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Story Of Satyaki – Friend Of Sri Krishna

Satyaki was a Yadava strong man and a close friend of Sri Krishna and Arjuna. He learned mastery in many weapons from Sri Krishna. Satyaki was also known as Yuyudhana and is mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana, Harivamsa and the Mahabharata. He was a brave warrior, devout follower of Sri Krishna and supporter of the Pandavas.

Satyaki accompanied Sri Krishna during the coronation of Yudhisthira at Indraprastha; during the marriage of Abhimanyu at Virata, he also accompanied Sri Krishna who went as emissary of Pandavas to the Kaurava court on the eve of the Kurukshetra war.

As per Srimad Bhagavad Purana, Satyaki was present in all battles that Sri Krishna participated even in the numerous battles against Jarasandha.

Satyaki and his army were present during the 18-day war in the Mahabharata and supported the Pandavas. He and his army defeated many important warriors.

When Ashwathama and Kripa entered the Pandava Camp on the night after the Kurukshetra war and butchered all the warriors, Satyaki was away from the camp with Sri Krishna.

Satyaki died at Prabhasatirtha were due to a curse the Yadavas entered into a drunken brawl and killed each other.