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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Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri was the celebrated author of Narayaneeyam, a devotional composition in Sanskrit verse which is a masterly summary of sanskeit main episodes in Srimad Bhagavatam. The elephant, by his own power and the power of the divine place, led his life without encountering any problem whatsoever. The composition is directly addressed to the Lord telling him His own exploits and leelas. 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.

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.

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 prayer made by Gajendra on this occasion became a famous hymn in praise of Vishnu called the Gajendra Stuti. The work consists of dasakas each containing 10 verses. The translation I follow is by Swami Prabhavananda. The Lord did cure Bhattathiri of his affliction by the time he completed Narayaneeyam and also revealed to him His captivating form which Bhattathiri has captured ecstatically in the th dasakam.


GAJENDRA MOKSHAM (FROM NARAYANEEYAM) – Gleanings from Sanskrit Literature

Ramana Maharshi’s verses on reality: The sage was furious and cursed the king to become sanskri crocodile in his next life.

As Gajendra sighted the god coming, he lifted a lotus with his trunk.

The repentant king begged the sage’s pardon. Favorite Research Links Hamming: Gajendra prostrated himself before the god. You must log in to post a comment. Gajendra then attained a form like that of the god Sarupya Mukti and went to Vaikuntha with Vishnu.

The tale of Gajendra is an integral theme in Vaishnavism and has great symbolic value: The Gajendra Sanskirt Mantra grants the power to face difficulties and escape from them.

Disputing the nature of the Self without attempting Self-realization merely constitutes delusion. Here is the text of Gajendra Moksham, from Chapter 8. Retrieved from ” https: By the power of his devotion to You the elephant fought with the alligator, without interruption, for a thousand years. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Here are the ones that I currently run. Gajendra tried for a long time to escape from the crocodile’s clutches. This is a translation of a short work of forty verses by Ramana Maharshi.


Lifting up the elephant with your lotus hands, you cut asunder the alligator with your disc. To keep company with the holy, to renounce all thoughts of me and mine, to devote himself to God. Then You, the indwelling spirit in every being, moved by extreme compassion, manifested yourself before the elephant riding on Garuda.

The summum-bonum, the summary as well as encyclopedia of the entire Vedanta, recorded as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna, in verses and 18 chapters. Until one day when they can look beyond everything in this creation due to some extreme experience like Gajendra when he recalls Gyana Eternal Knowledge from his previous births and an extreme experience to ultimately give up himself to the supreme being Vishnu.

The liberated person is not averse to the senses and nor is he attached to them.

Thursday, June 26, Gajendra Moksham Sanskrit text. Please save me from my afflictions. Devala explained that he could not reverse the curse; he blessed Huhu that Vishnu would slay the crocodile and liberate him from the cycle of birth and death. All his family members, relatives and friends gathered around to help him, but in vain.