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Krishna Leela Series - Part 45 - Krishna Erects the Dwaraka Fort


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Krishna Leela Series - Part 45 - Krishna Erects the Dwaraka Fort

Krishna Leela Series - Part 45 - Krishna Erects the Dwaraka Fort

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  • 1. Krishna Leela Series: 45
    Krishna BhaktiSangha Presents :Krishna erects dwaraka fort
  • 2. Recap….
    Akrura was sent to Hastinapura to check on Dhrtrastra’sbehaviour towards his nephews
    Akrura delivered message to Dhrtrastra and spoke of Dharma
    Dhrtrastra accepted his biasness and left everything to destiny
    Akrura related everything to Krishna and Balaram
  • 3. Krishna erects Dwarakafort
    After Kamsa’s death, his 2 wives left for their father’s place
    In Vedic culture , women have to be protected:
    Before marriage she should live with her father
    After marriage, she should be with her husband
    In the event of her husband’s death she should either live with her children or her parents depending on the circumstances
  • 4. King Jarasandha
    Their father was the King of Magada (Bihar)
    Was mortified on hearing the news
    Avenged to rid the whole Yadu clan
    • Made extensive arrangements to attack Mathura
    • 6. With thousands of soldiers, elephants, horses and soldiers, he attacked Mathura with 13 phalanxes
    • 7. Lord Krishna appeared as a human being and saw Jarasandha’s immense strength.
  • Lord’s Mission
    paritranayasadhunamvinasaya ca duskrtamdharma-samsthapanarthayasambhavamiyugeyuge
    In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium. Gita- 4.8
  • 8. Lord was thinking ….
    What is my mission?
    Should I kill Jarasandha?
    Should I kill the troops?
    Lord decided to destroy the troops of Jarasandha
    Lord Krishna is the most intelligent
    While thinking, 2 military chariots fully equipped arrived from outer space
  • 9. Krishna and Balaram
    Requested Balaram to join Him
    They have both descended for the same purpose
  • 10. “ Compassionate “Jarasandha
    • Krishna had a small army compared to Jarasandha’s
    • 11. He became compassionate because Krishna and Balaram were related as grandsons
    • 12. He addressed Krishna as “Purushadhama”
  • PurusadhamavsPurusottama
    Purusadhama means lowest among men
    Purushottama – Highest among men!
    Acharya’s explanation:
    purusadhama to be "one who makes all other personalities go downward."
  • 13. Started criticizing the Lord
    Great dishonourto fight with boys
    Addressed him as killer of his own relatives
    Criticized for not being a Kshatriya because he was hidden and was raised as a Vaishya
    Finding faults is a tendency that we should eradicate
  • 14. Jarasandha told Baladev…
    If you want you can fight along with him
    If you have patience you can wait to be killed and be promoted to heaven, or kill me!
    Kshatriyas go to heaven in victory or in death in the battlefield.
  • 15. The great fight is going to start..
    Don’t talk too much! Just fight!
    Jarasandha and his army surrounded the army from all sides like how the cloud covers the sun
    Women of Mathura started fainting
    Krishna started shooting his arrows when his small army was being harassed and blood started flowing very soon!
  • 16. Defeated!
    Balaram and Krishna killed everyone
    The sole survivor who was not killed was Jarasandha and Baladev started tying him up
    Krishna told him not to and to let him go
    Ashamed and frustrated, he wanted to go do some penance and meditation
    On his way back, some royal friends encouraged him to fight again and not retire
    It was due to past karma that he lost and his fighting had no fault
  • 18. Lord comes back victorious!
    Citizens celebrated with great joy!
    Everyone was offering nice poems, flowers, foodstuff and began to throw grass and yoghurt as per the custom.
    Krishna presented the jewels collected in the battlefield to Ugrasena
  • 19. 17 and still a loser!
    Jarasandha attacked 17 times and every time he was defeated
    While Jarasandha was attempting one time, a Yavana king also attacked Mathura because of the opulence of the Yadus
    Yavanas are descendents of Yayati
    The King of the Yavanas was induced by Narada
  • 20. 18thAttempt
    So Kalayavan and Jarasandha happened to attack around the same period.
    Kalayavan had 30 million soldiers and Jarasandha had the same amount as usual
    Krishna decided to build a fort where no 2 legged animal , man or demon could go.
    • Engaged Vishwakarma
    • 22. Wall covering 96 square miles within the sea itself
    • 23. There were well planned roads,kalpavrikshasand palaces
    • 24. All the demigods came individually to present some gift to the Lord
    • 25. Krishna transferred everyone to the new palaces once it was completed
    • 26. Krishna entrusted Balaram as the incharge and left to meet Kalayavan
  • Kalayavan witnessed Krishna
    Saw him as extraordinary beautiful and in silken yellow garments.
    He saw Kaustabha,Srivatsa, blooming lotus eyes and his four handed form.
    Krishna went past and Kalayavan tried catching Krishna but to no avail
    He can be caught by devotion
  • 27. - Krishna entered a cave and could not be seen- Kalayavan saw a man lying down and mistook him for Krishna and kicked him.- The mysterious man awoke and burnt Kalayavan to ashes!
  • 29. Tune in next time ……
    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
    KrishnaKrishna Hare Hare
    Hare Rama Hare Rama
    Rama Rama Hare Hare