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dear devotees
Please accept my humble obaisences
all glories to Srila Gurudeva 
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
We often hear about Krsna wearing a turban:
"Mother Yasoda would then address Nanda Maharaja, "See my dear son, whose eyes are white, who has a turban on His head, a yellow dhoti, leg bells which tinkle very sweetly on His feet. He is coming near, along with His surabhi calves, and just see how He is wandering upon the sacred land of Vrindavana!" Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 43

I was reading this sweet description of Krsna milking the cows in the evening in Krsna Bhavanamrta chapter 17 :

 Krishna, being pleased with them, lightly scratched them on their backs with eyes glowing with loving tears. Look! The prince of Vraja keeps His knees on the ground, keeping a jeweled bucket between them as He milks the cows. The milk in the bucket reflects His face, which is like the moon rising from the ocean of milk. His turban was slightly loosened as it touched the cows' bellies, so that His curly locks came out from under it like swarms of bumblebees and His lotus-like eyes stopped dancing. After first worshipping Mother Earth with two or three squirts of milk, Krishna took some milk to moisten the cows' teats and His own fingers. His hands moved up and down while His milking made sounds like 'sana sana' and 'ghamsa ghamsa'.
 
"O moon faced One, the other cows became very anxious when they saw that Krishna had finished milking one of them. Look! Shyama's hips and thighs are marked with spotless drops of milk and the cows and calves drank the nectar of His fresh, youthful luster with tear filled eyes, keeping their necks bent. The cowherd boys called the multicolored cows after having most blissfully milked them, saying, 'Let go! Come here! Hurry up! Take them! Go!' in different words. Even the greatest poets could not count the number of cows that were as blackish as Giridhari Himself."
 I have read that sometimes when Krsna was in His Kaumara age He would sometimes ride on Nanda Maharajas shoulder and holding on to His Turban .
barhapidam nata-vara-vapuh karnayoh karnikaram
bibhrad vasah kanaka-kapisam vaijayantim ca malam
randhran venor adhara-sudhayapurayan gopa-vrindair
vrndaranyam sva-pada ramanam pravisad gita-kirtih
[“Syamasundara is entering the forest of Vrndavana accompanied by His cowherd boyfriends. He wears a peacock feather in His turban, a yellow karnikara flower on His ears, a yellow garment as brilliant as gold, and a heart-stealing multi(-)coloured garland strung with five kinds of fragrant forest flowers. Thus He displays His form as the greatest of dancers and the topmost expert in amorous love. The nectar of His lips flows through the holes of the flute and thus the glorious vibrations of His flute-song echo throughout the forest groves. Singing His glories, the cowherd boys follow from behind. In this way, Sri Vrndavana-dhama, which is more charming than Vaikuntha, becomes delighted by the touch of His lotus feet.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 10.21.5)]  
May Sri Krishna bless us with sidelong glances of love with His beautiful transcendental Turban that is decorated with a peacock feather. 
Your servant
Paramananda das

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Comment by Paramananda das on November 16, 2011 at 9:16am

The flower ornaments of the divine couple are 1. flower crown, 2. flowers in the hair, 3. flower earrings, 4. flowers decorating the forehead, 5. flower necklaces, 6. flower armlets, 7. flower sashes, 8. flower braelets, 9. flower anklets, 10. flower bodices and many other kinds of flower ornaments. Just as these ornaments may be fashioned from precious jewels, gold or other materials, in the same way they may be made of flowers.

 

Angada (armlet): A flower-armlet (angada) may be fashioned of three kinds of flowers strung one after another to resemble a little flower creeper.

 

Balapasya: A garland of flower buds and similar ingredients closely strung together and placed on the hair is called balapasya.

 

Candratapa (an awning): When many sindhuvara flowers as white as pearls decorate the sides and fresh lotus flowers hang down in the middle, the awning is called candratapa.

 

Chatra (parasol): Made of thin white sticks, decorated with white flowers and with a handle decorated with yellow jasmine flowers, a flower parasol is called a chatra.

 

Crown: The divine couple's crowns may be made of rangini flowers, yellow jasmine flowers, navamali flowers, sumali flowers, dhrti gems, rubies, gomeda gems, pearls or splendid moonstones. These may be artistically arranged to construct beautiful crowns. The crowns may be made with seven points and they may also have gold ketaki flowers or various flower buds among their colorful and beautiful ingredients. These crowns enchant the mind of Lord Hari. The flower crowns known as puspapara are the best of all and they are more pleasing than even the best jeweled crowns (ratnapara). Lalita-devi learned how to make these puspapara crowns from Srimati Radharani. These puspapara crowns are made with flowers and flower buds of five different colors arranged in five points.s This crown is especially used to decorate Srimati Radharani.

 

Decoration for the Forehead: A garland of flowers placed on the upper forehead along the hairline is called lalatika. Such a garland should have flowers of two colors : red in the middle of the garland and the other color flowers on the two sides.

 

Earrings: Skilled craftsmen say there are five kinds of earrings. They are known by the names tadanka, kundala, puspi, karnika and karna-vestana.

 

Graivekyaka (flower collar): Made of a single kind of flower, a necklace strung four times around the neck is called graiveyaka.

 

Hamsaka (flower shoes): When the decoration of flowers covers the entire top and side parts of the feet and there are bunches of flowers in four places, such a decoration is called hamsaka.

 

Kanci (sash): A sash made of flowers of five different colors, artistically strung together in a gently waving pattern, is called a kanci.

 

Kanculi (flower bodice): A bodice made of flowers of six colors, artistically arranged and perfumed with musk and which begins from the neck, is called kanculi.

 

Karnika: The karnika earring is fashioned from the whorl of a blue lotus surrounded by yellow flowers. In the middle are a bhrngika flower and pomegranate flower. When the flower earring is so large it completely covers the ear, the earring is known as karna-vetsana.

 

Kataka (flower anklets): Anklets made of many different flower buds are called kataka. These are of many different varieties.

 

Kundala: When an earring is fashioned from flowers in order to resemble a certain object, the earring is called kundala. There are many different kinds of kundala earrings. The flowers may be arrang

Comment by Paramananda das on November 16, 2011 at 9:17am

this is explained by Srila Rupa Goswami

Comment by Paramananda das on November 16, 2011 at 9:17am

It is described Krsna wears a crown in Dvaraka so I am going to look for that description as well:

Comment by Paramananda das on November 16, 2011 at 9:18am

"Although the Lord is by nature very beautiful due to the perfect figure of His transcendental body, still He would dress Himself in yellow colored garments and put on His necklace of Kaustubha jewels. He would wear flower garlands, smear His body with the pulp of sandalwood and decorate Himself with other similar cosmetics and ornaments. It is said that the ornaments themselves became beautiful upon being placed on the transcendental body of the Lord. After decorating Himself in this way, the Lord would then look at marble statues of the cow and calf and visit temples of God or demigods like Lord Siva. There were many brahmanas who would come daily to see the Supreme Lord before taking their breakfast; they were anxious to see Him, and He welcomed them."

Krsna Book, Chapter 70 
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. 

 

Comment by Paramananda das on November 16, 2011 at 9:18am

this does not mention His crown

Comment by Paramananda das on November 16, 2011 at 9:19am

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