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Sri Krishna Eating Banana Peel – Story on Greatness of Unflinching Devotion

Sri Krishna has on numerous occasions proved to the world that it is unflinching devotion that matters not rituals and pujas. The story of Sri Krishna eating banana peel is found in the Mahabharata. The incident happened at the house of Vidura, uncle of Pandavas and Kauravas.

Sri Krishna went to the Kauravas as a mediator before the beginning of the Great War in the Mahabharata as Pandavas did not want to go to war against their cousins. The mission was unsuccessful as the Kauravas were adamant they were not ready to give even a single house to the Pandavas.

From the Hastinapaura palace, Sri Krishna then went to the house of Vidura. But he was not present.

Vidura’s wife Sulabha, who was present at the house, was spellbound by the presence of Krishna. She brought a banana to offer to Krishna. She was so enraptured that she threw the banana away and offered the peel.

Krishna noticed it but ate the banana peel as it was offered to him with pure heart and unwavering devotion.