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Navagunjara Besa : A Fantastic Animal


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Navagunjara is a creature composed of nine different animals in the Hindu epic Mahabharata .The beast is considered as a form of the Hindu god Vishnu/Krishna , who is considered an incarnation of Vishnu. It is considered a variant of the virat-rupa (Omnipresent or vast) form of Krishna, that he displays to Arjuna, as mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita, a part of the epic Mahabharata.The version of Mahabharata written by the Odia poet Sarala Dasa, narrates the legend of Navagunjara, no other version has the story.

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