Gajendra moksha episode occurs in Srimad Bhagwat Purana’s Canto 8, Chapters 2, 3 & 4. It is the story of an elephant king, Gajendra, who. Gajendra Moksha (Sanskrit: गजेन्द्रमोक्षः) or The Liberation of Gajendra is a Puranic legend from the 8th Skandha of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, one of the. Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri () was the celebrated author of Narayaneeyam, a devotional composition in Sanskrit verse which is.
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Here is the text of Gajendra Moksham, from Chapter 8.
Narayana Bhattathiri was born in a Namboodiri family of Kerala. A simple transalation in English is given for the benefit of those who cannot follow the original. A sample message is: However, a few dasakas contain more than ten verses so that the total number of slokas is not but The alligator caught hold of the elephant by its leg.
Legend has it ,oksham Bhattathiri composed one dasaka a day in the presence of the Lord and recited it before Him for His approval and the Lord did nod his head in agreement.
Gajendra, in his previous life, was Indradyumna, a great king who was devoted to Vishnu. You must log in to post a comment.
I will edit the comment removing the email address to save you from spam. Gajendra prostrated himself before the god.
The Lord did cure Bhattathiri of his affliction by the time he completed Narayaneeyam and also revealed to him His captivating form which Bhattathiri has captured ecstatically in the th dasakam. In extreme distress the elephant recollected the bhatki devotion and gnana spiritual knowledge of his previous birth and, lifting up with his trunk lotus flowers from the lake, worshipped you chanting a hymn on the Absolute Brahman which he had practised in his earlier gajendar.
It is very good, isn’t it? By the power of his devotion to You the elephant fought with the alligator, without interruption, for a thousand years. This selection is just a collection of 42 quotes from the book see this post for all of them. He was a disciple of Achyuta Pisharati from whom he studied Sanskrit grammar.
The prayer made by Gajendra on this occasion became a famous hymn in praise of Vishnu called the Gajendra Stuti. The source I use is this a PDF link. Lifting up the elephant with your lotus hands, you cut asunder the alligator with your disc. Hearing his devotee’s call and prayer, Vishnu rushed to the scene. The work consists of dasakas each containing 10 verses. As Gajendra sighted the god coming, he lifted a lotus with his trunk.
Gajendra tried for a long time to escape from the crocodile’s clutches. Then You, the indwelling spirit in every being, moved by extreme compassion, manifested yourself before the elephant riding on Garuda. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
On Having No Head G. Supreme deity Vishnu Krishna Rama.
Then, at an appropriate moment, You made the elephant succumb to the strength of the gajjendra in order to instil in him one-pointed devotion at your feet. Ramana Maharshi’s verses on reality: Favorite Research Links Hamming: Where is it that a devotee of yours cannot get the top position?
Devala explained that he could not reverse the curse; he blessed Huhu that Vishnu would slay the crocodile and liberate him from the cycle of birth and death.
A sample message is 2. Articles containing Sanskrit-language text Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references. To keep company with the holy, to renounce all thoughts of me and mine, to devote himself to God. Here are some links to subscribe yourself to the mailing lists: It is believed that this incident has happened in Kabisthalamwhere there is a Gajendra Varadha Temple.
All his family members, relatives and friends gathered around to help him, but in vain. The sage Devala came to visit the king, and when the two of them were bathing and Devala was offering prayers to Surya the Sun godthe king pulled the sage’s leg for fun. In this episode, Vishnu came down to earth to protect Gajendra, the elephant, from the clutches of Makara, the Crocodile, and with Vishnu’s help, Gajendra achieved mokshaor salvation.
Seeing this, Vishnu was pleased and with his Sudharshana Chakrahe decapitated the crocodile. He dedicated his work to Lord Krishna, fondly called by devotees as Guruvayoorappan, at the temple at Guruvayoor in Kerala. He trumpeted in pain and helplessness until he was hoarse.
The translation I follow is by Shri Alan Jacob. The repentant king begged the sage’s pardon. He enjoys himself continually with an unattached mind in both achievement and non-achievement. Please save me from my afflictions. This is a mailing list for sending 6 random sentences selected from simple Sanskrit. He was a scholar in the Sanskrit Language and its grammar on which he wrote his masterpiece Prakriya-sarvaswam which sets forth an axiomatic system elaborating on the classical system of Panini the grammarian.
The crocodile simply would not let go.