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Krishna and Balarama meet their parents. Painting by Raja Ravi Varma
Krishna and Balarama meet their parents. Painting by Raja Ravi Varma

Vasudeva (Sanskrit: वसुदेव) in Hinduism was the son of Śũrasena, of the Yadava dynasty. His sister Kunti was married to Pandu. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 442 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (592 × 802 pixel, file size: 95 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) {{Information: |Description=[[Wikipedia:Krishna|Krishna meets his parents after killing his uncle Kamsa who had jailed his parents. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 442 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (592 × 802 pixel, file size: 95 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) {{Information: |Description=[[Wikipedia:Krishna|Krishna meets his parents after killing his uncle Kamsa who had jailed his parents. ... This article is about the Hindu deity. ... Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) was an Indian painter who achieved recognition for his depiction of scenes from the epics of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. ... The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages[1]) is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... The Yadava Dynasty ruled a kingdom in what is now Maharashtra, India from the 12th century to the 14th century. ... In Hinduism, Princess Kunti is the mother of the Pandavas. ... In the Mahabharata epic, Pandu is the son of Vichitravirya and his second wife, Ambalika from Vyasa. ...


He married Devaki, the sister of Kamsa, and he was the father of Krishna and his sister Subhadra by her. He also took a second wife, Rohini, who bore his eldest son, Balarama. According to some accounts he also had several other children by other wives. In Hinduism, Devaki is the wife of Vasudeva and mother of Krishna and Balarama. ... In Hinduism, Kamsa is the son of a demon and half-brother of Devaki. ... This article is about the Hindu deity. ... Jagannath(far right) with his brother Balarama(far left) and sister Subadra (center) in Radhadesh, Belgium Subhadra is the sister of Krishna. ... Rohini may refer to any of the following - Rohini as in Rohini Nakshatram (see also Nakshatra), in Hindu mythology a daughter of Daksha and a consort of the moon-God Chandra; symbolised as the star Rohini. ... Balarama, next to the river Yamuna. ...


Vasudeva and Devaki spent most of their early adult life behind bars in the deepest pits of darkness as ordered by Kamsa. Vasudeva was known for his consistent approach to life and his virtue of being a truthful person, never uttering a lie during his lifetime. After Kamsa was killed by Krishna, Vasudeva was installed as the Crown-Prince of Mathura under the reign of Devaki's uncle, King Ugrasena. , Mathura   (Hindi: मथुरा, Urdu: متھرا) is a holy city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... Ugrasena was a king of Mathura (as per the Hindu epic Mahabharata, husband of Karni, and father of Kansa and Devaka (father of Devaki). ...


The name Vāsudeva, when used to mean a descendant of Vasudeva, is another name for Krishna.


Other meanings

Vasudeva (Sanskrit: वसुदेव) in also the title of a classic work of Hindi literature by ace Hindi novelist Narendra Kohli.It is a novel (554 pages) which describes in detail the times and life of Vasudeva, Krishna's father; his virtues and draws parallels from the situations of that time and this time. It has been variously hailed by critics as manifesto of a cultural revolution, an epic of human endurance and endeavour. The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... Hindi literature (Hindi: हिंदी साहित्य) Hindi poetry is divided into four prominent forms or styles, being Bhakti (devotional - Kabir, Raskhan); Shringar (beauty - Keshav, Bihari); Veer-Gatha (extolling brave warriors); and Adhunik (modern). ... Narendra Kohli (born January 6, 1940, Sialkot) is a Hindi language author from India. ...


See also

  • Heliodorus pillar


The Heliodorus pillar was erected around 110 BCE in central India at the site of Vidisha, by Heliodorus, a Greek ambassador of the Indo-Greek king Antialcidas to the court of the Sunga king Bhagabhadra. ...

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Vasudeva - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (651 words)
Vasudeva is one of the many names of God in Sanatana Dharma.
Thus, Vasudeva means the All-Pervading One like Vishnu and because He covers all beings and is the source of all divinities.
Another meaning is that Vasudeva means the Divinity who covers the whole universe by Maya or the manifestation of His Power.
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