(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.
Immediately after vastāsura vadha, this episode happened. Bakāsura, one big heron, came to the Yamunātīram where Śrī Kṛṣhṇa and Gopālas were protecting the cows. It was as big as Kailāsa Parvatam. Its garjanam was like that of the ghana meghas. Seeing it the Gopālas were frightened. With its beak, which was as strong as a diamond, it swallowed Śrī Kṛṣhṇa. The Gopāla bālas began to cry seeing this.
Immediately Devendra used His Vajrāyudham. Brahma threw His daṇḍam. Nothing happened to Bakāsura! Parameśvara broke one of its wings. Vāyudeva's Vāyavyāstram could do nothing! Yamadharmarāja hit it with His daṇḍam. The daṇḍam broke! Surya deva's thousand arrows did not work! Bakasura did not care about Candra's Nīhārāstram! Agnideva's Aagneyāstram burnt Bakāsura's chest. Varuṇa deva hit it with His Pāśa. Bhadra Kāli threw Her Gadā daṇḍam. Bakāsura fell unconscious. With Kumāra Svāmi's Śakti āyudham, Bakāsura's leg broke. Bakāsura with one leg and wing flew and chased away many Devatas and came back to the same place!
Maharṣhis were doing Śrī Kṛṣhṇa's dhyānam. Paramātma shouted so loud from inside Bakāsura that his stomach expanded and he had to forcibly bring out Śrī Kṛṣhṇa. Bakāsura started poking the Paramātma with his beak. Śrī Kṛṣhṇa then caught him and tore his beak apart. Bakāsura was killed and Devatas rained puṣhpa vṛṣhṭhi. Bakā's tejas entered the Kṛṣhṇa Paramātma. Gopālas immediately hugged the Lord and felt happy that He was safe. They reported the entire episode to Yaśodā devi.
Bakāsura was the son of Hayagrīva rākṣhasa. His then name was Utkala. He had immense balaparākrama's. He once defeated Devendra and became Svargādhipati for 100 years.
Once Utkala went to the shores of Sindhū Sāgara, near the Aaśramam of Jājili maharṣhi. He started fishing for fun. Maharṣhi saw him and said "Jīva himsa is a mahāpāpam". Utkala was a murkha. He did not believe the words of the maharṣhi. He did not stop killing the fish. Maharṣhi became angry and said "become a baka with asura lakṣhaṇas". He pleaded the maharṣhi to forgive him for his mistake. Jājili maharṣhi gave abhayam saying "through the hands of Śrī Kṛṣhṇa you will be killed and then you will get śāpavimukti".
Durguṇam to be unlearnt: Himsa.
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