Just as the Ganges is the best river among all rivers, similarly among all Shiva is the best devotee among all the Lord's devotees.
Once Shiva wished also see the manifestation Shri Krishna in the form of small child. Lord Shiva arrived in Gokul and reached at the gate of Nanda’s home.
A maid came out of home and said “These alms have been sent by Yashoda Ji, please accept these and give your blessings to the child”. Shiva said “I won’t accept anything. I don’t want anything except that I want to see little Krishna”. The maid informs Yashoda Ji about this. Meanwhile Shiva sings sings outside... “O Mother! I want to see the face of your little child. In your cradle lies the supreme ruler of the universe. Show me his face O Mother!”
Yashoda looked outside and said “Yashoda looked outside and said “’ i won’t bring my child outside you have snake wrapped around your neck that will frighten my child. Shiva said, “O mother, your Kanhayya is deadly for death. He is Brahma of Brahma. How can he get frightened? No one can harm him and he also cannot be frightened? No one can harm him and he also knows me.
Yashoda Ji said.” What are you talking? My child is very small. Please don’t be so stubborn. Lord Shiva said, “I won’t go from here until I see the face of your child I’d stay here forever in the state of Samadhi."
When Krishna comes to know that Shiva has come to see him and he’d go in state of Samadhi if I failed to see him. He started started crying loudly because he knew that once Bhole Baba goes into Samadhi. He’d come back after thousands of years from it.
When Krishna couldn’t be lulled by any means, mother thought that a great saint was standing at the door and she brought Kanhiya outside the door where Shiva was there. Shiva saw Krishna and hailed him in his heart but he was not satisfied by it. He wanted to take Krishna in his lap. He said to Yashoda that if she wanted to know about the future of the child she must put him in his lap so that he could see the lines of palm proper his palm proper his palm properly. Yashoda puts the child in Lord Shiva’s lap. In this way, the destroyer and the Sustainer of the world unified and whole world sees spellbound.