I read in a book having seven parts/volumes that there was a friend of Krishna called Chhandak who was always with Krishna.

It also talked about someone who could not speak but wanted to learn flute from Krishna, and for Dakshina, was about to give his thumb. It was when Krishna was with his Guru. It talks about the time and the feeling of Krishna when whole Yadav once was destroyed and he met with Rishi Durvasa; Rishi Durvasa heard that the whole Kaurav Line was destroyed and Krishna did nothing then Rishi durvasa was about to curse Krishna but Krishna's aura of God appeared and Rishi Durvasa calmed down.

Can someone provide me the name of the book?

Although I don't myself think that someone called Chhandak really existed, specially who was always with Krishna but the way it is written in that book. I liked that so I want to read the other parts of it.

Where I read Library : DAVV, Indore, India.

  • Sorry for the edit clash; I edited in the info from your comment not knowing that you were about to do the same. Your info about where you read it (a library in India?) might be worth adding back in though. Our story-ID tag info page has more advice on how to write a good ID question.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Sep 1 '17 at 11:00
  • Are you confusing the guy with Eklavya, maybe? Sep 29 '17 at 13:54
  • छंदक Was the name of the character..I think I have to to go there and ask for someone's help since i'm no longer student there so I can't go inside. Sep 30 '17 at 6:39
  • @PranitaGupta - Here - books.google.co.in/… The book is in Hindi and also there is mentioning of Chandak in that.
    – user7714
    Sep 4 '19 at 21:31

Is it possible that you're thinking of the wrong religion, and it's actually Channa/Chandak, servant and charioteer to the Buddha? Looking up Chhandak tells me that the name is derived from this Buddhist figure, even though it's mostly found among Hindus.

And in that case, could the book you're thinking of be the Dhammapada? It has a lot more than seven chapters, but maybe you only had part of it?


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