May 21, 2018

Bilvamaṅgala Thakura

The story goes that during 12th century in South India there lived a Brahmin by the name of Bilvamaṅgala Thakura who led an extremely debauched lifestyle and was very attracted to a prostitute named Cintamani. After the death of his father even before the period of mourning could get over, Bilvamaṅgala, his mind under the grip of instiable lust, walked through a storm, unknowingly using a dead floating corpse as a plank and a cobra as a rope to create a raft which he then used to cross the turbulent waters of a river to visit Cintamani's residence on the…
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