Krishna Story: Why did Kansa kill Devaki’s six unborn children?
Kansa was warned by an oracle that Devaki’s eighth son would kill Kansa.
Kansa killed Devaki’s six unborn children to save his life from Lord Narayan.
The king of Mathura was Ugrasenji. His elder son, Kansa, was very strong and ruthless in nature. He befriended the most unjust and tyrannical kings in the country. Many demons became his servants and advisers. He who associates with bad people becomes bad.Even though he was the son of the pious king Ugrasena, Kansa had become ungodly and unjust.
Ugrasenji’s brother’s name was Dev. Devakaja’s younger daughter was married to Vasudevajra. Kansa was very fond of Devaki, the daughter of his uncle. Kansa himself became the charioteer of that chariot when Vasudevji, after his marriage with Devaki, began to drive himself home in a chariot out of love for his younger sister.Akashvani was heard on the way.
Kansa got angry after hearing Akashvani. He grabbed Devaki’s hair and drew his sword to kill her. Vasudeva explained that to Kansa.
“Yes brother! When death is about to come, death will happen; without death, no one can kill anyone. You shall not sin by killing your sister. People condemn sinners. And he goes to hell.
Kansa was very cruel and vicious. Vasudevji’s preaching had no effect on him. He said, “If I kill her (the sister herself), then from where will the son of her who kills me be born?”
Vasudevji saw that Kansa was not convinced by persuasion. So he said, “Your sister has committed no crime, and you have no fear of her.” You are afraid of his children. So I will deliver to you whatever children he may have.”
Kansa accepted Vasudevji’s words. He came back home. In time, when Devakiji gave birth to her first son, Vasudevji took the child to Kansa as soon as he was born. It’s heartbreaking to hand over your own son to be murdered by a merciless sinner, but you must keep your promise.Good men take great pains to protect the truth.
At first, Kansa gave the child back. But Naradji wanted the incarnation of God to happen soon. God takes incarnation when wicked people commit many sins and cause suffering to God’s devotees.So Naradji made a circle and drew eight lines in it, and he asked Kansa to count.
From where Kansa counted, the line near him would become the eighth. This made Kansa deluded, thinking that in this way every son of Devaki could be called the eighth. He himself went to Vasudevji’s house, snatched Devakiji’s son, and killed him by throwing him on a stone. Fearing that Vasudeva and Deviki might run away, he imprisoned them both.
Kansa also put his father, Ugrasenji, in prison by force. By imprisoning his father, that evil man became the king in his own right. Devakiji’s sons were killed by throwing them on a stone.In this way, he killed the six sons of Devkiji as soon as they were born.
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