Monday, April 6, 2020

Story of curses(PART-05)

Story of curses(PART-05)

The fifth part of the curse series is all presented to you. I hope that my present endeavour will like you all. Today 's articles are slightly larger. I am sorry for that. As usual this time also you will get a previous article link at the end of this article.

31. Bharat muni cursed to urvashi.

The love story of Chandravashi king Pururava and Apsara Urvashi of heaven is prevalent.  One day Urvashi was on a journey to earth.  Urvashi was fascinated by the earth's atmosphere.  With her friends, she wanted to spending some time on earth.  When Urvashi was returning to heaven again, she was abducted by a demon on the way.
Raja Pururava was also passing by the time when she was kidnapped, Pururva saw this incident and he followed the demon in his chariot.  After fighting, they saved Urvashi from the demon.  This was the first time a human had touched Urvashi.  Urvashi was attracted towards Pururava and Pururava also gave his heart to the Apsara of heaven. But Urvashi had to return to heaven again.  Both bid farewell to each other with full heart.  After separation, both of them were not forget to each other.  Both were no longer tolerating separation.

Once a drama was organized in heaven.  Urvashi was supposed to play the role of Lakshmi Mata in this drama.  Urvashi, playing the character, took the name of Pururava instead of taking the name of Lord Vishnu as her favorite. Seeing this, Bharat Muni, who was directing the play, got angry.  He cursed Urvashi and said that due to being attracted towards a human, you will have to stay on earth and produce children like humans. This curse proved to be a boon for Urvashi.  Because that is what she wanted too.  Due to the curse, Urvashi once again came to Earth.  She then met Pururava and expressed her love.
Pururava proposed marriage to Urvashi but Urvashi placed three conditions before him.  Urvashi said that my first condition is that you must always protect my two goats.  The second condition is that she will always consume ghee.  The third condition is that only when making physical relations can both see each other naked.  Pururava said, I agree.
Pururva then married Urvashi and they both started living happily together.  It is said that after some time, the gods of the heavens did not like both's love .  When Urvashi out to hea0ven, the joy of heaven was over, they wished that Urvashi returned to heaven again.  Then they thought of a way to separate the two.
Under this plan, Gandharvas stole Urvashi's goats one night.  Pururava was responsible for the protection of goats as per the condition.  Upon hearing the sound of the goats Urvashi asked Pururava to save them.  At that time Pururava was nude.  He haste rushed to save the goats in naked.  During this time, the gods shone light from the heavens and both saw each other naked.
Urvashi's condition was broken by this incident.  Urvashi left for Swargalok as soon as this condition was broken.  Both were very sad.  Although Urvashi was pregnant at that time.  It is said that she later called near Kurukshetra to hand over his child to Pururava.  However, in later times too Urvashi came to earth due to many events and continued to meet Pururava due to which they had many more children.
They both had many sons.  One of his sons was Nahusha, son of the aayu.  Nahusha's Yayati, Samyati, Ayati and Dhruva were the sons.  Among them were Yadu, Turvasu, Druhu, Anu and Puru of Yayati.  Yadavas from Yadu and Pauravas from Puru.  In the lineage of Puru later  became Kuru later became Kaurava.  Bhishma Pitamah was the also Kuruvanshi.
 It is also worth knowing that the most powerful Puruvansh of India is the gift of Apsara Urvashi herself.  His ancestor Pururava married Urvashi which led to the Puruva dynasty in which great kings and warriors like Yayati, Puru, Yadu, Dushyant, Bharata, Kuru, Hasti, Shantanu, Bhishma and Shri Krishna ,Pandava were born.

