Uttanapada - a glorious personality

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Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters reveal the qualities of this glorious personality as seen in the Vaniquotes Uttanapada category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.

Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books

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The sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, as a snake, when struck by a stick, breathes very heavily, Dhruva Mahārāja, having been struck by the strong words of his stepmother, began to breathe very heavily because of great anger. When he saw that his father was silent and did not protest, he immediately left the palace and went to his mother. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.8.14)

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When Dhruva Mahārāja went to perform austerities, he was very determined to achieve a post never dreamed of by his forefathers. His father was Uttānapāda, his grandfather was Manu, and his great-grandfather was Lord Brahmā. So Dhruva wanted a kingdom even greater than Lord Brahmā could achieve, and he requested Nārada Muni to give him facility for achieving it. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.12.26)

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What wise man would not welcome her, the very ornament of womanhood, the beloved daughter of Svāyambhuva Manu and sister of Uttānapāda? Those who have not worshiped the gracious feet of the goddess of fortune cannot even perceive her, yet she has come of her own accord to seek my hand. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.22.18)

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King Uttānapāda, being very eager to see the face of his lost son, mounted a chariot drawn by excellent horses and bedecked with golden filigree. Taking with him many learned brāhmaṇas, all the elderly personalities of his family, his officers, his ministers and his immediate friends, he immediately left the city. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.9.39-40)

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Both the mother and the son were lamenting Dhruva Mahārāja's having been insulted by his stepmother and his father's not having taken any step on this issue. But mere lamentation is useless—one should find out the means to mitigate one's lamentation. Thus both mother and son decided to take shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord because that is the only solution to all material problems. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.8.24)

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Although a great sage, was not a denizen of the heavenly planets, but it is mentioned in the previous verse that Viśvāvasu, who came from heaven, was also attracted by the beauty of Devahūti. Besides her personal beauty, she was the daughter of Emperor Svāyambhuva and sister of King Uttānapāda. Who could refuse the hand of such a girl. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.22.18)

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After your (Dhruva) father goes to the forest and awards you the rule of his kingdom, you will rule continuously the entire world for thirty-six thousand years, and all your senses will continue to be as strong as they are now. You will never become old. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.9.22)

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After Dhruva entered Madhuvana Forest to execute devotional service, the great sage Narada thought it wise to go to the King (Uttanapada) to see how he was faring within the palace. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.8.63)

Uttanapada - explore more within this category.

Vanipedia has now over 215 introductory articles compiled from Srila Prabhupada's teachings under the series titled Glorious Personalities. All these articles can be seen in the Table of Content on the right side of this article and also here in this Umbrella Category. Browse through them to relish the breadth and depth of Srila Prabhupada's teachings - There is an attractive personality for everyone.