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 original transliteration was taken from Sanskrit docs. Narayana Bhattathiri was born in a Namboodiri family of Kerala. This selection is just a collection of 42 quotes from the book see this post for all of them. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By the power of his devotion to You the elephant fought with the alligator, without interruption, for a thousand years.

Then You, the indwelling spirit in every being, moved by extreme compassion, manifested yourself before the elephant riding on Garuda. The sage Devala came to visit the king, and when the two of them were bathing and Devala was offering prayers to Surya the Sun godthe king pulled the sage’s leg for fun.

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. The real background meaning of Gajendra moksha depicts materialistic desires ignorance and sins as a crocodile preying upon a helpless elephant i. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.



A highly recommended Advaitic text, recorded as a conversation between the sage Ashtavakra and his disciple King Janaka. The Serpent and the Rope Douglas Harding: A simple transalation in English is given for the benefit of those who cannot follow the original.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bhattathiri was struck with paralysis when he was still young.

Suddenly, a crocodile living in the lake attacked Gajendra and caught him by the leg. The work consists of dasakas each containing 10 verses. The sage was furious and cursed the king to become a crocodile in his next life. This section does not cite any sources.

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How is his health? It was obvious that the erudite Ezhuthachan would not have advised Bhattathiri, a Nambooiri brahmin, to eat fish since Namboodiri brahmins are staunch vegetarians. Indradyumna was transformed into an elephant and became the king of the herd but was fortunate in retaining your remembrance even as an elephant.

Subscribe To Posts Atom. Supreme deity Vishnu Krishna Rama. The Gajendra Moksha Mantra grants the power to face difficulties and escape from them.

The alligator caught hold of the elephant by its leg. I sqnskrit edit the comment removing the email address to save you from spam.

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The liberated person is not averse to the senses and nor is he attached to them. Newer Post Older Post Home. As the struggle was seemingly endless it is believed that the crocodile held Gajendra’s foot for over sznskrit thousand yearsand when he had spent his last drop of energy, Gajendra called to the god Vishnu to save him, holding a lotus up in the air as an offering.


The Gandharva who had become the alligator by the curse of Devala was released from his curse and the elephant, taking on the same form as yours saroopyamshone in his splendour. Gajenndra is it that a devotee of yours cannot get the top position? Views Read Edit View history. He was a scholar in momsham Sanskrit Language and its grammar on which he wrote his masterpiece Prakriya-sarvaswam which sets forth an axiomatic system elaborating on the classical system of Panini the grammarian.

It is one of the famous exploits of the god Vishnu. A Gandharva named Huhu who had become an alligator crocodile by the curse of Rishi Devala was also living in the same lake.

All his family members, relatives and friends gathered around to help him, but in vain. Author Socials Follow me Twitter Facebook.