They were arrogant and intoxicated by power and paid no heed to my advice.
I tried to intimidate them. Therein also I failed. I was in wrath and showed them even my
Even that failed to have effect. They persisted in wrongdoing. They
waged war and perished. O best among brahmanas, you have no reason to be angry with
After this explanation of Krishna, Utanga recovered his calm. Krishna
"I wish to give a boon to you. What would you like?" said
"Achchyuta," said Utanga, "is it not enough I have seen
Thee and Thy Form Universal? I do not desire any further boon."
But Krishna insisted and the desert- wandering simple brahmana said:
"Well, my Lord, if you must give me some boon, let me find water to drink whenever I
might feel thirsty. Give me this boon."