srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM
Tue Oct 22 13:14:12 CDT 2002
Hari Om !!
--- Srikrishna Ghadiyaram
<srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> Hari Om !!
> --- Venkatraman.Chandrasekaran at NOKIA.COM wrote:
> > > He prayed to Lord Vishnu and Lord Vishnu entered
> > in
> > > subtle form into the Vajra of Indra (which was
> > made of
> > > the bones of Dadhichi). Maha Maya entered into
> > > foam of the waters,foam being not dry or wet.
> > foam
> > > covered the Vajra. When struck by such a Vajra,
> > Vritra
> > > was killed.
> > >
> > > For this treachery of cheating and killing a
> > friend
> > > Indra spent a long long time in the stem of a
> > lotus in
> > > the Manasa lake. The story continues .....
> > >
> > >
> > If killing Vr~tra was indeed treachery and a
> > misdeed
> > why then Devi, Vishnu willingly helped Indra in
> > perpetrating
> > the crime?
> > What is the subtle meaning behind this story?
> This is an interesting question. But, I do not know
> there is any subtle meaning for all the accounts of
> the Purana apart from being accounts of the past.
> I forget now, there is some background for this
> also in his previous births. I will read that
> and also the portion I narrated already and come
> to you.
As pointed out by Sri Jaladhar in the Other thread
"Indra and Vrtra" as follows:
"The source for the above story is Bhagavata
Mahapurana 6th skandha,
chapters 7-13. Chapters 14-17 tell of the previous
life of Vrtra as a
king called Chitraketu. This story may explain the
reasons, and why Vishnu Bhagavan helped Indra in this
process. I will write in another post, the comments as
given in the Devi Bhagavatam.
Om Namo Narayanaya !!
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