Krishna Breakes the Bow
Krishna and Balarama arrived at the venue where Kansa's famous
sacrifice, the dhanur yajna, was to be held. There an enormous bow was
placed on a platform to display Kansa's power.
Seeing the bow, Krishna went ahead to pick it up but was stopped by
the guards. A fight followed and the guards were beaten badly. Krishna
then climbed on the platform, held the heavy bow in his hand and bent
it. The bow broke with a thunderous sound, so loud that it even reached
Kansa's ears, miles away in his chamber.
The sound was like a clear signal to Kansa that the eight child of Devaki had finally arrived and that his end was near.
In desperation, Kansa even sent an army of men to capture Krishna but was again defeated after a severe battle.