32. Devyani and Kach cursed to each other.

It is about the time of Devasur Sangram.  Shukracharya was the guru of demons and Brihaspati  was the guru of the gods.   Shukracharya used to know Sanjeevani vidya, which used to revive the Asuras killed in the war.  Due to this, the gods could not defeat the Asuras.  The gods planned to learn this Sanjeevani vidya  in collaboration with Brihaspati, and sent Kach, son of Brihaspati to Shukracharya to learn this Sanjeevani vidya. Shukracharya knowing this truth, accepted Kach as a disciple and kept it with him.  Devayani was the lovely daughter of Shukracharya, who was full of beauty and qualities and was also very dear to Shukracharya.  Due to this she was also a little stubborn.  The gods told Kach that if he pleases Devayani, it will become easier to please Shukracharya.  So Kach treated Devayani very politely and took care of her.  Devayani became enamored with this.  But Kach had taken a celibacy vow, so Devayani confined her love to friendship for that time.
When the Asuras came to know that the son of Brihaspati was living in his Guru's ashram with the intention of learning Sanjivani Vidya, they became enraged.  Once Kach went to the forest for the grazing the cow, they killed him.  When Kach did not return, Devyani got worried.  She felt that the Asuras must have killed him.  She asked his father to bring Kach alive.  Seeing his daughter's tears, Sukracharya called Kacha, Kach come back to life, and on asking, he narrated the complete story.
Thus the Asuras attempted to kill Kach many time.  Every time they would kill him, and every time Devayani would request her father, and every time Sukracharya would make him alive.  Eventually the Asuras killed Kach and burnt his body, made the powder of his bones, and fed Shukracharya by putting his ashes and bone powder in liquor.
This time when Shukracharya called Kach at the behest of Devyani, Kach's voice came from his stomach.  When he told to Sukracharya the truth, Sukracharya was also angry and sad.  On the one hand, he was very angry with the Asuras, and on the other he also announced that from now on, drinking alcohol would be forbidden for the Brahmins, because he had drunk the remains of their disciple despite being so knowledgeable in the intoxicating liquor. On the other hand, Devyani was also mourning over Kach.  Shukracharya then taught Kach the mantra of Sanjivani Vidya, and called him.  Kach alively came out of his stomach, but Shukracharya died.  Kach then revived Shukracharya with the same knowledge.
After completion of purpose, Kach started taking orders from Shukracharya, then Devyani requested him for own love.  Kach said that one is worthy of respect because of her being the daughter of Guru, the other is that due to the birth of her father's body , now she has become like Kach's sister. Therefore, he cannot think about such things.
Devayani got angry on this matter.  She cursed Kach that he would not be able to alive anyone with the knowledge taught by Shukracharya.  Kach said that you cursing me without any reason,then he also curses Devayani that she will not be able to marry a Brahmin and will have to marry a lower caste.
After this Kach reached heaven and taught that knowledge to Brihaspati, but did not use it himself.  Later, Devayani was married to King Yayati, the ancestor of the Kauravas.

33. Shukracharya cursed to King Yayati.

Sometime, Sharmistha, daughter of the demon king Vrishaparva, was walking in her garden with her friends.  She was accompanied by Devayani, the daughter of Guru Shukracharya.  Sharmistha was very human and very beautiful princess ;  But in the form of beauty , Devayani was also no less.  They all took off their clothes and took bath in a reservoir in that garden.  At the same time Lord Shankar was passing with Mata Parvati.  Seeing Lord Shankar coming, all those girls ran in shame and started wearing their clothes.  Soon Sharmishtha accidentally wore Devyani's clothes.  On this, Devyani got angry and said to Sharmishtha that she has insulted a Brahmin girl wearing cloth by a demon daughter.  Devyani called Sharmishtha many more abuses like this.  Hearing Devayani's abuses, Sharmistha stung with disrespect and snatched Devyani's clothes and pushed her into a well.
After the departure of Sharmistha, king Yayati by chance came there playing hunting.  To quench his thirst, he went near the well and saw the clothless Devayani in that well.  He put his scarf on it to cover the body of Devayani and, holding hand , took it out of the well.  Devayani lovingly told King Yayati that he had held her hand.  So she accepted him as her husband. She told that she was Devayani, the daughter of Guru Shukracharya and despite being a Brahmin daughter, due to the curse of Kach, who is the son of Vrihaspati, she could not be married to a Brahmin boy. Therefore, she requested that Yayati should consider own destiny and accept his wife.  Yayati was happy and accepted this offer of Devyani.
Devayani came to her father Shukracharya from there and told him all the incidents.  Shukracharya got very angry at the deeds done by Sharmishtha and he turned away from the demons.  On this, the demon king Vrishaparva came to his Gurudev and started pleading in many ways. In this way,  due to the persuasion of  demon king ,Shukracharya was get somewhat peaceful and then Shukracharya said that he was satisfied with his answer.  But he needed to please Devayani as well. To make Devayani happy, Vrishparva told her that he was ready to do anything to please her.  Devyani asks for his daughter Sharmishtha as a maid.  Sharmishtha accepted to be the maid of Devyani to avert the crisis faced by the demon caste and her family.
Shukracharya married his daughter Devayani to King Yayati.  Sharmistha also arrives at Yayati's house with Devayani as her maid.  After some time,  Devayani gave childrens to Yayati,  Sharmistha also requested King Yayati, wishing for childrens , which was accepted by Yayati.
King Yayati had two sons Yadu and Tuvarsu from Devayani and three sons Druhya, Anu and Puru from Sharmishtha.  When Devayani came to know about Yayati and Sharmishtha's relationship, she became angry and went to her father's house.  Shukracharya called King Yayati and told him that he woman dissolute, slow intellect and cruel.
Therefore Shukracharya cursed him to attain old age immediately.  Fearing his curse, King Yayati, pleading, said to the demon guru Shukracharya that while indulging in the subject with his daughter, he was not satisfied.  His daughter was also hurt in this curse.  Then considering that Guru Shukracharya said that if someone would give him his youth with happiness, then he could change his old age with him.

