Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 74:45-54

Book 10: Seventy-four (Latter Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 74: Verses 45-54

Just as a meteor dropping from the sky gets absorbed into the earth, even so all people witnessed a column of light emanating from Sisupala's body enter Sri Krsna and merge into Him. Pariksit, contemplating on the Lord with thoughts of hatred and anger fostered for three consecutive lives, Sisupala became one with Him, and was restored to his original place as an attendant of the Lord. Thus it is the thought of the individual which determines his future state. After Sisupala's deliverance, Emperor Yudhisthira gave sacrificial fees on a liberal scale to the priests and supervisors of the sacrifice and honoured all who attended it. Thereafter he performed ablutions betokening the completion of the sacrifice, according to the scriptural injunctions. Pariksit, having thus brought the Rajasuya sacrifice of Yudhisthira to a successful conclusion, Bhagavan Sri Krsna, the Supreme Lord of all masters of Yoga, spent some months at Indraprastha at the request of His friends and relations. Then the Almighty Lord took leave of Yudhisthira, who was reluctant to allow Him to go, and left for Dwaraka with His consorts and ministers.
Pariksit, I have already narrated to you at considerable length (in Skandha VII) how under the curse of Sanaka and his brothers Jaya and Vijaya, the two attendants of the Lord at Vaikuntha, had to take repeated births on earth. Having finished the ablutions at the close of the Rajasuya sacrifice, Yudhisthira shone like Indra (the king of gods) in the assembly of Brahmanas and Ksatriyas. Honoured by Yudhisthira all the gods, men and ethereal beings gladly returned to their respective abodes glorifying Bhagavan Sri Krsna and the sacrifice performed by King Yudhisthira. Duryodhana alone of all those who had attended the sacrifice could not bear the sight of the vast fortune and royal splendour of the Pandavas. For he was sinful and quarrelsome by nature, a veritable cancer in the body of the Kuru race, brought into being for its destruction. Pariksit, anyone who sings of this sport of Bhagavan Sri Krsna relating to the destruction of Sisupala and Jarasandha, the release of the imprisoned kings and performance of the Rajasuya sacrifice by Yudhisthira, will be freed of all sin.

Thus ends the seventy-fourth discourse entitled Sisupala killed (by Sri Krsna), in the latter half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.


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