Who gave the flute to lord Krishna? Where Lord Krishna got his flute from?
Found this interesting story here about the flute:
One day Krsna saw one of His companions playing a flute, thus He also desired to have a flute. Krishna’s flute has special life story. Flute grow with all other bamboo sticks on bank of Yamuna. As thew grow all bamboo sticks are very proud that they are growing so high in the sky. But that one bamboo stick was very humble he was not going up, but bending down. He was very humble and bend. He was performing great austerities standing on one leg in water of Yamuna for long time. Villagers are often coming on bank of Yamuna and they would cut all this high growing bamboo sticks. Only one bamboo stick who was bend down nobody touch. He was not useful to them. But that humble bamboo stick was very patient. He was waiting for his day of perfection. One day the Lord Sri Krishna himself came on bank of Yamuna. He was looking for proper bamboo stick to make his own flute. Then from all bamboo he chose the bamboo stick bending humbly down. From that bamboo on the bank of the Yamuna River he constructed His divine flute. Krsna’s belongings are not ordinary, hence His flute is supernatural. After ascetics perform great austerities for many births they may become a stick, ankle bell, or dress of Lord Krsna’s. Similarly the bamboo stick used to make the Lord’s flute must also have performed great austerities. When Krsna played His flute, the sound mesmerized Lord Brahma, Lord Siva and all the movable and immovable entities in the three worlds. The scriptures state Krsna’s flute is His main weapon. By this weapon he conquer devotees hearth.
Another version here:
A beautiful Story about the flute of Krishna: There is a beautiful story about the flute of Krishna. You know Krishna always holds a flute in his hand, but there is a great story behind it. Everyday Krishna would go in the garden and say to all the plants, “I love you”. The plants were very happy and responded back and said “Krishna, we love You, too”. One day Krishna rushed quickly into the garden very alarmed. He went to the bamboo plant and the bamboo plant asked, “Krishna, what´s wrong with you?” Krishna said “I have something to ask you, but it is very difficult”. The bamboo said “Tell me: if I can, I will give it to you”. So Krishna said “I need your life. I need to cut you”. The bamboo thought for a while and then said “You don´t have any other choice. You don’t have any other way?” Krishna said, “No, no other way”. And it said “OK, I surrender to you”. So Krishna cut the bamboo, made holes in it, and each time, while he was doing that, the bamboo was crying with pain, because he was paining the bamboo so much. Krishna made a beautiful flute out of it. And this flute was with Krishna all the time. 24 hours a day, it was with Krishna. Even the Gopis were jealous of the flute. They said, “Look, Krishna is our Lord, but yet we get to spend only some time with him. He wakes up with you, He sleeps with you, all the time you are with him”. So one day they asked the bamboo, “Tell us the secret of it. What secret do you have, that the Lord treasures you so much?” And the bamboo said “The secret is that I´m empty inside. And the Lord does whatever he wants with me, whenever he wants with me and however he wants with me”. So this is complete surrender: where God can do whatever He wants with you, whenever He wants, as He wants. And for that you don’t need to be scared, you know, you have just to give yourself. And who is yourself in reality? It’s just Him!