Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya: Chapter 13: Part 7

  • 121) All the men there, and the groups of devatas in the sky, started praising Lord Krishna, the One who is the best amongst even the excellent ones. Then, in a similar fashion, mushTika also fell down dead after his head was smashed by the firm fist of Balarama.
  • 122) Thereafter, two wrestlers named kooTa and kOsala were killed by Lord Krishna, and another wrestler named chala was killed by Balarama. Kamsa’s brothers namely Suneetha and others were killed by Balarama with the parigha weapon.
  • 123) Having witnessed the destruction of his people by the two of them, the sinner Kamsa ordered his army, which was invincible and full of valor due to the boon of Shiva by saying “Throw these two out and punish them severely” and sent them (the army).
  • 124) Upon hearing their King’s orders, that invincible army of 21 akshouhinis took up various weapons and surrounded Lord Krishna, the One with infinite strength – it was just like how a pack of foxes keep a lion in their midst.

Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya: Chapter 13: Part 6

  • 101) Lord Krishna granted both of them all their desires in abundance in this world, and saroopya mukti as boon in the other world. Thereafter, He started walking in the raajamaarga and saw a woman with a bent back (trivakra), carrying gandha that was fit for use by kings.
  • 102) As soon as He asked, Trivakra immediately gave Him all the gandha. Lord Krishna, along with his elder brother, applied all the gandha upon themselves. He immediately straightened her back as a blessing. After being prayed upon repeatedly, Lord Krishna said “I will come at a suitable time” and left the place with a charming smile.
  • 103) Lord Krishna, the One who was the resort for even the full moon and its group (of stars), the One who stole (everyones) hearts due to his radiance, the One who had radiance which exceeded that of numerous excellent suns, the One who had a body which was happiness itself, the One who was wearing peetaambara, the One who was wearing gold-like beautiful garlands, the One who was the ocean of beauty, the One who was the ocean of infinite auspicious attributes, walked on that raajamaarga!
  • 104) Lord Krishna reached the weapons-store. Lord Krishna, the One who is perfect eternally and One who is full of infinite strength, then lifted the bow which was given by Shiva and was never strung by anyone. He lifted that bow of Kamsa forcefully, and brought it near his chest and broke it into two right in the middle even as He was stringing it.
  • 105) That bow, which was till date unbroken by even the suras and asuras, made a terrible sound as soon as it broke, as if brahmanda itself had cracked. Even though Kamsa was very courageous, he lost all his energy as soon as he heard the sound, and fell down on the ground.
  • 106) Having destroyed the entire army that was sent by Kamsa, Lord Krishna along with Balarama joined the group of Nandas and others. He spent the night as willing, after consuming rice along with milk.
  • 107) Kamsa’s heart started pounding heavily out of extreme fear. Early in the morning, he seated himself on a high pedestal in the midst of the group of (other) kings. Numerous people from the land, and town, seated themselves in smaller seats along with their wives.
  • 108) Kamsa placed a big elephant called Kuvalayapeeda along with its mahout at the entrance of the stadium. Inside of the stadium he placed valorous wrestlers like Chanoora, Mushtika and others and desired to control Lord Krishna. What a surprise!
  • 109) Kamsa had an intolerable army which was 20 akshouhinis in size. It was extremely strong and due to the boon of Shiva it was invincible (by others). He also had a younger brother called Suneetha, who was an asura named Vruka in his previous life.
  • 110) In his previous life, Kamsa had 7 brothers, all of whom had taken birth as his brothers now too. They had joined the army and were inside the stadium. These great sinners saw Lord Krishna and Balarama entering the stadium, and possessed their weapons intending to win the battle against the Lord.
  • 111) On the other hand, Lord Krishna, after the sun rose, joined Balarama and others, and approached the main entrance of the stadium, while being worshiped by devatas, in order to eliminate the asuras. Lord Krishna is the most valorous One. He possessed extreme strength and was capable of doing all things extremely well.
  • 112) Lord Krishna, the best guru of the world, arrived there and saw the powerful elephant, which was protected by the boon of Shiva, standing there. Seeing it at the entrance of the evil Kamsa’s stadium, he addressed the mahout and said “O sinner! vacate this place quickly”
  • 113) Having been condemned in that way by the most-capable Lord Krishna, that mahout, whose ego had bloated due to Shiva’s boon, and who had become incapable of being killed by anyone, directed the elephant and made it rush against Lord vAsudEva, the One with endless greatness!
  • 114) Lord Krishna played around with the elephant for a while; He then held its trunk, pulled it to the ground, stomped on its chest and pulled out both its tusks. He hit the mahout with those tusks; The mahout (too) died.
  • 115) Lord Krishna, having killed that elephant, which was invincible, along with its mahout, placed the tusks on his shoulders. Lord Krishna, the One who has natural and infinite strength and is without any defects, was joined by his elder brother Balarama; Having been decorated with the blood of that elephant, he entered the midst of the stadium.
  • 116) As soon as Lord Krishna, the personification of strength and valor, and the chief Guru of the world entered the stadium, all the knowledgeable ones became filled with joy. At the same time, all the ignoramuses became sad. Just like how lotuses bloom and kumuda flowers wither upon the sun’s rise.
  • 117) When he saw Lord Krishna, One who resides all over this world, entering the stadium, a wrestler by name Chanoora, who had become invincible due to the boon of Shiva, said thus in order to please Kamsa – “O Madhava!”
  • 118) “Brahmins proclaim that King is himself God. One who does that which pleases the King is bound to achieve all. Therefore, for the pleasure of the King, let us both wrestle (with each other). Let the powerful Balarama wrestle with mushTika”
  • 119) When he said, Lord Krishna mockingly said “Let it be so” and got down to fight with him. The Lord of the devatas wrestled with him for one muhurtha and then held His enemy by his legs.
  • 120) Lord Krishna, the One with exceeding amount of strength that none can bear, lifted him though he had a physique that was like the vajra that cannot be pierced. He swung him many hundreds of times in the air, smashed him to the ground and stomped on him. He (chanoora) fell down like a mountain that crumbled.

