What is Krishna’s role in the Mahabharata?
Krishnas role in the Mahabharata gives direction to chaos while being at the center of it. For the first time, a story is told wherein a god is making bad decisions, directing a human to slaughter his kin all in the name of dharma. Whenever someone speaks of the Mahabharata, to everyone else the war springs to mind.
Did Krishna fight in Mahabharat?
As Lord Krishna was an avatar of Lord Vishnu, he too fought against adharma. Krishna did not attack Bhishma. He pretended that he is going to attack Bhishma.
What was the age of Lord Krishna during Mahabharata?
According to Matsya Purana, Lord Krishna was 89 years old when Mahabharata war was fought. The Mausala Parva of the Mahabharata says that Krishna died 36 years after the war, which adds up to 125 years. There are other religious texts too that describe Lord Krishna’s age.
Why did Krishna cheat in Mahabharata?
Krishna knew that Arjuna’s rival ,Karna, had a powerful weapon that could easily kill Arjuna. To save his life, Krishna asked Ghatotkach to attack Duryodhan so severely that Karna is forced to use his weapon against him.