After this, King Yayati told his eldest son, Yadu, to give him own youth and take  his old age given to him by his maternal grandfather.  Yadu respectfully said that he did not want to survive due to untimely old age. Yayati demanded the same from his remaining sons.  Except for the youngest son Puru, other sons did not accept his demand.  Puru happily gave own youth to his father .  On becoming young again, King Yayati told Yadu that he did not fulfill own duty towards his father despite being the he is the eldest son.
So Yayati deprived Yadu of royalty and gave the kingdom to Puru.  Yayati cursed that his descendants would always be ostracized by the dynasties.  In this dynasty of King Yayati's son Yadu, there was an incarnation of Lord Krishna and Shishupala mentioned this curse of Yayati in Dharmaraja Yudhishthira's Rajasuya Yajna.

34.Saubhari rishi cursed to Garurda.

According to the Bhagavata Purana, Kalia Nag hid in the Yamuna Kunda to escape from Garuda because Garuda could not enter it. Once Garuda was distraught with hunger and came to the Yamuna Kunda, then Rishi Saubhari also came there.  Even after the sage refused, Garuda caught and ate fish. Fishes suffered greatly due to the death of their head Matsyaraj.  She became extremely humbled and distraught.  Seeing this condition of his, Rishi Soubhari took great pity.  He cursed Garuda for the betterment of all the living beings in this river area, that "If Garuda ever enters this area and will eat the fish, then he will lose his life at the same moment."  Kaaliya Nag knew this things, so he started living there due to the fear of Garuda .
Garuda used to destroy many snakes daily in Ramanakadweep. Due to this distraught snakes reached them one day and said how such a our life would be safe.  Therefore, in every month, take a snake from every house.  He will be served with the grain and fruits. Garuda did the same.  Now came the opportunity to get sacrificed from Kaliya's house. Kaaliya Nag ate all the things by force.  Garuda was very angry.  He attacked Kaliya Nag with claws.  Kaliya became unconscious.  Kaliya stalked Garuda by spreading his hundred phana.  Then Garuda grabbed him in the beak and hit the earth and started beating him repeatedly with wings. Kaliya started to pull Garuda's wings while taunting.  Angry Garud caught Kaliya with a beak and slammed it on the ground and dragged the body.  Kaliya ran away after saving own life.
Garud was following him.  Garuda followed seven islands and seven seas.  Then in fear, he came at the feet of Sheshji and called for protection.  The Sheshnag said, nowhere in the world can you be protected.  There is only one solution.  In earlier times, there was a famous siddha muni by the name of Saubhari.
He did penance for ten thousand years by living in the waters of Yamuna in Vrindavan.  Seeing the love of Meenraj in that water, he wished to settle down.  Then those Maharishi married with the hundred daughters of Chakravarti King Mandhata, which took place at the end of Satyayuga.
Srihari provided him with a lot of wealth.  Sobhari's long-time austerity was going on in Yamuna.  At the same time Garuda killed Meenraj there.  Angry Saubhari cursed Garuda.  From today onwards, if you forcefully eat fishes within this kund, then your soul will end.  Garuds never come due to fear  of muni curse.  Therefore you go to Vrindavan.  Since then Kaliya started living in Yamuna river.

