Why Lord Krishna married 16000 wives (Narakasur story)
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Just before moving towards to know about “Why Lord Krishna married 16000 wives (Narakasur story)“, let us know few basic information.
Narakasura, was the son of Dharitri (Bhoomaata / mother earth) and Lord Varaha Swamy (Lord Vishnu avatar).
Narakasura became a rakshasa (demon) due to association of another rakshasa known as Banasura.
Narakasura had won all the three lokas, that is, Bhumi / earth, Svargam and Patala.
Also Narakasura was kidnapping many sundari kumaris (beautiful divine girls) from all these three lokas and was keeping imprisoned in his own rajyam (kingdom).
Narakasura was also attacking the three lokas and was stealing many valuable things.
Narakasura had stolen many of the Lord Indra Deva’s gajas / elephants, ashwas (horses), etc.
Narakasura had stolen Sri Aditi Devi’s (Deva maata) ear-rings, Lord Varuna Deva’s Umbrella,
play ground of the Devatas (Demigods) known as ‘Mani Parvata‘ and was also planning to steal Airavata (Lord Indra Deva’s elephant).
All these things were happening to the three lokas and especially everything was going against the Lord Indra Deva.
Thus Lord Indra Deva felt highly insulted (avamanam).
With this insult Lord Indra Deva went straight to the Lord Sri Krishna, as Lord Indra Deva was wanting his Svarga lokam (Heavan) back.
And also, Lord Indra Deva was wanting to take revenge against Narakasura.
Lord Indra Deva came to Lord Sri Krishna and explained everything to Lord Sri Krishna.
Immediately after hearing the grievances of the Lord Indra Deva, Lord Sri Krishna thought of attacking Narakasura and killing him instantly.
But at that time, when Lord Indra Deva came to see Lord Sri Krishna, Sri Satyabhama Devi was also present with Lord Sri Krishna.
Here Lord Sri Krishna was not willing to leave Sri Satyabhama Devi alone and go for the war.
On the other hand, Lord Sri Krishna cannot tell to Lord Indra Deva, that he cannot help him in that situation.
Thus, Lord Sri Krishna took Sri Satyabhama Devi along with him.
Lord Sri Krishna took Sri Satyabhama Devi on his vehicle / mount Lord Garuda.
Both Lord Sri Krishna and Sri Satyabhama Devi sat on the Lord Garuda and they both straight away went to the kingdom of Narakasura.
While entering the kingdom of Narakasura, a demon named Mura attacked Lord Sri Krishna.
Instantly, Lord Sri Krishna cut off the head of the demon Mura along with his seven sons using the Sudarshana Chakra.
(Thus Lord Sri Krishna is also came to be known as Lord Sri Murari, because this means someone who has killed Mura demon is called as Murari).
After knowing that the demon Mura had went to Yamalokam, Narakasura himself came outside to fight against Lord Sri Krishna on a elephant.
As soon as Narakasura came down to battle field, he threw his fierce lance at the Lord Sri Krishna.
But nothing can harm the Lord Sri Krishna, who is an avatar of Lord Vishnu himself.
On the other hand Lord Sri Krishna sent all the soldiers of the Narakasura to the mrityu lokam (Yama loka).
Then, later using the Sudarshana Chakra, Lord Sri Krishna cut off the head of Narakasura.
(From this time Lord Sri Krishna got the name Sri Narakari, this means someone who has killed the Narakasura demon).
As soon as Narakasura was killed his mother Bhoodevi (Mother earth) was very happy as she thought that having a son like Narakasura is equal to not having a son itself.
Bhoo Maata (Mother earth) sang many songs praising the Lord Sri Krishna.
Bhoo Maata (Mother earth) also requested Lord Sri Krishna to make Baagadatta, who was the son of Narakasura the king for the kingdom of the Narakasura.
Thus all the Devatas (Demigods) from the Svarga lokam (Heavaen) showered divine flowers on the Lord Sri Krishna and Sri Satyabhama Devi.
Bhoo Maata (Mother earth) went down to Lord Sri Krishna and handed over all the items that was stolen by Narakasura and which he had kept with his mother.
