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A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-1-2

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1: King Parikshit’s Question to Suka Maharishi - 2.


When, to Asvatthama’s consternation, the attempt to destroy the Pandavas with this missile failed, he ran away from the field cursing everybody and yelling out that even fathers are not to be trusted these days because his father duped him, as it were, by saying that he had initiated him into an invincible astra, which actually amounted to nothing. When Asvatthama was shouting like this while running away, he met Vyasa – the great Krishna Dvaipayana – on the way, who asked him what the matter was. He said, “My father did not tell me the truth. I was initiated into the invincible force called Narayana Astra, being told that no one on Earth can stand before it; but when I used it, nothing actually happened.” The great Vyasa replied, “My dear boy, your father has not made any mistake. He gave you that strength which no one else in the world could wield. But you used this astra of Narayana against Narayana Himself. Therefore, it would n…

A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-1-1.

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1: King Parikshit’s Question to Suka Maharishi - 1.


In ancient times, Raja Parikshit raised a detailed question that amounted to asking whether we are living in this world alone, or if it is possible that we may be citizens of some other worlds also.

This question of King Parikshit was connected with the background of his own life, which has the antecedence of the great story of the Mahabharata.

When Asvatthama, the son of Acharya Drona, discharged the invincible missile known as Narayana Astra with the hope of ending the Pandavas in a single instant, he felt that his aim of life was complete.

As this was an astra which could not be faced by all the forces of the Earth put together, he was under the impression that the Pandavas had been reduced to ashes.

As the Pandavas were at a distance, Asvatthama climbed to the top of a tree in order to see the heap of ashes that were their remains, but to his surprise he found the Pandava forces were as jubilant as ever, and it did not seem to h…

Srimad Bhagavatham: 6.5.9.

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Skandham-6.

Chapter-5.

Slokam - 9.


katham sva-pitur adesam  avidvamso vipascitah,


anurupam avijnaya  aho sargam karisyatha.


katham  =  how;

sva-pituh  =  of your own father;

adesam  =  the order;

avidvamsah  =  ignorant;

vipascitah  =  who knows everything;

anurupam  =  suitable for you;

avijnaya  =  without knowing;

aho  =  alas;

sargam  =  the creation;

karisayatha  =  you will perform.


Alas,

your father is omniscient,

but you do not know his actual order.

Without knowing the actual purpose of your father,

how will you create progeny?

To be discontinued.

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Srimad Bhagavatham: 6.5.6 to 8.

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Skandham-6.

Chapter-5.

Slokam-s - 6 to 8.


6.

uvaca  catha  haryasvah  katham  srakshyatha  vai  prajah,


adrstvantam  bhuvo  yuyam   balisa  bata  palakah.


uvaca  =  he said;

ca  =  also;

atha  =  thus;

haryasvah  =  O Haryaśvas, sons of Prajapati Daksha;

katham  =  why;

srakshyatha  =  you will beget;

vai  =  indeed;

prajah  =  progeny;

adrstva  =  having not seen;

antam  =  the end;

bhuvah  =  of this earth;

yuyam  =  all of you;

balisah  =  inexperienced;

bata  =  alas;

palakah  =  although ruling princes;


7.

tathaika-purusham   rastram  bilam  cadrsta-nirgamam,


bahu-rupam  striyam  capi  pumamsam  pumscali-patim.


tatha  =  so also;

eka  =  one;

purusham  =  man;

rashtram  =  kingdom;

bilam  =  the hole;

ca  =  also;

adrsta-nirgamam  =  from which there is no coming out;

bahu-rupam  =  taking many forms;

striyam  =  the woman;

ca  =  and;

api  =  even;

pumamsam  =  the man;

pumscali-patim  =  the husband of a prostitute;


8.

nadim  ubhayato  vaham  panca-pancadbhutam  grham,


kvacid …

Srimad Bhagavatham: 6.5.4 & 5.

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Chapter-5.

Slokam-4& 5.


