How many wives Krishna has? Why Krishna has so many wives?
ANSWER IN DETAIL:
Lord Krishna descended to earth during the Dvapara Yuga and ruled over Dwarka as King. His total number of wives was 16,108. Eight of these were Lord Krishna’s major queen-consorts, and 16,100 were rescued from Narakasura, according to the Bhagavata Purana. They had been imprisoned in his palace, but after killing Narakasura, Krishna rescued and set these women free. Krishna married them all to protect them from devastation and infamy. The principle eight queen consorts were Rukmini, Satyabhama, Jambhavati, Kalindi, Nagrajit, Mitravinda, Bhadra, and Lakshmana.
Rukmini- She was the head-queen, and hence the most significant person in Krishna’s life. Rukmini was Vidarbha’s King Bhishma’s daughter. She yearned to marry Lord Krishna, but his brother Rukmini was opposed to the union. Finally, they had no choice but to flee and marry. They eventually had ten sons.
Satyabhama-She was Satrajit’s daughter, and she was the owner of the stolen Mani. Lord Krishna eventually restored his diamond, which embarrassed Satrajit, and he apologized for the accusation. He expressed his regret by asking Lord Krishna to marry his daughter, Satyabhama.
Jambhavanti– was Jambavant Ji’s daughter. Lord Krishna was accused of stealing Mani, a valuable jewel. To disprove that claim, he went on a search for the stone personally. Then he discovered that the man was with one of his former birth’s supporters, Jamvant. Jamvant mistook Lord Krishna for someone else and fought Him in disguise. He incarnated Himself as Lord Rama during the brawl, and on this account, Jambavant returned the mani and announced his daughter’s official marriage to Lord Rama as Jambhavanti (Lord Krishna).
Kalindi– the Sun God’s daughter, is regarded as Lord Krishna’s fourth better-half. She undergoes severe penances in order to marry Lord Krishna. As a result, God granted her dream and she married Lord Krishna. Kalindi used to reside in the Khandava jungle. It was in this forest that Indraprastha was given the title of ‘five Pandavas.’
Nagrajiti-also known as Satya, was his fifth consort. Nagrajiti was King Nagrajit’s daughter. For her daughter’s wedding, King Nagrajit prepared an arduous Swayamvara. He already knew that Lord Krishna was the only one who could do it. The criterion for defeating Swayamvara was strange and difficult: the person who could control seven insane cows in his dominion may marry his daughter, Satya. Lord Krishna achieved his goal by winning the Swayamvara and marrying Satya.
Mitravinda– Lord Krishna’s sixth wife, was also his sixth wife. Vind and Anuvind, two of Ujjain’s illustrious rulers, had a sister. They were both Duryodhana’s supporters. The Swayamvara planned her wedding; she wanted to marry Lord Krishna, but Vind and Anuvind forbade her sister from doing so. Lord Krishna then apprehended Mitravinda from Swayamvara.
Bhadra-The princess of Kekeya, the daughter of King Dhrishtaketu and his wife Shrutakirti, is Lord Krishna’s seventh wife. Bhadra was wedded to Lord Krishna by her five brothers, including Santardana.
Lakshmana-Lord Krishna’s eighth wife, and was well-known. She possesses exceptional abilities and skills. She was the daughter of the Madra kingdom’s King.
Krishna’s first consort and principal queen (Patrani) of Dwarka was Rukmini, the princess of Vidarbha. She is regarded to be a manifestation of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. All of his wives, as well as his dearest beloved Radha, are considered avatars of Vishnu’s consort, Lakshmi, in Hindu tradition. The Gopis are the manifestations of Lakshmi or Radha. Radharani’s name has been carefully concealed in literature such as the Rigveda and various Puranas.
Radha-Krishna They are God’s male and female personalities. The Divine Couple is the whole manifestation of God, and they are known as the Divine Couple. “Radharani is a tenderhearted feminine counterpart of the supreme whole, resembling the perfectional stage of the worldly feminine nature. Therefore, the mercy of Radharani is available very readily to the sincere devotees, and once She recommends such a devotee to Lord Krishna, the Lord at once accepts the devotee’s admittance into His association.” —Srila Prabhupada, Bhagavatam 2.3.23.
Radha represents the essence of Krishna’s affection. As a result, She is known as the manifestation of Bhakti, or loving devotion to God. Our natural state is to love God, but it is now dormant. The speculative process of trying to understand God, Krishna may take several lives. However, if we devote ourselves to devotional service and only endeavour to satisfy Radharani, Krishna will be attained quickly. God and His energies, which exist simultaneously with Him, are included in the entire notion of God. Radha, Krishna’s eternal consort, is the sum of Krishna’s energies. Krishna and Radha are connected, just like the sun and the sunshine.
Radha is a beacon, calling everyone to re-awaken full love for Krishna by her pure example. She also shows mercy to assist us in achieving our aim.” According to saints, approaching Krishna is simple when done through Radharani’s compassion. Krishna will accept them despite of their other qualifications if she comments, “This devotee is very kind”. Srimati Radharani is the spiritual mother of all souls and the mother of the universe. Motherhood is the most sacred emblem, representing purity, selflessness, caring, sharing, nurturing, and love.