Lord Krishna is the 8th form of Lord Vishnu who is worshipped all across the globe with a great devotion. As the name itself means, “all-attractive”, Lord Krishna has the ability to attract everyone with his charming aura. His divine lotus like feet is considered as the ultimate goal for all his devotees. In Vedic literature, the Lord Krishna is described as the vital source of all knowledge and therefore, his teachings are there is the sacred book, Bhagwad Gita. Vedas talk about the different incarnations of Lord Krishna. People all across the globe follow his principles mentioned in Bhagwad Gita to live a peaceful and happy life. But there are some unknown facts about Lord Krishna that no one is aware of. Read this blog to know unrevealed facts related to Lord Krishna’s life.
Following are the 5 Unknown Facts about Lord Krishna that Everyone Should Know:
1. 108 names of Lord Krishna:
Lord Krishna has total 108 names, out of which, some of his popular names are Ghanshyam, Govind, Mohan, Devakinandan, Hari, Shyam, Baanke Bihari, Vasudeva, and much more.
2. Queen Gandhari cursed Lord Krishna that led to destruction of his dynasty and his death:
The war of Kurukshetra led to the death of 100 sons of Queen Gandhari. After their death, when Krishna approached Gandhari for showing condolences, she revengefully cursed him that he and his Yadu dynasty would expire in next 36 years. Lord Krishna knew that the Yadavas were already converting into an ethically depraved race, therefore, he remained calm till her declaration.
3. Lord Krishna’s 16,108 wives:
This may be a most unique and unknown fact about Lord Krishna that he had total 16,108 wives and 8 of them were considered as his principal wives also referred as “Ashtabharya”. The names of 8 wives of Lord Krishna were Rukmini, Jambavati, Mitravinda, Satyabhama, Nagnajiti, Bhadra, Kalindi, and Lakshmana and each wife gave Lord Krishna 10 sons. Lord Krishna freed 16,100 women from the control of an evil spirit Narakasura who had kept all women forcibly. When all those 16,100 women returned to their families, none of their families agreed to accept them back. This is the reason why Lord Krishna married them. He just married them to protect their honour and never had relations with any of them.
4. Skin colour of Krishna was dark, not blue:
The good looks of Krishna are the matter of myths. Also, the pictures and idols of Lord Krishna are painted as blue, but in actual, his skin colour was darker. It is the belief of the spiritualists that his attractive aura had blue shades; therefore, he is portrayed as blue in colour. There are many such unknown facts about Lord Krishna that you should know about.
5. Lord Krishna gave life to Guru Sandipani Muni’s dead son:
After completing their studies under Guru Sandipani Muni, Lord Krishna and his elder brother Balarama asked their Guru about Guru Dakshina. So, Guru Sandipani Muni replied by asking them to bring back his dead son who had vanished in some ocean near Prabhasa. To do, Krishna and Balarama took a trip to the spot where they got to learn that Guru’s son had been caught by a devil inside a conch namely Panchajanya. Then, they took it to the God of Death and asked for restoring him back to the life. This is the way; they brought him back to the life from death.
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