4.

tad-upasparsanad  eva  vinirdhuta-malasayah,


dharme  paramahamsye  ca  protpanna-matayo ’py  uta.


tat  =  of that holy place;

upasparsanat  =  from bathing in that water or touching it;

eva  =  only;

vinirdhuta  =  completely washed away;

mala-asayah  =  whose impure desires;

dharme  =  to the practices;

paramahamsye  =  executed by the topmost class of sannyāsīs;

ca  =  also;

protpanna  =  highly inclined;

matayah  =  whose minds;

api uta  =  although;



5.

tepire  tapa  evograṁ   pitradesena yantritah,


praja-vivrddhaye   yattan  devarṣis  tan  dadarsa  ha.



tepire  =  they executed;

tapah  =  penances;

eva  =  certainly;

ugram  =  severe;

pitr-adesena  =  by the order of their father;

yantritah  =  engaged;

praja-vivrddhaye  =  for the purpose of increasing the population;

yattan  =  ready;

devarsih  =  the great sage Nārada;

tan  =  them;

dadarsa  =  visited;

ha  =  indeed.



In that holy place, the Haryasvas began regularly touching the lake’…

Srimad Bhagavatham: 6.5.3

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Chapter-5.

Slokam-3.


tatra narayana-saras  tirtham  sindhu-samudrayoh,


sangamo  yatra  sumahan  muni-siddha-nisevitam.



tatra  =  in that direction;

narayana-sarah  =  the lake named Nārāyaṇa-saras;

tirtham  =  very holy place;

sindhu-samudrayoh  =  of the River Sindhu and the sea;

sangamah  =  confluence;

yatra  =  where;

su-mahat  =  very great;

muni  =  by sages;

siddha  =  and perfected human beings;

nisevitam  =  frequented.


In the west, where the River Sindhu meets the sea, there is a great place of pilgrimage known as Narayana-saras. Many sages and others advanced in spiritual consciousness live there.

To be continued  ...


Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.5.2.

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Srimad Bhagavatham :

Skandham-6.

Chapter-5. ( Narada Maharishi Cursed by Prajapati Daksha )

Slokam-2.


aprthag-dharma-silas  te  sarve  dakshayana  nrpa,


pitra  proktah  praja-sarge  praticim  prayayur  disam.



aprthak  =  alike in;

dharma-silah  =   good character and behavior;

te  =  they;

sarve  =  all;

dakshayana  =  the sons of Daksha;

nrpa  =  O King;

pitra  =  by their father;

proktah  =  ordered;

praja-sarge  =  to increase the population;

praticim  =  we stern;

prayayur  =  they went to;

disam  =  the direction.


My dear King, all the sons of Prajapati Daksha were alike in being very gentle and obedient to the orders of their father.

When their father ordered them to beget children, they all went in the western direction.

To be continued  ...



Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.5.1.

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Srimad Bhagavatham :

Skandham-6.

Chapter-5. ( Narada Maharishi Cursed by Prajapati Daksha )

Slokam-1.


sri-suka uvaca

tasyam  sa  pancajanyam  vai  vishnu-mqyopabrmhitah,


haryasva-samjnan  ayutam  putran   ajanayad   vibhuh.


sri-sukah  uvaca  =  Sri Suka  Maharishi  said;

tasyam  =  in her;

sah  =  Prajapati Daksha;

pancajanyam  =  his wife named Pancajani;

vai  =  indeed;

vishn-maya-upabrmhitah  =  being made capable by the illusory energy of Lord Vishn;

haryasva-samjnan  =  named the Haryasvas;

ayutam  =  ten thousand;

putran  =  sons;

ajanayat  =  begot;

vibhuh  =  being powerful.


Sri Suka Maharishi continued :-  Impelled by the illusory energy of Lord Vishnu, Prajapati Daksha begot ten thousand sons in the womb of Pancajani [Asikni]. My dear King, these sons were called the Haryasvas.

To be continued  ...