अघासुर वध

daity aghasur

mathura ke raja kans ke daityoan mean aghasur b da bhayanak tha. vah vesh badalane mean daksh to tha hi, b da shooravir aur mayavi bhi tha. kans ne krishn ko hani pahuanchane ke lie bakasur ke pashchath aghasur ko bheja.

dopahar ke pahale ka samay tha. gooean char rahian thian. gval-bal idhar-udhar ghoom rahe the. balakrishn charati gayoan ko b de dhyan se dekh rahe the. balakrishn yah janakar chakit ho uthe ki unake gval baloan mean koee bhi nahian dikhaee p d raha hai. gooean rah-rahakar huankar rahi haian. balakrishn vismit hokar age badhe. ve gval-baloan ko pukar-pukar kar unhean khojane lage, kiantu n to unhean koee uttar mila, n hi koee gval-bal dikhaee p da. krishn chiantit hokar sochane lage, akhir sab ge to kahaan ge? koee uttar kyoan nahian de raha hai? shrikrishn kuchh aur age badhe. unhoanne age jakar jo kuchh dekha, usase unake ashchary ki sima nahian rahi. ek bhayanak ajagar marg mean p da hua tha, jo zor-zor se saanse le raha tha. vah krishn ko dekhate hi aur bhi zor-zor se saanse lene laga. vah ajagar nahian apitu ajagar ke roop mean kans dvara bheja gaya daity aghasur tha. usi ne apani saansoan dvara gval-baloan ko apane pet ke aandar khianch liya tha. usane socha tha ki vah krishn ko bhi apani saansoan dvara apane pet ke aandar khich lega. use kya pata tha ki jo krishn sare brahmand ko apani or khianch lete haian, unhean kaun khianch sakata hai?

ajagar ke roop mean p de hue aghasur ko krishn dekhate hi pahachan ge. ve samajh ge ki yah koee ajagar nahian, varanh koee daity hai aur isi ne apani saansoan dvara gval-baloan ko apane pet mean khianch liya hai. ve savadhan ho ge. udhar ajagar krishn ko khianchane ke lie zor-zor se saanse le raha tha. krishn apane ap hi ajagar ke mukh ke pas ja pahuanche. unhoanne donoan hathoan se ajagar ka mukh pak dakar use pha d dala. unhoanne ajagar ke bahut b de pet ke bhitar ghusakar apane sharir ka vistar kiya. itana vistar kiya ki ajagar ka pet phat gaya. usake pet ke bhitar se sabhi gval-bal sakushal bahar nikal ae. gval-baloan ne sayankal basti mean akar apane mata-pita ko bataya ki kis tarah shrikrishn ne ajagar se unaki raksha ki. nand, yashoda aur basti ke sabhi gop tatha gopiyaan krishn ki balaiyaan lene lage. unake shaury ki prashansa karane lage. sath hi eeshvar ko dhanyavad dene lage ki unaki kripa se kanhaiya ka bal tak baanka nahian hua. krishn isi prakar vrindavan mean gooean charate, bal-lilaean karate aur kans dvara bheje hue rakshasoan ko marakar gval-baloan ki raksha kiya karate the.

shrimadbhagavat mahapuran ka ullekh

'shrimadbhagavat mahapuran'[1] ke anusar- shri shukadevaji kahate haian- "parikshit! ek din nandanandan shyamasundar van mean hi kaleva karane ke vichar se b de t dake uth gaye aur siangi baje ki madhur manohar dhvani se apane sathi gvalabaloan ke man ki bat janate hue unhean jagaya aur bachh doan ko age karake ve braj se nikal p de. shrikrishn ke sath hi unake premi sahasroan gvalabal sundar chhike, beant, siangi aur baansuri lekar tatha apane sahatroan bachh doan ko age karake b di prasannata se apane-apane gharoan se chal p de. unhoanne shrikrishn ke aganit bachh doan mean apane-apane bachh de mila diye aur sthan-sthan par balochit khel khelate hue vicharane lage. yadyapi sab-ke-sab gvalabal kaanch, ghuanghachi, mani aur suvarn ke gahane-pahane hue the, phir bhi unhoanne vrindavan ke lal-pile-hare phaloan se, nayi-nayi koanpaloan se, guchchhoan se, rang-birange phooloan aur morapankhoan se tatha geroo adi rangin dhatuoan se apane ko saja liya. koee kisi ka chhika chura leta, to koee kisi ki beant ya baansuri. jab un vastuoan ke svami ko pata chalata, tab unhean lene vala kisi doosare ke pas door feank deta, doosara tisare ke aur tisara aur bhi door feank deta. phir ve hansate hue unhean lauta dete.

