Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 16:71-80

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


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

Chapter 16: Verse 71-80



After speaking these words, Lord Siva allowed them to see Lord Krsna’s form.

71.With tear-filled eyes gazing at that supremely handsome form, they bowed down, and then took birth as the kings of demons.

72,Vasudeva had already been liberated, Suhotra became the duck demon Bakasura, Sudarsana became Pralamba, and Suparsvaka became the horse-demon Kesi.

73,In this way, by the blessing of Lord Siva, they saw Lord Krsna’s transcendental form, were killed by Lord Krsna and finally went to Lord Krsna’s abode.

74,O brahmana, in this way I have described to you Lord Krsna’s pastime of giving liberation to Baka, Kesi and Pralamba. By hearing this pastime one attains liberation.

75,Sri Narada said: O noble one, by your mercy I have heard all these wonderful pastimes. What was the vow Parvati was observing? That is what I wish to hear now.

76.O master, who I worshipped in this vow/ What is the result of following this vow? What restrictions are observed in it? What offerings are made in it? What are the things necessary for it?

77.How long does this vow last? What is the reason for it? O master, please reflect on this and describe it to me, for I am very eager to hear.

78.Sri Narayana Rsi said: This vow lasts for three months. It’s purpose is to increase the husband’s good fortune. In this vow Sri Sri Radha and Krsna are the object of worship.

79.It begins on the day of visuva and ends on the day of daksinayana. The day before beginning the vow one must fast by eating only havisya (rice and ghee).

80.Then, at the time of Vaisakha-sankranti, one should bathe in the Ganga. Then, by the Ganga’s bank, in the village of Salagrama, in a jewel palace, or in the water, one should follow the vow.



Related Articles