Lord Krishna, one of the most admired and most famous God of all Indian divinities, 8th avatar of God Vishnu and also as a supreme god in his own right. When you think of Lord Krishna, the first thing that strikes your mind is his flute and gopis. Of course, Lord Krishna was a lady charmer, butter thief, and a charioteer guide of Arjun in Mahabharat. Krishna is admired by every human being on this planet. From educating on devotion and Dharma to enlightening about the realities of life, lord krishna has remained the wellspring of knowledge and wisdom. Lord Krishna is known for being a divine individual that connects well with mankind.
Most of the people claim to be well-versed with him and his stories, but there is so much more facts about krishna that they aren’t aware of. Here are few things about the legendary mythological character Lord Krishna that you probably didn’t know.
1. His Skin Color Was Dark, Not Blue
The adored god, Krishna has made a great impression on humankind. Krishna symbolizes “all-attractive”, he was known to possess beauty at his best. One of the interesting things about lord krishna that most of the people don’t know is his color was dark not blue. Though Krishna is commonly depicted in paintings and idols as blue, his actual skin color was dark. It is believed that his all-inclusive, magnetic aura had blue hues and that’s why he is generally portrayed as being blue.
2. Krishna Had 16, 100 Wives
Krishna had 16, 100 wives, out of which eight were his principal wives namely Rukmani, Satyabhama, Jambavati, Nagnajiti, Bhadra, Kalindi, Lakshmana, and Mitravinda. Rukmani was the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi whom Krishna married to save her from her relatives. The rest of the 16, 100 wives were rescued by Krishna from Narakasura. He killed the demon and released all women who were forcibly kept in his place.
3. He is in Multi-Religion
Everyone believed that lord krishna was a ‘Manifestation of God’. And also a major deity in Hinduism and worshipped across many traditions of Hinduism in a variety of different perspectives. Besides Hinduism, Lord Krishna is also a part of another religion which is called Jain religion. He is spoken to as one of the Triads, named Vasudeva. Even in Buddhism, he is a part of the Jataka tales where he is represented as a prince who kills his evil uncle Kansa and proves himself legendary by killing all the kings to rule over Jambudiva.
4. Hindu Scriptures Have No Record Of Radha
Though the tales of Radha Krishna is considered one of the greatest love in the world. But surprisingly none of the ancient scriptures, including the Mahabharata and the Shrimad Bhagavatam mention Radha at all. Even Harivansham, a book based on the life of Lord Krishna, does not have any record of Radha.
5. Krishna Was Related To Eklavya And Draupadi
Draupadi is believed to be the incarnation of Goddess Parvati, while Krishna, the carnation Lord Vishnu who is the brother of Goddess Parvati. That is why it is believed that Lord Krishna and Draupadi were siblings. Eklavya is a skilled archer who was the son of Devsharavu who was the brother of Vasudev. Lord Krishna grants him a boon to be reincarnated to seek revenge on Dhronacharya who makes Eklavya cut off his right thumb. Eklavya is reincarnated as Dhrishtadyumna who stepped out of the yajna fire, made for the sole purpose of beheading Dronacharya.
6. Curses Led To Krishna’s Death
The Kurukshetra war left all 100 of Gandhari’s children dead. When Krishna approached her to pay his condolences, the grieving mother cursed him along with the Yadu dynasty that both of them would fall in 36 years.
Saga Durvasa was eating kheer in the presence of Krishna. He asked Krishna to apply the rest of the kheer on his feet. Krishna agreed to apply it to his body but not his feet as they were resting on the ground. So, he cursed him that he would die by his feet. As the Yadav dynasty brought about their own destruction after Gandhari’s curse, Krishna went into yoga Samadhi under a tree. Krishna’s foot was mistaken by a hunter, Jara, for an animal and that hunter shot an arrow into his foot. When he realized his mistake, he begged for forgiveness but Krishna revealed that in Tretayug, Krishna was Rama and he had attacked Vali by shooting him from behind and was now reaping the result of his karma. Now, Jara is an avatar of vali and was destined to kill Krishna.
Last Few Words
Lord Krishna, an admirer of all beautiful girls, who steals the heart with his flute. Now, you are aware of those hidden facts about Blue God to add more to your knowledge of him. The birthday of a divine lover is just around the corner! Let’s get united and celebrate the special day of the God of Love with a lot of smiles.