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Features Of Kaliyuga

8/09/2020 07:11:00 pm

 FEATURES OF KALIYUGA

Features Of Kaliyuga


         At the request of Maitreya, Sri Parasara had vividly portrayed distinguishing features of Kaliyuga, the last one in a Mahayuga consisting of four Yugas, namely Krita, Treta, Dwapara and Kali. The main disquieting feature of Kaliyuga is the near extinction of dharma (righteousness). Dharma has four dimensions, viz. i) Satya (Truthfulness) ii. Tapas (Penance) iii) Daya (kindness) and iv) Soucha (purity). In Kaliyuga there would be only satya, that too in a highly diminished form. Kaliyuga is to be identified by the following features.


a) People will have difficulty to concentrate and meditate on God. Their involvement in various other activities would prevent them from aspiring to know about God. Devotion to the Lord will be difficult to pursue.


b) Material possessions rather than noble lineage will be the sole criterion for judging the status greatness of people.


c) Moral code of conduct, adherence to truth and righteousness will be replaced by false hood, immoral behaviour and hypocrisy.


d) Might and power derived from wealth will be able to control the world and be the basis of all rule and law.


e) One who argues by thumping the desk only will be considered a scholar and not by his knowledge.


f) Poverty becomes the only reason for becoming a mendicant and not vairagya.


g) Decent dress only becomes qualification for receiving charity (dana) and not scholarship.


h) Whoever is mighty becomes the king. In the name of taxes and corruption, they exploit people. Unable to tolerate such rulers, people take shelter on hills and in forests. They eat whatever is available in forest and beget lot of children.


i) Living together is deemed to be marriage. Mutual interest only makes a couple.


j) Cows are taken care of, as long as they yield milk.


k) People tend to be less righteous, less honest, less respectful towards elders, parents and teachers, less caring for fellow beings, less adherent to age-old customs and traditons and less ethical in their lives.


l) People eagerly look forward to enjoying others money and try to earn quickly through dubious ways.


m) People do not observe cleanliness and become gluttonous and greedy.


n) Some sanyasis would have less equanimity of mind.


o) rules would be no longer protectors of the people and


p) Youth tend to get spoiled by material comforts and have less respect for Vedas and vedic life.


       One need not lose heart at the bleak picture of Kaliyuga indicated above and this information should put us on guard against such things. There is however a silver lining. If a person endeavours to practise dharma to a little extent, as per his ability, he would reap manifold benefits and get himself protected by it. People in Kaliyuga are physically and mentally weak and cannot perform elaborate rites and rituals. But they are sure to get the same benefit from chanting Vishnu nama (Sankeertana). Leading a virtuous life alone would qualify a person for enjoying peace and happiness.



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Myth of Kamsa's slaughter by Lord Krishna.

8/02/2020 11:07:00 pm
 
Myth of Kamsa's slaughter by Lord Krishna.

         Krishna, Balarama and Akrura arrived in Madhura city by the evening. Akrura told them to get down the chariot and help themselves by foot. He advised them not to go to Vasudeva's house. since Kamsa might harm him for sheltering them. After he left on his chariot, the two brothers walked down the royal street. On the way, they met a launderer carrying royal robes and when asked by the brothers to part with them for their use, he refused. Krishna punished him for his irreverence. They took those robes and put on them. They went to a garland maker's house and he received them respectfully though not knowing who they were. He offered them various flowers and garlands with great respect and worshipped them with fervour. Pleased with his offerings, Krishna blessed him with prosperity and longevity, gave him a boon that his posterity would have health and wealth and after having a comfortable life he would reach the divine world as a fruit for his devotion.

       When they went further, they met a young lady called Kubja who was very short and not so good looking. She had several humps on her back, and was carrying different perfumes, scented oils and
body balms for the king. The two brothers aked her to give those perfumes which she gladly offered them. After applying those perfumes to his body, Krishna blessed her with a beautiful feminine form by removing her humps with his divine touch. These episodes strikingly illustrate that any small thing offered to the Lord with pure devotion would result in great bliss.

