Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Crocodile and Elephant Story

Crocodile and Elephant Story 

This is the story of the faith in the God when you lost all your hope, it is taken from Hindu Purana. Gajendra Moksha

Gajendra was the name of the elephant king who used to rule all fellow elephants in the beautiful forest leading a happy life. Once on a hot summer he went too far in the forest in search for water along with his friends and relatives finally he find a beautiful lake he went to drink the water from the lake but not knowing that it was home of the Corcodile huhu. The crocodile catches the Gajendra's leg.Gajendra tried for a long time to escape from the crocodile's clutches. All his family, relatives and friends gathered around to help him, but in vain. The crocodile wouldn't simply let go. When they realized that ‘death’ has come close to Gajendra, they left him alone.The struggle was seemingly endless and when the last drop of energy was also lost, Gajendra called to god Vishnu to save him, holding a lotus up in the air as an offering. It is believed that Gajendra's foot was held by the crocodile for over a thousand of years.

Hearing his devotee's prayer, Lord Vishnu rushed to the place on Gurada by seeing the Lord Vishnu coming Gajendra lifted the lotus with this trunk , seeing this the lord was pleased with the devotion of elephant decides to free him from the pains he is suffering from the bite of crocodile so he cuts the crocodile head with his sudarshan chakra. giving moksha to the Gajendra.