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When Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared in the rural village of Vrndavana, India , five thousand years ago, He exhibited the loving pastimes of His original spiritual abode, Goloka. But sometimes demons would come to Vrndavana and try to kill Him. One of these demons was Bakasura, who assumed the form of a gigantic crane. One day, while Krsna was playing with His friends near a pond , Bakasura quickly approached Him and swallowed Him. By His mystic power, Krsna, in Bakasura’s throat, then became as hot as fire, forcing the demon to disgorge Him. The infuriated bird struck violently at the Lord, but Krsna grabbed his upper and lower beak and tore him in two. Because of being killed by Lord Krsna, Bakasura achieved liberation.
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness