Thus graced by Sukhdev, king Parikshit faithfully worshiped Brahmrishi and prayed to him with folded hands: “Lord, you are an idol of kindness. You have bestowed your graced on me narrating the plays of Lord Sri Hari. Now I am saved and have achieved my natural state. You helped me receive the supreme position in my life alone. Now I can experience the soul as separate from my body.” Accepting Parikshits worships, Sukhdev made his departure. Parikshit himself achieved the status of the sage and concentrated his soul in supreme spirit. Thus, before Takshak could bite him, he was merged in Brahma. Takshak stung his physical body only, which was burnt by the effect of the sting.

When Janmejay, the son of Parikshit, learned that a snake had stung his father, he organised, Sarpa Satra. During the Satra, and invoked by the hymns of Brahmins, snakes drew from far and near and got burnt in the fire. Frightened Takshak approached Indra for refuge. Indra promised to help him. There, on earth, Janmejay asked the Brahmins: “Why has Takshak, the killer of my father, not arrived yet?” Through reconciliation, Brahmins saw that Takshak was clinging to Indra’s throne. The Brahmin invoked Takshak along with Indra. Indra’s throne began to move earthward. But then Brihaspati, the teacher of the gods, intervened and stopped the Yagya.

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