Yashoda Rajpurohit

Yashoda

Yashoda (Yaśodā), also spelt as Yasodha, is the foster-mother to the god Krishna and a wife of Nanda in the Puranic texts of Hinduism. Within the Bhagavata Purana, it is described that Krishna who was born to Devaki, was given to Yashoda and Nanda in Gokul exchanging her daughter Aadhi Parashakthi by Krishna's father Vasudeva on the night of his birth, for his protection from Devaki's brother, Kamsa, the king of Mathura.