Episode # 225 – The grand marquee fight – Kamsa vs. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna!!!

In the previous episode, we had witnessed Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and Balarama overcoming the second hurdle of Mushtika and Chaanura, the two “Mallyudha” experts arranged by Kamsa. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and Balarama proved to be too powerful for the two experts to handle, and finally they were killed with some lusty blows from the two children. With this, Kamsa was all alone and was left to fend for himself. The entire arrangement of Kamsa has completely backfired on him. He had invited the entire Mathura city to witness Bhagawan Bala-Krishna being killed in public. Instead, it was as if Kamsa has arranged the entire town to witness his downfall and demise, as compared to Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s! As the “Mallyudha” experts were defeated by the two children, the crowd turns up in anger against Kamsa. As the public anger gets more and more, Kamsa is now increasingly facing lot of pressure to handle the situation all by himself. He now decides that he has had enough with his lethal enemy, and it is time for him to face Bhagawan Bala-Krishna head on – For the first time. 

As Kamsa decides thus, he stands up from his throne and walks towards Bhagawan Bala-Krishna. For this “program”, Kamsa had applied some “cream” around his eyes, so that he looks as if he’s crying, when Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is being killed! Now this too has backfired very badly upon him! We would have seen even in today’s movies and some dramas that if actors have to show that they’re crying, they would have applied something around their eyes and with that, they would get “artificial tears” rolling down their eyes, when the sad scene comes. This is the same with Kamsa here too – He has applied some chemicals that would induce artificial tears, and he was ready to give an “act” as if he was crying, when Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was being beaten up. However, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna had other plans – He made sure that Kamsa was crying, not for Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, but for himself! 🙂 Now, as Kamsa stands powerless in front of the entire Mathura city, tears roll down Kamsa’s eyes – Thanks to that chemical that he had applied! 

As Kamsa gets up thus, it is time now for the marquee fight – Bhagawan Bala-Krishna vs. Kamsa. The entire set of “Devas” (Celestial Beings) headed by Indra, Sage Naarada, etc. were all eagerly waiting for this event to happen for ten long years. This was the culmination of all their waiting and requesting of Bhagawan Vishnu to act and restore the “Dharma” in the world. Thus, Bhagawan Krishna and Kamsa enter into a head-on fight with each other, and it continues for a long time. At one stage, Kamsa was way too weak as compared to a rampaging young Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, and eventually Kamsa had to surrender! He was blown away by Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s might and eventually Kamsa breathed his last. 

As Kamsa was about to fall on the ground dead, Bhagawan Krishna shows him who He really is. It should be remembered here that Kamsa was one amongst the Jaya-Vijaya brothers who were at Vaikunta as Bhagawan Vishnu’s security guards. It is to be remembered that these two people were cursed severely by Sage Sanaka and Sage Sanatkumara for not letting them inside to worship Bhagawan Vishnu at Vaikunta. We’ve seen this event before in our previous episodes. Now, because of this curse, Jaya and Vijaya took birth as Raakshasas thrice in three Yugas. Their first births were of Hiranyaksha and Hiranya Kashibu. Second set of births were Ravana and Kumbakarna. Third set of births is what is happening at the moment in the form of Kamsa and Sishupala. Now that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is killing Kamsa here, he directly goes back to Vaikunta, with the divine grace of Bhagawan Bala-Krishna. With this, Jaya’s curse has got rectified completely. Now the other person – Vijaya is remaining, isn’t it? This Vijaya is none other than Sishupala, who was Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s immediate cousin brother. We’re going to see in our later episodes how Sishupala is going to be killed by Bhagawan Krishna, when he goes to attend King Udhishtra’s swearing-in ceremony at Indraprastha. 

Thus, as Kamsa is being killed, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna shows His “Vishwaroopa Darshan” to him, who realizes in a flash, his real identity! He is none other than Jaya, who is an ardent devotee of Bhagawan Vishnu. Realising that Bhagawan Vishnu had incarnated just for releasing him back to Vaikunta, Jaya is extremely thankful to Bhagawan for His enormous divine grace. With this thanksgiving, Kamsa comes to an end! The entire world celebrates Kamsa’s demise, as Bhagawan Bala-Krishna has “partially” restored “Dharma” in this world. So for today, let us join hands with Bhagawan Bala-Krishna to celebrate this important victorious moment, and let us wait till the next episode to continue further with this accord! 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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