A look at Lord Krishna's earthly life

Aug 25, 2013, 12:55 PM IST
Lord Krishna is the eighth and the most popular avatar of Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Universe.
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Lord Krishna is the eighth and the most popular avatar of Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Universe.

This is a remarkable scene from the great epic Mahabharata.
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This is a remarkable scene from the great epic Mahabharata.

Krishna enlightened Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra by sharing with him the knowledge of Bhagwad Gita.
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Krishna enlightened Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra by sharing with him the knowledge of Bhagwad Gita.

Krishna killed his beastly and malicious maternal uncle, King Kansa, and thus restored peace and Dharma.
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Krishna killed his beastly and malicious maternal uncle, King Kansa, and thus restored peace and Dharma.

Krishna saved the people of village Gokul from  the wrath of Indra by providing them shelter under the Goverdhan mountain. He held the entire mountain by the smallest finger of his hand.
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Krishna saved the people of village Gokul from the wrath of Indra by providing them shelter under the Goverdhan mountain. He held the entire mountain by the smallest finger of his hand.

It was Krishna who tamed the Kalia Naag (the black hooded snake) who used to trouble the residents of Gokul by poisoning the waters of a river located in the village.
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It was Krishna who tamed the Kalia Naag (the black hooded snake) who used to trouble the residents of Gokul by poisoning the waters of a river located in the village.

Krishna fled away with Princess Rukmini, on her call, to save her from getting married to Shishupal against her wishes.
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Krishna fled away with Princess Rukmini, on her call, to save her from getting married to Shishupal against her wishes.

Though they never got married, Krishna is always worshiped with his beloved Radha by his devotees.
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Though they never got married, Krishna is always worshiped with his beloved Radha by his devotees.

It was Krishna who heard Queen Draupadi's plea and saved her from getting disrobed at the hands of the evil Kauravas.
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It was Krishna who heard Queen Draupadi's plea and saved her from getting disrobed at the hands of the evil Kauravas.

Krishna killed his vile cousin Shishupal after forgiving his 100 faults.
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Krishna killed his vile cousin Shishupal after forgiving his 100 faults.

Krishna is an embodiment of true friendship. The world knows how well he treated his penniless friend Sudama.
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Krishna is an embodiment of true friendship. The world knows how well he treated his penniless friend Sudama.

Krishna restored the honour of 16,100 women by marrying each one of them. These women were kept captive by a fiery demon.
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Krishna restored the honour of 16,100 women by marrying each one of them. These women were kept captive by a fiery demon.