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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Gajendra Moksha

He was a disciple of Achyuta Pisharati from whom he studied Sanskrit grammar. In this episode, Vishnu came down to earth to protect Gajendra, the elephant, from the clutches of Makara, the Crocodile, and with Vishnu’s help, Gajendra achieved mokshaor salvation.

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The sage Devala came to visit the king, and when the two of them were bathing and Devala was offering prayers to Surya the Sun godthe king pulled the sage’s leg for fun. O Vishnu, Lord of Gurvayur! Here is the text of Gajendra Moksham, from Chapter 8.

Daily Inspiration Mailing List If you are interested in getting short Vedantic messages as “daily inspiration”, please let me know by leaving a comment on this blog, with your email address. Please save me from my afflictions. Given below is a reproduction of Dasaka 26 from Narayaneeyam which summarise the episode of Gajendra Moksham narrated in detail in chapters of the 8th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. Supreme deity Vishnu Krishna Rama.


Gajendra then attained a form like that of the god Sarupya Mukti and went to Vaikuntha with Vishnu. The only sane Indian Newspaper. Favorite Research Links Hamming: Devala explained that he could not reverse the curse; he blessed Huhu that Vishnu would slay the crocodile and liberate him from the cycle of birth and death.

As the struggle was seemingly endless it is believed that the crocodile held Gajendra’s foot for over a thousand yearsand when he had spent his last drop of energy, Gajendra called to the god Vishnu to save him, holding a lotus up in the air as an offering.

Where is it that a devotee of yours cannot get the top position? Gajendra tried for a long time to escape from the crocodile’s clutches.

You must log in to post a comment. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. The original transliteration was taken from Sanskrit docs.

Indradyumna was transformed into an elephant and became the king of the herd but was fortunate in retaining your remembrance even as an elephant. As a student he also studied the Rig Veda and Tarka Sastra the science of logical reasoning and argument. The translation I follow is by Shri Alan Jacob. The real background meaning of Gajendra moksha depicts materialistic desires ignorance and sins as a crocodile preying upon a helpless elephant i.

The elephant, by his own power and the power of the divine place, led his life without encountering any problem whatsoever. The prayer made by Gajendra on this occasion became a famous hymn in praise of Vishnu called the Gajendra Stuti.


Until one day when they can look beyond everything in this creation due to some extreme experience like Gajendra when he recalls Gyana Eternal Knowledge from his previous births and an extreme experience to ultimately give up himself to the supreme being Vishnu.

The Gandharva who had become the alligator by the curse of Devala was released from his curse and the elephant, taking on the same form as yours saroopyamshone in his splendour.

GAJENDRA MOKSHAM (FROM NARAYANEEYAM) – Gleanings from Sanskrit Literature

Part of a series on. 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 gajenra. It is believed that this incident has happened in Kabisthalamwhere there is a Gajendra Varadha Temple. This section does not cite any sources. It is very good, isn’t it?

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This page was last edited on 26 Augustat The crocodile simply would not let go.

He dedicated his work to Lord Krishna, fondly called by devotees as Guruvayoorappan, at the temple at Guruvayoor in Kerala. A Gandharva named Huhu who had become an alligator crocodile by the curse of Rishi Mosham was also living in the same lake.