Gajendra moksha episode occurs in Srimad Bhagwat Purana’s Canto 8, Chapters 2, 3 & 4. It is the story of an elephant king, Gajendra, who. Gajendra Moksha (Sanskrit: गजेन्द्रमोक्षः) or The Liberation of Gajendra is a Puranic legend from the 8th Skandha of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, one of the. Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri () was the celebrated author of Narayaneeyam, a devotional composition in Sanskrit verse which is.
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The composition is directly addressed to the Lord telling him His omksham exploits and leelas. Where is it that a devotee of yours cannot get the top sajskrit In extreme distress the elephant recollected the bhatki devotion and gnana spiritual knowledge of his previous birth and, lifting up with his trunk lotus flowers from the lake, worshipped you chanting a hymn on gajfndra Absolute Brahman which he had practised in his earlier birth.
Then, at an appropriate moment, You made the elephant succumb to the strength of the alligator in order to instil in him one-pointed devotion at your feet.
By mokxham power of his devotion to You the elephant fought with the alligator, without interruption, for a thousand years. You must log in to post a comment.
The liberated person is not averse to the senses and nor is he attached to them. The sage Devala came to visit the king, and gajdndra the two of them were bathing and Devala was offering prayers to Surya the Sun godthe king pulled the sage’s leg for fun.
Hearing his devotee’s call and prayer, Vishnu rushed to the scene. As the struggle was seemingly endless it is believed that the crocodile held Gajendra’s foot for over a thousand yearsand when he had spent mosham last drop of energy, Gajendra called to the god Vishnu to save him, holding a lotus up in the air as an offering. Retrieved 30 July This relates to the concept which says without attaining real Knowledge it is impossible to get salvation but without completely offering ourselves to the supreme God it is impossible to get that Eternal Knowledge that ultimately leads to salvation and Nirvana.
GAJENDRA MOKSHAM (FROM NARAYANEEYAM)
The only sane Indian Newspaper. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is a mailing list for sending 6 random sentences selected from simple Sanskrit. The prayer made by Gajendra on this occasion became a famous hymn in praise of Vishnu called the Gajendra Stuti. The Gajendra Moksha Mantra grants the power to face difficulties and escape from them. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Agastya was irate and noticed that the mighty king, despite the greatness of his good deeds, still had traces of Ahamkaraor egoism, and he revealed to the king that, in his next birth, he would be born as an elephant and in that form he would learn the hard way that the self must be renounced and surrendered to the Lord.
A Gandharva named Huhu who had become an alligator crocodile by the curse of Rishi Devala was also living in the same lake.
Author Socials Follow me Twitter Facebook. The tale of Gajendra is an integral theme in Vaishnavism and has great symbolic value: The Serpent and the Rope Douglas Harding: Legend has it that Bhattathiri composed one dasaka a day in moksnam presence of snskrit Lord and recited it before Him for His approval and the Lord did nod his head in agreement.
Unsourced material may be sansmrit and removed. The crocodile simply would not let go. It is one of the famous exploits of the god Vishnu. Views Read Edit View history. As a student he also studied the Rig Veda and Tarka Sastra the science of logical reasoning and argument.
Thursday, June 26, Gajendra Moksham Sanskrit text. The work consists of dasakas each containing 10 verses. Bhattathiri was struck with paralysis when he was still young.
A sample message is: The sage was furious and cursed the king to become a crocodile in his next life. You can listen Gajendra Moksham as part of Bhagavatham in Telugu in this site – http: In this episode, Vishnu came down to earth to protect Gajendra, the elephant, from the clutches of Makara, the Crocodile, and with Vishnu’s help, Gajendra achieved mokshaor salvation.
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Because Indradyumna had been devoted to Vishnu, the god had him born as Gajendra and made him realize that there is something called Kaivalya which is beyond Svarga and Urdhva Lokathe realm of sanskrig gods. He was a disciple of Achyuta Pisharati from whom he studied Sanskrit grammar. Vishnu informed Gajendra that he, in one of his previous births, had been the celebrated King Indradyumnaa devotee of Vishnu, but due to his disrespect to the great Sage Agastya gajdndra, he had been cursed to be reborn as an elephant.
Articles containing Sanskrit-language text Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references. It surpassed all animals in the forest in physical strength. Narayana Bhattathiri was born in a Namboodiri family of Kerala.
He was a scholar in the Sanskrit Language and its grammar on which he wrote his masterpiece Prakriya-sarvaswam which sets forth an mokshan system elaborating on the classical system of Panini the grammarian. The translation I follow is by Swami Prabhavananda. A simple transalation in English is given for the benefit of those who cannot follow the original. To keep company with the holy, to renounce all thoughts of me and mine, to devote miksham to God.
Gajendra prostrated himself before the god.
It is very good, isn’t it? The crocodile in its previous birth had been a Gandharva king called Huhu. Devala explained that he could not reverse the curse; he blessed Huhu that Vishnu gsjendra slay the crocodile and liberate him from the cycle of birth and death.
The alligator caught hold of the elephant by its leg.
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One day, Agastyaa great rishi sage came to visit the king, but Indradyumna remained seated, refusing to rise up to receive the sage with due respect.
Ramana Maharshi’s verses on reality: Here is the text of Gajendra Moksham, from Chapter 8. Given below is a reproduction of Dasaka 26 from Narayaneeyam which summarise the episode of Gajendra Mokshaam narrated in detail in chapters of the 8th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam.