Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 11:1-10

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


The Killing of Trnavarta

Chapter 11: Verse 1-10



1.Sri Narayana Rsi said: One day in Gokula, Nanda’s wife, saintly Yasoda, held infant Krsna to her chest as she performed her household duties.

2.Seeing the demon Trnavarta coming to Gokula as a whirlwind, and understanding his intent, infant Krsna made Himself suddenly very heavy.

3.Unable to hold Him, Yasoda put her boy down. She put Him to sleep and then she went to the Yamuna.

4.Then the whirlwind demon came, grabbed Krsna and, whirling around and around, took him eight hundred miles into the sky.

5.After breaking many tree branches and for the moment blinding Gokula, the magician demon finally crashed to the ground.

6.Free, by Lord Krsna’s touch, of his past karma, the demon mounted a beautiful chariot and travelled to Lord Krsna’s spiritual abode.

7.This demon had been the king of Pandya-desa, but by the curse of Durvasa Muni, he became a demon. By the touch of Sri Krsna’s feet, he went to Goloka.

8.O sage, the gopas and gopis frightened by the whirlwind demon did not find the infant Krsna sleeping in His cradle.

9.Overcome with grief, everyone beat their chests. Some cried piteously and some fainted.

10.After a great search, the people of Vraja found infant Krsna, His limbs covered with dust, sitting in a flower garden,...



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