this is the story of LORD KRISHNA killing the monster NARAKASUR
& this day in INDIA is celebrated as NARAK CHATURDASHI ,CHOTI DIWALI a day before the DEEPAWALI festival !!!
this coming friday 16 october is CHOTI DEEPAWALI -NARAK CHATURDASHI
& on 17th OCTOBER is DEEPAWALI !!!
HERE goes the LORD KRISHNA KILLING NARAKASUR story !!!
Narakasura ruled the kingdom of Pradyoshapuram. Puranas have it that Naraka, son of Bhudevi, acquired immense power from a blessing given by Lord Brahma after a severe penance. Under his rule, the villagers suffered a lot of hardship as the demon tortured the people and kidnapped the women to be imprisoned in his palace with his invincible might.
Narakasur kicked all the devtaas from the INDRALOK & also snatched the blingy precious ear ring from the ear of ADITI MATA (the mother of all devtaas) ,INDRA felt so humiliated & was deeply hurt to see the condition of his mother ADITI ,the way naraksur snatched the ear ring of aditi mata was so brutel ,aditi mata got tears in her eyes ,INDRA decided to seek help from LORD KRISHNA as INDRA knew that only LORD KRISHNA could help him out !!
Unable to bear the tyranny of the demon, INDRA & the celestial beings pleaded with Lord Krishna to save them from his torture. But Naraka had a boon that he would face death only at the hands of his mother Bhudevi. So, Krishna asks his wife Sathyabhama, the reincarnation of Bhudevi, to be his charioteer in the battle with Naraka.
When Krishna fell unconscious after being hit by an arrow of Naraka, Sathyabhama takes the bow and aims the arrow at Naraka, killing him instantly. Later Lord Krishna reminds her of the boon she had sought as Bhudevi. The Narakasura Vadh by Sathyabhama could also be taken to interpret that parents should not hesitate to punish their children when they step in to the wrong path.
The message of Naraka Chaturdashi Parva is that the good of the society should always prevail over one's own personal bonds. It is interesting to note that Bhudevi, mother of the slain demon Naraka, declared that his death should not be a day of mourning but an occasion to celebrate and rejoice. It is said Lord Krishna had an oil bath to rid himself off the blood spattered on his body when Naraka was killed.
the story ends !!!
The tradition is followed and people offer prayers on the previous day of the Naraka Chaturdashi to the vessel in which water is being heated for having bath. Hindus light fireworks, which are regarded as the effigies of Narakasura who was killed on this day. This day is celebrated as NARAK CHATURDASHI & CHOTI DEEWALI .
here is the vdo of this LORD KRISHNA killing NARAKSUR story
the vdo is from an animation movie of LORD KRISHNA
this story is so beautifully shown & is in English !!
its just 6-7 minutes vdo & the story is amazing !!
Edited by sita11 - 12 October 2009 at 2:35am