Paundraka – King of Karusha Declared himself God Falsely thought himself Vasudeva Decorated himself like Krishna Sent a messenger to Dvaraka Challenged Krishna to fight
Paundraka sends a messenger Asks Krishna to give up His insignias Everyone has a hearty laugh Lord Krishna sends His message Warns Paundraka that his head will roll To be eaten by dogs and vultures Messenger carries insults to Paundraka Lord Krishna attacks city of Kashi
Anyone who advertizes himself to be God is the greatest fool in human society Krishna surrounded the city of Kashi He could not check His laughter on seeing Paundraka imitating his dress and posture Soldiers hurled various weapons at Krishna Krishna smashed everyone with His weapons Krishna chastised Paundraka and cut off his head with His Chakra Krishna threw the head of Kasiraja into Kashi city like a hurricane carries lotus petal Returned to Dvaraka
Paundrak received sarupyamukti He meditated on the form of Krishna His offense was mitigated on being killed by Krishna
Kashiraja’s son Sudakshina vowed to kill Krishna Worshipped Lord Shiva Lord Shiva informed him about Dakshinagni Sudakshina executed tantric yagna A giant fiery demon appeared with a trident Sudakshina sent him to Dvaraka to kill Krishna
Lord Krishna was engaged in playing chess when citizens approached Him Lord Krishna ordered His Sudarshan-chakra to take necessary action Sudarshan-chakra froze and checked the demon Being checked the demon returned to Sudakshina
Demons create something to kill God, but by the same weapon the demons themselves are killed Unable to destroy the city of Dvaraka The demon returned to its creator In black art mantras if the mantra fails to kill the enemy it kills the originator Sudakshina and all the priests involved were burned to ashes
Sudarshan-chakra followed the demon to Kashi and set ablaze the entire city Kashi was very opulent city and had been for a long time.
phalasruti This narration of the devastation of Varanasi by Krsna's disc weapon, the Sudarsana-cakra, is transcendental and auspicious. Anyone who narrates this story or anyone who hears this story with faith and attention will be released from all reaction to sinful activities. This is the assurance of SukadevaGosvami who narrated this story to Pariksit Maharaja.