Lord Krishna saw huge preparations for the annual offering to Indra (for rain) and questions his father Nanda about it. He debated with the villagers about what their ‘dharma’ truly was. They were farmers, they should do their duty and concentrate on farming and protection of their cattle. He continued to say that all human beings should merely do their ‘dharma’, to the best of their ability and not pray or conduct sacrifices for natural phenomenon. The villagers were convinced by Krishna, and did not proceed with the special puja (prayer). Indra was then angered, and flooded the village. Krishna then lifted Mt Govardhan and held it up as protection to his people and cattle from the rain. Indra finally accepted defeat and recognized Krishna as supreme.

Jyeshtha means “eldest” or the “first one” – This lunar mansion’s deity is Lord Indra – The first among Gods. The higher purpose of Jyestha natives is to protect their family and surroundings. They should be careful not to create their own misfortune just like what Indra did. The planetary ruler of Jyeshtha is Mercury – which is the link between the material and spiritual world. At jyeshtha the change starts happening for the soul to move towards spirituality. It is also interesting to note that the end of Jyestha Nakshatra in scorpio is a Gandanta Point(A point of transformation).