Gajendra Moksha


English: Gajendra Moksha
English: Gajendra Moksha Gita Press Gorakhpur by Arup Kaul

Usage CC0 1.0 Universal Topics "GLK" Collection digitallibraryindia; JaiGyan Language Sanskrit

Books, 'Gajendra Moksha - Gita Press Gorakhpur'

Date Not mentioned
Author Gita Press Gorakhpur

Gajendra was the King of elephants. One hot day, he proceeded to the lake with his family to cool off in its fresh waters. But from within the lake a crocodile appeared who attacked him and would not let go of him. When the family and relatives saw ‘death’ coming close to Gajendra, and everyone realised that everything was lost, they left Gajendra alone. Gajendra prayed: ‘Please help me O Lord! Save me from the clutches of Death! It is said that if one recites the Gajendra Prayer, one achieves liberation and freedom from frightening dreams! The Lord rushed to Gajendra’s aid. The latter offered the Lord a lotus flower. God attacked the crocodile and saved His Loved One.

The symbolism so far:

Man is Gajendra- The world, is the lake where he plays the game of life with family and others.

The crocodile is ‘Death and Difficulties’ which attack man.

The Lesson:

Neither family nor friend can liberate one from the clutch of death.God answers your prayers.

Author Chitrashala Press, Poona. 1910's


This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.
The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of their rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.