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Skandham-5. Chapter-2. (Maharaja Agnidhara) Slokam-9.& 10.

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Skandham-5. 


Chapter-2. (Maharaja Agnidhara)


Slokam-9.

Seeing the bumblebees following Purvacitti, Aganidhra said: My
dear Lord, the bumblebees surrounding your body are like disciples surrounding your worshipable self. 

They are incessantly chanting the mantras of the Sama Veda and the Upanishads, thus offering prayers to you. 

Just as great sages resort  to the branches of Vedic literatures, the bumblebees are enjoying the showers of flowers falling from your hair.


Slokam-10.


O brahmana, I can simply hear the tinkling of your ankle bells. Within those
bells, tittiri birds seem to be chirping among themselves. 

Although I do not see their forms, I can hear how they are chirping. When I look at your beautiful circular hips, I see they are the lovely color of kadamba flowers, and your waist is encircled by a belt of burning cinders. Indeed, you seem to have forgotten to dress yourself.


With lusty desires to see Purvacitti, Agnidhra especially gazed upon the
girl's attractive hips and waist. 


Wh…

Skandham-5. Chapter-2. Slokam-8. :

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Skandham-5. Chapter-2. Slokam-8.


Then Agnidhra observed the glancing eyes of Purvacitti and said: My dear
friend, you have two very powerful arrows, namely your glancing eyes. Those
arrows have feathers like the petals of a lotus flower. Although they have no
shafts, they are very beautiful, and they have very sharp, piercing points. They
appear very peaceful, and thus it seems that they will not be shot at anyone.
You must be loitering in this forest to shoot those arrows at someone, but I
cannot understand whom. My intelligence is dull, and I cannot combat you.
Indeed, no one can equal you in prowess, and therefore I pray that your
prowess will be for my good fortune.



Agnidhra thus began appreciating Purvacitti's powerful glance upon him.
He compared her glancing eyes to very sharp arrows. Although her eyes were
as beautiful as lotuses, they were simultaneously like shaftless arrows, and
Agnidhra was therefore afraid of them. He hoped that her glances upon him
would be favorable because he wa…

Skandham-5. Chapter-2. Slokam-7. :

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Skandham-5. Chapter-2. Slokam-7.


The Prince mistakenly addressed the Apsara: O best of saintly persons, who
are you? Why are you on this hill, and what do you want to do? Are you one of
the illusory potencies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead? You seem to be
carrying two bows without strings, What is the reason you carry these bows? Is
it for some purpose of your own or for the sake of a friend? Perhaps you carry
them to kill the mad animals in this forest.


While undergoing severe penances in the forest, Agnidhra was captivated
by the movements of Purvacitti, the girl sent by Lord Brahma. As stated in
Bhagavad-geeta kamais tais tair hrta jnanah: [Bg. 7.20] when one becomes lusty,
he loses his intelligence. Therefore Agnidhra, having lost his intelligence,
could not distinguish whether Purvacitti was male or female. He mistook her
for a muni-putra, the son of a saintly person in the forest, and addressed her as
muni-varya. Because of her personal beauty, however, he could not believe her
to be a…

Skandham-5. Chapter-2. Slokam-6. :

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Like a honeybee, the Apsarä smelled the beautiful and attractive flowers.
She could attract the minds and vision of both humans and demigods by her
playful movements, her shyness and humility, her glances, the very pleasing
sounds that poured from her mouth as she spoke, and the motion of her limbs.


By all these qualities, she opened for Cupid, who bears an arrow of flowers, a
path of aural reception into the minds of men. When she spoke, nectar seemed
to flow from her mouth. As she breathed, the bees, mad for the taste of her
breath, tried to hover about her beautiful lotuslike eyes. 


Disturbed by the bees,she tried to move hastily, but as she raised her feet to walk quickly, her hair,
the belt on her hips, and her breasts, which were like water jugs, also moved in
a way that made her extremely beautiful and attractive. Indeed, she seemed to
be making a path for the entrance of Cupid, who is most powerful. Therefore
the prince, completely subdued by seeing her, spoke to her as follows.



