Why is Krishna Blue? Is the one question anyone remotely interested in Hinduism will ask. The gods in Hinduism are blue, specifically, Krishna, a well-known avatar, has blue skin. It is an aspect of the Krishna legend that has remained unchanged in time and geography. Why is Krishna blue? We will discussed what “blue magic” is all about, and how it worked even on sworn enemies of Krishna who were bent on killing and destroying him.
There are many stores in the Hindu mythology as to how Krishna becomes blue, we will not go over the stories but to why they choose the colour blue out of all the available.
Blue is the color of the inclusion of everything. You will see in existence, everything that is vast and beyond your general perception tends to be blue in colour, be it the sea or the sky. Anything that is larger than your perception tends to be blue because blue is the inclusive basis of everything. It is based on this that so many gods in India / Hinduism are depicted with blue skin. Shiva has blue skin, Krishna has blue skin, Rama has blue skin. Not that their skin was actually the colour blue, the gods are referred to as blue because they had a blue aura.
What is Aura?
An aura is a specific field of energy around each substance. It is a scientific fact that all existence is energy. A part of the energy has manifested in a physical form. Another part of the energy does not manifest in a physical form, but it still has a form. That form that is not yet physical, or refuses to be physical, but still maintains a form, is called an aura.
Krishna when shown with a blue body, does not refer to him having a blue skinned body. They say he was white as churned milk – one of his favourite treats, maybe he was dark skinned, just like all Indians, yet people have always described him as blue, because what they saw was the blue of his energy, his aura. There are many disputes about who Krishna is and what he is, but his all-inclusiveness is one thing that no one can deny. So the theme of blue remained common, and in all corners of the country Krishna is seen as blue.
Because his energy or the outermost ring of his aura was blue, he was simply irresistibly attractive – not because of the shape of his nose or eyes or whatever. There are a great number of people with good noses, good eyes, and good bodies but they do not exude the same level of attraction. It is the blue of one’s aura that suddenly makes a person irresistibly attractive.
This blue coloring, this sense of inclusion of everything about him was such that even people who were sworn enemies unknowingly indulged in him. He was able to effortlessly turn even people around him who abused and conspired to kill him multiple times. There are various other aspects to him, but this blue nature constantly helped him in everything he did. He was so irresistible that even Poothana, the assassin who came to kill him when he was just a baby, fell in love with him. She was with him for a few minutes, as she became completely entangled in his blue magic.
There is another aspect to this. Regarding one’s evolution, there are several nuances that one’s aura can take on. If we make agna (fire) very important in our sadhana(way of life), then orange will be the dominant color. That is the color of renunciation, austerity, asceticism and kriya(effort). If someone has a pure white aura, that means that he is a pure being. The presence of such a person will be great, but it won’t be as action-oriented. When someone reaches the highest level of him, but chooses to be active in the world, his aura will always be electric blue. Anyone who has been dynamic will be blue. It is this kind of aura that allows you to function in the world in a way that other people think is superhuman.
So instead of putting the blue paint around Krishna, people said it was blue skin because when those who were conscious looked at him they saw blue and that’s all that mattered. When those who were unaware of what they saw, saw his skin, but that is not important as its merely a physical manifestation that will perish. The truth about his life is more important to us than the facts about his life because the facts will not make a difference in our lives, but the truth makes always a difference.
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