Episode # 240 – Bhagawan Krishna chops off Baanaasura’s hands and defeats him!!!

In the previous episode, we had witnessed Baanaasura getting angry with his daughter, Usha for “living in” with Aniruddha, who was Bhagawan Krishna’s grandson. We’ve witnessed how it was Aniruddha’s turn to fall in love with Usha as he met her for the first time. Chitralekha’s men had managed to trace the whereabouts of Aniruddha and in bringing him from Dwaaraka as he was sleeping at night. As both of them met face to face for the first time, they fell in love with each other at that same instant. From that moment onwards, both Aniruddha and Usha started living together with each other at Baanaasura’s palace. This was happening without the notice of anyone, including Baanaasura. However, one fine day when Baanaasura entered inside Usha’s room, he spotted a boy who was with her in the same room. Upon enquiry, Baanaasura came to know the truth and with this, he imprisoned both Aniruddha and Usha together for an indefinite time. Meanwhile, Bhagawan Krishna too launched a massive search operation to find out where Aniruddha is, and eventually He came to know that Aniruddha is at Baanaasura’s place. 

Buoyed by this, Bhagawan Krishna’s next important mission was underway – The war with Baanaasura. We had already witnessed that Baanaasura was a Raakshasa and was seeking revenge against Bhagawan Krishna for killing so many of his men over these many years. Baanaasura too knew that Bhagawan Krishna would come to him for a fight, and he too started getting ready for the same. As expected, Bhagawan Krishna arrived very soon at Baanaasura’s place and called him for a fight. After a treacherous fight that went on for days together, Baanaasura was unable to give a tough fight to Bhagawan Krishna. He eventually called it a “defeat” and however, Bhagawan Krishna did not kill him then and there, unlike He did for other Raakshasas. However, the other important Raakshasas who adorned Baanaasura’s kingdom were killed by Bhagawan Krishna.  

Now this is the first instance that we’re witnessing here, wherein Bhagawan Krishna is leaving a Raakshasa go without getting killed. Bhagawan Krishna didn’t want to kill Baanaasura for one main reason, because his daughter is going to the daughter-in-law at Dwaaraka. Thus, Bhagawan Krishna thought within Himself, “Oh! Why should we earn a bad reputation that I killed my father-in-law to bring his daughter to my place? If I kill Baanaasura now, it’ll be an insult to Usha! So let him go scot-free!” However, Baanaasura had a hundred hands, and Bhagawan Krishna cut off ninety-eight of his hands! At the end, Baanaasura was left with just two hands and was allowed to flee off the battlefield. 

With this, Aniruddha and Usha were released from the clutches of Baanaasura and were taken back to Dwaaraka. Henceforth, Aniruddha and Usha lived together happily at Dwaaraka, with Bhagawan Krishna’s divine grace. So for today, let us enjoy this experience of Bhagawan Krishna ensuring the happiness of Aniruddha and Usha and with this, let us wait till the next episode to continue further! 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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