Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Was Krishna a leader of ornament-pickers on battle-fields?


Lord Krishna is an incarnation of God depicted in Bhagavata. He is the hero of the Bhagavata purana.

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.

aayodhana-gatam vittam
anantam vÄ«`ra-bhu`ṣhaṇ`am
yadu-ra`jaaya tat sarvam
a`hṛtam praadis`at prabhuḥ.

Krishna presented to UgrasEna (the Yadu king) all the wealth that had fallen on the battlefield (aayoodhana-gatam) - ornaments worn by the slain soldiers and knights.

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British Kings and Queens encouraged the European colonialists and pirates to go on rampaging adventures and expeditions, and collected royal shares in the collections brought back. The Kohinoor Diamond, The Peacock Throne, The Sword of Tippu Sultan, The Serangapatam Diamond, The Star of Africa, Edward's Sapphire,The Timur Ruby, etc. are some examples of the ornament-picking.

The Arab, Turkish, Moghul and other Islamic Invaders from the Northwest encouraged their soldiers to pick gold, silver and gems on battle-fields (from injured persons and dead bodies) and gave them shares when they submitted the collections to the Chief.

Pillaging is thus a regal splendour.