Re[2]: Deepaawali

Rao Veluri (rveluri@smtpgate.anl.gov)
Tue, 07 Oct 97 09:53:34 CST


B Gopalakrishna Varna <bgkvarna@kiwi.INDIA.TEK.COM> on 10/7/97 6:42 AM
asks for clarification:


  "---I have a small clarification as follows,
     
Ramakrishna S. Pillalamarri wrote:
     
>Lord Krishna hurled His Sudarsana Chakra at the asura and 
>killed him,  Before he died, however, Narakaasura realized the
>folly of his past misdeeds and begged for Lord Krishna's forgiveness.
     
    I understand that Narakasura was killed by Sathyabhama who
accompanied Lord Krishna on that day. Narakasura was given boon that he 
will not be killed by none but by his own mother. Sathyabhama, avatara 
of Shri Laxmi/ Bhodevi could kill him.---"
     
     
     Here it is, directly from the telugu mahaabhaagavata(10th canto)
     by bammera pOtana:
     
     The suravairi (that is narakaasura) makes fun of the muravairi(that is 
     krishNa, who a few verses before, killed mura, the demon) thusly:
     
     ka. maguva magavaari muMdara,
         magatanamulu soopa raNamu maanuTa neekun
         magatanamu gaadu danujulu,
         maguvala desa janaru magalamaga laguta haree!
     
     A beautiful telugu poem, with least interference from Saanskrit!
     
     Since it is in telugu, the poem needs paraphrasing! 
     
     'A woman(satyabhaama) is showing off her 'manliness' by fighting
     in a fierce battle; and you, krishNa, stopped fighting! It is not at 
     all manly! We the demon lords don't go near women (of course, he meant 
     it in the battle field!)'
     
     Then, hari said:
     
     ka. narakaa! khaMDiMceda ma-
         tkara kaaMDaasana vimukta ghana Saramula bhee-
         kara kaayu ninnu sura ki-
         nnara kaaMtalu sooci nEDu naMdamu boMdan!
     
     With mostly Saanskrit words in the above 'telugu' verse, the
     meaning is rather clearer!(ha!ha!!)
     
     (It essentially means 'All right! fellow, I'll take care 
     of you and make the sura and kinnara beauties feel happy!)
     
     And a few more verses later, krishNa decapitated naraka by
     quickly hurling his discus!
     
     But, one thing though! satyabhaama showed that she can stand on her 
     own, almost on her own, in a battle field infested with demons!
     Nah! yet, the demon lord has to die at the hands of a man-god, not
     at the hands of his cosort! Make your own interpretation!!
     
     Best regards.
     
     V R Veluri