Krushna (dark purple one, the one that illuminates million hues of the purple sun) means the one who attracts all other lights of lights and radiates glow of divine delight wherever its influence pervades. “VasuDeva” [This is one of the Names of Lord Krushna]; he is called Vasudeva since He is the son of Bhakta_Vasudev. means sustenance or the reinstatement of sustenance. From among creation, sustenance and dissolution the deity who governs sustenance is Vasudeva. The deity who bestows the frequencies necessary for life on the earth, to acquire a specific state is Vasudeva (Atharvaveda). When ahat and anahat sound waves travel together with the same speed, their combined path is called Vasudeva (Samaveda). The state comprising the combination of sound and light is called Vasudeva. [Gandharvaveda - Sangitveda, a sub (upa) - Veda of the Samaveda].
Krushna was born on the eighth day (ashttami) of the Hindu lunar month of Shravan. The number eight is a reducing number (kshayank). Eight is number for Shani. When 888 appear it represents trident of infinity. According to numerology number eight is responsible for generating revolutionary thoughts. It would not be wrong to say that Krushna’s entire life was an era of revolution.
Balaram was Krushna’s brother (Yashoda’s other son). He carries a plough shaped like 8 the number eight in Sanskrut in His hand. This implies that He has control over Prakruti consisting of the eight principles. The eight principles of Prakruti are the five basic cosmic elements, the mind, the subconscious mind and the intellect. Kansa was the brother of Krushna’s birth mother. Once when King Ugrasen had gone on a battle, a demon expressed the desire to have intercourse with his queen, Pavankumari. In response she said, “I am willing provided the child born from this union will become an emperor.” The demon agreed to this and so Kansa was born. Kansa thus had a demoniacal rather than a sattvik (sattva predominant) attitude unlike King Ugrasen. Later Krushna slew Kansa. Literally in arithmetic kansa means a bracket ( ) which symbolises limitation. Since Kansa’s prowess was limited, he could not withstand Krushna.
The wives : Rukmini was Krushna’s chief queen. His seven other main queens were Satyabhama, Jambavati, Kalindi, Mitravinda, Satya, Bhadra and Lakshmana. These eight queens represent the eightfold Prakruti. The implied meaning is that the eight principles are within the control of Krushna. Krushna married the 16,000 princesses imprisoned by Narkasur after freeing them, so that they acquired social status. The 16,000 princesses represent the 16,000 spiritual energy flow channels (nadis) in the body. Marrying them means activating them and generating karma. Laughters fill my heart on realising how Bhagavan plays purna-mada-maya svaroopam.