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Ugrasen's Coronation
3-Vishnu Puraan - 5-Pancham Ansh - p 370-376

Ugrasen's Coronation and Guru Dakshinaa

Paraashar Jee said - "Hey Maitreya Jee, Seeing that Vasudev and Devakee have got Gyaan, Krishn spread His Vaishnavee Maayaa and spoke - "Hey Mother and father, Balraam and I were very keen to see you who were hiding with the fear of Kans. So we have got that opportunity only today. Whatever time is passed without serving one's parents, that part of life is just wasted, therefore if we the helpless and feared from Kans, have committed any mistake, please forgive us."

Raam and Krishn then saluted everybody there. At that time Kans' wives started lamenting seeing the dead body of Kans. Krishn also got sensitive seeing them crying, He then consoled them with tears in His eyes. hen He freed Ugrasen and coronated him after the death of his son. Ugrasen performed the last rites of all those who had died. Krishn said to him - "Please tell us without any hitch as what we can do for you? Although our family is not able to rule because of Yayaati's Shaap, still you can order not only to us, but even to Devtaa."

Then Krishn remembered Vaayu, and Vaayu came there, He said to him - "Go and tell Indra that "leave aside your pride and give your Sudharmaa named Sabhaa to Ugrasen. This is Krishn's order that Sudharmaa Sabhaa is for kings only and it is appropriate for Yaadav to be present in it." Vaayu immediately went to Indra and told him everything. Indra immediately gave Sudharmaa to Vaayu. Ugrasen started enjoying the Divine Sabhaa.

In spite of knowing everything, Krishn went to Saandeepan Muni, who was born in Kaashee, for His education. This was a wonderful thing that He learned Rahasya (Astra Mantra) and Sangaah (use of Astra) along with archery (Dhanur Ved). When Saandeepan Muni saw this Divine act, he thought that both the Sun and Moon have come to his house. Both learned the four Ved , all Shaastra and all kinds of weaponry just by listening once from their Guru and then asked him about Guru Dakshinaa. Noticing His extraordinary work Guru Jee asked Him to bring his dead son back - died in the salty water of Prabhaas Kshetra sea. 

When Krishn came to sea, sea said to Him politely - "I have not taken Saandepan Muni's son, but a Daitya named Panchjan lives in my water in the form of a conch, he caught the child." Krishn immediately went into the sea, killed the Daitya and brought the conch made from his bones. Blowing that conch, He went to Yam Puree and brought the boy back who was suffering in Hell after giving him the body and handed over him to His Guru. Then they came back to Mathuraa."

Defeat of Jaraasandh

Paraashar Jee said - "Jaraasandh had married his two daughters to Kans - Asti and Praapti. So when Krishn killed Kans his daughters became widow, to take the revenge of this Jaraasandh attacked Mathuraa with the intention of killing Kans' enemy Krishn. He surrounded Mathuraa with his 23 Akshauhinee army. Raam and Krishn came out of the city only with a little army and old fashioned weapons and faced Jaraasandh. As Krishn remembered, His Shaarng bow, two indestructible quivers, and Kaumodakee Gadaa. Balraam also got his plough and Sunand pestle. They defeated Jaraasandh and came back to Mathuraa.

Jaraasandh attacked again with the same number of army but Krishn again defeated him. Thus He defeated him 18 times. It was all Krishn's Leelaa that a few people of Mathuraa did not get defeated from such a large army even 18 times. This was also Bhagavaan's Leelaa that He was using various weapons and still leaving him alive. Who could destroy the whole Universe by intention only, then what was the need to this show off? Still He was following human nature, extending friendship with mighty people and fighting with weak people. He was using all kibds of policies - Saam, Daam, Dand, Bhed, and even retreating from the battlefield."

Building Dwaarakaa, Burning Kaalayavan, Muchukund's Prayer

Paraashar Jee said - "Hey Maitreya Jee, Once Maharshi Gaargya's brother-in-law (wife's brother) called him eunuch in an assembly of Yaadav. All Yadu people laughed at it. Gaargya Muni got very angry at it, so he came to the shore of southern sea and did Tap to get a son who could frighten the whole Yaadav army. He ate only iron powder while worshipping Mahaadev. Shankar Jee got pleased in 12th year and gave him his desired Var.

There was a Yavan king who did not have any son, he pleased Gaargya Muni by his sincere services, so Gaargya Muni produced a son of dark complexion like bumble bee from his wife. He named him Kaalayavan. That Yavan king crowned his son Kaalayavan and went to forest. As Kaalayavan became the king, he asked Naarad Jee "who are the mighty kings on Prithvi?" Naarad Jee told him that Yaadav were the mightiest, so Kaalayavan prepared thousands of elephants, horses, chariots and foot soldiers (Mlechchh army numbering in millions) and attacked Mathuraa.

So on one side there was Jaraasandh and on the other side there was Kaalayavan, so Krishn thought, "If we fought with Yavan then our army will be less and Jaraasandh will surely defeat us; and if we fight with Jaraasandh, then Kaalyavan will defeat us, so let me build a for from which even women can fight. If these people live in that fort then even if I am asleep, or careless, or drunk, or out of the fort, even the largest army will not be able to defeat them."

Thinking thus Govind asked 12 Yojan land from sea and built Dwaarakaa Nagaree on that land. It was beautiful like Amaraavatee Puree. As Kaalayavan approached nearer, Krishn brought all Mathuraa people to Dwaarakaa and He Himself returned to Mathuraa. When Kaalayavan had surrounded Mathuraa, Krishn came out of Mathuraa without carrying a weapon.

Even Mahaa Yogee cannot imagine whom, Kaalayavan ran after Him. Seeing Kaalayavan following Him. Krishn entered a cave where Raajaa Muchukund was sleeping. Kaalayavan took the sleeping Muchukund as Krishn and hit him with his foot. This woke Raajaa up and as he glanced at Kaalayavan in anger, Kaalayavan burned to ashes.

In earlier times, Raajaa Muchukund helped Devtaa to fight with Asur. He defeated Asur so Devtaa got very pleased with him and asked him to ask for a Var. He asked for some sleep. Devtaa said - "Be it so. Whoever will wake you up, he will burn from the fire appearing from his own body." Thus Kaalayavan got killed.

Now Muchukund saw Krishn and asked Him - "Who are you?" Krishn said - "I am the son of Vasudev born in Yadu Vansh under Chandra Vansh." Then Muchukund remembered the old Gaargya Muni's words. He immediately greeted Hari and said - "Hey Prabhu, I have known you, you are the incarnation of Vishnu. Long before Gaargya Muni told me that in 28th Chatur-Yug, in the end of Dwaapar Yug Hari will incarnate in Yadu Vansh. Thus undoubtedly you are the incarnation of Vishnu and have come to do good to Mathuraa people. Although even the mighty Daitya could not tolerate my grace but I am unable to tolerate your grace. You are everything in this world. Hey Bhagavaan, I have not got any peace in this world. Who can get peace without worshipping you? I am in your refuge, I desire for you only."



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