Episode # 242 – Sage Vishwamitra curses the entire Yadava clan!!!

In the previous episode, we had witnessed Bhagawan Krishna deciding to descend back to Vaikunta as His tenure in this world was coming to a close. He thinks of ways to execute this, and as He does so, the Yaadavas take the center-stage. As the Yaadavas were thinking too much about themselves with Bhagawan Krishna rallying behind them all the time, they decided to show their superiority to none other than Sage Vishwamitra. The Yaadavas were extremely proud of themselves and went all the way from Dwaraka to the place where Sage Vishwamitra was doing his routine penance. As the Yaadavas meet Sage Vishwamitra, they decide to trick him and prove to him that they are beyond even the power of his penance! With this in mind, they dressed up one person in their group as a woman, tied a wooden plank around his waist and made him look like he was pregnant. 

As they meet Sage Vishwamitra, the Yaadavas claim thus, “Og Great Sage! The entire world knows how powerful is your penance. Today it is going to be tested by us. We’ve brought this “Pregnant woman” in front of you. Now you’ve to tell exactly whether a male or a female child would be born to this woman. If your answer is right, then we shall accept that your penance is extremely powerful. Whereas, if your answer is wrong, we would let the entire world know that your penance has no meaning!” Upon hearing this from the Yaadavas, Sage Vishwamitra did not understand anything for a moment. Later, with the extreme power of his penance, Sage Vishwamitra understood what was going on. He realized that these Yaadavas are going to be instrumental in Bhagawan Krishna going to Vaikunta again. Also, Sage Vishwamitra also realized that these Yadavas are thinking no match about themselves and are trying to fool him. Fuming thus, Sage Vishwamitra replies to the Yaadavas, “Oh Yaadavas! I understood your trick! Now let me give you my answer to what you had asked! This so-called pregnant woman would deliver the same wooden plank, which would be the cause of destruction of your entire Yaadava clan! You’ve tried to cheat and trick a great sage today. So here is my curse to your entire clan! You would be completely destroyed by none other than this same plank with which you had tried to fool me and my penance!” 

As Sage Vishwamitra curses the Yaadavas thus, he walks away from that place in extreme anger. As this happened, the Yaadavas were stunned beyond words! They did not anticipate such a response from Sage Vishwamitra. They started shaking with fear! They were perplexed and did not know what to do next! As per Sage Vishwamitra’s curse, this man who was dressed as a woman, started bearing the wooden plank in his stomach! Upon seeing this, the Yaadavas went into a huddle to strategize what to do next and how to negate Sage Vishwamitra’s curse. They concluded among themselves that the only way that they can employ to escape the curse is to break that wooden plank into tiny pieces and throw it into the sea, so that it can never be retrieved again. 

Thinking thus, the Yaadavas hurry towards the Dwaaraka seafront, break the plank into a thousand pieces, make it into almost a powdered state and throw it into the ocean. Their thought process is that the plank would slowly dissolve into the ocean water and would not haunt them anymore. Will this thought process work? What happened next? 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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