Lord Krishna pick up the Govardhana Hill and saved Vrindavan from the wrath of Indra deva, But the use of an only little finger there is any specific reason?


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Lord lifted the Govardhana Hill with one hand and not only with one finger, this is mentioned in SB 10.25.19:

ity uktvaikena hastena

 kṛtvā govardhanācalam

dadhāra līlayā viṣṇuś

 chatrākam iva bālakaḥ

Having said this, Lord Kṛṣṇa, who is Viṣṇu Himself, picked up Govardhana Hill with one hand and held it aloft just as easily as a child holds up a mushroom.

The commentary also says that

It is confirmed in the Hari-vaṁśa that Śrī Kṛṣṇa picked up the Govardhana Mountain with His left hand.

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  • please see that youtu.be/C6epbp4RGpc?t=65 and also see various image and you can see that only little finger are used to pick up Govardhan hill Sep 21, 2018 at 5:10
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    @UdhavSarvaiya Not sure about Videos, images but if it is mentioned in some scriptures then we can dive deep...**SB 10.26.3** and SB 10.26.25 also mention one hand...
    – YDS
    Sep 21, 2018 at 19:34
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    @UdhavSarvaiya It seems few translators have put "little finger" in bracket like this "he held up the mountains of Govardhana (on his little finger)" in the translation of this verse "govardhano dhāritaś ca gavārthe bharatarṣabha" of Mahabharata...But sanskrit verse doesn't mention finger...
    – YDS
    Sep 29, 2018 at 13:57
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    @YDSI see in many pictures and videos Lord Krishna pick up the Govardhan Hill only with his little finger. But according to your answer with a reference I believe that Govardhan raises the mountain with one hand. Sep 30, 2018 at 14:15

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