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Facts You Must Know About Lord Krishna

Hindu mythology will always remain incomplete without discussing 'Lord Krishna'. He is the most famous character as he is considered to be the ultimate source of knowledge and the greatest well-wisher of all the living beings. The Bhagavad Gita was his biggest contribution to mankind and even today people are inspired by his character and good deeds. In a way, he was one of the greatest spiritual healers of the world. And let me tell you that he is still a topic being researched all over the world. Thousands of mystical stories surround his whole life, in fact, his birth in itself is a transcendental phenomenon that generates awe among his followers.There are endless stories about his life but today, I'll be telling you the top 10 facts of his life. 

In Vedic literature, Krishna was addressed as blue colored.

But his actual color was dark and not blue. And this was even mentioned by one of the Quorians.

The only mythological character who is known by 108 names.  

Some of the known and famous names are- Govind, Ranchod (one who runs away from a battlefield), Vasudeva, Gopal, Ghanshyam, Girdhari, Mohan, Banke Bihari, Banwari, Chakradhari, Devkinandan, etc. Source

His birth was marked by the end of the evil regime of Kamsa.  

Kamsa was the evil ruler of Mathura, and his people were utterly terrified of him. When Kamsa's sister Devaki was married off to Vasudeva, a voice from the sky was heard forecasting that Devaki's eighth son would be the destroyer of Kamsa. Since then he decided to kill all the babies of Devaki. But when Krishna was about to take birth as the eighth son, Lord Vishnu himself came to the rescue of Devaki and saved the child and then in latter years Krishna killed Kamsa.  

Lord Krishna had more than 16,000 wives. 

The Hindu God Krishna is said to have many unnamed junior wives. The number is mentioned between 16,000 to 16,100 in different scriptures.

Krishna was the life coach of Arjuna.

And it was the conversations of Krishna and Arjuna which are recorded in the Bhagavad Gita. Source

Radha Krishna are collectively known for its combination of both feminine and masculine aspects.

Krishna who is famous for his love story with 'Radha' is also taken as an example in the modern world to argue on many controversial topics. Source

This is how Lord Krishna paid Dakshina to his Guru Sandipani.

To pay back his teacher 'Guru Sandipani Muni', Krishna brought his dead son back to life 10 times.Source 

Lord Krishna was very closely related to the Pandavas, against whom he fought along with Arjuna. 

He was the third of the Pandava brothers.Source

Krishna was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

And he was born with all his qualities. Source

He is arguably called the most difficult character to understand.

But he has always ruled our hearts and made us who we are.