7.Sri Krishna’s Kurukshetra Lila :
The life of Bhagavan Sri Krishna, as mentioned, is divided into three stages, known as Vrindavana Lila, Dvarka Lila, and Kurukshetra Lila.
The last phase is the great epic of his association with the Pandavas and Kauravas.
Although very soon after the Kamsa episode Sri Krishna sent Akrura to Dhritarashtra in order to ascertain the condition of the Pandavas who were in great trouble, and Akrura did not receive any reasonable response from Dhritarashtra, he had not yet seen the Pandavas personally.
Sri Krishna met the Pandavas for the first time during the svayamvara ceremony of Draupadi at the court of King Drupada.
He was an uninvited guest, and silently witnessed the ceremony.
After they had won Draupadi, the Pandavas returned to their abode disguised as Brahmin pundits.
No one knew who they were.
Everyone thought some Brahmins had won Draupadi; no one knew the truth that they were the Pandavas.
Sri Krishna alone knew that, and when the Pandava brothers returned home with Draupadi, he followed them with all his retinue and lots of presents—elephants and horses, gold and silver, and so many other things—and offered these gifts to Yudhishthira.
Yudhishthira was surprised.
To be continued ....