Krishna Kills Dhenuka Vatsa and Baka Demons

2013-11-02
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.26.08-10 - Krishna Kills Dhenuka Vatsa and Baka Demons (download mp3)
by Gokulananda Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.26.8
vane saƱcarayan vatsan
 sa-ramo balakair vrtah
hantu-kamam bakam dorbhyam
 mukhato ’rim apatayat

Translation: 
Another time, when Krsna was tending the calves in the forest together with Balarama and the cowherd boys, the demon Bakasura came with the intention of killing Krsna. But Krsna seized this inimical demon by the mouth and tore him apart.


SB 10.26.9
vatsesu vatsa-rupena
 pravisantam jighamsaya
hatva nyapatayat tena
 kapitthani ca lilaya
.
Translation: 
Desiring to kill Krsna, the demon Vatsa disguised himself as a calf and entered among Krsna’s calves. But Krsna killed the demon and, using his body, enjoyed the sport of knocking kapittha fruits down from the trees.

SB 10.26.10
hatva rasabha-daiteyam
 tad-bandhums ca balanvitah
cakre tala-vanam ksemam
 paripakva-phalanvitam

Translation: 
Together with Lord Balarama, Krsna killed the jackass demon and all his friends, thereby securing the safety of the Talavana forest, which abounded with fully ripened palm fruits.

Purport: 
Long, long ago, the powerful demons Hiranyakasipu and Hiranyaksa were born of the goddess Diti. Therefore demons are commonly called daiteyas or daityas, meaning “descendants of Diti.” Dhenukasura, the ass demon, terrorized the Tala forest with his friends, but Sri Krsna and Sri Balarama killed them just as modern governments kill terrorists who harass innocent people.




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