35. Urvashi cursed to Arjuna.

Arjuna was the most important character in the history of Mahabharata.  It is said about him that if he had not been there, it would not have been easy to defeat the Kauravas in battle.  He had many qualities like valor, courage and beauty within him.
However, today it is not about fame of Arjun, but of the context in which Urvashi, the nymph of heaven, cursed him to become impotent.
Arjuna did penance to Lord Shiva.  Lord Shiva changed form and came to Arjuna and fierce battle took place between Shiva and Arjun.  Lord Shiva emerged victorious in this battle and then Arjuna apologized for his crime.  After this, Lord Shiva disappeared by giving Pashupatastra to Arjuna.  At that time all the gods came there.
Indra said- "O Arjuna!  Right now you have to do many deeds of the gods, so my charioteer will come to take you. "  You come with him to heaven.  Saying this, Indra left from there.
Arjun waited there.  After some time Indra's charioteer Matali reached there and took Arjuna in the chariot and took him to Devaraj's city of Amravati.
Arjuna, knowing near Indra, bowed to him.  Indra blessed Arjuna and provided his near sit.  While living in Amaravati, Arjuna learned the method of using divine and supernatural weapons from the gods and mastered them by practicing to operate those weapons.
One day Indra said to Arjuna - "Son Arjun!  You learn the art of music and dance from Gandharva called Chitrasen. "  Because later this art will be useful to you.
After getting Indra's orders, Arjun started learning music and dance.  Soon Arjun became adept at dance and music.
One day while Chitrasen was teaching music and dance to Arjuna, Indra's Apsara Urvashi came there and saw Arjun.  Urvashi became fascinated on seeing Arjuna.  Along with being fascinated, she also went to own desire.
Seeing the state of Urvashi, Chitrasen said- An apsara is fascinated by a person is not auspicious sign.  But Urvashi did not pay attention to him. And went to near Arjuna.
 Arjun was sitting in the night.  Subjugated by lust Urvashi went to near Arjun.  Upon reaching Arjuna she forgot everything. Arjun respectfully welcomed Urvashi.  And stood up at his ease.
Urvashi says- I have come to you to serve you. Seeing you, I have fallen under the control of lust. Fill my wish. She explained a lot that heavenly nymphs are not anyone's wife.  All the heavenly people have the right to consume them.
But Arjun's mind was unstoppable.  He said- "Devi! Listen to what I say, all directions and all gods. Our ancestors had raised the pride of our dynasty by marrying you.  Therefore, as the mother of Puru dynasty, you are like our mother.  Just as mother Kunti and Madri are revered for me, just as Shachi is my mother, similarly the mother of my clan is also my mother.  I bow to you at your feet as a mother. " Arjun's words got pierced in Urvashi's heart and a lot of anger arose in her mind.  Urvashi said to Arjun- "You have spoken words like impotent today, so I curse you that you will remain eunuch for a year."
Urvashi left from there with giving such a curse. When Indra came to know about this incident, he went to Arjuna and said- “O Arjun! The behavior you have done with Urvashi was worthy of you. This curse of Urvashi was also the wish of God, this curse will work in your agyaatvash .  At the time of your one-year exile, you will remain impotent and you will regain masculinity once the exile is complete. ” In the period, Arjun taught Uttara to dance for a year.  The same Uttara, who later became the wife of his son Abhimanyu.

36.  Mahrishi Maitreya cursed to duryodhana.

One day Ved Vyas met Dhritarashtra and said that maharishi Maitreya is coming here.  He had met the Pandavas and  then he want to meet you now.  He will teach your son to reconcile with the Pandavas.  I inform you that whatever he say, accept without argument.  I am saying this because if Maitreya's order is violated, then he can curse in anger and so listen to him peacefully. Whether or not to execute it is depends on you. After saying this, Vedvyas went away.
As soon as maharishi Maitreya came, Dhritrastra began to serve and entertain him along with his sons.  After resting, Dhritarashtra asked very politely - How was your journey till now?  All five Pandavas are there efficiently.
Then Maitreji said that Rajan, while doing pilgrimage, I incidentally met Yudhishthira in Kamyak forest there.  They live in forest nowadays.  Many sages and saints come to see him.  I heard there that your sons defeated the Pandavas in gambling by deceit and sent them to the forest.  I have come to you from there.
Saying this to Dhritarashtra, he turned back and said to Duryodhana, you know how brave and powerful the Pandavas are.  You are not aware of their power, perhaps that is why you are talking like this, so you should reconcile with them, listen to me.  Don't do such wrong in anger.
Hearing maharishi Maitreya, Duryodhana was enraged and started smashing the ground with a derisive smiling leg and the extent was reached when he hit his hand with a thigh.
Seeing this arrogance of Duryodhana, Maharishi got angry.  Then he cursed Duryodhana.  You despise me, you cannot listen to me peacefully.  O fool ! the thigh on which you are beating, Bhima will break that thigh with his gada. Later the Kauravas and the Pandavas fought fiercely and Bhima attacked Duryodhana's thigh and finally  destroy his thigh.

