7 Interesting Notes on the Life of Lord Krishna

Lord Krishna is one of the most popular Avatars of Lord Vishnu. The story of Mahabharata is incomplete without Him. He was one of the greatest spiritual healers. The best thing about Krishna`s character was his spontaneity and wit. No other character in mythology has portrayed the myriad number of shades that Krishna`s character depicts.

Here are 7 Interesting Notes on the Life of Lord Krishna.

1. Lord Krishna had 16,108 wives and was blessed with 80 sons.

2. Ekalavya was a cousin of Krishna. When he sacrificed his right thumb as a Guru Dakshina asked by his Guru Dronacharya, Krishna blessed him with a reincarnation boon to take revenge. He was reborn as Drishtadyumna during Mahabharata.

3. Ancient texts regard His Sudarshan Chakra as the ultimate weapon. It looked like a sharp disc with exactly 108 sharp edges to it.

4. Lord Krishna breathed his last when a hunter`s arrow hit His toe. However, he died due to a culmination of several curses. First was because he killed the monkey Bali in a deceitful way. Sage Durvasa had also cursed Him to have weak feet as he had refused to apply kheer on his feet.

5. The famous Radha Krishna pairing is not mentioned in any of the Hindu scriptures, neither Mahabharta nor Bhagwada Gita.

6. Sri Krishna once advised Arjuna to abduct his sister Subhadra as He did not want his sister getting married to Duryodhana. Later Arjuna and Subhadra were married with the blessings of Krishna and Balarama.

7. The son of Lord Krishna, Pradyumana was actually Kamdeva who was turned into ashes in his earlier life by Lord Shiva.