KRISHNA ruled at Dwaraka for thirty-six years after the Kurukshetra battle
The Vrishnis, the Bhopas and other branches of the Yadavas belonging to
Krishna's tribe spent their days in unrestrained self-indulgence and luxury. They lost all
sense of discipline and humility.
Once, some rishis came to Dwaraka. The arrogant and irreverent Yadavas
mocked these rishis with a practical joke. They dressed up one of their young men like a
woman and, presenting him to the revered guests, said: "O ye learned men, tell us
whether this lady will have a boy or a girl."
The rishis saw through the irreverent joke and said in anger:
"This person will give birth to a mace, not a boy or a girl and that mace will prove
to be Yama to your tribe and destroy you all." The rishis departed after pronouncing