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Lord Krishna's Damodar Leela (Liberation of Nalkuber and Manigreev)

Damodar Leela - Yashoda tying Krishna
After tying Krishna With Mortar (Ukhal) Yashoda set about doing some household job. Krishna sat down on his knees and caused the mortar to tumble down so that it could roll when drawn. Now he began to crawl on his knees towards the twin trees standing in front of the house.The twin trees were, in fact, the two sons of Kubera--the god of wealth. Their names were Nalkuber and Manigreev. It was because of a curse that they had been turned to trees. The story goes that once these two brothers, after taking wine, were having their bath in the company of their wives. All of a sudden, Saint Narda happened to come there. Seeing him, both the ladies put on their clothes and got aside. But both the brothers, intoxicated as they were, kept standing naked before the saint. The saint could not tolerate their impertinence and uttered a curse on them," Go and stand as trees in Gokul for ever."

Hearing the curse, the wives of both the brothers got worried and they beseeched the saint to excuse their husband s. the saint replied, "They will be rid of this curse when Shri Krishna will appear in Gokul". Since the curse was uttered these trees had been standing in front of Nand Baba's house. So, to keep up the word given by Saint Narda to the wives of the two brothers, Krishna dragged the mortar crawling in between the trees. The mortar got stuck up between them and when Krishna exerted force, the trees got uprooted and fell down. As soon as the trees fell down, they changed into their real forms as sons of Kubera. With folded hands, they began to praise Krishna and after seeking his permission, they returned to their place. 


Damodar Leela - Liberation of Nalkuber and Manigreev
Nand Baba and Yashoda came out running. They untied their son Krishna and fondled him time and again whereupon Krishna began to smile.

Note: Damodar means "One who has rope around his belly'. Dam - Rope, Udar - Stomach/Belly

Also read about:
1. Sri Sri Damodarashtakam - Prayer to Krishna in month of Kartik (in Sanskrit, English, Its meaning and Video)
http://krishnaseva.blogspot.com/2014/05/sri-sri-damodarashtakam-in-sanskrit.html

2. Krishna Leela - His mercy on poor fruit seller:
http://krishnaseva.blogspot.in/2014/08/lord-krishnas-mercy-on-poor-fruit-seller.html

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