Krishna’s Friend died in ‘Wheel’ Accident! (Post No.5485)

Written by London Swaminathan
Date: 28 September 2018


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Post No. 5485


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Krishna’s Friend died in ‘Wheel’ Accident! (Post No.5485)


Strange stories about Lord Krishna are available in Tamil literature which are not found in Sanskrit scriptures. I have already given the story about Dadhipandan who got Moksha (liberation) for him and his pot. Now there is another story told by Perialvar, a Vaishnavite saint, who lived 1400 years ago.


There was a cowherd by name Srimalikan who was great friend of Lord Krishna. He told Krishna that he would carry his Sudarsana wheel so that he could feel a bit relaxed. But Krishna told him that it would be dangerous, because it may cut his head off. But he was always nagging Krishna to leave the wheel with him. At last Krishna yielded to his demand and gave him the Wheel. As soon as he received the wheel it cut his head. We can guess that he would have reached heaven because it was the holy wheel and it happened in front of the Lord.


But there are some morals in the story:

Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar in the Tamil Veda Tirukkural says,

Consider the aim, the obstacle and the greatness of the ultimate gain and then resort to action- Kural 676


Curiosity Killed the Cat

We are reminded of the saying ‘Curiosity Killed the Cat’.

Be Johnson used the following in his drama ‘Every Man in His Humour’ and Shakespeare acted in it:

“Helter skelter, hang sorrow, care will kill a cat, up-tails all, and a pox on the hangman”.


Later Shakespeare also used this in his drama Much ado about Nothing:

What, courage man! what though care killed a cat, thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care

-Much Ado about Nothing.


Thus, we learn that unnecessary curiosity is not good. Moreover, if great people like Lord Krishna say something, we must listen to them.






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