CRUEL KRISHNA OR KRISHNA IN A HYPERBOLE
Lord Krishna is an incarnation of God depicted in Bhagavata. He is the hero of the Bhagavata purana. Ref: www.srimadbhagavatam.org.
According to Canto 10, Chapter 50, Verse 4 of Bhagavata, Jaraasamdha the king of Magadha besieged the Capital of Madhura. It was ruled by Ugraseena, grand father of Krishna. Jarasamdha waged war with Krishna using 23 akshauhinis.
1 akshauhini = 1,09,350 infantry (foot soldiers);
65,610 cavalry with horsemen on them;
21,870 elephants with mahouts on them;
21,870 chariots and charioteers
23 akshauhinis x 218,700 = 5,030,100 (humans, animals not counted).
Jarasamdha and Krishna fought 17 times, everytime with 23 akshauhinis.
17 x 5,030,100 = 85,511,700 people.
According to Bhagavata, Krishna and Balarama killed all these people.
What would have been the population of India 2500 to 5000 years back (period of Maha Bharata and Krishna under dispute) ? Did Krishna kill all the Indians?
Hundreds of rivers of blood flowed. How many? What a grotesque description!
Quote: Verse 40 from the same book, same chapter, same website:
"Lord Krishna then presented to the Yadu king all the wealth that had fallen on the battlefield - namely, the countless ornaments of the dead warriors. "
This shows that there was a custom of knights collecting the gold and precious ornaments of slain soldiers and presenting to the kings who filled their coffers with the booty.
Heroes or pillagers or Lords!