The Battle Between King Chakravarthy and Demon Simhada

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Sage Bhrugu wanted to know more about the greatness of Lord Srinvasa. He requested sage Narada to look into the future and reveal the greatness of Lord and the happenings in Kaliyuga. Sage Narada pleased with Maharshi Bhrugu replied:

“When King Chakravarthi ruled the Earth, there lived a strong and powerful demon called Simhada. This demon performed penance two miles north of Papanasanam to please Lord Bramha. He took bath three times a day in the pond, Aghavinasa. He praised four-headed Lord Bramha saying “O Prajapathi, I have none other than you in this Universe. Let me be prosperous. May my desires be fulfilled!”

After one year of Simha:da’s penance, Lord Bramha appeared in front of him seated on his vehicle, the Swan. Lord Bramha said, “Simha:da, I am very happy with your staunch penance. Good wishes to you. You will be happy. Ask me a boon. I will give it to you”Then Simha:da said, “O, Universal God, Lord Bramha. You are the reason for all the causes on this earth and the nature. I humbly request you to grant me a boon. Please grant me a boon where other demons, celestial gods, snakes and demi-gods like Gandharvas, Yakshas will be commanded by me. I should not be feared by them.” Lord Bramha granted the boon immediately and disappeared.

Since then the demon, Simha:da started harassing and troubling the demigods, rulers, sages and other human beings. Unable to bear the torture by Simha:da demon, Rushis, Sages, demigods collectively went to Lord Venkatesa and requested the Lord to protect them from the demon. They prayed to Lord Sri:niva:sa thus – “Dear Lord! You are the only one who can protect us from the cruel demons. You are the God of all Gods. You are the protector of the beings who surrender to you. Please protect us from the wicked and cruel demon, Simha:da. He made us suffer a lot by not allowing us to live in peace. He is troubling the people from all the worlds. He harasses beautiful women. He is a pitiless man. He got boons from Lord Bramha (the four headed God)”

After hearing the words of his devotees, Lord Venkateswara graced them with the following words – “Dear Bhaktha:s, Bramha has granted a boon to this cruel demon, Simha:da. It protects him from being killed by other demons, demi-gods, snakes, human beings. In addition to that, he is beinghelped by so many other demons. Six of those demons are the mostcruel. They are Kara, Kada:ra, Pinga:ksha, Kanaku, Kadruva and Kasi. They all belong to Ba:nu dynasty, the most cruel one.

Also I have given a boon to Bhaktha Prahla:da that none of the demons belonging to his lineage will be punished by me. But, I will reveal the secret to kill Simha:da:. There is a King by name Chakravarthi. He lives in a very pleasant place called Kalahasthi. It is on the Western side of the river, Suvarnamukhi. He is my devotee. You make him very strong by giving all your powers to him. King Chakravathi will kill the strong and powerful Simha:da just like Lord Rama killed all the demons. All of you will be prosperous. I bless you all.”

Saying so, Lord Sri:niva:sa disappeared. Following the orders of Lord Sri:niva:sa, demi-gods went to King Chakravathi. The sages and all demi-gods disguised as Brahmins visited the King and blessed him. King invited them gracefully and asked them about their welfare.

The demi-gods replied “O King. We are all safe because of you. You are a wise ruler. There is a very cruel demon called Simha:da. He is harassing all the devotees. He is not letting us perform yajnas and prayers. Please kill the cruel demon Simha:da. We, the de:vata:s came here to bless you.”

Listening to them, King Chakravarthi said, “I am capable of killing Simha:da with your blessings. Please tell me more about him and his strengths”. Then the devataas said “We have no doubt about you killing that cruel demon. Simha:da is very strong and wicked because of the boon from Lord Bramha. No demi-god can kill him. He cannot be killed even by Lord Vishnu. We will bless you with all our powers.” Saying thus the de:vata:s disappeared.

After his regular prayers, King humbly folded his hands and requested the Lord Sri:niva:sa saying thus, “Dear Lord Sri:niva:sa, de:vata:s came to me and handed over the job of killing Simha:da: to me. What do you want me to do? Please guide me Lord”.

Lord Sri:niva:sa gives his five weapons to King Charavarthi Hearing the kind words of the King, Lord says, “Dear King! You are a sensible person. I will give my five weapons to you. They are the heavenly conch (Pa:nchajanya), disc (Sudarshan Chakra), a mace (Kaumo:daki), a bow (Sa:ranjga), a sword (Nandaka). By wearing all these weapons, you kill that wicked demon. With the help of your relatives, ministers, demi-gods defeat him in the battle field.” Saying these kind words to King Chakravarthi, Lord Sri:niva:sa gave him the five weapons. helped by so many other demons. Six of those demons are the mostcruel. They are Kara, Kada:ra, Pinga:ksha, Kanaku, Kadruva and Kasi. They all belong to Ba:nu dynasty, the most cruel one.

