In the previous episode, we were amidst a huge transition in Bhagawan Krishna’s divine incarnation, wherein He officially took over as the king of a great place called Dwaaraka. We’ve seen how Bhagawan Krishna had reached this place as “Rana-Chod-Rai” (Bhagawan who had escaped the battlefield at Mathura), and eventually established His great kingdom here. It is only from Dwaaraka did Bhagawan Krishna execute all His divine activities from here on. Eventually, we also witnessed a glimpse of Bhagawan Krishna’s family. I’m going a bit fast in this section because we’ve already seen all of this in detail in our “Shrimad Bhaagawatha Puraana” project previously. Bhagawan Krishna had a son by name Pradhyumna and this Pradhyumna in turn had a son by name Aniruddha. We’re now going to witness a very interesting event that took place with this Aniruddha. As we’ve seen earlier too, Aniruddha got married to Baanaasura’s daughter by name Usha. We are now going to witness how this marriage took place.
Once upon a time, Usha was able to witness Aniruddha in her dream, as she was sleeping. Aniruddha was a very handsome-looking boy with all qualities of being a great king. As we know, Bhagawan Krishna Himself is very handsome by nature, and obviously His grandson would have the same features, isn’t it? Thus, one day, Usha saw Aniruddha in her dream and she instantly fell in love with him. She wanted to somehow meet this person and marry him. However, there is one difficulty when it comes to dreaming – It is next to impossible for any of us to revisit a dream the next day, isn’t it? We might see something beautiful in our dreams tonight. But what is the guarantee that we would be able to see the same thing in tomorrow’s dreams as well? It is never going to be possible mostly! However in Usha’s case, she had a friend by name Chitralekha. This Chitralekha had a peculiar quality – She was an artist and was an expert in drawing. Not only that – Chitralekha had a unique quality of reproducing people in dreams as drawings! Now this sounds great, isn’t it? This was a huge opportunity for Usha to realize her dream and to understand who she has seen!
Thus, Usha approached Chitralekha with all details of her dream and the person whom she saw. She requested Chitralekha to replicate this person as a drawing. Chitralekha thus started her assignment! She started drawing all handsome-looking men, as per what Usha described. Finally she even managed to draw a portrait of Bhagawan Krishna! This took Usha with awe! She hadn’t seen such a handsome-looking person ever in her life! Usha replies to Chitralekha thus, “Oh Chitralekha! I think you’re almost there. The person whom I saw had very similar features, but not as handsome as this person. So please reduce the handsomeness factor and draw once more!” Upon Usha’s request, Chitralekha did some modifications to her portrait and managed to replicate Bhagawan Krishna’s son, Pradhyumna. Upon seeing this, Usha was getting more and more eager! She replies thus, “Oh Chitralekha! I think you’re reaching the point slowly! Now reduce a bit more of the handsomeness to this portrait, and I think you’re there!” Accordingly, Chitralekha did yet another round of modifications, and finally she managed to create a beautiful portrait of Aniruddha!
Upon seeing this, Usha was overwhelmed beyond words! She finally had her dream realized on paper! Now the important question still remains – How does Usha manage to trace Aniruddha’s whereabouts? Where is he? How is she going to marry him? From whom is she going to take help now? She again turns towards Chitralekha for help! Now what is Chitralekha going to do? How is she going to find where Aniruddha is? Let us wait till the next episode to find out! Stay tuned! 🙂