Chapter 4. Drumila on various descents and deeds of Sri Hari – past, present and future

In the fourth chapter, King Nimi enquires about the various deeds of Sri Hari in various incarnations, past, present and future. The answer is provided by the seventh yogi viz Drumila. It may perhaps be possible with great difficulty in the course of a long period to exhaust counting the particles of dust on the earth, but not the glory of the Infinite Being, who is the home of all powers and majesties.

Sri Narayana in his Vasudeva form created Mahat, Ahankara and the five elements, thus assumed the name Purusha and created the cosmic egg (Brahmanda) from the 24 categories, entered into the same again assuming the name Purusha, created different bodies in the Brahmanda and entered into them as Purusha. The threefold manifestation as Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra is described; as also the incarnation as Nara and Narayana. The episode where Indra makes a futile attempt to disturb Narayana ’s mind through Kamadeva and celestial nymph is described; as also the subsequent humbling of Kamadeva. Part manifestation of Sri Vishnu as Hamsa, Datta, Kumara, Rishabha, Hayagriva are mentioned. Incarnations of Matsya, Varaha, Kurma, Vedavyasa, Nrisimha, Vamana, Parashurama, and Rama are mentioned as well as the impending incarnation as Sri Krishna, Buddha and Kalki prophesied. Thus concludes the fourth chapter.

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