Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 58:56-58

Book 10: Fifty-eight Chapter (Latter Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 58: Verses 56-58

Sri Krsna (next) married Bhadra, a princess of Kekaya, daughter of His father's sister, Srutakirti[1] offered (to Him) by her brothers, the foremost of whom was Santardana. He (further) carried away single-handed, in an assemblage called for self-election of a husband, Laksmana, daughter of the (then) ruler of the Madra territory, endowed with auspicious marks, (even) as Garuda (the king of birds) snatched away (the jar of) nectar (from Indra's paradise). There were other such consorts of Sri Krsna, (all) good-looking and numbering thousands (sixteen thousand) rescued from the captivity of Bhaumasura[2](the son of Mother Earth) after killing him.

Thus ends the fifty-eighth discourse entitled "Sri Krsna's marriage with (the rest of) His

eight principal spouses", in the latter half of Book Ten of the great and glorious

Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.


  1. Vide IX xxiv. 30
  2. The demon was born of mother Earth through her touch with the Lord manifested as the divine Boar at the time of His lifting her up from the depths of the ocean (vide III.xiii. 31).Mother Earth herself acknowledges this in the Visnu-Purana When she says:_

    यदामुद्धृता नाथ त्वया सूकरमूर्तिना। तत्स्पर्शसम्भव: पुत्रस्तदायं मध्यजायत॥

Related Articles