EIGHT WIVES OF KRISHNA & THEIR BACKGROUND – FULL DETAILS!
Lakshmi has 8 forms that are called Ashta Lakshmis.
ASHTA LAKSHMIS NAMES
(KRISHNA AVATAR – ALL DATES RELATED TO ALL THE LILAS! READ HERE!)
These eight Lakshmis have taken birth as 8 Princess, who were officially married and became the eight wives of Krishna.
In fact, none of his 8 marriages happened out of his wish or choice.
Let us see how the eight lakshmis married Krishna:
Rukmini sent a letter to Krishna expressing her love and asked him to save her from a forced marriage to Sisupala. Then, krishna saved her by abduction.
(KRISHNA-RUKMINI MARRIAGE AFTER RUKMINI’s ABDUCTION! READ HERE!)
(2) & (3) SATYABHAMA & JAMBAVATI:
Satyabhama and Jambavati were gifted as wives by their respective fathers during Samantakamani episode.
Kalindi performed austerities to gain Krishna as husband.
(5) & (6): NAAGNAJITI & MITRAVINDA:
Naagnajiti and Mitravinda chose Krishna in their respective swayamvaras. Krishna had to fight with brothers of Mitra Vinda after she declared her choice.
Lakshana had to be abducted from Swayamvara to save her.
Bhadra was offered by her brothers to Krishna.
These are the Eight wives of Krishna and their backgrounds.
Krishna does not need any such relationships. However, he does everything to satisfy the prayers of His dear devotees.
If there is a need to protect His devotees, Krishna will be ready to give Himself.
We should see His lilas in this Perspective.
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