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SRI KRISHNA

The Slaying Of Kamsa

Here in 'Mathura, Kamsa was beginning to feel more and more alarmed. Keshi, another rakshasa whom he sent, was also killed. Kamsa threw Vasudeva and Devaki into the prison and planned to invite Krishna to Mathura and kill him there. He, therefore, sent his cousin Akrura to Brindavan to bring Krishna. Akrura was a great devotee of Krishna. He told Krishna of Kamsa's evil intentions. Krishna rejoiced. He said, "Let us all go to Mathura." With him went Akrura, Balarama, Nanda and some other gopalakas.

The news of the visit of Krishna spread in Mathura. So everywhere there was curiosity, excitement and joy.

As Krishna and Balarama were approaching the palace a big elephant of the name Kuvalayapida rushed towards Krishna. Kamsa had deliberately stationed the elephant there to kill Krishna. Krishna cut off the trunk. The huge animal fell down and died.

As the brothers approached Kamsa's court two wrestlers, Mushtika and Chanura by name, stepped forward. They were famous all over the country for their wrestling. They were very strong. The spectators were filled with pity and murmured, "Poor boys! What can they do against these rocklike? Wrestlers!"

Krishna took on Chanura and Balarama took on Mushtika. And the two wrestlers were killed. When he saw his two formidable wrestlers killed by the boys, Kamsa was bewildered and filled with fear. Krishna pounced on Kamsa, caught hold of his hair and pushed him to the ground. Kamsa tried to get up to save himself. He tried to fight. But Krishna killed him. The people of Mathura sighed in relief. They celebrated Krishna's victory with great joy because Kamsa had been a tyrant. Krishna did not ascend the throne, but crowned Ugrasena, his grandfather.

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Krishna killed the wicked Kamsa
About Krishna
Introduction
From The Prison To Nandagokula
The Darling Child Of Yashoda
The Govardhana Hill
You are Here! The Slaying Of Kamsa
At The Guru's Feet
To Dwaraka
The Heroic Krishna
The Saviour Of The Pandavas
The Ambassador Of The Pandavas
Paving The Way For The War
'Forget Not Your Duty, Arjuna'
Krishna's Will
End Of Krishnavathara
Yogeshwara Krishna
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