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Story of Krishna's son Pradhyumna and rakshasa Shambharasura

Story of Krishna's son Pradhyumna and rakshasa Shambharasura

(Before reading the below story, please read this story - http://bhagavanbhakthi.blogspot.in/2014/01/marriage-of-bhagavan-sri-krishna.html )

Shambharasura a rakshasa, was knowing that his mrithyu will come from the putra of Bhagavan Sri Krishna Paramaatma. So soon after the birth of Pradhyumna (first putra of Krishna and Rukmini), Shambharasura made apaharanam of the Pradhyumna. At that time Pradhyumna was only six days old. After making apaharanam, Shambarasura threw the shishu into the samudram, which was full of sharks, crocodiles and many-many deadly living beings. But a fish swallowed the shishu Pradhyumna and thus Pradhyumna was surakshitam. Later some of the fishermen caught hold of that fish and brought to the kitchen of the Shambharasura.

Shambharasura had a very good lady house keeper naamam Maayavati. Maayavati saw a shishu was inside the stomach of a fish and was shocked & surprised to see a shishu inside a fish. She went directly to Devarushi Naarada, and asked him about the shishu. Devarushi Naarada told the whole story of that shishu. Devarushi Naarada also informed Maayavati, that to take care of that shishu by herself with utmost care.

In the meantime Maayavati brought the Shishu to her house. And as he started to grow, she teached Pradhyumna all the maaya (illusions) techniques, since Maayavati by herself was a very good in the techniques of maaya. Thus Pradhyumna learned many maaya lessons from Maayavati and he himself became very good in the techniques of maaya.

Pradhyumna grew up and he started to ask Maayavati about his parents. Since she was unaware of the parents of the Pradhyumna she didn't told anything. But she told the whole story of the Shambharasura making apaharanam of the Pradhyumna when he was a six day shishu. Thus Pradhyumna decided to fight with Shambharasura. Pradhyumna challenged Shambharasura to fight with him. In the yudham, Pradhyumna killed Shambharasura. After killing Shambharasura, Pradhyumna went to Dwaraka along with Maayavati and lived happily thereafter, after knowing from Devarushi that Krishna and Rukmini were his parents.

Later Pradhyumna made vivaaham with Rukmi's (Rukmini's brother) daughter Rukmaavati and had a putra naamam Anirudhha.

PS: This may be a small story, but lot of things there in this story to learn. One should not think, that he himself is great or immortal. If Bhagavan has created us and than he would also had planned the end of us. So how much ever we may try to avoid our end, but nothing can stop our end to come to us.

OM NAMO NARAYANAYA


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