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Legends of India: Lord Krishna and his wives

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  • Dec 10, 2012, 09:48 AM IST
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Lord Krishna, the ninth avatar of Lord Vishnu, is believed to a great lover. 

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Many 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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