      The two brothers reached the store house of royal weapons where Dhanuryaga (a vedic ritual for worshipping bows), was being performed. They waited till the yaga was over. Whereafter Krishna suddenly took the great bow and bent it. It broke into pieces. Hearing its bang, several soldiers came there to attack the two brothers. But Balarama and Krishna bravely fought and killed them. Kamsa came to know of the arrival of Akrura with the two brothers and their breaking of bow. He called for Chanura and Mustika the two great wrestlers in
his court and commanded them to kill Balarama and Krishna the next day in martial sports stadium. He also instructed a mahout to keep
Kuvalayapeeda elephant at the main gate of the stadium and to drive it against the two boys soon after their reaching the stadium.

       The next morning, Kamsa came to the stadium fully decorated with regalia. The stadium was fully occupied with citizens of Madhura. Seated next to Akrura were Vasudeva and Devaki who were longing to see their children. When Balarama and Krishna approached the main gate, Kuvalyapeedam driven by the mahout, ferociously attacked them. The two played with it for some time, frustrating its attempts to kill them and finally they killed it with its own tusks. The other mahouts present there were also killed. When Balaram and Krishna, whose forms were a treat to the eyes, entered the stadium, the citizens of Madhura looked at them with a pleasant sense of wonder. They had already known about their brave deeds in Brindavana. Ordinary citizens saw them as wonder boys, the learned people and sages knew Krishna as an incarnation of Vishnu and the women of Madhura saw Krishna as a personification of elegarice, grace and bloom. At the same time they pitied the lot of the two boys of tender age, as they were pitted against the mighty wrestlers.

        The great wrestling competiton began between the two great wrestlers and the boys. Krishna fought with Chanura and Balarama with Mustika. The mighty wrestlers displayed their techniques aiming at killing the boys but they resisted them playfully. After giving entertainment to the onlookers for some time and also to several deities who were watching the sport from the sky, Krishna lifted Chanura in the air and circled him several times. Finally he dashed the wrestler to the ground and his body was disintegrated into several pieces. Balarama like his brother wrestled playfully with Mustika and after some time caught hold of his head on which he delivered a deadly blow. Kicking him on his chest, Balarama threw him on the ground and laying his foot firmly on the wrestler's hip, he pressed him strongly. This left Mustika completely dead. While Krishna killed another wrestler Tosalaka, the other wrestlers who were in waiting fled the place, seeing the fate of the two wrestlers.

           Kamsa was totally bewildered at this development and ordered his soldiers to kill Nanda gopa and Vasudeva and drive out all Yadavas arter relieving them of their property and valuables. Laughing at the commands given by Kamsa, Krishna jumped at him and by catching the locks of his hair, he pulled him to the ground, Kamsa's crown came tumbling down to the earth. Krishna just pounced on him which was enough for Kamsa to lose his life and his body was dragged to the centre of the stadium. After the death of Kamsa, his brother Sunama attacked them and Balarama killed him sportively. The stadium presented a mixed picture of dismay for the king's soliders and jubilation for the supporters of Balarama and Krishna. Thus ended the wicked rule of Kamsa and the citizens of Madhura heaved a sigh of relief.

        Krishnna went to his parents, Vasudeva and Devaki, along with Balarama and reverentially touched their feet. The parents recollected
what Sri Hari told them at the time of Krishna's birth and made prayerful salutations to him,

"Twam Vishnureesa jagatamupakara hetoh
Praptosinaha parigato vigotohi mohah"

(You are Vishnu who has come to do good for the world. We are free from delusions.)

       But Krishna exercised his Vaishnava maya (inexplicable charming power of Vishnu) over his parents and again they were overcome by the delusion that Krishna was only their son and nothing more. do so till this hour, due to the fear of Kamsa.

"Kurvatam yati yah kalo matapitrorapujanam I
Tatkhanda mayushovyardham asadhunam hijayte II

(In a man's life time, that part is treated as wasted when he does not adore his parents. Only unlucky people have such wasted time in their lives.)

       The time that is spent in worshipping one's own preceptor, lerned men, mother and father is only considered as fruitful. We request you to pardon us for not following the righteous path, out of timidity". Later the two brothers worshipped other Yadava elders also.

      Ugrasena, the father of Kamsa was coronated king of Madhura Submitting to him in all humility Krishna told the king that in view of the curse laid by Yayati on Yadavas debarring them from kingship, Ugrasena should rule the kingdom and he and Balarama were ready to serve him and protect the kingdom.

