Krishna was clearly the dude of his time. I mean, one of his many names was Mohan, which literally means a charmer. We usually remember the 8th avatar of Vishnu as the cute little butter thief, or as the charioteer guide of Arjun in Mahabharat, who helped the warrior find his path in the midst of battle. But Lord Krishna is much more than that.
Here are some interesting facts about Lord Krishna that many people didnt knew.
1. Lord Krishna has 108 names.
Lord Krishna has 108 names among which the famous ones are Gopal, Govind, Devakinandan, Mohan, Shyam, Ghanshyam, Hari, Girdhari, Baanke Bihari and many more.
2. Lord Krishna had 16,108 wives.
Lord Krishna had 16,108 wives in total, out of which eight were his principal wives known as Ashtabharya namely Rukmini, Satyabhama, Jambavati, Nagnajiti, Kalindi, Mitravinda, Bhadra, Lakshmana to name a few.
3. Lord Krishnas skin colour was dark, not blue.
Krishnas good looks are the matter of mythology, but though commonly portrayed in paintings and idols as blue but Krishnas skin colour was actually dark. Spiritualists believe that his altogether, charming aura had blue hues and so he is generally portrayed as being blue in color.
4. Krishna was related to the Pandavas.
Vasudev who is the father of Lord Krishna is the brother of Kunti, the mother of the Pandavas.
5. Lord Krishna brought his Guru Sandipani Munis dead son back to life.
After completing his education under Guru Sandipani Muni, Krishna asked his Guru what he wanted as Guru Dakshina – fee for imparting knowledge. Guru Sandipani Muni asked Lord Krishna to restore his son who had died in an ocean near Prabhasa. Krishna and Balarama accomplished in bringing back their Gurus son.
Hindu mythology sure makes for an interesting read.