Hello Readers! Welcome back to Humor Nation. Today is Krishna Janmashtami and in some places, people call it Gokulashtami, It is a Hindu festival celebrated annually for the birth of Lord Krishna, who was the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna was the eighth child of Devaki and Vasudeva and his birth took place in an era full of chaos and during his birth the evil surrounded him. In order to save him from his evil uncle Kansa, Vasudeva took him and walked all across the Yamuna and then to Gokul where he gave away his son to Nanda and Yashoda.
But have you ever thought about one thing, that is if Kansa knew that Devaki’s child would be the reason of his death, then why did he keep Devaki and Vasudeva together in the same prison. Kansa knew this ever since but never separated the two to avoid any chances of them giving birth to a new child.
So let’s know the reason behind it and hope that none of your beliefs get offended!
There are various kinds of theories related to it and most of them are interconnected somehow, so let’s start.
Kansa loved his sister a lot and was very happy to see her sister marry Vasudeva as they loved each other. Kansa shared a good and healthy relationship with the two but then one day in a prophecy he came to learn that Devaki’s child would kill him and from then everything changed. After that, he wanted to kill his own sister, Devaki but Vasudeva somehow influenced him to not kill her and promised him to deliver all his sons to Kansa right after their birth.
Many people believe that no matter how ruthless Kansa was, he would never hurt his little sister and it was just his EGO to let them stay together and give birth to their sons and when they’ll grow up, he would defeat them and show the world that he is the strongest person in the world and is not afraid of anyone. So according to some people, Kansa did not want himself to be portrayed as a weak one and that is why he let them had children.
Some believe that it was his political move to let Devaki and Vasudeva have children so that the world could see how merciful king he was that he allowed them to consummate their marriage after knowing the fact that her child would kill him in the future. He did not want himself to be portrayed as a coward and hence took his future into his hands and decided to end the situation in his own way by killing the 8th child.
By this, we could sense that Hindu mythology is far more interesting and not boring as we think it to be.