The Legend Of Satyabhama
Satyabhama, also known as Satrajiti, is a Hindu goddess and the third queen-consort of the Hindu god Lord Sri Krishna. Satyabhama is described as the incarnation of Bhudevi, the Earth-Goddess. She aided Lord Sri Krishna in defeating the demon Narakasura. Narakasura was infamous for his wicked ruling and high disregard for demigods and women. Narakasura's mother was the earth goddess, Bhudevi who had obtained a boon from Lord Vishnu that her son should die only when she wishes for. Addicted to power, Narakasura defeated Lord Indra and abducted 16,000 women and imprisoned them in his palace. He stole the earrings of Aditi, the heavenly mother Goddess and usurped some of her territories. Upon this the king of the gods Indra requested Lord Sri Krishna to conquer and kill the demon and free Devaloka from his atrocities. At his request, Lord Sri Krishna sieged the city of Narkasura with the assistance of his beloved wife Satyabhama. A terrible battle ensued between Lord Sri Krishna and Narkasura. The demon hurled a shakti towards Krishna, which hurt Lord Sri Krishna mildly and fell unconscious. This enraged Satyabhama who in turn shot arrows at Narakasura and Satyabhama killed Narakasura finally. The boon granted to Bhudevi was thus fulfilled. Thereafter, Lord Sri Krishna obtained the stolen ear-rings of the mother of the gods, Aditi. Aditi was pleased by Satyabhama's dedication towards her husband and gave her a boon of staying young and beautiful forever. This great day is celebrated as Narak-Chaturdashi which falls in the festival of Diwali (the first important day of Diwali).