This reading is a super condensed version adapted from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. Yashoda's daughter transforms into an eight-armed goddess says, "Fool your destroyer has already been born elsewhere." Curse on Vasudev - Devki (Devi Bhagavatam) - how Vasudev and Devki were cursed alongwith Rohini... 1. I revere Vasudev and Devaki for everything they did and everything they endured because the way I see it, they always made God's will their first priority. It is from a dispersed Bhagavata Purana manuscript of some three hundred folios recounting the exploits of Krishna. When the prophecy made it apparent that God's will was for them to have 8 children, made sure that happened even if … At that time, divine words were heard from the sky. Below a row of ritual vessels in the foreground of the picture is an area of red, rubbed and worn around the edges, on which is an inscription in nagari. — You have related to me a full account of all the different dynasties of kings, and of their successive transactions. On the reverse is another inscription. A voice said, “Stupid Kamsa, whom are you driving in the chariot? Hence Balaram was saved and here in Mathura, it seemed like Devaki had gone through a miscarriage. The scene depicts the marriage of Krishna's parents, Vasudeva and Devaki, before the Vedic priest who performs the ceremony over the sacrificial fire. Just then, a divine voice announced that the eighth child of Devaki would be the one to kill Kamsa. Devaki went to his brother and she explained her feelings towards Vasudeva to his brother. Earth, oppressed by the Daityas, applies to the gods.They accompany her to Viṣṇu, who promises to give her relief.Kansa imprisons Vasudeva and Devakī.Viṣṇu's instructions to Yoganidrā.. MAITREYA. It was probably painted in ca. p. 11, cat. This was Vishnu's eight incarnation. Kamsa drove the chariot of the couple on the occasion of the marriage. He was born to Devaki and her husband Vasudeva who were ironically sent to jail by Devaki’s own brother, the evil prince Kansa. However, I tend to think this isn’t as simple and straightforward as it seems. Vasudev, the son of Shoorsen was married to Devaki, the daughter of Devak. 66-67 Kansa in the excitement was ready to kill ), 'Chhavi', Bharat Kala Bhavan, Banaras, 1971, col. plates. Afterwards, he captures Ugrasena and takes over the throne. Newsletter Personal use, Search 1,238,670 objects and 865,674 images, We use cookies to enhance your experience on V&A websites. Slightly to the left of the centre, against a red background, stand the couple; Vasudeva in the high white head-dress of a groom and Devaki wearing a dark pink, diamond-patterned sari and black tassel ornaments at her wrists. The style, with its bold blocks of colour, lack of spatial perspective and depiction of faces in profile, predates the introduction of Iranian influences to Indian painting during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605). To avoid persecution during the Goa Inquisition they were taken to Mayem in Bicholim and from there shifted to the present location at Mashel. no. -- Devaki get married with his love Vasudeva and they both take their elder once blessings and ready to live…. The scene depicts the marriage of Krishna's parents, Vasudeva and Devaki, before the Vedic priest who performs the ceremony over the sacrificial fire. Once Vasudev and Devaki had a good darshan (look) of the Lord, the Lord began to speak to them about their glorious past and what He wanted them to do next. This is mentioned in Devi Bhagwatam..how Vasudev and Devki were cursed alongwith Rohini... 1. [2], Devaki soon gave birth to Balarama through Rohini as surrogate and Krishna and the babies were Seshanaga and Vishnu[12][13] She protests against the killing of daughter of Nanda and Yashoda but Kansa hurls her on a rock. 'The Indian Collections: 1798 to 1978' in The Burlington Magazine, vol. Undaunted, Devaki mothered a second son. Miniature Painting and Decorative Arts", Victoria & Albert Museum and NHK Kinki Media Plan, 1993. Topsfield, Andrew, An introduction to Indian Court Painting, H.M.S.O., London, 1984, 0112903835 Devaki & Vasudeva: A tale of selfless sacrifice. Devaki was good, kind and gentle, as unlike the cruel Kansa as possible. Private Research When Devaki was old enough, it was arranged that she would marry Vasudev, a good and noble man who was a follower of Vishnu, and did not fear the demon Kansa at all. Once Vasudev and Devaki had a good darshan (look) of the Lord, the Lord began to speak to them about their gloriou 02:50 June 17, 2020 7. Lee, Sherman E., 'Rajput Painting', New York, 1961, cat. Before them the hotri (Vedic priest) performs the marriage rites over the sacrificial fire. All Rights Reserved. Her six children were killed, while the seventh Balarama appeared no. 78 The Garbha Griha (inner sanctum) of the temple has the beautiful idol of Devaki and Lord Krishna. pp. Angered, Kansa rises to kill Devaki but is stopped by Vasudeva who promises to deliver each child to Kansa. A celestial voice proclaims that "The eighth child of this Devaki that you are ferrying shall become your death!" Krishna’s Mama Kans killed in Mathura. [15] Krishna accedes her request and brings the children to Devaki from Patala. 