Gadwal

Today swamiji narrated two stories. The first one supports, in a rather unpalatable way, the sloka from Gita “Ananyaschintayantomaam etc…” I narrate here the second one which basically was a corollary to the first illustrating the supernatural potential of holy men(sanyasins) when it comes to helping the needful.

The year is ~1790AD.  Gadwal was ruled by a King RajaRam. He comes to know that the Sultan of Hyderabad is going to attack Gadwal. Realising his insufficiency in protecting his kingdom he approaches Swami VyasaChitta(?not sure if its chitta) who has camped nearby Gadwal, for help. This swami is, incidentally, the disciple of Swami Gopaldas who is the last son of Madhwacharya. Respecting the king’s request, the swami sits in meditation and after a few minutes writes a sloka (i did not jot down the sloka). The king though learned is unable to decipher the real meaning and despairs. Swami then explains but its not clear enough to the King who, nevertheless, takes leave.

Soon after, the sultan’s army has arrived and has camped on the banks of the Tungabhadra. This river is then dry and this was the cause of the king’s despair because the sloka indicated that the river will come to his rescue. Now, the sultan’s army, being tired of travel, relish a nice dinner and sleep on the banks of this river fully prepared for march and battle the following day. At night there is a flash flood in Tungabhadra and the sultan’s army is washed away.

This incident, according to swamiji, is a recorded historical fact.

One Response to “Gadwal”

  1. shriram gokhale Says:

    WOW..gr8888…Gadwal is proteched from fana

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