God assumed various incarnation on the earth not only to punish the wicked and protect the good, but also to impart righteous discipline to human beings. In the above scene, Krishna reminds us of our pious obligation to our parents, teachers and other elders in our family.



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What is the benefit of the greed of a great man?

7/29/2020 05:36:00 pm
What is the benefit of the greed of a great man?

        As Narada once heard in Parameshwara. What is the benefit of the bigotry? That ..

       Then Lord Shiva shows you a fertilizer worm that is in the middle of the earth, and hear it. It says so.

        Narada said okay, stand in front of the worm and say goodbye. Then the manure looked upon the worm, and, upon seeing it, immediately died. Bored nervous people came to Lord Shiva and told him what happened.

Then Lord Shiva, don't worry I will tell you one more idea. Ask. In a few moments, the parrot will give birth to a baby in the bird's nest on the edge of the mango tree.

The fibers went out and saluted the parrot, who had just given birth. The parrot came to life with them.

Lord Shiva offered another idea to let the angry Narada return to Shiva again.

        Look at a barn in the distance and in a few moments a cow will give birth to a calf, which will relieve your suspicions. The Naras, who left with a heartfelt greeting, greeted the newborn calf. The calf was already dead.

Shiva still told him a trick. Show and see a prosperous state. In a few moments, the queen of that state will have a baby.

The Narada were scared, "No lord, all of them insects and animals. He is dead.

       Lord Shiva is full of courage and this time it will never be. And he said, Go. Maheshwara's words were unmistakable, and the noisy mornings were slowly making their way into the palace, the voice of "Salutations Mahamuni" from the cradle.

       Surprised fibers spoke to the newborn who had just been born, to go to the cradle. The nervous, nervous moment, asked the child, "What is the benefit of the wrath of the elders?" That is.

The child said to them, "You came to me when I was a manure worm. I was born of a parrot in your grave. Yet you were born to me in the grave. .

The Narada realized the benefits of the Mahatma Darshan and saluted Lord Shiva.

       True. Adult companionship may not be important to us at that moment. But surely we will benefit from the wrath of those gentlemen.
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How to set a goal in the spiritual journey?

7/27/2020 11:36:00 pm
Spiritual goal
How to set a goal in the spiritual journey?

         Together with the short-lived gurus we have to define Mukti as our mainstay of achievement. Usually we start a feat with short-term gurus. There is nothing wrong with this. If salvation is determined as our goal, then all other goals will be fulfilled on their own.

         It does not bother us if we are always thinking about our goal, but it is better to try to achieve it than to think about a goal.

          What we meditate on is the purpose of establishing silence within ourselves, expanding our awareness, and experiencing God. It is gradually possible and there is no other purpose for our meditation practice. If we have a purpose for meditation, there are obstacles to our practice.

           Everyone has a noble goal in life, a mission. It’s the same for every person. You may not know it, or we may not make an effort. It may take a whole lifetime to get to know our God. Or a person can quickly wake up and find his goal or vision.

           It is important to set a goal in the spiritual journey. We must set goals in all areas. Otherwise our curiosity will take us everywhere so we will not get anywhere near the end.

        The feeling that there is something in my life that has come to us from childhood is that you know it at the right time.
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What do you mean by Vairaagyam, Sayujyam and Kaivalyam? Small information here..

7/26/2020 10:28:00 am
Vairaagyam, Sayujyam and Kaivalyam

        When you cut all of your bonds of affection for all the things and for all the people during this world, it is Called 'Vairaagyam'. But this stage isn't sufficient. the rationale for this stage should be the bond of affection formed with the Lord. because of this new bond with the Lord, all the old bonds must be cut. If the new bond doesn't exist and simply the old bonds are cut, it's only salvation. A stone also has salvation because it doesn't have any bond with anything or anybody during this world. If one leaves the family and residential by taking sanyasa, all that's a waste, if he has not taken sanyasa for the sake of the Lord. The new bond with the Lord (Bhakti) should be the rationale for the detachment from all the other bonds (Vairaagyam). Only Vairaagyam is useless without Bhakti. If Bhakti is achieved, Vairaagyam is automatic.  If you've tasted the divine nectar (Amritham), you'll automatically discard other drinks. albeit you permit other drinks without tasting the divine nectar, you'll attend the drinks after a short time with double the vigor. therefore Vairaagyam without Bhakti isn't only a waste but is additionally impossible. Just see this instance . A young man loved a lady for the past one month. the parents weren't agreeing for the marriage . But the young man cut all his bonds, which were developed, along side his parents for the past 25 years because of this new one-month-old bond! The million-birth-old bonds are cut by one new bond developed with the Lord in human form during this birth. Swami Vivekananda could cut all the family bonds for the sake of the divine work of His Sadguru (Ramakrishna Paramahamsa).



