Originally posted by varaali
Originally posted by .Vrish.
Krishna explaining to Jambavati the esp capabilities of mothers was funny, given that Jambavati didn't seem to instill much of a sense of values in Samba.
Ddin't Krishna also have a hand in spoiling Samba, given that he was forever forgiving Samba's mistakes until his own patience ran out ?
Did Krishna ever run out of patience w/ Samba? The latter's most egregious crime was posing as a pregnant woman to Vishwamitra & Kanva, and the entire clan getting cursed. One would have thought that Krishna would have been riled @ his behavior - at least, Yudhisthir would, but in the MB at least, I didn't read of Krishna reacting to that. Does SB or HV have anything about it?
Also, Samba abducting & marrying Lakshmanaa - was that a boon or a bane for the Pandavas? On one hand, since Lakshmanaa couldn't marry any prince of any other kingdom not already allied to the Kauravas, that meant that Duryodhan was denied a matrimonial ally. OTOH, had Lakshmanaa married someone already an ally of Duryodhan, like say the scions of Vinda/Anuvina, Sudakshina of Kambhoja or any other allies, Duryodhan would have had no claims to Krishna's allegiance.
When Arjun & Duryodhan visited Dwarka after Abhimanyu's marriage, their claims were different. Arjun claimed Yadava support on basis of Subhadra (and arguably Kunti), while Duryodhan claimed it on basis of Samba. Had Samba not married Lakshmanaa, Krishna would have been relatively free to unanimously join the Pandavas, and he and all his sons could have been combatants in the war. But since Samba made the Kauravas their matrimonial allies, Krishna was forced to split his support.