Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 04 Jan 2021


Why was Kalidaasa punished with leprosy for merely describing the physical beauty of Goddess Paarvati?

[Śrī Anil asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi! In Your message on 27th October 2020 regarding the worship of Godess Lalitā, You mentioned that learned people say that poet Kālidāsa described the body of Goddess Pārvatī in his epic, called Kumāra Sambhavam. Due to that, he got the dreaded disease, leprosy. Swāmi, when he merely described the Goddess in words, without any physical contact, why was he given such a dreaded disease? At Your Divine Feet –anil]

Swāmi replied: O Learned and Devoted Servants of God! When describing the body of the Divine Mother itself is such a terrible sin, how can anybody even dream about physical contact? Some demons did dream of it and were destroyed by the Divine Mother.