Legends of India: Lord Krishna and his wives
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- 2 of 10Many say that he had 16,108 wives. It is believed that when Lord Krishna killed demon king Narakasura, he freed the 16,100 women who were kept in his jails.Although, Lord Krishna asked their husbands to take them back, but they refused, doubting their dignity. In order to provide they safety, Krishna married them.According to scriptures, Krishna had 8 important wives (ashta-bharyas):
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Rukmini: The first wife of Lord Krishna and his favourite.
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Satyabhama: The second wife of Krishna, is believed to be a partial avatar of Bhudevi.
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Jambavati: The daughter of bear-king Jambavan, was a very devoted disciple of Lord Rama.
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Kalindi: Daughter of Sun God, Surya, Kalindi appeased Krishna with her penance.
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Mitravrinda: She was sister to the Kings of Avantipura.
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Nagnajiti: She was Princess of Kosala.
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Bhadra: She was the daughter if Krishna's aunt. She chose him as her husband in a Swayamvara Ceremony.
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Lakshana: Krishna won an archery competition to get Lakshana.