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Mentions that Devotees are completely dependent on Him
“ You enter into Krishna’s family, Vrndavana family, where Krishna has got His father, mother, His friends, His lover, His beloved, His cows, His garden, His Yamuna. You enter that, that family. Then you will not have to return back again to this temporary family, which will not stay.” - Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.43 Mayapura, October 23, 1974
“ We are members of Krishna's family. Our aim is not to become a Mayavadisannyasi, but to become family members of Krishna's devotees. Krishna maintains 16,000 families, and if you get a chance to serve in one of the families, then your life is a success. “ - HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami SrilaPrabhupada
Krishna had 16,108 wivesHe begot 10 sons with each wife
Perfect Husband All the Queens thought Krishna was with them only Krishna was considered to be a henpecked husband Krishna had no attraction for any of them Krishna is Atmarama He was equal to all and treated them perfectly
Serving The Lord Krishna Leela Series Chapter 61 Fortunate to Serve the Lord Increasing bliss in serving Each wife had thousands of Servants Seva :
Profiles of Krishna’s Children from first 8 Consorts Rukmini: Pradyumna, Carudesna, Sudesna, Carudeha, Sucaru, Carugupta, Bhadracaru, Carucandra, Vicaru and Caru Satyabhama: Bhanu, Subhanu, Svarbhanu, Prabhanu, Bhanuman, Candrabhanu, Brhadbhanu, Atibhanu, Sribhanu and Pratibhanu Jambavati: Samba, Sumitra, Purujit, Satajit, Sahasrajit, Vijaya, Citraketu, Vasuman, Dravida and Kratu Satya: Vira, Candra, Asvasena, Citragu, Vegavan, Vrsa, Ama, Sanku, Vasu and Kunti Kalindi : Sruta, Kavi, Vrsa, Vira, Subahu, Bhadra, Santi, Darsa, Purnamasa, Somaka Laksmana: Praghosa, Gatravan, Simha, Bala, Prabala, Urdhvaga, Mahasakti, Saha, Oja and Aparajita Mitravinda: Vrka, Harsa, Anila, Grdhra, Vardhana, Unnada, Mahamsa, Pavana, Vahni and Ksudhi Bhadra: Sangramajit, Brhatsena, Sura, Praharana, Arijit, Jaya, Subhadra, Vama, Ayur and Satyaka
Eldest Son of Rukmini was married to Mayavati since birth and afterwards was married to Rukmavati and had a son named Anirudh Krishna had sons, grandsons and great grandsons. Rukmi’s daughter was married with Krishna’s son : Pradyumna even though Rukmi was against it Krishna had a beautiful daughter and was married to the son of Krtavarma- Bali. Total family count: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
When Rukmini’s grandson Anirudh was to be married, Rukmi offered Rochana. Not sanctioned in the Vedas All family members reached Bhojakata Wedding was nicely performed
King of Kalinga’s ill advice Induces Rukmi to challenge Sri Balaram to a game of chess Although not an expert, He was enthusiastic Balaramwas losing the game continuously and they were playing with Gold coins Started showing his teeth
Krishna Leela Series Chapter 61 Balaram started winning but was getting angry also Criticized both brothers that they are useless in Kshatriya games and only fit for cow herding.
King of Kalinga tried to flee in fear He was always showing his teeth and mocking Them so Balaram got rid of ? Balaram knocked all his teeth off The King’s accomplices got beaten by Balaram and ran away Sri Balaramteaches During the strife, Krishna was silent After the incident , everyone happily started for Dwaraka…..