Vedic Gods

By Mitul Trivedi | Jan 09, 2019 | in Ancient History | Share

Lord Krishna explains where we can find him in 10th chapter of Bhagvad Gita. What's the importance and essence of those elements?

In Chapter 10 Vibhuti Yoga of the holy book of Hindus Shree Bhagavad Gita, Krishna expand himself as the various legendary gods. He explained his various forms and create his new personality. In this book, in different verses Krishna compared himself with different legends. We are just trying to justify his forms from different angles. We are going to understand spiritually, psychologically, archaeologically, geologically, scientifically, etc. With the help of Krishna's various forms, we will also try to understand Shree Bhagavad Gita contains 700 verses in present days. But initially the holy book contained In the battlefield of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna - A Pandava, requested to observe all those who gathered with desire to fight on the side of Duryodhana - A Kaurava, Krishna drove his chariot to a point between the two armies. On seeing the members of both the armies - grandfathers, fathers-in- law, uncles, brothers and cousins, sons and grandsons, comrades, friends and teachers, Arjuna filled deep sympathy and spoke dolefully that he would be family destroyer and whole clan would be annihilated. So Krishna made convincing arguments to Arjuna. In Chapter 10, Krishna explained his various personalities and compared the same with the various Vedic Gods.

 

Now thinking logically, war between Kauravas and Pandavas were fought for 18 (eighteen) days. But in the battle field this all the arguments of 18 Chapters between Krishna and Arjuna were made for only 45 minutes. In these 45 minutes Krishna motivated Arjuna for the material and moral struggle, the psychological war and the spiritual battle. Questions should be raised now in every one's mind that in the battle field, when both the armies were on field and war was going to begin, two persons argued and conversation up to 700 or might be 748 verses made.

 

Let's calculate mathematically, how much time would be taken for 700 or 748 verses. Approximately for one verse 20 seconds time consume. So for three versus one minute time would be taken. But when two persons argued with each other, instead of three maximum two verse could be spoken. So for 700 verses approximately 350 minutes will be taken means average five to six hours would be wasted on the field. When both the armies were ready to fight with each other, how could one warrior waste the whole day or 5-6 hours without war on the field.

 

Now looking to the other side, as we explained earlier that the argument time was for just 45 minutes, maximum 90 to 100 verses could be conversed. Research of ancient scholars said that only 70 verses were conversed and not 700 or 748. Commentary on 70 verses became 748 and due to foreign invasion 48 verses disappeared and 700 verses remained as arguments between Arjuna and Krishna.

 

It is very important to understand the terms used in these 700 verses spiritually, mythically, logically, historically, geologically and other facets. After explaining to Arjuna, he was not satisfied and argued further which was in verses 13 to 18 of Chapter 10 and Krishna replied him in verses 19 through 40 in the same chapter. Some logical questions raised by many scholars. Some of them are highlighted here.

 

Ch. 10:21 - Among Adityas I am Vishnu Now out of 12 Adityas, Varuna, Indra, Vayu (Martanda), Vivasvan, Mitra, etc. are also legends. Why Krishna narrated himself as Vishnu and no one else?

 

Ch. 10:22 - Among Vedas I am Samaveda. - Rigveda is the oldest one and largest one and other are Yajurveda and Atharvaveda, why he narrated himself as Samveda and not else?

 

Ch. 10:23 - Among Rudra I am Shankara. Among eleven Rudras who was Shankara? Who was Shiva, Mahadeva, Mahesh? Were the same one or not?

 

Ch. 10:23 - Among Yaksha - Rakshasa, I am Vitresh. Who was this Vitresh?

 

Ch. 10:24 - Among Vasus I am auspicious Agni (God of Fire) Now among eight Vasu Dhar was the eldest one and father of Rudras also. Anal (Agni) was the second Vasu. Why he narrated himself as Agni and not else?

 

Ch. 10:26 - Among trees I am Ashwattha tree. Among Neem tree or Banyan tree or any other why only Bodhi tree and not else?

 

Ch. 10:30 - Among all birds I am Garuda (Vainateya). Among peacock, cock pigeon or any other why only Garuda and not else?

 

Ch. 10:33 - Among Samasa I am Dwandwa Samasa. Why not other samasa?

 

Ch. 10:35 - Among all Chhanda I am Gayatri Chhanda and among all the months I am Margashirsh (Mrigashirsha) and among all seasons I am Vasanta and not else.

 

Now we will discuss individually and separately in detail.