37 . Mata Gandhari curse to Shreekrishna.

The story of Mahabharata does not end only by going to the apocalypse of the Kauravas.  There is a lot in this story that did not get much attention.  After the destruction of the Kauravas, the Pandavas got the kingdom , but then very few people know about what happened after that.
Shreekrishna entire clan was destroyed due to the curse given by Gandhari to him.
 This was the last day of the Mahabharata war taking place in Kurukshetra.  The Pandavas were very close to victory , but they was not happy but in extreme mourning as they shed blood of his relatives to achieve this victory.  His sons also died in this war. The war of Mahabharata was so fierce that even Lord Krishna himself trembled seeing the situation.  He was also very upset in view of the destruction in the war.
 When Sanjay told Gandhari that Shri Krishna and all the Pandavas had come to meet her, Gandhari became extremely angry and in a full of anger she cursed him, blaming Shri Krishna for this destruction.

Gandhari said to Shri Krishna, "You, Lord Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu, whom I worship every day, you have not been ashamed of own actions at all.
 You could have stopped this destruction if you wanted, but you did not do it, is it done with own creation?  I prayed to you every day, that's how you answered my prayers? "
 Gandhari told Sri Krishna, "Go ask your mother Devaki how much it hurts the death of a child, she had lost only seven children, I have lost my hundred sons."
Sri Krishna smilingly told Gandhari that she could handle Duryodhana and other Kauravas if she wanted, but she did not do so.
 Krishna used to say that Gandhari became more furious.  In anger and sorrow, she cursed Krishna, "If my devotion to Lord Vishnu is true, if my devotion to my husband is true, you will die exactly 36 years from today".
Gandhari said, "The city of Dwarka will flow into the water and just as you made the brothers thirsty for each other's blood, in the same way your entire Yadav dynasty will be killed by each other, your entire dynasty will end". After cursing, Gandhari wept with anger, sorrow and remorse, she fell at the feet of Krishna.  Sri Krishna raised her and accepted her curse. Later, due to Samb, some such situations arose which resulted in the destruction of the Yadav dynasty.

38.  Shreekrishna curse to Samb.

One of Sri Krishna's eight wife was Jambavati, daughter of Sri Jambavant.  Seeing Pradyuman, son of Rukmini, motherhood sprouted in her mind.  She pleaded child to Shri Krishna.
Sri Krishna performed austerities by taking initiation of Shiva devotion from sage Upamanyu and Lord Ardhanarishwar appeared.  Sri Krishna sought the boon from Shiva , a son to be like him.  Later, Goddess Jambavati received a beautiful son .  Because they received this son with Shiva,  so the name of that son was Samb.
That son of Shri Krishna was extremely beautiful and mighty and also had a defiant and naughty .  His deeds were always due to the detriment of the Yadavas.
 It is said that Samb was so attractive in appearance that any girl would be attracted to see him.  The Bhavishya, Skanda and Varaha Puranas describe the fact that Krishna mistakenly cursed Samb to become a leper.
Samb were very attractive and similar in appearance and stature to Shri Krishna.  Due to his form, some of Sri Krishna's queens became enamored of him.  In them, a queen "Nandini" took the form of Lakshmana, the wife of Samb, and reached Samb's chamber and embraced him.
At the same time, Shri Krishna saw them both in that state and, having no knowledge of the whole thing, he cursed Samb to become a leper.  Still his anger did not subside, so after he cursed his wives to be kidnapped by the bandits.
Some idiots here doubt the character of Samb and Nandini, but this is not so.  Two very beautiful explanations of this incident are given:
 The first is that Nandini had hug Samb in her  motherhood , not with lust.
 Secondly, since Samb looked like his father Shri Krishna, Nandini mistakenly embraced him as consider Sri Krishna.
When Shri Krishna came to know about his mistake, he felt very sad.  At the same time, the sage Katak came to  Dwarka.  Then Shri Krishna told him about this problem.  Then the sage Katak asked Samb to worship Suryanarayana to get rid of leprosy.
Then Samb built the famous temple of Suryadev on the banks of the Chandrabhaga river and did his austerities for 12 years.  Pleased with this, Suryadev appeared and asked Samb to bathe in the Chandrabhaga river.  By doing so, Samb was freed from the curse by the grace of Suryadev.  Since then, the Chandrabhaga River has been known as the river that provides free from leprosy.

