Part 4 – Chapter 1 – The Encounter – Sripada Srivallabha Charitramrutam

Part 4 - Chapter 1 - The Encounter - Sripada Srivallabha Charitramrutam

Srī Kanyaka Purāna

“King Agrasena, who was a contemporary of Srī Krishna, was ruling a kingdom in the Āryavartam[1]. He was a Vaishya. Some of the descendants of that king used to do business in the south. Some were staying with the families of king’s relatives in Brihat Sila Nagaram[2] in the Andhra region. One relative of king Agrasena by name Kusuma Shreshti was ruling that region in accordance with dharma with Brihat Sila Nagaram as his capital. The Kusuma Shreshti couple were righteous people with good conduct. They were doing many good deeds like yajnas and yagas[3].Bhaskarācharya[4] was the guru of the king and very close to Kusuma Shreshti.

“Jaganmatha[5] took birth in their house as Srī Kanyaka Parameswari. Srīpāda Srīvallabha made a part of Him be born in their house. He was named Virupāksha. In the past, Ravana[6] pleased Kailasavasa[7] to obtain the Atma lingam[8]. Ravana then asked for a mean boon. Per the boon, Jaganmatha accompanied him in Bhadrakāli form. The Atma lingam fell on the ground at Gokarna kshetram[9] and got established there. My dear, the glory of Gokarna kshetram is great. There is a divine secret relationship among Vaishya caste, Gokarnas[10] and Gokarna kshetram. Even though Ravana was killed, one part of him took birth in Kali Yuga as a king who was blinded by lust.

Amba[11] expressed Her Bhadrakāli form in another way in Kali Yuga. Along with Her, some relatives of the king’s family offered themselves to the agni[12] and expressed their self-respect according to the tradition of the kingdom of Āryavarta. Thus, Srī Kanyaka Parameswari reached her lord, Lord Nagareswar[13]. “Before Amba was born, Kusuma Shreshti couple did many sacrifices[14]. Kusuma Shreshti used to take milk and gold from only one family of their relatives. They had the house name Pynda. When you go to Pīthikapuram, you will meet a mahatma, a descendent from that family. Now you go to Kuruvapuram and have dārshan of Srīvallabha.” Thus saying, the great siddha gave his blessings to Shankar Bhatt and then disappeared with a luminous body.

Victory unto Srī Srīpāda Srīvallabha!


Word References

[1] Region in North India
[2] Name of an ancient kingdom where Vasavī was born to King Kusuma Shreshti and later she immolated herself. Currently the town of Penugonda, with a Vasavī Kanyaka Parameswari temple, is all that remains of the kingdom.
[3] Holy sacrifices
[4] The spiritual guru of the Ārya Vaishya community in the Brihat Sila Kingdom
[5] The Mother of the World
[6] The demon king of Lanka, from the Ramayana
[7] Srī Shankara, Shiva
[8] The eternal form of the higher self
[9] A temple town on the western coast of India in the state of Karnataka
[10] The ears of cows
[11] The Divine Mother
[12] Fire; here: self-immolation
[13] Name of Shiva
[14] Here: Yajnas

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