STORY OF KAKUDMI ,THE ANCIENT TIME TRAVELLER…

A scene of shree krishna(Ramanand sagar)

THE VEDIC CONCEPT OF TIME, TIME TRAVEL. TIME DILATION AND TIME CONTRACTION ARE OFTEN MENTIONED IN EPIC ANECDOTES.

THIS IS THE STORY OF KING KAKUDMI. (FROM BHAGAVATA PURANA).

KUKUDAMI ALONG WITH HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER. PRINCESS REVATI, IS SAID TO HAVE UNINTENTIONALLY EXPERIENCED TIME TRAVEL WHILE HE TRAVELED TO BRAHMALOKA LOCATED ON GOLDEN MERU MOUNT, IN SEARCH OF A SUITABLE GROOM FOR PRINCESS REVATI AND ON RETURN FROM THAT JOURNEY . THEY BOTH HAD LANDED IN FUTURE, AFTER ABOUT 3,24,000 YEARS OR 27 CHATUR YUGAS.

BRAHMA

BRAHMA SAID TO KAKUDMI, “O KING, ALL THOSE WHOM YOU MAY HAVE DECIDED WITHIN THE CORE OF YOUR HEART TO ACCEPT AS YOUR SON-IN-LAW HAS DIED IN THE COURSE OF TIME . TWENTY SEVEN CHATURYUGAS HAVE ALREADY PASSED.

THOSE UPON WHOM YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY DECIDED ARE NOW GONE, AND SO ARE THEIR SONS, GRANDSONS AND OTHERS DESCENDANTS . YOU CANNOT EVEN HEAR ABOUT THEIR NAMES.”

KING KAKUDMI WAS OVERCOME WITH ASTONISHMENT AND ALARM AT HEARING THIS NEWS. HE BECAME SO DISTRESSED HEARING BRAHMA’S WORDS.

Shree krishna serial( Balarama and shree krishna)

THE KING ASKED LORD BRAHMA TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM . SINCE SATYUGA HAS PASSED, LORD BRAHMA TOLD THEM THAT THE YUGA OF KRISHNA HAD STARTED . IN THIS YUGA, LORD VISHNU HAD TAKEN BIRTH AS KRISHNA. THE SON OF VASUDEV AND DEVAKI. HE ADVISED THEM TO VISIT KRISHNA THERE.

THE KING WITH HIS DAUGHTER , WAS SENT TO EARTH BY LORD BRAHMA.AS TOLD BY BRAHMA, THEY MET LORD KRISHNA, THE MATTER BEFORE HIM.

LORD KRISHNA SMILED AT THE KING , ASSUMED HIM THAT HE HAD NOT WORRY ,AND TOLD THEM TO MEET HIM THE NEXT DAY AGAIN.

IN THE MEANTIME , KRISHNA HAD DISCUSSED THE MATTER WITH BALARAMA, HIS ELDER BROTHER. HE TOLD THE KING KAKUDMI THAT A MAN SO SUITABLE FOR THE GIRL WAS THERE. UNLIKE ANYONE HE WOULD HAVE FOUND IN THE SATYUGA.

KRISHNA HAS ASKED BALARAMA TO MARRY THE BEAUTIFUL GIRL OF THE KING KAKUDMI. THE KING WAS DELIGHTED TO HEAR THAT IT WAS BALARAMA WHO WOULD MARRY HER. HENCE, REVATI AND BALARAMA GOT MARRIED.

ACCORDING TO ANOTHER STORY

SHE WAS JYOTISHMATI, THE DAUGHTER OF CHAKSHUSH, IN HER PREVIOUS LIFE. SHE WAS BORN WHEN CHAKSHUSH HAD PERFORMED A HOLY YAGNA. THE GIRL, BEING A DIVINE ENERGY IN THE FORM OF HIS DAUGHTER, DEMANDED THAT SHE MARRIED TO MIGHTIEST OF ALL.

WHEN THE KING APPROCHED INDRA CONSIDERING HIM AS THE MIGHTIEST, HE DIRECTED HIM TO LORD VAYU, WHO DIRECTED HIM TO PARVAT. PARVAT YET DIRECTED HIM TO BHUMANDAL.BHUMANDAL FURTHER ADVISED HIM TO APPROACH SHESHNAG, THE SERVENT OF LORD VISHNU. HOWEVER, SHE WAS ONCE CURSED BY LORD INDRA THAT SHE WOULD NOT HAVE SONS.

SHE PERFORMED A HARD PENANCE TO PLEASE LORD BRAHMA. WHEN PLEASED, HE BLESSED HER THAT SHE WILL BE MARRIED TO BALARAMA, THE MIGHTIEST OF ALL, BUT ALSO WARNED HER THAT BALRAMA WOULD BE BORN IN DWAPARA YUGA. DISPLEASED AT IT, THE GIRL WAS ABOUT TO CURSE BRAHMA, WHEN THE BLESSED HER TO SAYING HER FATHER’S ACTION’S WILL LEAD TO THE PASSAGE OF THE SATYUGA AND ARRIVAL OF DWAPARA YUGA IN A WHILE.

HENCE, SHE WAS BORN AS REVATI,THE DAUGHTER OF KAKUDMI AND GOT MARRIED TO BALARAMA.

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