In the previous episode, we had witnessed Sage Gargacharya performing the “Nama-Karana” for the newborn baby at Yasoda’s home. Sage Gargacharya gives the name “Krishna” for Yashoda’s son and “Balarama” for Rohini’s son. It should be remembered that Rohini was Vasudeva’s other wife apart from Devaki and thanks to Goddess Yoga-Maya, Balarama was shifted out of Devaki’s womb to that of Rohini’s. Thus, Balarama escaped the wrath of Kamsa’s atrocity of killing babies. As this was happening on the Gokula side, Kamsa was readying Sakatasura from the Mathura side to finish off this newborn baby. Sakatasursa was briefed by Kamsa about Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and how He managed to kill Poothana. Sakatasura, after hearing all this from Kamsa, made a plan for himself. He quickly hurries on to Gokula and spots Bhagawan Bala-Krishna smiling and playing around.
As we’ve seen earlier too, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna doesn’t volunteer to take initiative to kill the Raakshasas and it is only the Raakshasas who came one by one in the queue to Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and got themselves killed. Similar is the case with this Sakatasura too. He came with a savage resolution to take the baby on. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna noticed Sakatasura approaching Him with a wicked attitude. Sakatasura’s plan was to hop on to a small cart that was lying near the place, roll over the baby and kill it then and there, and finally project it as an “accident” and escape from there. With this plan, Sakatasura gets on to the cart and comes towards Bhagawan Bala-Krishna with a great speed. As Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was seeing this person coming towards Him, He just lets out a beaming smile, kicks Sakatasura’s cart with His small legs and sends him packing! Unable to bear that one kick from Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, Sakatasura and the cart were thrown miles apart! This was just a small play for Bhagwan Bala-Krishna! Baby as He was, He was amused by the cart running fast towards Him, and just to make sure that the cart doesn’t hit Him, He playfully kicks the cart with His leg. It was Sakatasura who was unable to bear the kick of Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, who was badly bruised and hurt, which ultimately led him to breathe his last!
Thus, we’ve witnessed how Bhagawan Bala-Krishna killed the second Raakshasa, Sakatasura. As this happened in Gokula, Kamsa was anxiously waiting at Mathura city for Sakatasura to return with the good news. However, as he learnt that Sakatasura too was neutralized by Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, Kamsa was shell shocked again! He couldn’t believe what was happening. Initially Kamsa had conceptualized Bhagawan Bala-Krishna as an ordinary newborn baby, but given the fact that He had managed to neutralize the powerful Poothana and Sakatasura, Kamsa is forced to re-visit his strategy to take on his lethal enemy! What is Kamsa’s next action plan to take on Bhagawan Bala-Krishna? Let us wait till the next episode to find out! Stay tuned! 🙂