When the Pandavas lost everything, including themselves to Duryodhana in the game of dice – a plan ill-devised by Shakuni; in the heat of moment Yudhistra also loses his wife Draupadi in the game. In order to disgrace her, Duryodhana orders his brother Dusshasan to remove Draupadi's saree. Draupadi after seeing Pandavas’ head hanging in helplessness chants ‘Krishna, Jai Shree Krishna, Hey Krishna’ and surrenders to the Lord by lifting both her hands in prayer. Lord Krishna answers her prayers and to everyone’s surprise in the court, as Dusshasan starts disrobing Draupadi, the saree fails to be stripped fully. After trying for long to disrobe, Dusshasan who was dubbed to have power of 10,000 elephants failed, as Krishna Leela prevailed.
Sri Krishna Leelas (6 of Many)
Krishna advises Bheema to eliminate Jarasandha
Jarasandha, the ruler of Magadha, was a powerful king. Once, he had imprisoned 95 kings and needed five more to perform a Yagna, which he thought would make him win the powerful Yadav army. The captive Kings managed to pass on their message of their imprisoned condition. Krishna in order to eliminate Jarasandha, devised a clever plan. He made Bheema wrestle with Jarasandha. The fierce battle ensued for 14 days, and with no end near Bheema looked up to Krishna for help. Krishna picked up a stick, tore it and threw it away. Bheema got the hint and tore Jarasandha’s body and threw it away. Jarasandha’s body got attached like a Terminator, which baffled Bheema. He again looked at Krishna. Krishna did the same thing, but Bheema noticed something. He saw that Krishna threw the parts of torn stick in opposite directions. Bheema did the same and won the battle.
Sri Krishna Leelas (7 of Many)
Krishna and Sudama
When Krishna was the King of Dwaraka, an old childhood friend Sudama paid him a visit to seek help from abject poverty. Krishna treated him with ultmost respect and when Sudama returned home, he found that his hut had turned into a royal mansion and his family had everything they could ask for. Since Sudama had nothing to give his friend, he had carried only a bag of beaten rice given by his wife. To this day, this simple dish is offered to Krishna on Janmashtami.
Sri Krishna Leelas (8 of Many)
Cleverly plays with clouds to hatch a plan for Jaydratta
Jaydratta was the King of Sindhu Kingdom. In the course of the Mahabaratha war, when Arjuna learns that Jaydratta was the cause of his son Abhimanyu’s death, he pledges to kill Jaydratta next day in the battle, failing which he’ll sit on the pyre of fire. As the sunset nears next day, Jaydratta hides in the army camp and waits for the sunset. Krishna gets to know the intention of Jaydratta. Krishna cleverly moves clouds over the setting Sun, which makes everyone in Kaurava camp happy. Jaydratta comes out of his hiding and taunts Arjuna of his pledge. Just as when Jaydratta comes out, Krishna moves away the clouds in front of the sun and Arjuna finally slays Jaydratta.
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