was the adopted home of Shri Krishna, acclaimed for centuries as 'God Himself', and no
greater or richer integrated personality, reaching out to divine perfection, has been
known to life or fiction, and no higher message was given to man than in his exhortation
to Arjuna in the Bhagavadgita.
Many places in
Saurashtra are reminiscent of him. He killed the tyrant Kamsa of Mathura and reinstated
Ugrasena on the throne. When Jarasandha, the powerful ruler, invaded Mathura, he led his
people, the Yadavas, to safety in Dwarka in Saurashtra. Then he kidnapped and
married Rukmini.In the Mahabharata he appears for the first time at the svayamvara of
Draupadi, and there after dominates the events in the Epic throughout.
Author : Shri Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi