Mahabharat Chapter 52 Indra Killed Vritra to Save Universe and Earth

Chapter 52 Indra Killed Vritra But Loses His King Position

The position of being the ruler of the gods, known as Indra, is said to change every every Manvantara, according to the Vishnu Purana. Manvantara is a cyclical span of time in Vedic Hindu mythology. The Indra of the current Manvantara is known as Purandhara. Each Manvantara has its own Indra. Seventy-one Yuga Cycles are repeated during the course of each manvantara, which lasts for 306,720,000 years (852,000 divine years; one divine year is equivalent to 360 solar years; 1 solar year is equivalent to 365 days).

When Indra, the Lord of the Three Regions, was once extremely proud, he completely forgot the polite manners and forms that the gods had up until that point.

Indra neglected to perform the traditional rites when Brihaspati, the gods’ preceptor and the highest authority in all fields of knowledge who was revered by both the gods and the asuras, arrived at his court. He did not get up from his throne to meet the acharya or ask him to take a seat.

Indra, in his enormous pride, convinced himself that the sastras gave him the right to receive guests sitting in his court as a king. Brihaspati was offended by Indra’s impoliteness and quietly departed the gathering after attributing it to prosperity’s haughtiness.
The court lost its majesty and dignity without the high priest of the gods, and it degenerated into a dull assembly. After quickly seeing the folly of his actions and feeling problems in the acharya’s disapproval, Indra decided to make amends with him by grovelling at his feet and pleading with him for pardon.

However, he was unable to achieve this because Brihaspati had turned invisible out of rage. Indra was preyed upon by this.
With Brihaspati gone, Indra’s might began to wane while the asuras’ power rose, which prompted the asuras to wage war against the gods. Then, out of compassion for the suffering gods, Brahma suggested that they choose a new acharya.
He said to them: “You have lost Brihaspati as a result of Indra’s foolishness. All will be good if you go right away to Twashta’s son Visvarupa and ask that wonderful spirit to be your teacher.”

Encouraged by his remarks, the gods went in search of the young anchorite Visvarupa and asked him for something, saying: “Despite your youth, you are knowledgeable about the Vedas. Give us the courtesy of teaching us.”

The gods greatly benefited from Visvarupa’s advice and teaching, which prevented them from being tormented by the asuras.
Because Visvarupa’s mother belonged to the asura tribe of daityas, Indra had reason to be wary of her. His idea eventually grew that Visvarupa might not be entirely faithful due to his birth.

Indra attempted to seduce him into mistake using the temptresses of his court in order to weaken him spiritually because he saw this descendent of the gods’ adversaries as a threat to himself. But Visvarupa resisted giving in. The young ascetic was unmoved by Indra’s beauty ladies’ artistic and seductive flatteries. He steadfastly adhered to his celibacy pledge. When Indra saw that his seduction strategy had failed, he succumbed to violent ideas and one day used the Vajrayudha to slay Visvarupa.

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According to the historical legend, the universe suffers as a result of Indra’s terrible transgression. As a result, some of the earth went alkaline and became unfit for agriculture, women started experiencing bodily problems, and Twashta, who was extremely furious and distraught by Indra’s terrible murder of his son and was determined to get revenge, made a significant sacrifice. And Vritra, the fatal foe of Indra, emerged from the sacrificed flames.

With the instructions: “Enemy of Indra, may you be powerful and may you kill Indra,” Twashta dispatched him against the ruler of the gods. The two were engaged in a fierce combat, in which Vritra was winning.

The gods and rishis took shelter in the divine Vishnu during the war against Indra, who provided them with safety and told to them: “Do not fear. I will go inside Indra’s Vajrayudha, and he will ultimately triumph in the conflict.” And they came back with excellent spirits.

Going to Vritra, they addressed him as follows: “Make friends with Indra, please. Both of you are equally strong and courageous.”
Vritra spoke politely: “How can Indra and I become friends, o innocent ones? Pardon me. Friendships between groups vying for domination are impossible. As you are aware, two powerful enemies cannot coexist.”

The rishis responded by saying: “Don’t give these doubts any thought. Friendship between two excellent people is possible, and it frequently develops after antagonism.”

Vritra bowed and said: “So I guess I’ll stop fighting. But I don’t believe in Indra. He could misjudge me. Therefore, I ask for your blessing that Indra will be unable to kill me at any time of day or night, with either dry or wet weapons, with either stone or wood, with metals, or with arrows.”

The gods and rishis spoke the words “So be it.”

Conflict has ended. But Vritra’s worries soon came true. Indra just pretended to be friends with Vritra while secretly hoping for a good reason to kill him. He encountered Vritra on the beach one evening, and in the dusk he started to assault him.
After a protracted struggle, Vritra addressed Indra while praising Bhagwan Vishnu and saying: “Why, you meanest of the mean, don’t deploy the dependable Vajrayudha? Use whatever that Hari has blessed against me, and I’ll be blessed by Hari.”

Vritra was injured when Indra chopped off his right arm, but unfazed, he threw his iron mace at his attacker, who then severed both of his arms. The gods were extremely alarmed when Indra vanished within Vritra’s mouth.

But Indra was still alive. After tearing apart Vritra’s belly, he fled to a nearby beach. And hurling his thunderbolt at the ocean, he caused the surf to fly and strike Vritra. After Vishnu entered the foam, it turned into a lethal weapon, and the powerful Vritra was found dead. As the protracted conflict came to a conclusion, the affected globe exhaled with relief. But because his triumph was obtained via wickedness and deceit, and because he fled into hiding out of sheer embarrassment, Indra himself only experienced ignominy after the war’s conclusion.

The absence of Indra greatly upset the gods and rishis. Because a people cannot flourish without a monarch or a council of state to lead them. So they presented the throne to the righteous and powerful king Nahusha. “I’m sorry, but I’m not your king. Who am I to want to sit in Indra’s position? How can I safeguard you? It’s not conceivable “He objected modestly. They persisted nonetheless, stating: “Don’t think twice. Be made our king, please. You will receive the full benefit of our penance’s merit and power, which will strengthen you. You will become unstoppable when you absorb the strength and vitality of everyone you look at.” So overpowered, he concurred.

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Deceitful Indra was shown his true position by the Gods and Rishis by appointing king Nahusha in his place.

After Indra vanished, Nahusha was crowned king of Swarg. He soon developed a haughty attitude and lost his position as a result. Following this, Nahusha received a curse. When Nahusha attempted to woo Indra’s wife Indrani while hiding from him in a palanquin, the sage Agastya discovered his cover and yelled, “Come out snake, you cannot escape,” at which point Nahusha promptly dropped from the palanquin in the shape of a serpent. Up until his encounter with Yudhishthira, he will remain this shape.

Nahusha grabs Bhima and decides to devour him during the Dvapara Yuga, when the Pandavas were on their last trek over the Himalayas. Nahusha was in the shape of a serpent. Despite Bhima’s amazing strength, Nahusha empowers him. He got a boon from Agastya that, if seized by him, stronger opponents will instantly lose their strength when he touched.

Yudhistira was searching for Bhima in the meantime. He was located, and he observed what was taking place. Yudhishthira learns that Nahusha is his ancestor and that he carries a curse. Nahusha and Yudhishthira engage in a discussion on the Dharma. Yudhishthira is informed of his errors by Nahusha, who encourages him to grow from them. After being released from his curse, Nahusha ascends to paradise. Then Bhima regains his lost strength.

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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