Showing posts with label Nanda. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nanda. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is Vasudeva In Hindu Mythology?

 


Who Is Vasudeva?

Krishna's father as a divinity. 

Vasudeva's most significant part in Krishna's mythology occurs on the night of Krishna's birth, when he is able to transport the baby Krishna from his birthplace, the jail, to the house of his foster parents, Nanda and Yashoda.



That night, Vasudeva arrives with Yashoda's newborn daughter, who is really the goddess Bhadrakali in disguise.



Kamsa murders the kid by slamming it on a stone the following morning, but the goddess emerges from the corpse, taunting Kamsa that the person who would kill him has escaped.


~Kiran Atma


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Hinduism - What Is Nanda?

 


Krishna's foster father in Hindu mythology, who raises Krishna as if he were his own child when Krishna is entrusted in his care.

Nanda is identified as the village's leader.

Krishna leads a nice, albeit basic, existence under his care.

Nanda is a lesser-known person in Krishna's legend than his foremother, Yashoda.

~Kiran Atma


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