|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 1: The Advent of Lord Kṛṣṇa: Introduction|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.10
vraje vasan kim akaron
madhupuryāḿ ca keśavaḥ
bhrātaraḿ cāvadhīt kaḿsaḿ
vraje — at Vṛndāvana; vasan — while residing; kim akarot — what did He do; madhupuryām — in Mathurā; ca — and; keśavaḥ — Kṛṣṇa, the killer of Keśī; bhrātaram — the brother; ca — and; avadhīt — killed; kaḿsam — Kaḿsa; mātuḥ — of His mother; addhā — directly; a-tat-arhaṇam — which was not at all sanctioned by the śāstras.
Lord Kṛṣṇa lived both in Vṛndāvana and in Mathurā. What did He do there? Why did He kill Kaḿsa, His mother's brother? Such killing is not at all sanctioned in the śāstras.
One's maternal uncle, the brother of one's mother, is on the level of one's father. When a maternal uncle has no son, his nephew legally inherits his property. Therefore, why did Kṛṣṇa directly kill Kaḿsa, the brother of His mother? Mahārāja Parīkṣit was very much inquisitive about the facts in this regard.
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