ninna olumeyinda….

ನಿನ್ನ ಒಲುಮೆಯಿಂದ ನಿಖಿಳ ಜನರು ಬಂದು |
ಮನ್ನಿಸುವರೊ ಮಹಾರಾಯ | pa |

ಎನ್ನ ಪುಣ್ಯಗಳಿಂದ ಈ ಪರಿ ಉಂಟೇನೋ I

ನಿನ್ನದೇ ಸಕಲ ಸಂಪತ್ತು II II

ಜೀರ್ಣಮಲಿನ ವಸ್ತ್ರ ಕಾಣದ ಮನುಜಗೆ | ಊರ್ಣ ವಿಚಿತ್ರ
ವಸನಾ || ವರ್ಣವರ್ಣದಿಂದ ಬಾಹೋದೇನೊ ಸಂ |ಪೂರ್ಣ
ಗುಣಾರ್ಣವ ದೇವಾ ||

ಸಂಜೀತನಕ ಇದ್ದು ಸಣ್ಣ ಸವಟು ತುಂಬ | ಗಂಜಿ ಕಾಣದೆ |
ಬಳಲಿದೆನೊ || ವ್ಯಂಜನ ನಾನಾ ಸುಭಕ್ಷ್ಯ ಭೋಜ್ಯಂಗಳ
ಭುಂಜಿಸುವದು ಮತ್ತೇನೋ ||

ಒಬ್ಬ ಹೆಂಗಸಿಗೆ ಅನ್ನ ಹಾಕುವದಕ್ಕೆ | ತಬ್ಬಿಬ್ಬುಗೊಂಡೆ ನಾ ಹಿಂದೆ |
ನಿಬ್ಬರದಲಿ ಸರ್ವರ ಕೂಡಿನ್ನು | ಹಬ್ಬವನುಂಡೆನೊ ಹರಿಯೇ ||

ಮನೆಮನೆ ತಿರುಗಿದೆ ಕಾಸುಪುಟ್ಟದೆ | ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ಚಾಲವರಿದು
ಬಾಹೆನೊ || ಹಣ ಹೊನ್ನು ದ್ರವ್ಯ ಒಮ್ಮಿಂದೊಮ್ಮೆ ಈಗ | ಎನಗೆ ಪ್ರಾಪುತಿ
ನೋಡೋ ಜೀಯಾ ||

