On 25-Aug-2016 In History & Culture
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.
But his actual color was dark and not blue. And this was even mentioned by one of the Quorians.
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
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.
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.
And it was the conversations of Krishna and Arjuna which are recorded in the Bhagavad Gita. Source
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
To pay back his teacher 'Guru Sandipani Muni', Krishna brought his dead son back to life 10 times.Source
He was the third of the Pandava brothers.Source