Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 16:1-10

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


The Killing of Baka, Kesi, and Pralamba, and the journey to Vrndavana

Chapter 16: Verse 1-10



1.Sri Narayana Rsi said: One day, after eating and drinking at breakfast, Lord Krsna went with the boys and cows to the forest to enjoy pastimes.

2.There Krsna herded the cows and played many games with the boys.

3.With Balarama, the boys and the cows, Lord Krsna went to Madhuvana and drank the sweet water there.

4.In that place there was a powerful demon that had the form of a ferocious white duck. Its face was very ugly and so was its fearsome body big as a mountain.

5.Seeing Krsna, Balarama, the boys and the cows in the pasture, the demon easily swallowed Them all as Agastya Muni swallowed the demon Vatapi.

6.Seeing that Lord Krsna was swallowed by a duck, all the demigods became afraid. Weapons in hand, they ran to the spot.

7.Indra threw his thunderbolt, made from a sage’s bones. The duck did not die, but one of its wings went up in flames.

8.O Narada, Candra threw his frost weapon and the duck suffered with the cold. Surya’s son Yamaraja threw his club and the duck was knocked unconscious.

9.Vayu threw his wind weapon and the duck was blown to another place. Varuna threw his hailstone weapon and the duck suffered terribly.

10.Agni threw his fire weapon and the duck’s remaining wing went up in flames. Kuvera threw his half-moon weapon, and the duck’s feet were cut off.



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