39 . Shreekrisna cursed to Aswatthama.

People who have knowledge about Mahabharata must have known about Ashwatthama, it is said that Ashwatthama still exists.  The son of Kauravas and Pandavas guru Dronacharya, "Ashwatthama" is one such character, for whom the boon sought from God became a curse.  In the war of Mahabharata, Ashwatthama was a warrior who had the ability to fight a war alone.  It is said that even today Ashwatthama is wandering on the earth due to the curse of Lord Shri Krishna.  Today in this article you are going to tell about this warrior, for whom the blessings of immortality had become the biggest curse of life.
Prior to the Mahabharata war, Guru Dronacharya visited the Himalayas.  Guru Dronacharya and his wife Mata Kripi did penance to Shiva in front of the Shiva lingam on the banks of the Tamsa River.  Pleased with his penance, Lord Shiva granted him the boon of having a son.  A few days later, Mother Kripi gave birth to a bright child.  As soon as he was born, the  horse sound of the boy's throat came out, which gave him the name "Ashwatthama".  Ashwatthama had a priceless gem on his forehead from birth, which kept him fearless from demons, monsters, weapons, disease, gods, snakes etc.
Born in Dwaparyuga, Ashwatthama was counted among the best warriors.  Like Father Dronacharya, Ashwatthama was also proficient in scripture and armaments.  In the Mahabharata war, this father-son duo sided with the Kauravas and disbanded the Pandava army.
In the battle, when Dhrishtadyum had killed Dronacharya with deceit, Ashwatthama became very angry.  To avenge his father's death, he launched a Narayanastra on the Pandavas.  The impact of this astra created panic among the Pandava army.  Ashwatthama told Duryodhana about this weapon - Lord Narayana himself gave this astra to Guru Drona.  It does not return without destroying the enemy.  It is also possible to destroy many types of divine weapons with Narayanastra. When Shri Krishna saw that the army was fleeing from Narayanaastra and the lives of the Pandavas were also in trouble, then he said - all get down from their chariots and other riders, put down their weapons and go to the shelter of this astra.  This is the only way for the peace of Narayanastra.  Everyone accepted this thing of Shri Krishna.  Thus the wrath of Narayanaastra calmed down and the souls of the Pandavas survived.
After the failure of the Narayanastra, Ashwatthama used Agneyastra.  This astra was also dangerous .  An Akshohini army of Pandavas was destroyed by its fire.  The air got heated due to the impact of that weapon.  Big elephants started falling all around.  Then Arjuna used Brahmastra.  As the Brahmastra was run, the wind started moving again.  Arjuna, Shri Krishna and his chariot also had no impact of agneyastra.
Ashwatthama was very surprised to see that Arjuna and Shri Krishna did not have any effect of aagneyastra.  Then Maharishi Vedvyasa came there and told Ashwatthama that Shri Krishna and Arjuna are incarnations of Nara-Narayana.  No weapon can be affected by them.  In the past, Lord Narayana has received many blessings from Lord Mahadev by performing austerities.  It is not possible to conquer them with the same effect.  After listening to Maharishi Vedvyas, Ashwatthama left the battlefield.
When Bhima broke Duryodhana's thighs in the gada battle and left to die, then Ashwatthama, Kripacharya and Kritavarma came there.  Seeing Duryodhana at that stage, Ashwatthama vowed that he would take revenge on the Pandavas.  At the behest of Duryodhana, Kripacharya made Ashwatthama the commander .  Ashwatthama thought that the Pandavas, etc., would be victorious at night and rest in their respective camps.  Therefore, it is possible to slaughter them at this stage.  (Ashwatthama did not know that Sri Krishna and the Pandavas were in the Kaurava camp at that time).  Kripacharya told Ashwatthama  to attack on warriors when they are sleeping at night that it is against the rules of war, but Ashwatthama did not listen to Kripacharya.  Finally, Kripacharya and Kritavarma also agreed to accompany Ashwatthama. When Ashwatthama reached his camp at night in order to avenge the Pandavas. Ashwatthama first killed Draupadi's brother Dhritadhyumna.  After this Ashwatthama also killed the warriors like Uttamauja, Yudhamanyu, Shikhandi etc.  After that Ashwatthama also killed Draupadi's sleeping sons with sword. Ashwatthama also finished the remaining army of Pandavas.  After doing such terrible deeds, Ashwatthama came out of the camp and told Kritavarma and Kripacharya about the slaughter of Panchal warriors and Draupadi's sons.  The three decided that this news should be told to Duryodhana immediately.
 Thinking like this, these three reached Duryodhana.  By that time Duryodhana had not given up his life.  Going to Duryodhana, Ashwatthama told him that at this time only Sri Krishna, Satyaki and the Pandavas are left in the Pandava side, all the others have been killed.  Duryodhana was saddened to hear this news, but his life passed out in a short time.
When Ashwatthama killed Draupadi's sons while sleeping, the Pandavas got angry and went to find him.  Finding Ashwatthama,  they reached the ashram of Maharishi Ved Vyasa.  Ashwatthama saw that the Pandavas had come here to kill me, so he attacked Brahmsirastra to destroy the Pandavas.  At the behest of Shri Krishna, Arjuna also operated Brahmsirastra.  With the fire of both Brahmasirastras, the world started burning.  Seeing the destruction of the world, Maharishi Ved Vyas asked Arjuna and Ashwatthama to return their Brahmsirastra. Arjuna immediately returned his astra, but Ashwatthama did not have the knowledge to return the Brahmsirastra.  Therefore, he changed the direction of his Brahmsirastra to Abhimanyu's wife Uttara's womb and said that the influence of this weapon of mine would end the dynasty of Pandavas.  Then Shri Krishna said to Ashwatthama that your weapon is definitely infallible, but the dead baby born from the womb of Uttara will also be alive. In the vision of Lord Krishna, the biggest sin is the feticide, after the end of Mahabharata war, when Dronacharya's son Ashwatthama killed the child Parikshit in Uttara's womb using Brahmastra, then Lord Shri Krishna was the most angry.
At that time, Shri Krishna had declared that Ashwatthama's sin was the greatest sin because he had killed an unborn child.  Shri Krishna had punished this sin for Ashwatthama himself, Shri Krishna took away the Chintamani gemstone on Ashwatthama's head and cursed that you have seen birth but you will not be able to see death.
That is, as long as the creation is there, you will live on the earth and you will suffer, although Mahabharata is also available today, in which this curse was in the Mahabharata of Gita Press for 3000 years.  Along with this, it was also included in the curse that Ashwatthama would not be able to reveal himself despite being alive, he would have to live life alone. Saying this, Shri Krishna cursed Ashwatthama that you will keep wandering on the earth for three thousand years and you will not be able to talk to anyone.  Blood and pus will continue flow from your body.  After this Ashwatthama removed his gem at the behest of Maharishi Ved Vyas and gave it to the Pandavas and went into the forest himself.  Bringing the gem from Ashwatthama, the Pandavas gave it to Draupadi and told them that due to Guru's son is that they left Ashwatthama alive.

