KRISHNA : 5 Episodes in Life of Krishna You May Not Have Heard About

Krishna is a Mystery that would take one several lifetimes to unravel. He is the epitome of Loyal Friendship, a die-hard Romantic, a Warrior and an Artist at the same time – and of course, He is God. Here, we will talk about 5 events in Krishna’s life you may not know about:

Krishna was the Father of Martial Arts in India

It is believed that Krishna originated Martial Arts in the forests of Braj region and Dandiya Raas emerged as the dance form of sword fight exercises. He had slayed world-famous wrestlers called Chanoor and Mushtik only at the age of 16 years and had cut the head of Rajak in Mathura with bare hands.
Krishna is also believed to be the first Master of Kalaripayattu, the traditional martial art form of Kerala. This is the reason that His army 'Narayani Sena' was the most dreaded army of those times.

Krishna and Shiva fought the first Biological War

When Krishna was battling with Banasur in Assam, the latter called Lord Shiva to his aid. Shiva used 'Maheshwar Jwar (fever)' as his weapon and Krishna countered it with 'Vaishnav Jwar (fever)'. At last, He spared Banasur's life but cut down 996 of his 1,000 hands.

Krishna, not Arjun, was the best archer of His times

According to Bhagvat Purana, Lakshmana was daughter of the King of Madra. He had set up an archery contest for potential suitors of the princess. It is said that Jarasandha, Duryodhana, Karna and even Arjun missed the target while Krishna won the contest. Though, some stories say that Arjun missed the target on purpose so that Krishna could marry the princess who was already in love with Him.

Krishna killed His Son one day before Deepavali

Bhaumasur was also known as Narkasur because of his terrible deeds. Bhagvat Puran says that Bhaumasur was the son of Varah (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) and Bhoomi Devi (Mother Earth).
Krishna was Vishnu's incarnation too and hence, Bhaumasur was His son in a way. But since he was very cruel, he had to be killed. Krishna and Satyabhama killed him on the 14th day of 'waning moon phase' of the Kartik month - a day before Deepavali. Hence, we celebrate Narak Chaudas on that day today.

Krishna married 16,100 women in the presence of His wife Satyabhama

Lord Krishna was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He had eight wives - who are said to be eight forms of Goddess Lakshmi. They were Rukmani, Kalindi, Mitrbinda, Satya, Bhadra, Lakshmana, Jambwanti and Satyabhama.

One day, Indra came to Krishna and complained about Bhaumasur - a terrible demon who had took over all the three worlds. Bhaumasur had become almost immortal as he had been blessed that he could only be killed by a woman.

Hence, Krishna took Satyabhama with Him to the war and killed the demon with Her help. There they found 16,100 women and girls who had been kidnapped by the demon  and were living in hell. Krishna gave them all the life of queens by marrying them all. That's how Krishna became husband to 16,108 wives.