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Krishna Leela Series Part 30 Vidyadhara Liberated & The Demon Sankhasura Killed

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Krishna Leela Series Part 30 Vidyadhara Liberated & The Demon Sankhasura Killed

Krishna Leela Series Part 30 Vidyadhara Liberated & The Demon Sankhasura Killed

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  • 1. Krishna Leela Series : 30 Vidyadhara Liberated and the Demon Sankhasura Killed
  • 2.
    • Nanda Maharaja and the cowherd men went to Ambikavana forest
    • It is located in Gujarat province near Sarasvati river
    • This occurred after the Rasa Leela ceremony
    • This festival that Nanda baba celebrated with the cowherd boys is called Shiva Ratri
  • 3.
    • Generally observed by Shaivites
    • Nanda baba once desired to observe Shiva Ratri.
    • Vaishnavas also sometimes observe because Lord Shiva is the topmost Vaishnava.
    • They very devotedly worshipped Lord Shiva and Ambika after taking bath.
  • 4.
    • Lord Shiva is the Topmost Vaishnava.
    • Extremely Powerful and resides in Kailasha.
    • Exalted One who is Chanting and Meditating on the Lord
    • In Brahma Samhita, analogy of Milk and Yoghurt is used.
    • ArAdhanAnAm sarveshAm vishnor ArAdhanam param tasmAt parataram devi tadiyAnAm samarchanam
    • "Of all types of worship, worship of Lord Vishnu is best, and better than the worship of Lord Vishnu is the worship of His devotee, the Vaishnava."
  • 5.
    • Nanda Maharaja gave charity to the Brahmanas.
    • Voluntarily giving and receiving
    • Charity must be given to the right people at the right time.
    • In scriptures, it is recommended to give to Brahmanas. This pleases the Lord.
  • 6.
    • Vidhyadhara in his snake form
    • Nanda baba and the cowherd men slept near Sarasvati river and fasted whole day.
    • Suddenly a snake came and started swallowing Nanda baba
    • Started calling for Krishna!
    • Cowherd boys started coming with burning logs!
  • 7.
    • Krishna immediately appeared on the scene.
    • Vidyadhara was a celebrated personality in his last life and was cursed by Angira Muni.
    • Krishna touched the snake and immediately a beautiful devata appeared.
  • 8.
    • There is no guarantee in this Material world.
    • Despite being a devata, he was cursed.
    • Snake is the most cruel but envious people are more cruel than snakes.
  • 9.
    • He asked permission from Krishna to go back to the heavenly planets.
    • Devatas get power from the Lord to give boons.
    • One can ask anything from the Lord – material and spiritual!
    • Curse was a blessing
    • Relieved by the touch of your lotus feet
    • Circumambulated and left for heavenly planet
  • 10.
    • Nanda and cowherd men went back to Vrindavan.
    • They praised Krishna about his wonderful activity.
    • They came to worship Shiva and Durga and became more attached to Krishna.
  • 11.
    • Krishna and Baladeva
    • They went to Vrindavan forest to sing and dance.
    • Were accompanied by the Gopis
    • Krishna and Baladeva were singing nicely.
    • Everyone became so absorbed and appeared lost.
  • 12.
    • A demon called Sankhasura appeared.
    • Puffed up with material opulence, he thought the women should be enjoyed by him and not the 2 brothers
    • Since he was Kuvera’s associate, he was rich and naturally wanted to own everything.
    • He forced them away.
    • Krishna and Balaram chased after Sankhasura.
    • Balaram took charge of the Gopis and Krishna gave chase.
    • Krishna gave a nice punch and brought back the jewel to Balaram and presented it to Him.
  • 13. S U M M A R Y
    • Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and He is accepted by the greatest authorities.
    • Charity can be given to the right people especially so to Brahmanas.
    • Always remember Krishna!
    • The Lord delivered Vidyadhara by his touch.
    • Go to Krishna for everything!
  • 14. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare