Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 19:61-70

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


Subduing Käliya and Extinguishing the Forest Fire

Chapter 19: Verse 61-70



61. Seeing the snake unwilling to speak, Lord Kåñëa, who is an ocean of mercy, spoke to him. The Supreme Lord is equally king to both the qualified and the unqualified.

62.Lord Kåñëa said: O Käliya, you may ask for a boon, whatever you wish in your heart. Child, to Me you are more dear than life. Don't be afraid. Be happy.

63. I am always kind to My devotee. I treat him like a son. Sometimes I may discipline him a little, but then I am very kind.

64.One who kills any of your descendants will become the lowest of men. His sin will equal the sin of killing a brähmana.

65.One who with a stick hits the place where you bear My footprint commits a sin twice that of killing a brähmaëa.

66.He commits a great sin. Goddess Lakñmi will leave his home. His lifespan, fame, and descendants will all be destroyed.

67.For a hundred years he will stay in a terrible hell where worms as big as you will bite him always.

68.When his time in hell is ended, he will take birth again. He will die of a snake's bite. His descendants will fear snakes.

69.They who bow down with devotion when they see My footprint on your descendants, will become free from all sins.

70.Please go at once to Ramaëaka-dvipa. Don't fear Garuòa. He will bow down with devotion when he sees My footprint on your head.



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