came to Dwarka, took with him Vajra, the only surviving grandson of Shri Krishna and
successor to the throne of Mathura, and left for Hastinapura with the grief-stricken women
of the tribe.
When he was in deep meditation, Shri
Krishna was hit by the arrow of a hunter, who mistook him for a deer. The
Mahabharata and the Puranas are silent as to the location of the spot where Shri Krishna
was struck by the hunter.
Bhalakatirtha, at a short distance from the Somanatha
temple, is traditionally the spot of Krishna's death. From here he was taken to the
confluence of the Hiranya, Sarasvati and Kapila-eastern Triveni-at Somanatha, where he was