Historically, the great incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Shri Krishna, belongs to the end of the Dwapar Yuga, the third age. The position occupied by him and the role he played in the epic war of Mahabharata are extremely significant and important. The Mahabharata war gave birth to Srimad Bhagwat Gita, which is the celestial divine speech (Devavani) of Shri Krishna.
Scholars have concluded that the epic war of Mahabharata broke out on 12th November 3143 B.C. They came to this result with the help of all the available literary documents and historical records. Also the positions of constellations and astronomical calculations played a major role in calculating the time of the event, some 5,152 years ago. In the ancient method used in India, time was calculated in terms of Kalpas and Yugas. Yugabda marked the beginning of a new era. Astronomically, the present Yuga is Kaliyuga and it started 5,109 years ago. Shri Krishna passed away during the few initial years of Kaliyuga.
Shri Krishna was not crowned Lord Krishna just because of his status at birth, although he was born to Vasudeva and Devaki and brought up in the rich family of Nanda and Yashoda. He became known as the Lord because he destroyed all of the evils. His special weapon was the Sudarshan Chakra - the omnipotent circular ring, which cut through the throats of evil-doers. As well as this weapon he was also known to carry a melodious flute. His skill at playing the flute is still famous. But when there are clouds of hypocrisy and sins turn into a tempest, Krishna's melodious flute becomes a small spear.
The life of Shri Krishna was as majestic and profound as the roaring sound of a conch. He vowed to wipe away all injustice and profanity from this Earth and also to establish peace and tranquillity here.
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