan is in a way, a retelling of a lifetime that Lord Vishnu spends walking this earth as a mortal. It mainly focuses on his relationships with the three important women in this life, Radha, Rukmini and Draupadi. And yet, most surprisingly, the relationship between a middle-aged Radha and her teenage daughter in law is my favour ...more
Meha Desai
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Irony is that...I am reviewing a Gujarati book in English! :) Anyway, details matters the most...and truly god, what did I just read! The most amazing book on Krishna I ever read!

Actually, I have no words for this book. While reading I have gone through many emotions at times and I realized that I have never actually seen Krishna this way! And I can only say one thing again & again that if a god who lives his life as human being on earth and he suffered incredible pain & loss, given the fact th
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Rajat
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book which I read with a lot of patience. It was difficult to keep it down after every reading but even more difficult to feel the life of Krishna in that short time. Krishna's love, life and duty has been beautifully defined and captured by the author. The storyline is rejuvenating, one of the few books which could handle real human emotions well.
The grammar was sometimes lost in translation yet I rate this book as 5 because you'd not care, as this was a cinematic masterpiece
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Book'd
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my very first audiobook reading that too by my all-time favourite author. This tale is situated in the time when Mahabharata war is over and Krishna has decided to leave the earth for heaven.

The portrayal of final moments and feelings and departing talks of Krishna with Draupadi, Rukmini and Radha can bring tears in the eyes of the reader.

This book teaches us the true values of relationships, friendship and integrity.

A must read for every Gujarati reader.
Uttam Satapathy
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best portrayals of the life of the blue god. Explores the relationship of Krishna with the four most prominent women of his life - Radha, Draupadi, Rukmini and Satyabhama. Switching between past and present, it features Krishna reviewing his life at his deathbed. Beautifully conceived and well-written.
Jayesh Shah
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book describes Lord Krishna as a human being. Ms. Vaidya has used a very novel approach in writing about the life of one of the most intriguing characters of Hindu ethos. So much has been already written about Krishna yet she makes her book unique. Perhaps we should look at Krishna as a great human being rather then as an Avatar of Lord Vishnu.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Sherry Verma
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
The book expresses the divinity and knowledge for which Krishna is known. It feels as if he's talking directly to us. It's always a pleasure reading about the Lord. I recommend this to everybody who believes in Krishna and who are in a need of enlightenment in their lives.
C.
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's always a pleasure to read about the unknown or rather, unseen aspects of Krishna's inspirational existence. He is a personality who is basically thought provoking and never fails to amaze me. He is portrayed in my mind as a figure who never deserves respect and veneration and demands love and attention. This book captures these aspects of him beautifully. Reading it was a highly satisfying journey and thanks to the respected author for giving avid readers like me this great piece of work fo ...more
Ruchira Shukla
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the best book I have read about the life of Krishna.It explores the unknown aspects of the blue God and his relationship with four most important women in his life.It expresses the divine knowledge for which he is known for ; Essence of his existence and the eternity of love that is true devotion and acceptance.

It portrays the life of Krishna beautifully switching to and fro in the time-frame where he ,in his last moments remembers the devotion and love of four most important women of hi
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Prateek Garodia
Amazing book. Learnt about the 4 different kinds of relationships a man can have with a woman. Also got a glimpse of how Krishna's life was. Even though the books says the story is author's representation and may not necessarily be authentic, it still is presented in a very beautiful way.
Kasturi  Dadhe
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
gripping..enchanting..liberating: a very refreshing yet philosophical read..
Aditi Srivastava
keep coming back to the book.
bookpub1980
A very insightful vision of the Author Kaajal Oza-Vaidya on Lord Krishna , and the 3 prominent women in his Life.. Draupadi; Radha and Rukshmani.
Nikhil
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nuanced exploration of the feminine side of Krishna's relations with the women in his life (Radha, Draupadi, Rukmini, Satyabhama).

The cover visually emphasizes the English Translator (B-Town journalist Bhawana Somaaya), over the author of the original Gujarati tome (Kaajal Oza-Vaidya).
Translation requires transplanting idioms across two languages, but does that justify overshadowing an author with a translator?

