Krishna Kills Shishupal
Seething with anger at Rukmini's marriage to Krishna, Shishupal wanted
revenge. He approached Rukmi with the hope of getting his support, but
Rukmi refused to help him after his humiliating defeat at the hands of
Krishna and Balarama.
After Bhima killed Jarasandha, Yudhisthira organised a famous
rajasooya yajana. He invited many kings and princes. Shishupal too was
invited. As the yajna began, Shishupal saw Krishna in the crowd. Seeing
him there he began hurling abuses at Krishna, Shishupal thought he would
get the sympathy of the other guests.
The invitees stood startled but Krishna remained quiet. Finally,
when Shisupal uttered his hundredth abuse, Krishna turned to him. Then
taking his Sudarshan Chakra, he flung it at Shishupal. The weapon
slashed Sishupal's head. As Shishupal lay dead, the crowds cheered.