Canto 4: Creation of the Fourth OrderChapter 28: Purañjana Becomes a Woman in the Next Life

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.11

bhaya-nāmno 'grajo bhrātā

prajvāraḥ pratyupasthitaḥ

dadāha tāḿ purīḿ kṛtsnāḿ

bhrātuḥ priya-cikīrṣayā


bhaya-nāmnaḥ — of Bhaya (Fear); agra-jaḥ — elder; bhrātā — brother; prajvāraḥ — named Prajvāra; pratyupasthitaḥ — being present there; dadāha — set fire; tāmto that; purīm — city; kṛtsnām — wholesale; bhrātuḥ — his brother; priya-cikīrṣayāin order to please.


Under the circumstances, the elder brother of Yavana-rāja, known as Prajvāra, set fire to the city to please his younger brother, whose other name is fear itself.


According to the Vedic system, a dead body is set on fire, but before death there is another fire, or fever, which is called prajvāra, or viṣṇu-jvāra. Medical science verifies that when one's temperature is raised to 107 degrees, a man immediately dies. This prajvāra, or higher fever, at the last stage of life places the living entity in the midst of a blazing fire.

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