Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 14:51-57

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


The Breaking of the Arjuna Tree

Chapter 14: Verse 51-57



51.Hearing that the handsome yajna horse had come, the chaste and beautiful queen eagerly went alone to see it.

52.Descending from the horse, Indra raped the chaste queen. Although she resisted, he enjoyed with her there in the palace.

53.Overcome with pleasure, Indra did not know whether it was day or night. Because of their union, the queen employed mystic powers to leave her body.

54.Embarrassed and frightened of the king, Indra fled to Svargaloka. When he heard what had happened, and when he saw that his wife was now dead, the king lamented again and again.

55.In this way Rambha left her human body and returned to Svargaloka. When the yajna was completed, the king gave the brahmanas their full daksina.

56.O great sage, in this way I have told you all about the breaking of the arjuna tree and the release of Nalakuvara and Rambha from a sage’s curse.

57.Thus I have told you all about this one of Lord Krsna’s sanctifying pastimes, which free one from birth, death and old age. Now I will tell another of His pastimes.



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