ಮಧ್ಯಾಹ್ನ ಕಾಲಕ್ಕೆ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಅನ್ನ | ಮೆದ್ದೆನೆಂದರೆ
ಈಯದಾದೆ || ಈ ಧರೆಯೊಳು ಸತ್ಪಾತ್ರರಿಗುಣಿಸುವ | ಪದ್ಧತಿ ನೋಡೊ
ಧರ್ಮಾತ್ಮಾ ||

ನೀಚೋಚ್ಛ ತಿಳಿಯದೆ ಸರ್ವರ ಚರಣಕ್ಕೆ | ಚಾಚಿದೆ ನೊಸಲು
ಹಸ್ತಗಳ || ಯೋಚಿಸಿ ನೋಡಲು ಸೋಜಿಗವಾಗಿದೆ | ವಾಚಕೆ ನಿಲುಕದೊ
ಹರಿಯೇ ||

ವೈದಿಕ ಪದವಿಯ ಕೊಡುವನಿಗೆ ಲೌಕಿಕ | ನೈದಿಸುವುದು
ಮಹಾಖ್ಯಾತಿ || ಮೈದುನಗೊಲಿದ ಶ್ರೀ ವಿಜಯವಿಠಲ ನಿನ್ನ | ಪಾದ
ಸಾಕ್ಷಿ ಅನುಭವವೊ

shrI mukhyaprANAshTakam – shlOka 9

padyAnAmidamaShTakaM pravilasanmadhvAkRutispaShTakaM

taddAsapriyavAdirAjayatinA taddattavAgbhUtinA |

hRudyaM yaH paThatIritaM sucharitaM saH syAddishAmaShTakE

mAdyanmAyimataMgabhaMgakaraNE siMhaprabarhaprabhaH || 9 ||


padyAnAm – shlokas

idam – these

aShTakaM – eight

pravilasan – gleaming

madhvAkRuti – srimadachArya

spashTakaM – bring clarity

tad – his

dAsapriya – favorite servant

vAdirAja – vAdirAja

yatinA – (by) saint

tad – his

datta – given

vAg – speech

bhUtinA – power

hrudyaM – (from the) heart – sincerely

yaH – one who

paThAt – studies

IritaM – utters

sucharitaM – virtuous

saH – he

syAd – verily/perhaps

dishAM – direction

aShTakE – (in) the eight

mAdyan – intoxicated

mAyi – mAyAvAdis

matanga – elephants

bhaMga – destroy

karaNe – will do

siMha – lion

prabarha – most excellent

prabhaH – shine


These eight shlOkas which bring clarity (on various aspects) of the character of  srimadachArya have been composed by his favorite dAsa sri vAdirAja only due to the power of speech (composition) granted by him.


One who sincerely studies or recites this ashTaka will become known as a virtuous person in all 8 directions. He will destroy the intoxicated elephant like mayAvAdis like the most excellent and lustrous lion.


shrI vAdirAja tirtha gurvantargata shrI rAghavEndra tIrtha gurvantargata shrI bhAratI

ramaNa mukhyapraNAntargata shrI sItA pati shrI mUlarAma prIyatAM


shrI krishnArpaNamastu

shrI mukhyaprANAshTakam – shlOka 7 & 8

vidvatsiMdhuma gRuhOdaya dvijapathapraj~japtibIjOdaya

pratyarthyaMbujamudraNa priyajanapratyUhagharmArdana |

hRullagnAmalakRuShNasasmitadayAvIkShAsudhAdhiShNya mAM

shrImanmadhvamunIMdrachaMdra kumudasthAnIyamudbOdhaya || 7 ||


vidvatsindhuma – ocean of scholarship

gruha – house

udaya – arose

dvijapatha – leader of brahmins

prajnapti – teaching

bIja – seed

udaya – arose

pratyarthi – opponent

ambuja – thunderbolt

mudrana – stamped

priyajana – dear ones

pratyooha – obstacles

gharma – heat

ardana – destroy

hrud – heart

lagna – fixed

amala – auspicious

krishna – LORD

sasmita – smiling

dayA – compassion

veekshaa – knowledge

sudhA – nectar

dhishnya – abode

mAm – me

shrimatmadhva – srimadachArya

muni – saint

chandra – moon

kumuda – lotus

sthAnIyaM – place

udbOdhaya – lift me up


You arose (were born) in the house which was an ocean of scholarship. You appeared from the one who was the teacher of all those who were brahmins.


You stamped your opponents with the thunderbolt (like arguments). You destroy the heat of

obstacles that your dear ones face.


Your heart always has the fixed smile of the auspicious LORD KRISHNA.


O SrimadAchArya! One who is like the moon (one who stands out) amongst munis! Please remove

me out of this slush called samsAra.


Note: kumuda sthAniyaM – place of lotus – slush or muddy water.


yadvAgAkhyakarAH satAM sukhakarAH durvAdigarvajvarAH

sadvidyAMbudhipOShakO yadudayO&vidyAMbudhEH shOShakaH |

yaH sharvENa shirOdhRutO&pi vishadaM chakrE murArEH padaM

sO&vyAdadbhutamadhvatArakapatirhArdAMdhakArachyutiH || 8 ||


yad – one who

vaagaakhya – commentary

karAH – writes

satAM – sajjanas

sukha – happiness

karAH – gives

durvAdi – incorrect arguers

garva – arrogance

jvarAH – grief

sadvidyA – good knowledge

ambudhi – ocean

pOshakaH – nurturer

yad – one who

udayaH – rises

avidyA – ignorance

ambudhi – ocean

shOshakaH – destroyer

yaH – one who

sharvENa – by shiva

shiraH – head

dhrutaH – borne

api – indeed

vishadaM – poison

chakrE – cuts

murArEH – LORD’s

padaM – feet

saH – that

avyAt – protect

adbhuta – wonderful

madhva – srimadachArya

tArakapati – LORD

hArda – heart

andhakAra – darkness

chyutiH – destroy


One who writes commentaries (on LORD’s works); One who gives happiness to sajjanas; One who gives

grief to durvAdis.


One who is the nurturer of the ocean of good knowledge; One who rises; One who is the destroyer of

wrong knowledge.


One who is borne on the head by shiva (out of respect); One who cuts poison and One who is at the feet

of the LORD.


O SrimadAchArya! the destroyer of darkness. You always have the LORD in your heart. Please protect me.

shrI mukhyaprANAshTakam – shlOka 5 & 6

kAmI yEna hi kIchakO vinihataH krOdhI cha dushyAsanaH

stabdhO lubdhasuyOdhanaScha maNimAnmugdhO madAMdhO bakaH |

kRuShNyErShyAbhirataScha mAgadhapatiH ShaDvairivargAtsadA

sa tvaM bhIma guNAbhirAma dayayA dAsaM hi mAmuddhara || 5 ||


kAmI – one who lusts

yEna – because of which

hi – indeed

kIchakaH – keechaka

vinihataH – brought down

krOdhI – one who is always angry

cha – and

dushyAsanaH – dushAsanaH

stabdaH – paralyzed

lubdha – greedy

suyOdhanaH – duryOdhana

cha – and

maNimAn – manimanta daitya

mugdhaH – ignorant

mada – arrogance

andhaH – blind

bakaH – bakAsura


Irshya – hatred

abhirata – attention

cha – and

mAgadhapatiH – jarAsandha, king of magadha

ShaDvairi – the six evils

vargAt – bunch of

sadA – always

sa – that

tvaM – thou

bhIma – bhImasEna devaru

guNA – auspicious qualities

abhirAma – beautiful (with)

dayayA – out of kAruNya

hi – verily

mAm – me

uddhara – uplift


You brought down the rAkshasa keechaka, the one who was full of lust

You killed dushAsanaH, the one who was always given to anger

You paralyzed duryOdhana, the one who was eternally greedy

You annihilated manimanta, the ignorant rAkshasa

You destroyed baka, the one who was intoxicated with arrogance

You killed jarAsandha, whose always hated and showed asUya towards LORD KRISHNA.

