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KRISHNA-THE DARLING OF GOKUL
PRREEJ(SIfJr. THE SON OF "BlfIMANYU. WAS i.lSTENI f/6 Wlffl RAPT RTTENTION TO THE
$TORY OF illS FOItEFIfTHEI{S NlllllfII7ED BY SHUKAPEV.4.
HAVE TOLl' ME
ABOUT THE KINGS OF
SOLAR ANP L.UNAR
. NOW TELL ME, IN
THE SToR"t OF LORD
WHO SAVeD ME
THE MAHABHARATA
wAR.
LONG. lONG IIGO, IN TifE tMY5 OF
THERE WIIS II KING NAMED
OF TIlE YIIPIIVR RRCE. WHORl/LED OV/(
THE KIN(jlJ{)M OF MATHlJRIi . VASUIJEVR
HIS SON.
NEWLY WEDS WERE ABOUT TO
IN THEI R CHAifIOT. WHEN
LISTEN,
o PAREEKSHIT, THE
STORY OF KRISHNA IS
SUOi THAT J
THE NARRATOR AND THE
ARE ALL
BY IT.

"'" _______________ -;1 HE BHAGAWAT Pt.' RANA
" ... RNP I NSISTEP ON P!?IVINti THE FOLLOW/Nt; THeM. AT A liTTLE PIS7IINCE I WERE
ChARIOT HIMSELF. FOUR Ht.JNPREO CAPII/?lSONED
THOUSRNO HORSES, NUMEROUS CRRRYING
THE GIFTS SE5TOWE"P ON THE BR/Pill PAIR BY PEVAKJ'
FOND FATHER. TJ1,.t) HUNPRED BEfiUTI FtlLL't BE"DECKEO
MRIDS WERE IILSO IN THE RE TINUE .
6UOPE/'ILY, EVEN AS THE NOTES OF MUSIC REACHEP A CRESCENDO, A VOICE
!IAN6 OlIT FROM THE IfERVENS.
THE CRUEL KIUtI/SA, IlSL!lZE WITH
i9NtiE/? AND Fllltmr; PREW HIS swaNP.
I WILL KILL MER
RIGHT AWAV !
BEWARE, 'IOU
THE EIGHTH- BORN
Of THIS VERY WOMAN
WilL SL.AY 'YOU I,
STOP KAMSA! 'fOU
ARE THE GL.ORy OF
'10UR RACE . MIGHTY
WARRIORS REL.ATE
STORIES of YOUR
VALOUR .
IT DOES NOT
BECOME YOU TO
KILL PEVAf<! ,A WOMAN, ' I
YOUR OWN COUSIN
AND THAT TOO ON HER
WEDDING DAY.
AFlER All, whOEVER
15 BORN IS DES TINED TO
DIE ONE DAY SPARE YOUR
INNOCENT LITTLE
VRSUDEVA TRl ef) HI5 BEST
TO PIS5lJ"IPE KIIMSIi WJ71f
PRAISE ANP RellSON/Ny, BUT
I N
' RLOUP HE $RIP-
YOU HAVE NO REA50t-J TO
FEAR THIS DAMSEL. ACCORD
ING 10 THE CELESTIAl.
VOICE. , IT IS HER SONS WHO
POSE A TH REAT TO YOU.
COUSI N.
r--......
KIIM511 KNEW HE COlIlP TRUST
WORPS.
I BELIEVE
SPARE DeVAICI:5 I
BUT BE SURE
'YOUR PROMISE
VIfSUDEIIA WAS NOT FUllY
CONI/IHUD
WHATEVER HE MA'V SA'!.
I CANNOT I(IIMSA
HE MA'V CHANuE HIS
MIND ANY liME.

I MUST SAVE POOR
DEVAI<I'S LIFE NOW.
I WIl.l PROMISE 10
GIVE MY SONS TO
HIM. WHO KNOWS,
PERHAPS MY SON
MAy REAllY KILL
HIM. PERHAPS
KAMSA HIMSELF
MRY &E PEAD
SOON, BEFORE
ANY SON IS
BORN.
lIN/> DEVRKl
NOME.
BY /WPONE
KAMSA . HERE
15 M'V
I(IRTIMAN AS I
ED, I HAVE: BROU6HT
HIM lO 'YOU.
I PROMISE I WILL BRING
EVER'Y CHilD TO YOU AS
SOON AS IT IS BORN.
OH! TAKE THIS
LITTLE ONE AWAY. AS
IT IS YOUR EIGHTH 'YOU
CHIl.D WHO 15 SAY
SUPPOSED TO --:;/'"",,,,6'1
ME.
KAMSA. TAt(E CARE . DEVAKI ,
VASUDEVA , NANDA,IN FACT,
ALL THE INHABITANTS OF
BRAJA ARE INCAIlNArrONS
OF THE DEVAS . THEY HAVE
I HAD
BE OF
THE SONS Of
OE.VAKI.
PESCENPEP TO
IT OF CRUEL 4
_____ ,T,HE 8H ... G .... W ... T PURAN;; A ... _ ..... ,..".. ___ -::= " __ = __ ""'"
CAPTURE
VASUDEVA AND
DEVAKI. THROW
THEM INTO PRISON,
BOUND IN
IRON CHAINS.
kllMSII NOW SEGIIN ro REVEll' HINl5ELF
IN H/.S TRUE COUHJRS HE pur HIS
IN PIt/SON, ANO TrJOI( OVE'" THE
kINGPOM. IIMONG HIS FRI ENPS WERE THE
WI CNEf) A$UlfII6 -
C/fIlNt/IM ,,:.:":::P::...._{
TRINIfVARTA
PROV. p TO 8E II .!ITIiON6 5UT CIlUEL .<INti .
IMP THE SUPPORT OF THE
EMPEROR WHO RUL.O FROM MAGRPHII . BEel/lISE
OF 1119 OPPRESSIVE RUJ..E. HIS 51.18..JEcrS IJE6IIN
TO nEE THE KI N600M TO 'AKE .!JHELTER IN 07NER
PARTS 0, THE COUNTRY
W/IEN SEVENTH CNU O /NilS PU6, PEt/liNt 's
kliPP/ NESS WIIS AIIIII N CLOUDE/) OVIIR II'f

IIPf1IlEHEN.' ON$
OH! HOW
CRUEL IS THE
THAT AWAITS OUR
(HILl' KAM5A WIL.L
SURELY KilL IT
BIRTH
.... -
ornor
THE DARLING Of GOKUL
I Bu T CAN I 002
NtJTIeII) THE IF , I(Hl UER NOW,
611tA11ti14LOWON I WI LL NEVER BE ABLE
HtIIIItI" FIla. TO LIVE DOWN THE
';Tt GMA OF KILLI NG
DE-VAK' NEVER I
l.()OI(ED LIKE THI S A WOMRN, MV OWN
BEFORE SUREL"t (Ol1SIN AND THAT roo
WHEN SHE 15 WITH
15 THE PRESENCE CHI LD
VISHNU HIMSELF
I I
ALTHOUGH SHE WAS NOT AWARE
OF IT, DEVAKI ' 5 SEVENTH CHILD WAS
NONE OTHER THAN SHESHA , ON WHOM
LORD VISHNU RECLINES . LORD
INSTRUCTED Y06.AMAYA , TO
TRANSFER THE BABY FROM
DEVAK, TO ROtiINI,VASUDEVA'S
wlI=e WHO WAS IN
...
LArER, ON THE VERY DAY
THAT LORD VISHNU WOULD BE .r .... '
AS THE EIGHTH SON OF OEVAkI.
YOC.AMAVA WAS TO TAKE BIRTH
AS 'VASHODA'S DAUCiHTER .
PEVNt'1 FOuNP
RIIOIRNT BEIIUTY
SHONE THRQU6H THE BIIRS OF
THE ""ll LIKE THIIT
CONCERLED IN ;,,' 'NEi.'A71l
,
,
THE BHACAWAr PUR ANA
lRS T THE IIUSPICIOUS DIIY P/iWNEP. THE ENTIRE lINIVEIlSE SEEMED TO
CElEBIlATE THE EVENT.
LORD! YOU HAilE.
TAkEN BIRTH IN OUR
HOUSE: IN ORDER TO
PROTECT THE EARTH. BUT
THE CRUIiL ICAMSA WILL
HASTEN TO DESTROY YOU
AS SOON AS HE- HEARS
THE f\lEWS.
I kNOW. LORD.
THAT 'fOU WILL SE
OUR .sAVJOUR. BUT
DO NOT LET kANlSA
SEE YOU IN nil s
DIVINE FORM,
I BESEeCH
"'" .
IN ThE TWINKliNG AN EYE,
THE BIlBY RSSUAlfE() THE FORNI
OFRN NEW- BORN.
KRISHNA THE DARLING OF
/fRO HE
THIW
CHAINS AND
FE" '';;;;'; HAVE FALLEN
OFF! DEVAKI, GIVE THE
(HILD TO ME.
~ ~ ~ ~ - - ~ ~ ~ ~
ON REIiCHING (iOKtll , HE ':Ot/ND
THE PEOPLE PEEP I N SLUMBER.
IHI' M .. M ..... "' .... 1 "' IR .... N ....
ON /?ERCHING NANPR:S HOt.I.SE, HE PlACEO HIS
BOY BY THE SIDE OF YRSHOOII, IVIINM '0 WIFE;
PIC/(EO UP flER NEW-BORN PAUtiHTER.
MY DEAR
BROTHER, PLEASE
,5PARE THI S CHILD
SURELY YOU WOULD
NOT I<lLL A F E M A l E ~
ALLOW ME TO KEEP
THIS LAST CHILD
OF MINE .

THF DARLING ()j. COKe II...


K.4MSA wA5 U"It"IOVEO. HE ' " ANO MSHED HER /NiIlI NST II .sTONE &/RFI#CE
THt: BilBY BY itER TINY 1.Eti6 .
NO ORPINARY lUIlIY
J$I TOWMPS THI
lIND HEI1SEt F IllS
lIN EI(JHT-AI1MED
WR5 WONDER5TIU/CK ON
rHIS PROCl!lllilATI ON IN 1'1 DRZE;
DEVIIKI -'lND vASUPCIII'I .
/lilY OEAR SISTER, INHAT A
GREAT SINNER I HAVe BEEN
TO lUll MY NEPHEWS. , REAlL'1 )' __ _
REGRET MY ACTIONS
THE
19 DESTINED
TO DESTROY
)IOU STI LL
LI VES ! DO NOT
KILL OTHER
INNOCENT
I NFANTS.
Bur HIS REPENTANCE WIfS .$hCRT- I..IVEO_ NE1(T
MORltIlNa HE ClUtED FOR HIS MINISTIRS AND
C/IONIES 10 REUITE THE EVENTS OF THE NIGHT.
... so I LET VASUDEVA AND
DEVAKI GO SINCE TUE PI VI NE
SEING SAtD THAT THE O/'I E WHO
IS DESTINED TO IULl ,.., e IS
BORN ELSEWHERE
k l l M ~ IIt;REEO. AOPRESS/Nti Ii RflI<.sHIiSI
F'OOTRNII, IfE .$1110 -
POOTANA,
60 TO EVERY
=T1r---J VILLAGE AND CITY,
AND KILL. ALL
THE NEW - BORN
BASIES.
KRI SHNA I ti l: DARLING OF , ,()I\IIL
RFTER FEW PI/IYS. LERVIJIIG GOkUL IN THE I11UV05 OF
OTHER COWHEROS, NIWPII WENT TO MATHUR'" 10 MY HIS
IT IS A PITY THAT
WE SELDOM MEET.
YOU AND WIFEI
LOOK AFTER ROHINI
,qND MY SON. I HOPE
HE IS WelL ANP
LOOKS UPON 'IOU
AS HIS PARENTS .
lUI/NiHIL DUES TO

YOU
ARE TO GET A .0"/
ALL THESE

SO MANY OF 'lOUR.
SONS WERE KILLED
BY KAMSA. EVEN YOuR'
LITTLE DAUGHTER PID
NOT SURVive . VeRILY,
OuR LIFe IS GOVERNEP
8)1 DEST! N)I .
NOW THAT VOLI
PAID YOUR ANCNOU,,',;'yOU
DUES AND MET ME I
MUST NOT TARRY HEQE
LONGeR . MANY OILAMI TIES
"""",;;l ARE lIl<EL.'1 TO DESCEND
r ON GOI<ULA .
"ON VR5IIPEVR!s ROVICE.
NflNPR MflPE HI5 WilY
" WHI LE /tIRNP.II wAS
HOME. .....,
WHY PID VASUDEVA
SAY SUCH A THING,
THE WICkEO P{X)TR/vR
HEReHED 60/(/./L IN THE
FORM OF A BEflUTIFtI.=" _ --1
DAMSEl.. . -
I WONDER BiJ'T HIS
WORPS CAN NEVER
BE FALSE . MA'f GOD
PROTECT US .
IT W/IS HER LIFE THRT wRS IN
PJlNGER. FOR THE INFflNT,
SOON 8E611N TO 5"e" 1
7NE VERY LIFE CWT OF HER .
"
AIEEE!! LET
GO! LEAVE
ME'
. " .

"5# FOVNO HER WIlY
HONIE IINP BEHELD
KRISHNA.
AH! THE
POISON THitT I
5MEARED ON MY
BREASTS WILL SOON
TAKE EFFECT!
. .

TRE PAIN,
COLUIPSEO
KRISHNA-THE DARLING OF GOKUl
IINOIN TEP ,liND SATHED I<RI5HIVII RND
THE PETRIFIED 'HI M TO 5LEE. ,P;:' . r -i[1- -:-iilr
HIISTI! Y PlIl.L.EO HIM R,WRY: c
liN/) rOOK HIM TO YIISHODII .
, WHEN NRNOA RND HIS
IiETtiRNEP 10 GOKtiL
.suRPRISED TO SEE POOTIINR'5
HIDEOtIS SUPINE FORM.
WHAT VASUDEVA
PROPHESIEP HAS
COME TRUE. HOW
!
. .
. .
HE wAS AU THE MORE lISTON/SHED WHEN HE HERRD
TNllr IT wAS HIS KRI5HNR WHO HAO TORMENTED IINI>
/(IUEP POOTIINII. HE PICKEiJ UP HIS (.ITT/.E,sON AND
KISSED ON HIS FOREHERD R6IIIN
liNt> /16I11N.
Offior kuthQ
THE BHAGAWAT PURANA
TilE NOISE OF THE VESSELS
THE GUESTS 70 THE SPOT.
SEE! THAT
C A ~ T HAS
OVERTURNED
ON ITS
OWN!
o mor l"hitr-a kutho
J
r-__________ ____________ __________
THE SMAll BOYS WHO WERE PlAYING DON' T LISTEN
NEARBY SRID_ TO THEM.
IT WAS TIff
LITTLE
KICKED THE
CAIlT.
.. "
" .
"
UTTLE BOYS
ARE ALWAYS
IMAGINI NG
THINGS .
HAP MEANWHILE TII!(EN THE
II FEW PAYS
SAl'! AWRY /WD SOOTHED .
PEOPLE WENT BRCI</ ro TIlE/ii
AND THE MIITTER wAS ':ORfiOTTEN
" INN/lE.
.. SHE PLIICEO HIM ON THE GROUND
liND WAS SOON ENgROSSED I N
HOUSEHOlD --[-'-------"1
.'
KRISHNII IN itER tAP.
WP"fY! ME SUDDENLY
FEELS 50 HEAIIY.
I CAN HARDL.y 8E#lR
HIS WElCiHT;, ' _ /
i
.. KIi'ISI'INII WII5lfAPPlLY PL.AYI N6 ANPtiURGlING ON
fil5 OWN. SUDDENLY-
" "

. "
.. THE GENTLE
ED I NTO 8t1CH
WINO THIIT /T
OFF.
"
THE aHAGAWAT PURANA
WRS TKIN/iVRRTII, ANOTHER EVIL IIStlRA FRIEND
WHO IMP APPEARED IN THE GUISE OF II
PESTROY KRISHNA.
WE ARE HONOURED
BY 'tOUR VISIT, GARGACHARYA
MAY I REQueST '!'OU TO
CONDUCT THE NAMING
CEREMONY OF OUR
"TWO
THE BHAGAWA r PURANA
EJlPt.lflliEP- EVER SI Nce HE: HEARD
THAT HI S SLA\'ER HAS
BEEN BORN
ICAM6A HAS BEEN ON THE
LOOKOUT FOR HIM. HE
WOULD SURELY HAVE
8/110 -
I AM THE IWYAL PRIEST
Of YADAVA&. IF THE
f4EINS C#- PERFORM
IN& THE CEREMONY OF
IN THAT CASE
WE WI LL. PO .)'
'tOU,
,,,,..,,
THE BOYS REACHES
ICAMSA, HE WI LL 8E
SUSPICIOUS.
SON WILL BE CALLeP
BECAUSE: OF
HI S COLOUR . HE WILL
BRING PLfASlJRE AND
PRO&Pe:RI TY 10 'YOU.
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF HI M .
'fOUR SON kiLLED.
fl,fERYTHING
oN THE
QUIET. NOT
EIJEN MY
NeAR ONES
WILL KNOW
OFIT.
THIS SON OF ROHINI , WILL 8E
AI CHARMING soY. PLEASING
PEOPLE WITH HI5 GOOD
QUALITIES . HENCE HE SHOULD
BE CALLEP RAMA . BECAUSE
Of HIS PROWESS. HE WI LL.
SE CALLED 6JlLARAMA .
IN If FEW WlEK4 IM:A'",,"
IINP KINMNII I.l!IIItNr 1D
CRAWL . NOW TN6M W"8 NO
S7'tJPPINIS 1NE TWO lIO'M. TN"
NOU", INJlNP6N.4l.L
n6IR'/TlLa
"". ACe ", 1/111711 MIlt,.,.
,.. .. " 1W """'" AIMr .....
.

