On account of Naraga Asura’s destruction, the festival of ‘Deepavali’ (Diwali) is being celebrated till today. There were several Demon kings who did the cruel acts upon the human beings. For the killing of NaragaAsura, Devi satyabama herself had to fight with him and put an end. Lord Mahavishnu in his avathars had to associate with his wives “Sri Devi”and “Boo Devi”. Sri Devi is Maha lakshmi and Boo Devi is Booma Devi (Goddess of earth) Naraga Asura had many boons from Lord Brahma. He could not be killed by any one else than his mother. Booma Devi was his mother and that is why she came as born as daughter to king Satrajit. With all these credits and fame, Devi satyabama was considered as dearer and nearer queen to Sri Krishna at Dwaraka. On one day the events were turning to a scene of climax at the palace of Dwarka. The splendor of Dwaraka was too good. The beautiful lay outs, ponds and parks increased the attraction of the city. Satyabhama prided herself about the love Krishna has for her grasp over his heart.
On one contrived occasion, Rishi Narada arrived in Dwarka and in the course of conversation hinted to Sathyabama that the love that Krishna exhibits towards her is not all that real and in fact it is Rukmini (the first wife of Krishna) who has real control over his heart. Unable to bear this, Sathyabhama challenged Narada to prove it. Narada, with his words, tricked her into accepting a vrata (Ritual) where she has to give Sri Krishna away in charity to Narada and reclaim him by giving the weight of Sri Krishna in wealth as silver and gold. Narada lured her into accepting this vrata by telling her that Sri Krishna’s love towards her will increase in many folds, if she succeeds in performing this weighing poccess. He also instigated her ego by hinting that her wealth may not be sufficient to equal the weight of Sri Krishna. With Sathyabhama’s ego duly raised, she told Narada that she can mobilize so much wealth that it is a child’s play for her to out weigh Sri Krishna. Narada warned her that if she is not able to do this, Sri.Krishna will become his slave to be considered with, as he pleases.
The scene was soon set for the vrata. Satyabhama gave Krishna away in charity (Dhana) in spite of the other wives’ pleadings. Sri Krishna, always the mischievous cowherd, simply accepted to this drama. After donating Sri Krishna to Narada, Sathyabhama arranged for a big scale to be put up and filled with all assurance for her huge treasure of gold and jewellery. All that she had, soon put on the scale, but it didn’t bridge. Narada started taunting her and threatening her that if she can’t put enough gold or diamonds, he will be forced to auction Sri Krishna as a slave to someone else.
Sathyabhama, in frantic panic, swallowed her pride and begged all the other wives to give their jewels. They agreed out of love for Sri Krishna, but alas, it is of no use. Krishna remained a mute witness to all this drama and rubbed salt into the open wounds of Sathyabhama’s ego, that he has now to become a slave to some cowherd and will have to suffer the separation from his dear wife. Narada suggested to Sathyabhama that Rukmini may be able to get her out of the predicament. She finally swallowed her pride and appealed to the devoted first wife of Sri Krishna.Rukmini came and with a prayer to her husband put a single leaf of the sacred tulasi on the scale (Tula). Low and behold the scales became all at once so heavy that even after removing all the jewels, the platform of scales were weighed down on the side of the tulasi leaf. Then the weighing process set at right with Sri.Krishna’s weight.
While there are different versions in different texts as to why the weighing was arranged, the story of the Tulsi leaf placed by Rukmini being worth more in weight than of Satyabhama’s wealth is a common ending. Rukmini proved her devotion to the Lord and her husband Sri Krishna. Before whole hearted love and devotion nothing could equalize as gold and wealth as that of where to buy electric unicycle
Sathyabhama. Sathyabhama was blessed by Rishi Narada. Rukmini had the occasion to get the honor from Narada. Jambavathi, Sathyabhama and Rukmini, the queens of Sri Krishna joined together and had the nice time with Sri Krishna. When Sri Krishna is there, nothing is to be considered as wealth and valuables. Sathyabhama breathed her royal atmosphere and felt satisfied in getting back her beloved husband through Rukmini.
Posted by Annamalai Annamalai
Posted Date 04.11.2014