Bhakta Dhruva Maharaj Charita


Topics covered:

SB 4.8: Dhruva Mahārāja Leaves Home for the Forest

  • The brahmacari sons of Brahma
  • Irreligion is also Brahmas son
  • The descendants of Svayambhuva Manu
  • Dhruva Maharaja insulted
  • Dhruva leaves the palace
  • The advice of Dhruvas mother
  • Taking shelter of the Lords lotus feet
  • The great sage Narada stuck with wonder
  • Living entities controlled by previous actions
  • Crossing over the darkness of nescience
  • Dhruva lacking brahminical humility
  • The expert advice of Narada Muni
  • The virtuous forest of Madhuvana
  • The goal of mediation is the Personality of Godhead
  • The Lord is a person
  • Perfect human beings flaying in the sky
  • Tulasi leaves very dear to the Lord
  • Dhruva Maharaja enters Madhuvana forest
  • Narada Muni advices teh king
  • Following the orders of the spiritual master
  • Dhruva Maharaja captures the Supreme Lord
  • The Lord reassures the demigods



SB 4.9: Dhruva Mahārāja Returns Home

  • The Lord appears before Dhruva
  • Dhruva offers conclusive prayers
  • The Lord is like a desire tree
  • The different varieties of living entities
  • Lord Vishnu enjoys the results of sacrifices
  • The Lord congratulates Dhruva
  • Dhruva is awarded the polestar
  • Lord Vishnu returns to His abode
  • Dhruva ashamed of his material demands
  • The shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord
  • King Uttanapada considers himself wretched
  • Dhruvas reunion with his father
  • Suniti was the mother of a creat hero
  • Decription of the capital city
  • Dhruva enthroned as emperor


SB 4.10: Dhruva Mahārāja’s Fight with the Yakṣas

  • Dhruvas brother killed by a yaksha
  • The yakshas valiantly exhibit their powers
  • Dhruva shoots incessant arrows
  • The mystic tricks of the demons

SB 4.11: Svāyambhuva Manu Advises Dhruva Mahārāja to Stop Fighting

  • Dhruvas arrows dismay the enemy soldiers
  • Svayambhuva Mnu gives good instruction
  • Creation of the material world
  • The Lord in his future of eternal time
  • Birth and death caused by the Supreme
  • Anger is the enemy of spiritual realization

SB 4.12: Dhruva Mahārāja Goes Back to Godhead

  • Kuvera speaks to Dhruva
  • Kuvera offers a benediction to Dhruva
  • Dhruva performs many ceremonial sacrifices
  • Dhruva Maharaja retires to forest
  • Associates of Vishnu come before Dhruva
  • Nanda and Sunanda address Dhruva
  • Dhruva prepares to board the transcendental plane
  • Dhruva remembers his poor mother
  • Narada chants the glories of Dhruva
  • Devotees like to hear about Dhruva
  • The narration of Dhruva Maharaja is sublime knowledge

Sruti Phala – Fruit of hearing:

SB 4.12.45 — By hearing the narration of Dhruva Mahārāja one can fulfill desires for wealth, reputation and increased duration of life. It is so auspicious that one can even go to a heavenly planet or attain Dhruvaloka, which was achieved by Dhruva Mahārāja, just by hearing about him. The demigods also become pleased because this narration is so glorious, and it is so powerful that it can counteract all the results of one’s sinful actions.

SB 4.12.46 — Anyone who hears the narration of Dhruva Mahārāja, and who repeatedly tries with faith and devotion to understand his pure character, attains the pure devotional platform and executes pure devotional service. By such activities one can diminish the threefold miserable conditions of material life.

SB 4.12.47 — Anyone who hears this narration of Dhruva Mahārāja acquires exalted qualities like him. For anyone who desires greatness, prowess or influence, here is the process by which to acquire them, and for thoughtful men who want adoration, here is the proper means.

SB 4.12.48 — The great sage Maitreya recommended: One should chant of the character and activities of Dhruva Mahārāja both in the morning and in the evening, with great attention and care, in a society of brāhmaṇas or other twice-born persons.

SB 4.12.49-50 — Persons who have completely taken shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord should recite this narration of Dhruva Mahārāja without taking remuneration. Specifically, recitation is recommended on the full-moon or dark-moon day, on the day after Ekādaśī, on the appearance of the Śravaṇa star, at the end of a particular tithi, or the occasion of Vyatīpāta, at the end of the month, or on Sunday. Such recitation should of course be performed before a favorable audience. When recitation is performed this way, without professional motive, the reciter and audience become perfect.

SB 4.12.51 — The narration of Dhruva Mahārāja is sublime knowledge for the attainment of immortality. Persons unaware of the Absolute Truth can be led to the path of truth. Those who out of transcendental kindness take on the responsibility of becoming master-protectors of the poor living entities automatically gain the interest and blessings of the demigods.