Originally posted by TheWatcher
Can anybody, in short, explain what really
happened during the end banasur fight?
I read Somewhere that Lord Krishna defeated lord Shiva, is this true?
I can understand that the above story is altered due to one 's favouritism towards a god and the attempts to make him superior.
And, did pradyumna defeat Kartikeya?, I don't know I can't seem to digest this, how can anyone defeat the god of war himself, what will be the meaning of him being the god of war if he can be defeated by anyone else rather than shiva or vishnu.
I ask this once again, if we consider all the warriors from all the yugas including MB warriors and Krishna's sons, is kartikeya the best warrior only second to shiva and vishnu?
Hm.. What really happened was this.. (and I am trying to tell in the most unbiased way).
Krishna and the Yadavas attacked Shonitapura (coz Balarama doesn't promise anyhting in the original), and Lord Shiva and Kartikeya and the Ganas come to war. Thus both sides are equally matched. While the fight continues, Banasura faints and is is taken into the city, so the battle is now between Shiva and Krishna. They both send fever (Jvara) weapons (germ war?) against each other, where SHiva Jvara increases your body temperature, and Narayana Jvara reduces it to very low levels. Scientifically, I think it is possible to reduce high fever but when the body becomes cold, it becomes difficult to cure a person. This is what happened when the two Jvaras clashed. Narayana Jvara immediately decreased the temperature of SHiva Jvara and thus was able to conquer it.
Lord SHiva then continued to battle fiercely, and so Krishna thought, since they are equals in power, there is no way the battle will end. So he sent a Jrimbhana weapon (sleep weapon) and made Lord Shiva sleep off. Banasura returned, and Krishna cut off 996 arms with his chakra, when SHiva woke up and stopped Krishna. Lord Krishna and Lord SHiva then blessed Banasura and stated their oneness and about Harihara. Then Banasura asked forgiveness, and married Usha to Aniruddha.
Pradyumna was an incarnation of Kamadeva. So the battle was between love and war. In such a battle, who is likely to win?