 Similarly the Gopikas could cut all the family bonds for the sake of the Lord in human form (Krishna). alittle atom bomb can destroy huge mountains. Narada wrote within the Narada Bhakti Sutras that one should love the Lord as a lover loves his or her darling (Jaraa Vatcha). He also gave the instance of the Gopikas within subsequent Sutra (Yathaa Vraja Gopikanaam). Such love involves the sensible sacrifice. The lover leaves his or her parents practically to follow side his or her darling. albeit the parents threaten stating that they are getting to not give him or her, the family property, if he/she marries his/her lover, the boy or the girl is prepared to travel away all the property for the sake of his or her lover. When the parents manage to stop him or her, she or he will even kill . Therefore for the sake of the lover one can cut all the family bonds, bond with wealth and money and even the bond with one's life. once you'll do that stuff within the case of the lover, how am i ready to believe that it's impossible for you to undertake to to the same within the case of the Lord? this means that you simply simply don't have that much real love for the Lord. Holy Jesus said that one should cut the bond even with one's life for the sake of the Lord. If something is impossible, it should be impossible every where. The new bond of affection formed with God is known as 'Saayujyam' and Kaivalyam'.



 Saayujyam means becoming on the brink of the Lord. Kaivalyam means becoming one with the Lord. Kaivalyam doesn't suggest merging within the Lord physically. no matter the devotee says, the Lord will say the same . no matter the devotee wishes the Lord wishes the same . this is often often vice-versa also. Such oneness is known as Kaivalyam.


Collection from sri data jnana prachara parishat.

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How did Sri Krishna get the name Gopala and Govardhana? Govardhanoddharanam.

7/20/2020 08:48:00 am
GOVARDHANODDHARANAM :
brindavana, dhenukasura, gopala, indrotsavam, Iravata, nanda gopala, pattabhishekam, samvartaka, Saratritu, yadava,

       Saratritu (winter season) had set in Brindavana and waters in the rivulets and streams became clear and pure, and their flow became gentle, like the hearts of the learned sages. It was time for the inhabitants of Brindavana to perform Indrotsavam (worshipping of Indra, the Chief of deities and Lord of rain-bearing clouds). Yadava elders started preparations for this festival under the leadership of Nanda Gopa. Krishna questioned them as to why this festival had to be conducted as an annual function. We and our cattle sustain on the produce of agriculture. So all the kings, people and we gratefully worship Indra by performing Vedic rituals. Having listened to this, Krishna replied to him, "Father, we are not agriculturists in the strict sense and no businessmen. Cows are our deities. We move in forests with our cows. Dairy farming is our main occupation. It is one's pious duty to worship that activity from which he draws his sustenance. Further all hills and mountains are not lifeless things. They are live with flora and fauna. So we have to perform Go-yagna (worship of Cows) and Giri yagna (worship of mountain). What has Indra to do with us? So let us offer food to and worship the learned brahmins, cows and Govardhana Mountain.

       Nanda Gopa and other elders were totally convinced of what Krishna told them. Accordingly they worshipped Govardhana giri and offered it several eatables and delicacies with great devotion, fed the learned brahmins and also cows, decorating them colourfully. All the Yadavas and cows went round the Govardhana mountain, doing prayers. Krishna, who is omnipresent, accepted all those offerings himself in the form of Govardhana giri. Thus the great festival was celebrated with great devotion and gaiety.

