Yashoda (Sanskrit: यशोदा) was wife of Nanda within the Puranic texts of Hinduism. Within the Bhagavata Purana it is described that Yasoda later became the foster-mother to Krishna, who was born to Devaki but was given to Yashoda and Nanda in Gokul, by Krishna's father Vasudeva on the night of his birth, for his protection from Devaki's brother, the king of Mathura, Kansa.
Krishna Bewilders Brahma. In order to convince Brahma that all those calves and boys were not the original ones, the calves and boys who were playing with Krishna transformed into Vishnu forms. Actually, the original ones were sleeping under the spell of Brahma's mystic power, but the present ones, seen by Brahma, were all immediate expansions of Krishna, or Vishnu. Krsna Book, Chapter 13.
When Shri Krishna descended in the age of Dvaapar as a curly-haired, rosey-cheeked baby Who possessed as much splendor as the Universe itself, Lord Shiva rushed to Gokul to visit Him. He begged and pleaded repeatedly with Yashoda Maa to have a mere glimpse of the Divine Child, but Yashoda Maa objected each time, reasoning that her precious Babe would become frightened by Lord Shiva’s appearance: his long matted hair, his several cobras, his body adorned with ashes.