Episode # 187 – Bhagawan Bala-Krishna kills Raakshasa Dhenuka!!!

In the previous episode, we had witnessed the continuation of the discussion on some important spiritual and management lessons that we can learn from Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s divine “Leela” of the famous “Kaaliya-Nardhana”. More than the spiritual aspect, we had witnessed the management and leadership aspects of this important phase, wherein we had seen how arrogance brings down great leaders and great organizations. No matter how much we might be great or talented or highly revered, if we do not have the humility in us to “stay on the ground”, arrogance and pride are going to overtake within us, which is ultimately going to bring about our downfall. This is exactly what we’ve been seeing repeatedly time and again, in the case of Ravana, Kumbhakarna, Kamsa, Duryodhana, Guru Dhronachaarya, etc. All of them were great kings and powerful in their own ways. However, it is just because they were arrogant at different points in time, they had to meet a huge downfall. This is exactly what is happening in the case of Snake Kaaliya too. Thus, it is very important for us to grasp this learning from this part of the divine “Krishna Leela”. 

Moving on further thus, Sage Paraashara explains in detail about how a Raakshasa called “Dhenuka” was killed by Bhagawan Bala-Krishna. Now till this point, we hadn’t witnessed anything from Kamsa’s end, isn’t it? After the advent of Poothana and Chakadaasura, we did not hear anything from Mathura. Perhaps, Kamsa himself thought that this little boy is too hot to handle at this point and was waiting till he grows up a bit, so that he can handle Bhagawan Bala-Krishna better. But now, Kamsa gets to know how popular is Bhagawan Bala-Krishna becoming at Gokula and how is He becoming a reckoning force to deal with. He also hears about how Bhagawan Bala-Krishna dealt with the all-powerful Snake Kaaliya and with this, Kamsa thinks that he has had enough! He’s letting his enemy grow a bit too much in power and the time has come for him to put an end to all this. Hence, he turns towards Raakshasa Dhenuka and instructs him to go to Gokula and to “do the needful”! 

Accordingly, Dhenuka comes towards Gokula and he starts breathing fire. He starts destroying anything and everything that comes his way, including plants, trees, animals, human beings, etc. All are getting burnt down brutally by Dhenkua. As Dhenuka approaches Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, he tries to “fire” Him down. However, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is not someone who’s going to be budged down by such tricks and gimmicks! Upon waiting for the right time, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna employs His divine “Chakra-Aayudha” and allows it to do the talking! As the “Chakra” advances forward, Dhenuka’s fire gets neutralized, and with that, he becomes completely powerless. Now the “Chakra” starts chasing Dhenuka and he now has to run for his life. The “Chakra” is not going to leave him and is chasing him wherever he goes. Finally Dhenuka had to give up and with that, the “Chakra” spins off his head! Dhenuka falls on the ground dead! 

As this conspires, Kamsa was waiting anxiously for Dhenuka to return, just as he was waiting for Poothana and Chakataasura. The result was the same as it was meted out to both of them earlier. This leads Kamsa to chart out another plan – This time it is going to be Pralambhaasura. Now what is he going to do? Is Pralambhaasura going to be successful in taming down Bhagawan Bala-Krishna? Let’s wait till the next episode to witness! Stay tuned! 🙂 

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at Bharatidhasan Institute of Management (BIM) Trichy, India A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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