O Lord of the universe! Having passed chilhood Thou attained the charming age of boyhood (6 to10 years). Then Thou gave up the tending of the calves and enthusiastically promoted to herding cows and cattle.
O Lord! This occupation that Thou took up was the fit and proper beginning for the work which lay ahead. O Lord of Guruvaayur! Thy incarnation was for the protection of 'Gotra', the earth, and tending 'Gotras', the cows, was a first step towards that end.
Once, with Balaraam, as Thou were happily roaming about in the woods and admiring the beauty of the woods, on Thy friend Sudaamaa's suggestion, Thou enthusiastically entered the Dhenuka forest.