(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.
Aghāsura was Bakāsura's eldest son. Sent by Kamsa, he came to bite the Paramātma with his Bhīkara viṣham. He had the form of a huge snake and was waiting near Yamunātīram. He kept his mouth open with his upper lips near meghamaṇḍala and the lower lips on the Bhūmaṇḍala. Thinking that the mouth of Aghāsura was a cave, with the confidence that Paramātma was with them, the Gopālas and cows happily entered the cave to explore it. Aghāsura was waiting for the Paramātma to enter him.
Śrī Kṛṣhṇa also entered it and immediately Aghāsura closed his mouth. Because of the bhīkara viṣha-vāyu all the Gopālas and the cows fell dead. Paramātma closed the navarandhra's of Aghāsura such that his stomach expanded and burst. Śrī Kṛṣhṇa came out. He brought back the lifes of all the cows and Gopāla just by His Saṅkalpam.
Aghāsura was the son of a rākṣhasa by name Śaṅkha. He was strong and handsome. He was very young. His svabhāvam was to always do paraninda. Once he saw Aṣhṭāvakra maharṣhi and laughed saying "Why do you have some many curves in you body.." Maharṣhi became angry and gave śāpam that you will become a sarpam. When Aghāsura pleaded the maharṣhi for kṣhama, the maharṣhi said "When Śrī Kṛṣhṇa enters your stomach you will get mokṣham".
Just by doing Bhagavat-nāma-smaraṇa itself people get mokṣham. If Paramātma Himself enters the stomach will he not? (he will.)
Durguṇam to be unlearnt: Paraninda.
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