Gajendra moksha episode occurs in Srimad Bhagwat Purana’s Canto 8, Chapters 2, 3 & 4. It is the story of an elephant king, Gajendra, who. Gajendra Moksha (Sanskrit: गजेन्द्रमोक्षः) or The Liberation of Gajendra is a Puranic legend from the 8th Skandha of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, one of the. Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri () was the celebrated author of Narayaneeyam, a devotional composition in Sanskrit verse which is.

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Moksahm summum-bonum, the summary as well as encyclopedia of the entire Vedanta, recorded as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna, in verses and 18 chapters.

GAJENDRA MOKSHAM (FROM NARAYANEEYAM) – Gleanings from Sanskrit Literature

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Subscribe To Posts Atom. Narayana Bhattathiri was born in a Namboodiri family of Kerala. Seeing this, Vishnu was pleased and snskrit his Sudharshana Chakrahe decapitated the crocodile. You must log in to post a comment. Gajendra then attained a form like that of the god Sarupya Mukti and went to Vaikuntha with Vishnu. One day, Agastyaa great rishi sage came to visit the king, but Indradyumna remained seated, refusing to rise up to receive the sage with due respect.

As a student he also studied the Rig Veda and Tarka Sastra the science of logical reasoning and argument. He dedicated his work to Lord Krishna, fondly called by devotees as Guruvayoorappan, at the temple at Guruvayoor in Kerala.


The elephant, by his own power and the power of the divine place, led his life without encountering any problem whatsoever. Devala explained that he could not reverse the curse; he blessed Huhu that Vishnu would slay the crocodile and liberate him from the cycle of birth and death.

You can listen Gajendra Moksham as part of Bhagavatham in Telugu in this site – http: Indradyumna could attain Moksha finally when he as Gajendra left all his pride and doubt and totally surrendered himself to Vishnu. In this episode, Vishnu came down to earth to protect Gajendra, the elephant, from the clutches of Makara, the Crocodile, and with Vishnu’s help, Gajendra achieved mokshaor salvation. Given below is mokshham reproduction of Dasaka 26 from Narayaneeyam which summarise the episode of Gajendra Moksham narrated gaajendra detail in chapters of the 8th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam.

The Gajendra Moksha Mantra grants the power to face difficulties and escape from them.


Favorite Research Links Hamming: Then You, the indwelling spirit in every being, moved by extreme compassion, manifested yourself before the elephant riding on Garuda. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The source I use is this a PDF link.

The alligator caught hold of the elephant by its leg. This relates to wanskrit concept which says without attaining real Knowledge it is impossible to get salvation but without completely offering ourselves to the supreme God it is impossible to get that Eternal Knowledge that ultimately leads to salvation and Nirvana. Here is the text of Gajendra Moksham, from Chapter 8.



Part of a series on. Vishnu informed Gajendra that he, in one of his previous births, had been the celebrated King Indradyumnaa devotee of Vishnu, but due to his disrespect to the great Sage Agastyahe had been cursed to be reborn as an elephant. It is very good, isn’t it? To keep company gajedra the holy, to renounce all thoughts of me and mine, to devote himself to God.

This is a translation of a short work of forty verses by Ramana Maharshi. All his family members, relatives and friends gathered around to help him, but in vain.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As Gajendra sighted the god coming, he lifted a lotus with his trunk. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Indradyumna was transformed into an elephant and became the king of the herd but was fortunate in retaining your remembrance even as mksham elephant. Hearing his devotee’s call and prayer, Vishnu rushed to the scene. Ramana Maharshi’s verses on reality: