16 Facts About Krishna

1. Lord Krishna was lucky enough to be a husband of 16,108 wives.

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2. Lord Krishna is always pictured as blue skinned with a peacock feather in his crown.

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3. Lord Krishna granted Eklavya a boon after he sacrificed his thumb to Dronacharya.

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4. Lord Krishna once preached against the orthodox form of worship of the Vedic Gods like Indra.

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5. Sri Krishna had once advised Arjuna to abduct his sister Subhadra and take her away.

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6. Lord Krishna had 80 sons and was the cousin of Ekalavya too, whose father Devashrava was actually the brother of Vasudeva.

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7. Lord Krishna is actually related to the Pandavas from the maternal side.

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8. Lord Krishna is one of the most popular Avatars of Lord Vishnu.

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9. Shri Krishna had a total of 16,108 wives, of which only eight were his princely wives, known as Ashtabharya,or patrani.

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10. Shri Krishna is most famous and perhaps the most written about among the incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

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11. In 2017, Krishna had quit the grand old opposition party and joined the saffron party.

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12. The day of birth of Krishna is celebrated as Krishna Janmashtami.

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13. Since the 1960s, the worship of Krishna has spread to the Western world and to Africa, largely due to the work of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

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14. Story of Krishna occurs in the Jataka tales in Buddhism.

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15. In other Jain texts, Krishna is stated to be a cousin of the twenty-second Tirthankara, Neminatha.

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16. The most elaborate temple arts of Krishna are found in a series of Krsnayana reliefs in the Prambanan Hindu temple complex near Yogyakarta.

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