Krishna Leela Series - Part 52 - The Killing of Satrajit and Satadhanva


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Krishna Leela Series - Part 52 - The Killing of Satrajit and Satadhanva

  1. 1. Krishna Leela Series 52<br />Killing of Satrajit and Satadhanva<br />
  2. 2. IMPORTANCE OF KRISHNA KATHA<br />Om NamO Bhagavate VAsudevayA <br />SB: 1.2.4<br />SB: 1.2.18<br />nārāyaṇaḿ namaskṛtya<br />naraḿ caiva narottamam<br />devīḿ sarasvatīḿ vyāsaḿ<br />tato jayam udīrayet<br />naṣṭa-prāyeṣv abhadreṣu<br />nityaḿ bhāgavata-sevayā<br />bhagavaty uttama-śloke<br />bhaktir bhavati naiṣṭhikī<br />By regular attendance in classes on <br />the Bhāgavatam and by rendering of <br />service to the pure devotee, all that is <br />troublesome to the heart is almost <br />completely destroyed, and loving <br />service unto the Personality of <br />Godhead, who is praised with <br />transcendental songs, is established <br />as an irrevocable fact.<br />Before reciting this Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, <br />which is the very means of conquest, <br />one should offer respectful obeisances <br />unto the Personality of Godhead, <br />Nārāyaṇa, unto Nara-nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi, the <br />supermost human being, unto mother <br />Sarasvatī, the goddess of learning, and <br />unto Śrīla Vyāsadeva, the author.<br />
  3. 3. Recap…<br />Krishna married Satyabhama<br />Krishna fought with his devotee Jambavan.<br />Krishna also married Jambavati<br />Wanted the Syamantaka Jewel to remain in the temple<br />
  4. 4. Developments between Cousins<br />House of Lac <br />Was informed that everyone was killed including Queen Kunti<br />Krishna and Balaram did not believe the hearsay<br />Left to Hastinapura to participate in the bereavement<br />
  5. 5. HASTINAPURA<br />
  6. 6. CONSPIRACY in Absence<br />Krishna and Balaram were both in Hastinapur<br />Conspiracy to take the Syamantaka Jewel by Satadhanva<br />Satadhanva wanted to marry Satyabhama<br />Akrura and Krtavarma joined in the conspiracy <br />Sathyabhama<br />
  7. 7. Are Devotees Bad or Good?<br />
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  9. 9. BG 9.30Even if one commits the most abominable action, if he is engaged in devotional service he is to be considered saintly because he is properly situated in his determination.<br />apicetsu-duräcäro<br />bhajatemämananya-bhäk<br />sädhurevasamantavyaù<br />samyagvyavasito hi saù<br />
  10. 10. Why they joined?<br />Why did both of them join the conspiracy?<br />Akrura did hurt the feelings of Vrajavasis<br />Krtavarma associated with a sinful person <br />Kamsa<br />
  11. 11. One night…..<br />Satadhanva entered Satrajit’s house<br />Everyone was shouting but he still went and butchered Satrajit exactly as an animal being butchered in a slaughterhouse<br />Body was preserved while Satyabhama left for Hastinapura<br />
  12. 12. Krishna heard the news <br />Started lamenting like a normal human being<br />Tears started flowing<br />Made plans to return to Mathura immediately<br />Plans to annihilate Satadhanva<br />Although a great villain and feared by everyone, he was fearing Krishna <br />Approached Krtavarma and Akrura<br />
  13. 13. Satadhanvaruns… <br />Delivered the Syamantaka to Akrura and fled<br />Krishna and Balaram understood and followed pursuit<br />Krishna was particularly angry and the act was against Sastra<br />One who attacks with deadly weapons<br />One who commits arson<br />One who poisons<br />One who usurp’s another’s property<br />One who kidnaps another’s wife<br />Satadhanva’s horse died and he had to flee on foot<br />Krishna cut off his head using his Chakra<br />No Jewel found, so better to go back to Mathura<br />Balaram stayed in Mithila for few years <br />
  14. 14. Lord returns to Mathura…<br />Came back and did ceremonies for his late father in law<br />Akrura and Krtavarma left Dwaraka on hearing Krishna’s arrival<br />Citizens felt threatened by Pestilence and natural Disturbances<br />Superstitious belief<br />Inheritance of Power from his father<br />Absence of Syamantaka<br />
  15. 15. Krishna &Akrura<br />Krishna summoned him from Kasi<br />Received him well and enquired<br />Who will Inherit?<br />Kindly show the Jewel<br />Akrura brought the Jewel and Krishna kept his words<br />Anyone who hears this story will get the highest perfection of peace and will be free from sinful reactions<br />
  16. 16. Chant Hare Krishna and be Happy!<br />