Janmashtami is around the corner and celebrated everywhere and all are excited for this festival. Devotees of Lord Krishna eagerly await Janmashtami to celebrate Kanha's birthday. Janmashtami is being celebrated on 23rd of this year, some on 24th August, but it is well known that God was born at 12 o'clock in the night and that is why the devotees open the fast only after his anointing at 12 o'clock. All of you know that in the scriptures, 16 thousand 108 wives of God are mentioned and not only that, 1 lakh 61 thousand sons are also told from those wives.
But according to some beliefs, they had only 8 wives . Shri Krishna loved Radha but was never married and Radha-Krishna's love became immortal. It is said that Lord Krishna had only 8 wives named Rukmani, Jambwanti, Satyabhama, Kalindi, Mitrabinda, Satya, Bhadra and Lakshmana.
The Puranas mention that a demon Bhumasura decided to sacrifice 16 thousand girls to be immortal. Shri Krishna freed these girls from jail and sent them back to their homes. But in the name of the character, their family refused to accept them. Then Shri Krishna married those girls together. In such a way that 16 thousand marriages took place simultaneously, but in addition, Shri Krishna also did some love marriages," he said.
According to the Mahabharata, Shri Krishna had married Rukmini. The story is that "One day, Lord Krishna was doing Van Vihar with Arjuna. At the same time, Sun's daughter Kalindi wished to receive Shri Krishna as her husband. Shri Krishna married her to fulfil Kaliindi's wishes."