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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This is a translation of a short work of forty verses by Ramana Maharshi. What are the duties of a spiritual aspirant? The Lord did cure Bhattathiri gajendea 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.

He enjoys himself continually with an unattached mind in both achievement and non-achievement. Then, at an appropriate moment, You made the elephant succumb to the strength of the alligator in order to instil in him one-pointed devotion at your feet.

February Learn how and when to remove this template message. It was obvious that the erudite Ezhuthachan would not have advised Bhattathiri, a Nambooiri brahmin, to eat fish since Namboodiri brahmins are staunch vegetarians.


He trumpeted in pain and helplessness until he was hoarse. Lifting up the elephant with your lotus hands, you cut asunder the alligator with your disc.

moksnam A highly recommended Advaitic text, recorded as a conversation between the sage Ashtavakra and his disciple King Janaka. All his family members, relatives and friends gathered around to help him, but in vain. O Vishnu, Lord of Gurvayur!

Gajendra Moksha

Disputing the nature of the Self without attempting Self-realization merely constitutes delusion. The crocodile in its previous birth had been a Gandharva king called Huhu.

The real background meaning of Gajendra moksha depicts materialistic desires ignorance and sins as a crocodile preying upon a helpless elephant i. Retrieved 30 July A sample message is 2.

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Gajendra then attained a form like that of the god Sarupya Mukti and went to Vaikuntha with Vishnu. Bhattathiri was struck with paralysis when he was still young. Part of a series on. He was a disciple of Achyuta Pisharati from whom he studied Sanskrit grammar. Hearing his devotee’s call and prayer, Vishnu rushed to the scene. A sample message is: The liberated person is not averse to the senses and nor is he attached to them.

Supreme deity Vishnu Krishna Rama. On Having No Head G. Suddenly, a crocodile living in the sansrkit attacked Gajendra and caught him by the leg.

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Once, to escape the heat of the Sun, he entered a lake in the valley of the mountain along with his herd and, prompted by you O Lord! Gajendra tried for a long time to escape from the crocodile’s clutches. I will edit the comment removing the email address to save you from spam. You must log in to post a comment. Newer Post Older Post Home. The translation I follow is by Swami Prabhavananda.

Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri was the celebrated author of Narayaneeyam, a devotional composition in Sanskrit verse which is a masterly summary of the main episodes in Srimad Bhagavatam. It surpassed all animals in the forest in physical strength.

Legend has it that Bhattathiri composed one dasaka a day in the presence of the Lord and recited it before Him for His approval and the Lord did nod his head in agreement.