By Sarathi Guha(03 Apr 2008)
It was impossible to chant Lord Krishna’s name in Mathura dne to immense torture and oppression of King Kangsha. When Kangsha heard from Narad that Sree Krishna was still alive he became very angry. By any means, he had to kill him. His Queen Asti cooled him down. Asti’s sister Prapti was the younger queen of Kangsha. Prapti was a Sree Krishna devotee. Asli became worried about the future of Prapti. Asti also gave warning regarding this to Prapti. But Akrur, another Krishna-devotee,could not understand why Kangsha had given him so much freedom. One day Kangsha told him that he would leave Karshan every thing and let Krishna come and rule Mathura. Repressed his desire about a bow-sacrifice and gave all responsibility to Akrur to organize that. Krishna was then busy at Brindaban. Along with him were his childhood friends Sreesaam, Sudaam, Subal. He was also busy with the gopinis and Sree Radhika. There appeared Akrur with the invitation to attend the bow-sacrifice ceremony. All of his associates were worried about Kangsha’s invitation, but Krishna was ready to go there. Krishna alongwith Balaram first released Kubja from course, then they killed all the demon powers of Kangsha one by one. After killing Kangsha, he freed his father Basudeb, mother Debaki and groundmother Vajrasen from the jail. As per senior’s advice Krishna made Kubja the queen and himself sat on the throne of Mathura and after that prosperity of Mathura returned.