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Poothana Moksham Parayanam – For Good Health Of Children – Reading Poothana Lord Krishna Episode

Poothana Moksham Parayanam is the reading of the episode related to the demon Poothana and Hindu God Krishna from the Srimad Bhagavata Purana or the Bhagavatham. It is believed that the reading of the chapter will help in curing illness or diseases of children. Parents usually read the chapter and the child listens to it. After this they make offerings to Lord Ganesha and Krishna . Demon Puthana tried to kill Gopal Krishna (Child form of Krishna ) by rubbing poison on her breasts. Little Krishna drank the poisoned milk from the breast but it had no effect on him. Krishna continued drinking the milk and finally blood started oozing out of Puthana’s breast and she was finally killed. Puthana in her earlier birth was a pious lady and had become demon as a result of a curse. By getting killed by Krishna she was relieved of the curse and she attained Moksha. There is a belief among many Hindu communities that reading this episode which contains the leela (divine pla

Story – Arjuna Gets a Lesson in Humility from Sri Krishna

Once Arjuna was overcome with pride and blurted out that there is no one stronger than him in the entire world and Sri Krishna himself drives his chariot. Krishna drove Arjuna’s chariot out of compassion but Arjun mistook it thinking it was due to his greatness. Therefore, Bhagavan Sri Krishna decided to give the great warrior a lesson in humility. One day Sri Krishna took Arjuna to a forest. They stopped by a stream. Krishna told Arjuna that He was tired now and therefore he should roam alone in the forest while He took some rest. Arjuna ventured into the forest and came across a cave of a great Saint. The Saint sustained on dry leaves and water from the stream. Arjuna suddenly noticed three sharp swords in the cave. He was curious and asked the Saint for the reason for possessing three swords. He said that he is extremely angry with three people because they could achieve what he could not achieve even after intense austerities and prayers. They had th