Śrīmad Bhāgavatam Canto Four

SB 4.5.22 – 26

Jan 3, 2019

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

January 3, 2019
SB 4.5.22 — Then Vīrabhadra, the giantlike personality, sat on the chest of Dakṣa and tried to separate his head from his body with sharp weapons, but was unsuccessful.
SB 4.5.23 — He tried to cut the head of Dakṣa with hymns as well as weapons, but still it was hard to cut even the surface of the skin of Dakṣa’s head. Thus Vīrabhadra was exceedingly bewildered.
SB 4.5.24 — Then Vīrabhadra saw the wooden device in the sacrificial arena by which the animals were to have been killed. He took the opportunity of this facility to behead Dakṣa.
SB 4.5.25 — Upon seeing the action of Vīrabhadra, the party of Lord Śiva was pleased and cried out joyfully, and all the bhūtas, ghosts and demons that had come made a tumultuous sound. On the other hand, the brāhmaṇas in charge of the sacrifice cried out in grief at the death of Dakṣa.
SB 4.5.26 — Vīrabhadra then took the head and with great anger threw it into the southern side of the sacrificial fire, offering it as an oblation. In this way the followers of Lord Śiva devastated all the arrangements for sacrifice. After setting fire to the whole arena, they departed for their master’s abode, Kailāsa.



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SB 4.5.22 – 26

Jan 3, 2019

About the speaker

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

Founder and General Secretary of NIOS, the North American Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies

His Holiness Hanumatpresaka Swami is the founder and General Secretary of NIOS, the North American Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, and Visiting Professor with IECOO, the Institute for Oriental and Occidental Classical StudiesRicardo Palma UniversityLimaPeru. He is also a member of the faculty at Bhaktivedanta College, where he teaches on the subject of the text Bhaktirasamrita-sindhu. The Hindu Studies scholar Radhika Ramana Dasa is one of his illustrious disciples.

Hanumatpresaka Swami has developed a program of global lecturing. This has included work as Associate Director of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, which organized two “World Congresses for the Synthesis of Science and Religion,” Bombay, 1985, and Kolkatta, 1997. These included participation of Nobel Laureates such as George WaldCharles TownesSir John Eccles, Arch-Bishop Paulos Mar Gregorios (President of World Council of Churches), the Dalai Lama and many others. In March 1999 Hanumatpresaka Swami was the chief guest for the University of Calcutta‘s “National Seminar on Science and Technology in Ancient India.” In November 2004 and July 2005 he was principal speaker at the “National Conference on Psychotherapy,” Cesar Vallejo UniversityTujilloPeruWith San Marcos University, the oldest university in the Western Hemisphere, NIOS was a co-organizer for the “Bharatiya Sanskriti: A Festival of Classical Indian Culture.” The Festival was produced in Lima from 2005-2007. Sponsors and participants included many prominent universities, Ambassador of India to Peru and renowned scholars from four continents.

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