Krishnalila  Part 5
CHAPTER 6 PUTANA KILLED  Krishna  as  Putana-Ghatana (Pastime & Significance)
* Who is Putana? * Putana enters Gokula * Anxiety of Gokula’s Inhabitants * Krishna’s unlimited mercy CONTENT * Krishna’s ...
BG 4.8 paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam dharma-saḿsthāpanārthāya sambhavami yuge yuge To deliver the pious To an...
BACKGROUND K <ul><li>* Kamsa consults his  </li></ul><ul><li>demoniac counsellors </li></ul><ul><li>* The Plan - Persecuti...
Nanda  Maharaja’s  Deliberation <ul><li>Vasudeva’s warning of Potential Disturbance in Gokula </li></ul><ul><li>Warning wa...
Who is Putana? <ul><li>Kamsa consults demoniac ministers </li></ul><ul><li>Kamsa decides to send Putana to Gokula to kill ...
Putana enters Gokula <ul><li>Putana enters Gokula without permission  - how? </li></ul><ul><li>Goal – to feed Krishna pois...
Putana senses the supreme destructive potency of the child. sarvasya caham  hrdi sannivisto - BG 15.15 <ul><li>Gives intel...
<ul><li>God is Supremely powerful & </li></ul><ul><li>Transcendental in all </li></ul><ul><li>circumstances </li></ul><ul>...
Krishna displays His baby pastimes Krishna’s pastime with Putana Closes His eyes Why? … <ul><li>Putana’s hesitation </li><...
VEDA - 7 MOTHERS Original Mother Brahmana’s Wife Guru’s Wife King’s Wife Cow Nurse Earth Krishna’s pastime with Putana
Krishna’s pastime with Putana <ul><li>Putana took Krishna  </li></ul><ul><li>on her lap. </li></ul><ul><li>She was holding...
Anxiety of Gokula’s Inhabitants <ul><li>Gopis shocked  </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna’s Yogamaya potency </li></ul><ul><li>They...
Anxiety of Gokula’s Inhabitants Purification <ul><li>Performance of Achamana – sipping water while chanting </li></ul><ul>...
Anxiety of Gokula’s Inhabitants Why are the cow and bull so importantly revered? <ul><li>Krishi go rakshya – agriculture &...
Anxiety of Gokula’s Inhabitants Krishna Himself personally shows the value of cow protection KRISHNA AS GOPALA, GOVINDA, G...
Krishna’s Unlimited Mercy <ul><li>Krishna took Putana like His mother </li></ul><ul><li>- The Lord bestows the Highest ben...
 
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  • Krishna Leela Series Part 06 Putana Killed

