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DEVAKI

Also known as NIT, NITI

Rumoured to be an Avatar of Aditi. Devaki was the daughter of Devaka and the youngest of seven sisters.

Devaki married Vasudeva and carried on the big-family tradition by giving birth to Subhadra and six sons, but the numbers were trimmed down drastically when her cousin, Kamsa, heard a nasty rumour that one of them would bring about his down fall.

Locked up by the nut-case king, Devaki became pregnant again with Balarama but the foetus was spirited away to the womb of Rohini for safe keeping. Then, like a two finger salute, she became pregnant yet again with a certain Krishna.

Luckily Krishna was super intelligent and able to talk the second he was born, and suggested the Gods did a switcheroo with the new born daughter of Yasoda and Nanda. This had the dual benefit of lulling Kamsa into a false sense of security, as he had nothing to fear from a daughter of Devaki, and also gave Krishna a safe place to cow-herd, chase young girls and hone his demons bashing skills.
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'DEVAKI' - Indian entry : 06 May 2007
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