Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-05-05 05:30:47
Crocodile Becomes Vegetarian
From the NDTV Correspondent, Saturday, August 26, 2006 (Kasargod): Weve all heard of celebrities who turn vegetarian, but heres someone whos become a celebrity purely on the virtue of being vegetarian! A crocodile in a temple pond in Kasargod in Kerala has now shot to fame locally after news got out that this reptile has no meaty cravings.
He instead makes do with generous helpings of local boiled red rice. The crocodile, which is approximately two meters in length, lies peacefully in a dark cave, waiting for its daily rendezvous with the temple priests who feed the hungry reptile. Although crocodiles can adapt themselves to different situations, a purely vegetarian crocodile is unheard of. Folklore has it that the crocodile found its way to the temple pond in 1940s and has been here since, rarely coming out and never causing any mischief.
P.S. This crocodile must be a soul who has done some spiritual activities in previous lives. Remember when Shrila Bharata Maharaja became a deer, he remembered everything about the devotional practices in his last life and stayed near the ashram of sages to hear Gaurnga Krishna Katha from them instead of wandering and eating grass and third life he perfected himself. After even all this proof, the atheists foolishly say that there is no rebirth and no karma which is so unfortunate. - Swami Gaurangapada.