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How is Kunti Related to Sri Krishna in the Mahabharata?



In the Mahabharata, Kunti is the wife of Pandu of Hastinapura and the mother of Pandavas. But she is also directly related to Bhagavan Sri Krishna in the Mahabharata. Kunti is also a Yadava.

Kunti is the sister of Vasudeva, father of Sri Krishna. This is one of the reasons why Sri Krishna constantly helps and looks after the welfare of the Pandavas.

Kunti, also known as Pritha, is the daughter of Shoora of the Yadavas.

A son of Shoora is Vasudeva, whose sons are Balarama and Krishna.

Thus Balram and Sri Krishna are nephews of Kunti.

She was given away when just a child to her father’s childless friend Kuntibhoja. She grew up as the daughter of Kuntibhoja. This is how she gets the name Kunti. He real name is Pritha - large-eyed.