Episode # 234 – From Mathura to Dwaraka – Bhagawan Krishna’s “MARATHON” running!!!

In the previous episode, we had witnessed Bhagawan Bala-Krishna completing His formal education under Guru Saandeepana and with the completion of the same, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and Balarama give the “Guru Dakshina” of reuniting Saandeepana with his lost son. With this, Guru Saandeepana was extremely happy and blessed Bhagawan Bala-Krishna of enormous success in whatever endeavor He undertook as part of His divine mission. Moving forward thus, Bhagawan Krishna returns back to Mathura and at this time, Jaraasandha, Kamsa’s uncle was in great anger upon hearing Kamsa’s demise. He decides to take Bhagawan Krishna head on in a war, and to kill Him then and there. Bhagawan Krishna too knows that Jarasandha is a formidable enemy and is getting ready to take him on. 

Thus, Jarasandha arrives at Mathura with a huge army and Bhagawan Krishna too is up and ready for the challenge. A huge war breaks out between the two camps and the fight goes on and on. Finally, Bhagawan Krishna is unable to win over Jarasandha and on the other hand, Jarasandha too doesn’t know how to win over Bhagawan Krishna. Both of them thus call off the war, and go back to their places. It is to be noted that this Jarasandha has obtained a boon – He would be killed only if his body is cut into two halves and one half being thrown into the opposite direction of the other. This is going to be a daunting task for Bhagawan Krishna to achieve for the moment, and thus, Jarasandha getting greedier by the moment, calls Bhagawan Krishna for a fight repeatedly. Until a certain point, Bhagawan Krishna too responds to Jarasandha’s war call and several rounds of fights take place between the two. Jarasandha is steadfast in his intention of taking vengeance over Bhagawan Krishna for killing Kamsa. Bhagawan Krishna on the other hand, is highly invincibile in nature, and Jarasandha is unable to understand the trick here! 

As this fight continues on and on at several occasions, the entire Mathura city is now getting into a panic mode. To avoid this from getting escalated further, Bhagawan Krishna narrows down on a “tricky” plan. He knows that Jarasandha can’t be killed if He goes for a war every time. There’s someone else who is destined to kill Jarasandha, who is none other than Bhima –  Second brother of the “Pancha-Paandavas”. Thus, Bhagawan Krishna decides to avoid Jarasandha for the time being and decides to quit Mathura altogether. Not knowing this, Jarasandha sends his brother, Kaalayavana to the battlefield to fight Bhagawan Krishna for the n’th time. However, Bhagawan Krishna is in a different mode altogether. Just as Kaalayavana arrives at the battlefield, Bhagawan Krishna starts to run away from him. 

Upon seeing this, Kaalayavana did not understand anything for a moment. He shouts at Bhagawan Krishna thus, “Oh Coward Krishna! Stop! Don’t run! Have the guts to fight with me! I know you’re weak, but this is not the way in which you give up the battle!” Even though Kaalayavana shouts on top of his voice, Bhagawan Krishna keeps running! He runs, runs and runs as Kaalayavana gives a competent chase! Bhagawan Krishna runs from Mathura city in a south-western direction, crosses over Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, enters into Rajasthan, and keeps on running! Kaalayavana chases Bhagawan Krishna all the way, wherever He runs! 

Finally, Bhagawan Krishna enters this area called “Dwaraka” in Gujarat, and quickly spots a huge cave! Kaalayavana is still giving a befitting chase and as Bhagawan Krishna enters the tunnel, Kaalayavana enters inside as well! Going deeper and deeper, Kaalayavana feels that he has lost his way somewhere! As he thinks for a moment, suddenly Bhagawan Krishna appears in front of him and starts running again! Kaalayavana gets totally confused and is tired of running too long as well. Finally, Bhagawan Krishna is now going to unleash a huge trick which is going to kill Kaalayavana. What is that trick? Is Bhagawan Krishna directly going to kill Kaalayavana, or, is it someone else who is going to kill him? Let’s wait till 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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