What Sri Krishna Rukmini marriage story

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Raja Bhishmaka was the Raja of the rajyam (Kingdom) Kundina.

Bhishmaka had several santaanam (children), among that one putra (son) named Rukmi and one putri (daughter) named Rukmini Devi were his prominent children.

Both Sri Krishna and Rukmini Devi were liking each other and they wanted to make vivaaham (marriage).

But Rukmini Devi’s brother Rukmi didn’t like Sri Krishna, and thus he was a wall between Sri Krishna and Rukmini Devi. Bhishmaka was also a mitra (friend) of Raja Jarasandha.

So Bhishmaka was also supporting Rukmi and both Bhishmaka and Rukmi decided to make vivaaham (marriage) of Rukmini Devi with Shishupala, and also all the arrangements for the vivaaham (marriage) was also taking place.

All the mitras (friends) of Jarasandha went to Kundina to witness the vivaaham (marriage) of Rukmini Devi and Shishupala.

Sri Krishna making apaharanam of Rukmini. Behind Balarama & many Yadavas fighting with Rukmi’s friends

Meanwhile, even many of the Yadavas also went to Kundina including Sri Krishna and Balarama.

But one day before the vivaaham (marriage), Sri Krishna made apaharanam (kidnap) of the Rukmini Devi.

Soon after, many Rajas like Poundarika, Dantavakra, Viduratha, Shishupala, Jarasandha and Shalva all attacked the Yadavas, so that they can make hatyam (kill) of the Sri Krishna.

But who can even touch svayam Bhagavan Sri Krishna?

On the other hand Balarama and other Yadavas defeated all these Rajas in no time.

While Rukmi, made sankalpam (firm decision) that he won’t enter the Kundina, until he makes hatyam (kill) of the Sri Krishna.

He followed Sri Krishna with many ashwas (horses), gajas (elephants), rathams (chariots), sainikas (soldiers), but he was not even able to touch Sri Krishna.

Sri Krishna easily defeated Rukmi and his sahapaatis (friends).

After Rukmi got defeated by Sri Krishna, Rukmi was enraged with Sri Krishna and Rukmi told to his sodari (sister) Rukmini Devi, that she won’t be able to stay with Sri Krishna for a long time.

Hearing these words Sri Krishna was wanting to make hatyam (kill) of Rukmi, but Rukmini Devi requested Sri Krishna that she is very fond of her brother and she don’t want to see his brother been killed.

So Sri Krishna cut off half portion of the head’s hair and half of the moustache of the Rukmi and sent Rukmi with humiliation.

Doing this means, almost killing somebody according to our Sanatana Dharma.

Thus Rukmi was not able to go to Kundina, as he had taken sankalpam (firm decision) of not entering Kundina without making hatyam (kill) of Sri Krishna.

For this Rukmi built a new pradesham (place) known as Bhojataka and started to live in this place.

Sri Krishna, then later brought Rukmini Devi to Dvaraka and got married with her.

They had a putra (son) called Pradyumnya and another nine putras (sons) and one putri (daughter).

The names of the other nine putras (sons) of Rukmini Devi and Sri Krishna are:

Charudeshna (he is the avatar of svayam Lord Ganesha), Sudesna, Charudeha, Sucharu, Charugupta, Bhadracharu, Charuchandra, Vicharu and Charu.

The name of the daughter is Charumati.

PS: Here it should be noted that without the sankalpam (wish) of Bhagavan Sri Krishna, nothing can happen.

How much ever we humans may try, but if Bhagavan Sri Krishna doesn’t wishes, then all of our prayatnas (try) will be in vain.

But if we are doing something good, then we should try our best, the phalas (fruits) and pratiphalas (rewards) are left to him.

To know the different names of Sri Krishna’s wives and their children, you visit this link:

What are the names of Lord Krishna wives and children

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