Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya: Chapter 17: Part 15

  • 281) Immediately Sri Krishna, the destroyer of enemies, rendered him bereft of any instruments (chariot, weapons). He deserted Sri Krishna and went after Balarama.
  • 282) Balarama, the wielder of the plough, rendered Hamsa weapon-less due to his strength. He stared at Dibika who had come there with a bow whose string had been tied.
  • 283) Hamsa immediately picked up his bow and faced Balarama. Sri Krishna stopped him aggressively.
  • 284) Satyaki, who had left Dibika and gone, climbed another chariot and went after his father Brahmadatta.
  • 285) The aged Brahmadatta started to fight with Satyaki. He shot an arrow at the neck and throat of Satyaki.
  • 286) Satyaki, who suffered a powerful blow, fell down unconscious. Regaining his senses soon, he picked up an arrow that was in the shape of a crescent.
  • 287) The powerful Satyaki beheaded Brahmadatta, the one with grey hairs, with that arrow. That head, which was once desired by Amba, fell down on the ground.
  • 288) Satyaki, with great energy, went to Sri Krishna, roaring like a lion. Balarama continued to fight with Dibika, who was with his army.
  • 289) Sri Krishna caused immense pain to Hamsa with many powerful arrows and also destroyed his army. Not even a single one was left alive.
  • 290) Hamsa faced Sri Krishna alone and showered many great astras at him. Sri Keshava stopped all of them and picked up his astra.
  • 291) Seeing the discharge of the Vaishnavastra, he jumped from his chariot out of fear and started running. When doing so, he fell into the Yamuna.
  • 292) Sri Krishna, even as he was holding the Vaishnavastra, stomped his face with his foot. Hamsa became unconscious and fell into the mouth of a big serpent.
  • 293) Having reached the stomach of a great serpent known as Dhritarashtra, he will meet his death at the end of the Manvantara after staying there, suffering immensely, as if he were in Tamas.
  • 294) After that (his death) he will surely reach Andhantamas. His brother Dibika, meanwhile, fell into the water while looking for his brother.
  • 295) Having left Balarama, he dived into the water and searched his brother. Not finding him, he plucked out his own uvula out of frustration.
    • Note: This caused his death
  • 296) Dibika fell into Tamas after giving up his body. There, he awaits the arrival of his brother and is meanwhile undergoing immense suffering.
  • 297) Later, Sri Krishna, along with his army, Balarama and many great Sages, left for Kushasthala (Dwaraka), even as Brahma, Shiva and others showered praises on him.
  • 298) Granting great joy to all those people who took refuge at his lotus feet, Sri Krishna, the Lord of Ramaa and the one who is the ocean of eternal unblemished joy, lived happily in his home.

|| End of chapter 17, known as ‘Hamsa Dibika Vadha’, from the Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya, composed by Srimadanandatirtha Bhagavatpada ||

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||

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