yadi shyamasundar shrikrishn van ki shobha dekhane ke lie kuchh age badh jate, to "pahale maian chhuooanga, pahale maian chhuooanga", is prakar apas mean ho d lagakar sab-ke-sab unaki or dau d p date aur unhean chhoo-chhookar anandamagn ho jate. koee baansuri baja raha hai, to koee siangi hi phooank raha hai. koee-koee bhauroan ke sath gunaguna rahe haian, to bahut-se koyaloan ke svar mean svar milakar ‘kuhoo-kuhoo’ kar rahe haian. ek or kuchh gvalabal akash mean u date hue pakshiyoan ki chhaya ke sath dau d laga rahe haian, to doosari or kuchh hansoan ki chhal ki naqal karate hue unake sath sundar gati se chal rahe haian. koee bagule ke pas usi ke saman aankh mooandakar baith rahe haian, to koee moroan ko nachate dekh unhian ki tarah nach rahe haian. koee-koee bandaroan ki pooanchh pak dakar khianch rahe haian, to doosare unake sath is pe d se us pe d par chadh rahe haian. koee-koee unake sath muanh bana rahe haian, to doosare unake sath ek dal se doosari dal par chhalaang laga rahe haian.

bahut-se gvalabal to nadi ke kachhar mean chhapaka khel rahe haian aur usamean phudakate hue meandhakoan ke sath svayan bhi phudak rahe haian. koee pani mean apani parachhaeean dekhakar usaki hansi kar rahe haian, to doosare shabd ki pratidhvani ko hi bura-bhala kah rahe haian. bhagavan shrikrishn jnani santoan ke lie svayan brahmanand ke moortiman anubhav haian. dasyabhav se yukt bhaktoan ke lie ve unake aradhyadev, param aishvaryashali parameshvar haian aur maya-mohit vishayandhoan ke lie ve keval ek manushy-balak haian. unhian bhagavan ke sath ve mahan punyatma gvalabal tarah-tarah ke khel-khel rahean haian. bahut janmoan tak shram aur kasht uthakar unhoanne apani indriyoan aur aantahkaran ko vash mean kar liya hai, un yogiyoan ke lie bhi bhagavan shrikrishn ke charanakamaloan ki raj aprapy hai. vahi bhagavan svayan jin brajavasi gvalabaloan ki aankhoan ke samane rahakar sada khel khelate haian, unake saubhagy ki mahima isase adhik kya kahi jay.

parikshit! isi samay aghasur nam ka mahan daity a dhamaka. usase shrikrishn aur gvalabaloan ki sukhamayi kri da dekhi n gayi. usake hriday mean jalan hone lagi. vah itana bhayankar tha ki amritapan karake amar hue devata bhi usase apane jivan ki raksha karane ke lie chintit raha karate the aur is bat ki bat dekhate rahate the ki kisi prakar se isaki mrityu ka avasar a jay. aghasur pootana aur bakasur ka chhota bhaee tatha kans ka bheja hua tha. vah shrikrishn, shridama adi gvalabaloan ko dekhakar man-hi-man sochane laga ki "yahi mere sage bhaee aur bahin ko marane vala hai. isalie aj maian in gvalabaloan ke sath ise mar dalooanga. jab ye sab marakar mere un donoan bhaee-bahinoan ke mritatarpan ki tilaanjali ban jayange, tab brajavasi apane-ap mare-jaise ho jayange. santan hi praniyoan ke pran haian. jab pran hi n raheange, tab sharir kaise rahega? isaki mrityu se brajavasi apane-ap mar jayange."

aisa nishchay karake vah dusht daity ajagar ka roop dharan kar marg mean let gaya. usaka vah ajagar-sharir ek yojan lanbe b de parvat ke saman vishal evan mota tha. vah bahut hi adbhut tha. usaki niyat sab balakoan ko nigal jane ki thi, isalie usane kandara ke saman apana bahut b da muanh pha d rakha tha. usaka niche ka hoanth prithvi se aur oopar ka hoanth badaloan se lag raha tha. usake jab de kandaraoan ke saman the aur dadhe parvat ke shikhar-si jan p dati thian. muanh ke bhitar ghor-andhakar tha. jibh ek chau di lal s dak-si dikhati thi. saans aandhi ke saman thi aur aankhean davanal ke saman dahak rahi thian.

