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Aniruddh was the grandson of Shree Krishn and Rukminee, and the son of Pradyumn and Rukmvatee (Rukmee's daughter). He was married to Rukmee's son's daughter Rochanaa. ( Vishnu Puraan, 4/11 says that Rukmee's granddaughter's name was Subhadraa). He was married to Baanaasur's daughter Ushaa also. He is also said to be the Ansh Avataar of Vaasudev as his father Pradyumn (Avataar of Kaam Dev) was.
Aniruddh's Marriage to Ushaa
How to arrange their meeting? Chitralekhaa knew to fly also in the sky, so she brought Aniruddh to Ushaa's palace while he was sleeping, to please her friend. He stayed there for some time. There he forgot the time scale. When Baanaasur came to know about him, he got very angry and got ready to fight with him. Till then Krishn and Pradyumn also had come to know his whereabouts. So they also came to fight with Baanaasur. Baanaasur's Nagar was guarded by Shankar Jee, so they faced Shankar Jee there.
Both fought for quite some time. In the end Shiv Jee requested Krishn not to kill Baanaasur and make him fearless. Krishn said, "I could not have killed him anyway, because I know he is the son of Raajaa Bali and I have given Var to Bali that I will not kill any Daitya in your Vansh". Then Baanaasur himself brought Ushaa and Aniruddh, married them and sent them with Krishn.
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 05/15/13