- Mythical Number: #3032
- Culture: Indian
- Attribute: Humanoid
- Behaviour: Deadly
Sisupala was the son of king Damaghosha, the king of the Chedi kingdom and the queen. He was also the cousin of Krishna. Sisupala has 4 arms and 3 eyes. His story appears in the Mahabharata.
When Sisupala was born his parents were shocked at the site of this four-armed, three-eyed monster and wanted to kill it. However a mysterious voice from above commanded the king not to as Sisupala's time to die had not come yet. When Sisupala was put on the lap of Krishna, the third eye and extra arms disappeared which foreshadowed the death of Sisupala at the hands of Krishna.
The god Krishna went to kill the creature but the mortal queen persuaded Krishna to spare the Sisupala’s life 100 times. On the 101st occasion, Krishna called upon the power of Sudarshana Chakra to slay Sisupala. The beast became enraged with fury but Krishna absorbed his anger.
According to the Vishnu Purana:
“ Sisupala was united with him after death, for the lord bestows a heavenly and exalted station even upon those whom he slays in his displeasure. ”
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