Friday, May 29, 2020

God, avatar and divine stories -2

God, avatar and divine stories -2

In the previous post of the blog, all of you learned about the Avatar and read some type of the avatar . I am presenting the second part of that series, moving forward. Hope that you all will like my efforts.  The link of the first part of the series will be given at the end of the article.

People often get confused about Lord Krishna who is this Mahavishnu?  Or is this almighty supreme powerful God?  Some great personalities have considered three major elements of God - 'Vishnu', 'Mahavishnu' and 'Maheshwar'.  All three are included in Lord Shri Krishna.

It has been described in Brahmavaivartpurana (Srikrishna Khand) that when the devi pruithvi (earth) is frightened and sad goes to the shelter of thecreator Brahma ji,  then Brahma ji along with the gods reach Maheshwar Shri Krishna's Golok dham. Narayan rishi also stays with him.  Lord Krishna accepts incarnation on the request of Lord Brahma, Earth and Gods, then the incarnation begins to take place. Suddenly a beautiful chariot made of unnatural elements, equipped with divine gems, is seen. Mahavishnu taking with sankha-chakra-gada-lotus in all four hands appears on that chariot. Mahavishnu descend from chariot and merge into the body of Maheshwar Shri Krishna. But even after the merge of Mahavishnu, the form of Shrikrishna's avatar was not fully formed, then the earth lord Srivishnu, who was mounted on a second golden chariot, was shown there and he also merged in the body of Shriradhikeshwar Shree Krishna. Now the for incarnation earthly elements was required. Narayana Rishi was there, he also merged in them and thus Mahavishnu-Vishnu-Narayana form himself Maheshwar Lord Shri Krishna was took avatar and Narayan's fellow Nar rishi also appeared as Arjuna an aid to Avatar leela. According to Shrimad Bhagwat, Kansa, Jarasandha, and other asura forms distraught with the misdeeds of evil kings and Pruithvi devi( the earth) taking cow form with sadly mind goes to Brahmaji and Brahmaji along with Lord Shankar and other deities reach Kshirsagar and worship the purush form God who is sleeping on the Sheshnag.

This purusha is the king of the earth, hence the earth narrates own grief to him. After worshiping of God , Brahma ji gone to meditation and in the samadhi state Brahmaji heard the voice of God. Subsequently Brahma ji say to the gods - "Gods!"  I have heard the voice of God, you all listen to me and then do it accordingly without delay.  God has to knew the problem of earth even before our request . He is God of God ,to solve the problem of the earth by own kaalshakti(destroying power) ,as long as he will play leela on the earth, till then you all also take birth in Yadukul and contribute to their leela. These supreme God himself will appear in the house of Vasudev ji. Devganas should also take birth there to serve him and his beloved (Shriradhaji). '
Kaal is very cruel.  As time progresses, so also the moment-hours, day-night, month-year, yuga-kalp etc. change.  Even after changing all this, God remains the same.  The one who was in Kritayuga, Treta and Dwapar, the same exists today in Kali Yuga. He is true in all three periods (present,past,future) and also his nature.

That nature includes the sun or the moon, the air or the fire, the water or the earth, the sky or the hades, the clouds or the rain, the winter or the summer. These are all contained in nature and no one can change them. Although twenty-four incarnations of Shri Paramatma are mentioned in the scriptures of our Sanatan dharma but many times the God have to come in this world by taking many forms for the devotees. It is said that devotees  Namdev, Tukaram, Dnyaneshwar, Eknath and Samarth Guru Ramdas, etc. had seen Shri Paramatma many times. According to a proverb, only Namdev ji had received darshan seventy-two times.  If we believe this fact to be true, then there is no shortage of such devotees on this earth, for whom he himself come in some form to fulfill their work or give darshan to them.
Once a devotee asked a saint “Maharaj!  Is it possible to see God with these eyes?  On this, these saints remained calm.  He then asked the same question, yet the saint kept listening quietly. When the inquisitor asked him for the third time, the saint smiled and said, "Vats!  Do you want to see or just want to hear ”? Hearing this, that devotee got into some confusion, but then thoughtfully said something, “Maharaj!  The best if you can show, even if you tell otherwise it is also fine ”.

