In Hindu literature, the sage Kakabhushundi, often written as Bhushundi, is mentioned. He appears in the Ramacaritamanasa, an Awadhi poem by the saint Tulsidas about the god Rama. Yoga Vasistha goes into depth about his life.Kakabhushundi is portrayed as a follower of Rama who, taking the form of a crow, tells Garuda the tale of the Ramayana.According to Yoga Vasishta, he is one of the Chiranjivis, an immortal entity in Hinduism who has survived several Kalpas.
Kakabhushundi once belonged to Ayodhya’s Shudra class.He was a fervent follower of the god Shiva, and despite his guru’s efforts to change his viewpoint, he had nothing but hate for the god Vishnu and Vaishnavas. When Kakabhushundi was once praying to Shiva at a temple, he refused to bow down to his master. Shiva became furious and chastised his unappreciative devotee, forcing him to assume the form of a snake and live a thousand lifetimes as a lower being. Shiva predicted that Kakabhushundi would turn into a follower of Rama after his thousand cursed births when his teacher pleaded to the deity to lessen the curse. The divinity also forbade him from ever again disliking a preceptor. Accordingly, Kakabhushundi was born after the cursed births.Kakabhushundi was born as a Brahmana, and grew to become a great follower of Rama and a sage. While listening to the discourse to a sage named Lomasha on the merits of nirguna (non-qualified Absolute) worship over that of saguna (qualified Absolute) worship of Brahman, he refused to accept these views. In his fury, Lomasha cursed him to become a crow.
|Books name||Bhusanda Kaka Gita/ ଭୁଶଣ୍ଡ କାକ ଗୀତା|
|No Of pages||13|