Sisupala, aka: Shishupala, Śiśupāla, Shishupāla; 4 Definition(s)
Sisupala was born in the line of the king of Chedi with three eyes and four hands. Just when their parents wanted to abonden them a voice said:
"This thy son, O king, that hath been born will become both fortunate and superior in strength. Therefore thou hast no fear from him. Indeed cherish the child without anxiety. "
(Mahabharata, 2nd book, section xlii)
He was also called 'Sunitha' (Mahabharata, 2nd book, section xxxviii).
He was noted as a "Principal Kshatriya" (Mahabharata, 2nd book, section iv)
According to the Mahabharata, 2nd book, section xxxiii:
"(and) ...king Sisupala endued with great energy and invincible in battle... (all) ...came to the sacrifice of the son of Pandu"
And (Mahabharata, 2nd book, xxxix)
"Vishnu hath been desirous of taking back unto himself the energy that existeth in this Sisupala"
Shishupala was the King of Chedi Kingdom. He was born with three eyes and four hands. As soon as he was born, he screamed and brayed like an ass. His parents and relatives were struck with fear on account of these ill omens. An incorporeal voice from the heavens said, "This boy will be a great warrior. If you place this child in the lap of his slayer, its excess arms and eye will fall off!".
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