       Indra got enraged with the show of disobedience by the Yadavas of Brindavan. With vengeful attitude, he prompted Samvartaka clouds (special clouds which bring torrential rains before termination of creation) to go to Brindavan and rain heavily causing harm to the people, cows and property. The clouds started raining heavily on Brindavana, inundating their houses, endangering the lives of cattle and people. The entire place presented a picture of fear, sorrow and arief. Krishna, assuring them that nothing would happen, decided to protect his people from Indra's wrath. He lifted Govardhana giri like an umbrella with one hand and invited all the people to take shelter under it. For seven days and seven nights, the Lord held the mountain with one hand and throughout this period, the people of Brindavan derived great happiness by looking at the radiant form of Sri Krishna. After total respite from the rains, Krishna placed the mountain back in its place.

        Indra, by then, realised his folly and became aware of the divinity of Krishna. He came down to Brindavana on his Iravata elephant and saw him in privacy. He paid his obeisance to him and sought for his pardon for what he had done out of his ignorance. He said, "O Krishna! please listen to my explanation as to why I have come to you. You were born on the earth to restore peace and order. I troubled the people of Brindavan, because of their discontinuance of my worship. But you have displayed your divine power and saved them. With this, I hope the purpose of all deities in requesting you to incarnate on the earth has been fulfilled. I am prompted by all the sacred cows which have been protected by you, to worship you on their behalf. Henceforward you would be known as 'Govinda' (protector of cows) and the Lord of 'Goloka', Saying this Indra anointed Krishna with the milk of all cows in this 'Govinda Pattabhishekam and all the celestial deities joined him in this divine worship. Krishna assured Indra that he would put an end to the Wicked demons like Kamsa, Arista, Kesi, Naraka and all the evil kings In the ensuing Kurukshetra war. After departure of Indra to heaven. Krishna also returned to Brindavan along with his people and cows.

      Gopalas in Brindavana were getting perplexed at the divine miracles performed by Krishna and were unable to comprehend his true nature. They asked him, "O Lord! By lifting the Govardhana giri you have saved us from a great frightening situation. This so called boy-hood action is extraordinary and divine. Kaliya serpent was humbled, Dhenukasura was killed and Govardhana giri was lifted. Out minds are getting rocked by doubts about your true nature. By seeing your valour and brillance, we do not think that you are an ordinary human being. In Brindavana all children, women and elders have got immense love and affection towards you. While we think of you as a child in our Yadava clan, you display your super human power. Are you a God or demon or Yaksha or Gandharva? Any way why this polemics for us? You are our relation and we do our obeisance to you.". There after Krishna became silent and did not speak for some time. Pretending to be angry in a friendly mood, he replied to them. "If you do not feel shy of my relation to you, praise me. Why all this reasoning? If you have got love towards me and consider me worthy of your praise, please treat me as one of your close relatives. I am no God, no Gandharva and no demon. I was born as your relative. Do not think more than this". After listening to this intriguing reply, all gopalas left for the forest, leaving him in a mood of affectionate pique.



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What was the life of Sri Krishna's childhood like? Sri Krishna's Childhood.

7/17/2020 09:49:00 pm
 KRISHNA'S CHILDHOOD.
balarama, brindavana, dhenuka, gargacharya, hari, indra, kesi, Krishna, madhura, pralamba, purana, releae, rudra, Vishnu maha puranam,


       Kamsa, who usurped the throne of his father and became the king of Madhura nagara, became a worried person after he had the premoniton of his imminent death from Yoga Maya. With an agitated mind, he called for the important demons under his command like Pralamba, Kesi, Dhenuka, Putana, Arista and told them thus, "Oh you great valorous demons! please listen to me. All the deities are up to kill me. I am a valiant and dauntless person. I do not care even Indra, Rudra and Hari, and what to speak of lesser ones like demi gods? Don't you remember the instance where I caused heavy rains in my country by releasing arrows into the sky, when Indra stopped rains? All kings on the earth have accepted my sovereignty dreading my physical might, except the emperor Jarasandha, who is my master and also my father-in-law. Now I command you to kill all those good people who perform vedic rituals to please the deities and also children who display extraordinary strength and bravery, since Yoga Maya told me that a super human child was aheady born to kill me".
 After sending them away with these instructions, Kamsa set free Devaki and Vasudeva from confinement. He told in a repentant mood that he killed their children for no reason and anyway it was due to their sin only, they lost their lives. While saying so also, he was still unsure of the harmless nature of the couple.

