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HomeRamayanamBhagavatamTrustContacts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bhagavatam - Tenth Skandha , Chapter 63Battle of Lord Krishna and Lord Siva Not seeing Aniruddha return,

his relatives continued to lament as four months of rainy season passed **** Battle Lord Krishna and Lord Siva Suka Deva Continued Not seeing Aniruddha and not knowing the where he is , his relatives continued t o lament as four months of rainy season passed. Then Narad appeared to tell the Vrishnis the news of Aniruddha having been captured by Bana in Sonitapura. Then Vrishnis immediately left for Sonitapura with twelve Akshahaunis of army. L ed by Balaram, Krishna, Pradyumna, Satyaki, Gada, Samba, Sarana, Nanda, Upananda , Bhadra and others, they laid seize to the Banasura's capital Sonitapura, surro unding it from all sides . As the attacking armies destroyed the cities watch to wers, the boundary walls, and the gardens, Bana himself led an army of equal siz e to confront the Vrishnis. As per his benediction Lord Rudra riding on Nandi ca me to support Bana along with his son Kartikeya and others who always attend to Lord Siva. Lord Rudra carried the battle to Krishna. Then a very astonishing and tumultuous battle commenced between Lord Krishna and Lord Siva. Pradyumna took on Kartikey a. As the battles escalated Balaram fought with Kumbhandha and Kupakarna, Satyak i with Bana, Samba with Bana's son. Brahma and all the Devas came to watch this epic battle between the Lord Vishnu and Lord Siva. Lord Krishna drove away, Bhutas, Pramathas, Guhyakas, Dakinis, Yatudhanas, Vetal as, Vinayakas, Pretas, Pisachas, Kusumadas, and Brahma Rakshasas. All of them ar e followers of Lord Siva. Lord Siva fired several weapons at Krishna. But Krishna was able to neutralize a ll of them. Counteracting a Brahmaastra with Brahmastra, fire with water, wind w ith mountains, Siva's own Pasupatastra with Krishna's own Narayanastra, Krishna had an answer for all of Sivas arms. Finally Krishna released a sleep inducing J rumbhanastra, Virtually making Siva fall asleep. Krishna then took on Bana's arm y and destroyed it completely. Lord Kartikeya too retired from the fierce battle with Pradyumna. Lord Balaram killed Kumbhanda and Kupakarna. Seeing his army be ing destroyed Bana left his battle with Satyaki and turned on Lord Krishna. Bana sura using all his thousand arms with five hundred bows rained arrows on Lord Kr ishna. Lord Krishna broke each and every one of his bows, broke his chariot and horses and then sounded his Panchajanya. Then Bana's mother Kotara desiring to p rotect Bana appeared before Lord Krishna. As Lord Krishna turned his face away f rom the lady, who appeared nude, Bana escaped to the city. As Lord Siva's followers fled from the battle, the spirit of Siva appeared to ta ke on Krishna. Seeing the three headed and three footed spirit of Siva spewing f ire in all directions, Krishna too released his own spirit, the spirit of Vishnu , to counter the spirit of Lord Siva. As the Spirit of Vishnu over powered the s pirit of Siva, the spirit of Siva cried out. Obeisance to you, the spirit of unlimited potential. You are the cause of all cre ation, maintenance and dissolution. You are the truth Vedas refer to. You are th e Time, the Fate, the Karma, and the Being. You are also the material body, the life giving air, the soul, and all the senses all of which constitute your Maya.

