Jeth Sud 1, Friday 26 May 2017

Fish brought back to life

One day Ghanshyam was playing with His friends Pragh, Madhav and Veniram by the banks of a lake near Chappaiya. They saw a fisherman in a boat fishing. Seeing the fishes dying outside the water in baskets, Ghanshyam Maharaj became very upset. Ghanshyam Maharaj swam up to the boat, gave life back to the fish and put them back into the lake. The fisherman saw this and became very angry and started shouting at Ghanshyam Maharaj. In response Ghanshyam Maharaj protected himself as the image of Yamraj and showed the fisherman the consequences of his actions. Ghanshyam Maharaj showed him the suffering he would endure in hell for this sin. Seeing this the fisherman became frightened and pleaded with Ghanshyam Maharaj saying, he was doing it for his livelihood. In reply Ghanshyam Maharaj said there are many ways to earn a living which don't evolve killing or violence. The fisherman promised not to kill any more fish. Ghanshyam Maharaj blessed the fisherman and redeemed him of his sins.

The lake became known as 'Meen Sarovar' because of this incident. Nonviolence is considered to be the highest form of religion.