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Recap…. Rukmini desired to marry Sri Krishna Her brother wanted her to marry Sisupala She sent a Letter of her Intent to a Brahmana to convey the message to Krishna
Krishna & Brahmana After reading,Krishna was very pleased with the Brahmana and shook his hands He understands that the marriage was arranged because of animosity Wanted to leave immediately
Krishna wanted to leave Krishna knowing the exact date wanted to leave Daruka brought the 4 horses with the Brahmana sitting beside him Saibya- Greenish Sugriva- Colour of Ice Meghapushpa – Colour of new cloud Balahaka – Ash colour Reached Kundina within a night
In Kundina…. Bhismaka wasn’t enthused to give Rukmini One has to get permission and everyone should agree Obliging to Rukmi Whole town was decorated and was very clean Brahmanas were given charity and vedic hymns flooded the atmosphere
Sisupala and family… Sisupala’s father did all kinds of rituals Damaghosa – Famous for Cutting unregulated activities Thought of cutting down Krishna’s prowess The family was intent on going to Kundina primarily to fight Krishna
Enter the Parties…. Bhismaka welcomed Dhamaghosa’s party Thousands of men and prominently were Jarasandha, Dantavakara, Viduratha and Paundaraka Rukmi heard some rumours Lord Balaram sets out bringing his division
Rukmini starts getting anxious… Rukmini started getting anxious because it was just a night away Thought Krishna had rejected her Perhaps the devatas were not pleased Was thinking of Girija Started shedding tears and some trembling occurred on the left side
Auspiciousness She saw the brahmana messenger Broke the good news Paid obeisances only
Receiving the Lords Krishna and Balaram were well received by Bhishmaka Everyone was astounded by the beauty They began to offer nice prayers Rukmini who was protected came out
Rukmini goes to the temple of Durga Deity worship was existing back then Rukmini was thinking of Krishna always Krishna is the source of all devatas Finally the family started offering prayers to the temple deities.
Beautiful Rukmini Devi… As Rukmini was outside, all the princes were blown away Rukmini was so beautiful that they almost became unconscious Rukmini was only around 14 years old They were full of lust and thinking of ways to enjoy her
Enter Shyamasundar… She was not interested in anyone She was adjusting her ornaments on her left finger She looked up and saw Krishna and immediately recognized him Krishna immediately took Rukmini away like a Lion Is kidnapping a crime?
Jarasandha began to roar… Krishna is taking Rukmini away without any opposition What is the use of us being Great Fighters? He is like a Jackal taking the deer away from the Lion
The Brahmana… Who is he? VadirajaTirtha took Sanyasa at 8 Challenge on which was the greatest poem? RukminishaVijaya VS SisupalaVadha It had 1240 verses and was composed in 19 days and won over everyone!