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Afterlives of Vasudeva, Devaki, Nandagopa and Yashoda

The last time that Krishna saw Nandagopa was during a pilgrimage to Kurukshetra. There was once a solar eclipse, so people from all over India made a pilgrimage to the Samanta Panchaka of five ponds ...
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Was Ekalavya the cousin of Krishna?

Yes, Ekalavya was Krishna's cousin. Specifically, he was the son of Vasudeva's brother Devashrava, but he was raised by the Nishadas, as described in this chapter of the Harivamsa: The fourth ...
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In which caste was Lord Krishna born into?

There are verses in "Shreemad Bhagvatam" that points towards "Lord Shree Krishna's" relation with Pandavas. Although he has been raised in Gokula, Kunti mother of Pandavas was sister of Vasudeva (...
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Yadava race destruction?

Section 25 of Stri-Parva gives details of Gandhari's curse. "Gandhari said, ‘The Pandavas and the Dhartarashtras, O Krishna, have both been burnt. Whilst they were thus being exterminated, O ...
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Who is Dasharha? And why is Krishna referred to as belonging to Dasharha's race?

Dasharha is the descendant of Yadu. He is the son of Nivrti and grandson of Vrshni, as is retold in Bhagavatam 9th Canto 24th Chapter 3rd Sloka. krathasya kuntiḥ putro ’bhūd vṛṣṇis tasyātha nirvṛtiḥ ...
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Is Lord Krishna from South of India since lot of Kshatriya Yadav families were from the South?

Yadu's descendants came to be known as the Yadavas. For more more details see What is the historical origin of Yadavas? SB 9.19.22 says that King Yayāti gave the south to his son Yadu. As Yadu ...
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Which of the Yadavas survived the destruction of Yadavas at Prabhas?

The Section 7 of the Mausala Parva of Mahabharata gives an account of those that survived the Yadu Massacre. After Vasudeva's demise Arjuna takes care of the remaining people and it is he that ...
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In which caste was Lord Krishna born into?

Krishna was born a Kshatriya. The Yadavas are a sub clan of Sona vamsa, which is a Kshatriya sub clan.I think Nanda Baba and Yashoda are of the same yadava clan, as stated in this Ethnographic Profile ...
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Israelites/Jews descended from the Yadu?

Yadavas did fight among themselves and perished, but did not perish in a war, with Krishna and Arjuna on side and the others, as mentioned in this article. Further, this incident occurred near sea ...
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If sagotra mariages are prohibited, why did Krishna marry Satyabhama?

The rule according to rig Veda is that one cannot share a common paternal ancestor for 7 generations and maternal ancestor for 5 generations. I had encountered this in a book on Rig Veda, but I am not ...
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In which caste was Lord Krishna born into?

At that time there was no caste (jaati) system. Do not confuse varna system with caste/jaati system. At that time yadava was a clan(kul) though. Centuries later yadava caste/mostly cow owners - ...
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In which caste was Lord Krishna born into?

Lord Krishna himself says in Bhagavad Gita 10.37: वृष्णीनां वासुदेवोऽस्मि ... This is how Swami Gambirananda translates it: Of the vrsnis [The clan to which Sri krsna belonged, known otherwise as ...
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What was the value of trillion during Mahabharata time as population of Yadavas is mentioned as 30 trillion+ in SB 10.90.42?

Refer the numbering system here comparing Sanskrit and western numbering: शङ्कु (śaṅku) 1,00,000 koṭi 1012 10,00,00,00,00,000 One trillion Perhaps what is stated above in your question ...
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Was Krishna's son Pradyumna a rebirth of Kama or of Sanatkumar?

Pradyumna is the member of Sri Krishna's eternal quadruple expansions (catur-vyuha) and Kamadeva who is a devata entered into his body to acquire a body. Jiva Goswami says that the statement that ...
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What is the historical origin of Yadavas?

What is the historical origin of Yadavas? Lord Brahma had a son named Atri and Atri had a son named Soma or Chandra (the Moon god). Budha was son of Soma. Lord Brahmā had another son named Marīci ...
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