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Who Was UDDHAVA.

 

Other names: Pavanayadhi, Uddhava

 

 

Group Of Gopis With Shree Krishna

Group Of Gopis With Shree Krishna

Who was Uddhava? – In the Dwapar Age, Uddhav was Yadavas’ minister. He had learnt the science of politics from Jupiter (Brihaspati). He was a learned monotheist and a great devotee of incorporeal ubiquitous Brahma. Uddhava was Krishna’s devotee and a dear friend. When Krishna came to Mathura from Gokul, then also he could not forget Nand-Yashoda and the Gopis. The love of the gopis and yashoda’s affection were always in His memories. Once, Krishna called Uddhava and asked him to go to Gokul and give knowledge to the Gopis who were upset with Krishna’s separation and at the same time console Nand and Yashoda. The philosophy behind sending Uddhava to Gokul was to make him understand that true love is devotion. Though he was learned and knowledgeable, but never had the idea of the power of devotion. He only came to know about this when he met the Gopis who were simple Cowherdesses, not learned but truly and in every sense devoted to Krishna. In the devotion and deep-rooted love of the Gopis towards Lord Krishna is exemplified a unique path of spiritual liberation that is not bound by any philosophy or intellectual enlightenment. Their longing for the Lord was such that they were unable to bear the pangs of separation when Lord Krishna left Gokul for Mathura.

Uddhava reached Mathura and explained Gopis, ”Krishna, with his soul is always with you. He is away from you with his body because you can remember him with pure mind and attain him.” Uddhava explained Nand-Yashoda, “Krishna has taken birth to destroy the demons and establish dharma and for this he has to go to Mathura. He has not forgotten you, though he is living away from you but to perform his duties, he has to stay away from you.” This way after preaching Gopis and consoling Nand-Yashoda, he came to Mathura.

 

Uddhava reached Mathura. He explained Gopis, ”Krishna, with his soul is always with you. He is away from you with his body because you can remember him with pure mind and attain him.”

Sage Kanva

Sage Kanva

When Krishna went to Dwarka, even Uddhava went with him. He had learnt with his knowledge that the time has come for the destruction of Yaduvanshi (Yadava family). Then, he warned Krishna that due to the curse of Sage Kanva, Yadavas will fight amongst themselves. Sage’s curse cannot go in vain. But he should not be disturbed or upset with it. He must accept it as his destiny. Shri Krishna remembered his devotee and learned dear friend Uddhava’s advice till the end.

 

After Krishna left for Vaikunth lok (heavenly abode), Uddhava remained upset for many days and wandered in Mathura on the banks of river Yamuna. There only in old age, he left for heavenly abode.

 

There is a statement written by Krishna for Uddhava,” After I leave this mortal world, Uddhav only will take care of the knowledge given by me because he is no less than me in virtue.”

After Krishna left for Vaikunth lok (heavenly abode), Uddhava remained upset for many days and wandered in Mathura on the banks of river Yamuna. There only in old age, he left for heavenly abode.

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