|Crocodile in Scriptures|
Crocodiles in Hindu Scriptures
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Kaam is often compared with fish and Kaam's another name is Makaradhwaj [Brahm Vaivart Puraan, 4.112.11]. Kaam Dev's Vaahan is crocodile.
Crocodile is the Vaahan of Yamunaa also. Vyaas Jee was born on an island
of Yamunaa, so he is never free from Kaam.
(1) When Guru Drone wanted to test his pupils, Kaurav and Paandav, he created a mechanical crocodile.
(6) Once five Apsaraa were going to Kuber's house that they saw a handsome
Rishi doing Tapasyaa. They got attracted to him and tried to subdue him.
First they did not succeed but when the Rishi came to know about this he
cursed them to be transformed into crocodile. They asked him when they will
be free from his curse. He said - "When somebody very powerful will
take you out of the water, then only you will be free from this curse."
They got very sad and met Naarad Jee. Naarad Jee suggested them to live in
five Teerth in Southern Sea and when Arjun will come here on his 12 years
exile he would free you from the curse.
(2) Krishn and Balaraam are compared with crocodiles when they lie dead -
Arjun sees them as such, and compares Dwaarakaa with river.
Krishn gave way to anger and started killing - and in MBH. both Kaam (desires) and Krodh (anger) are compared with fish/fisherman - so Krishn kills himself (Jaraa is Krishn's brother, so, here too is self killing self).
Krishn who speaks against Kaam-Krodh in Geetaa is killed by Kaam-Krodh - His internal Kaam-Krodh, and external Kaam-Krodh (Kaam-Krodh causes Jaraa); thus, Krishna the man is devoured by his own 'Vishwa Roop' (again, Vishwa Roop = Kaal-Time - 'devouring' all).
Soon after, Arjun loses to Dasyu owing to his Ahamkaar - and Ahamkaar is another fish/fisherman as crocodile-killer, Arjun is metaphorically 'Kaam-killer,' but ...
Another thing - 'Apsaraa' are not just heavenly prostitutes - the name may
suggest 'Apa + saras' - linking much with water
Yudhishthir (Kank) - Kank = crane = fisherman, residing in 'womb' of
Matsya-fish ... fisherman inside fish, water inside water ...
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/9/09
Updated on 10/03/13