Sri Krishna’s maternal family

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Let us all offer our respectful obeisances to Sri Sumukha, the maternal grandfather of Sri Krishna and father of Srimati Yashoda devi.  He is married to Sri Patala Devi, whose best friend Mukhara devi is the maternal grandmother of Srimati Radhika. Being extremely close friends, Mukhara devi would sometimes even breastfeed Vrajeshwari Sri Yashoda devi while Patala devi was busy with other house hold chores. Sri Sumukha and Patala devi have three sons and three daughters. The brothers of Srimati Yashoda devi and maternal uncles of Shymasundar are Yashodhara, married to Rema devi; Yashodev, married to Roma devi; and Sudev, married to Surema devi. The wives of these three brothers are sisters and are the cousins of the father of Vishakha devi. Sri Sumukha, Krishna’s grandfather has a younger brother names Carumukha and he is married to Balaka devi. His son named Sucaru is married to Srimati Tulavati devi. Patala devi’s brother is named Vrika Gopa and is sometimes also called Gola. Sri Sumukha is fond of joking and making fun out of Vrika, his brother-in-law, which infuriates him. His dear wife is named Jatila and is the mother-in-law of Srimati Radhika. Their three children are named Abhimanyu, Durmad and Kutila. Krishna, being the grandson of his father’s sister, was a relative of Abhimanyu and was seated in his lap while his marriage with Srimati Radhika was taking place, and therefore, devotees say that Srimati Radhika actually got married to Krishna, and Abhimanyu is just the so-called husband, who is a part of the pastimes to enhance the sweetness of Parakiya rasa by making it appear that Srimati Radhika was someone else’s wife, when actually she is the internal hladini shakti of Sri Krishna and his eternal consort.