Lord Krishna is the heart and soul of history of India. One of his many names of Lord Krishna was ‘Mohan’, which literally means ‘a charmer’. We know Lord Krishna as 8th avatar of Lord Vishnu as the cute little butter thief, or as the charioteer guide of Arjun in The Mahabharat, who helped the warrior find his path in the midst of battle. But Krishna is so much more than that.
Here we have compiled some of the interesting facts from the ocean of Vedas & Upanisadas about the legendary historical character that most people probably don’t know.
Interesting Things About Lord Krishna That Most People Don’t Know
1. Lord Krishna has 108 names. Lord Krishna is said to have 108 names among which the famous ones are Kanha, Bala Gopal, Govinda, Devakinandan, Jagadguru, Madhav, Ghanshyam, Hari, Girdhari, Baanke Bihari to name a few.
2. Krishna was cursed by Queen Gandhari, which led to his death and the destruction of his dynasty.
3. Krishna brought his Guru Sandipani Muni’s dead son back to life.
4. Krishna blowing on his conch, Panchjanya, was the war cry for the Pandavas in Kurukshetra.
5. In Kaliyug, Lord Krishna’s heart is present in the idol of Lord Jagannath in Puri Temple, located in Odisha.
6. Lord Krishna Adapted His Universal Form At Various Times.
7. Cave drawings in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh depict Sri Krishna holding Sudarshan Chakra. This drawing is dated to 800 BC.
8. The first demon that gets liberation on earth due to Sri Krishna is Putana. All the demons that were killed by Krishna were destined to die by his hands and achieve Moksha or liberation.
9. To marry Satya of Kosala, Krishna had to tame seven bulls of King Nagnaji. Krishna created six more Krishnas out his body and tamed the seven bulls.
10. The eight wives of Krishna are considered to be the eight manifestations of Goddess Lakshmi.
11. King Paundraka was an imposter who dressed up as Vishnu and spread the word that he was the real Vishnu
12. The Gita Govinda in which the cowherd (Govinda) is sung) is a work composed by the 12th-century Hindu poet, Jayadeva. It describes the relationship between Krishna, Radha and Gopis of Vrindavan. The Gita Govinda is organized into twelve chapters. Each chapter is further sub-divided into one or more divisions called prabandhas, totalling twenty-four in all.
The great History of Hindu sure makes for an interesting read.