15 Wonderful Stories from Srimad Bhagavatham

Krishna vishwaroopam vishnu

Krishna vishwaroopam vishnu

1. Once there lived a famous King whose name was Khatvanga. When he has learned that his life was going to be completed within a few hours, he approached Rishi Sukha, and with his kind advice, he began to recite the holy verses from the book, Srimad Bhagavatham, and he has completed it within a few hours. And due to his noble act, he has attained salvation, and reached the abode of Lord Vishnu, the Vaikunta.

2. Once when Lord Brahma’s four mind born sons visited Vaikunta, and when they had expressed their interest to have the darshan of Lord Vishnu to the divine gatekeepers of Vaikunta, Jaya and Vijaya, both of them were refused to give permission for them to enter into the holy Vaikunta. Due to that, Brahma’s sons cursed them to take three births in the earth, to be born as evil minded persons, and likewise, due to the curse, Jaya and Vijaya were born as Hiranya and Hiranyakashipu, in the first Satya Yuga, Ravana and Kumbakarna in the Treta Yuga, and as Thadivakran and Sishupala in the previous Dwapara Yuga.

3. Kapila is a Vedic rishi who was mentioned in Rig Veda and Yajur Veda. He is also considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Kapila was the son of the great rishi Kardama and his wife Devahuti. His importance is also mentioned in Buddhism and Jainism texts. Kapila was considered as one of the seven great sages along with Sanaka, Sananda, Sanatana, Asuri, Vodhu and Pancasikha. According to Brahma Purana, when King Sagara’s 60,000 sons were looking for their Ashvamedha horse at the place of kapila, and they disturbed Kapila while he was sleeping. He had woken up and burnt Sagara’s sons to ashes. He got such a great divine power.

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