40. Rishis cursed to Samb.

​Lord Krishna's son Samb, along with his friends, formulated the idea to test Maharishi Vishwamitra, Kanva, Durvasha and Devarshi Narada.  It is not a very good thing to take the examination of the elders by themselves, and if the examination of the elders is taken for the purpose of ridiculing the elders, then the results can be very frightening.
​Samb together with his friends created a game.  Sambha took form a pregnant woman and his friends took him and appeared before the sages.
They asked to test the knowledge of the sages, "You all are great sage who knows everything. We have come here from you for the purpose of knowing whether this woman will be have son or  daughter".  Seeing the intention of Samb's friends, the sages were extremely angry but they remained silent. But Durvasha Rishi could not control his anger and said that I know it is Samb, the son of Lord Shri Krishna hiding as a pregnant.  I curse that this samb will produce a terrible pestle which will cause the destruction of your clan.  Yes, it will have no effect on Lord Krishna and Balrama.
The sages told Krishna all this news and it is surprising that Lord Krishna did not take any remedy for this nor prayed to the sages.  They just heard this news and told the Yadavs.  He also said that the sages's word will not waste.
​Only Krishna knows what kind of plans Lord Krishna had made in his life.  Samb produced a pestle with the effect of curse when the time came.  Since everyone was aware of this curse, it was necessary to be cautious from all sides.  As soon as Maharaj Ugrasen came to know, he got make the pestle's powder and threw it into the sea.
Severe conditions began to arise due to the effect of the pestle.  At that time, even Yaduvanshi did not hesitate to do bad deeds.  Be it Guru or Brahmin, they had no fear of anyone.  He was not ashamed to insult anyone.
 Everyone knew the impact of Lord Krishna and Balarama, so no one had the courage to humiliate them.