WHAT
IS HE UP
TO HOWl
1-;;-:-:-:--::-C-:_c:--:cc--:c ___ -:-:c-:c:':',RISHNA. oTHE DARLING OF GOKUL
FRIGffTENEO CAlF RAN HELTER ROlflNI YRSlfOM C.otJLPNEVE/t BE SURE WIt/lT THE
SKELTER. NIUHiHTY PIIIR wou/..D DO NEXT.
SOON Yf1(jHQOfl Wf1S BliCK, PR/I4-
(jINq THE TWO WITH HER .
YOU WERE RraHT,
IWHINI! r 'AU6HT
THEM ,JUST IN riME ,
TRYING 10 peEP
INTO THE WELL
ON TiPToE .
WHAT
KRISHNA
AND 8Rl/iRRMR
LEARNT flJ WilLI(
liND RUN.
VES, I WilL! I HOPE
THE)' HAVEN'T CAUGHT
110LP Of A DOG IN THE
AS THEY DID
THE OTHER DAY. ./
OR TRIED
TO PIC,K UP
A SWORD
L.IKE
8HAGAWAT PURANA
EVERYPAY. THE NIWGHTY KRISHNA WOl/lP THINK OF NEW
WA)s TO STERL gUTTER WHICIf WOI.JLD BE XEPT Ol/T OF HIS
ItERCH.
JUST lET
HIM CDMTiioE'AY!
lET ME.
SEE. OPEN
'lOUR MOUTH
WIDE.
MA VASHODA.
kRISHNA HAS
EATEN EARTH!
-
... 1 tlf DAR! I .... , 01 .(}fo.l L
I N kRISH}lR '5 MOUTH SHE COUlD
'HE SJ(V, TIfE lIND I N
ENTIRE UNIVERSE.
""""
IS IT MY EGO THAT
MAKES ME THINK
LIKE HELP
ME,GOD!
THE BHAGAWAT PURANA

. TO II SA':E CORNER TO EAT
STOLEN BUTTER IN PERCE.
RS 115 hE SIIW
kRISHNA RRN RWRY
K H I ~ I I " ' A I HE OARUI\(; OF GOKUl
QUI TE OUT OF BREATH BY THE TrAIII:
SHE TO CATCH HOlD OF KIU4HNR.
I Wi lL
TODAY. J MUST
PUNI SH )IOU. )IOU
ARE BECOMING
NAUGHTI ER EVERy
DAY!
YOU UP TO THE
SAME. MORTAR.
---'
OH DEAR! AGAI N WH'I!THJ $ ROPE
15 SIiORT BY JUST
TWO FINGERS.
ROtI I NI ! GET
SOME ROPE!
THIS 15 A LITTLE ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
SHORT FOR TYJ NG
A KNOT.
~
.' f I
o 'nor , ht l ro hrlhn

[
l ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ] n l l ' BH ... C. ... ....... T pt HANA
OF BUT SHE wAS IIII NJTIiKEN. AS SOON lIS
WAS TlIIlNEP-
115 IF NEWAS
t:INPINa THE
lAST 511 AlfllNA6EP
FIRMLy.
""'HEN KRI SHN.II rUGGED liT THE ROPE TO pULL
HI MSELF- FItEE, seTH THE TREES WERE
UPROOrEO .


SH(.IKROEVA PAUSEO HERE PURINU HIS NRRRIf-
'ION TO /iXPLlUN ro PAREEKSHlr THE OIVINITY OF
KRISHNA.
. '
lOllP CAASH 8 ROUGHT PEOPLE
fiUNNING TO THE SCENE
WHAT WAS
THAT ?
OUT Of THE TWO FALLEN
TREES SPRANG TWO SHINING
BEINGS. THEY FOLDEO THEIR
HANDS BEFORE KRISHNA .
THEY WERE IN. FACT.
NAL.AI<U8ERA ANP MANIGREEVA
WHO HAD BEEN UNoeR A CURSE
AND WERE NOW RElEA&CP
BECAUSE OF THIS ACT
. .
OF KRISHNA
ODD THI NGS
ARE ALWAYS
HAPPENING
WHEN THIS
BOY IS
AROUND .
THE BHAGAWAT PURANA
IT WAS KRISHNA
WHO MADE THE
TREES
WE SAW HIM
DO
TOO ClIME THERE liND
lINTIEP THE ROPE BINDING KIU5HNII . BUT
SUCH PUNI5I1MENTS PIP NOr DETER LITTLE
KRI6HNI1 FROM 1115 MI SCHI EVOUS wAYS.
a:;
CiOPIKI15,
.,,'
ALL MY HOUSEWORK.
IS STILL TO BE DONE
BUT THIS BeN 15
SUCH FUN TO
WA'TCH '
-
..
M'
HIDING PEOPlE '5 THINGS WIIS ANOTHER FIHlOlIIi'ITE
PRliNK OF- HIS. Bur, WHATEVER HE 010. THE PEOPLE
OF (jOI(Ul. WOULD NEVEl? FAIl. TO BE ENCHIINTED
liT THE SIGHT OF HIS BEIIUTlFUl. FlleE. ONE DIIY-
--
_______ _____ _ THE DARLING 01- GOKUL
TI/IIIE KI?lSHNR RRN 0tJr. /IlL
FE" THROI.JGH HIS TINY
.' ,
QUlCKL'i . 'fOU
HAVE NOT
ERTEN S I NCE
MORNING ,
NilS BI.ISY TRY/NI!; 70
UTTl.E PRANKS,
_ .... ""_ WERE
/I MOItE SERIOllS MATTER .
.. WIllE liND EI./>ERLY MIIN.
SUCH
CRLAMITIES HAVE
BEGUN TO HAPPEN
IN OUR aUIET GOKUL.
I FEEL 1l 19 TIME TO
LEAVE THIS PLACE
FOR THE WELFARE
OF OUR )'DUNG
ONES.
o mor'
WHAT IS THIS?
MY BASKET 15 FI
ED
I CAN HARDL'f RECOGNIZE
'fOU UNDER ALL THAT MUD!
qO AND HAVE A BATH.
SEE HOW CLERN
'YOUR FRIENDS
ARE!
SEe THAT LITTLE
DARLING OF NANDA."""TI
MIRACULOUS ESCAPeS HE
HAS HAD. FIRST THAT
WICKED POOTANA
THE CART FALLING I
THAT HORRIBLE WHIRL-
PiCkING HI M UP
AND OASHING HIM DOWN.
AND THOSE TWO TREES
FALLING nJANK GOO
NO ONE WAS
INJuRED.
"'lltho
WE HAVE SEEN PROTECTED
GOD'S MERCY SO FAR. BUT
BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE
HAPPENS, LET US ALL GO AWAY.
THERE IS A WONDERFUL PLACE
CALLED VRINPAVANA . IT HAS
"
GRASSFIELt>S, PLENTY
TREES AHD FO""'.',';
BE IPEAL FOR OUR
CATTLE .
THE BHAGAWAT PURANA
WE WILL
LEAVE FOR
VRINDAWlNA AS
SOON AS WE CAN.
TELL EVERYONE
TO BE PREPARfD
10 LEAVE
"""",y
", ..
. .
: THE SUBDUER OF KALIYA
VYIlSo'f, W,.qS TEJ.J.INfi PIiREEKSHIT.
STONY OF KRISHNA .
'1E5 > THE ELDERS
OF THE CLRN THOUGHT
IT WAS WISER TO LEAVE
GOKUL . KRISHNA, THE ';;1:;::1
BELOVED SON OF THEIR LERDER, 1
HAD BEEN
MAN'J MISHAPS IN
THEY ALL WENT 10
TO SETTLE THERE.
FOUNt> V!?INPIIVAN ro BE II BEIII.ITEOUS sPOT IN SURROUNDIN4B. MOUNT
GOVAR(;IIf/lN t.OOMEt> liT Ii PISTRNCE, RNO THE RIVER YRMliNIi, WITH }76
(jENT/.y P.II5T.
ANI' KR/SHNII WERE
PEJ./(iHTEO TO BE IN V!?INOIIVAN. IN
711EIR SWEET VOICES TilEY WOlli.O
OFTEN PRRISE mE/I( NEW pi.llet.
30
PURANA.:
THEY WI5HEP TO EXPLORE THE FOIIEST
NO! YOU ARE "'""o=='if
TOO SMALL
10 GO TO THE
FOREST.
omar chitra kutha
r.-c _ _ ___________ SUBDUROF KALIYA
THEY PI.IIYEP THEIR Fi.t/TES RNP ... OR THEY WOUlD PRETENO
O,llNCEO TO THE RHYTHM OF THEIR I _-=-_.b"'''''
'RNl(iETS " ::-;".----i r
ONE PIIY, KRISHNA liND HIS FHIENj;)tj WERE HEROINt; THEIR CIITTLE TOGETHER IUOHti
TilE BliNKS OF THE ynMUNR. 5tJf)DENl.Y KRISHNA STOPPED TO STARE AT SOMETHING
liE NIIO
BALARAMA!
SEE THAT BlACK
CAl.F! SUREL\' HE
15 HOT ONE
OURS.
YES, HE LOOkS
A LITTLE
BHAGAWAT PURANA-2
r;;-- . -.- " -O-L-O-' -N-"' '-''-' -S- II -'N- ''- L- E-'' - S-F-' - ''-''' -L-' u T/TEN W17/T A TWI ST OF HI$
IN ONE IfRND, TIVIRJ..EO 111M HE THREW THe (}ENlON CJU.F
RliOUND. ON 'TO THE TOP OF A r--,.--r--'
WOOO-APPJ..E TItEE.
U THE PEMOIV RESIIINED IfIS TIUIE FoRM AS HE FELL TO HIB PERTH. CRlISHIN(j II NUMB ER.
OF TREES UNOER HIS WEIGHT.
ornor
COME, LET us DRIVE
THe cows TOWARDS
THE LRKE. THEY
MUST BE THIRSTY
NOW.
COWS
THEIR
SUODENLy-
PER.CHEO BESIPE 111E WIITE!? wAS Ii CRANE. STRONG
flND H(./GE. IT POUNCEP ON I<RI5HN/1 /IN&> PICKEp HIM
VP IN ITS SHRRP BEllI< .
.vr 118 lIS KRISHNA u . .. AND
/llllCHEP PrJWN THE II1OU'fH
.7111 PEMON. 1116
IWT lIN UNUllRABLE
_ HI. """OAT ..

TItE CRANE WR5 NONE OTHER NOW KRISHNA tiP. GRABBEO TIfE
8IU(IISL/RA. fl ':RIENP OF K/iMS/I . CREATURE .
He ,ATTRCKEP KRISHNA
WITH HI5 SHARP
BEI/K.

'.
KRISHN"
TilEY HURRIECJ HOME TO RELIITE The TO Tlfell? PARENTS. THE (iOPA5 AND
(iOPII(RS GIITIfEREO T06ETI'IER 10 HERR THE
ONCE A6AIN THIS
BOY HAS ESCAPEP
FROM THE JAWS
OF DEATH.
WE WERE
80 RELiEvED
TO SEE. HIM
SAFE!
6AR&ACHARYA
WAS RlaHT. THIS
BOY 15 INDEEP
GREAT .
.. ANt> SPEND THE PAY
8PlJRTING IN THE FOREST ANt>
FIELDS. THEY WOULD R/)ORN
THEMSELVES WITH WILl?
MESH Bl.OSSOMS
liN/) PEIICfXJ( FEATHERS
COME! LET's SEE
WHO CMJ fWN AND
TOUCH KRISHNA
FIRST.
nu: 01 KA! .'A
.. OR IMITATE TIfE BIRPS WilLI< U WITH
fiNO DANCE. WOUI..D SCRMPER liP THE TREES ,riND LEIIP
FROM ONE BRIINCH TO ANOTHER.
SEE! I AM AS
GRACEFUL AS
A SWAN.
I AM A
PEACOC.K. SEE
MY DANCE .
HOW HAPPILY THEY
ARE PLAY/NIS HERE} AS
IF THEY ARE ,JUST
INNOCENT
CHILDREN.
BUT AMONG THEM
15 THAT 80'1 KRISHNA
WHO KILLED MY SISTER
PoOTANA ANO MY
BROTHER BAKASURA .
,
l I KE R HUtiE MOUNTRIN He SPREMJ
KIMSEY" kEEPINa HIS CliVE-liKE MOUTH
OPEN. HIS lOWER UP REST4D ON
W/fli.E THE UPPER RElfCJfEP
10 THE ClOUDS. liKE R REP
II 110110. H/.5 roNGlI EMER6EP
FROM WITHIN.
... ' ..
. ,.---"
" .... ....---..
---
SEE THIS
LONG RED-HUED
ROAD. IT LOOKS
LII(E THE TONGUE
OF A SERPENT!
1'UR.o.N .... 2
WHEN lNE CDWHBtPS 8/lW
THE CREIlTURE IN THEIR P111H.
THEY WEltE AMAz/IP.
HA! HA! SEE
HOW THE RAYS OF
THE SUN ARE
TURNI NG THE
CLOUDS PINK.
HOW HOT THE
WIND 15 ! THERE
A

BY!
AND SUCH A
STENCH roO!
SOME POOR
CREATURES MUST
HAVE 8E.EN BuRNT
IN THE FIRE!
KRI SHNA l'Hr. OF
SHOULD WE
DARE TO ENTER HIS
MOUTH? SUPPOSINq
HE SWALLOWS

IT CAN'T BE A
SERPENT, LET'S GO!
LET'S GO!
HOW COULD
IF HE DARES TO DO
SO, OUR I{ RISHNA WILL.
SLA'Y HIM LIKE HE DID
BAKASURA .
(.fNAWIIRE OF TlfE PAN6ER.. THE BOYS
THE MOUTH OF mE DEMON (iLEEFt/U y
THEIR HIINPS.
THE'I
THIS 1--------'
FOR I
I MUST SAVE
THEM NOW.
"ONCE 1f'{61P IIGHIISI.IRII'S
K/iI6HNII 8E6AN ro W .
-_ ..
omor
NRIoSHNII. THE C O W H ~ liNt> THE CIIrrtE
6T4PPD OIH I.INSCIIT'HED FROM THE DEIID
NMON' .. MOVTH.
liFTER SOME TIME, THE SKIN OF
IU'HIISURR BECAME STIt:F /INC'
PRY AND IT BECAME A FflV()(d<ITE
PI.IICE FOR THE CltlLOReN 7t? PJ..IiY .
...............
IIMON6 THEIR COWHERP
8(J8Al.fl IINO .!JHRIOIIMR. TilEY
BflLARAMA AND KRISHNA,
ARE UNEQUALLED IN STRENGTH
DO YOU KNOW THERE IS A
pENSE FORE6T NEAR BY WI"'""
SEVERAL PALM TREES
LADEN WITH FRUIT 91
Of
WHEN KR/5IfNR AND BflLARIIMfi WERE
WERE IIL/..OWEP 1i;) GO t:lIRTHER FROM H,""E ,IN;"'i
THE DEEP FOREST }IV/Ttf THEIR COWS.
omor ;"lltho 41
..
WITIt II IINP B/lt.RIMM/i
8PIMNCi liP.
COME. SHOW
l.4S THE WAY.
omur I..utho
r r {I <; 1 'K[)( HI ur ,,/Il l Y.'"
. . liND TWIRI.EP HIM ROt/NO SO FI18T
u THEN FI.tlN4 PItENtlKRSt.lRII
TItAT THE ASURR OlEO.
UP RNO ItE t:Eli. ON THE TOP Ot: J9 PRLM TREE.
IT INRS Jf/ HOT, PRy SUMMER'S PAY ANO THE COWHERPS
WERE THIRSTY.
DON' T DRINI< THE
WATER FROM THAT
POOL. IT 15
POISONED.
HIS VENOM 15
SO POWERFUL
THAT EVEN THE-
PLANTS NEAR
THE POND HAVE
WILTED.
I'UfYFUlLY HE BEGIIN 10 SPLRSIf
RIJOUr III/ THE WIITER. kllt./y.ll. THE
IERPENT, HERR/:) THE SOilN/:).
SUBDUER or KAIIV,",
SUDDEN/" Y EMERGING FROM ntE
APPERREO BEFO/ilE kRISHNA. WITH II HUll/PRE/)
ONE FORKE() TON(JIJES I.ASH/Na OUT OF HAS
fiNO ONE HE JAlII$ RN llJA/ESOME SIGHT
INOEED.
(lBtn' KRISHNA REMIUNED
PNP GAZED AT HIM WITH A
GeNTU SMILE ONHIS /..IPS.
I'THIS MADE KA/..IY,q ALt.
ON I<RI6HNIl ..
BY NOW THE COWHERD BOYS BECflME'
,qlAIlNlEP.
KRI5UNA 15 CAUGHT!
KRISHNR IS CAUGHP
SUBDUER OF
I' WRS ABOUT TO ,JUMP IN7l) .. ThEY TRI EP TO CONSOlE HeR.
THE RIVER, BlIT THE (JCPINRS ____ _
BIle/( FORCIBlY,
DON' T WORRY
ABOUT
KRISHNR .
REMEMBER HOW
BRAVELY I<RISliNR FACED
THE WIC1(ED PODTANA?
1'1 8J.EW o(lr SPNA'IS OF VENOM 11fRO(ltiH HIS
'.,,5 RED EYES GLAREP RT KAISHNII. FlAMES
SHor OUT OF HIS M/INY MourHS.
"k/lI6NNII PI.AYFULLY J)()06ED EVER'I
ATTACK 0' THE MIIPENT.
KIII./)'11 SEEMED TO HAVE TIRE/> A i.ITT16.
SWIFT lEAP KRISHNII WII6 ON IfI6 HOOP.

