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    संस्कृत भाषेतील काव्य, महाकाव्य म्हणजे साहित्य  विश्वातील मैलाचा दगड होय, काय आनंद मिळतो त्याचा रसास्वाद घेताना, स्वर्गसुखच, त्यातीलच एक काव्य म..
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  • A Brahmin saint who lived in the Tretāyuga. The living things got deliverance from sin, the moment they came into contact with him. This power of Vaikuṇṭha to give living things deliverance, is mentioned in [Padma Purāṇa, Brahma khaṇḍa, Chapter 3], as follows: Vaikuṇṭha once lighted a ghee-lamp in the presence of Viṣṇu in Kārttika and returned home. At that time a rat came there and began to drink the ghee. Then the lamp blazed into a flame. The rat was terrified at this, and ran away. But by the grace of Viṣṇu the rat got deliverance from all its sins. That rat was killed by snake-bite. The men of Yama came with ropes. Instantly the messengers of Viṣṇu also came on Garuḍa. Yama's men got afraid of Viṣṇu's messengers and humbly aksed them: “For what goodness of him are you taking this great sinner to Vaikuṇṭha?” They replied: “He had blazed a lamp before the presence of Viṣṇu. That act has earned for him a place in Vaikuṇṭha. The goodness earned by lighting a lamp with devotion and love in Kārttika, could be described only by Mukunda.” After that the rat was taken to Vaikuṇṭha. 

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