Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 05 Apr 2024


Please explain the meaning of Madhu and Khaitabha.

[Shri Satthi Reddy asked: Mee Paada Padmalaku Namaskaram Swamiji, 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Swamiji, I heard a story of Madhu Kaitabha in Devi Bhagavatham. They were born from Lord Vishnu's ear wax, and they got boons from Aadi Shakti. Swamiji, please explain the meaning of Madhu and Khaitabha. They also live in Rasathala, and the preacher told that one should give words in happy situations and in sad situations. Please explain, Swamiji🙏🙏🙏]

Swami replied:- Madhu means sweet like honey, which indicates sweet words lacking welfare. Kaitabha means the nature of insect in multiplication, which is very petty activity observed in demons. Both these are the two demons evolved from a sweet drop and a hard drop respectively. While explaining the meanings of the two words, one shall not forget that they are the names of the demons and hence, demonic nature shall be the basis of the derivation of the meanings of these two words.