Book 10: Seventh Chapter (First Half)
Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 7: Verses 1-12
Deliverance of the demon Trnavarta
The king (Pariksit) said : The exploits which the almighty Lord Sri Hari performs, through whatever descents it may be, are (so) charming to our ear and (so) appealing to our mind, 0 master ! If you think fit, (therefore, kindly) narrate in particular that story of Sri Hari by listening to which (the feeling of) ennui and the diverse cravings (responsible for such ennui) of (any) man (whatsoever) disappear, his mind gets purified before long, devotion to (the aforesaid) Sri Hari is generated and friendship established with His servants. (Pray,) further recount even other marvellous infantile sports of Lord Sri Krsna, who imitated (the ways of) the human race when he came down to the human (mortal) world. Sri Suka resumed : Once on the occasion of the ceremonial ablution (of the infant Sri Krsna) to commemorate His turning in the bed (which generally takes place at the end of three months), when the (same) constellation (Rohini) under which He was born happened to be at the ascendant, Yasoda (the good old mother of Sri Krsna) performed in the midst of the ladies assembled (at her residence) the rite of sprinkling her son with water, accompanied by the playing of musical instruments, songs and the chanting of sacred texts done by the Brahmanas.
- ↑ The great demon Hiranyaksa, who was slain by the Lord disguised as a boar (vide Discourses XVII to XIX of Book III), had a son, Utkaca by name.He was exceedingly powerful and well-built. in the course of his peregrinations he once crushed the trees of the hermitage of the sage Lomasa, who pronounced on him a curse that he would thenceforth remain disembodied. He felt that his physical sheath was about to falloff like slough, He fell prostrate at the feet of the sage and asked his forgiveness. Appeased by his penitent behaviour, the sage blessed him that in the course of the Vaivaswata Manvantara he would be liberated by the touch of the feet of Lord Sri Krsna. it was Utkaca that had entered the cart in Nanda's residence in his disembodied state and was forthwith liberated by the tough of the Lord's feet.