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Shridhar, Kagasur, Trinavat attack -Shri Krishna - Ch. 4

BY Mr Shiv Sagar February 11,2017
Shridhar, Kagasur, Trinavat attack -Shri Krishna - Ch. 4

After Putna was killed by Krishna, Kans sent Shridhar, the disciple of the demon’s Guru Shukracharya, who was an expert in illusionary tricks. Shridhar dressed up like a Brahmin and went to Nandji’s house to beg. Nandji welcomed the Brahmin and took him inside.

He told Yashoda and Rohini to serve a meal to the Brahmin and also to give him some charitable donation. Saying this he went out. Yashoda and Rohini made the Brahmin sit on a mat and went to the kitchen. Both of them were happy that a Brahmin would bless Krishna and Balram. Sridhar sat down. He had a rosary in his hand and was reciting “Om Namah Shivay”.

Krishna and Balram understood the intentions of the fraud Brahmin but if they killed him they would get the sin of brahmahatya (killing a Brahmin is a great sin), so they thought of punishing him. Sridhar tried to kill both of them with the help of ‘Kritya’ a wicked trick.

A bright round mass came out of Krishna’s cradle and Shridhar was burnt. Then, Krishna and Balram with their power made him crippled. With Krishna’s act the garland on the statue of Ganesha on the wall fell down and hung around Sridhar’s waist. Crippled Sridhar started screaming; that made Yashoda and Rohini come out of the kitchen, and thinking him to be a thief, they also started screaming.

People gathered and started beating up Sridhar. Just then Nandji came and rescued him from the mob and thinking him to be a Brahmin, forgave him and let him go. Sridhar went home in terrible pain. There, Shukracharyaji’s idol disdained him and just then Naradji appeared and fired him, saying, “To try to kill the one who maintains this world is a great sin. Now to sanctify yourself, you must go to the Himalayas and worship Shri Krishna”. Sridhar repented and left for the Himalayas.

"Krishna and Balram understood the intentions of the fraud Brahmin but if they killed him they would get the sin of brahmahatya (killing a Brahmin is a great sin), so they thought of punishing him. Sridhar tried to kill both of them with the help of ‘Kritya’ a wicked trick. A bright round mass came out of Krishna’s cradle and Shridhar was burnt. Then, Krishna and Balram with their power made him crippled."

As Sridhar was unsuccessful, Kans next sent a demon named Kagasur to kill Krishna. He transformed himself into a crow and attacked Krishna in Gokul. Krishna killed him with his supernatural powers. Kagasur’s dead body fell down in the middle of Kans’s court. Kans then sent his friend Uttkach next to kill Krishna.

Illusionary Uttkach remained in an invisible form so no one could see him. On reaching Gokul he dropped a wagon right on Krishna’s cradle, trying to kill him. After merely striking the toe of Krishna, the wagon rose high in the sky, so high that Uttkach died. His dead body fell in the river Yamuna.

Nand and Yashoda got scared on seeing this and went to Sage Shandilya and asked him why was Krishna constantly being attacked on and off? Shandilya Muni told them, “Krishna is the one who will remove hazards from this world; you need not worry, He will never be in any serious danger”. Saying this, Shandilya Muni started praying to Krishna.

In Golok, Radha asked Krishna, “How did a sinful demon like Uttkach die at your feet?” Shri Krishna said, “Uttkach was the son of the demon king Hiranyaksha. In the DwaparaYug, when I incarnated for the betterment of the universe, that time Uttkach was a strong demon with a huge body.

One time he created havoc in Sage Lomash’s ashram. Sage Lomash cursed him that he would one day be without a body. Uttkach apologized and asked for mercy. Lomash told him that his curse cannot be taken back, but in the Dwapar age, Lord Krishna would incarnate and that he will be relieved of his curse after he touches Krishna’s feet. So to justify Lomesh’s curse, I relieved Uttkach.”

"Nand and Yashoda got scared on seeing this and went to Sage Shandilya and asked him why was Krishna constantly being attacked on and off? Shandilya Muni told them, “Krishna is the one who will remove hazards from this world; you need not worry, He will never be in any serious danger”. Saying this, Shandilya Muni started praying to Krishna."

Shandilya informed Nandji that Sage Garg was visiting the ashram for a yagya; he was a very learned and knowledgeable person and it would be a good idea to have the naming ceremony of Krishna and Balram done by him. Garg Muni came for the yagya, and quietly, without fanfare, in the cowpen of the ashram, named Rohini’s son “Balram”, and Yashoda’s son “Krishna”.

Everyone in the devlok was very happy with the naming ceremony of these two children, and all the deities praised them. Kans came to know about this ceremony, through his spies. He was sure that Krishna was Vasudev’s son and not Nand’s because if he would have been Nand’s son then the cowherds’ family priest Shandilya would have done the naming ceremony, but Vasudev’s family priest Garg Muni had done it, which meant that he was surely Vasudev’s son.

"Garg Muni came for the yagya, and quietly, without fanfare, in the cowpen of the ashram, named Rohini’s son “Balram”, and Yashoda’s son “Krishna”. Everyone in the devlok was very happy with the naming ceremony of these two children, and all the deities praised them."

Vasudev met Garg Muni and the Sage informed him, “Balram is also your son and Krishna is your eighth child. Your eighth child in the form of a girl was actually Yogmaya, and it’s because of Yogmaya’s favour that you were released from prison, and it’s because of her illusion that you forgot all these things” On hearing this, Vasudev was very surprised.

Previously when Kans had wanted to know about Krishna from Vasudev, he had told Kans that the truth was, that his eighth child was a daughter. Vasudev could not lie hence it was Yogmaya’s trick that he had forgotten everything and genuinely did not know that his eighth child was Krishna himself.

Kans called Garg Muni to his palace and asked him about Krishna. He asked him if he did the naming ceremony for any child while he was in Gokul, and on whose request did he do that? Garg Muni said, “I have not been to Gokul, but to Shandilya’s ashram on the banks of the river Yamuna.

You can confirm this through your spy, and performing a naming ceremony is part of my job, and to follow my duty I don’t need any king’s order.” Kans became very angry on hearing this and took out his sword. Garg Muni also lost his temper, but he controlled himself and told Kans bluntly that with his Brahmatej (divine strength) he could punish him easily and Kans could do nothing to him. Though Kans had insulted the saint he would not punish him. Instead he wished that God would give Kans wisdom and then went away. Kans was shocked. He sent Vasudev and Devaki back to jail.

"Previously when Kans had wanted to know about Krishna from Vasudev, he had told Kans that the truth was, that his eighth child was a daughter. Vasudev could not lie hence it was Yogmaya’s trick that he had forgotten everything and genuinely did not know that his eighth child was Krishna himself."


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