Śrī Kṛṣhṇa līlas -8

(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.

Pralambāsura Bhañjanam:

On the Yamunātīram, Paramātma used to sit on a tree (Pogaḍa Vṛkṣham) and do Veṇugānam. On hearing the sweet muralīravam, the Gomātas used to turn towards Nandakiśora and listen undisturbed as if they were nirjīva śilpas. When Paramātma used to call the Gomātas with the names “Yamunā”, “Sarasvatī”, “Gangā”, the Gangā Yamunā Sarasvatī Nadīs used to break their frontiers, come running and on touching His feet used to become paravaśa and do praṇāmams to the Yadusimha. As if dropping ānada-bhāṣhpas, the puṣhpas used to do makarada-srāvam. Bhramaras used to hum their madhura-gānam. Hamsas and others pakṣhis (Begguru Pakṣhi) like a ṛṣhi in Samādhiniṣhṭha, used to hear to the Veṇu-gānam. There used to be slight rain of Tuṣhāra. Similar to how ghana meghas give varṣham and remove the kaṣhṭam of the cātaka pakṣhis (see this), the Kṛṣhṇa-megham, with His Karuṇāmṛta-varṣham, satisifed the tāpatrayam of the Bhaktas.

(see this picture)

Paramātma used to do krīḍa, gānam, nṛtyam, kalaham with the Gopabālas.


They used to divide themselves into two two teams; one lead by Balarāmadeva and the other by Śrī Kṛṣhṇa.

The rule of the game was that a person who gets defeated must carry the winner till the Vaṭa Vṛkṣham by the name Bhāṇḍīraka. It is usual for the Lord to get defeated in the hands of His Bhakta; so Kṛṣhṇa’s team was defeated and He was carrying Śrīdhāma. Pralambāsura, sent by Kamsa, acted as if he was in the team of Śrī Kṛṣhṇa and carried Balarāmasvāmi. Balarāma increased His weight and Pralambāsura took his nija-rūpam. With His muṣhṭi-ghātam, Balarāmasvāmi cracked the Brahmarandhram of Pralambāsura and the asura’s head broke into two. The tejas from Pralambāsura entered Balarāmasvāmi.

Pralambāsura’s Caritra:

Kubera, the iṣhṭa sakha of Paramaśiva, had an Udyānavanam by name “Caitraratham”. The Puṣhpas from that Udyānavanam were meant to be used only for Śivapūja. Howmuch ever the rakṣhaka-bhaṭas used to be careful, someone or the other used to take the puṣhpas from the Udyānavanam. Out of exasperation, Kubera said “the puṣhpa-cora will get a rākṣhasa janma”.

Once Vijaya, the son of the Gandharva by name “Hūhū”, reached the Udyānavanam after doing some tīrtha-yātras. He without taking the permission of Kubera and not knowing the śāpam given by him, took the puṣhpas from the Udyānavanam. He immediately became a rākṣhasa and then asked Kubera for śaraṇam. Kubera gave abhayam saying “Vijaya! you are a great Viṣhṇu bhakta. You will be killed by Balarāmasvāmi in Dvāparayuga end and then you will get Mokṣham”.

One must, even unknowingly, never take things not belonging to them, without owner’s prior permission (see this for a similar story). This will lead to caurya-doṣham.

Durguṇam to be unlearnt: Cauryam.

Search Terms: Krishna, Balarama, Pralambasura, Pralamba, Pralambaasura, Shreedhaama, Shridhaama, Sridhama, Huhu

Published in: on June 30, 2006 at 5:54 pm  Comments (2)  


  1. Huhu, incidentally, was the Gandharva who was cursed by a rishi (Maharshi Devala, if I am right) and became the crocodile who was liberated from the curse by Mahavishnu during Gajendra Moksham.

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