TIL – Krishna and Putana

TIL about Putana, who tried to poison the baby Krishna by rubbing her breasts with poison and breast-feeding him. Krishna, naturally, killed her, but she was cleansed of all sin the act of breast-feeding him and went to the same heaven as his actual foster mother.

I love stories with unexpected endings. The picture below shows Putana in the act of breast-feeding Krishna and simultaneously dead in her demonic form.

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