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As per Hindu legends Nanda was the leader of the cowherds and brother of Radha. Nanda was the foster father of Lord Krishna
. It was Nanda's care to the baby Krishna when Kansa sought to destroy the child.
Nanda is also the name of one of the sons of Vasudeva
Again Nanda is a son of Mahananda. Nanda is often called Mahapadma, because he was greedy. Nanda brought the whole earth under one umbrella. He had eight sons, or descendants who governed for a hundred years. Later the Brahman Kautilya causes the downfall of the dynasty and placed Chandragupta on the throne.
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