6. She married Vasudeva [1] and mothered Krishna [2] as specified in the ancient Mahabharata (Book 6, section 123 p. 311) [3], After the marriage ceremony, Kansa volunteered to escort the newly-weds to Mathura and drove their chariot. Khandalawala, K.J., and Chandra, M., 'New Documents of Indian Painting', Bombay, 1969, figs.199,200. [12], Devaki and Vasudeva's imprisonment came to an end after Kansa's death. If the 8th child of Devki & Vasudev was prophecised to kill Kans, why did he kill the first 7 children? But do you know that even before Lord Krishna was born, Vishnu had already taken birth as Devaki and Vasudev's son twice in their former lives? [14], Devaki upon hearing how Krishna restored his Guru Sandipani's son wishes to see her own children. Vasudev, a noble and Devaki, the princess of Mathura had just been married. We all know that Krishna was a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, and was born to Vasudev and Devki in a prison. When he was married to Vasudev, Kansa himself drove the chariot to take his sister to her in-laws. Kamsa was told by a mystical voice that Devaki's 8 th son shall kill Kamsa himself. From a dispersed Bhagavata Purana manuscript of some three hundred folios recounting the exploits of Krishna. Gouache on paper c. 1520-40, IS 1-1977 The idol of Devaki is in standing posture holding baby Krishna with her left hand. And vanishes into the heavens. Kansa was afraid of 8th child of Vasudev and Devaki. Skelton, Robert. At the end of the marriage ceremony, the newly wedded couple was returning to Vasudeva’s home. He employed a huge army to escort the bride and bridegroom. [1990], Hinduism; Marriage; Religion; Paintings; Myths & Legends; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project. She appealed to her brother, "O Kamsa, my brother- my eighth child is a girl, and not the son that the Oracle warned you about. from Palam and Isarda' in Lalit Kala, no. As they were about to leave for Vasudev's home, Kamsa, Devaki's corrupted brother decided to drive their chariot. Wrenching the helpless second child from his sister’s arms, Kamsa brutally killed him as well. He pours ghee (clarified butter) from a long-handled libation spoon into the fire. 1a, b, c. Both were the great devotes of Lord Vishnu for long years.. After attentively pursues him from … To the left, similarly dressed in blue, pink and white patterned saris stand three female attendants, one of whom bears a ewer. Possibly Mewar Instantly a soft light filled the dark cell. This wife was Rohini, who was safe in Gokul. After Devaki and Vasudev’s marriage, Akashwani said that Kansa would die at the hands of Devaki’s eighth son. Welch, S.C., 'A Flower from Every Meadow', Asian House Society, New York, 1973, 26 p., cat. The death of Kansa announced. Journal The main Deity Devakikrishna and affiliate deities of Bhumika Devi, Laxmi Ravalnath, Mallinath, Katyayani, Chodaneshwar and Dhada Shankar were originally located at Choodamani island (Chorão island of today). Devaki Mata. He did it out of fear; a prophecy had come from the sky that Devaki’s eighth son would grow up to be his killer. Lord Vishnu took birth on earth as Krishna, the son of a royal couple named Vasudev and Devaki, to establish Dharma by eliminating a tyrant like Kansa (also spelt as Kamsa). Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading. Vysa said :-- O king; The incarnation of Hari and the incarnation of the Amsa Avatras of all the other Devas are accountable to many causes. 16. Khandalawala, K., and Mittal, J., 'The Bhagavata Mss. Kansa, despite his evil ways, held Vasudev in great respect. Above the assembly a yellow pandal with green awning has been erected, supported by slender, torch-lit columns, and hung with delicate white festoons and fleshy leaves. CXX, number 902, May 1978, pp. [7][8] Her six children were killed, while the seventh Balarama appeared [9][10][11], Devaki's six dead sons were named Kírttimat, Sushena, Udayin, Bhadrasena, Rijudasa, and Bhadradeha. Read our, Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project, Copyright: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Back cover He had following options 1. [15][16] She nurses them with her milk and they attain heaven. Kill his sister Fortunately he loved his sisters so he couldn’t possibly kill her. Devaki’s Marriage with Vasudev took place in Mathura. So Kamsa called Vasudev and Devaki back, he killed the first son ruthlessly and then put them in prison. After the birth of Krishna, Vasudev left him in Gokul to Yashoda and Nanda Baba’s house. Book [18], https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Devaki&oldid=995040192, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Articles having same image on Wikidata and Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 December 2020, at 22:12. 297-304, Fig. Ayers, J. Oriental Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1983, ISBN 0-85667-120-7 And the day that commemorates the killing of Kansa (evil) by Shri Krishna (God) is referred to as Kansa Vadh. Sotheby's Catalogue, 10th December, 1974, lots 194, 195. Kashyapa in the previous creation was Sutapa, who desired to create children. 1520-40 and, as few Indian miniature paintings of this relatively early date survive, the folios from this manuscript are of considerable historical interest. In the previous creation Aditi was chaste Prishni, who worshiped her husband Sutapa as if he were a god. However, when yet midway, an oracle alerts Kansa that he would be killed by Devaki’s eighth child. Devaki and Vasudeva Anakadundubhi were imprisoned by Kansa due to a delusion caused by Narada in Kansa's mind. 3 Now there are many ways of perceiving what we are meant to learn through the killing of these six children. Krishna had an unusual birth place – jail! ISBN 0 905209117, 1978, THE MARRIAGE OF VASUDEVA AND DEVAKI Kansa then puts Devaki and Vasudev in jail and kills their seven children one by one. PG Kans kills Vasudev and Devaki's first born and imprisons them. 1520-1540, Welch, S.C. and Beach, M.C., 'Gods, Thrones and Peacocks', New York, 1965, cat.3a, 115 p., colour plate frontispiece Interesting Epic behind the great Temple Guruvayur interesting epic behind the great temple guruvayur according to the Legends, the epic exists from the snowy past of Dwapara when Lord Krishna was alive.About The Famous Temple Guruvayur Vasudeva and Devaki were parents of Lord Krishna. 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