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Number 8 and Shri Krishna. What Coincidence is this?

Number 8, this is the only number in the number category which can be completed from the both sides. You will make up from the top or bottom. The number 8 is not just that much, it is also the ‘number’ of hope.
If you see number 8 in the upper case, the lump in the middle of it shows the complexity of life. But if we go deep into it, then we face a different reality.

The score of 8 indicates that life is nothing but two bubbles. It is also believed that the number 8 is related to plant Saturn.

The other belief is that Lord Shri Krishna's birth and his life relate to number 8 only. 

Lord Vishnu took the eighth incarnation on earth as Krishna. When he took the first step on earth at the time of his own birth, then there were darkness and storm everywhere. His birth is a reality related to the victory of good over evil.

Shri Krishna was born during the English months, August and September, i.e. on the Ashtami of the KRISHAN- PAKSH of the month in the Hindu calendar. Birth of Shri Krishna is the main event of Hindus, which celebrated every year with great fanfare in the form of Janmashtami.

It is believed that Lord Krishna was born about 5000 years ago, in the Dwapar era. He was born as a child of Devaki and Vasudeva.

According to the prophecy, evil KANS got to know that he will be killed by the eighth child of his sister Devaki and Vasudeva. So, evil KANS kept them in a prison and started killing their new-born babies, but at the time of their eighth child he failed. When Lord Shri Krishna became the eighth child, all the ways of reaching him at the door of death proved unsuccessful and finally, the eighth child of Devaki, Lord Krishna killed his evil uncle KANSA. 

Lord Krishna had eight dear wives, who were given the name Ashta-bharya. Shri Krishna saved the life of 16100 (1+6+1+0+0 = 8) queens from another evil NARAKASUR. 

As per Hindu belief that after saving the life of 16100 queens Shri Krishna had married all these women so that they did not face any social neglect or quarrels in any way of their rest of life.  

The eighth stanza of the eighth chapter of Bhagwat Geeta, Lord Krishna's teaching, "PARITRANAYA SADHUNA VANISHASHAY CHA DUSHKRITAAM, DHARMA-SANSATHAPNA-RTHAY SAMBHAVANI UGE UGE" been termed as very important in the era of the establishment of religion.

The meaning of this Shri Krishna's teaching is, "to destroy the sinful people and to save religion and to deliver saints, I will appear in era and era".

As per Hindu Sanskrit, Shri Krishna stayed on earth in a living state for about 125 years (1+2+5=8) years.

So, the link of number 8 with Shri Krishna is just a coincidence or is there any relation? 

Dr. Shanker Adawal

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