I take shelter of you. With various goals you perform actions to protect the Devas, the Saintly persons and the Dharma. You punish all those who stray beyond the path. Your present inc arnation is to relieve the burden of the earth. Oh Lord I take shelter of you. Supreme Lord said, Oh Three headed one I am pleased with you. May your fear of my spirit go away? Anybody who remembers our conversation will also have no fear o f you". With these words, released by Lord himself, the Sivas spirit went away. But Banasura again appeared to continue the fight with Lord Krishna. As he started again showering arrows with his thousand arms, Lord Krishna starte d cutting off his arms systematically as if they were branches of a huge tree. S eeing the plight of his devotee and out of compassion Lord Siva approached Lord Krishna. Oh Lord without doubt you are our most dear Lord. I, Lord Brahma and all Devas have all surrendered whole heartedly to you. This Banasura is my devotee. I have granted him freedom from fear. Therefore my Lord please grants him your mercy too, like you have granted to Prahlada. Lord Krishna replied, O Lord Siva, we should do what is gratifying to you. I agre e with whatever has been determined by you. I will not kill Bana for I gave a be nediction to Prahlada that I will not kill his descendants. I have only severed Bana's arms to subdue his pride. His military force has been destroyed because i t has becomes burden to the earth. Bana with four arms will be immortal as your associate . Banasura too attaining freedom from fear, offered obeisance to the Lord by bowin g down his head. Then he brought Aniruddha and his daughter Usha seated on a cha riot to the Lord. Keeping the Aniruddha and his bride Usha at the head of the pa rty, the Yadava group moved back to Dwaraka. Lord Krishna took leave of Lord Siv a and then departed. Krishna then entered Dwaraka to a tumultuous welcome as alw ays amid singing dancing and festivities of success. Suka Deva continued saying , O King who ever rise early in the morning and remem bers Lord Krishna's victory over Lord Siva will never experience defeat ***

Who ever rise early in the morning and remembers Lord Krishna's victory over Lor d Siva will never experience defeat.

Previous Stories Bhagavatam Lo Dasamam

Chapter 1- Queries on the Story of Krishna

Chapter 2: Salutations of Brahma Chapter 3: Birth of Krishna

Chapter 4: Kamsa and the eighth child of Devaki

Chapter 5: Birth Festivities in Gokul

Chapter 6: Putana's Salvation

Chapter 7: Trinavarta's story

Chapter 8: "He will be Known as Krishna"

Chapter 9 & 10 : Krishna and Yashoda

Chapter 11 : Trek to Vrindavan

Chapter 12: Death of Aghasura

Chapter 13: Brahma steals Boys and Calves

Chapter 14: Brahma's Hymn

Chapter 15: Dhenukas Death

Chapter 16: Kalaiaya Moksham

Chapter 17: Story of Kaliya

Chapter 18: Pralamba Vatha

Chapter 19: Forest Fire

Chapter 20: The Seasons

Chapter 21: Venu Gitam

Chapter 22: Gopi Vastrapaharanam

Chapter 23: Brahmans wives Blessed

Chapter 24 Govardhan Puja

Chapter 25 Govardhanoddharanam

Chapter 26: Krishna's Divinity

Chapter 27: Krishna as Govinda

Chapter 28: Rescue of Nanda

Chapter 29: Raslila

Chapter 30: Gopis search for Krishna

Chapter 31 Song of Gopis

Chapter 32: Reunion

Chapter 33: Raslila

Chapter 34: Saving of Nanda

Chapter 35: Gopis Songs

Chapter 36: Death of Arishta

Chapter 37: Killing of Kesi & Vyoma

Chapter 38 Akrura's arrival in Vrindavan

Chapter 39: Akrura's vision

Chapter 40 Akrura's Hymn

Chapter 41: Krishna and Balaram enter Mathura.

Chapter 42: Breaking of the Celestial Bow

Chapter 43: Wrestling Matches

chapter 44: Killing of Kamsa

Chapter 45: Events following Krishna's Death

chapter 46: Uddhava at Vraja

Chapter 47: Bhramara Gitam

Chapter 48: Krishna Visiting Trivakra and Akrura

Chapter 49: Akrura's mission to Hastinapura

Chapter 50: Dwaraka

Chapter 51: Deliverance of Macahukunda

Chapter 52: Rukmini's message

Chapter 53:Rukmini's Abduction

Chapter 54: Rukmini kalyanam

Chapter 55: Story of Pradyumna

Chapter56//57: Story of Syamantakmani

Chapter 58: Marriages of Krishna

Chapter 59: Slaying of Naraka

Chapter 60: Humbling of Rukmini

Chapter 61: Krishna's Children

Chapter 62: Usha and Aniruddha

Hymns of Bhagavatam

Chapter 2 - Brahma's Hymn

Chapter 3 Vasudeva's Hymn Chapter 3 Vasudeva's Hymn in Telugu

Chapter 3 Devaki's Hymn Chapter 3 Devaki's Hymn in Telugu

Chapter 6: Prayer of the mothers

Chapter 8: 'He will be known as Krishna Copyright (c) 2010 All rights reserved.