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From Bhaagvat, 10/p6; Vishnu Puraan, 5/3;
Dhenukaasur was killed by Krishn in Dwaapar Yug. One day, Krishn's friends Shree Daamaa, Subal and junior Krishn said to Krishn and Balaraam - "Balaraam, You have lots of power in your arms; and Krishn, you kill bad people by your nature. There is a large Van (forest) nearby. There are many palm trees there. Lots of ripe palm fruits fall from them, but there lives a Raakshas named Dhenu, he does not allow anyone to take those fruits. He lives there in the form of a donkey. He himself is very powerful and there are many others also who live there along with him. People are so frightened from him that they do not go there. We have heard that its fruits are very sweet, but we have not tasted them yet because of that Raakshas only. We want to eat those fruits, only if you can help us. Because only you can help us to eat them."
So Krishn and Balaraam went to that forest. Balaraam Jee reached the branches of Palm trees and shook them rapidly. Many fruits fell down on the ground. When Dhenukaasur heard the sound of shaking of branches and falling of fruits, he came there rushing and attacked Balaraam Jee and Krishn. In the end he was killed. Since that day all started eating those fruits freely.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/27/03
Updated on 03/13/13