    1. 1. Krishnalila Part 5
    2. 2. CHAPTER 6 PUTANA KILLED Krishna as Putana-Ghatana (Pastime & Significance)
    3. 3. * Who is Putana? * Putana enters Gokula * Anxiety of Gokula’s Inhabitants * Krishna’s unlimited mercy CONTENT * Krishna’s pastime with Putana * Nanda Maharaja’s Deliberation
    4. 4. BG 4.8 paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam dharma-saḿsthāpanārthāya sambhavami yuge yuge To deliver the pious To annihilate miscreants <ul><li>“ Avatar” </li></ul><ul><li>Divine Descent </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose? </li></ul>To reestablish religious principles Krishna appears millennium after millennium
    5. 5. BACKGROUND K <ul><li>* Kamsa consults his </li></ul><ul><li>demoniac counsellors </li></ul><ul><li>* The Plan - Persecutions </li></ul><ul><li>Killing of Male Infants </li></ul><ul><li>* Sri Krishna’s Birth Ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>* Nanda & Vasudeva meet </li></ul><ul><li>- Vasudeva’s warning of disturbance in Gokula </li></ul>
    6. 6. Nanda Maharaja’s Deliberation <ul><li>Vasudeva’s warning of Potential Disturbance in Gokula </li></ul><ul><li>Warning was friendly and sincere </li></ul><ul><li>The value of timely warnings and good advice </li></ul><ul><li>Nanda takes shelter of Vishnu </li></ul><ul><li>Fear as an impetus for bhakti </li></ul><ul><li>Being fearless in superior protection </li></ul><ul><li>- Child-Parent Analogy applied to </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna and us </li></ul><ul><li>Being Abhaya Charanaravinda </li></ul><ul><li>- Fearless under Krishna’s Feet </li></ul>
    7. 7. Who is Putana? <ul><li>Kamsa consults demoniac ministers </li></ul><ul><li>Kamsa decides to send Putana to Gokula to kill Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>Putana - a khechari witch & one of Kamsa’s many demoniac associates </li></ul><ul><li>Khecari witches can fly in the sky on uprooted trees - still current in remote north-western India. They can change size and form too. </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled in the black art of killing small children </li></ul><ul><li>What is black art? - Left Tantra </li></ul><ul><li>- Scriptures provide guidelines for all activities, both good and bad to facilitate the desires of the conditioned souls. </li></ul><ul><li>But, the dire consequences are also spelt out. </li></ul>* Krishna’s Holy Name mitigates all ghostly effects. * But, Krishna uses anxiety to draw devotees towards Him.
    8. 8. Putana enters Gokula <ul><li>Putana enters Gokula without permission - how? </li></ul><ul><li>Goal – to feed Krishna poisoned milk </li></ul><ul><li>Disguised as a beautiful cowherd woman – Descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>She appeared like the Goddess of Fortune with a lotus flower in her hand, come to see Krishna. </li></ul><ul><li>Her beauty mesmerised everyone & she </li></ul><ul><li>was left unchecked </li></ul><ul><li>– Danger of Material Beauty </li></ul><ul><li>Putana enters Nanda Maharaja’s house and sees Baby Krishna. </li></ul><ul><li>- Her understanding … </li></ul>
    9. 9. Putana senses the supreme destructive potency of the child. sarvasya caham hrdi sannivisto - BG 15.15 <ul><li>Gives intelligence, remembrance and forgetfulness </li></ul>Krishna is situated in everyone’s heart as Paramatma Putana enters Gokula
    10. 10. <ul><li>God is Supremely powerful & </li></ul><ul><li>Transcendental in all </li></ul><ul><li>circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>This applies whether in the spiritual world or the material world. </li></ul><ul><li>He is God either as a baby or as a cowherd or as a prince or as a boar, etc. as His various descents show. </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna does not have to meditate to become God. He is eternally God. </li></ul><ul><li>Proof ? … </li></ul>Putana enters Gokula
    11. 11. Krishna displays His baby pastimes Krishna’s pastime with Putana Closes His eyes Why? … <ul><li>Putana’s hesitation </li></ul><ul><li>He did not like to see Putana’s face </li></ul><ul><li>Killing a woman, brahmana, child and cows is a sin – Vedic rules </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna saw Putana as a nurse </li></ul>
    12. 12. VEDA - 7 MOTHERS Original Mother Brahmana’s Wife Guru’s Wife King’s Wife Cow Nurse Earth Krishna’s pastime with Putana
    13. 13. Krishna’s pastime with Putana <ul><li>Putana took Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>on her lap. </li></ul><ul><li>She was holding death personified. </li></ul><ul><li>Both Rohini and Yasoda were there but could not understand. </li></ul><ul><li>- Thought of her as having motherly affection. </li></ul><ul><li>Putana smeared powerful poison on her breasts and pushed her nipples within Krishna’s mouth. </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna while sucking the milk also sucked out her life air. </li></ul><ul><li>Putana cried loudly “leave me” and perspiring and trembling fell to the ground, regaining her original witch form. </li></ul><ul><li>12-mile body came crashing down </li></ul>
    14. 14. Anxiety of Gokula’s Inhabitants <ul><li>Gopis shocked </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna’s Yogamaya potency </li></ul><ul><li>They rushed to Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>Vatsalya </li></ul><ul><li>Prayers for protection </li></ul><ul><li>Shuddhi </li></ul><ul><li>- with cow’s tail & circumambulation, cow urine, cow dung and dust raised by walking of cows </li></ul><ul><li>– purification of body </li></ul><ul><li>by the chanting of Vishnu’s Holy Names – Significance of Tilaka </li></ul>
    15. 15. Anxiety of Gokula’s Inhabitants Purification <ul><li>Performance of Achamana – sipping water while chanting </li></ul><ul><li>Tilaka and the different forms of the Lord protecting the various limbs in the body – 12 tilaka markings </li></ul>Body - Through Bathing Mind - Through Mantra
    16. 16. Anxiety of Gokula’s Inhabitants Why are the cow and bull so importantly revered? <ul><li>Krishi go rakshya – agriculture & cow protection </li></ul><ul><li>The cow is mother – nourishment through milk </li></ul><ul><li>Panchagavya for worship & cow’s role in countering spirits </li></ul><ul><li>Bull as tiller of field – backhone of subsistence </li></ul><ul><li>33 million devatas reside in the body of the cow </li></ul>
    17. 17. Anxiety of Gokula’s Inhabitants Krishna Himself personally shows the value of cow protection KRISHNA AS GOPALA, GOVINDA, GO-BRAHMANA HITAYA CA
    18. 18. Krishna’s Unlimited Mercy <ul><li>Krishna took Putana like His mother </li></ul><ul><li>- The Lord bestows the Highest benefit even to His enemies </li></ul><ul><li>Putana attained liberation or Sayujya Mukti </li></ul><ul><li>- But, we should be favourable towards Krishna. </li></ul><ul><li>Putana’s dead body burnt </li></ul><ul><li>fragrance of aguru from her body </li></ul><ul><li>- Purification by contacting Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>Inhabitants of Gokula prayed for Krishna’s safety and blessed Him. </li></ul><ul><li>- Spontaneous affection </li></ul>

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