One of most delightful manifestation of Lord Krishna is his appearance as the ever lovable child Bal Gopal. What captures one's imagination is the paradox that this little innocent prankster, whose aim in life seems to revolve around making mischief of all kinds starting from stealing butter to breaking water pots perched on the heads of ladies of Vrindaban, is actually the Lord of all creation! But then, the Supreme Lord is a merciful and benevolent Lord. He takes on the aspect of a sweet child, so that our devotion to Him finds expression as pure love without a feeling of intimidation lurking somewhere behind.
Love for children is a universal human instinct. And as far as children go, Bal Gopal, the Supreme Lord in his child manifestation, has it all that would make one scoop the little fellow up in one's arms and cuddle him. An entrancing smiling face, a unparalleled knack for naughtiness, using Bambi-eyes to get out of trouble, keeping the blessed citizens of Vrindaban always entertained through his antics and vanquishing a few demons along the way - this beautiful child has the makings of a superstar indeed!