        After releae from the confinement, Vasudeva happened to meet Nanda raja of Gokulam when the latter came to Madhura with other elders for paying taxes to the king and congratulated him for begetting a son after a very long time. He requested him to take care of his own son (Sankarshana) born to Rohini. He took leave of him advising that all of them should get back to Gokulam as early as possible.
balarama, brindavana, dhenuka, gargacharya, hari, indra, kesi, Krishna, madhura, pralamba, purana, releae, rudra, Vishnu maha puranam,

       One day Putana, the demoniacal woman came to Gokulam at the behest of Kamsa, to kill the newly born child of Yasoda and Nanda. Any child who sucked her milk would be killed instantly. She suckled Yasoda's son also but the divine child not only sucked her milk but also her life. Nanda and Yasoda were astonished to see the huge demon lying dead on the floor and the child playing safely nearby. Thanking the Aimighty for averting the great danger, they performed 'anga raksha' (chanting mantras for protection of the child).

"Rakshatu twamaseshanam bhutanam prabhavo Harihi I
Yasya nabhi samudbhuta pankajata bhavam jagat II
Twam patu dikshuvaikunth Vidukshu Madhusudana !
Hrishikesombare bhumou rakshatu twam maheedharah II

(May the Lord, Hari, who is the cause of this great creation and from whose navel the lotus arose and gave birth to this world, protect you! May Vaikuntha, Madhusudana, Hrishikesa and Maheedhara protect you from all four sides, all four corners, in the sky and on the earth).

         Once Yasoda made her child sleep under a cart and kept herself busy with some work. After some time he woke up and started crying for milk. He kicked the cart as a child's play, which made it topsy turvy and it fell on the ground completely broken. Listening to the loud sound of the broken cart, all men and women rushed there and saw the child playing happily by the side of the broken cart. When they enquired of the nearby boys as to what had happened, they replied that the child only kicked the cart. Nanda and Yasoda felt glad that nothing untoward had happened to the child.
balarama, brindavana, dhenuka, gargacharya, hari, indra, kesi, Krishna, madhura, pralamba, purana, releae, rudra, Vishnu maha puranam,

      Vasudeva sent Gargacharya, the great learned preceptor for Yadava clan, to Gokulam for performing 'namakarana samskara (naming ceremony) to the children of Yasoda and Rohini. He named the son of Yasoda as 'Krishna' (one who has the power of attract) and Rohini's son 'Balarama' (one who is handsome and has great physical prowess). The two children grew in age and played several pranks on their mothers. Between the two, Krishna's mischief was more and intriguing. Having lost her patience, one day Yasoda tied him to a pounding stone with a rope and got busy with house hold work. Krishna dragged the pounding stone along with him and made it pass through two big trees. The two trees were so close that the stone was caught between them. When Krishna pulled it forcibly the two trees were uprooted, making a terrible sound.

         Hearing the bang, people ran there and found Krishna playing there with a smile. This episode earned Krishna a new name 'Damodara' since his mother bound him with a rope round his waist.

       All the elders of Yadava clan in Gokulam reviewed the harmful and inauspicious events that happened so far to Krishna like Putana's death, breaking of cart and felling of trees. They decided to leave Gokulam and move to Brindavana on the banks of Kalindi river (Yamuna) which was considered a safer place with plenty of water,trees and grass for their cow herds.



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What was the incarnation of Sri Krishna? Sri Krishna's Birth.

7/12/2020 04:37:00 pm
SRI KRISHNA AVATARAM : SRI KRISHNA'S BIRTH
Sri Krishna birth, Vishnu maha puranam, yashoda, devaki, devaka, yadu, madhura,  bhoodevi, spiritual Teja,


         Maitreya expressed curiosity to know in detail about the incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu as Sri Krishna and the great deeds done by him on the earth. Sri Parasara commenced the narration of Sri Krishna Avataram, which ushered in welfare for the people.

      Vasudeva of Yadu's lineage, married Devaki, the virtuous daughter of Devaka. Her cousin Kamsa, the king of Madhura nagara wanted to escort his newly married sister and brother-in-law to their house in his chariot. While they were on their way they heard a resonant voice from the sky proclaiming "Oh Foolish Kamsa! you are sending your sister to her mother-in-law's house. Her eighth issue would take away your life". Having listened to this, Kamsa took out his sword and was about to kill his sister. But her husband Vasudeva entreated him to spare her life and promised him that he would bring all her. future children to him. Keeping trust in him, Kamsa refrained himself from killing her.

