Krishna begins the novel as a prententions, overly elabourate, occasionally arrogant, smug and slightly pompous young man who seems foolishly, anxiously obsessed with perfections. We are also aware of his love of routine and habits at the start of the novel and Krishna is presented to us very much as the picture of an English-educated Indian.
The kingdom of Surasena was the native kingdom of Yadava clans constituted by the Andhakas, Vrishnis and Bhojas. By overthrowing Kansa, Krishna re-established the old king Ugrasena on the throne and stabilized the kingdom from collapse due to factional fighting within the kingdom.
The next threat came from outside the country, from the Magadha Kingdom. The ruler of Magadha, Jarasandhaattacked Surasena many times and weakened its military. Krishna and other Yadava chiefs all tried their best to hold on. At last they had to flee from their native kingdom to the south and to the west.
Later, with the initiative of Krishna, the Yadavas who fled from Surasena formed a new kingdom called Dwaraka.
Its capital was Dwaravati, a city well protected by mountains on all sides, in an island, not far from the Gujarat coast. This made it immune to attacks from land. The kingdom prospered by sea trade with seafaring kingdoms.
Krishna also established a tie-up of Character of krishna with the Pandavasa faction of Kuruswho were fighting against the established Kuru Kingdom. This tie up also benefited the Yadavas, strategically. With the help of the Pandavas they overthrew the Magadha king Jarasandha who was their biggest enemy.
For this assistance, Krishna in turn helped the Pandavas to win the Kurukshetra War against the Kurus headed by Duryodhana.
Thus the rule of the Pandava Yudhishthira was re-established by Krishna at Indraprasthathe modern-day Delhi. However, The Yadava chiefs fought the Kurukshetra Waron both sides, and even after the war ended, the enmity among the Yadava leaders continued.
After 36 years, since the Kurukshetra War, another war broke among the Yadavas, in their own kingdom. This resulted in the absolute destruction of the Yadava kingdom in Dwaraka, with Balarama and Krishna also departing due to grief.
This fight among Yadava is also attributed to a curse from Gandharimother of Duryodhana to Krishna. But the help Krishna extended to the Pandava Yudhishthirapaid off. When the rule of Yudhishthira ended, he established the Yadava prince Vajra on the throne of Indraprastha along with the Kuru prince Parikshitat Hastinapura.
Thus the royal lineage of the Yadavas continued through Aniruddha 's son, prince Vajragreat grandson of Krishna and grandson of Pradhyumna. Parikshit was the son of Abhimanyu and the grandson of Arjuna. A very interesting read between the lines into the inner aspects of politics by Krishna as a human being.
The following sections shows glimpses of Krishna's political life, as a supporter of the Pandava cause, and as a mediator among his own kinsmen.
Pacifying his kinsmen when Arjuna eloped with the Yadava Princess Subhadra[ edit ] Mahabharata, Book 1, Preparations for the Kurukshetra War[ edit ] Mahabharata, Book 5, Chapter 5 As we are desirous of adopting a politic course, this is, no doubt, our first duty; a man acting otherwise would be a great fool.
But our relationship to both the Kurus and the Pandus is equal, howsoever these two parties may behave with each other. If that chief of the Kuru race should make peace on equitable terms, then the brotherly feelings between the Kuras and the Pandus will sustain no injury.
If on the other hand, the son of Dhritarashtra should wax haughty and from folly refuse to make peace, then having summoned others, summon us too. The holder of Gadiva then will be fired with wrath and the dull-headed and wicked Duryodhana, with his partisans and friends that will meet his fate.
Offer of aid in war for both Arjuna and Duryodhana[ edit ] Mahabharata, Book 5, Chapter 7 There is a large body of cowherds numbering ten lakhs, rivalling me in strength and known as the Narayanas, all of whom are able to fight in the thick of battle.
These soldiers, irresistible in battle, shall be sent to one of you and I alone, resolved not to fight on the field, and laying down my arms, will go to the other. You may, first select whichever of these two commends itself to you. Peace mission to prevent the Kurukshetra War[ edit ] Mahabharata, Book 5, Chapter 83 I will go to king Dhritarashtra, desirous of accomplishing what is consistent with righteousness, what may be beneficial to us, and what also is for the good of the Kurus.
Politics within the Yadava Chiefs[ edit ] Mahabharata, Book 12, Chapter 80 I never behave with slavish obsequiousness towards my kinsmen by flattering speeches about their prosperity. I give them half of what I have, and forgive their evil speeches. As a fire-stick is ground by a person desirous of obtaining fire, even so my heart is ground by my kinsmen with their cruel speeches.
Indeed, those cruel speeches burn my heart every day. Might resides in Sankarshana Balarama ; mildness in Gada; and as regards Pradyumna, he surpasses even myself in beauty of person. Although I have all these on my side yet I am helpless.Lord Krishna shows us how a ‘responsible man’ should behave in the time of domestic and international crisis.
Even though he is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, he displays all core human traits. The character of Krishna begins to influence the plot when he sees how talented the Pandavas as a group during the Draupadi’s Swayamva.
70 rows · Krishna: Summary: The novel is principally about Krishna’s development as . The anecdotes and narratives of Krishna's life are generally titled as Krishna Leela. He is a central character in the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana and the Bhagavad Gita, and is mentioned in many Hindu philosophical, theological, and mythological texts.
Aug 10, · Lord Krishna shall always be remembered for his role played in the epic battle fought between Pandavas and Kauravas in Kurukshetra. Gita - Literally meaning 'Song of God', contains his teachings to Arjuna during Mahabharata. Lord Krishna's famous words “karm kar phal ki chinta mat kar” have been the basis of modern society.
Krishna is attractive, all-opulent and has the most phenominal personality. In earlier times, He used to entertain his devotees by His interesting leelas which showed how He was clever yet innocent. He used to steal butter quite frequently but when scolded by Devi Yashoda, he used to deny his doings and make a face that reeked of innocence, expecting that it would get him out of receiving a punishment.
Krishna is God, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is the original and primeval person who is simultaneously expanded everywhere throughout existence and yet is still situated in His eternal abode in His original, transcendental form.