THE TOt;CI{ OF KRI SHNA ' S FEET. U BLOOP OOZE&> FROM HIS MOUTHS liN' N0.57RII.S.
THE HEROS WERE CRUS HEP. KAlIYI1 "qN' HE FEU IN II FAINT.
SOON lOST HIS ,sTKN6TN.
KALIYA '5 END SEEMED TO
8E NEAR . .lUST THeN HIS
WIVES AND CHILDf?EN, WHO
ALSO l.IVIN6 IN THAT POND,
ED BEFORE r<F!rSHNA , AND
HIM 10 LET KALIYA ao. THEIR
ENTREATIES MOVED KRISHNA'S
TENDER HEART, AND HE
DECIDED TO SPARE KALIYA
HIS LIFE .
BHAGAWATPURANA2
U AS COMMANDED BY I<RISH/'I/l, KIIUY,q LEFT TilE
POOl. IINP WENT AWRY. TItE WRTEI? OF THE
pOOL 6ECAME MIIMCIII.OU.$L)' pURE AND
PERCE TO VRIN/)t4V/lN. EVEN IN rHE HOT SUMMER oAY.9,
TNE WEATHER Pt.EIIS/INT TNERE, 6Ul'iROtlNPEtJ liS THE PlRC6 WRS WITH
PENSE FORESTS /lND SPARkllN($ STREAMS. KRISHNR. BRUIRRMA RAID THEIR FRIENP$
Re.-.I.t..E/) IN THE 6ERVTIFU(.. Stllf!tOVNO/N(j$, WIfJESrUNQ IN THE t.USH GIMSS, D/WClN(j
/lND PLR'WNQ HIDE RAID SEEK.
50
Qmar chitro ... atha
"ONE PAY WHEN I</iJS/fNA IINP
WERE TIIJ<JNCi THEIR CATTt. TO GRAZE
THE RIVER-SIDE. PRIU.AMBR, THE A.SURR,
ClIME THERE /N THE (it/ISE OF II COI/fIHERD.
If6 CAi.i.Eo All THE BOYS.
COME! WE WILL
PI.:AY A NEW
GAME TODAY.
RIVP 8IU.RIYIMR CHOSE
THE//? TeRMS RNO PtA yEO
""",<6.
WE WON! OUR ''"L.-
TEAM HAS WON THIS
GAME. NOIN FOR THE
NE:u !SAME, YOUR
TEAM MUS T CARRY
OUR BOYS ON THEI R
BRCK5 UP TO THflT
TREE THERE .
HOWEIIER wRS NOT ~ O O t E D .
WE WILL SPLIT
INTO TWO TEAMS.
WHO W/L!. BE THE
LEADERS"?
THE CowlfERPtS W4RE
/iANlIf . THE
ONTO TH6
THERE '5 SOME.
T"'Na OOP ABOUT
THIS NEW BOY!
, WILL HAVE TO
TRICK HIM AN)
FIND OUT.
YOU AND
B/H.ARAMA,
OF COURSE .
WITH THE NEW
IN THE NEXT ROUNP. PItIILIIMBR
BlIlIIRRNlII.
...
BHAGAWAT PURANA2
KRISHNA IS
TOO FOR
ME. I WILL NOT BE
A BL. TO PEFEAT HIM .
LET ME TAKE THIS
CHANCE ANO CAAA'Y
8ALARAMA AT u:AST.
OHH ! THIS LITTLE
BOY IS 100 HEAVV.
I C-A-N!.T CARR'Y
HIM FURTHER .
#6 TIlE FAIIf FORM OF ""IIIMN1H .sHONE RIIDIIINTl.Y
ATOP THE PIIRI( 6W OF IJI(I TNI
RESPt.4ND$NT MOGW' IN'" DAR/( ClOUD.
,..----1
NOW TlfE A.5URR BE(iRN TO Fl. Y
I/PWRRPS.
WHAT'S THJsa I AM
BEING CRRRIED UP
BY THIS UGLY
CREAl'URE.
~ N I I I I'ROV6P TRUE 7D IfIS
NRIiIE. ONE IU.OW FROM HIS
~ C H 4 D F"T WII8 ENOUIiH 70
utll6"l THI 1f4uItR'S NEilD.
,. DoWN HE COU.AASEP 10 THE EARTH. IN"
HEAP.
THE ANXIOUS COWHE/?P5 WHO HAD BY NOW FOUOWEQ THE PIlI /? WERE
HEl.IEVEP TO .sEE BRl.RRRMfl SAFE RNO souND.
YOU WERE
REALLY
COURAaEOUS
BALARAMA!
UCHII.PREN THIIT THEY WERE,THECOWHERPS,IUCW6WITH
KRISHNII fiNO 811I.RRIiMR, SOON WENT BliCK TO THEIR
Ft.l1r/ liND FROLIC.
.. ' .. . ' -... -
54
LET' S PLAY
HIDE AND seEK

o mar l"hitra I.uthe


....
BtlT TIIOV(jtf TItE,. lOOl<EP Fa!?
lONti_'
WE CRNNOT
GO 6ACl( WITHOUT
THEM. AND IT 15
GETTING QUITE
LRTE.
BY THE TIME THEY ROVNDEP UP IUl
TNEIIi THE BOYS WERE
Ex.rIiEMELY
COMe RRMBHA!
COME! THERE,
ALL OF THEM
ARE TOQETHER
NO'W.
BHAGAWAr PURANA 2
WHEN THE
COWHERDS OPENED THEIR E Y E 5 ~
THEY FOUND THEMSELVES IN
THE SHADE OF THE TREE
WHERE THEY HAD BEEN
PLAYING EARLIER IN
THE DAV.
THUS ENPIS THE /JCONO
()Ir Tlfe TENTH CHIIPTEN OF THE
[KRISHNA-THE UPHOLDER OF GOVARDHANA I
THE
WHEN -mE
COWHERO BO)'S
HOME AND RELATED THE
EXPLOITS OF KRISHNA AND
BAl ARAMA TO ,HE PEOPLE
OF VRINPAvANA, TliEY

__ STRuCK WITH WONDER.


THEY BEGAN TO 8ELlEVE
TttAT TWO i'll/INc
HAD SEeN BORN IN
THEIR MIDST.
OM THAT KRISHNA! HOW
ENCHANTIN6 HE IS WITH
lHE PeACOCK FEATHeR
IN HI9 CUf'!LS, 'ieuOW
FLOWERS IN HI6 EARS,
THE GOLl'EN CLOTH
DRAPeD OVER +uS DARK
FOf'!M, AND n-tE GARLAND
OF FRAGRANT FLOWERS
AROUND titS NECK.
KHAGAWAT
HEIIIfD THE SWEET
FU/TE THEY WOUW
KHI'.! 11'", _ II It l f( (J! (,( JV"'I<I)HA"'A
KRI SHNA WAS "TRY,Nt:i TO TEST
THE PEvOTION OF lliE GOPIKAS
FOR HE TEASED AND
TAUNTED THEM, LAUGHED AT
TtlEIR MADE Tl-IEM ACT
LIKE PUPPETS AT +115";;::.,,_. ,,
'1ET THE'1 WERE
ANNO'1ED WITH HIM.
,
BE ALL FULFILLED. NOW
RETURN TO 'iOuR HOMES,
DEAR MAIDENS, AND AWAIT
Tl-IE MOONLIT NIGHTS OF
AUTUMN.
BEHOLD
'T1-tESE TREES. THE)'
BEAR lliE SEVERE SUN,
WE LAStllNG WIND AND
RAIN, AND 'l'E.T PROTECT US.
LEAVES AND FL.OVIIERS, BARK AND
WOOD, SAP AND GUM, FUEL AND
FRUITS. MAN'! ARe THE GIFTS
Tl-IE TReES BESTOW ON US.
SLE S SEP ARe THE PEOPl..e
WHO GIVE GENERouSLi{
TO OTHERS LIKE THESE;
VIIHAT

PIPN'T THE
BRFlHMANAS
GIVE '1'0.1
AN"! FOOP1
TREES.
BH .... G .... W .... T PUR .... N .... -3

THEM lliAT KRISHNA AND
8fhARAMA HAVE SENT
AND THE'i WILL S<JREL'i
GIVE 'IOU SOME FOOD.
001'1"" SEND US AwAV.
~ E ~ A " E COME TO "fOU,
ABANDONING EVERVTtHN&.
OUR FAMiliES MA"f NOT
AccePT us NOW. '10U
ARE OUR 01'11.)1 t-lOPE.
61
62
BH ... G ... W ... T PUR ... N ... 3
REST NO
ONE WILL TALK ILL
OF 'tOU. EVEN 1l1E
C.ELEST.f\LS WILL
ADN\IRe 'tOUR
PEVOT10N. 'fOU M/W
KEep Me IN 'to<.lR
HAVE
IN L.ORD
HOW
WE ARE TO HRVE
SUCH WIVES.
FIE ON US!
WE IGNORCP THE
ReQUEST OF LORD
KRISH""A HIMSELF.
OF WHAT USE IS
OLlR: KNOYlJLEDGE?

HL I f'liOLDf-fo( 01 .... _ ... .,."


LORD INDRA IS
THE GOD OF THE RAIN
CLOUDS. HE IS ONe
FAT .... eR, WI-1AT WHO SHOWERS THE LlFE:-
CELEBRATION ARE G,"1,..,5 RAIN ON us. WE
'IOU ALL BuS)' PERFORM 'r'AJ"NF\S
PREPf'lRIN'" TO PLEASE
'FOR HIM.
THAT HAVE BeeN ,
COLLECTED FOR:
INDR:A'S '1AJNA,
LET THEM Be
USE!) FOR THe
SACRIFice.
KHAGAWAT PURANA3
~ E CAN ASSUME
AN'1 FORM. HE CAN
VESTRO'l ANY ONE WHO
17ISRE6PECTS HIM. FOR
THE WELFARE OF OUR
CATTLE AND OURSEl.VES.
LET US BoW BEFORE
HIM.
BEHOL-P f\RR06ANCE
OF THESE COWHERDS.
1l1E'f ARE INTO)(.ICATEP
WITH THEIR WEAL-Ttl.
ATTACK "TI-IErv'lt KIL.L.
ll-IEIR CATTL.E! 1 WILL
FOLLOW ..., OU WITH M'f
ARMY OF EL.EPHANTS;
WITH AIRF\\IATA
lHE WAY.

INORA HAS
CAUSED THIS UN-


RAIN AND HAILSTORM
8ecAuSE \filE DID
NOT WORSHIP
HIM. .J'
BHIT A DEvA
UI<E HIM. I MUST CI',,,;"1
HIS PRIDE FOR
GOOD. I MUST
M'/
BHAGAWAT
~ O OUT, MY
PEAR FOLKS! Tl-tE
6TORM HAS BLOWN
OilER, THE FLOOD
wATER 100 HAS
ReCeDED.
"THE DEEDS OF
TtHS KRISHNA ARE
Y\l ONDEICFUL, LIKE
AN ELEPHANT PLUCki NG
A LOTUS FLOWER, THIS
SEveN-yeAR-OLD LIFTED
GOVARDHANA ANP HELD
HE WAS
JuST ONE "'fEAR
OLD VII\-IEN HE
"rnR01""TLED "TtiE
'DEMoN
"TRINAVARTA.
IT uP fOR SEVEN

o rnar'
C.OVAHDHA"' ...
IS IT NOT A
VIIONDER THAT AN
EXTRAOROlNARi BOY
LIKE HIM HAS BEEN
BOR.N IN OUR
M l t ) S T ~
TELL US,
NANPA,VIIHV IS IT
ll-iAT 'lOuR DUSKY BOY
IS SUCH A FAVOURITE
OF THE ENTIRE
VILLAGE ~
KH1SH, ,\ _llt l I' HOLDLH 0 1 { ,O\' AHf>HA,,\
KRISHNA!
KR.ISHNA ! RESCUE
'J'OUR
FATHER.
ACCEPT
MY PRAYERS,O LORD.
FORGIVE MY SERVANT
FOR SEIZING "fOUR
FATHER. YOU ARE A
WITNESS TO ALL
ACTION.
WILL HE
EVER REVEAL
TO uS HIS
"TRUE
S E L F ~
ornor
HOW
RESPECTFULLY
AND HUMBLy
VARuNA
APPROACHES
KRI6I-1NA.
Su" THE
PEVOTION OF
THE. GOPIKAS ""As
1 = = , * ~ NOT D1VINE; IT
~ wAS EARTHl)'
LOVE.
omor - h i t r a , utnn
71
I AM 6A8Y
KRISHNA, AND 100
ARE THE CART.
PLL CRY AND
O'IIERT(JRN 'fOU
VIIl11-i MY
FEET.
o VI LE SERPENT
GO AwAY! PON'T 'fou
KNOw I HAvE TAKEN
SIRTH TO PUNISH
THE WICKEP?
KRISt-lNA,
WE LONG- TO SEE
WE BESEECH
TO COME B ~ C K
TO US.

IF' APPEAR AND
DiSAPPEAR FROM AMltlST
)'OU, IT IS ONLY TO "TeST
"{OUR PEVO"Tl0N. SEE HOW
'PEAR I BeCAME TO YOU
WHEN I WENT AWAY \' I AM
TOUCHED BY ""OUR
AFFECTioN.
LORD
BORN
SIN FROM
ESoTABLlSH
HOW COULD
BEHAVE ll-IU S I
THE ~ O P I K A S .
a mo r , h,lra kOlha
KRISHNA: VICTORY OVER KAMSA
WAS ENGR.065EP IN Ll5TENfNG TO
THE NlfliRIfTfON OF 5HUKIfPEVA.
ON !HE DAI{
5HIVARA1Rl, KRISHNA, NANDA
OTHER COWHERDS VI51TED
AMBIKAVANA,A
NEAR 61{
., A RIVER, WHICH 15 SAID TO HAVE JOINED GANGA AND YAMUNA NEAR
85
KRISHNA C/tME AND GFlVE II w ~ H T L E KICK 1[)
THE PVTHON. WITH THE HIERE TOUCH OF HIS FOOT,
THE PVTHON VIINISHEO.
NAMED
OIIVASI WFl5
,
.'

IN M'f CHARIOT,' SAW
RISHI5 OF 1l1E. ANGIRA5
GROUP. PROUD Of M'1 WEAL.TH
AND GOOD L.OOKS ,I LAUGHED
AT SEEING THEIR UGLlf
FACES.THEY CURseo (fiE:.
TO 6ECCIYIE A
..
r _ ___ ,-__ VICTORY OVER KAMSA
ONE OfI'II<RJ5ffNA fiNO 8ALAR/lMA WERE "SO MELOP/auS WAS 7ffEIR. MUSIC THAT KRISHNIl
ROAMING IN TfiE FOREST IICCOMPIINIE{) BY IINO 8f1LIJRI/MA TOO BEGAN 70 SING, FILLING- THE.
(j()PIIS AN) 60PIKRS.IT WAS If MOONLIT HEARTS OF lHf!! eOPfl<A8 WITH dCN. dUST THEN J
t(fGHT IINP THE fllR WAS FlUE/? W17H THE OEVOTEE OF J(tJBERR, THE LORP
S(..ENT OF 8LO:?SOMS. THE GOPII(AS BuRST
INTO SONG.
BAlARAMA,5TA't
HERE AND PROTECT
THE GOPIMS.I WILL
FOLLOW HIM.
THE
1HE COWS ARE 50 CHAR/r'I-
ED B'f rT5 MELOD'{ THAT
111EV REWlIN ROOTED TO
iHE. GROUHO. PRICKING UP
iHEIR EARS ,1HEV
51AHD S'TILL LIKE A
PA1Nill'lG ON A wALL.
THEN, WI7/i 11 SINGLE STROKE OF HIS HIINl7. KRISHNA
KNOC/(E{;J SHIINXHACHOtJPII's HEAP OFF.
WITH THE PEACOCK FEATHER
T U C ~ E D II'ITO Hr5 CURL.., LOCKS.
8EDECKED WITH FRESH TWIGS.
KRISHNA LOOKS llKE SOME
GREAT WRESTLER, AS HE. CALLS
EACH OF Hrs COWS &'( THEIR
NAMES.
THE VER<f WillERS
Of THE RIVER SEEM
TO RISE AS IF THE'f
WANT TO GATHER THE
DUST FROM HIS FEET.
r.:-,--,,-------c-:----'''''''""''= .:..; """""''''''' OW<SA
/JIll{, WHEN KKISHNA AAS KETtlRNJNG tlI7 WAS THE ()fMON flRf$HTASURA IN THE FGWM OF
FRO/t1 THE FOIiEST flS II HliGE WLL II BULL. A5 HE STAMPEf) THE GKOUNO WITH HI5
CONFRONTEf/ HIM. ENORMOUS HO()VES EAfroi 7REIt1BLEO.
o FOOU5H ONE! LEAVE
"'THESE COW5 AND COWHERDS
ALONE. 1 AM HERE 1"0 CRuSH
THE PRIDE OF WICKED
CREATURE & LIKE "IOu.
CHALLENGEO THE fJEMON, J(RISlfNII $1000 ClH.ML'{, WITH HIS 1If<M
AROUNO II FRIENO.7HE. ENRIIGEO CREII7l1RE LEAPT TOWARP!J I(RISHNII.
Gfi7HEREl7 AROUNO KRISHNA IINO
l117flCKEl7 THE ()EMON W/711
THE HORNS IIHO KILLEl) HIM.
HIS PR/05E5.

KRISHNA, WHO LIVES I

VRRJA,I5THI! .5QNQFPEVAKI
WHILE BAlARAMA ROHINI'S
SON. IT WAS TO PROTECT THEM
FROM 'fOfJ THAT VASUDEVA PLACED
ThE TWO fJOIIS IN THE CARE OF HI5
FRIEND NANPA.All"THE ASU,qAS
B'f 'IOU 10 Kill THEM
BEEN KIllED
SELVES.
"THROW VASUDEVA
DEVAKI IN JAIL AGAIN,
BOlJND IN FETTERS
AND CHAIN&.
LET PREPARATIOl'l5 BE
STARTED FOR "THE CELE-
I';"-{ &RATION OF THE BOW SACRIFICE
01'1 THE EVE OF 1HE FULL MOON
DAI.{. LEl SACRIFICES BE .MADE
,0 LORD SH1VA"TO ENSuRE
OUR SUCCESS
CARfFULl"l ,
o BRAVE CHANURA AND
MU$HTIKA .IN VRAJA THEI"E
LIVE THE TWO 501'15 OF
VA5UDEVA, KRISHNA FIND
BoqLAAAMA. I AM TOLD THE'!
ORDAINED TO
KILL ME.
OHL"I I.{oo AMONG
THE "IADAVAS HAVE MY
WELFARE AT HEART .1115
TO IKXI I TURN FOR HELP
JUST AS INDRA TURNS
,0 VISHNU.

