We’ve witnessed in the previous episode, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna entering Mathura city along with His brother, Balarama after ten long years. His Gokula tenure is now over and He is all set for the second phase of His incarnation. As Bhagawan Bala-Krishna enters Mathura, He is amazed with the very appearance of the city, with all the houses and streets. The two children wanted to enjoy the cityscape and thus sent Akroora and the chariot back to Kamsa’s palace. They took a stroll along the city streets, gazing at all the buildings around. It should be noted that the two children have never seen a city till now in their lives. All these ten years, they’ve been in a village and have never been exposed to how a city looks like. The two children were enjoying the views that they were getting all along. Also, before going into Kamsa’s palace, the children wanted to get nicely dressed, because they wanted to appear decent while going to meet the king. Even in our day-to-day life, if we’re going to attend an interview or if we’re going for any professional outing, we would be grooming ourselves nicely with a clean shirt, trousers, blazer and a tie, isn’t it? Similarly, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and Balarama also groomed themselves nicely with the best clothing available with the dhobi nearby, and also with some garlands and sandalwood paste.
With all this in place, it is now time for the children to enter Kamsa’s palace. But we’ve already witnessed Kamsa’s three-fold security in place isn’t it? As Bhagawan Krishna enters, a huge elephant was waiting for Him at the entrance. This is the “Kuvalayaapeetham” elephant that Kamsa has arranged to take on Bhagawan Bala-Krishna. The elephant is raging in anger and is swaying its trunk here and there. The person who was in-charge of taming the elephant was also instructed by Kamsa to let the elephant loose once Bhagawan Krishna arrives at the scene. Accordingly, the elephant was released, and it straight away came to attack Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and Balarama. This was the first tipping point that Bhagawan Krishna had to face! As the elephant was raging its way towards Him, Bhagawan Krishna thought for a moment thus, “Oh wow! What a welcome I am getting at Mathura city! As Bhagawan myself, normally wherever I go, I get so much of love and affection and this was exactly the case during my previous “Rama-Avatara”. Now in this “Krishna-Avatara”, wherever I’m going, I’m only getting stick!”
As Bhagawan was thinking thus for a moment, the elephant was right in front of Him. Bhagawan has to now manage this elephant before taking another step into Kamsa’s palace. He decided to take the elephant head on. With the help of Balarama, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna attacked the elephant, caught its trunk at the apt time, lifted it effortlessly, swayed the elephant with all His power and threw it into a corner! It might be difficult for us to even imagine what Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and Balarana achieved here! Kuvalayapeetham is not an ordinary elephant! It is the most powerful of all the powerful elephants, and it is this elephant that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna managed to defeat within minutes! Upon seeing this, the person in-charge of the elephant came to attack the two children. He was obviously a Raakshasa, and the children had to tame him now. Of course, taming Raakshasas wasn’t new for Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, isn’t it? He has been doing this all through the ten years of His incarnation! 🙂 Hence, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna effortlessly neutralized the person in-charge of the elephant too, and with this, the children enter the palace!
As Bhagawan Bala-Krishna gives an entry, Kamsa was sitting on his throne, with all his ministers and people around him. So for today, let us also join hands with Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and enter into Kamsa’s palace along with Him. Now what is going to be Kamsa’s reaction as Bhagawan Krishna enters? An interesting accord awaits us tomorrow! Stay tuned! 🙂