Also I have given a boon to Bhaktha Prahla:da that none of the demons belonging to his lineage will be punished by me. But, I will reveal the secret to kill Simha:da:. There is a King by name Chakravarthi. He lives in a very pleasant place called Kalahasthi. It is on the Western side of the river, Suvarnamukhi. He is my devotee. You make him very strong by giving all your powers to him. King Chakravathi will kill the strong and powerful Simha:da just like Lord Rama killed all the demons. All of you will be prosperous. I bless you all.”

Saying so, Lord Sri:niva:sa disappeared. Following the orders of Lord Sri:niva:sa, demi-gods went to King Chakravathi. The sages and all demi-gods disguised as Brahmins visited the King and blessed him. King invited them gracefully and asked them about their welfare.

The demi-gods replied “O King. We are all safe because of you. You are a wise ruler. There is a very cruel demon called Simha:da. He is harassing all the devotees. He is not letting us perform yajnas and prayers. Please kill the cruel demon Simha:da. We, the de:vata:s came here to bless you.”

Listening to them, King Chakravarthi said, “I am capable of killing Simha:da with your blessings. Please tell me more about him and his strengths”. Then the devataas said “We have no doubt about you killing that cruel demon. Simha:da is very strong and wicked because of the boon from Lord Bramha. No demi-god can kill him. He cannot be killed even by Lord Vishnu. We will bless you with all our powers.” Saying thus the de:vata:s disappeared.

After his regular prayers, King humbly folded his hands and requested the Lord Sri:niva:sa saying thus, “Dear Lord Sri:niva:sa, de:vata:s came to me and handed over the job of killing Simha:da: to me. What do you want me to do? Please guide me Lord”.

Lord Sri:niva:sa gives his five weapons to King Charavarthi Hearing the kind words of the King, Lord says, “Dear King! You are a sensible person. I will give my five weapons to you. They are the heavenly conch (Pa:nchajanya), disc (Sudarshan Chakra), a mace (Kaumo:daki), a bow (Sa:ranjga), a sword (Nandaka). By wearing all these weapons, you kill that wicked demon. With the help of your relatives, ministers, demi-gods defeat him in the battle field.” Saying these kind words to King Chakravarthi, Lord Sri:niva:sa gave him the five weapons. helped by so many other demons. Six of those demons are the mostcruel. They are Kara, Kada:ra, Pinga:ksha, Kanaku, Kadruva and Kasi. They all belong to Ba:nu dynasty, the most cruel one.

Also I have given a boon to Bhaktha Prahla:da that none of the demons belonging to his lineage will be punished by me. But, I will reveal the secret to kill Simha:da:. There is a King by name Chakravarthi. He lives in a very pleasant place called Kalahasthi. It is on the Western side of the river, Suvarnamukhi. He is my devotee. You make him very strong by giving all your powers to him. King Chakravathi will kill the strong and powerful Simha:da just like Lord Rama killed all the demons. All of you will be prosperous. I bless you all.”

Saying so, Lord Sri:niva:sa disappeared. Following the orders of Lord Sri:niva:sa, demi-gods went to King Chakravathi. The sages and all demi-gods disguised as Brahmins visited the King and blessed him. King invited them gracefully and asked them about their welfare.

The demi-gods replied “O King. We are all safe because of you. You are a wise ruler. There is a very cruel demon called Simha:da. He is harassing all the devotees. He is not letting us perform yajnas and prayers. Please kill the cruel demon Simha:da. We, the de:vata:s came here to bless you.”

Listening to them, King Chakravarthi said, “I am capable of killing Simha:da with your blessings. Please tell me more about him and his strengths”. Then the devataas said “We have no doubt about you killing that cruel demon. Simha:da is very strong and wicked because of the boon from Lord Bramha. No demi-god can kill him. He cannot be killed even by Lord Vishnu. We will bless you with all our powers.” Saying thus the de:vata:s disappeared.

After his regular prayers, King humbly folded his hands and requested the Lord Srinivasa saying thus, “Dear Lord Sri:niva:sa, de:vata:s came to me and handed over the job of killing Simhada to me. What do you want me to do? Please guide me Lord”.

Lord Sri:niva:sa gives his five weapons to King Charavarthi Hearing the kind words of the King, Lord says, “Dear King! You are a sensible person. I will give my five
weapons to you. They are the heavenly conch (Pa:nchajanya), disc (Sudarshan Chakra), a mace (Kaumo:daki), a bow (Sa:ranjga), a sword (Nandaka). By wearing all these weapons, you kill that wicked demon. With the help of your relatives, ministers, demi-gods defeat him in the battle field.” Saying these kind words to King Chakravarthi, Lord Sri:niva:sa gave him the five weapons.

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