In the previous episode, we had witnessed a sequence of events that led to the destruction of the entire Yaadava community as Bhagawan Krishna prepares to leave for Vaikunta. There were multiple causes for this mass destruction, which started with Sage Vishwamitra cursing the Yaadavas for trying to fool him and insulting him and his power of penance. Secondly, adding fuel to the fire, Bhagawan Krishna Himself had a curse that was given by Gaandhaari, Mother of Duryodhana and Co. for being instrumental in destroying the entire Kaurava camp amidst the Kurukshetra Mahabharata war. Thus put together, the Yaadavas were staring at a major disaster. Meanwhile, we’ve also witnessed how the Yaadavas tried to play down Sage Vishwamitra’s curse by “destroying” the wooden plank which was supposed to be instrumental in bringing them down. They powdered it and threw it into the ocean, thinking that it is never going to come back and haunt them again. However, what happened in continuation was completely unexpected!
Moving on further thus, the wooden part of the plank got washed away in the ocean waters, however, there were a few metal knobs that were used to hold the plank together, along with a few nails. Even now we would see this isn’t it? If we’ve to assemble a wooden chair or a table, we use some nails and some other small metal pieces to club the wood pieces together, isn’t it? Similarly, there were some metallic pieces that were used to fix the wooden plank together. These metallic pieces were washed ashore by the waves and weren’t getting dissolved as the Yaadavas thought! The wooden powder got completely dissolved and was taken care of by the water, however, the metallic pieces still remained! As days progressed, some of the metallic pieces were washed off ashore and eventually, since they had Sage Vishwamitra’s curse written all over them, they started growing as living shrubs off the shore! This is one side of the story and readers should carefully remember this.
On the other hand, there was a fish which accidentally consumed one of the metal pieces that was floating on the water surface, thinking that it was its food. As the fish eats this metallic piece and tries to re-jump into the water, a fisherman catches hold of this fish and kills it. As the fish dies, the fisherman explores its body and finds this particular metallic piece. He gives it to a hunter, who sharpens it and fixes it to a chisel with which, he could kill animals easily. Thus, one metallic piece goes into the hunter’s arrow and chisel, and the other pieces are growing as shrubs, off the coast.
Readers might get confused as to why am I giving so much stress to these small metallic pieces. There is a big accord that is waiting for us, wherein these metallic pieces are going to play a huge role in the destruction of the Yaadava community! How is this going to happen? Let us wait till the next episode to find out! Stay tuned! 🙂