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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 of Kurukshetra. The Srimad Bhagavatam describes Krishna and the Yadavas meeting Nandagopa and Yashoda there: Seeing Nanda, the Vṛṣṇis were delighted and ...


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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 brother of Vasudeva, namely AnAdhR^iShTi begot on his wife Ashmaki an illustrious son by name NivR^ittashatru, and Devashrava, the third brother of Vasudeva, begat ...


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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 (Father of shree Krishna"). So we can say that Shree krishna was a kshatriya. तं मातुलेयं परिरभ्य निवृतो भीम: स्ययन प्रेमजवाकुलेइंद्रिय:।   यमौ किरीटी च ...


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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 Janardana, why wert thou indifferent to them? Thou wert competent to prevent the slaughter, for thou hast a large number of followers and a vast force. Thou hadst ...


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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 tato daśārho nāmnābhūt tasya vyomaḥ sutas tataḥ The son of Kratha was Kunti; the son of Kunti, Vṛṣṇi; the son of Vṛṣṇi, Nirvṛti; and the son of Nirvṛti, ...


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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 was appointed the king of South so it's oblivious that many Kshatriya Yadav families were/are from the South. However it's nothing to do with Lord Krishna's ...


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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 performs the funeral rites of all the dead. Seven days from then he sets out with the citizens and others to Indraprastha. Then Partha, more grieved than they, ...


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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 taken from wikipedia. You can also read this Quora article.


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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 coast, whereas Magadha was in a far off place. So it is very difficult to link Jews with Yadavas, though the names are apparently indicting the same origin. Some ...


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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 able to recollect it. Also Manusmriti 3.5 says: "Marriage should he performed with persons not belonging to the same Pravara;—above the Seventh grade ...


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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 - identified themselves with that mahabharata time clan. But reverse is not true, ie we can not identify Krishna with the caste system of centuries later. Because ...


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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 is an exaggerated figure, what we normally term as "Atishyokti". It's just like when we ask some one how many people came to watch the match, so if a person ...


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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 Kama who is burnt by Shiva took birth as Pradyumna is only partially acceptable and is a limited proposal. For Pradyumna to be burnt or for Kamadeva to become ...


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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 the Yadavas.] I am Vasudeva;... Is Lord Krishna a Kshatriya or a Yadava or is he born into a kshatriya dynasty named Yadavas? The Supreme Personality of ...


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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 and Marīci had son named Kaśyapa. Vivasvān (the Sun god) was son of Kaśyapa. From Vivasvān was born Vaivasvata Manu. Vaivasvata Manu got a daughter named Ilā. ...


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