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As a child, Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, almost daily fulfilled His promise that He would always protect His devotees. In one instance He rescued the entire village of Vrndavana and its inhabitants from sun disaster by lifting Govardhana Hill and holding it in the air for seven days as great umbrella during a storm sent by Indra, the King of heaven.
When the great king Maharaja Pariksit learned that he had only seven days to live, he immediately renounced his wealth, family and kingdom in order to spend his last day hearing the divine instructions of Srimad-Bhagavatam from the foremost spiritual master of that time, Srila Sukadeva Gosvami.
His Divince Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness “The spiritual master is always engaged along with his disciples in the temple worship of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master.” – from Sri Gurvastakam (Eight Prayers Glorifying the Spiritual Master) by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur