Activities By Krishn
Krishn's More Activities
The following activities were performed by Shree Krishn during His lifetime.
They are given here chronologically according to Skandh 10 of
Incident in Brij or Nand Graam and Vrindaa Van
(1) Pootanaa Vadh
The first one was Pootanaa whom Krishn killed when He was only a few
days old. She tried to breastfeed Him, and He sucked it so hard that
she got killed.
(2) Shakat Bhanjan
Krishn killed Shakat Bhanjan Raakshas when He was over two months old.
At that time He was lying under the Chhakadaa, He turned it over by
hitting it by His feet.
(3) Trinaavart (in the form of a storm)
Next was Trinaavart Raakshas. He was a personal servant of Kans. He had
sent him by the help of Jaraasandh, so by the order of Kans he came to
Gokul in the form of a storm. It took Krishn in the sky and covered the
whole Gokul with dust. Nobody was able to see anything. It stayed there
for two Ghadee (48 minutes). Yashodaa could not see her son because He
was not there. She cried and fainted. Krishn became so heavy for Trinaavart
that he could not bear His weight. His speed was decreased. Krishn held
his neck so tightly, that he could not free himself, rather he became just
powerless and fell on a stone dead. Krishn also fell down with him. He
killed him when He was only one year old.
(4) Yamalaarjun Uddhaar
They were not Raakshas but they were two Gandharv and had to born as
a tree because of a Shaap. They were to be freed from this Yoni (species)
by Krishn. So once when Yashodaa tied Krishn with pestle, He pulled the
pestle and took it in between those two large trees. The pestle got horizontal
and could not pass through the narrow space between the trees. Krishn
pulled it hard and the tree felled by that force. They got released from
the Shaap. He did this when He was two years old.
(5) Krishn Fills the Basket of Fruit With Jewels
One day a fruit-seller woman was selling her fruits, but she was unable to sell
her fruits. Hearing her call Bhagavaan took some grains in His little hands and
ran to buy fruits from her. Hands were very small so all the grains fell from His
hands on the floor on the way while He was running to the door to buy the fruits.
But the woman filled His both hands with fruits. When she got home, her basket of
fruits was filled with jewels.
This event occurred in Vrindaa Van. One day when Krishn and other
Gwaal Baal were grazing their animals. a Daitya (Vatsaasur) came
there to kill Krishn. Krishn saw that he had changed himself into
a calf and got mixed up among His animals. He pointed this to Balaraam
Jee from His eyes and reached close to him. Krishn caught him with
his tail and hind legs, gave it circles in the air and threw him
on a tree. Daitya got killed.
(6) Bakaasur (in crane form)
One day Gwaal Baal took their animals to a pond to make them drink
water. They saw a very huge living being there. It was like a broken
piece of a mountain. They got frightened to see it. Actually it was
Asur) who came in the form of a crane to eat Krishn. His beak was
very sharp and he himself was very mighty. He immediately swallowed
Krishn. All other Gwaal Baal got fainted seeing this. When he was
swallowing Krishn, Krishn became so hot for his mouth that his mouth
started burning, so he immediately spit Him out. Then he ran towards
Him to kill Him with his beak. In the meantime Krishn held both parts
of his beak in His both hands and pulled them apart. Thus He killed him.
Aghaasur (Agh means
Paap, and Asur means Raakshas or Demon) was a great Daitya. He was the
younger brother of Pootanaa and Bakaasur and Kans sent him to kill Krishn.
When he saw Krishn and Balaraam he thought - "Oh, He is the one who
has killed my brother and sister. I will not leave Him today. I will kill
Him along with Gwaal Baal." So he changed himself into a python whose
size was like one Yojan long Parvat (mountain). He opened his large mouth
like a door of a cave. His tongue looked like a red colored road. His breath
was like storm and eyes were like fire. Children thought this was something
like a decoration piece of Vrindaavan. They imagined him as a decorative
python and entered his mouth. Krishn thought - "These children are taking
the real python as a fake python." Till then they had already entered his
mouth, but the python had not swallowed them, because he was waiting for Shree
Krishn to come inside. So Krishn also entered his mouth. Now the python was
about to swallow all of them that Krishn started increasing His body size so
much that he got restless. His eyes came out and his soul also left his body.
Then all children came out of his body. A light came out of his body and entered
in Krishn's body. He killed him in His 5th year, but the Gwaal Baal told this
incident to their parents in His 6th year.
(8) Dhenukaasur Vadh
Dhenukaasur lived in Taal Van in the form of a bull. Once Krishn and Balaraam,
with other Gop boys, went there to graze their cows. There they saw very sweet
fruits and Gop boys requested Krishn to fell some Taal fruits. Balaraam felled
(9) Kaaliya Naag Daman
Once Krishn and other Gop boys were playing with ball, that their ball fell
in Yamunaa River. Nobody us to Yamunaa, because there lived Kaaliya Naag and
he has poisoned Yamunaa's water. Krishn got ready to jump into the water to
bring their ball. In spite of stopped by Gop boys He jumped in Yamunaa, found
Kaaliya Naag there and destroyed his pride. On his and his wives' prayer Krishn
released him and sent him to live in the sea with his family.
(10) Pralambaasur Vadh
Pralambaasur was a
friend of Kans. Kans sent him to kill both Krishn and Balaraam. He found
that Krishn was difficult to win so he joined Gop boys while they were
playing. Balaraam defeated him in the game, so he was supposed to carry
Balaraam Jee on his back, but he started flying in the sky carrying Balaraam
Jee, so Balaraam Jee killed him.
(11) Lifting Govardhan Parvat
Once Krishn stopped Brij people to worship Indra. This made Indra very
angry, so he rained heavily. Water filled Brij and Gop, Gwaal Baal etc
got worried. So Krishn lifted Govardhan mountain on His smallest finger
of His left hand for 7 days and 7 nights. After all Indra got tired and
stopped clouds to rain. Then he worshipped Krishn and asked the Var to
protect his son Arjun. This He did when He was 7 years old.
Krishn promised to Gopee that their wish, to get Him as their husband,
will be fulfilled. So one day in Sharad Ritu He played Mahaaraas with
them and gave them pleasure they wished for.
(13) Sudarshan Vidyaadhar
Because of Ashtaavakra
Muni's Shaap, this Vidyaadhar was born as a python. One day Nand Jee was
sleeping on the banks of Saraswatee River after worshipping Bhagavaan Shankar
and Paarvatee Jee on a Shiv Raatri day, he came there and being hungry took
him to his place. Nand Jee called his son, so Krishn came immediately and
touched His foot to python's body. Sudarshan's all sins were washed away and
he went to his Lok.
(14) Shankhchood Yaksh
One day Shankhchood Yaksh abducted a Gopee. Krishn hit him on his head. His head
fell off and Krishn took his Choodaa Mani which was in the form of a Shankh (conch)
from his head and gave it to Balaraam Jee. Balaraam Jee blew it.
(15) Arishtaasur or Vrishabhaasur Vadh
One day when Krishn was entering Brij, Arisht named Asur came in Brij in
the form of a bull. He had broken many houses and trees while he was coming.
Gopee got frightened seeing that bull, so they called Krishn for help. Krishn
broke his horns and killed him by hitting him in his stomach.
(16) Keshee Vadh
When Naarad Jee told Kans about the birth of Raam and Krishn, Kans sent
Akroor Jee to Gokul to bring them in Mathuraa for a wrestling, but sent
Keshee Asur also to kill them as well. So Keshee came to Gokul in the
form of a horse in Gokul before Akroor Jee came there. Krishn put His
arm inside his mouth and expanded it so much that he died.
Vyomaasur was the son of Maya Daanav. Once when krishn was playing with other
Gop boys, he assumed a form of a Gop boy and started stealing Gop boys from
there. One by one he took all the children and kept them in a cave and closed
the mouth of that cave. Krishn caught him, but Vyomaasur tried to expand himself
but Krishn did not let free him and killed him by hitting him on the ground.
Thus Krishn saved Gop children and killed him.
Incidents in Mathuraa
(18) Washerman's Vadh
When Raam and Krishn came to Mathuraa, they met a washerman who was washing
Kans' and other royal clothes. Krishn asked some clothes from him but in
his pride he insulted Him. so Krishn killed him with His palm only.
(19) Tailor's Incident
Krishn gave the tailor who altered Kans' clothes for Him, lots of wealth and
comforts in this life and Moksh after death.
(20) Sudaamaa Gardener
After killing the washerman, they met a gardener. He gave some flowers
to Him. On getting flowers from him, Krishn blessed him with lots of
wealth, health to his descendents up to one Manvantar.
(21) Kubjaa Incident
Next Krishn saw Kubjaa carrying sweet smelling Ubatan He asked some Ubatan
from her which she gave Him very affectionately. He made her upright and
beautiful by just touching her.
(22) Kuvalayaapeed Vadh
Kuvalayaapeed was an Asur in elephant form. Kans asked his servant to kill
Krishn and Balaraam as they would come to the stadium. So as they were
entering the stadium, Kuvalayaapeed attacked them, but was killed by
(23) Chaanoor and Mushtik Vadh
They were the great Daitya wrestlers. Chaanoor was killed by Krishn and
Mushtik was killed by Balaraam while they were contesting with them.
(24) Kans Vadh
Kans was Krishn's mother's brother. He was the son of a Raakshas. A Divine
voice had already announced at the time of Vasudev and Devakee's marriage,
when Kans was taking them to their palace; that Devakee's 8th son will kill
Kans. Kans put both Vasudev and Devakee in prison and killed her 6 sons. 7th
son was transferred to Rohinee's womb (Vasudev's another wife) and was born
as Balaraam. Krishn was 8th son. He saved Himself by instructing His father
to transfer Him to Nand and Yashodaa's house. There He lived for 14 years.
Kans came to know about His wonderful acts, so he called Him to Mathuraa
for wrestling contest. There He killed Chaanoor, Kuvalayaapeed elephant
and Kans himself.
(25) Panchjan Vadh
After finishing their education, Krishn and Balaraam paid their Guru
Dakshinaa to their Guru Saandeepan Muni by bringing back his dead son
from His Lok. During searching him He killed Panchjan Daitya. He was
living in sea. He killed him and took his body as His own conch -
Incidents of His Adulthood
17 Battles with Jaraasandh
As Jaraasandh heard that Krishn killed Kans, his son-in-law, he invaded
Mathuraa to kill Krishn. He went there 17 times, each time with his 23
Akshauhinee army. Krishn dfeated him all the times. But when he was about
to come 18th time, Kaalyavan also came at the same time. He knew that He
could not fight with both of them so, as Kaalyavan came first, He first
killed Kaalyavan, then inhabited Dwaarakaa to save Mathuraa people from
to fight with Krishn to take the revenge of ... Krishn took him to a
cave where Raajaa Muchukund was sleeping. He had a Var from Devtaa
that while he was sleeping, if he was awaken by anybody, and he cast
his sight on him, he will burn to ashes. Krishn covered him with His
yellow cloth. Kaalyavan thought that he was Krishn pretending to sleep
there. So he woke him up by hitting him by his foot. Muchukund woke
up and as he cast a glance at Kaalyavan, he burned to ashes.
Rukminee's brother Rukmee did not want to marry Rukminee to Krishn, he
wanted to marry Her to be married to Shishupaal; but since Rukminee
loved Krishn, She called Krishn secretly. Krishn came and abducted her
Seeing this Rukmee etc followed Krishn and challenged to fight. During
the fight, Krishn wanted to kill him, but seeing Rukminee trembling
with fear, Balaraam Jee stopped Him doing so, later Balaraam Jee himself
killed him on the occasion of his son Aniruddh's marriage. (see below in
Balaraam Jee's Incidents)
He killed Shatdhanvaa by His Chakra to take Syaamantak Mani from him to
clear the blame of stealing Symantak Mani on Him, but He did not find the
Mani on him.
Mur Daitya Vadh
had taken Aditi's earrings, Indra's Mani Parvat, Varun's Chhatra
(royal umbrella), and imprisoned 16,000 princesses (some say that
they were 16,100), so once Indra came to Krishn to tell this. Krishn
rode on His Garud along with Satyabhaamaa and went to Bhaumaasur's
capital Praag Jyotish to take all these things back. Mur Daitya was
his guard, so Krishn killed him during this fight. Mur had five
Bhaumaasur or Narakaasur (son of Prithvi) Vadh
Later He killed Bhaumaasur also. Bhaumaasur was Prithvi's son. He was
born from Prithvi when Bhagavaan was bringing Prithvi out of the water
after fighting with Hayagreev Daitya. Varaah Bhagavaan's touch with
Prithvi produced this Daitya. At that time Prithvi asked the Var from
Him that her son should be killed by Vishnu only. [It is also said that
at that time Prithvi asked the Var that he should be killed only by his
mother. Since Satyabhaamaa was the incarnation of Prithvi, krishn took
her along with Him when he went to kill Narakaasur, and He killed him
only after getting the orders from Satyabhaamaa only. This story comes
in Bhaagvat Puraan.]
Paundrak or Second Krishn Vadh
He considered himself another Krishn an lived in the guise of Krishn.
Krishn killed him by His Chakra.
Kaashee Raaj and His Son
When Krishn attacked Paundrak he was at his friend Kaashee Raaj's
place, so when he came to fight with Him, Kaashee Raaj also came
with him being his friend. Krisn killed him also. Seeing his father
killed by Krishn, Kaashee Raaj's son pleased Shiv and produced a
Krityaa to kill Krishn, but it failed to kill Krishn so the Krityaa
killed the Kaashee Raaj's son himself.
Shishupaal in Yudhishthir's Raajsooya Yagya. He had already given
him permission to abuse Him for 100 times, so as he abused him 101st
time He killed by His Chakra. Shishupaal and Dantavakra were the
Jaya and Vijaya.
Shaalv and His Saubh City
Shaalv was Shishupaal's
friend. When Krishn had killed Shishupaal, he came to take revenge of the
killing of his friend. Krishn destroyed his Saubh Viman city, moving
in the skies, and killed him.
As Krishn killed Shaalv, Dantvakra came to take revenge of his brother Shishupaal,
but was killed by Krishn. Shishupaal and Dantavakra were the incarnation of
Jaya and Vijaya.
As Dantvakra was killed, Vidoorath, Dantvakra's brother came to
fight with Krishn. He killed him also.
Who Were Killed by Krishn's Chakra?
(1) Shishupaal Vadh
First of all Shishupaal was killed in Yudhishthir's court at the time of his
(2) Shatadhanvaa Vadh
Shatadhanvaa who killed Satraajit for Syaamantak Mani, was killed by Krishn's
(3) Paundrak Vadh
Second was Paundrak (the fake Krishn) who was killed by His Chakra
(4) Bhaumaasur Vadh
Later Bhaumaasur was killed with His Chakra.
Who Saw Krishn's Viraat Roop and Chaturbhuj Roop
Krishn showed his Viraat Roop only to Arjun in the battlefield of Kurukshetra. It was
seen by Sanjaya also because of he had the Divine sight given by Ved Vyaas Jee.
(1) First Krishn showed His large Chaturbhuj Roop in Yudhishthir's
court just before killing Shishupaal.
(2) He showed His Chaturbhuj Roop to King Muchukund sleeping in the cave after
he had killed Kaalayavan Raakshas just by his look.
Krishn's Meeting With Vyaas Jee
The only time Krishn explicitly meets Vyaas Jee in Mahaabhaarat is,
when after Duryodhan’s death, Krishn goes to Hastinaapur to meet
Dhritraashtra. He finds Vyaas there and touches his feet.
How Krishn Died
Coming of Kali Yug
Vishnu Puraan, 5/15
says "Kali Yug came on the same day on which Krishn left this Prithvi Lok
and went to His Param Dhaam.
The following were killed by Balaraam Jee
(1) Pralambaasur (at the time of playing with Gop)
(2) Mushtik (He was the wrestler in Kans' stadium in Mathuraa)
(3) Sumaalee (Kans' brother, he came to fight to take revenge of his brother Mushtik.)
(4) Rukmee (while playing Chausar with him at the time of Aniruddh's marriage)
(5) Dwivid (while in Raivat gardens on Mandaraachal Parvat)
(6) Soot Jee (while on Teerth Yaatraa)
(8) Hans (His name is mentioned by Krishn to Yudhishthir, at the time of doing
Raajsooya Yagya, saying that he and Dimbak were the great friends of Jaraasandh.
They were invincible also as they could not be killed by any weapon. Balaraam
killed Hans after a fight for 18 days. As Dimbak could not live without Hans,
hearing his killing, he committed suicide by jumping in Yamunaa River.
Sunaman - King of Shoorsen
He was second brother of Kans with one Akshauhinee army.
Pradyumn (Krishn's son) Killed Shambaraasur