Why Natural calamities occur in holy places and does all people had the karma to die?
A girl devotee asked like this:
Hare krishna prabhu ji…. Many people asked me this question, so I thought to get it’s clarification from u….Question is: Why these natural calamities like storm, flood, heavy rainfall are happening at holy places like kumbh (Ujjain), earlier in badrinath etc. why many people are killed at these places during such activities. People started challenging our faith that if God is present, all auspiciousness is present at these places then, why such things are happening now a days at almost all spiritual occasions???
This whole world is that of Krishna. Not just a particular place in this earth. Every creation has come from Krishna only.
We and all living beings came from Krishna only. Then, we should not die. But, we die.
Because these material creations that are controlled by Maya, are always subject to destruction and death. The life is not permanent in material planets and all are subject to death.
Hence, earthquakes, tsunamies, floods, torrential rains, etc.
No place in this planet is exempted from destruction. When this earth is destructed during a Pralaya, all places including Vrindavana are destructed.
Even Dwaraka, ruled by Krishna was inundated in tsunami like waves and disappeared.
These holy places such as Vrindavana are just the replica of the Vrindavana existing in Goloka. However, since it is existing on earth, it is also subjected to the rules of earth.
Not just Vrindavana, Madura, etc., even Krishna honours the systems of earth though He Himself is the creator of earth. That is why, He came through the womb though He can descend directly. He followed the systems of earth and then left the planet.
If Krishna Himself honours the systems of earth, we have to understand that Krishna allows even Vrindavana to accept the happenings in the earth.
That is why, He does not exempt even spiritually important places from destruction.
Eventhough it is a temple, every temple is also subject to destruction after a few decades or centuries. No structure can exist for ever.
Birth – Death, Existence – Destruction, etc – all are the characters of the material planets.
If the spiritually important planets are exempted from natural calamities and death, almost all the 800 crores of people will go and settle in those places and hence accomodating all will become impossible.
DO ALL THE PEOPLE HAVE THE KARMA OF DEATH IN HOROSCOPE?
Many people ask why hundreds of people die in natural calamities and whether all of them had the karma of death in natural calamities.
This may be a genuine question.
Two reasons can be given for such mass deaths:
(1) Those people who have the karma of death in fire or flood or earthquake are forcibly made to visit to those places where such calamities are going to happen. This is the natural arrangement and such people die in those incidents. Those whose horoscopes are strong escape from such calamities. This is one aspect based on karma concept. This is reflected in the eighth house of their horoscopes.
(2) Another explanation: Natural calamities have been classified under EXEMPTIONAL INCIDENTS during which NO HOROSCOPE WILL HAVE EFFECT AND BECOME INACTIVE. That means, if there is a natural calamity, all persons of all types of horoscopes will die. This natural calamity, ie, THE ANGER OF NATURE OVERPOWERS ALL HOROSCOPES. So, the dying persons are given new birth again in which they enjoy all the missed fortunes.
This world is an opportunity for us to follow devotion for a few decades and get Krishna within our life time. So, wherever you are, you will die one day or face natural calamity. So, utilize every day to go closer to Lord.
All places are subject to nature’s laws. However, until they exist here, they have the powerful spiritual vibrations and the special effects of purifying the devotees who are visiting those places. So, we can visit those places to increase our devotion to Lord. If the time comes for any calamity, those places will also be affected. When that calamity is natural, all people, including the devotees are wiped out and are given best next birth. Advanced devotees who had developed material detachment and attachment to Krishna are elevated to Krishna’s kingdom.
Hope you are clear.