Mahabharat Chapter 100 Krishna and Indra Tested Hermit for His Gyan on Humanity

Chapter 100 Krishna and Indra Tested Hermit for His Gyan on Humanity

After the fight, Krishna bid the Pandavas farewell and departed towards Dwaraka. He ran upon Utanga, an old brahmana acquaintance, while travelling. When Krishna came to a stop, he greeted the brahmana while getting out of his chariot.

Utanga acknowledged the welcome and started asking the customary questions about the wellbeing of family members. “Madhava, do your cousins the Kauravas and the Pandavas have a sibling-like fondness for one another? Are they happy and thriving? “He queried.

The historical struggle that had been fought was unknown to the naive hermit.

The question from his brahmana acquaintance shocked Krishna. He hesitated for a moment, unsure of how to respond. Then he casually revealed what had occurred. “The Pandavas and the Kauravas engaged in a horrific struggle, and I exerted much effort and used all available ways to end the conflict and bring about peace. But they remained unresponsive. On the battlefield, almost all of them had died. Who is able to resist fate’s will?” Then he explained everything that had occurred.

Utanga was really angry when he heard the story. He addressed Madhava while his eyes were blazing with rage: “Vasudeva, did you watch all of this happen while you were present and just stood by? You have, in fact, done your task poorly. Without a doubt, you have misled them and practised deception. Get ready to get my curse immediately!”

Vasudeva replied with a smile: “A state of calm, Keep your cool. Do not let your wrath consume the rewards of your severe penances. After you have listened to what I have to say, you are welcome to use a swear word.”

The viswarupa, Krishna’s all-encompassing form, appeared to the enraged brahmana and calmed him down.

“I occasionally give birth to other bodies in an effort to establish the good and preserve the planet. I must behave in accordance with the nature of the body into which I am born. I behave as a Deva does when I am born as a Deva. When I take on the persona of a yaksha or rakshasa, I act in exactly the same way. Whether I am born a human or a beast, I carry out my mission in a way that is appropriate for that birth. I pleaded fervently with the illiterate-like Kauravas. They ignored my advise because they were conceited and drunk on power. To frighten them, I attempted. I also failed there. I was furious and displayed even my Viswarupa to them. Even that made no difference. They continued to act improperly. They engaged in combat and lost. You have no right to be furious with me, greatest of the brahmanas.”

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After hearing this account of Krishna, Utanga regained his composure. Krishna was joyful.

“I want to grant you a blessing. What do you want?” Krishna asked.

“Is it not enough that I have seen Thee and Thy Universal Form, Achchyuta?” said Utanga. “I don’t want any more blessings.” However, Krishna persisted, prompting the humble brahmana to say: “So, if you must grant me a wish, please allow me always be able to find water to drink. Give that to me, please.”

“Is that it? then take it,” The boon was granted.

When Utanga was desperate for water one day and couldn’t locate any in the desert, he remembered back to the blessing he had received.
As soon as he accomplished this, a filthy-rag-clad Nishada materialised in front of him. He wore a water-skin slung to his shoulder and was holding five hunting dogs on a leash.

The Nishada smiled and addressed Utanga, “You appear to be parched. I’ve got some water for you.” he gave the brahmana a bamboo spout of his water-skin to sip from.

Utanga remarked with distaste, “Friend, I do not need that, thank you,” as he got to know the man, his dogs, and his skin made of water. When he said that, Krishna came to mind, and he was chastised in his mind: “Indeed, was this all the gift you offered me?”

Utanga was repeatedly pressured to drink by the Nishada, but this just made him angrier and he refused to do so. The hunter vanished along with his hounds.

When Utanga noticed the mysterious departure of the Nishada, he thought: “It was who? He could not have been the genuine article. It was undoubtedly a test, and I failed badly. I lost my philosophical compass. I showed myself to be a conceited idiot when I turned down the water that the Nishada provided.”

Utanga was suffering greatly. A little while later, Madhava himself showed in carrying a conch and a discus. Utanga cried, “O Purushottama! You put me through a tough struggle. Was it fair of you to put me through this? Given me a brahmana, a stranger offering dirty water to drink. This sort was it?” enquired Utanga but in a sour tone.

Smiled Janardana. “O Utanga, I requested Indra to bring amrita to you and deliver it to you as water when you used my boon for your benefit. He claimed that while he was prepared to do anything, he could not provide an immortal the gift that would grant him immortality. However, I persuaded him, and he consented to take amrita and offer it to you as water, on the condition that I let him do it as a Chandala and tested your comprehension and discovered that you were willing to receive water from a Chandala. I agreed to the test because I thought you had gained jnana and were above the world. But you forced me to experience Indra’s loss as a result of what you did.”