aghasur ka aisa roop dekhakar balakoan ne samajha ki yah bhi vrindavan ki koee shobha hai. ve kautuhalavash khel-hi-khel mean utpreksha karane lage ki yah mano ajagar ka khula hua muanh hai. koee kahata- "mitroan! bhala batalao to, yah jo hamare samane koee jiv-sa baitha hai, yah hamean nigalane ke lie khule hue kisi ajagar ke muanh-jaisa nahian hai?" doosare ne kaha- "sachamuch soory ki kiranean p dane se ye jo badal lal-lal ho gaye haian, ve aise maloom hote haian manoan thik-thik usaka oopari hoanth hi ho aur inhian badaloan ki parachhaeean se yah jo niche ki bhoomi kuchh lal-lal dikh rahi hai, vahi isaka niche ka hoanth jan p data hai." tisare gvalabalak ne kaha- "haan, sach to hai. dekho to sahi, kya ye dayian aur bayian or ki giri-kandaraean ajagar ke jab doan ki ho d nahian karatian? aur ye ooanchi-ooanchi shikhar panktiyaan to saf-saf isaki dadhe maloom p dati haian." chauthe ne kaha- "are bhaee! yah lambi-chau di s dak to thik ajagar ki jibh-sarikhi maloom p dati hai aur in girishrriangoan ke bich ka andhakar to usake muanh ke bhitari bhag ko bhi mat karata hai."

kisi doosare gvalabal ne kaha- "dekho, dekho! aisa jan p data hai ki kahian idhar jangal mean ag lagi hai. isi se yah garam aur tikhi hava a rahi hai. parantu ajagar ki saans ke sath isaka kya hi mel baith gaya hai aur usi ag mean jale hue praniyoan ki durgandh aisi jan p dati hai mano ajagar ke pet mean mare hue jivoan ke maans ki hi durgandh ho." tab unhian mean se ek ne kaha- "yadi ham log isake muanh mean ghus jayan, to kya hamean nigal jayaga? aji! yah kya nigalega. kahian aisa karane ki dhithaee ki to ek kshan mean yah bhi bakasur ke saman nasht ho jayaga. hamara kanhaiya isako chho dega tho de hi." is prakar kahate hue ve gvalabal bakasur ko marane vale shrikrishn ka sundar mukh dekhate aur tali pit-pitakar hansate hue aghasur ke muanh mean ghus gaye. un anajan bachchoan ki apas mean huee bhramapoorn batean sunakar bhagavan shrikrishn ne socha ki "are, inhean to sachcha sarp bhi jhootha pratit hota hai."

parikshit! bhagavan shrikrishn jan gaye ki yah rakshas hai. bhala, unase kya chhipa rahata? ve to samast praniyoan ke hriday mean hi nivas karate haian. ab unhoanne yah nishchay kiya ki ab apane sakha gvalabaloan ko usake muanh mean jane se bacha lean. bhagavan is prakar soch hi rahe the ki sab-ke-sab gvalabal bachh doan ke sath us asur ke pet mean chale gaye. parantu aghasur ne abhi unhean nigala nahian, isaka karan tha ki aghasur apane bhaee bakasur aur bahin pootana ke vadh ki yad karake is bat ki bat dekh raha tha ki unako marane vale shrikrishn bhi muanh mean a jayan, tab sabako ek sath hi nigal jaooan.

bhagavan shrikrishn sabako abhay dene vale haian. jab unhoanne dekha ki ye bechare gvalabal, jinaka ekamatr rakshak maian hi hooan, mere hath se nikal gaye aur jaise koee tinaka u dakar ag mean gir p de, vaise hi apane-ap mrityu roop aghasur ki jatharagni ke gras ban gaye, tab daiv ki is vichitr lila par bhagavan ko b da vismay hua. unaka hriday daya se dravit ho gaya. ve sochane lage ki "ab mujhe kya karana chahiye? aisa kaun-sa upay hai, jisase is dusht ki mrityu bhi ho jay aur in sant-svabhav bhole-bhale balakoan ki hatya bhi n ho? ye donoan kam kaise ho sakate haian?" parikshit! bhagavan shrikrishn bhoot, bhavishy, vartaman-sabako pratyaksh dekhate rahate haian. usake liye yah upay janana koee kathin n tha.

