Shamb / शांब
- Shamb was a son of Krishna by his wife Jambvati.
- Krishna had performed severe penance, as a result of which Shamb was born to Jambvati.
- Shamb grew up to be a handsome child. He learnt the use of arms from the Pandav prince Arjun, and was considered to be one of the seven great chariot-fighters among the Vrishnis.
- Shamb was married to the beautiful Lakshmana, daughter of Duryodhan. When Shamb heard of Lakshmana's Svayamvar, he carried her off from the hall.
- Duryodhan and his brothers followed him and he was captured. On hearing about it, Krishna and Balram came to his rescue and they returned with Lakshmana and Shamb to Dvarka where the couple was duly married.
- Shamb and Lakshmana had ten sons, the eldest of whom was Sumitra. One day, Shamb and some other Yadavs decided to play a joke on the sages, and dressing Shamb up as a pregnant woman, they went and asked the sages wether the child would be a son or daughter. But the sages saw through the prank and grew furious. They cursed the Yadavs that Shamb would give birth to an iron pestle which would destroy the Yadav race.
- Surprisingly, the following day, Shamb delivered an iron pestle, which caused the extermination of the yadav dynasty.