18 February – 5115 years after Krishna’s bodily departure
“Don’t be scared or sorry as these are the ways of destiny…”, this was the last words of Krishna as told to Jara, a hunter mistook former’s feet to be a deer and accidentally shot him with the arrow. For, Krishna knew the law of Karma is universal. Even gods and avatars are subject to it.
On 18 February 3102 BCE Krishna went to a forest near Prabhasa theertham (the junction point where Gomathi river joins the sea), in Gujarat to meditate, in his chariot driven by Dharuka. Once reached there, he told Dharuka: “Go back. Inform all those left in Dwaraka, that it would be shortly submerged by ocean as Dwapara Yug was ending and that all should move to other places for safety…”
In the forest, Krishna witnessed his brother Balram attain the final liberation or videha mukti (consciously and intentionally leaving one’s body). After this he wandered about immersed in deep thought and finally began to accept his destiny. Then Krishna sat down to meditate.
He understood that his karma in this earth is almost over. He knew there is one more Karma left for Jara. It was a consequence of his own act of killing Bali in his previous incarnation as Lord Rama. When the hunter came by, he mistook Krishna for a deer and shot an arrow into his foot.
When Jara came and saw Krishna he was shocked and asked for forgiveness. Krishna smiled at him….
From my book: “The Secret of Krishna’s Birth: Deciphering The Krishna Code”
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