...
GO TO VRAJA
WttERE THE lWO 501;5,,,
VA5UDEVA LIVE . 1AKE THIS
CHARIOT AND FElCH THEM
HERE. RIGHT AWJW.
Ml{ DEAR AKRURA,
'THE HELP O'F FRIENDS LIKE
JARASANDHA, Mil FA1HER-1N- LAW,
AND THE A5URA5, I WILL CONQUER
THE EAR"TH. HURRY UP AND FETCH
KRISHNA AND BALARAMA . &UT lELl
THEM THEY ARE INVITED HERE TO
CElESIi!,lfTE THE BOW .9IICRIFICE
AND 10 SEE ,HE SIGHTS OF
"THE erN OF """"URA.,/
ONCE THEY ARE HERE,I
Will HAve THEM KILLED 5...,
THE ELEPHANt I(UVALA'1APEEDA.
IF THE., ESCAPE ,M'I STRONG
WilL SLAV THEM.
THEREAFTER I WilL VASUDEVA
AND THE OTHER VRISHNIS , MY
OlD FATHER ,AND All MY
ENEMIES.
INDEED 'tOU ACT
THUS TO AVERT "'lOUR
OEA'TH. A MAN MUST BE.
PREPARED FOR BOlH
FAILURE AND SUCCESS .
I WILL DO AS ,,{OU SAl(.
HUGE FORNI RESEMBLEP II MASS OF aouo
IINP HIS MOlnff WI1S liKE THE HOLLOW OF Ii
TREE.7HE VER'( EAfUH QUIIKEO uNDER HIS
FEET. KRISH/YII 6RAvEl'{ CONFRONTEO HIM.
AWHILE. KESHI
SELF UP ANO TRIED
IfRISHN/i GAZE() AT IfIM
RU6HEO AT KRlSHHII wm'! HIS ENORhfOU6
NIOUTH WIDE 0f>EN 115 IF HE WOtILO PEIKJiJR THE
ENTIRS SK'{. SO FIIST WI1S HE 7HIIT IT IIPPEARLD
/MfOSSl&f: 10 CATCH HIM. LET IIUJNE BRING HIM
CONTROL. HE TRIEO Ttl KICI( f : : ! ! ! ' ! ! ! . ~ - - ~
kl<I-; I IN/\ VI(' l OR\' ( )VI-R

TEETH BEGAN TO FALl. . THEN KRISHNA' S
ARM BEGAN TO SWELL INSIOE THE MOl/Ttf
OF THE DEMON. LI1RGER ,qNO 17
GREW, TIlL IT CHOKEO
THE f)EMON'S THROAT.
OINS ,qF7R X/LLING I<ESHI, KRISHNA
)VAS PLII'IING WITH HIS FRIENOtJ ON A
HILLTOP.
LET's PlA'I HIDE AND SEEK.
'IOU FIVE WilL BE THE ,HIEVES- ,
SEVEN OF us. Will BE THE:. GUARDS
WHilE IHESE lInLE BO'1'S WILL BE
1HE SHEEP.
70 PLA'! ,HE
R)t.II/,( THE ITTLE BO'(S WHO
THE SHEEP.
"XESHI FELL TO THE 6ROUN[) THROWING UP HIS LEGS
[JESPERATL'f IN Ill!? HE COLLlWSEO RNO HIS
SWOLLEN FORm CUCUMBER.
THE NUMBER. OF PUI'IERS DWINDLE" TILL THERE WERE ONLY
HIIO OFCQ{JRSE REfiLISEO THE TRlITH.
r WILL CATCH HIM THJS, "--ar}:o,
TJME. HIS LITTLE GAME
IS. OVER NOW.
SOON liS VI./OMIISlJRfJ TRIEO TO TIIKE
"wllY ANOTHER.. 'SHEEP; KRISHNA POliNCEO
ON LIKE II LION ATTACKING II WOLF.
omtlr
----... .
VICTORY 0\'1 R KA.""'"
IIJ(RI5HNA CIH.JGHT HIM ROU6tfL'f!W1? THE VEMON.KRISHNA WEHT FOI?TH TO
PINNED HIM IJOWN 70 THE rii?rx.JNO. r .WiHERE HIS COMPIINIONS HIJO BEEN Hff)OEN.
I' THE ROC/( lIT THE EN7RRNCE, FREEO
omor
INS/Of:.
HOW 00 'IOU SPEND
"lOUR DRI{5 IN THE CRUEL
RUt.E .oF KAMSA? HI5 SU&JECTS
ARE- LIKE iHE SHEEP REARED BY
A SUTCHER. 50 WE WilL NOT
DARE ASK WHETHER, "IOU ARE
HAPPY .
50 WHEN HARADA TOtO KAM.5A
ABOuT THE TRUTH OF 'lOUR BIRTH,
HE SENT ME HERE. iO FETCH I.(OU
ON THE PRETEn OF INVI"TI NG
'10U TO A WI/:ESil..lNG MAiCH.
~ e 5 . ' DID: LET u5 PREPARE.
TO LEAVE FOR MATHUR/I.
1 WILL TELL OtJR PEOPlE TO
GAiHER THE GIFT& FOR
KAMSA.
IlN() BllLIIIM MIl SPEP /114'11'( ON
CHAR/07.ON THE WR't , THE'( STOPPEO
YAMUNA.
l ( E ~ , iHERE "THE'll ARE,
SlnlNG COMFORTA&l'l
IN THE CHARIOT. PID
J IMAGINE THAT THE"!
WERE INolDE "THE
WATER?
o LORD, fiLL "THE
WONDRFUL
THINGS, OF THE
EARTH,SKI{ OR
OCEAN ARE PRE-
SENT IN '/OU.
WHAT ELSE IS
LEFT FOR ME ,0
6eE AFTER I HAve
BEHELD WJU
THE SERPENT ON WHICH VISHNU ReSTS
61IAG .... W ... T PURAN ...
OH! THERE /5 THE LORD
SHESHA'" HIMSELF. NESTLING
IN HIS COILS I ~ KRISHNA,
WEARING HIS 'fELLOW GRRMEtfT
DECORATED WITH Je-WELS.
THING E"'1"RAORDlHIlR'f,
UNCLE? \>.IH.., FIRE 'IOU
LOOI(IHG &0 WONDER-
STRUCI< <:
WGWS 1II<I{(,I/Yl f ) ~ O V E THE CHIIKI07,9I(EIIO.
iHEV REACHED M/I1HUR/I.NRN/?R RHO HIS
HHO OOIYE MET THEM liT THE
""'0
100
EVEN THE
HAve BIG GAlES
E M 8 0 ~ E . O
WITH GOLD.
WHEN THE sPOl<E SO
RUOELV, KRISHNA 5UIPPECJ HIM
ON HIS FffCE.
'100 ILL-MANI'iEREP
FOOLS! RUN AWffl_I./OlJ WHO
LIVE IN FURE51& AND
MOUNTAINS,HOW CAN /.IOU
1HiNK. OF DREebtNG IN SUCH
FINE C.LOTHES? IF THE KING'S
OFFICERS SEE ARROGAHT
PEOPte LIKE "IOU, THE'I WilL
"TAKE "IOU PRI50NER
AND KILL 'IOU.
THE WASHERMAAPS ASSISTANTS FLED IN Mltit1T
WHEN rHEIR MIISUIf. FEU DOWN.
HE RE, SALARAMA
"TAKE "THE;$E.

VlCTOR\ OVl-_R KA.'1SA


THE'! WENT FI LITTLE uTHE OIlR/( KRISHNI! IINO THE FIUR. BIUJIRIM1A U){)/<O
CAME lJPON FI TAILOR.. HE FITTEO I.IKE II PINR OF ELEPHI1NTS, ONE 8L1iCI( fiNO THE 0,"",.1
I FINO WHITE ,DECORATED FOfI?.q FES71VIU . XRISIfNfl
t A MOST BECOMING Fn,'H,QH THE TNLOR. AND
WNO
KRISHNfl imP IMLlUitllNJA
THE TWO
I..ERVES.
o LORD, I AM
BLESSED ,""'OLI";;;
VISIT OF,
o 5EAUTIFULONE , WHO
ARE tfOIJ ? FOR WHOM RRE.
tfOU CARINING rHI5
SAN DAL- PASTE?
BUT NONE.
15 MORE. WORTH"/
OF eEING I'IHOIHTED
B"/ lliESE. OINToENT.5
THAN THE. TWO OF 6 : : : : : : ~
'1OU.ACCEPT"Hla. )
I WILL come,
BUT OHLII AFTER
M'I TA5K IS OVER,.
hRI'-lf\/\ 0\1 R Iv\.\I .......
LIIST THEY REIJCHED THE OF THE. SRCRIFICE. .0/'1 ENTEf<JNG,
BOw. RESPLENDENT WeE fl !i'II1NBOW,IT whS $TtJDOED WITH EXPENSIVE
cJE'IItIELS.SEIIERflt. OOhRl>S WERE S7flNDfNG flROUNO,PROTECTING IT.
IGNORING 7HEIR RUICHEO FOR. THE mIGHT'! BOW.
"AT .5(JN5ET, THE8 RE.7URNEf) TO THEIR.
CAMp, WHERE THEIR CRKT!3 Hill;)
KEPT. AFTER. WASHING UP 111'10 ERTINt;
A MEAL OF OEUCRClES 111/10 OF MILl<.,
SLEPT PEACEFUllY
106
,WHEN I(AM511 HERRO THIIT KR/SHNII 111'10
81UIIRIIHlII HIIP NOT Of(l Y BROKEN THE SOW, BUT AlSO
KILLED HI!' O(/IIRO!j WITH EliSE/ HE wllS WO/?RIEO. HE
SPENT II SLEEPLESS N/GH7 11M/PST SEVEIi'IIL ILL ONIVS.

THE FESTIVAL OF WRESTt.JffG MI/TCHES. THE PUiCE.
WIIS WELL PECOR/ITED WITH GARlANOS, BAN"'ERS
liNt? BUNTING. /tfELOOI0l.J5 MU61C WAS BEING PlIWEP
IN THE. MCJ<.tjIUX/NO.
-.
' .
ornor
..
I' IIRRI VEO IJT
ELEPHANT KUV/UllVllnEOIl
I 1HE ENTRliNCE. IN A l.DUD

CAN"r yO() HEAR?
MAKE WAY OR I WILL
SEND 'fOU AND 'l()UR.
ELEPHANT TO VOUR
DEAlH .
7(JSI(S ON HIS EN7EREO THE POP/..E OF hlfl'THlIRIIBEGFlN
nil/ONe THEMSELVES.
"""'--
HE 1$ THE ...
ONE WHO KILLED \
POOTANA. I
ALSO TRI N/WAR.1A, HE I S
I<ESHI AND ',HE Ot-lE WHO
DHENUKA. I CONQUERED
I<ALl YA.
HAH ! 1.100 AND BALARRMA
ARE N&ITHER CHILDREN NOR CfOUNG-
STERS. WHI.( , ONLI.( MOMeNTS A60
40U PLAI.(FULLI( KILLED THE MIGHTY
ELEPHANT KUVALA'(APEEDA. COMS
KRISHNA ,iRI.( "(OUR MIGHT
FIGHTS muSHTI KA .
ME,WHILE 8I\.LARAMAiiiii;
KRISIINA VICTORY OVER KAMSA
WERE lJ!STUR8EO 115
LET US GO AWAY.
I CAN', BEAR
TO SEE THI5.
I.IES.THESE POOR
I.lOUNG 80'15 !EJNG
PITTED AGAIH5T
E}l.PERT WRE5TlERs.
NOW CHANlJ/lA MIJIS 8E6INNING TO RB6IlST HIS
CHALLENGE 7D KRISHNA. IN FRtiSTRATION
J
HS ~ ~ 7 ! ! " ' ' ' ' ' i
KRISHNA ON THE CHEST WITH HIS CUiNCHElJ
--- --
--
omor , hifra Io..Llthn
#fIr/EIINWHfLE BIJLIIRllhlR HIl{) MANRGEO V 0E$'ER1IJNO I(lLL NOT
WHO CRME TO FI6ffT HIM. WIT/f R .sW/$'T KICK. KRISHHR BEHERDED S HRLII,
RHO TORE THE BOO/( OF 105I1RLII, mE TWO OTIfER WRE51LERS WHO CRME FONWARD.
11
COULl> NOT BEllI?. TO
AMRJES
DRIIIE 1HESE TWO SONS OF
vASUDEVA OUT OF TOWN.
CAPTuRE NANDA. TAKE AWAY
ALL THe. BELONGI NGS Of THf;
C01VHERDS. KILL VASUDEVA.
KILL L6RASENA 100.
a ma r l"h;1r a ku tha
HIfO 616/17
WHO IlUIHED lIT
'J'D T1#U _.
IIfll.,IIi'lA \'!CTORY li,A.\hA
'TWERfAF1E fit, KRI5HHA
/tHD SALARAMA HURRIED TO
THE PRISON TO FREE vAstJDEVA
RHO DeVAKI. THOUGH FILLED
WITH tJO.., 10 SEE. KRISHNA,
HI:' PARENT$. FOUND IT
DIFFICUL'T TO ACcePT "THE
LORD "THEIR OWN SON.
ornor , hifrQ kulho
KRISHNA: THE LORD OF DWARAKA
CONTINUEJ/ HIS NARRATION OF THE
EXPLO"5 OF VOUNG KRISHNA TO PAREEKSHIT.
AFTER KILLING
KAMSA, KRJ5HNA AND
WE FEEL WE HAVE
LIVED IN VAIN
SINCE. WE HAVE.
NOT SEEN
SERYE VOU. THAT
CRUEL KAM5A
TREATED <fOU YER<!
BADL<f ..,eT WE
COOeD
TO
ILI.USORY POWER
eALARAMA WENT TO MEET
VASVDEYA AMO I AND
SOlVED RE5PEC.TFULLY
THEM. THINKING OF THEIR
AS THE LORDS OF THE )
AND DEYA"'J
'THAT 'THE4 WERE 'THEIR
DEAR FATHER, DEAR MO'THER
WE ARE THE SON& IfOU WERE SO
ANXIOU& TO MEET. BUT ALAS,
WE HAD SEEN SEPARATE.D
FROM YOLl IN OUR IN FANtV
AND SOVHOOO.
112
HIS PARENTS,
WEHT TO HIS GRANOFATHER
WHO HAP SEEN KEPT IN
KIlM5A.
,NOW
\5 KILLED WE CAN
LOOK FORWARD TO A
SAFE AND <JOI.(F(JL LIFE
UNDER KRI&HNA'S
PROTEClIOH.
CRUEL KlfWy OF HIS
FLEE TO THE NEI6H8(}(JRIN(J KINGlJOMS. KRIStINA
WELCOMEf} THEM BReit; /lNfJ SETTLE{) THEM IN 7HEII?
OWN HOME; .
. NOT ONL"i ARE WE BACK
HOMe. BUT WE HAVE
BEEN GIVEN ENOUGH
WEALTH TO &TART LIFE
oveR AGAIN.
113
r_---, _________ ... TIlIo 1 ORO Of DV.ARAKA
..
NOW I WilL TELL 'fOU
iHE GIWATRJ MANTRA
IN 40UR EAR.
FOR THE.. ASHRflMA OF SAGE. SflN{)IP!lNI
IN IWIlN7I '!
omar
114
CRIlFT8.
' 0
ME MV 5OH,WHO
WA5 DROWNED
PRA6HASA.
~ ~ - - - - - - - -
FOIlKl OF A I1UMAN, THE OCEAN
AI'P6AREO NFIJIl KRISHNA . I(KISlfNA AP()RE!J6EO
THE GO() OF THE OCUW
o 1<1/'16 OF THE oaAN9, RETURN
TO Us. THE 50N OF OUR ~ R U .
WHOM 'IOU HAD SWEPT AWAY
FROM THI S VERy SPOT
o LORD, IT WAS NOT I WHO
TOOK HIM AWAV. THERE. 15
MIGHTt( ASURA CALLED
PANCHA,JANA WHO
IN M"I WATERS IN iHE
GUISE Of A CONCH-SHELl.1
WAS HE WHO TOOK THE
BOV AWN-f.
WELCOME TO
NW KINGPOM.O
KRI&HNA AND 8111l1-
RAMA. WHAT CAN I
DO FOR t(OU ?
8IUIU(flMI1 WENT BlICK TO
THE BOI{.
BHAGAWAT I'IJRANA - 5
NO, 1I0U HAVE.
OONE RLL 'fOU CAN.
GO NOW TO "'OUR OWN
HOME5. MA"! YOUR
KNOWLEDGE REMAIN
E.VER FRESH.
o PAREEKSHIT, UDDHAvA
WAS A DEAR FR1EHD Of
SHRI KI?I5HNA,AND A RE5PECT-
E.D MINI&TER TOO. ONE DA'!
KRISHNA BADE HIM TO GO
TO VRINOAVANA.
THE LORD Of OWARAKA
WHEN UOlJlfllVII REIICHEO VRINOIIVflNII 17 wllS
GRRZING IN THE WOOlJS. THE {/UST R/USEO
HilI? BEEN FEP II IIIIMPTIIOUS MEAL
DOES KRI SHNA REMEMBER U5 AT ALL ?
C70E& HE MISS HIS PARENTS AND HIS FRIENDS?
OH! IF HE. WOULD ONL"I COME. ONCE 10 MEeT U ~ ~ . t , ~ ~ ~
WE DO 50 LOHG TO BEHOLD HIS BEAIITIFUL 1 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
FACE AND HIS ENDEARING SMILE. ~
,
SOON 7EIIRS 8EGIIN 70 TRICKLE {JOWN N!JNCWS FACE.
'IRSHOOIi 700 8E6IIN 70 CRY. (JP{)HAVA SAIO-
WE M155 HIM
SO
THING IN V I
'REMINDS U5 OF
- THE RIVE.R5,iHE
MOUNTAINS, THE
c.oW5, THE COW-
HER(75 .
LOOK AT 1'HAT STRANGER.
HE 15 8UILT AND DReSSED
LIKE OUR BELOVED KRI SHNA.)
a'WEED, '(ou
BOTH ARE THE UJCKIE5T
OF PEOPLE TO HAVE SUCH
lOVE AND DEVOTION TOW"''';'
KRISHNA. HE WILL
SOON BE WI TH '(Ou.
119

ni t" LORoor
LEJ:jRJ./T THAT lIP/JHIWI1 W,9S AN Elt/ISSAR!!
THEV QlJICKLV TOOK HIM IfSltJE.
ONll( THE PARENTAL BOND
ENDURES, ALL OTHER RELATION-
SHIPS ARE. WEAK AND SHORT LIYED.
CITIZEN5 ABANDON A KING WHO
BECOMES WEAK. STUDENTS FOR.5/H<E
TEACHER WHEN THEIR
STUDIES ARE OVER. WH'1,EVEN
BIRDS FLY AWAC! FROM
WHEN 115 FRUITS
GOPlKA6 WERE 50 THRILLE/;> lIT THE
KRISHNA'S MESSENGER THAT THEY
"TELL US HOW OUR KRISHNA
15<' DOES HE EVEN MENTION
Us.? WIJ-L WE EVER HAVE 'THE
FORTUNE OF SEEING
HIM AGAIN
OH! YOt.J HAVE COME WITH
A ME55AGE. FROM 'lOUR LORD.
BUT HE MUST HAVE SENT '{au
TO COMFORT HIS PARENTe. FOR
'THERE IS NOTHING ELSE HERE
WORTHWHilE FOR HIM TO / !U ...
REMEMBER .
/(tJOOHIWl1 WRS MOVEO 81.( THE {)EVOTION
OF THE I?MEN.
lJOU ARE FORTUNA7e
TO 8E 50 CLOSE TO LORD
KRISHNA . 'fOUR: I
CAH SERVE. A5 AH
IH5PIRIHG E.XAMPLE
FOR LEARNED SAGES.
THA"T IS WH'('
KRI5HNA HAS SENT
ME HERE WITH A
ME.SSAGE.
1HEN RELA1EO 1HE
OF KRISHNIi 70 1HE
WOMEN.
YOU CAN NEVER BE:
SEPARATED FROM ME FOR t AM
EVERIfWHERE.1 PERVADE THE
ENTIRE UNIVERSE IN DIFFERENT
'_O;R;M'TI';', ',;".M. 1HE CREATOR,
:<; AND DE5TR04ER.
THE. E1ERNAL
>O<JL,
ENGROSSED ARE THE
OOPIKA5 IN 'fOU, THAT ,HEI(
SEE I.fOU EVER,(WHERE,IH ALL
AND BEING>. PEOPLE
IN VRINDAVANA PINE
TO HAVE A GLIMPSE OF
<fau. .... """
JU5" ,1'\5 FILL RIVER&, UlTIMAiEl'l REACH THE
OCEAN AFiER MEANDERING 01'1 THEIR COURSE,
f)O ALSO VARIOUS fORms OJ! WORSHIP
CULMINATE 11'1 THE DESIRE "0 A'TTRIN ME.
SEPARA'IQN FROM ME WILL MAKE YOUR
LOVE MORE INTENSE. BU-r I CAN NEVER
FOR5AKE '(OU. 8f ASSURED.

