Last night, I dreamed that I was on the phone with a girl from my Hare Krishna Youth class. While we were on the phone I noticed that my krishna deity in my altar had turned his head. I stared on in disbelief and he did it again! Then he spoke and I put the phone close to the deity so my friend could hear it. Then I told her I would call her back so I kept the phone. The deity then came alive. There was a real live baby in front of me. He wasn’t bluish in color. His skin was a normal wheatish complexion. He was wearing a red tshirt and his cheeks and eyelids were red, especially his right eyelid. That was like soo red! I wondered why. Then I realized it was kumkum powder or the tilaka. I called my grandmother and my siblings to have darshan of him but my sister was asleep so I touched krishnas feet and put my hand on her head. I had asked him to give his darshan to everyone and he said, “Ok this is the last one”. Then there was a glow around him and then he turned back into his deity form.
When I woke up, I went to my altar to look at my deity. The red tilaka was applied to his forehead and had somehow run over his RIGHT EYE since it was a liquid. I had joined my hands to pray but upon noticing this I just stopped. I didn’t know what to pray anymore. I was speechless! I asked my grandmother when the tilak was applied and she said it was done a week ago, on the first day of navratri. Then I thought maybe subconsciously I had noticed it before, because I remember thinking that my Krishna deity looked a little different – that something about the eyes seemed different from afar. From afar it looked like Krishna’s headdress were his eyes and I remember thinking it just looked like that because of the tilak and the lighting. So maybe I subconsciously took in this detail. But it still amazed my grandmother and me!
In the morning, on my way to University, I called my friend to tell her about this. She then told me that somehow, Krishna had solved her visa problems. Initially she was in a mess, unhappy with her situation but Krishna used that situation to extend her visa! Hari Hari bol. Krishna takes so much care of His devotees!