Krishna Releases Imprisoned Women, Who He Then Marries

Narakasura kidnaps and holds captive 16,000 women. After slaying Narakasura, Krishan marries all the captive women to safeguard their dignity. Mahabharata.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Giving a gift begrudgingly in return for another gift is, of course, mere barter. Many families barter their way through life in this way, thinking they are giving. But such gifts are cold, the fulfillment is empty, and the law of karma pays discounted returns.
—Gurudeva