Mahabharat Chapter 34 Yavakrida Killed for His Unpardonable Sin

Chapter 34 Yavakrida Killed for His Unpardonable Sin

Yavakrida acquired knowledge through studying the Vedas. He became conceited with the idea that he had learned the Vedas without the aid of humans, but rather thanks to Indra’s blessing.

This upset Bharadwaja, who worried that his son may become ruined as a result of insulting Raibhya. He felt the need to warm him. “As intoxicants are given to idiots for money, the gods, he claimed, bestow boons on foolish people who continuously do penance. They cause a lack of self-control, which causes the mind to become warped and completely destroyed.” He used the historic occurrence that is detailed below to illustrate his advise.

There there was a renowned sage by the name of Baladhi. He was devastated by the sudden loss of his son, which he had. Therefore, do strict penance in order to have a son who will never die.

The gods warned the sage that this was impossible since humans were inherently mortal and had a finite lifespan. He was asked to identify his own boundary.

“Then wish that my son’s life may last as long as that mountain endures,” the sage said. He received the blessing, and as a result, he was blessed with a son called Medhavi. Because he believed he would live as long as the mountain did, Medhavi developed a haughty attitude toward everyone and believed he was immune to death forever.

This conceited man once disrespected the renowned sage Dhanushaksha. The sage immediately cursed that he could be reduced to ashes, but Medhavi, who was still in full condition, was unaffected by the curse.

The high-souled sage was perplexed by this and then thought of the talent Medhavi was born with. Dhanushaksha transformed into a wild buffalo and, using the force of his penances, charged the mountain, smashing it to pieces, causing Medhavi to fall to her death.

Bharadwaja ended the tale by issuing his son the following serious warning: “Take a lesson from this old tale. Do not let vanity ruin you. Develop self-control. Respect the great Raibhya and don’t go over the bounds of acceptable behaviour.”
The season was spring. The woodland was lovely with colour and pleasant with the sound of birdsong, and the trees and creepers were lovely with blossoms.

The god of love seemed to have the entire planet under his sway. The wife of Paravasu was alone as she strolled through the garden next to Raibhya’s hermitage. She seemed more than human due to the wonderful blend of beauty, bravery, and purity within her.

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When Yavakrida arrived there at that moment, he was so overcome by her beauty that he lost all sense of reason and restraint, turning into a ravenous beast consumed with desire. He approached her, dragged her to a lonely place, and brutally assaulted her while preying on her fear, humiliation, and confusion.

Returning to his hermitage, Raibhya. He witnessed his daughter-in-law sobbing, heartbroken, and distraught, and when he learned of the heinous offence committed against her, he was overcome with unrelenting hatred. While saying a mantra, he pulled a hair off his bead and presented it to the flames. Immediately, a young woman as lovely as his daughter-in-law appeared from the sacrifice fire.

The sage removed a further hair from his tangled lock and sacrificed it. From the fire, a terrifying apparition emerged. They were told to slay Yavakrida by the sage. To the command, they both bowed. While Yavakrida was doing the morning rites, the female ghost approached him and lured him in with smiles and allurements. As she fled with his water jug, the male ghost charged at him with a raised spear.

Yavakrida panicked and stood up. He searched for his water jug since he knew his mantras wouldn’t help unless he washed himself with water. He hurried to a pond for water when he realised it was missing, but the pond was empty. When he arrived at the neighbouring brook, it had likewise dried up. He could find no water everywhere. Yavakrida ran for his life as the dreadful creature followed him everywhere as he was being hounded by it.

His wickedness had squandered the effectiveness of his fasts and vigils. Finally, he sought safety in his father’s sacrifice room.

As he tried to push his way inside the hermitage while deformed with grave terror, the half-blind man on duty stopped him since he was unable to identify Yavakrida. The devil caught up with him in the meanwhile and speared him to death.
When Bharadvaja arrived back to his hermitage, he saw his son’s body and deduced that Raibhya’s disobedience must have caused this horrible fate.

“Alas! You died of pride and vanity, my kid. Was it not a grave error on your part to attempt to study the Vedas in a manner unheard of among brahmanas? Why did your actions cause you to receive this curse? May Raibhya, who was responsible for my son’s murder, be slain by one of his sons!”

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The sage cursed Raibhya as a result, driven by fury and despair.

He quickly regained control and cried out in pain: “Alas! Only those without sons are blessed. In the chaos of my grief, I cursed my friend and companion in addition to losing my own kid. What good is it for me to live on?” He committed himself by jumping onto the cremation fire after cremating the body of his son.

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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