Makhan Chor is another famous name of Lord Krishna. In Braj region, including Mathura and Vrindavan, it is as famous as Laddu Gopal. Both Makhan Chor and Laddu Gopal represent toddler form of Lord Krishna when as an infant He started crawling on both legs. Bal Gopal, another common name to refer infant Lord Krishna, can mean either Makhan Chor or Laddu Gopal.
|Krishna devotee admiring Makhan Chor|
In another representation of Makhan Chor, a slightly grown up Krishna is shown with His troop, forming human pyramid to steal the butter from the Handi which is hanging from the ceiling. However this representation of Makhan Chor is mostly seen in art work on canvas.