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Yashoda, aka: Yashodā; 2 Definition(s)

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Yashodā (यशोदा): Yasodā was wife of Nanda and foster-mother of, Krishna, who was given to them by Vasudeva. Yasoda also played an important role in the upbrinding of Balarama and his sister Subhadra. She is also sometimes described as having her own daughter, known as Ekānaṅgā.

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Yashoda was the wife of Nanda, a Yadava chieftain. She brought up Krishna, who called only her as mother, in preference to his birth mother Devaki. She is the symbol of motherhood in all the stories about Krishna.

Added: 24.Jun.2012 | Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
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