The Crisis of the Elephant Gajendra
(27) He then met with the
fate that his foot oh King, right there was caught by a mighty
and angry crocodile.
thereupon with all his strength strenuously
tried to free himself from his dangerous position.
Gajendra's Prayers of Surrender
(33) Seeing him that pained
the Unborn One so full of mercy alighted immediately and saved, before
the eyes of all the godly ones present, him with His disc by severing
the mouth from the crocodile its trunk and pulled Gajendra out of the
Gajendra Returns to the Spiritual World
described to you oh
great King, concerning the belief in Lord Krishna that delivered King
Gajendra, promotes those who hear about it to the heavenly spheres and
increases their reputation. It takes away the darkness of the
immorality of Kali-yuga [see 1.17: 24-25] and
drives away the result of sleepiness oh best of the Kurus.