You are verily the One who destroys six internal enemies (shaD-vairy) always


O Lord Bhimasena! the One who is beautifully adorned with all auspicious qualities,  please show compassion on me and lift me up (in this samsara)


dAhAdyEna vimOchitO nijajanassa tvaM bhavAgnErava

svIyAdhvapratibaMdhakaScha nihataH kirmIranAmA raNE |

prOdyanmadhvamatAdhvagasya sadaya pratyarthinassAdaya

svAminsOmakulAgragaNya bhavataH pOtaM hi mAM na tyaja || 6


dAhAdi – fire and other

Ena – one who

vimOchitaH – relieved

nijajana – devotees/followers/family

sa – that

tvaM – thou

bhavAgni – samsara

arava – silent

svIya – one’s own

adhva – traveller

pratibandhaka – obstruction

cha – and

nihataH – destroyed

kirmIra – rakshasa kirmIra

nAmA – by name

raNE – in a fight

prOdyat – lift up

madhva – srimadachArya’s

matAdhvaga – traveller of the path

asya – that

sadayA – compassionate

pratyarthinaH – opponent

saadaya – destroy

svAmin – Lord

sOmakula – chandra vamsha

agragaNya – the foremost

bhavataH – yourselves

pOtaM – take care

hi – indeed

mAm – me

na – don’t

tyaja – discard


You are the one who protected your own family from fire and other mortal dangers in samsara.


You are the one who destroyed the rAkshasa kirmIra in a fight as he caused obstruction during your travel (in the jungle)


You are the one who is compassionate to those who travel the path of srimadachArya and destroy any opponents


O Lord Bhimasena! the foremost one in the lineage of chandra! please take care of me indeed and kindly never desert me.

shrI mukhyaprANAshTakam – shlOka 3 & 4

yEnA&&tmIyajanAvanAya balinA nItaH purOcchAchala-

stIrNaH pUrNapayOnidhiH khalahRutA dRuShTA cha sItAkRutiH |

tattE kiM kathanIyamasti jagati vyaktasya satpAlanE

svAmin rAmapadAbjabhRuMga tadava shrImanhanUmannamaH || 3 ||


yEnA – those

aatmeeya – dear ones

jana – people

avanAya – fallen down

balinA – as an offering

nItaH – brought

puraH – securely

uccha – tall

achala – mountain

teernaH – crossed

pUrna – large

payOnidhi – ocean

khala – evil

hrutA – taken away

druShTA – seen

cha – and

sItAkRutiH – the replacement kruti of sItA dEvi

tat – that

tE – from you

kiM – what

kathanIyaM – being told

asti – exists

jagati – people

vyaktasya – these who appeared

satpAlanE – taking good care of

svAmin – LORD

rAma – rAma

pada – feet

abja – lotus

bhrunga – bee

tadava – nearer to that

shrImanhanUmannamaH – bow to that shrIman hanUmAnta


the one who securely brought a huge mountain when his own people had fallen down as an offering (to Lord); the One who crossed a large ocean and had darshana of sItAkRutiH which was taken away by the evil; what then can be said of you – a person who takes extreme care of his people.


I bow to such a Lord hanUmAn, the one who is like a bee always at the lotus like feet of LORD rAma.


sEvAbhiH parituShTadhIH kavijanairgEyAbhirAdyaH pumAn

brahmANaM kila bhAvinaM samatanOtsaMtaM bhavaMtaM prabhuH |

sAmrAjyE sati vismRutirnijajanE niMdyA hi yattvAdRushAM

svAmin rAmapadAbjabhRuMga tadava shrImanhanUmannamaH || 4 ||


sEvAbhiH – served

parituShTadhIH – well satisfied

kavijanaiH – learned

gEyaH – praised

abhirAdhya – worshipped

pumAn – men

brahmANaM – brahma

kila – indeed

bhAvinaM – would be

samata – equanimous

nOtsantaM – humble

bhavantaM – is (to be)

prabhuH – Lord

sAmrAjyE – entire world

sati – fallen

vismruti – forgotten

nijajanE – devotees/people

aniMdyA – faultless

hi – indeed

yat – whence

tvAdrushaM – like you

svAmin – Lord

rAmapadAbja – lotus like feet

bhruNga – bee

tadava – that

shrImanhanUmannamaH – bow to that shrIman hanUmAnta


O lord mukhyaprana! the learned praised you, all the men worship you, and serve you very  happily. You are verily the next brahma and there is none, O lord, like you who is equanimous and humble. In this world, amongst the fallen and forgetful people, there is none as faultless as you.


I bow to such a Lord hanUmAn, the one who is like a bee always at the lotus like feet of LORD rAma.