Seeing this condition of the people, Lord Krishna started to remember Gandhari in his mind.  He said to himself, " Maa Gandhari! Your curse seems to be showing its effect. You cursed me by being upset with the destruction of Kurukul ,same incident occur will be destruction of the Yadavas . So how will your word be untrue".  .
God knew everything.  What was hidden from him? He knew everyone's beginning and end.  Therefore, they did not try to stop anything.  He  advised the Yaduvanshis to gone for pilgrimage including family.
One day when all the people were sitting together, there was a dispute between Satyaki and Kritavarma.  The outcome of a dispute is not always good and if the dispute is in the warriors , then it is difficult to say what will happen.
​Satyaki killed Kritavarma by getting excited in the debate.  Time was running in reverse.  All the warriors create groups formed and started killing each other.  In this all, Satyaki and Lord Krishna's son Pradyumna were also killed. Seeing this murder of his son, Shreekrishna, in anger, uprooted the grass from own fist, which immediately turned into a pestle.  He killed many with that pestle.
Some such miracle happened (presumably due to the effect of curse) that whoever fills up with anger ,who uprooted grass would become a pestle.  All were killing each other.  When all the peoples were destroyed, on the request of Babhru and Daruka, Shreekrishna set out to find Lord Balramji.
After meeting Balaram ji, God performed some of his duties and came back to Balaram ji.  The supremely stunning Balram, the incarnation of Sheshnag, was sitting in a state of samadhi in the forest.  At that time Lord Krishna saw that Balram ji's body , a white-colored snake came out and went towards the sea.  The sages also said in their curse that Balram ji would leave the body and enter the sea. After Balarama had gone, what would Krishna do on earth?  Lord Krishna, who knew everything, remembered the curse of mata Gandhari and Maharishi Durvasa, subdued the senses and became samadhi form and lay down in the forest.  At the same time, a hunter named Zara left the arrow on them, assuming that the deer . ​Later he came to know that there is a yogi dressed in Pitambar.  When he came to know that this is Krishna, he was very sad.  He was very remorseful, but repentance is the solution to all things.  Lord Krishna gave up his life with the arrow left in the hands of a hunter.

41. Sringi rishi cursed to king parikshit:

Once King Parikshit went to the forest for hunting.  He was distraught with thirst due to running after the wild animals and wandering around in search of the reservoir, he reached the ashram of Shamik Rishi.  There Shamik Rishi was seated in meditation of God with eyes closed.  King Parikshit asked for water from him but due to meditation, Shamik Rishi did not answer anything. With the influence of Kaliyuga residing on the golden crown on the head, King Parikshit felt that this sage is insulting me by pretending to be meditation . He was very angry with the sage.  To avenge his humiliation, he picked up a dead snake lying nearby and put it in the neck of the sage and returned to his city.
When Shamik Rishi woke up from meditation, he saw a dead snake in his neck.  They could not know what the king had done to them.  During that time, the son of Shamik Rishi, Sringi Rishi arrived and when he knew that his father had insulted the king, he was very angry.  He thought that if this king survives, he will continue to insult the sages. Thinking like this, that Sringi  rishi immediately cursed King Parikshit by taking water from the kamandal in his hand , that you will be killed by the Takshak nag on the 7th day from today.
Before the Shamik rishi could understand anything, the Sringi rishi cursed to the Parikshit.  Shamik Rishi told his son that you did not do this well. That king is the protector of the publics.  He did not even commit such a big crime that he was cursed so much.  Shamik was very sorry.
It is noteworthy that Uttara gave birth to a dead baby due to attack of Brahmasirastra by Drona son Ashwatthama, but Lord Krishna gave life Abhimanyu-Uttara's son even after using Brahmsirastra, this child later became famous as King Parikshit.  Janmejaya became the great son of Parikshit.

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