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It’s often said ‘’ A child gives birth to a mother.’’ Indeed he did.

Krishn’s third mother is Putana – the demoness who was Kamsa’s emissary of death. The ogress who had a single mission – to poison baby Krishn. Her easiest access was to breastfeed him poison.

The action of matrutva, that one act of motherly love elevated her to a Matrika. Putana stands shoulder to shoulder with the uterine rights of Devaki and the tender rights of Yashoda.

A symbol, perhaps, that there’s always scope for reform.

He did say that a soul gets rebirth and another chance at redemption.

putana krishn

Janm (birth) ashtami

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