It is a common practice among the ‘cool’ Hindus to laugh off and crack jokes on the number of wives Shri Krishna had. How do we then expect others to not mock it ? How many of us know the real story behind it ? It is a pity that we have never tried to dig deep in the authentic Bhagwat Purana and know the real story of Shri Krishna’s life. We have often been propagated a malicious narrative by evangelists and marxists, which is completely wrong and misleading.
Krishna had only 8 wives, whom he married. Being a king in Dwapara Yuga, polygamy was a common practice..more so for a king. The 8 wives he married in his life were – Rukmini, Satyabhama, Jambavati, Nagnajiti, Kalindi, Mitravinda, Bhadra and Lakshmana.
There was a demon by the name of Narakasura. He had captured 16,100 beautiful unmarried girls in his area and kept them as sex slaves. When Shri Krishna slayed Narakasura, he freed these 16100 sex slaves of Narakasura. After freeing them, all the girls requested Shri Krishna to marry them as the society would never accept them. To restore their honour and give them the status of queen, Shri Krishna married them. That is how he came to have 16,108 wives. Can any man be more noble than this ?
Now, coming to the story of Shri Krishna’s raasleela (which Hindus themselves mock), the Bhagwat states that Shri Krishna left for Mathura at the age of 10, never again to return Vrindavan. All the stories of his Raasleela are from Vrindavan. This clearly states that his raas leela was when Shri Krishna was 8-9 years old. Now, is a mischief by an 8 year old boy eve-teasing ??
It was Shri Krishna who came to rescue Draupadi when she was being humiliated. The five Pandavas, Bhishma, Dronacharya everyone remained silent… It was Krishna who saved the honor.
Dear Hindus, that is why learning Shastras are important. Know your history. Know your real story. Don’t mock yourself without any knowledge…. The way our Gods and Goddesses have been portrayed falsely is only because you never cared to know the truth… So before you mock any God next time and try to act “progressive”, care to read the true story. Read the Shastras. Read the scriptures.