n-t LORDOff)',, 'ARAKA


HII/) I'</<ISHNA IJNI/ lJOPttIWf1 FOUNO
BV TO 8B BEIIU7IFtillV AClORNEJ) WITH FLOWeRS, STRINGS

, TOLD SAI RAN("l HRI LORD KRI" ,N,O ?
THAI I WOULD VI SIT HER AT MY DOOR-
HOUSE AFlER /'Ill.( MISSION STEP.
HERE WA& OVER. COME
LEI'S 60 NOW.
DEAR XRISH NA,
SlAV HERE. WITH
ME FOR A FEW DA'I5.
I CANNOT BEAR TO
'IOU GO HOW
... THE. HUNCHe:ACK
omar l'hi t ra l ll tha
L.IITER ONEP/ft!1E illS/TEO AI(RURA WITH 81UAKAMA IINO UPOHI1I1I1.
IiKRuRA RflN FOR..WARO TO WELCOMe THEM.
WELCOME!
I AM FORTUNATE
TO HAVE 'IOU
THEREFORE
I AM At-IXlOU&
ASOUT'THE
PANOAVA&.I WO<JL"I
LIKE 10 ENSURE.
,HEIR HF\PPINE5S.
I I LORDOHlWARAKA
'"
AND MANNER5,'THE
THAT VILE
5HAKUNI 15
ALSO A BAD
INFLUENCE
ON THE OLD
KING.
0
0
,
,
',.
DUR."fODHANA AND
HIS 8ROTHERS ARE FOR-
EVER PLOTTING 10 HARM
,HE PANDAVA5. THE"f
EVSN TRIEO TO
PANDAvAS ARE FAR.
SUPERIOR. TO THE
KAURAVA BROTHERS.
..... THEM.
I,
,
1
"
Ii
1
KII,o,r .!\I' .... T 1'1 RA'>'"
~ ~ ~ ~
o AKRURA ,I KNOW 'IOU MEAN WELl..
BUT M ~ HeART I:; ALREAD'!' 50 fHASE.D
TOWARO.o; "''1 &ONS, 1HAT W)UR GOOD
COUNSEL HAS NO EFFECT. I HEAR THAT
GOD HIMSELF HAS BEEN INCARNA,eo
IN THE 'fROMP. V'f NA$TIf FOR RIDDIHG
,HE WORLD OF EVIL. LET HI S
WILL BE DONE.
MI!;/:IHWHI LE,
TWO QUEENS ASTI AND Pk'APTI,
WEWl BACK TO THEIR FATHER'S
HOUsE AF1ER THE DEATH OF
THEIR HUSBAHD. THE'f JOLD
"THEIR FATHER,JARASAHDHA.
THE KING Of mAGADHA, HOW
"':"''''" HAP 8EEH KILLED.
RE1tJRNE{) TO frlhTHtJRA ANO REPOR.TEO
NOW "THAT I HAVE
ObSERVED HIS BEHAVIOUR
MI(SELF, THERe 1$ NO (;t)UBT
"THAl DHRJ1ARASHTRA FAVOURS
THE KAwc:AVAe AI'IO THE
PANvAVA& ARE NOT
FAIRLV.
SO, FATHER,AFTER
KILLING THE /'I'I16HT'f
WRE&'LER5 KRISHNA
KILLED OOR DEAR
HU5BAND.
LET "'1( ARM'f
PRePARE FOR WAR.
I WILL NOT Reel TILL
I WIPE OiIT THE e t-l TIRE
RAce OF ,HE <lADAVA5
hRI-"II:-'\ 1111 I '
liN ARMV OF ? 3
OF M117HlIRA. THE CAPI7Al OF 7HE
SIGH7.
PERHAPS, IT 15
THAT JARIISAHDHA
HA5 COLLECTep TIllS
LARGE ARlfI'1 AHD
BROUGHT THEM TO
f'fI'I DOOR,. I CAN
DESTRoY THEM ALL
AT c;:lHCE AHD lIGHTEH
SUR.PEI'! OF EVIL
FROM THE EAR.JH.
BUl I WILL HOT
KILL tlAR.ASANDHA 'fET.
LeT HIM COLLECT
MORE OF HIS MEN
10 RlTACK ME.I CAN
KILL THEM TOO AND
FULFIL THE PURPOSE
OF M'1 IHCARHATION.
2 1,,70 ELEPHAN1 :;', 218 70 CtiARIO"T5 , 6?oI0 OWIIL R'f fi NO
'"
NOT ONL<{ THE
CHARIOT5, EVEN 'tOUR
FAVOURITE WEAPONS-
"HE PLOUGH AND THE
PE5,.lE ARE HERE.

o KRISHNA,'1t:1U ARE.
A MERE LAD. I FEEL
I ' ! ; ~ ! , , \ EMBARRASSED TO
~ FJGHT WITH 'IOU
ALONE.
BAlARAMA, IF "IOU BELIEVE
THAT DEATH ON "THE BAHlE-
FIELD WILL Et-ISURE ou A
PLACE IN HEAVEN,COME
FIGKT WITH ME.
JUST A5 CLOUDS COVERING
THE SUN OR SMOKE ENVELOP-
ING II FIRE 'ANNaT DO 50 FOR
LONG,SO ALSO THE ENORMOUS
ARM"'! OF JARASANDHA COULD
NOT SURROOND SALARAMA
KRISHNA FOR LONG
I II
'(
II.
OH!lHE
CHARI010F
KRISHNA WI1H
itie. PeNNANT
OF GARuDA HA5
DISAPPEARED.
lHE FLAG
OF PALM A10P
6 A l A R A M A ' ~
CHARIOT Ie.
NOl' SEEN
EI1HER.
W/iTCHING THE SCENE FROM 7HEIR BllLCONIES fiNO
129
THE LOfIDOf OWARAKA

I<TH(}{jGH clIiRA$.IINOHA's IIRh1V WAS I' OF EVEN HIS Cff/lRIOT,IIi...L .;IUMMNOH/1 /11'10
HUGE IINO WELl-EOlIIPPED, KRISHNA HIS LIFE.
"NO 8AlIlR!llJ1A tJt!:3TROf{SO IT
EFFORT/.ESSL'f.
KRISHNA TOOK Pl1'l
ON ME AND LET ME
GO. WHAT A
HONOUR rr 15
FOR ME.

ow LORD OF rMARAKA
1t8lJT SOME OF THE KINGS WHO tfl10 IT wAS GOO'S WIll THAT
ALONG WITH HIM OISStlAOEO HIM. 'K)U FACE OEFEA"T 1HIS "'TIME.
BUT 'tOU CAN 5URELH WIN
"'THE HEX" TIMe. DON'T
,HINK OF REi/RING TO
THE FORE5T.
/lRMV HAP BEEN IINNIHILItTW, XIlISHNII's /lIlMI( /UM05T
/lNO 8V THE CITIZENS OF /WrTHfIPA.
)
HAl) 6/lTHEREI)
OF e3 IIKSlfAlIHINJ5 "NO ATTnCKEO
THEY SAt{ THE
4ADAVA5 ARE A5
MIGHT'( AS I AM.
Lf;l ME 00 AND
CONFRONT lliEM.
133
KIII'>II""
oN l NOW WI::
NAVE TO FACE. TWO
ENEMIESo, JARA5ANDHA
AND KAU\'fAVANA.
WE MUS"T HAVE.
AN INVINCIBLE
FORTRESS BUILT
WHERE NO ENE/YIV
CAN ENTER. ONLI{
AF"TER PLACING
OUR PEOPLE INS1DE
5(JCH A
WILL WE FIGH"l
KALAYAVAHA.
I BOTH OF
REPELLING K
fORCES AH D JARA5ANDHA
AL50 ATTACKS, HE MAl.(
OVERPOWER, OUR PEOPLE.
CONSUL1ING 8fiLfiRfif"J1A,I<RISHNfi HAO 5I.JCH A
Cl1e{ 8lItL11N 1HE OCEItN.11 WAS fi
OF RRCHITECTliRE IJHO CRIJF7SMfJNSHIP
omor (, nitro "utha
BHAGAWAT PURANA - s
WITH HIS CWINE
THe NEW/' 'f CRe87elJ clrY.
HIS
KITH /lNI) KIN TO
WHO WAS STATIONED ()()TSIOE THE Gf1TE,8cHEU? THE f1PPROI1CHING FIGtJRE.
SUREL"I 1HJS MUS1
BE KRI SHNA. HE FI15 THE
DESCRlP1JON NARADA
GAVE ME OF I(RI&HNA.
BUT HE IS APPROACH-
ING ME UNARMED.
I TOO MU&T' PUT
AWAY (t1V WeAPONS.
"BUT WHEN KIIUNRVIINA CliME NEIIR,
KRISHNA 7IJRNEV AwAY liNt> BEGAN
70 RuN.
I<IILAVIIVIINA CHfl5EO THE
KKISHNfl HOPING 10 CA101 HIM.
PON'" RUN AWA'1 FROM
'"THE 6A1TLEFIELD! !IOU
ARE A DE.SCENDANT OF
'"THE BRAVE """AV.5./
II, 1')KI,"lli.' ....
700 BEOAN 70 FOUOw HIM A7 II /?IJPIO
NO HEEO IWO RRN OH 1Ii.L
r-__ C-__ __ ...
Offiur lut h Cl
omQr ('" nitro kuthn 137
MN FOOL DI5TURB5
'iOUR SLEEP, HE WILL
BE REDUcED TO A5HES
THE IH5TANT 'IOU
AT HIM.
I ,{OU MU&T
BE NARA4ANA,51NCE
t{OUR. RADIANCE Ie:..
LIGHTING UP THIS
DARK CAVE.
I HAve COUNTLES6
NAME5.IT MA'i BE.
POS51SlE TO COUNT THE
PARTICLES OF OU&T ON
EARTH . M"/ NAMES
AND
r
I HAVE
APPEARED ON EARTH
IN VASUDEVA'S HOUSE..
I AM "THEREFORE CAUEP
VAASUDEVA . 1HAT WA6
I<ALA'iAVANA WHO WAS
KILLED BI{ 'iOUR GLANCE.
400 HAVE LONG BEEN
NIl( DEVOTEE., CAME
HERe 10 GIVE 40U m'i
6LE55INGS.
MUCHUKUNOA WAS OVER-
WHELMED WITH DEVOTION
AND LOVE. HE SOWED
RE5PE LORD
AND
HI5 BLE$SIHG5.
KRISHNA: THE ENCIIAN"J'ER
10 hlllr/1()RII /1
OECINJIITEO THE ENTI RE
"ON XRISHNIJ'S THe. CllltJfWII SOl{)IERS
TOOK flU THE PI?EClOliS 7l')
7HE PEFEII7EO I#/?HIY.
AS THE O)(EN LItPEH Wf1H THE
TREII5lJRE WERE BEING LEO
/it.., LORD ! ,JARA5A"'PHA
15 APPROACHING MA1HURA
AGAIN. FOR THE EIGHTEEH1H
liME! HIS ARM'f HAS
REACHED THE CITI( GAlES.
TAKE ALL THEIR
TREA5URE AND JEWElS.
>lET THEM BE BROUGHT
TO DWARAKA.
SEVENTEEN 71ME5 cJlfRASlfNPHA fIIIO IITTIICXEP MliTHtJIlII
fINO 11h1$5 K/lI5/1H11IWP 8/lLIlRAM/I HAD
oRlllEN /tIM KRJ3I1HR
BHAGAWAT PURANA 6
r--------:;------"..., It WHEN ,JIlRA6FlNOI1I1 /lHD HIS
OF COURSE. HE (/{ItO NOT BELIEVE WHIIT
I KHOW "IOU
HOi. &tiT PRETEND HA ! HA! HA!
A'tH WIW.lET U5 LOOK Frr THEM
LE.T'S fOLLOW
THEM. QUICK!
RUH. RUH!THEVARE
SCARED OF ME.
"111.. 7HOUf;H mE"! ON FOOT, KRISHNA IINP
HIIO II GOOf) LEIID.
HURR"I! WE MU5T CATCH
UP WITH THE.M . THE'i ARE
NOT EVEN ARMED. WE
CAN FINI SH "THEM OFF
EASILY.
14 1
SE.T fiRE TO "THE
MOUNTAIN FROM ALL
SIDES . DON'T LET
THEM eSCAPE ALIVE.
KRISHNA THE
FI.IIN1E5 5<lKROUNlJED THE
THE TWO MADE .., /JIIRJNG
\'E5. THE
.5MOKE AND FIRe.
JARASAHDHA
AND HI& MEN ARE
LOOKING FOR us.
0t4 Ttt f SlOPES .
LET'S RUN!
AT LAST!
KRISHNA AND
HAVE
&fEN &URNT TO
DEATH IN THAT
FIRE . l CJ\H NOW
00 BACK TO
MAGADHA IN
PEAce. .
"..,,...-, WILL Give us A
COVER.
RUKM1Nt
HAS SEAUT't',
IHTELLIGENCE
AHD GRACE .5tlE.
WILL SE THE
HAf) FIVE BROTHER.S-
Il()KM I KU IChIAR.II7ItA, ,
RIIKM/lKESlfA If NO
WE SHOULD
LOOK fOR A
SUITA8LE GROOM
FOR RUKMINI .
RUICM1NI
WILL 8E
MARRIED
10M"I
FRIEND
NO, NEVER! I SHALL
NOT ALLOW HER TO
MARRI( KRISHNA .
MARR"I SHtSHuPALA!
THA' PRINCE OF
CHEPt! t CANNOT
'- '''0" THINK OF ,,!
HE
144
WAS PLUNGEO fN GLOOM
WHA1"
SHOULD I DO?
I FEEl. 50
CONFUe.ED.
Kfll,";HNfI THE ENCHANn::U
{(SHE THOUGHT OF II SENT FOR. liN Ol.1:) '1R(JSTED
8/?'11HliflN.
o KRISHNA . WITH "lOUR
HAHD50ME LOOK&. NO&LE '-=====11
NATURE. AND WlSDOM, r
'IOu RRE TRUL't utl -
MATCHED.
RESPECT.
...----------nc:::x=::::cJ
I HAVE
CHOSEN '1Ou FOR
WI HU&6AND.
HONOUR ME 61(
COMING HERE
I\tlD ACCEPTIHG
ME A5 "lOUR
WIFE .
I 'THAf
400 COMe 10 VIDAR8HA
,HE DA\f BEFORE THE
WEDDING AHD TAKE
ME AWAV FORCI&L 't
i TQO H'AVE
L051 m'f HEAR:!
10 RUKMINI. 50
ReST A55uRED,
I WILL SUREL'Ii
RE5CUE HER
FROM M'1
OPPONENTS
BflACAWAT PUR ... N ... ,
BROTHER RUKMI HAS
ARRAHGEO MY MARRIAGE
WITH SHISHUPALA,!5tIT IDEA OF BEIHG ANY-
ONE ELSE'S WIFE IS
UNTHINMBLE.
IT 19 W5TOftlAfW
FOR "THE BRIDE-TO-SE TO
V15J1 THE. "TEMPLE OF
PARVAIi CUTeIDe. ,HE
TOWN A PA'I &EFVRE iHE
WEDDING
YOU
WILL 8E ABLE ,0
MEET ME.
HuAA<t uP ANU
PRePARf TO LEAVE.
FOR VIVAR&HA. WE
HAVE TO RfACH

NIGH'lFALL. PA<t
AFTE.R
IN NEW
'X.I LOOK 50 &EAUlrFUL.
LET ME TIE lHI& AU5PI-
CIOU& THREAD ON YOtJR
___ __
THE
Wl7H k KJ5HNA IINC THE VENERABLE,
CHARIOT, OIIRtll(.q FIIST IN 7Hi NIGHT.
II'f A LIfRGE
PEClJRATE[) EUPffIlNT!J,
tfOI(SES AND SOLDIERS, 7tfE GROOM3
PIIRTY RE/lCIfE() IWN()JNIIPUR/1.
IF "THRT KRJe.HMA
PROVES AN
O&S"TJI(LE iO
iHIS MARRIAGE,
WE ARE. PRef')qRED
10 FIGHl HIM.
HE 'AOH'i
HAVE /lCHAI"'i
AGAINST OUR
COMSINED
FORCes.
WELCOMEO THEM WITH DUE. HONOlJR IINO
IIPPOINTEO P,I/ljCES.
ALL 1HESE KING5
ARE PREPARED
FOR &AliLE AND
J(RIs.HNA HAS 60NE
l'lLONE!
omac
HE HUIiRIEf)LY GIITHEREO HIS
liND SET OUT FOR. J(UNOJHIlPUKA, HI S
HER/{7 WIIS FJlLEP WJTH CONaRJ{.
I kNOW 15HOt1LD
NO; WORRy. KRISHNA
1'3 MeRlO THAN A
hlA1CH FOR AU. OF
lH ....
BUT iHERE'S
SOUND TO SE
A BIG FIGHT fIND
I MUSi Sf BY
KRleHNA'&
SIDE.