How a beau…

Skandham-5. Chapter-2. Slokam-4 & 5.:

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Slokam-4.


The Apsara sent by Lord Brahma began strolling in a beautiful park near the
place where the King was meditating and worshiping. The park was beautiful
because of its dense green foliage and golden creepers. There were pairs of
varied birds such as peacocks, and in a lake there were ducks and swans, all
vibrating very sweet sounds. Thus the park was magnificently beautiful because
of the foliage, the clear water, the lotus flowers and the sweet singing of various
kinds of birds.


Slokam-5


As Purvacitti passed by on the road in a very beautiful style and mood of her
own, the pleasing ornaments on her ankles tinkled with her every step.
Although Prince Agnidhra was controlling his senses, practicing yoga with
half-open eyes, he could see her with his lotuslike eyes, and when he heard the
sweet tinkling of her bangles, he opened his eyes slightly more and could see
that she was just nearby.



It is said that yogés always think of the Supreme Personality of Godhead
within their hearts. Dhyanavasthi…

Skandham-5. Chapter-2. Slokam-3. :

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Skandham-5. Chapter-2. Slokam-3.



Understanding King Agnidhra's desire, the first and most powerful created
being of this universe, Lord Brahma, selected the best of the dancing girls in his
assembly, whose name was Purvacitti, and sent her to the King.



In this Slokam, the words bhagavan Adi-purushah are significant. Bhagavan
Adi-purushah is Lord Krishna. Govindam Adi-purushah tam aham bhajami **. Lord
Krishna is the original person. In Bhagavadgeeta, He is also addressed by Arjuna
as purusham adyam, the original person, and He is called Bhagavan. In this
slokam, however, we see that Lord Brahma is described as bhagavan Adi-purushah.
The reason he is called bhagavan is that he fully represents the Supreme
Personality of Godhead and is the first-born creature in this universe. Lord
Brahma could understand Maharaja Agnidhra's desire because he is as
powerful as Lord Vishnu. As Lord Vishnu, situated as Paramatma, can
understand the desire of the living entity, so Lord Brahma can also understan…

Skandham-5. Chapter-2. Slokam-2. :

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Skandham-5.


Chapter-2.


Slokam-2.




Desiring to get a perfect son and become an inhabitant of Pitruloka, Mahraja
Agnidhra once worshiped Lord Brahma, the master of those in charge of
material creation. He went to a valley of Mandara Hill, where the damsels of
the heavenly planets come down to stroll. There he collected garden flowers and
other necessary paraphernalia and then engaged in severe austerities and
worship.


The King became pitrulokam-kama, or desirous of being transferred to the
planet named Pitrulokam. Pitrulokam is mentioned in Bhagavad-geeta (yanti
deva-vrata devan pitrn yanti pitr-vratah [Bg. 9.25]). To go to this planet, one
needs very good sons who can make offerings to Lord Vishnu and then offer the
remnants to their forefathers. The purpose of the Sraddha ceremony is to
please the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Vishnu, so that after pleasing
Him one may offer prasadam to one's forefathers and in this way make them
happy. The inhabitants of Pitrulokam are generally men of the…

Skandha-5. Chapter-2: The Activities of Maharaja Agnidhra - Slokam-1.

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Skandha-5. 


Chapter-2:  The Activities of Maharaja Agnidhra -


Slokam-1.


Sri Sukadeva Maharishi continued: 


After his father, Maharaja Priyavrata, departed to follow the path of spiritual life
 by undergoing austerities, King Agnidhra completely obeyed his order. 
Strictly observing the principles of religion, he gave full protection to the inhabitants 
of Jambudvipa as if they were his own begotten sons.



Following the instruction of his father, Maharaja Priyavrata, Maharaja
Agnidhra ruled the inhabitants of Jambudvipa according to religious
principles. These principles are exactly contrary to the modern principles of
faithlessness. As clearly stated here, the King protected the citizens the way a
father protects his begotten children. How he ruled the citizens is also
described here—dharmaveksamanah, strictly according to religious principles.
It is the duty of the executive head of a state to see that the citizens strictly
follow religious principles. The Vedic religious principles begin with
varnas…