Also Bhoo Maata (Mother earth) requested Lord Sri Krishna to pacify Baagadatta (Son of Narakasura), as he was afraid of his father, Narakasura.
After pacifying Baagadatta, Lord Sri Krishna went inside the palace of Narakasura and found that 16,100 young baalikas (divine girls) were imprisoned by Narakasura.
Lord Sri Krishna freed all the 16,100 young women.
While all the women were not willing to leave the place and were not willing to go to their own places, since they all were abducted by Narakasura.
If they went back to their places, then the people around them will ill-talk about them.
So all these divine ladies requested Lord Sri Krishna to marry him.
Thus the even kind, Lord Sri Krishna married all the 16,100 women.
(We should note that, in their earlier lives all these divine ladies had done tapas / penance to get Lord Vishnu to marry them.)
(Thus Lord Sri Krishna, who is an avatar of Lord Vishnu fulfilled the ladies wishes in this avatar.)
(In their earlier lives, they all were the children of Lord Agni Deva).
After this, all the 16,100 divine ladies went to Dwaraka, that is, to Lord Sri Krishna’s royal palace.
While Lord Sri Krishna along with Sri Satyabhama Devi went to Svarga lokam (Heavan) and gave away the earrings to Sri Aditi Devi.
Also both Lord Indra Deva and Sri Sachi Devi (wife of Lord Indra Deva) took blessings from Lord Sri Krishna and Sri Satyabhama Devi.
On this same occasion, Lord Sri Krishna fought with Lord Indra Deva & many Devatas (Demigods) and took away the Parijata tree from svarga lokam (Heaven).
And gave the Parijata tree to Sri Satyabhama Devi, as per the request of Sri Satyabhama Devi.
(We should note that, Lord Indra Deva hesitated to give the Parijata tree to Lord Sri Krishna as per the wishes of SRi Satyabhama Devi.)
(No one should tell ‘NO’ to Lord Sri Krishna, as everything belongs to Lord Sri Krishna himself and all others are mere followers of Lord Sri Krishna).
Lord Indra Deva, his wife Sri Sachi Devi and Devatas (Demigods) were not willing to give that Parijata tree to Lord Sri Krishna.
But because, Sri Satyabhama Devi had liked the tree and it’s smell, Lord Sri Krishna uprooted the tree and gave it to Sri Satyabhama Devi.
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PS: Here it should be note that, all the 16,100 young women by their own will requested Lord Sri Krishna to marry him.
There was no hard rule that all these women should be marrying to Lord Sri Krishna.
Only upon the request of those women Lord Sri Krishna got married to all 16,100 women.
Apart from these 16,100 women, Lord Sri Krishna had got married to another eight divine women namely:
Sri Rukmini Devi, Sri Satyabhama Devi, Sri Jambavati Devi, Sri Kalindi Devi, Sri Mitravinda Devi,
Sri Nagnajiti Devi (Also called Sri Neela Devi), Sri Bhadra Devi and Sri Lakshmana Devi (Also called Sri Lakshana Devi).
Lord Sri Krishna got married to all these 16,108 women as Lord Sri Krishna is the svayam Bhagavan (Lord Vishnu avatar).
Lord Sri Krishna has the power to do anything and everything as per his will and wish.
If Lord Sri Krishna has the power to kill Kamsa, if he has the power to kill Putana, if he has the power to kill:
Narakasura, Dhenukasura, Pralambhasura, Chanoora, etc. then he has the power to marry as many wives as he likes.
We ordinary humans shouldn’t be thinking that Lord Sri Krishna has got married to so many women, why shouldn’t we have more then one wife or affair.
No, sorry, we are ordinary humans. We as humans cannot overload ourselves with more then one wife.
Even if we get marry to more then one wife also, then it is difficult to look after those wives or to pacify them all the time.
Lord Sri Krishna’s all 16,108 wives were always happy and were always young as a 16 year old young girls.
They did not fought with each other even once in their life time.
Lord Sri Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu himself, was always there with all the 16,108 wives all the time (24/7 and 365 days), throughout the life.
We as humans cannot do those things.
Let all of us be ordinary humans and try not to be Bhagavan Lord Sri Krishna or not to try to enact like Lord Sri Krishna.
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