Shri Krishna was born in northern India in approximately 3,228 BCE. The Puranas consider Shri Krishna’s life to mark the passing of the Dvapara age in to the Kali Yuga (current age)
Krishna was born in prison to devout parents – Devaki and Vasudeva. At the time of his birth, his life was in danger because the tyrant Kamsa was seeking to kill him. It had been foretold that Kamsa would be killed by Devaki’s eighth child. Since Shri Krishna was the eighth child, he was smuggled out of prison to be raised by his foster parents Nanda and Yasoda in Gokula. Nanda lived a simple lifestyle and was a chief in the local Cow-herding community. The young Shri Krishna is often depicted in these days as being a mischievous child, who enjoyed playing pranks and having fun. Some worship Shri Krishna as the ideal child of innocence.
However, even in his young years, Shri Krishna is reported to have killed demons Trinavarta and Putana. He is also said to have lifted a nearby hill – Govardhana to protect the villagers against the wrath of Indra.