Episode # 214 – Kamsa’s “TWO-TIER” strategy to tackle Bhagawan Bala-Krishna!!!

In the previous episode, we had witnessed Kamsa deciding to take Bhagawan Bala-Krishna head on. He has had enough with sending a trail of Raakshasas to kill Him. All the Raakshasas went to Gokula, but none came back – Only to get killed by the enemy then and there! As Kamsa decides thus, we’ve witnessed in yesterday’s episode that Sage Naarada too has a role in motivating Kamsa to “go for the kill”, rather than waiting for someone to do the job. Sage Naarada explains how Kamsa was fooled by Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and how He escaped from the Mathura city jail and fled to Gokula overnight. This explanation from Sage Naarada angered Kamsa even more! With this, Sage Naarada has done his part to perfection! An angry brain cannot think wisely, isn’t it? Kamsa is now extremely angry and the anger is getting over his head now. He thus calls Akroora and instructs him to bring Bhagawan Bala-Krishna to Mathura city. 

Meanwhile, Kamsa is making his plans very clear – He tells Akroora thus, as he is about to start – “Oh Akroora! Tell Krishna that his uncle Kamsa is arranging for a grand “Dhanur-Yaaga” at Mathura City and he wants Krishna to be a part of the offering!” Saying thus, Kamsa sends off Akroora to Gokula. Akroora makes his way to the village with a puzzled mind. Why should Kamsa call Bhagawan Krishna all of a sudden? Why is this “Dhanur Yaaga” taking place now? On what pretext is it happening? Is it a conspiracy plan to target Bhagawan Krishna? Akroora thinks to himself, “Anyways, whatever it might be! Kamsa has given me an opportunity to worship Bhagawan Krishna in person. Till today, I’ve been thinking and longing for His divine presence, but today, let me use this golden chance to meet Him in person and to surrender to His divine feet!” Akroora was a great and an ardent devotee of Bhagawan Bala-Kirshna. 

As Akroora comes by, meanwhile, Kamsa chalks out his plan – He arranges a two-tier security for himself, to protect himself from being attacked by Bhagawan Bala-Krishna. First tier of security is through a huge elephant by name “Kuvalayaapeetham”. This is the most important and the strongest of all elephants in town. Kamsa orders this “Kuvalayaapeetham” elephant to be tied at the entrance of the palace. As Bhagawan Bala-Krishna makes His way to the palace, the elephant would be untied and it would attack Him. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna shouldn’t be able to match the strength of this elephant and He would be killed by it. This is plan number one! 🙂 

Apart from this, Kamsa makes another backup plan (Plan B) – Even if Bhagawan Krishna somehow wins over the elephant and enters into the palace, there would be 6 to 7 “Mallyudha” experts (In modern day, “kick-boxing”) who could take Bhagawan Krishna hands down with ease! The strength of these 7 kick boxers would never be able to match one Bhagawan Krishna! This was Kamsa’s thought process. Accordingly, Kamsa invites these well-trained kick-boxers to arrive at Mathura city on the stipulated date and time. With this, Kamsa ensures that the plans are in place to tackle the enemy who is about to come. Meanwhile, Kamsa also orders his team of ministers to make an announcement to the entire city about the “Dhanur Yaaga” that he has “arranged”. With that, the announcement should also include that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is a “special invitee” for the function. As Kamsa does so, he had his “Plan C” ready too – If at all Bhagawan Bala-Krishna manages to defeat these kickboxers, he himself would enter the stage and fight Bhagawan Bala-Krishna directly. This would happen only if Plans A and B end up in a failure. Kamsa was so confident that neither of the first two plans would fail ever. With this, Kamsa was eagerly waiting for the arrival of Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, and to teach Him a lesson as to who this Kamsa really is! 

As this was happening at Mathura city, Akroora meanwhile reaches Gokula and is eagerly waiting to worship Bhagawan Bala-Krishna! What happens next? Is Bhagawan Bala-Krishna going to accompany Akroora to Mathura? What is going to be the reaction of the people of Gokula if their beloved Bhagawan Bala-Krishna leaves them once and forever? Let’s wait for the next episode to find out! 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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