Shri Guruleelamrit – Chapter 8


Shri Guru Leelamrit
(The Nectar of Teacher’s Sport)

Pujya Shri Rang Avadhoot

Put into English by:

Shri Shantilal Thaker, M.A. B.T.,




There was a king, Shatrujit by name, in the lunar
dynasty. By the grace of God Shiva, he had a son, Ritudhwaj
by name. He was a mine of virtues, an expert archer, a
valiant fighter. The sage Galava was performing austerities
and doing sacrifices on the holy banks of the river Narmada.
But the demon, Patalketu, made impure the sage’s sacrifices
by pouring down in the altar bones and flesh. So he came to
the king and begged for Ritudhwaj as the guardian of his
sacrifices. The king was happy to bid his son, the prince
Ritudhwaj, to go on horse-back to protect the sanctity of
the sacrifices of the Sage Galava. The sage started the
performance of the sacrifice. The demon Patalketu came and
thought of polluting the holy rite of the sacrifice, when
the prince aimed an arrow at the demon. The demon was
frightened, assumed the form of a boar, and ran for life.
The prince pursued him in the forest and pierced the bear
with a sharp arrow. The wounded boar disappeared behind a


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