"..""",,0. J AI'I'I WAlliNG
FOR LORD KRJ5HNA, 8UT
EVEN "THE VENERABLE
BRAHMIN H115 NOT
. VEl' REiURNED.
CAN I E.veR
HoPE TO Rf PAl( 'It:itI
FOR WHAI '100
HAve DONE FOR ME,
I CAN ONL\{ 80W
TO i{OU
1i 1'I1:,lISA ( HE ENCHANTER
il1E lWO VADAVA
6ROTHERS ARE HERE!
Pl!RHAP5 10 WIlN655
RuKMINI"S WEDDING,
Ofl\ur
LORD
DID NOT FIND
ME WORTH't' OF HI,., .
"""
r.
--
. ""
1f15 1I/lhI'{ IfAO
KRlSHNA.7HE'f
'v
we ARE HONOURED B't'
'1OUR pRJ3.5ENCe ON THI!:>
OCCA&ION .
OUR PRINCESS
IWKMINI WOULD
MAI'.! "HIM AN
IDeAl. WIFE.
lET'S HOPE AND
PItA.., THAT KRISHNA
'TAKe, IWKMI NI'&
HAHD IN M/'IItRIAGE.
IIHA(; AWAT I'tJHANA 6
"
GROUP OF StXOIER.S, ktlKhllNi MIIOE HER W.IiIV TO
OF GOOOE5S PIIRVlHI .
SEEMEO LOST IN TNOU(jHT 11!!J SHE
WALKEO "lON6 WITH !fER /lTTENOIWTS
/lNO RELATIVES.
150
WILL HE COME ~
PARE I HOpe ~

THE RJTIJIIlS.
IWI{NIINI
THE MIrTH
---,
sNEers.
OF THE
BHAGAWAT l'URANA . (,
J<JNGS IISSEIHBl.EO IN 7HE
tJlfE EMERGEP F1lM
, THE ENCHANTER
II UON 7AI<ING AWAY HI!> SHIlIlE FROM S(lRROuNPING
Kl(JtJHNII $PEP ..9W..9\1' WITH IlUI<MINI.
dllllllSflNPHII IfHIJ "THE KINGS
THE SHOCI< OF THE QUICK OF
Fie ON US ! WE YIlEIU: LEFT
1"I00DIHG OUR sows WHIL.E
1lfA,. COWHERD WOUNDED
OUR PRIDE AND WEN"T AWAY
WITH RUKMIHI.
COME ,
POH 'fOUR.,
ARMOUR..
.". _ ___ --,-_--,-.,--___ ,-:--,.,--.,-----;,.:'"::.:.="::;"\\I ... T PUR .... "IA 6
THE OF IIIf.N1V
VIWIfNTl If RESPON06P TO T/'fE RT7IfCI<
DON'T 'E AFRAID,
o 6EAUTIFUL ONe! JU&T
WA1CH HOW '/OURARM'f
DE&TROV& THE
51GJ1T OF 5OMI/Nfl OF 501.0115
WORPS, f(R17AVR IIRMV CHIEFS
liKE GAOA /lNPMUMMA IWNIHIJ.MS1 TlfEIAF0E6.
$OON TItE PATH Wl9S STREWN WITH FIILL6H
ELEPHIWTS liND SROI(JSN 'HllmOTS.
llARI/S/lNOI1I1 H/SAllIES FLEO.
(()(It O NOT GET OVER. THE
MC7 THflT HIS 8RJPE T O - ~ HRO BEEN
/(IONflPPEO. HE WflS $T1i!ICJ(EN WITH
SOl?kt)W /tNt> SHOC)(. ",,"c....._-I
LOOK AT ME!
SEVENTeEN TIMES WAS
I DEFEATEf) IN BATTLE
BIf KRJSHNA,L05tNG
23 AI(5HAUHtI'HSo
TIME. 6tH. FINALL'f.
IN M'I EIGHTEENTH
AlTEMPT, I sua:,,",,,,,1
GET OVER, ')UR. GRIEF,
o SHietlUPRLR. we CANNOT
AlWIWf!.> HAVE 'lVHRT we:
~ & H FOR.
.
OF KRISHNA J R/JKMI
IU..oNE.
OF THEm WITH EltSE. RUJ(M"S
NO IJO(lNOS.
rHL ENCHAN fER
!JU1 /<RISHNII'S IIRROWS REOIKEO HIS SWORP IINO
FROM HIS CHIIRIOT IINO CHIfRGEO /iT
I<RISHNII,I.II{E II KlOTH F/.'tING 7OItWIRP5
SHIELP 10 PI6CE8.
II FI../iME.
, 0 lORD OF 1llE.
l .... .".,cV" <t. UNIVi!R,Se, '100
FOR HER. SAKE,I'LL
SPARE Hie e.uT
1 MUf" iEACH HIM
LE&&ON.
ARlO 'HE.
POWERFUL
SUT l.{OU ARE
8ENE.VOLENT
l' NOT
"IOU iO KILL. M'f

WITH HIS SI4KJIUJ KRISHNfI
SHIlVEO OfF FliTCHES OF FROM
R(lHMI's IfEIlO fiNO MOlJ6TIICHE,
ALAS! 1HE OHARMA OF
1l1E K5HAiRl'fA&1I\ IS. 5lJCH
'THAT A MAN MA'1 KilL
HIS OWN BROTHER IN WAR.
ANO THE VIlOIIVA IIRMI( /lRRIVIED ON THE
RUKMI's
TO ME RUKHlI's STATe,
KRISHNA! WHAT
HAVE '(OU DONE r
NOBLE ONE,DOH'T THINI<.
ILL OF U5 BECAU5E OF WHAT
HAPPENED.I}UR 8ROTHER
SUFFERED AS-A .RE5ULl OF
- ..... , HIS OWN PEED5
l1ET ITl5 NoelE,
KRISHNA, TO FORGIVE
THE WORST ACT OF'
'fOOR. RELATIVES. LET
HIM GO; KIll
HIM. HIS OWN GUILT
WILL PESTRO'(
TO CONSOLE RtiKMINI HE S/lI{)-
HOW CAN I
RETURN TO M ~
CAPITAL IN THIS
SlATE'? I WIL.L
HAVE 10 FIND
ANOTHER PLACE
TO LIVE.
KRISHNA Tl-IE
" 15 FOR HI5 OWN
GOOD iHAT 'tOUR
6R01HER HAS BEEN
pUNISHED.
I 5t1ALl. NOT ENTER
KUNDIf'lAI'(JRA TILL. 15LRV
THAi WICKED KRISHNA
AND RESCUE My LITTL.E
SISTER.
"THE CI TizeN:; OF
DWARAKA WERE E)tCEED-
INGL'{ HAPP'f 70 WITNE55
THE WEDDING OF
AND VUE COORSE,
A SCN WA5 BOJ<N 10 THE
COUPLE .1HE.,. NAmED HIM
PRAD'fUMNA.
/ ,,,"n A FINE FISH! I WILL
PRESEN1 IT 10 OUR. KING
SHAM8ARASURA .
(111,.1 " .. h' I,O 1 .... 1Ih<1

TIlE ENCHANT[N
MA<{AvATI WA S IN fACT RAil,
.HE WIFE OF KAMDEVA. WHEN
LEFIRNT FROM NARADA THAj
(; ) "THE. !loA8'{ WAS NONE OTHER THAN
J. AN INCARNATION OF HER HU&&AHD,
KAMADEVA, MAl/A VAT I WRS "THRILLED.
DA'fS 5P!!D I'!HD SOON
, PI<A',""M''" GRew UP TO SE
IIOUNG MAN.
BLOw,HE
I'll HAVE
TO USE. MFWA.
"
(.
BHAGAWAT PlJRANA 6
. Wl 7H
THE OF NWHII-MIIVA, PRIIO'lI.JIYINII COtiLO
COUNTER /ILL THE WlCKEO MOVES OF THE IUX/RA.
HE 700K UP/I SlfIlRP SWORD . . .
HI5 DARK L O O K ~
CON"TRAST 50
WELL WITH HER
FAIR FACE.
161
RfJI<MINI TOO
RESEM81.RNCE TO
KRISHN ... THE: ENCHANTER
HAD M"I SON
SURVIVED I HE 100
WOULD HAVE BEEN
HIS AGE.
TOO ClIME ON THE SGENE BUT STOOO BV SlLENTL'I,
115 IF HE KNEW NOTHING . THEN NIIRlJOR IIRRIYED THEU ANP
NI/RR./ITEO THE PIIST EVENTS.
HE ISo "lOUR
SON, RUt<;MIHI,
WHO WAS lOST
WHEN HE WAS
AN INFANT .
S A T ~ I T HAD ONCE
FAL5EL'f 8LAMe.D KRISHNA
AND 10 ATONE: FOR HIS CRIME,
HE GAVE HI5 DAUGtfTER
5AwA6HAMA IN II"IARRIAGE
10 KRISHNA ALONG WITH
1HE 5'fAMAN1AKA GEM.
orner ("hifra kufha
INTERRUPTer:>
NO, NO,"TSlLME
EIIER"I"THING IN
DETAil. WHO WA&
SAiRALllT? WHAT
wAS SATRAU1T'5 I
WHeRE DID HE. GET
THE GEM WHit DID HE
MARR.'I HIS
TO
OH THAT! }oT'S
NOT THE SUN .
"TH.II1''5 SATRAJIT
WEARING A
eRILLIANi
,JEWEL.
BHAGAWAT PURANA 6
DWARAJ(II 7HERE 5117RArJIT WHO
DEVOTEE OF SUN,"!II, rifE. 3UN GOP. ()HE OIl"! .suRYII
HIM.
amar \" hifra "ufhn
163
IN
DWARAKA TALK-
ING I'IBOU'T '{OUR
;'; II Ni.'-...
THE SW:IMANTAKA
151'1 FA&UlOU& GEM.
Ii IIIELDe. EIGHT
MEASURES OF GOLD
EVERII DAII.
NOW THA'T 'IOU HAVE
ENOUGH GOLD, WHI/ DON'T
400 GIVE THE
OUR "'N"
WHAT '6 MORE, -rHE
GEM THE
PEOPLe AROUND FROM
DISEASE ANO FAMINE..
"THE LION WAS FII5C1NATEO BY THE
M ILJ.lANCE OF 7H GEM AND TOOl( IT
Jl I-WI Y 10 HI S OEN . .1(l5 T THEN-
,
,
Iff OWflRIU<II ,
(;ETTING JlffXI(){)S
8IWTHER.
PRA5E.NA HASH' "T
Re"TURNED. PERHAPeI
I< RI50HI'IA HAS KILLED
HIM FOR "THE S>At<E OF
1HE 5'1AMAN1Al<r.
COME WllH ME
1HE. FORES1 WE
WILL FI ND 001
WHAT REALL'i
HAPPENED " 0
SHAGAWAT PURANA (,
" IT W..95 cMNlBRVJlN, THE bEllI? WHO 11"0 IITT-'ICJ(EO THE LION.
tlIIM81WIIN 609VE mE GEM TO HI S LI TTLE SON 10 PLfI WI TH.
OF
16:'


I'LL GO IN ALONE.
"fOU WAIT OUTSIDE
THE ClWE.
166
orner ch;fra kutha
BHAGAWAT PURANA . 6
7HEN 7HE'( W ~ S T L E O WITH ElICH OTHER.BvT S05TRONG ANO
WELl.MATCHED WERE THE TWO THAT THE FIGHT WeNT ON "NDON.
11 15 TWELVE
OAYS SINCE:
I(RI&HNA WENT
INSIDE.
LET'S r:.o
AND GIVE
THE SAD
New5TO
167
KKI::,IINA
It SRTRReJl'r FELT TEKRI8LV
WHEN HE HEIIKO TIfE WHOLE STOR".
WITH HI5 HERO ffUNG LOW,IfE MEEKL V
fiCCEPTEO THE. GEM BIIC/( ON I<RISHNR'6
HOW MDOf Nl6
TO HAVE ACcu5ED
KRISHNA.
I OFFER. "IOU M'i
PAUGH1ER 5ATIfA-
SHAMA A5 ...... ELL A$
THE Ef/AMAN1AKA
GeM,
!;""""""..,I"'WHAT SHqULD I DO
TO mONE 'FOR Wi
WRONG ? HOW CRN I
PLEAse KRISHt-iA
NO ...... ?
I CANNO, ACCEP, THE:
GEM. LET II REMAIN
WITH lKJU A50 A GIFT OF
SUI/:<lA. HOWEVER IF IfOU
WI5H, "IOU MAl{ Give us
"GOLD PRODUCED
r IT.
WH"I DON'T <IOU
KILL SATRA..rry AND
TAKE AWfI"I ,ME
S'fAMANTAKA
___ -1
()C)toI 'l WQRRIt.
WE. WILL 60 TO
DWARAKA AND
FIND THE KILLER.
AHD THE GEM .
"THEN
II'I'\Ue.T
F L ~ e ! AT
LEAST KEEP
I
BHAGAWAT PURANA 6
"SffIlTIIOHIINV!I SPEI) IIW.9 ON HORSE8flCJ(, 8l1T6()()N
KRISHNfl /INO BIILIIRRMII WERJ: ON HIS TRAIL.
THERE HE If;! .
HE-' f; JUMPED '
OFF FROM HI S
HORe-e .
TO {)WIIIYIK8
/JIU.AKIIMA MID A Vl5fT
I1XR(JRA RHD
7HE YOWN.
KRISHNA HAS
KILLED
170
HOWEVER, 'IOU fYlAV
KEEP "THE SI{,IlMAN -
TAKA GEM.JUST ALLOW
ME TO !>HOW IT TO
EVER'fONE. IN DWARAKA
CLEAR, M'I NAMe.
KRISHNA m E ENCHANTER
arnat"
UNCLE,I KNOW THAT
5HATADHFlNVA LEFT THE
GEM WITH 'IOu. RIGHiFULlV
IT BELOHG5 TO SATRAJIT'5
oeSCENDAHT& AND iHERE-
fORE 10 ((1'1 SOH.
KRISHNA THEN SHOWED
THE JEWeL "TO THE PEOPLE
OF DWARAKA. HAVING
CLEARED ALL. 17OU8TS FROM
THE MIND& OF THE PEOPLE,
HE ReTURNED THE GEM
"TO AKRURA
.
. . .
OF .",.
KRISHNA: THE VIcromous
THE STORY OF
KRISHNII:S VRRIOlJ.5 Mlllbf/MES .
o KIlISHNA . W'E
DeLlGHTEP mAT YOU WERE
CONCERNED ABOUT USAND
&NT Ak'RI.IRA 10 ENQUIRE.
ABOUT
ACCOMPANIED BY SATyAKJ
AND OTHER YADAVA5, KRISHNA
PAJD A VISIT 10 INDAAPRASTHA
TO MEET THE
PANDAVAS .
J AM so HAPPY THAT ALL.
OF OW ESCAPED FROM
THE BURNING. HOUSE
LAC,
--:.
omo,
lAM
SUR'tA'S
.
NAME IS
--
I WANT
OSTAIN
LORD VISHNU
AS MY
HUSBAND.
r.::-: _______________ C'C":, I .. II'I" lin VlCTOR'OII'"
,,. Il/l.JIJN/t WEHT BlICK TO KIUSHNR. (( TRKING KIII.INlJ/ WITH THEM, THEY I?ETURNEO 10
'fllOHISHTHI!M'S PAlflCE.
r.:ccc-ccc--c ______________________
GRATER//. MRYR &/1T A BEAUTIFUl
NRU FOR YVPNISNTNIIV/ AT
INPKAPAASTlfA.
NO, WE AlLOW
'I'CIU TO DO SO. IT WOULD
DUR4ODHANA. OU
1M" CHO<>5'
I HAVE SPENT
fOUR MONTHS IN YOUR
DE.I..IGHTFUL COMPAN'I . HOW
I MUST RETUR.N.
I fl U-
rl KINa NIUi/VR.J/T OF AVOPHVli NIW II P.9l.ASHTER /vAMED SIIrt.'A.
ffE MADI! AN IINNOUNCEMENr.
I Will MARR'f M'-4
DAUGHTER SAT'fA TO THE
BRAVEST OF MEN.
~ HE MUST BE ABLE
TO OVERPOwER THESE
SEVEN 1:ERO(.I()I.lS
BULLS.
WHEN kRISHNA HERilP 0'" 1 ' H I S ~ HE
WENT 70 IIVOPNt,'II.
a LORD OF THE
UNI VERSE ~ WHAT CAN
A MERE MORTAL.
WE AIU INDEED
FORTUNATE . I MUST
PERSQNALL'f WELCOME
WI,., .
L.IKE ME co
FOR 'fOU?
I WANT TO
BUILD A BOND
OF AFFECT()N WITH
'fOU B'f NlARR4'ING
YOU R DAUGHTER
SANA .
CERTAINL'1 . WHERE COULD
I FIND A BETTER MATCH
THAN '!'oo? BUT I HAVE
NRIJIVIiJlr LEt> KRISHNA n7 1NE ENCLOSURE
A CONDITION.
OF THE SEVEN WILO BU"8.
YOU MUST CONTROL
THEM AND DI5PLA'f
'fOUR PROWESS.
175
HE HAS
DONE IT!
HE IS THE
CHOSE.N
THE WEPPJNti o.c KIC'JSHNII WITH
SRT/f11 WR5 CELESRRTEP WITH
GRCliT ..t01f AT lIo/0PHIfIl.
f11 fN ,"W"T PI IRAN" 7
SEE, WITH WHAT
EASE HE'S
LEADING THE
BULLS.
ru-=-=:ccc::-=:cc:cc:cc-=---,---,:-:-___ ---,..,----Tl-
rifE kINGS WHO !fAO TRIEO FOR SflrVA'S HIWP ANO FAl lEO NOW
SURROUNPEP THEM .
YOU SHALL NOT
GET AWA'1
WITH HER
If LIKE ,q TRUE F/?IENP, IIIUUNfI C'lME 70 KRISHNA:S-
AID ANO WITH HIS BOW. (iRNPEEVA, OEFERrEO
KRISHNA'S OPPONENTS .
THERE THE" HAVE
ALL GONE. YOU CAN
PRoCEED IN PEACE
TO DWARAI<A.
LATER KRISHNA MARRIED 8HADRM,THE
DAt.JGHTER OF tHS AUNT
SHRUTAKEERTI , AND
LAKSHMANA, THE
NO,BESIDES
PRINCESS OF
MADRA.
HE MARRIED THE
OF
BEAUTIFUL WOMEN
HE HAD RESCUED
FROM THE CLUTCHES
OF THE DEMON
NARAKASURA.
177
r:,.,..:-:-:-c:-c--:_:-c_:-c,--_,--___ ... T PURANA - 7
"NARllKllSlJlrII. IU.SO KNOWN lIS HIS &>EAR WIFE SATI.IR8HI1MII, SET
8HIHAWUIIIIlII, WAS TEIMOJlIZINt$ THE OFF ON NIS rNE 6RRt1P1f .
AaJPE OF 1HE PEVRS WITH HIS
AllmNG ACIS.
HE HAS eVEN
8lOU! /li THE
EAR- RINGS
OF MOTHER
ADIT! .
AND HE HAS
"'9iirl TAKEN AWAit
1 THE
OF VARUNA .
HMM! THE MOUNTAINS
SURROUND 1JiE aT" LIKE A
FORTli!E69. AND THEN
THERE 19 A WALL OF
WEAPONS . A MOAT
F'ILLED WITH WATER
AND A WELL
OF FIRE ,
THE NoIIR THAT IfOSE FROM HIS ~ / I I E
FEROC/OUS NEt9PS ECHOED FEIIR. -
R.ltll( IN IIll t:JlRECTIONS .
ornllr ,- h,frn I..clthn
BUT THE/; NO t'rIRTCH FOI?
MI(jHT. NOW NIU?IU<.II -
SURII HIMSElF CRME TO THE FORE.
.t- WEAPON
WI TH HI S
SET
WHEN I RELEASE THE
SHATAGHNES . YOU MUST
ALL FIRE YOUR ARROWS
AT THe SAMe TIME .
o n" l" , 1\ ;11'0 "" Th o 181
r;:,-::::-::--:--:-:-c-:c-:::--:-:::cc--::-:---c::-c-::c:-::::-:-:::''lHACAWAT , _7
THE ELEPHI'.INT ARM'! COI."P NOT STIINt> 0;.;"1 NIIRIIKIISURR REM/liNE/) ON
TNIS QUill. ATrllCK IINP ~ L E P .
WHI.( HE
DID NOT EVEN
BUDGiE! LET ME
ATTACK
KRISHNA.
THlIT BJRD HAS
SCAREP' AWA't'M,II
ELEPHANTS. J WILL
I(I LL HIM WlTH M4
SHAKT/ ."
H BUT k/?/SHNII WRS QUICKER TNAN HIM ANP .
o mar chi fra Kotho
HERE ARE
THE EAR-RINGS OF
MOTHER Aorrr AND
THE UMBRELLA OF
VARUIliA. STOLEN
6"1 NARAI<A,suRA.
"BOWI NG RESPECTFU.l.lf(
LORD!
t114 GRANDSON
BHAGADATTA. SON
OF BHAUMASURA,
IS FILLED WITH
FEAR. PROTECT
HIM .
I VI(,TORIOl}',
Bl.E5SEP
HE I'OI./NP SIXTEEN T'hOUSIINP BEAUTI FUl. PRINCESSES I MPRI SONEP IN5I PE.
BEEN C/lP1't.lItEP Sf( THE WICIt'EP NAItRkR5t1RR.
LOOI< !
LORD KRISHNA
HIMSELF!
OF TltEM WERE
K!?ISttNA.
I WANT KRISHNA
TO BE MI.f HUSSAND. MA4
aOD GRANT MY ARDENT
WISH .
.-___ _ ____________ ... :: RIt ; ",C \ ... AT I'L IIA'''' -
n I . A T E ~ KRI5HNII AN/) SATVABHANfA
VIS/ TED INO/tII 's Ii80PE IIMAIMVIITI .
It SATVRBHIIMA WIIS FR$CI IVRTEP /1<111 CEl.ESTI Al.
184
TltEE_ XAl.P/lVRlkSHII.
HOW LOVElH
IT LOOKS! CAN'T
I HAVE I T?
-
..-- .
HOW DEVOTED
SHE /510 ME.
BUT LET ME
TEASE HER.
WH4 DID
"IOU ACCEPT
seE NOW
WE I
TO
IN THE
PEAR ONE!
50 MAN.., KINGS,
R/CN ANO NOBLE VIED
WITH ONE ANOTHER
FOR 'lOUR HAND IN
'1O<J
<lOUR.
INTO Ii
ru _ ___ _ _______ __ ..c:; IIII . \(,,\',',\1 ;'I:X,\"JII
KHI SlfNR RElit /SED I'/E GONG <l IN II TRICE HE (iOT &/OWN liND AFFECTIONATEl",
TOO J..IFTEP HER tiP.
ARE '(OU
SURE'10U .
SAl" ALL THIS
IN .JEST?
IN COURSE OF TIME ,
KRISHNA 'S WIVES GAVE
BIRTH TO TEN SONS EACH .
/ lOLD '100 THE STOR'! Of
PRADCiUMNA. THE ELDEST SON
Of RUKMINJ . BESIDES
PRAPI(UMNA ALSO MARR/EP
RUKMAVATI, OF
HIS UNCLE RUI<MI ,
I KNOW I
eQUAl. TO 1.(00,
OF ALL WORLDS.
QNL"I DESrRE IS 10
81.( '-{ouR sloe AND
SERVE /,fOU ALL
M4 LIFE.
KRISII'IJI
RIlKMI SAW THE BEIAKi Nr ON
SON OF KRISHNR.
SHE HAS
CHOSEN PRADYUMNA.
SON of MI.f ENEMI{-
THAT kRISHNA.
SUREl.'1! THAT PRINCE 15
THe MOST HANDSOMe AND
CMARMING! "LL CHOOSE.
HIM TO BE M'-I
HUSS,qND.
MY DEAR SISTER
RUKMINI WILt BE
HAPP. FOR HER
SAkE I WILt lET
TlfeM WED.
j.;;';;;;;;;AM;;'P';PRINCES WHO IlRO ORTNEKEP IN
WERE eN/M(}P AND PROTESTED.
"MAJ:HrIUMNIl FOVtHfT /wEM PEPEATEP 11fEII/ ANP
AWAY 10 PWAIMIUI

