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Yashoda (Sanskrit: यशोदा, romanized: Yaśodā) is the foster-mother of Krishna and the wife of Nanda. She is described in the Puranic texts of Hinduism as the wife of Nanda, the chieftain of Gokulam, and the sister of Rohini. According to the Bhagavata Purana, Krishna was born to Devaki, but Krishna's father, Vasudeva, brought the newborn Krishna to his cousin Nanda, and his wife, Yashoda, in Gokulam. This was for his upbringing, as well as to protect Krishna from Devaki's brother, Kamsa, the tyrannical king of Mathura.
|Texts||Bhagavata Purana, Harivamsa, Mahabharata, Vishnu Purana, Brahmavaivarta Purana|
|Parents||Sumukha (father), Pataladevi (mother)|
|Siblings||Yashodhara, Yashodeva, Sudeva, Kumbhaka|