Was there any reason behind Shri Krishna being quiet until Sisupala made a hundred mistakes? Why did Shri Krishna let him make a hundred mistakes?
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The story is told in the Sabha Parva (Book Two) of the Mahabharata. When Shishupala was born, he had three eyes and four arms, which terrified his parents, the king and queen of Chedi. Then an invisible voice sounded from the heavens and said this:
His parents were worried and asked the voice 'who would be the one that would kill Shishupala?', and it answered:
So his parents called all the kings of the world to Chedi and put the child on each of their their laps to see which one would be the slayer. Finally Krishna and Balarama (who were still children at the time) came, as they were nephews of the queen of Chedi. (The queen of Chedi was the sister of Krishna's father Vasudeva). As soon as Krishna put Shishupala in his lap, Shishupala's extra arms fell off and his third eye disappeared. So the queen of Chedi realized that Krishna was the one prophesied to kill Shishupala, and she asked him "O thou of great strength, thou wilt have to pardon the offences of Sisupala for my sake. O tiger of the Yadu race. Know O lord, even this is the boon that I ask." And Krishna responded "O aunt, even when he will deserve to be slain, I will pardon an hundred offences of his. Grieve thou not."
But when he grew up Shishupala found a way to commit a hundred offenses, making his last offenses at Yudishtra's Rajasuya Yagna, and in the middle of the Yagna, in front of all the kings present, Krishna killed Shishupala with the Sudarshana Chakra, saying this:
Yes, it was because Krishna had given word to Sishupala's mother to forgive his hundred mistakes:
Hence, in the yajna of king Yudhisthira, Krishna kept silent until his hundred offences were over and then only killed him.