PR,9PVtlMNR /lNO RtlKMAV,lJTt OPEl? ,sHONI71'/Pt/IM I }tillS
MFI'(>KJEP WITH PV CEI?EMONt;'. 1/ qRERr OF lORP 8HIYR. ONE PR-
SON WHO WIitS /YAMEP
AH! LORD SHIVA
15 DANCING THE
TANDAVA* I WII..!..
MI.f THOUSAND
ARMS TO PROVIDE
BANRSlIlfA Plf.llt'EP VR/'(IOt/5 Mt.lSIc.qL
INSTRUMENTS TO IICCOMPI9Ntt LORP
SH/vR'S DANCE.
I AM
WITH <touR
DEVOTION. NAME
ANI.( SOON
LORD,
REMAIN HERE
AND GUARDM4
kINGDOM. 1.fOl.4 DESIRE.
IN FACT., THE OTHER PA'-{.
M'I ARMS WERE ITCHING
TO FIGHT SO MUCH
THAT I CRUSHED A
WHOLE RANGE OF
MOUNTAINS ..
MUSIC.
M4 ONE THOUSAND
ARE OF NO USE TO
ME.. THERE /8 NO ONE
BESIDES, <IOU WHO CAN
MATCH Mil STRENGTH.
WHOM CAN r FIGHT?
'1OU FOOL! JUST WAIT!
WHEN THE flAGSTAFF OF YOUR
CHARIOT BREAKS OFf. 'IOU Will..
ME!:,. 'fOuR MATCH AND HE
CRUSH "lOUR
ARROGANCE.
omar l' hitra kutha
AT LAST! NOW I CAN
LOOK FORWARD TO A
REAL GOOD FIGHT.
KRISI"" II \IC10il.O:.h
l( HRP /I PRVCiHTER NIJMEP uSNII. ONE
MOHIVI/Wi SHE Cior UP FA'DM /I PRElIM.
olY'lor ,' hitro Io..\lthn
ALL I CAN
TELL 40U IS
THAT HE WAS
DARK AND
HANDSOME
LARGE
LOTUS -SHAPED
E'iES .

DRAIN THE
Of KINGS AND SAGES.
SEE If CAN RECOGNISE
THE MAN OF t(OUR
DREAM.
111 1\ 'j{.\-'/I.
KRISH",'" rH
,II WHIi.E ThE GUARDS ,vOTICED THflT USHA
OF THE PIIt/iCE FOR
NO! I ALWA'(S
THE SOUND OF
MUSIC AND LAUGHTER
FROM INSIDE.
CAPTURE
HIM! TIE HIM
I.4P WITH .
SERPENT-BONDS.
NOT COME
BHA{ ,AWA r _ 7
IT HAS BEEN
FOuR MONTHS NOW
SI NCE ANIIWDOHA
DISAPPEARED.
If WHEN NA/MPA /i!El.IITEP HOW 8ANASlIIM HIIP CAPllJ,fEO
/lNI/UJOPHA I THE PEOPlE OF PWARI*A WERE FII.LEP WITH !fRaE.
"KIIISHNA t.Eo lNE ArrACK AND
HIS TROOP IN A FO!?MloABi..E
FO/IMflT ION .
SURROuND
HI5
CAPITAL!
EMERtJED WI TH AN EOI.IIIUY t.RIUi
W/ TH HhW SHIV;' ANI' HIS
SON KARTTI KEVII .
CQME!PRA()I(UMNA,
110u FIGHT I(AoII:TTlkE't'A.
WHILE' CONFRONT SHrIlA .
SAT4"AIC' . 'fOU TAKE
ON SANASURR .
111f VICTORlOo"
LORP $HIVII WEP HIS CELESTM/. WERPONS BUT KRI$H/IIR
REPElLED THEM WITH STRON" Btlr OPP'OSIN(J WEIlPON5. HE IS USIN& THE
A(iNEVASTRA I ' LL
QUELL IT WITH THE
PAR"ANYASTIUI .
1111 \( ,\\\ ,\ 1 I'JH"' .... '" 7
WHEN BRNRSUIM'S CHARIOr, CHR/?IOrEER fiNO HORSES FEU.
lINOER KRISHNR'S ArrIJCK HE RRN RWAI( FROM THE FIElO.
8IJ74iOO1V HE RETU,ttNEP WITH
VAltlotlS WEAPONS IN HIS NlRNy
HANDS.
8 A N A S U ~ A IS UNDER.
MI.( PROTECTiON . SPARE
HIM HIS LIFE.
It KRJ5HNR RELERSEO HIS SVORIt$HANA CIIAKRA.
WHO
KING HAS SENT A
THAT HE IS THE
TRUE VAASUDEVA. YOU ARE
AN IMPOSlOR WHO CARRIES
HIS
HE HAS AS-KED 'fOO
TO 4OURSEJ..F
uP OR
TELL "'tOUR KING THAT I Will NOT
GIVE UP MI{ DISC AND OTHER INSIGNIA.
COME:.! LET U5
PREPARE TO
ATTACK THAT
FOOL
PAUNDRAKA.
KIUSHNR lEO HIS TO KIISHI .
PIIUNORIIKII AND THE KIN(i OF KRSHI
CHME OUT TO MEET HIS CHHlI.ENGE.
IN FACT, I WILL USE M4 DISC TO " 'iF=;
DESTR04 HIM AND HIS
FOOLISH FRIENDS WHO
MISLEAD HIM INTO THIS
SELF- DECEPTION.
u R09RING WITH lIU/GHrEIf AT THE SIGHT OF
IMPOSTOR P/H./NPltAkA, KRISHNA RTTRCKEP
COMBINe; ARMIES OF KASHI fiNO kARI.ISI1II .
LOOI< AT HIM! HE
\6 ,
UKE ME- WITH
CONCH SHELL,
A MACE ,A
HE'f! 'fOU
PAUNDRAKA !
WANTED MI.f
CHAI(RA AND
OTHER WI:RPONS.
DIDN'T <.tOO?
WELL,

WERE 'fOU
ARE !
IN II 1t4117T.1t OF MOMENTS,
HEAD tAlI ON THE GROtINO.
AOW KIi/sHAIR TtJIINEP 70 mE KI N(; OF HEllO OF mE KINa OF KASHI.
KRSNI . WI TH HI S SUORIU;.tIlW,q C#/IKIIA I OF NI S PftLf#CE.
___ j
WH'f ! THIS IS
THE HEAD OF
M'-/ FATHER.
I M(A6T
AVENGE HI S
DEATH .
".
Olnor chif ra kafha
AI I'loIVl ,... 1
HE CONCENTRATED !lIS ENERGIES 70 T/IE FIEND THAT EME!?GSP NiA)HEO 70
FINO MGTHOP OF REVENGE. ONE PII"I. &JWIIRRKR.
WHILE PERFORMING Ii 'fAoINA_
THEPEOPtE
TEIfIfIt:IEP.
198
LORP! SAVE
US FROM THIS
CALAMITCf .
DICE.
lOOKEO UP PROM HIS (JAMI!
t>ON'T WORR4 .
r WI L L PROTECT
'fOO .
o rnar l u tho
r.-:-_____________ Illi VIC! III
&1 HE ORDEREP IfIS CHAK/(/I
TO ATTflCK THE FI ENO.
MENACINGI.", THE PlSC SET our 7l:J
THE FIENl>.
..
THE DI5K FOLLOWEP
THE FIRE FIEND TO KASHI .
AFTER DE6rRDI.IINca THE
O
FIEND, THE SUDAR;SHANA
(HA/(RA WAS RESTORED J-___ _ _
L...----""- TO LORD KRISHNA. I
...
. .' .
. "
KRISHNA: AN ALLY OF THE PANDAVAS
PfiREEKSHIT WHO ffflO MEN LiStENING WIlt( RAPT ATTENTION 70
NOW THE SliGE'5 NHRRli7fON OF kRI5I1NfI'!j EXPLQr7S.
DO TELL ME
,HE ADVENTURES
OF THE GALLANT
6f\LARAMA .
I MUST AVENGE
THE PEFnH OF MH
DEAR FRIEND
NARAKASURA.
", CORRESPONDING 1'0 5J'lURfl5H1RA
ON
MOUNT RAlWl1"AKA,
HE MET AN APE
CALLEtJ DV, v'DA .
200
.. w>w,;';;'K.PUP:q,;;;;'-;9M"i'''-'i'SHNA AN AlLY Of THE PANDAVAS
[' NOW PICI(E{J UPII dAR WHeN PVlVIPA Sl!W 811LIIRltMA IIPPROACHING HIM WITH
/1. HIS FAt'OURI78. WEAPONS, HE UPROO7EO,q 511lA TI?e..
C/.. ENCHEO filS FIST AND HIT I'fT TilE COLLII/? 80NE OF
OVlVlDA . THE APE COU,IIP$EO AHO THE ENTIRE FOREST
SHOOK 115 HE FEU.
omor
WE WilL CAPTURE
HIM. LET 'THE
VADAVAS COME
AND FREE HIM
'THEN.
203
II BUT KRISHNA's :;ON FACEO
1HE WIIRl<?IOR.5 IILONE.
204
AN'IFIGtfT5 IN
THE FAMIL'f .1 MIISELF
WILL GO TO
PURA AND PERSUADE
THEM TO FREE
THE KAURAV,qS
HAVE CAPTURED
SAMBA.
HOW bARE THEV
DO eo {"WI: WILL
ArTACI'. "THEM WrTH
OUR. ARM.."
WE WILL STOP HERE: OUTSIDE
THE CI1'1. UDDHAVA,VOU GO TO
KING DHRITARASHTRA AND
FIND OUT WHAT THEIR
INTENTIONS ARE.
lIT 7t1E
WE KNCm lHAT '10uR.
WARRIORS 5lJRROUNDEO
AND OVERPOWERED
SAMBA IN AN UN,JU&T
MANNER. .
---- :=::::::::--..
WIiS WIiRML'I WElahHEP 8V 1HE J(jIlJI?III1I1S.
BAL"RIMfII SIUJ)_
1 HAVE A ",e.SSAGE"''''--
RJR '(OU FRO"., OUR
KING UGRAseNA.
BUT NOW IT 'MXlLO
BE seoT IF "IOU RELEASE.
SAMBA AND RETURN
HIM 'TO US Wt-rH HI5
WIFE.
HA! '100 'fADAVA&
Re'ALL <{ 'THINK 'TOO
MUCH OF '(OURSELF.
so FAR WE DID NO,.
O&1ECT ,.0 "lOUR USE Of
THE ROIIRL IN!?>IGNIA .BUT
SINCE 'KXl ARE TIit'fING
1"0 DICTA"e TERM& "0
WILL HAVE "0
'IOU IN "IOU R
PLAce.
KRISHNA
",qRI?OGIINTL'I THE I<!UJRIWIIS
W/UkEO RW,qy
EVEN W,qITlNG FOR I'"
REPlV.
THeSE KAURRVR&
ARE ASKING FOR
A FI GHT. WELL,
THERe's. ONL\{
ONE WPNOF
PU,.TING il'tEM
IN "HEIR PlACE.
"00A'i I WILL
ReNDER ,.HE
EARTH FRee
FRom ,HESE
VAIN AND
FOOLISH
KAURAVAS.
N 8ALfiMMA RELfiTEO THE EVENTS IN THE
COURT OF {)WAAAkl'l,
TH15 15 HOW OUR
SAMM WON THE HFINO
OF LAI<.5HMANA.

