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King Pariksit, ruler of all India, was a very noble king. Even he received a curse to meet the death within 7 days! By whom & why he was cursed?

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Asked by MajorVLoganathan, 04 Jan '10 07:46 am
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Sai Ram. He went for a hunt and went to the ashram of a sage for water as he was very thirsty. The sage was in deep samadhi and did not respond to the king's request for water. The king got annoyed and in that fit of anger he lifted a dead snake and put it around the neck of the sage and went away. The children in that ashram reported this to the son of the sage. In a fit of anger, that boy cursed the king to die of a serpent bite in a week from that day. When the sage came out of his samadhi, he chided the son for losing his composure and reacting like that and depriving the kingdom of a good and noble king. He asks the son to go to the king's court and inform the king of the curse. It is interesting to note that the sage informs the king that the curse is irreversible since the boy never uttered a lie in his life and thus whatever comes out of that boy's mouth has to happen.
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 04 Jan '10 07:52 am

 
  
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King Pariksit is the son of Abhimanyu and the grandson of the great warrior Arjuna. One day while King Pariksit was hunting, which many kshatriya kings did in that era, he became thirsty and tired. He was about 60 years old at the time and while looking for water came across the hermitage of the sage Shamik. However, the sage was in deep meditation and was completely unaware of the Kings presence. When the sage did not respond to the King, the King did not know the reason for the sages silence and felt insulted. The King, feeling his importance was being neglected, responded by taking a dead snake with the end of his bow and garlanding the sage with it. This was certainly a sinful act by the King toward the sage. At that time, the corruption and confusion of the age of Kali-yuga was beginning, and the effect was felt by the actions of all involved.

What happened next indicated all the more that the influence of Kali-yuga was spreading. Shringi, the young son of the sage Shamik, was ...more
Answered by anantharaman, 04 Jan '10 08:05 am

 
  
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No clue boss
Answered by conviction, 11 Oct '13 09:54 pm

 
  
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He put the dead snake around the neck of the sage
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 04 Jan '10 09:10 am

 
  
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Some our friends have given the answer correctly. For garlanding a rishi with a dead snake, the rishi's son cursed Parikshit that he would die by snake bite. Despite being in the safest heavens that he could build, the snake entered his room hidden in an apple. And, the fateful curse materialized.
Answered by Dharmarajan, 04 Jan '10 08:47 am

 
  
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After being cursed by a brahmin boy ( another syptom of the arrival of Kali yuga ) Parikshit maharaja went to the Naimasaryana forest to hear Srimand Bhagavatam fro the youthful son of Srila Vyasadev, Sri Suka dev Goswami. With out food or drink the discourse lasted seven days, afterward he returned to his Kingdom
A short narration leading up to the recital of Srimand Bhagavatam.
Parikshit was the grandson of the Pandavas. His father was Abhimanyu, Arjun's son. Parikshit's son Janmejaya was curious about the way in which his father had died. He asked his ministers the cause of his father's death. Then the ministers told him the whole story of how Parikshit lived and met with his death. Parikshit was a great and just king who looked after his subjects well. He was considered to be the personification of goodness and nobody could match him in valour. He had no enemies and neither did he feel enmity towards anyone for he was a pure unalloyed devotee of the supreme personality of godhead ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 04 Jan '10 08:27 am

 
  
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I am adding to what has been written below answers. To avoid a death by a snake bite, King parkhit was
placed an a highly built struture and everything that is being passed to king parikshi weas being examined.A snake called Taksakha entered into a fruit to be eaten by the king,in a form of a worm.
That was the 7th day. When the king wanted to eat the fruit. takshaka, turned into a ferosious snake
and killed parkishit. Then another story starts when his son Janameja conducts sarpayaga to kill all the snakes
as a revenge.
Answered by sitapati rao, 04 Jan '10 08:20 am

 
  
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Parikshita,The King of Hastinapura,After the end of Kurukshetra war went & entered into the forest where DEMON KALI used to reside( Not Maa KALI, but introducer of Kaliyuga) .Parikshit Donated Four places for Demon KALI....There after hungry & thirsty Parikshit entered into the courtyard of SAGE SAMIKA for water, but The sage did not responded on Kings desire as HE was in Deep Samadhi.
Getting Angry as the King was Ignored Parikshit placed a Dead Snake around the Sages Neck.
Sages Son SRINGIN seein this Cursed the King to die within seven days hence by a Snake Bite.....
This Bite was Executed Finally By TAKSHAKA.....Inspite of Famous SARPAYAGYA..........
Answered by Santiranjan Pal, 04 Jan '10 08:09 am

 
  
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