After the Mahabharata war ended and Yudhisthira was crowned the new and rightful king of Hastinapur , there were celebrationsall
over. Krishna bid farewell to the Pandavas and returned to Dwarka. He
ruled over Dwarka for thirty-six years. It is believed that one day,
Krishna went to a forest and went off to sleep under a tree. Some time
later, a hunter named Jara was passing through the forest.
Krishna was wearing yellow clothes and the soles of his feet were
shining very brightly. The hunter mistook them to be their eyes of a
deer. He aimed and shot a poisonous arrow, which pierced one of
Krishna's feet. As soon as Jara realized what had happened, he rushed to
Krishna, but Krishna assured Jara that this was destiny.
Then Vishnu's chariot appeared from the sky and Krishna sat in it and went to heaven.