That aside, the book is nice.
Some quotes:

"I don't oppose you; all of us are right
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Mansi Rathod
I grew up by listing stories about Lord krishna and Mahabharat and that make me read many books and Articles about Krishna..
I still remember when I was 5 or 6 year old I want to dress up as Krishna because for me krishna is coolest God 😅

Book is based on last moment of Lord Krishna that is unique part about book and his relationship with three most important women in his life
As a friend Draupadi
As a wife Rukmani
And as a lover Radha
This three women have different personality but they are still
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Aman Desai
The book is about the three most important women in Krishna's life. Rukmini, Draupadi and Radha! On his deathbed, how Krishna remembers the time spent with each of them and the moments lived, to urge at last, to free him from all the earthly bonds. The writing is good overall, gets repetitive and contradictory at some instances. I enjoyed the parts including Radha the most. Least amount of lines are dedicated to Radha! The most amount of time is spent on Draupadi, which gets boring at times as i ...more
Jyoti Kerkar
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i read the Kindle version and the English translation by @bhawanasomaya , it is simply wonderful , Kudos to @kaajaloza who gave us a dekho into Krishna leaving for his end abode. His relation with TOP four women, mainly Rukhmini, Satyabhama, Radha and Draupadi. What i was most amazed was the relation he shared with Draupadi , i have read his intense relation with her, but this goes beyond your imagination. And i truly believe it must have been that intense , as she was a Woman born out of Fire a ...more
Er Purvi
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really feeling very good....after completed reading of this book...this is not just book...very true heart touching story of lord Krishna...many times I thought that once I will read this book...but from last 2 days I just wanted to read this as soon as possible and automatically way comes to me and I got this book...n started reading yesterday night...and in 7 hours I completed this book...I have read many books but feeling that I felt when I was reading this...it was awesome and that made me ...more
Krishna Tevar
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
an unassuming eye to view the lord of world.

i loved him being a HUMAN in Krishnayan.

a reader 's love for these three charismatic ladies Draupadi , Radha and Rukmani will never cease to grow.

great work.

Ruchi Patel
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
One of the most amazing book from my most favourite author. I would love to read repeatedly. No more words. Completely out of words to write reviews about this one. Its not a book. Its a feeling. So must feel!!
Snehal Mehta
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most beautiful book ever read , this book take you near Krishna, makes u feel he is here ...ur faith increases n ur fear goes away...Kajal ma'am ur love towards Krishna is so flawless..this book will make u realise the one who believes in Krishna , Krishna is always with them.
Vaishnavi
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fantastic book! It transports you to the time of Krishna. I hold this book very close to my heart. I love the chapter where Rukmini is jealous about Satyabhama and the way rest of it unfolds. Must read for epic lovers and Krishna devotees.
Vaishnavi
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read the English version of this book. What a fantastic book! It transports you to the time of Krishna. I hold this book very close to my heart. I love the chapter where Rukmini is jealous of Satyabhama and the way rest of it unfolds. Must read for epic lovers and Krishna devotees
Maulik Desai
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
life of a divine person.. life changing for me
Damini Rathod
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
krushn is my fav god.. as i like krishnayan most.. that's why i attract towards this book.

it's a very fantastic book.. superb writing and imagination of the auther.
Manasi Shah
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Hats off to the writer.
Megha Nilay
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to read this book. But I can't read plz help me what can I do for read.
Arul Vani
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A soul touching book.
Jay
❤️❤️❤️

An epic telling of Krishna and his last precious moments, unraveling some of the most curious questions that Draupadi, Rukmani, and Radha had since the time their life got mingled with Krishna.

This book is worth reading more than once to have a perspective of each of the women Krishna had in his life. The kind of relationships, his thoughtful journeys, and the eventual consequences.

Stunning worded portrayal of destruction of Yadava family, and some of the everlasting moments of Krishna’s
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Milan Zinzuvadiya
Krishna - The God of Acceptance !!
Accept everything as a whole with all the dualities.
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Kaajal was born on 29 September 1966 in Mumbai, India. She graduated with a degree in English and Sanskrit from Gujarat University in 1986. She completed her post-graduate certificate in advertising management at Saint Xavier's College in Mumbai.

She debuted in writing with a short story collection, Sambandh.. To Akash in 2005 was followed by a collection of poetry, Sheshyatra. Her popularity grew
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