"ONE fJIW,NIlRACVI PECIOEP TO V/5IT
KRI!mN,q.
KRI5HNA HAS
MARRIED THO(JSANDS OF
PRINCES5ES. THOSE WHOM
HE RESCUED FROM THE
CLUTCHEs Of 1'IARAKASURA,
I MUST SEE HO'N HE
Mtl5EO EFFECT.
TILL TODA'f, THE CITI{
OF HA5TINAPtlRA 15 RAI;;;ED
AT THE SOUTHERN EN() AND
INCLINED TOWARDS '''HE GANGA
EVIDENce OF e.ALA.RAMA'5 '
PROwess.
WHEN NIJI?fIO,q IIRRIVeO AT THE RESPLENOENT en-v OF
PWIIRIlKA, HE BEHELO THE aeMTIFUL INNER
OF THE (PEENS.
AH I MADE OF
CORAL,BALCONIES OF
LAPI5- LA'ZULI AND
SAPf'HIRE VI5HWfI-
KARMA HAs REFllllt' D15-
PLA'fED HIS ART IN
THIS PALACE.
I
!
PLEllSIINTRIES
ANO RW(MINI, NIiRIlOII'S
HIM 70 THE PIUIICES
Q I . I E E N ~ .
115TONISHEO -97 THE S16H7 71111T MET 1115 EVES
IIIIRIOU!l PIILIICE5
209
LEIHIING, N./IRAlJA 1tJRNEf) OI1'{ Wffll.t= KRISHNA WI1S IN 11fE COUNCIL HIJLL
IINO $fI1l)-
Cl1llEP SU/JHI1RhllI STRANGER. RUSHEO /N-
o LORD, IlOU ALONE AMOHG
THE 0005 ARE CAPABLE OF
INDULGIHG IN SUCH HUMAH
ACTIVITIES.
WAS 7t1E MI!SSENGER. SENT' ON BEH,IILF
OF 7116 7HO(16HNPS CF HINGS HELO C.tIPTIVE
fN tllfRAMNON!I IN
210
lHE IMPRISONED KINGS
HAVE IMPLORED 'iOO 1'0
HELP THEM.
o LORD,'IO(J ARE
iliE SAVIOUR OF ALL.
I HAVE COME 10 5EEK
HELP.
JlIRASANDHA 'NIlS
DEFEA1ED SEVEN1EEN
'TIME::' &IIIfOU./TWAS
ONL'-I TO DiSPLAI{ 'XIR
HUMAN FRAIL T'I THAT
lIOU ALLOWED HIM 10
DEFEA'1 'IOU a'f 'THE
EIGtfTEENTH I
",JUST TffEN NARROI1 I1RRIVEO ON THE SCENE. I1FTE/?.
WELCOMING rillY! WITH we
o A A A ~ , 'IOU
ROAM. FREEL'I1N THE
lHREE WORLDS.1ELL U5,
HOW ARE CiuDHI5H1HIR,A
AND THE OTHER '",'VA'''',1.
LORD, '100 .... PRETEMP TO SE
IGNORANT OF WHAT GOES ON.
NOTHING ESCAPES 'lOUR
A'TTEtfTIOH.
WE SHOULD
,"lACK (.!ARASAHDHA
FIRS'T
,sAGe HARADA HAS,
A5kED '1(1U
THE RA..tA5004A 4A.lHA
Of 'lOUR c.ouSIH5, THE.
PANOAVAS.ll Ie. FIlliNG
FOR 40U TO!!oE 'THERe..
BU'T OF EQUAL IMP0R7-
FlNeE IS THE 'TA$. OF
HELf'IHG THE. KING-eo
1 WHO HAVE SOUGH'T
'lOUR PRO"TECT/OH.
Blt .... G .... W .... T PUItAN ....
I WILL ANSWER '1OUR QUESllON
ALL THE SAME. THE PANDAIJAS ARE
WELL AND HAppy. HOWElJeR,THEY
WOULD L1IC.E "IOU 10 15 PRESEHl
FrY'Tl1e. RIWASOO'lA I.IAUHA
THe.., PLAN 10 PERFORM.
HAve FArTH
IN 'o'DUR; CO(JI"l6EL
WHFrY DO '}U THINK WE
SHOULD 00 IN 'Tl1E
PRESENT
TO PERFORM A RAJA5OO'{A
4AJNA ,'THE PANDAIJA6 WILL
HAVE 10 GAIN 5UPREMACI(
OVER 'THE EHlIRE LAND.
JARA5F1NDHA
WILL HAVE TO BE
DEF'EATED I NEITHER
CASE 50 THAT THE
RAJFl500VA FluNA CAN
6E PERFORMED OR TO
HELP THE KINGS HELD
'-t:RI'OH"" 8Y HIM.
6HEEMA CAN
EFl5IL'" OVERPOWER.
uARASANDHA IN A DUEL.
SINCE 15
KNOWN TO BE GE/'IEROUS
10 BRFlHMtH5, Bt1EEMA
COULD 00 DI&G?U15EO
A BRAHm1N.
H,RleHNI'j, /JCCONlPllNIED
8'1 HIS WIVES AN!) CfflL{)REN.
00 AND TELL. TH5.
NOT TO aE AFRA1D.
1 WILL SOON COME. AND
uARASANDHA.
o KRlSHf'lA,IWISH 1'0
PERFORM ll1E' RlW1!5OO'fA
4RJHA.1 REQUE!oT ~ TO
ME IN THIS TASK.
AI\ ALlY PANDAVAS
1115 AN EXCELLENT IDEA. 'lHE RAJASOO'IA
tOlJNA WILL HELP TO SPREAD FAME.
IN 111E LANb.FIRST 40U MU5T SUBDUE
ALL THE KINGS OF THE LAND AJI'O
REQUI&ITE MA"TERIAL .
NO KING OM
EARTH WILL pARE
TO REFU&e THE
SUPREmAC\{ Of
A PER50N LIKE
"QU.
1'0 THE NOR;Tl1 WHILE. THE
BRAVE WARRIORS OF MADRA
WilL 8E LED TO THE EAST
61{ SHE-EMA.
111{/JOHI5HTHIRA WAS- IJEU6HTEP TO HEAR THIS. ENTHUSED 8'(
KkISHN/I'S ENCOUMGEhlENT HE. 6RVE IN5TRIICTION!J TO HIS
SAHADEVA,I{OU GO TO
THE COUNTRIES IN 11'11: SOUTH.
NAKULA WILL PROCEED 70 THE
wef,1' WITH THE WARRIORS
OF
/I 7HEf.( RETURNEO VJCTORI(){jS, LI1PEN WITt( THE
81( TlfE COHQUEREO KINGS.
HERE 1'1 1'5 ,THE
WEAL'1H FROM THE:.
KINGS WHO HAVE
SURREI'lDERED TO
'lOUR SUI>REfM<CV,,/
UDDHAVA HAD
ED A WAif 01= COI'IQUI!RJNG
<.lARA5ANDHA .
KRISHNA
"IOU KNOW HOW
HARISHCHAHDRA.
RAHT'DEVA, 5H181 AND
6ALI . ATTAINf:D
SALVATION BIf GIVING
AWAY ALL THE'I HAD
"TO
PR08A5l.'f IT 15 OUT of
FEAR OF ME. THAi THEY ARE
IN DISGUISE. 1 WILL GIVf:
iHEM WHATEVER THEY
ASK

TO 1101.4,0 KIHG.WE.
TRAVELLED FROM
AFAR WITH A SPECIFIC
PURPOSE . DO GRAHT
OUR REQUE5i.
TttE'1 APPEAR 1t) BE
NOT BRAH-
11'111'15. THE MAR)I;5t OF TtfE
60W ARE 50 CLeAR ON
THeiR WRI5T&
o BRAHMI1'I5,TElL _________
/VIE WHAT 'IOU DESIRe.
I AM EVEN ReAD\f TO
UP M'I LIFE.
FOR.
{{KRISHNIl 51110-
WE ARE NOT 6RAH-
MU'4S 11'4 SEARCH OF
ALM5. WE ARE
TRIYAS KEEN ON
FIGHTING WE. WANT
A DUEL WITH IIOU .
THAT 15 THE ALMS
WE SEEK.

,HIS 15 PANDu'S SON
6HEEMA AND THIS 15 HIS
6RO'lHER AR,JUNA.I AM
THEIR COUSIN AND YOuR.
EHEMII
gUT, KRISHNA ,40U ARE A REAL
COWARD. "fOU GET SCARED DURING
A WAR . "IOU EVEN DESERTED
'fOUR MATHURA FOR FEAR OF ME
AND TOOK SHELTER IN THE
OCEAN.$(] I WILL NOT FIGHT
WITH 'fOU.
,HAT LEAVES ONL'f
'fOU,6HEEMA.HERE,
TAKE THIS
IJ'TIU<ING UP AAJOTf"lER M/tCE HIMSElF ,JIJR/lSflNOH,q lEO
8HEE/t1/i 70 THE OF THE CITl{.
216
"SEING WELL MI11CHED IN
STRENGTH, spIRIT liND >"''' , I
7HE FIGHT weNT ON ANO
011"15.
11 WAS THE DE/'WNESS
...rARA WHO GAVE LIFE "TO
,JARASANDHA AS AN INFAN"T
611 PUTTING TWO HALVE&
OF HIS &DDli "TOGE.lHER.
HII A(,AWAT f'lJHANA
WOmo S10P THE
FI&HT AT OtIS/( I1NCJ RESUME
AT PI/WH .
UP,8HEEMA,
IS liME. TO START
AGAIH.
THE ENCJ OF 7ffE 1WENTY-
OIIV 8HEE/YI11
TO J(RISHNI/.
o KRISHHA, I CRHNOT
DEFEA"T .JFlRASANDHA.
KRISHNA
"TO GIVEn HINT TO 8HEEMfi. KRISHNA TOOl(
UP A TWI(3 IN HIS HFiNO FINO BROKe IT INTO
TWO.
220
orner
"FIT THE FIRST OPPORT[)NITr.r, 8HEEMn FELl EO
JIIRns/tNO/-f/j TO mE 6RO(fNO.
~ ..
q WITH II SINGLE STROKE, 8HEEII1A ToRE
tJIiMSllNOHA'5 8001( INTO TWO.
- ..-
-
(( flMIOST THE LOUO CRIES OF THE SPECTII70R5;
III&JUNfI 1/10/0 K R / ~ H N I I EMSKACD SHE/YII/ .
-.
,.
'100 ARE INDEED THIi
REMOVER Of ALL
"TROU8lES AND FEARS,
0

1HEIR THAT
LED THE LIKE!'> OF RAVANA,HEHAYA
AND NAHUSHA TO LOSE THEIR
WITH 'OUR SENSES UNDER
CONTROL AP'lD 'lOUR: MIND FIRM,
LOOK AFTER THE SUBJECTS
YOU.
. .. -
8hEEklfl TOO
TO SOliNO OF
7HEI/? CONCH- SlfELL5ImNtXlNCEO
KRISHNA AND
ARoJUNA ARE
SACK.
o KR.I SHNA,
40U ARE 1HE
LORD OF ALL
\oVORLDS, "'IE1 LIKE
AN A(.10R "'IOU
INDULGE I N "THESE
HUMAH FlCnVrTlE5.
10 KING I
AND DUR'fODHANA AS
WELL 10 111E wt5E
. '- VIDURA.
o KING! NOW
'10<.1 CAN 8EGIN
"'lOUR RAJASOOVA
f./AJNA.
KRISHNA AN
7HE L"NO CONSECRIITEO FOR. YMNII WII5
WITH /l6()t.OEN PlOUGH 8Y
UGtJlOEO 8Y LEARNEO '1UOf(ISHTHI RIl
nll.FOI?MEO IIll THE Il.eQtll 5 1TG RI7UAlS OF
YfhJNII .
NOW ,HE MAIM CE.RE-
MONIES ARE OVER.' o WHOM
WILL <IOU OFFER ,HE FI RS,
WORSHIP ?
5HRI KRISHNA 15 "THE. SEST
AMONG THE. A56EMSlED PEOPLE
HERE AND HE ALOHE DeSERVES
,HE HONOUR. waR&HIPPING
HIM 15> LtI(E WORSHIPPING
iHE ENTIRE CREATJOH .
liE GIFTEO tteuOw SILl(
"NO COSTLY JEWEl.S TO KRI5HNII THE tfllLl.
)WI5 FIUEO WfTl1 cJ{)'(OUS CHEERS OF
FEI.ICITIITION.
HOW CAN ({OU PEOPLE
BE MISLED 8411 "'OUNG
FOOL LIKE SAHADEVI!
WI1H SO MAH'f LEARNED
Ve.NER.A&lE SAGES
PRes-EN" HERE, HOW
CAN "iOU SELE(.1" A cow-
HERD LIkE KRISHNA
FOR "HE FIRS,. WOR-
SHI P '?
HE 6ElDHG6,.0 NO CAS,.e OR.
CREep. NOR. DOES HE HAVE AN..,
VIR,.UES, 1-16 15 A 8LO"T ON HI5
" HONOOR.
II BUT TtfE. 07HERS (()(JUJ NOT BEIU? TO /tEAR XRISlfNIJ BEING INSUl.TEO.
WHILE SOME PEOPLE l.EFT THE PLIICE IN OI56lJ5T, OTHERS TOOl( liP
TO A7TIICI(
COIHPLETION OF THE VIIJNII,
FOR IfIS RITUIll. lJIITH IN THE 6I1NGII.
HE w.q.5 IfORPE" OF
MERRY
RNO THE. I<IIURIWRS.
lilS WIVES WERE
PERSlJII/JEV 70STII'I RNO SPENT !jOME
HflPP'l 011'15 IN TIfE WONOER.FUL
SUCCE. SSFUL COMPLETION OF THE RIII1IlSOOVIl Yfl<JNfI
WR5 1f 50tJRCE OF dOC{ FOR. EVEKVONE EXCEPT DURf{O-
OHIlNIf. HE IUIRNEO WI TH ENVI( SEEINq THE INCIi!ERSB)
PI/lACE 8U1l; 8'1 MA'II/. r ; r r l ~ : ; : J ~
WERl.7H fiNO
flnHOOGH 4UDH15li'THIRA
TRieD TO RESTRAIN THeM,
EVER'tOHe Ai lHe COURT Of
INDRAPRASTHA LAUGHED AND
MOCKeD AT DUR40DHAHA.THU5
4UDHISHlHIRA'S Rl\JASOO'lA
4AI1NA WA& HAI LED &4 EVER'f -
ONe E)l.CEPT DUR'10DHANA ,
WHO&e HEARl W!lS FILLED
.. .. .
,
22<
KRISHNA: THE SAVIOUR
WAS
S"i 6HAI..VA.

@
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ A ~ ~ ' ~ ~ Z ~ ~ ~ A ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
INDESTRlICTI BLE fRIEAlP, SHISHIJPALA'S
ARROeAftIT. I T COUlD SEATE]) IN SAUSHA,
OF SOLDIERS.
11 C A ~ TAKE ME WHEREVER
J WISH TO 60.1 AM
IN"I NCI6LE NOW.
KRISHNA 15
NOT HERE TO
SAVE US.
H16 SHARP. IRON-TIPPED ARROWS. HE
WOl/NDEl> SHALVA's COMMANPER ItS WEJJ. ~ 6 HIS

HAS FAIN1'ED.
IT IS MY DUTY TO TAKE
HIM AWAY TO SAFETY.
"SOON, H O ~ S E S AND CHARIOT
THE ,5.fAVE DYlJlt'l/fltl TOO FELL.
B<IT
TO A
SHOULPER.
THROlJ/iH
ARROWS
VEHICLE.
MESSENGER RtJ.SHEj)
WI TH TEARS IN HIS
KRISHNA!
iOUR MOTHER PEVAKJ HAs
..sENT ME. SHAL.VA HAS
CAPTu RE.t> "'fouR
VASUDEVA.
SHOCK HE
HAD BEEN
IT HAS All J) rSAPPEARED
LIKE A DREAM: THE
BOpY OF
rT WAS A CREATION OF
SHALVA's MAYA'"
IT WAS AfTER
THI6 INCIDENT
THAT 5UPAMA
viSITED KRI6HNA.
KRISHNA: THESAVlOUR
WHY DON'T
'jOu 00 AND MEET
HIM? INHEN HE
COMES TO KNOW
THAT 'iOU HAVE A
fAMII ... Y TO .suPPORT.
HE. WIll SUREL'Y'
HELP "'IOU.
fI ~ R O M HER. /IIEI6f<18O1RS.
2'0
KRI SHNA BATHEI'
RUJ<MIN/ E;ENny
1>0 "'lOLl
j:l:EMEMBER OUR
VA'Y6 AT TtiE
THE
DAY WE WERE _;;;'=jI
SEN" TO T+lE ,...
1'0 COLLeCT fiRE
WOOD
KIIISH'JA II I
KRISHNA THESAVIOlJR
I MUST HAVE
LOST tIIY wAY. 1 HAYE
~ E V E R ~ e e N SUCH
WONDERFUL
e>EFORE.
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ALL THIS CAN
O!'JL)' BE llIROU<!iitl
THE BENEVOLENCE
OF KRISHNA.

MY 5WA'IAMVARA WAs
QOITE 61MlLAR TO "fOURS.
THE CONTESTANTS HAD TO
SHoOT A FISH,
AT I't HEIGHT, BY 1.00KH' .IG
AT 115 REFLECTIoN IN A
VE.SSEL OF 011._ "
I'UII AN,I,
t INClUP1N(i
6UT IN MY
CASE, TtlAT
FISH WAS
COVERED AND
WAS NOT
DIREC1L'Y
VISIBLE TO
lHE ARCtiER.
ARE We
MAt<'!
AT.ME
BY
OR WORStiI-
IMAe.ES TI-lAT
GAINS SALVATlolII.
JAMSANDI-IA,
AND KARNA 1RIED THEIR.
BuT THE.Y COULD NOT FEu.
FISH. BUT KRISHNA 'PIP IT
SO EFFOR"lLESSI..Y.
HE WHO IDENTIFIES
HIMSELF WITH HIS BOPY
AND NOT WITH THE SOUL
IS AN ASS. 50 15 THE
PeRSON WHOCON&IDERS
THE WATER OF THE
MORE IMPORTANT
GREAT I I
BHAGAWATPURANA
I ,
ON RETURNING TO
D'EVAKI, WHO WAS BY NOW
CONVINCED ABOUT THE DIVINE
NATURE OF KRISHNA AND
BALARAMA, REQuESTED TtfEMTD
RESTORE HER: SONS WHO HAP
seEN KILLED BY THE CRUEL
KAMSA. KRISHNA AND ML.ARAIVlA
BROw,;,HT HER SONS 10 LIFE.
It-1OUGH THEY sooN t>ISAPPEAREP
A4AIN, DEvAKI WAS
CoNTENT 10 HAVE FEAsTED
HER EYES ON TliEIR
FACES.
MY
.';'''iiF''';:;';'", A'JuNA
RRIEP MY
GRANDMOTtiER: SUBIiAPRA.
voJHO wAs KR:1SHNA's
.sISTER.
PI56UIGEJ) ItS"" 5ItN'I1f51, HE
H ~ DECI DE!> 70 SPEItIl) FOul( MONTHS
RAINY SEASON THERE.

HOW
SHE
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Illustrated Classics From India
Bhagawat - The Krishna Avatar
The Bhagawat Purena sings of the glory of Vishnu and his incarnations. Attributed to Vyes8, the author of 'Mahabharata', the
Bhagaw8t is one of the most popular of the eighteen major Purenas. hs recitations lasting for a week, called 'Sapleha', are held
all over India.
The naHation is in the form of 8 dialogue between Vyesa' s son, Shukadev8, and king Pareekshit. the grandson of Arjuna.
The present series depicts the story of the life of Shd Krishna, based on the lenth chapter of the Bh8g8wat Purena. Although
composed in the efa !>tfare Christ, the Bhagawat Purena in its present form is dated by most scholars to the sixth century AD
and its tenth chapter to the tenth century AD.
Editor: Anan! Pai
Related Tit les
Krishna The Gita. Krishna and Rukrnini
Krishna and larasandha Kr ishna and the False Vasudeva
Sudama Abhi manyu Tal es or Balarama
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