Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 16:11-20

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


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

Chapter 16: Verse 11-20



11.Siva threw his spear and the duck demon fell unconscious. The rsis and munis gave their blessings to protect Krsna in the fearful situation.

12.Then Lord Krsna, the supreme controller, expanded His spiritual effulgence and made every limb and internal organ of the demon’s body burst into flames.

13.The demon vomited all it had swallowed and then suddenly gave up its life. After killing this duck powerful Lord Krsna, accompanied by the boys and cows, went to a beautiful grove of keli-kadamba trees.

14.To that place came a powerful demon that had assumed the form of a great bull big as a mountain.

15.The demon bull caught Lord Krsna in its horns and whirled Him around and around. The frightened boys ran, screaming.

16.Fully aware that His brother was the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Balarama laughed and said to the boys, “Why are you afraid?”

17.Then, grabbing the demon’s horns, Lord Krsna whirled him around and around, threw him into the sky and made him come crashing to the ground.

18.Crashing to the ground, the great demon at once gave up his life. All the boys laughed. They sang and danced with joy.

19.After killing Pralamba, Lord Krsna went with Balarama and the cows to Bhandiravana forest.

20.Seeing Krsna coming, a horse demon, pawing the ground with its hooves, suddenly charged.



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