Śrī Kṛṣhṇa līlas -3

(continuation of this story)
This series of stories on Śrī Kṛṣhṇa līlas try to bring out some durguṇas, commonly found in people, and thus warn us to be away from the same.

Vatsāsura Bhañjanam:

Balarāma and Śrī Kṛṣhṇa were growing day-by-day. They got the age where they could take the cows out, along with other Gopālas. Kālindī nadī sands was their fauvorite vihāra-sthalam. Balarāma used to wear a nīlāmbaram and Śrī Kṛṣhṇa a pītāmbaram. Paramātma with His madhura veṇu gānam taught the Gopālas and the Gomātas the Sāmaveda-sāram. Everyone who hear the venugānam used to experience Brahmānandam. All of them used to play, eat together. Kṛṣhṇa used to decorate the Gopālas and satisfy all their surprising new new childish vāñchas. Aaha! What immense puṇyas must they have done to have Śrī Kṛṣhṇa as their sakha!

Cow Play

Vatsāsura, sent by Kamsa, once mixed with the cow-herd that the Gopālas were protecting. Paramātma kept observing him. Vatsāsura slowly slowly approached near Śrī Kṛṣhṇa and kicked him with his legs. Śrī Kṛṣhṇa caught the asura by his legs, rotated him in circles and smashed him against a tree (Velaga Cettu). The tree broke down and a tejaH puñjam left the asura and joined in the Paramātma.

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Vatsāsura's Caritra:

Murāsura's son was Pramīla. Once he took the guise of a brāhmaṇa and approached Vasiṣhṭha maharṣhi and asked the maharṣhi to give him the Nandinī dhenu. Nandinī identified the kapaṭa nāṭakam of Pramīla and gave him a śāpam "become a calf with asura svabhāvas". On pleading the dhenu for kṣhama, She said that when Śrī Kṛṣhṇa kills you, you will attain mokṣham.

Durguṇam to be unlearnt: Kapaṭam, Kuṭilatvam.

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Published in: on June 13, 2006 at 4:55 am  Comments Off on Śrī Kṛṣhṇa līlas -3  
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