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Putana and Krishna – Story of Demon Putana Attempting to Kill Baby Krishna

Demon Putana attempting to kill baby Krishna is one of the most famous incidents in the life of Bhagwan Sri Krishna on earth. The story happens after Kamsa is informed by Goddess Yogamaya that the eighth child of Devaki destined to kill him has all already appeared on earth.

Kamsa then recruits Demon Putana to kill all the newborn children in Mathura.

Putana gets on with her mission and reaches Gokul.

She goes to the house of Nanda Rai and Yashoda in the form of a Brahmin lady and convinces Mata Yashoda that her breast milk has the power to strengthen the baby.

Yashoda gives baby Krishna to her to breastfeed.

She sits down in a closed room and begins to feed Baby Krishna poisoned milk.

Bhagvan realizes that this is a demon in disguise and continues drinking the milk.

Krishna does not stop and the demon soon realized that Krishna was sucking life out of her.

Putana tries to remove baby Krishna.

But he clings to the breast and bites her hard. Immediately Putana transforms to her original gory form.

She gives out a huge cry and falls down dead.

When the entire village arrives at the scene, all they could see was baby Krishna playing on the body of the huge ugly demon.

As Putana was killed by Sri Krishna she achieves moksha or liberation.