Request For More And More Calamities
Canto one- Chapter -8 (Part Two)
Kunthi sthuthi and King Yudhistr’s grief
Text 19 and Text25
We saw how King Parikshith was saved. After reorganizing every thing Lord was ready to leave .Maha Rani Kunthi appears and thanked the lord, She almost recollects all the incidents and expresses her thanks to the Lord.
Bhagwatham is full of prayers offered by Devotees.But this is Unique.
She specifically says in verse 19 That
You are invisible to
the foolish observer
exactly as an actor dressed
as a player and not recognized
Then she recites her famous prayer Which is considered as Krishna Manthra .
She calls him with his full introduction and appreciates the divine look with lotuses all over and offer respectful obeisances.
Devaki nandanay cha
Nanda gopa kumaraya
Govindaya namo namah
Let me offer respects to the son of Vasu Deva
the pleasure of Devaki
the boy of Nanda
and the cowherd men of vrindavna
and the enlivener of the cows and the senses.
He certainly restores life and vigor .Kunthi Maharani goes to that extent and says that she wants repeated distress. This speaks of her purity as a devotee and her strong faith in Krishn’s Mercy.
vipadah santhu thathra shashvath
thathra jagath guro
Bhavatho Dharshanam yat syadh
I wish that all calamities would happen
again and again so that we could see you again again
for seeing You means that we will no longer see repeated
births and death.
She has understood the the essence of Krishna Bhakthi and targets for liberation.. This is her maturity .That speaks of the glories of devotees of the Lord.
That is why perhaps King Kulashekara wants to to be Lord’s servent’s servent’s servent.
Thava bruthushch bruthusch bhava loka natha (Mukundha Mala)
She sings the glories of Lord in her devotional prayer. If we are not able to recite the full prayer at least we Should chant Text 21
and remember lord when we have calamities through Text 25.
Lord pacifies King yudhistra who mourns the war’s 640,000,000 dead.
Let us continue to drink this nectarean juice .
The next will be a verse from Canto 1 Chapter 9 of Srimath Bhagwatham with Lord Krishna’s blessings.
Courticy and Repects:
1. Spritual Master His Divine Grace A.C. Bhakthi Vedantha Swami Prabhu Paada.
Hare Krishna Hari Bol.