We may say that the intention of Vyasa in writing about the life of Sri Krishna in the Mahabharata is to demonstrate the character of a most unselfish life of perfection. Krishna is described to have been involved in many escapades in his adventurous childhood. The "Mahabharata" is the world's longest epic poem and one of Hinduism's most popular and important scriptures, along with the "Ramayan." One of the 7 inspiring characteristics of Karna in Mahabharata is that he was the most powerful character among all the men in Mahabharata. In all of the modern versions of Mahabharata, Krishna enjoys the divine status conferred upon him by the latest known original version of Mahabharata. And Krishna spends the rest of his life along with his parents and grandfather as one of the princes or chieftains of the Yadava clan. In fact he is the actual manipulator and strategist who without directly fighting the Mahabharata war, succeeds in setting up victory for the Pandava camp. Hazra(1962) has dated the Harivamsa to the 4th century CE on the basis of the description of Rasa lila in it. Also his diplomatic and philosophical skills are unbelievable for someone who had spent his childhood as a cowherd. ...his conch horn, leading his army’s instruments to create an uproar until, from their chariot. The Harivamsa then describes the journey of Krishna and his brother Balarama to Mathura where they slay the wicked king Kamsa and instill Kamsaâs father Ugrasena back as the king of Mathura. Even though the Mahabharata is an epic that tells the story of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, Krishna happens to be an important character in it. On the mountain peak, Indra, King of Gods, arrived to take Yudhisthira to heaven in his Golden Chariot. They are doing it with the intention of establishing adharma.” It is not a question of right and wrong. Bhishma suggesting Krishnaâs name for the chief guest to be honored during Yudhistiraâs Rajasooya yagna and the acceptance by the rest of the crowd (excluding Shishupala) is an indication of the respect Krishna commanded among his contemporaries. When all the key characters in the epic found solace in age old traditions and value system to justify every act of injustice they committed, Krishna in fact re-defines traditions and the core principles of dharma/righteousness. Later during Arjuna's 12 month pilgrimage as well, they plot together the adbuction and marriage of Krishna's sister Shubhadra with Arjuna. 32 years after the Mahabharata war, a brawl broke out among the Yadava chiefs in which Krishnaâs son and friends were slain. Redaction at Distributed Proofing, Juliet Sutherland, Project Manager. Yet, he displays great valor, honor and selfless offering. ...gain fulfillment and set a standard for others. The sun, the moon, and flame do not light up. He's described as a mischievous kid who was loved and adored by all. Krishna's love for the Pandavas and their ever strengthening relationship can be seen during their period of exile as well, when Krishna used to be a regular visitor to their camp, all the while cheering them. And at times, it's that of a devotee and deity. The origin of this appendix is not precisely known but it is apparent that it was a part of the Mahabharata by the 1st century CE because the poet Ashvaghosha whoâs believed to have lived around 150CE, quotes a couple of verses, attributing them to the Mahabharata, which are now only found in the Harivamsa. ...leads to a tranquility, unity with Brahman, and devotion, which engender a close knowledge of. In all of the modern versions of Mahabharata, Krishna enjoys the divine status conferred upon him by the latest known original version of Mahabharata. We see a warrior and his charioteer, and at the same time see a manipulator and his pawn. Krishna’s influence truly extends further and beyond the epic itself. Teachers and parents!