Notable amongst these are his various killings and thrashings of prominent enemies such as the ogress Putana, the giant bull , the giant snake Kaliya, and the king of the Hayas (horses).Also swiftly dealt with was the scheming tyrant Kamsa – after whose beheading Krishna established himself as king of Mathura.
Krishna was involved in many escapades in his adventurous youth.
Arjuna, in the same work, tells us that Krishna is ‘divine, prior to the gods, unborn, omnipresent’.
In other adventures Krishna built the great fortress city of Dvaraka in Gujarat, known as the ‘City of Gates’.
The black hair was planted into the womb of Devaki, a princess of the city of Mathura, and so Krishna was born into the Pandava family, his earthly father being Vasudeva.
Unfortunately for Krishna his mother’s brother, Kamsa, had been warned that Devaki’s eighth child would kill him, and so Kamsa determined to murder the eighth child, a crime he had already carried out seven times before Krishna was born.