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Utanga regretted his error and felt humiliated.

Keep Mahabharat Book at Home and Read Daily – DO NOT FALL TO FAKE PROPAGANDA and Allow Enemies to Weaken our Dharma and Bharat

This historical epic Mahabharat is known as fifth Veda. It is a common misconception spread by mlecchas; muslims and christian missionaries, and secular Hindus that reading Mahabharat or keeping it at home will likely lead to arguments and fighting. All of this misinformation was spread by illiterate mlecchas and anti-Hindus, and it is completely incorrect. It is done to mentally weaken Hindus so that they avoid reading Mahabharat. Because Mahabharat invokes bravery, pride and sense of confidence in Hindus.

Keep a copy of Mahabharat at home and read it online at the HariBhakt website. Mahabharat is rightly called the fifth Veda for Kaliyuga people because it is a tool and guidance to invoke confidence and bravery in Sanatan Dharmi Hindus.

You can read complete Mahabharat by following Chapter links given below. You can check Glossary of Mahabharat here.

Mahabharat All Chapters (Sampurna Mahabharata)

Mahabharat Chapter 1 Mahabharat Chapter 54
Mahabharat Chapter 2 Mahabharat Chapter 55
Mahabharat Chapter 3 Mahabharat Chapter 56
Mahabharat Chapter 4 Mahabharat Chapter 57
Mahabharat Chapter 5 Mahabharat Chapter 58
Mahabharat Chapter 6 Mahabharat Chapter 59
Mahabharat Chapter 7 Mahabharat Chapter 60
Mahabharat Chapter 8 Mahabharat Chapter 61
Mahabharat Chapter 9 Mahabharat Chapter 62
Mahabharat Chapter 10 Mahabharat Chapter 63
Mahabharat Chapter 11 Mahabharat Chapter 64
Mahabharat Chapter 12 Mahabharat Chapter 65
Mahabharat Chapter 13 Mahabharat Chapter 66
Mahabharat Chapter 14 Mahabharat Chapter 67
Mahabharat Chapter 15 Mahabharat Chapter 68
Mahabharat Chapter 16 Mahabharat Chapter 69
Mahabharat Chapter 17 Mahabharat Chapter 70
Mahabharat Chapter 18 Mahabharat Chapter 71
Mahabharat Chapter 19 Mahabharat Chapter 72
Mahabharat Chapter 20 Mahabharat Chapter 73
Mahabharat Chapter 21 Mahabharat Chapter 74
Mahabharat Chapter 22 Mahabharat Chapter 75
Mahabharat Chapter 23 Mahabharat Chapter 76
Mahabharat Chapter 24 Mahabharat Chapter 77
Mahabharat Chapter 25 Mahabharat Chapter 78
Mahabharat Chapter 26 Mahabharat Chapter 79
Mahabharat Chapter 27 Mahabharat Chapter 80
Mahabharat Chapter 28 Mahabharat Chapter 81
Mahabharat Chapter 29 Mahabharat Chapter 82
Mahabharat Chapter 30 Mahabharat Chapter 83
Mahabharat Chapter 31 Mahabharat Chapter 84
Mahabharat Chapter 32 Mahabharat Chapter 85
Mahabharat Chapter 33 Mahabharat Chapter 86
Mahabharat Chapter 34 Mahabharat Chapter 87
Mahabharat Chapter 35 Mahabharat Chapter 88
Mahabharat Chapter 36 Mahabharat Chapter 89
Mahabharat Chapter 37 Mahabharat Chapter 90
Mahabharat Chapter 38 Mahabharat Chapter 91
Mahabharat Chapter 39 Mahabharat Chapter 92
Mahabharat Chapter 40 Mahabharat Chapter 93
Mahabharat Chapter 41 Mahabharat Chapter 94
Mahabharat Chapter 42 Mahabharat Chapter 95
Mahabharat Chapter 43 Mahabharat Chapter 96
Mahabharat Chapter 44 Mahabharat Chapter 97
Mahabharat Chapter 45 Mahabharat Chapter 98
Mahabharat Chapter 46 Mahabharat Chapter 99
Mahabharat Chapter 47 Mahabharat Chapter 100
Mahabharat Chapter 48 Mahabharat Chapter 101
Mahabharat Chapter 49 Mahabharat Chapter 102
Mahabharat Chapter 50 Mahabharat Chapter 103
Mahabharat Chapter 51 Mahabharat Chapter 104
Mahabharat Chapter 52 Mahabharat Chapter 105
Mahabharat Chapter 53 Mahabharat Chapter 106

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