Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev!
This is in continuation of the previous offering titled "on wasting our mental energy in seeking revenge. Herein we see the story of Sage Dadhici.
In Srimad Bhagavatam we are introduced to Sage Dadhici in the Sixth canto when Indra wanted to kill Vrtrasura. After Vishvarupa, the spiritual master of Indra was killed, his father, Tvashta, performed a sacrifice to kill King Indra. Unfortunately, if mantras are chanted irregularly, they yield an opposite result. This happened when Tvashta performed this yajna. While performing the sacrifice to kill Indra, Tvashta chanted a mantra to increase Indra's enemies, but because he chanted the mantra wrong, the sacrifice produced an asura named Vrtrasura, of whom Indra was the enemy. When Vrtrasura was generated from the sacrifice, his fierce features made the whole world afraid, and his personal effulgence diminished even the power of the demigods. Finding no other means of protection, the demigods began to worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the enjoyer of all the results of sacrifice, who is supreme throughout the entire universe.
Being pleased with the demigods, the Supreme Personality of Godhead advised them to approach sage Dadhici to beg him for the bones of his own body. Dadhici would comply with the request of the demigods, and with the help of his bones, Vrtrasura could be killed. Following the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the demigods approached Dadhici Muni and begged for his body. Dadhici Muni gave up his gross body remembering the Supreme Personality Of Godhead. With the help of Vishvakarma, the demigods then prepared a thunderbolt or Vajrayudha from Dadhici's bones.
There is a very interesting story on how Dadhici muni's body became so strong as to enable vajrayudha to be made out of it. Krishna willing, we shall see this in the ensuing offering.
Thank you very much
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev
Vaijayanti mala devi dasi
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