Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 19:171-180

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


Subduing Käliya and Extinguishing the Forest Fire

Chapter 19: Verse 171-180



171.With bowed heads and folded hands, the frightened men, boys, and gopis all offered prayers to Lord Kåñëa.

172.Everyone said: O Lord Kåñëa, as in the past You protected us from all dangers again and again, now please protect us from this forest fire.

173.You are our worshipable Lord. You are the Deity worshiped in our family. Agni, Varuëa, Candra, Sürya, . . .

174.. . . the demigods headed by Brahmä, Çiva, Çeña, Dharma, Yama, Kuvera, Pavana, and Içäna, the kings of the sages, the manus, . . .

175. . . . the human beings, demons, yakñas, räkñasas, and kinnaras, and every one of the moving or unmoving living entities are all Your potencies.

176.O master of all, You are the creator, maintainer, and destroyer of the universes. Everything is manifest and unmanifest according to Your wish.

177.O Kåñëa, please make us fearless. Please extinguish this fire. We take shelter of You. Please rescue us, Your surrendered devotees.

178.After speaking these words, they all meditated on Lord Kåñëa's lotus feet. With His nectar glance, Lord Kåñëa then extinguished the forest fire.

179.A person who recites this prayer becomes free from forest- fires, calamities, and dangers that threaten his life. Of this there is no doubt.

180.His enemy's army is destroyed. He is victorious everywhere. In this life He attains sincere devotion to Lord Kåñëa. At the end of this life he attains direct service to Lord Kåñëa.



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