lord Krishna and Narada A story of devotion of Rukmini and Satyabhama

This a story which is fascinating and interesting for all us this is the story of Shri Krishna , narada and his two partners Satyabhama and Rukmini, underscores the importance of dedication. A famous communicator sagacious Narada played a vital role into this as well.

A royal family linked Satyabhama who was much honored to be an origin of the royal ancestry. On the other hand, Rukmini is too modest, as she is a personification of Goddess Lakshmi and she was the one who is a pure hearted devotee of Shri Krishna.

Sagacious Narada’s plan

A day clever Narada came to Satyabhama and told her that you are so gorgeous and charismatic, till then, why Shri Krishna adore and love Rukmini more. Satyabhama got puzzled with this question and asked Narada that what I should do to get the additional attention of Krishna. Here clever Narad played a trick –and suggested her that she needs to deliver Shri Krishna to him as a slave. Then after he told Satyabhama he would trade Shri Krishna with her with an equal weight of gold. He told her this process will prove that you have more devotion towards Shri Krishna than Rukmini.

Satyabhama diplomacies to impress Krishna in front of Narada

Satyabhama agreed for the process and advanced Krishna and told him about her unfortunate oath to Narada. Here as per knowing all things lord tolerantly pay attention to her talk and very humbly said yes for the process. Satyabhama directed her servants to arrange the large balances weigh ounces and victuals.

She also directed the custodian of the all her jewels and gold to bring all her gold in the courtroom. And mildly leading Krishna, she went into the courtroom. All the priests gaped at the scales that had been placed at the midpoint of the courtroom.There all the spectators’ mouths fell open when they saw box after box of gold being carried inside. Krishna kept silent throughout the entire process.

She contributes Shri Krishna to Narada

As per the trick off of Narada, She handed over Shri Krishna to Narada. Now the exciting part starts, in order to win back the Lord, She provided all her jewelry equivalent to the weight if Shri Krishna. Decided by, Narada to Satyabhama. Within loud sighs of respite, Satyabhama decided for it.

She needs to win back Shri Krishna with assets & ornaments

Satyabhama positioned Krishna on one plate of the scales and with a sneer on her face started loading up the gold, jewels, and gemstones on the other side of the plate of weight. She kept adding more and more of her wealth, but the pan with Krishna did not even move. To top it all Narada kept giving her worrying warnings, “Remember Devi, if you fail to supply me with enough wealth,  then Krishna will forever be a slave to me.  Narada said I can even bid him out to anyone I want.” Satyabhama freaked out and crediting her pride, begged the gold and wealth from the other wives of Krishna hat that they could hold Krishna. The all other dedication wives removed every gold ornament on their body, whatever they were wearing only the Mangalsutra left with them at that time. But the scale displayed no sign of any motional gesture.

Satyabhama freaked out and crediting her pride, begged the gold and wealth from the other wives of Krishna hat that they could hold Krishna. The all other dedication wives removed every gold ornament on their body, whatever they were wearing only the Mangalsutra left with them at that time. But the scale displayed no sign of any motional gesture.

Tulabharam Shri Krishna

Shri Krishna teases Satyabhama

During the process Lord Krishna, teases Satyabhama and said her, “Satyabhama, because of your unwise oath, I have to be a slave to this rishi. And I hate this”, he criticized. Satyabhama was at a loss for words when Krishna continued, “Why don’t you ask Rukmini. She must be capable to get us out of this difficulty”, Krishna suggested timidly.

 At Last Rukmini comes to save Krishna

 At last Satyabhama was in such a state that all her unkind will towards Rukmini flew out of the window. Satyabhama rushed to Rukmini’s room and asked for the help. Rukmini, she is known for her ever calmness, didn’t frighten and came out to help Satyabhama in this tight situation. While coming to that courtroom, on the way she stopped near the holy plant of  Tulsi and pluck a single leaf of Tulsi [Holy Basil], she nonstop came across the way to the place where Shri Krishna and Narada were.

She gently walked towards the balance and craving to Krishna, placed the single tulsi leaf on all the heaped up wealth and Behold! The pan having Krishna flew up and continued underbalanced. Shocked at this, Satyabhama looked to Krishna for clarification. Then after that Krishna asked Satyabhama to remove the riches from the balance.

Lord Krishna and Rukmini

Satyabhama appreciates the position of devotion

At the end Sataybhama confessed that what Krishna had said to her, she detached all her riches save for Tulsi leaf, and yet, it weighed more than Krishna. She was shocked and shamed. Krishna came down from his high sagging pan and came to her, “Bhama, you gave all your riches to me, but there was no devotion in the return this is the just feeling of selfishness. When  your offerings with such a thought in your mind, they lost their value and became mundane things. On the other hand Rukmini presented just a single tulsi leaf. But her intentions were pure and honorable. She offered her devotion with utmost love and purity towards me. And that’s why a single leaf was adequate  enough to please me beyond potentials.

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Sagacious Narada Leaves silently

What all everyone has to remember it is not the contribution that matters, but the love and devotion with which you do it, that works.” Then departure Satyabhama standup shocked in the court, Krishna returned to his room with his other wives. Spinning to Narada, her eyes now shining bright with tears, Satyabhama said, “Devarishi, thank you for instructing me this lesson today. I will never ever undervalue the power of devotion and love towards the lord.” Narada shook  his head and with his typical Narayana-Narayana and disappears.

 

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