ve apana kartavy nishchay karake svayan ajagar roopi aghasur ke muanh mean ghus gaye. us samay badaloan mean chhipe hue devata bhayavash ‘hay-hay’ pukar uthe aur aghasur ke hitaishi kans adi rakshas harsh prakat karane lage. aghasur bachh doan aur gvalabaloan ke sahit bhagavan shrikrishn ko apani dadhoan se chabakar choor-choor kar dalana chahata tha. parantu usi samay avinashi shrikrishn ne devataoan ki ‘hay-hay’ sunakar usake gale mean apane sharir ko b di phurti se badha liya. isake bad bhagavan ne apane sharir ko itana b da kar liya ki usaka gala rooandh gaya. aankhean ulat gayian. vah vyakul hokar bahut hi chhatapatane laga. saans rukakar sare sharir mean bhar gayi aur ant mean usake pran brahmarandhr pho dakar nikal gaye. usi marg se pranoan ke sath usaki indriyaan bhi sharir se bahar ho gayian. usi samay bhagavan mukund ne apani amritamayi drishti se mare hue bachh doan aur gvalabaloan ko jila diya aur un sabako sath lekar ve aghasur ke muanh ke bahar nikal aye.

us ajagar ke sthool sharir se ek atyant adbhut aur mahan jyoti nikali. us samay us jyoti ke prakash se dasoan dishaean prajvalit ho uthian. vah tho di der tak to akash mean sthit hokar bhagavan ke nikalane ki pratiksha karati rahi. jab ve bahar nikal aye, tab vah sab devataoan ke dekhate-dekhate unhian mean sama gayian. us samay devataoan ne phool barasakar, apsaraoan ne nachakar, gandharvoan ne gakar, vidyadharoan ne baje bajakar, brahmanoan ne stuti-pathakar aur parshadoan ne jay-jayakar ke nare lagakar b de anand se bhagavan shrikrishn ka abhinandan kiya. kyoanki bhagavan shrikrishn ne aghasur ko marakar un sabaka bahut b da kam kiya tha. un adbhut stutiyoan, sundar bajoan, mangalamay gitoan, jay-jayakar aur anandotsavoan ki mangaladhvani brahma-lok ke pas pahuanch gayi. jab brahma ji ne vah dhvani suni, tab ve bahut hi shighr apane vahan par chadhakar vahaan aye aur bhagavan shrikrishn ki yah mahima dekhakar ashcharyachakit ho gaye.

parikshit! jab vrindavan mean ajagar vah cham[2] sookh gaya, tab vah brajavasiyoan ke lie bahut dinoan tak khelane ki ek adbhut gufa-si bana raha. yah jo bhagavan ne apane gvalabaloan ko mrityu ke mukh se bachaya tha aur aghasur ko moksh-dan kiya tha, vah lila bhagavan ne apane kumar avastha mean arthat paanchavean varsh mean hi ki thi. gvalabaloan ne use usi samay dekha bhi tha, parantu gaugand avastha arthat chhathe varsh mean atyant ashcharyachakit hokar braj mean usaka varnan kiya.

aghasur moortiman agh (pap) hi tha. bhagavan ke sparshamatr se usake sare pap dhul gaye aur use us saroopy-mukti ki prapti huee, jo papiyoan ko kabhi mil nahian sakati. parantu yah koee ashchary ki bat nahian hai, kyoanki manushy-balak ki-si lila rachane vale ye ve hi paramapurush paramatma haian, jo vyakt-avyakt aur kary-karan roop samast jagat ke ekamatr vidhata haian. bhagavan shrikrishn ke kisi ek aang ki bhavanirmit pratima yadi dhyan ke dvara ek bar bhi hriday mean baitha li jay to vah saloky, samipy adi gati ka dan karati haian, jo bhagavan ke b de-b de bhaktoan ko milati hai. bhagavan atmanand ke nity sakshatasvaroop haian. maya unake pas tak nahian phatak pati. ve hi svayan aghasur ke sharir mean pravesh kar gaye. kya ab bhi usaki sadgati ke vishay mean koee sandeh hai?