Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 77:31-37

Book 10: Seventy-seven (Latter Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 77: Verses 31-37

The greatest of sages worship the lotus-like feet of Bhagavan Sri Krsna and thereby attain the knowledge of the Self, which roots out ignorance existing from time without beginning in the form of identification of the self with the body and gain infinite spiritual glory. How can the Lord, who is the sole refuge of such sages, be subject to delusion ? (Now)) Salva vigorously attacked Sri Krsna with a volley of (destructive) weapons; but Sri Krsna, possessed of unfailing prowess, pierced Salva with a shower of arrows and broke into pieces his armour, bow and the jewel on his head. With the mace, the Lord smashed Salva's aerial car, Saubha. Struck by the powerful blow of Sri Krsna's mace, the car broke into a thousand pieces and fell into the ocean. Leaving the car, Salva dropped down on land and taking up his mace rushed headlong at Sri Krsna. When the Lord saw him advancing towards Him, He cut off with a spear the arm with which he held the mace. Then, with a view to killing Salva, the Lord took up His wonderful discus, dazzling like the sun at the time of universal destruction. Holding the discus in His hand, Sri Krsna vied in splendour with the Eastern Hill bearing the sun on its peak. With that discus Sri Krsna lopped off the head, adorned with a crown and ear-rings, of that repository of May, Salva, even as (in the days of yore) Indra with his thunderbolt cut off the head of Vrtrasura. The fall of Salva in battle raised an outcry of distress among his men. Pariksit, the gods sounded their drums in heaven when the wicked Salva was struck down, and his aerial car was smashed to pieces. Now came the turn of Dantavaktra, another friend of Sisupala, who marched in great rage against Sri Krsna to avenge the death of his friends, Sisupala and Salva.

Thus ends the severty-seventh discourse entitled " The Deliverance of Salva," in the

latter half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.



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