His true father is Vasudeva, a leader of the Yadava nobility and member of the Mathura ruling caste.
Bind that woman,” he said, turning to his followers, “and take her to my castle of Mathura.
The cowherd had shamed the Brahmans of Mathura and discredited ceremonies and festivals.
He will do through you at Mathura the work that He cannot do in His own person.
Although smuggled from the prison immediately afterwards, it was in Mathura that he left his mother's womb.
Mathura and Krishna's kinsmen, the Yadavas, are far from safe.
When Krishna is about to leave for Mathura, it is Radha who heads the cowgirls and strives to detain him.
The rich men of Mathura sent costly offerings out of devotion.
Akrura, he judges, will be the best person to decoy Krishna to Mathura.
At Mathura in Gokala Krishna grew up unknown among poor herdsmen.