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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Gajendra tried for a long time to escape from the crocodile’s clutches. All his family members, relatives and friends gathered around to help him, but in vain.

GAJENDRA MOKSHAM (FROM NARAYANEEYAM) – Gleanings from Sanskrit Literature

Gajendra, in his previous life, was Indradyumna, a great king who was devoted to Vishnu. The translation I follow is by Swami Prabhavananda.

Lifting up the elephant with your lotus hands, you cut asunder the alligator with your disc.

The real background meaning of Gajendra moksha depicts materialistic desires ignorance and sins as a crocodile preying upon a helpless elephant i. Retrieved 30 July February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Narayana Bhattathiri was born in a Namboodiri family of Kerala.


You can listen Gajendra Moksham as part of Bhagavatham in Telugu in this miksham – http: The prayer made by Gajendra on this occasion became a famous hymn in praise of Vishnu called the Gajendra Stuti. Subscribe To Ssnskrit Atom. Indradyumna could attain Moksha finally when he as Gajendra left all his pride and doubt and totally surrendered himself to Vishnu. The sage was furious and cursed the mokhsam to become a crocodile in his next life.


Here is the text of Gajendra Moksham, from Chapter 8. Gajendra prostrated himself before the god. Once, to escape the heat of the Sun, he entered a lake in the valley of the mountain along with his herd and, prompted by you O Lord! The original transliteration was taken from Sanskrit docs. Disputing the nature of the Self without attempting Self-realization merely constitutes delusion.

Gajendra Moksha

You can listen to an audio rendition of the entire Gajendra Moksham Stuti by Pt. Hearing his devotee’s call and prayer, Vishnu rushed to the scene. Then You, the indwelling spirit in every being, moved by extreme compassion, manifested yourself before the elephant riding on Garuda. O Vishnu, Lord of Gurvayur!

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Please save me from my afflictions. Retrieved from ” https: As a student he also studied the Rig Veda and Tarka Sastra the science of logical reasoning and argument.

He moksnam in pain and helplessness until he was hoarse. The only sane Indian Newspaper. Gajendra then attained a form like that of the god Sarupya Mukti and went to Vaikuntha with Vishnu. He was a scholar in the Sanskrit Language and its grammar on which he wrote his masterpiece Gajenvra which sets forth an axiomatic system elaborating on the classical system of Panini the grammarian. This relates to the 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.

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Gajendra Moksha – Wikipedia

Here are some links to subscribe yourself to the mailing lists: The sage Devala came to visit the king, and when the two of them were bathing and Devala was offering prayers to Surya the Sun godthe king pulled the sage’s koksham for fun.


A simple transalation in English is given for the benefit of those who cannot follow the original. The Lord did cure Bhattathiri of his affliction by the time he completed Narayaneeyam and also revealed to him His captivating form which Bhattathiri has captured ecstatically in the th dasakam.

To keep company with the sznskrit, to renounce all thoughts of me and mine, to devote himself to God.

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. On a hot day, he proceeded with his herd to a lake to cool off in its fresh waters.

This is a translation of a short work of forty verses by Ramana Maharshi. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Koksham Policy. The elephant, by his own power and the power of the divine place, led his life without encountering any problem whatsoever.

Ramana Maharshi’s verses on reality: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Until one day when they can look beyond everything in this creation due to some extreme mokxham like Gajendra when he recalls Gyana Eternal Knowledge from his previous births and an extreme experience to ultimately give up himself to the supreme being Vishnu.