       Exactly at the time of the above happening, the Mother Earth, Bhoodevi, approached the deities who were assembled on Meru mountain, After paying obeisance to them, she narrated her tale of
woes. She said, "O Deities! Narayana who is the master of this entire Universe is also my master. Even Brahma like all of you, was born from him. Adityas, Maruts, Rudras, Yakshas, demons, planets. panchabhutas, (five gross elements i.e. earth, water, fire air and space) including myself, pancha tanmantras (five subtle elemetns i.e. smell, taste, light, touch and sound) are all pervaded by Lord Vishnu. Now daityas (sons of Diti, demons) like Kalanemi have entered the earth and are troubling people day and night. Kalanemi who was earlier killed by Vishnu is now born as Kamsa, the son of Ugrasena. Arista, Dhenuka, Kesi, Pralamba, Naraka, Sunda, Banasura and other powerful demons are now in royal families. Apart from these innumerable demons, there are also several kings with their legions of armies. I am unable to bear the burden of these people. Unless I am relieved of them, I may get sagged down to Patala loka (nether
world). Please help me".

      After listening to the genuine grievance of the Mother Earth, Brahma along with all the deities proceeded to Ksheerasamudra (Ocean of milk, place of Vishnu) and prayed to the Lord.

"Namo namastestu sahasrakritwa sahasra baho
bahu vaktra pada I
Namo namaste jagatah pravritti vinasa samsthana karaprameya II

"(O Lord! My thousand salutations to you again and again. You have thousand (countless) hands, several faces and feet. You are the creator, supporter and terminator of this creation)

      "You are the subtlest of subtle things. Please have mercy on us. This mother Earth is passing through unbearable suffering and has come to you to get relief from the burden of demons. Please come to her rescue. We are at your disposal and ready to receive your command". Sri Hari, the AllI Merciful, appeared before them and assured that he would take birth as the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudeva and kill Kamsa very soon. The serpent king Ananta (also a manifestation of Vishnu) would also be born as son to Rohini, anotne wife of Vasudeva. He also directed the deities to take birth on tne earth as kings for fighting with the demons. After paying obeisance to the Lord, all the deities, led by Brahma, returned to their places with Bhoodevi for future action.

      One day Devarishi Narada came to the court of Kamsa ano informed him that the person who would be born as the eighth son to his sister Devaki would be the saviur of the earth, Narada literally
means one who imparts knowledge. He is the son of Brahma, the creator and a Brahma jnani, (knower of the Supreme). It should be noted that whatever he proposes or informs or does is meant purely for the welfare of Universe and is motivated by Narayana, the Supreme. Enraged at what Narada told him, Kamsa kept Devaki and Vasudeva in confirment. Devaki gave birth to six sons and all of them were brought to Kamsa by Vasudeva, as per the word given by him earlier. All these six sons were put to death by him: In fact all these six were the sons of Hiranyakasipu, the great demon king. As per the ordinance of Vishnu, Yoga Maya (the inexplicable power of the God), brought them and kept in the womb of Devaki. On account of Yoga Maya only, this entire world has got its divesnified forms which have irresistible charm over human beings.

        After Kamsa had done away with the six children of Devaki, Sri Maha vishnu said to Yoga Maya "O you great charmer of this Universe! Do as I command. The great serpent, sesha, who is also my manifestation would be conceived by Devaki as her seventh issue. In Nanda Gokulam (a principality ruled by Nanda, Yadava clan chieftain under the overall sovereignity of Kamsa) there is Rohini, another wife of Vasudeva under the care of Nanda. You transfer the seventh conception of Devaki to Rohini. By this everybody in Madhura city would believe that Devaki's conception got aborted. The issue who would be extracted from Devaki would be known as Sankarshana, the powerful one. As the eighth child, I shall be conceived by Devaki You take me to Yasoda, wife of Nanda. I shall be born on the night of Ashtami (eighth day of the waning period of the Moon) in the month of Sravana (fifth month of the Hindu calender). You shall be born on Navami, the next day of my birth, to Yasoda. Induced by me, Vasudeva would bring me from Devaki to Yasoda, and you from Yasoda to Devaki. Kamsa, in a bid to kill you, would dash you against a rock. Then you rise to the sky. Indra would take you as his siter. In future you would be
exterminating thousands of demons like Sumbha and Nisumbha and be worshipped in several places and under several names. Your supreme power gets manifested in various great qualities like Prosperity, courage, strength and valour and in various divine forms like Arya, Durga, Vedagarbha, Ambica, Bhadra, Bhadrakali, Kshemada and Bhagyada. People worship you with great devotion in all these forms and their desires would get fulfilled by your grace. Now go and do as I have told".

      Yoga Maya executed the command of Sri Maha Vishnu perfectly. Sankarshana was born to Rohini in Gokulam. Devaki had the eighth conception. On the auspicious day, when all the plantes were in their exalted positions and the nature in a mood of ecstasy, the incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu descended to the earth. Bearing the Lord in her, Devaki's body was luminous and nobody could bear her radiance. All deities came to Devaki Devi unseen by people and profusely prayed to her.

"Twam sarva loka rakshardhamavateerna maheetale l
Praseeda devi sarvasya jagatassam subhe kuru II
Preetyatam dharayesanam dhritam yenakhilam jagat ll

(O Devi ! you came to protect all the worlds. Be kind to us. O kalyani! please do god for the entire Universe. May you bear in you that Supreme Divinity, who bears all these innumerable worlds in Himself)

      At the auspicious hour prefixed by the Divine dispensation, Vishnu was born to Devaki in the midnight. It was a great moment for the entire world. The weather was halcyon. Nature was rapturous. At that holiest time, sages experienced bliss, winds were gentle, rivers flowed placidly, oceans produced auspicious musical notes,
Gandharva kings (one group of demizens) sang paens happily and apsaras (celestial damseis) danced jubilantly. Deities strewed flowers from the sky. Holy fires let out bright flames. Clouds thundered gently and rained flowers. The divine child with blue complexnion, four hands and mark of Srivatsa (mole), was pleasantly seen by Devaki
and Vasudeva who praised him with the choicest words. But they were overcome with the fear of Kamsa and prayed to the Lord to withdraw his divine form and became a normal child again. Vasudeva said,

"Jatosi deva devesa ! Sankha chakra gada dharam!
divya rupamidam deva! prasadenosamhara II

(O God of all gods ! you were born. Please be kind to withdraw this divine form holding Sankha, Chakra, Gada)

Devaki said

"Yo Ananta rupokdhila viswarupo garbhepi lokan Vapusha bibharti!
Praseedatameshasa deva devo yomaya ya vishkruta bala rupa lI"

(O God for gods, the great dweller in all beings, you are infinite, manifest in the form of Universe, you bear all worlds in your self and are now in the form of a child by your 'maya', unknown power; please have mercy on us).

       After showing them his effulgent form and at their request, the Lord withdrew it and became a child in the lap of Devaki. They were also made aware of by the Lord that he was born to them as a fruit of their long penance. As earlier commanded by the Lord, Vasudeva took the child and came out of the prison. It was midnight and was raining heavily. But the serpant king, Sesha, followed Vasudeva, unfolding all his hoods and holding them as cover over the Lord. The Yamuna river which was very deep and turbulent in normal times, became only knee deep for Vasudeva, while he was crossing it. He reached Gokulam and kept the child with Yasoda who was in deep sleep and brought her female child back to the prison. Waking up after some time, Yasoda found her beautiful male child and rejoiced that she had a blue flower like son.
         The next day the soldiers who were at the prison heard the Crhes of a child and informed Kamsa that Devaki had delivered a child. He came to the Prison immediately and caught hold of the female child. Paying no heed to the tearful prayers of his sister not to kill the female child, he dashed the child on a rock but the child flew to the sky and assumed the form of a goddess with eight hands. She warned him saying "O Kamsa! by dashing me on the rock you would not succeed. The God of all gods, who would be killing you, has already taken birth. Keeping this in your mind, you may do whatever is good for you". Saying this the goddess disappeared after siddhas praised her devotionally.





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