Gajendra Moksha (Sanskrit: गजेन्द्रमोक्षः) or The Liberation of Gajendra is Puranic legend from the 8th Skandha of Bhagavad Purana, one of the most. Get this from a library! Gajendra Moksha: bhā-shāśloka baddha. [Cirañjīvī;]. Gajendra Moksha: bhā-shāśloka baddha by Cirañjīvī. गजेन्द्र मोक्ष: भाषा-श्लोक बद्ध by Cirañjīvī;. eBook: Document. Nepali. Tr̥tīyabāra.
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The prayer made by Gajendra on this occasion became a famous hymn in praise of Vishnu called the Gajendra Stuti. There was once an elephant named Gajendra who lived in a garden called Rtumat which was created by Varuna. Gajendra ruled over all the other elephants in the herd. On a hot day, he proceeded with his herd to a lake to cool off in its fresh waters. Suddenly a crocodile living in the lake attacked Gajendra and caught him by the leg. Gajendra tried for a long time to escape from the crocodile's clutches. 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.
One by one they all left, leaving Gajendra all alone there. Gajendra and the crocodile were having a tough fight.
One was dragging the other. The elepant dragged the crocodile to the land and the crocodile dragged the elephant into the water. This duel went on for some time.
Save me. His vehicle, the eagle With his Sudharshana Chakra ,he freed Gajendra from the mouth of the crocodile. Would you like to listen to the story? Here it is I have narrated it This incident is said to have taken place in Kapisthalam, near Kumbakonam in Tamilnadu.
Here is the photo. The temple tank is dry now This is the place where Gajendra Moksha is said to have taken place. Tamizh Elango.
Vishnu informed Gajendra that he, in one of his previous births, was the celebrated King Indradyumna, a Vishnu devotee, but due to his disrespect to the great Sage Agastya , he was cursed and had to undergo this life. Because Indradyumna was a chosen one, Lord Vishnu had him born as Gajendra and made him realize that there is something called, "Kaivalya" which is beyond Svarga and Urdhva Loka.
Indradyumna could attain Moksha finally when he as Gajendra left all his pride and doubt and totally surrendered himself to Vishnu. The prayer made by Gajendra on this occasion became a famous hymn in praise of Vishnu called the Gajendra Stuti.
One day, Agastya , a great sage came to visit the king but Indradyumna sat heavy on his seat, did not rise up to receive the Rishi with the respect. A fuming Sage Agastya noticed that the great King, despite the greatness of his good deeds, still has traces of Ahamkara in him and elucidated to the King that in his next birth, he would be born as an elephant in which he would be taught the hard way that self is to be renounced and surrendered to the Lord.
The crocodile in its previous birth was a Gandharva king called HuHu. Once Sage Devala came to visit him.
The two were taking bath and Sage Devala was offering prayers to Surya the Sun god when Huhu pulled the sage's leg for fun. The enraged sage cursed the king to become a crocodile in his next life.
The repentant HuHu asked for pardon. The Sage proclaimed that though he cannot reverse the curse, the crocodile would be liberated from the cycle of birth and death only when Lord Vishnu himself in his full form visits the Earth upon invocation by a holy soul. Thus the two souls were redeemed from their curses, the results of their "Puraakritam".
Location It is believed that this incident in happened in Sonepur. Sonepur hosts one of the world's largest cattle fairs in Asia which starts on Karthik Poornima. Sonepur also has the confluence of four rivers.