At this Saint Ji asked him, "What is your name"?  He quickly answered 'Ramu'.  The saint held his hand and asked "Well what is this"?  So he said 'hand'.  Holding his feet and asking 'What is this'?  So he said 'feet'. In this way, he kept on asking all the parts of the body and that devotee kept telling him.  Finally, the inquisitor asked, "Maharaj!  Why are you asking all this?  Then the Saint said "Dear!  I was looking for Ramu in your body, but I could not find him anywhere.
Hearing this, the inquisitor said, "Maharaj!  What kind of thing are you talking about?  Hearing this, the saint said, “Friend!  Now you said that I am Ramu, then where did he go ”?  Sant said, "Ramu!
Just as your name is not seen anywhere in this body, similarly God cannot be seen with these eyes, even though it is absorbed in all. ”
The saint again told, "Lord Shri Krishna has said in the seventh verse of the fifteenth chapter of the Gita - that this soul is my eternal part in this body and it attracts the mind and the five senses located in these nature. Vats !  He would not have said this verse spontaneously?  Every sentence of Parmatma is meaningful and true, but what can anyone do if we do not understand it?
The saint further said, "If you want that I can see him with these eyes, then for that you will have to work very hard.  Paramatma takes incarnation of every moment, but to see him, we need an eye of knowledge. Just as according to science, there are many small creatures in every drop of water, to see which we need scientific microscope, similarly we need knowledge eyes to see the Creator. The disciple became enlightened after listening to the saint and he became a dependent of God.  From the above narrative, it becomes clear that God is everywhere, it is necessary to seek his grace for his vision . In the modern era, every human being is becoming alienated from the God and in front of their illusion, they are running after him.  Although every human being understands that nothing is going to be achieved in the end, but even then why does they do it.

That is why it should always be remembered that neither something has come together nor anything will go together. In this creation, God has made every human being his own form and make them as his child, because in nature, in  eighty four million species , the child of a creature like it, also takes the same form as the crow to crow.  Cuckoo to cuckoo, goose to goose, buck to buck, ox to ox, goat to goat etc.
It is clear from this that we are all children of the same nature as God and consider him to be our father and mother etc. If we live in the world, then there is no point in grieving.  Godly Father brings happiness to everyone. If we accept this fact as true, then it is a matter of consideration that in this human world, every day, every moments some human being must come to birth in this earth, that is to say, it is as if the divine God itself has soul form born in the earth. Therefore, service-worship of everyone should be considered as service-worship of Narayan.

 In this world, just as the worship of God or worship is organized, in the Indian culture, the worship of great men, Guru, acharya or saints is also done, that is, the holy post of God to his devotees also receives.  That is why God himself has revealed the glory of the devotees with his mouth. This law of the incarnation of Shri God in nature has been going on uninterrupted since time immemorial and will continue to go on.  This is the reason why in the Indian literature , Paramatma has been considered as eternal.

The rest will continue in the next article.....

Part:- 01 Link....

Thursday, May 28, 2020

God, avatar and divine stories -1

God, avatar and divine stories -1

Hello friends .... I have come up with an interesting topic today.  You must have understood from the title of the article… its series will also run. You must read all the articles of its labels. In the beginning it is possible to have some difficulty in understanding the topic, so the number of articles of this series will come and all your doubts will definitely solve it.  As the subject of the article, I will also put some stories in it from time to time.  Lord Vishnu and Shri Krishna will be prominent in my entire article. So let's go to today's article

What is avatar ??

Avatar does not mean normal birth.  All cosmic actions of avatar like birth-deeds-activity are divine.

In the Gita, Shri Bhagavan has resolved all the curiosities regarding the incarnation very clearly and has said, "Though I am an unborn-bornless, undefined soul-unmanifest knowledge power-oriented and God-regulating whole creature elements from Brahma; even then, my trigunatmika Vaishnavi maya, under whose control the whole world dwells and by which a man who is fascinated does not know himself as Vasudev's form, by keeping this nature power in own control , only by reason of own's leela I become like born as a body. I do not actually take birth like an ordinary person. Explaining the purpose of the incarnation, Lord Krishna himself says that whenever there is loss of dharma and the rise of unrighteousness, then I create my form with my maya (illusion).
Therefore, it is clear that God appears in every age for the purpose of protecting the saint, protecting of dharma, spreading the light of policy and knowledge and for the destruction of the wicked and sinners. If we talk about the general meaning, then avatar in general means descending, or rising, or beginning, the appearance of form, taking birth, etc. The meaning of avatar is used only in the sense of descending or descending from a higher place. Avatars are not only for the destruction of the wicked and for the protection of saints, but also for the purpose of public education.
Divine power exists every particle to particle .  But its feels can be accepted only by pure heart.  In all living creatures like Udbhij, Svedaj, Andaj and Jarayus, only part of the same God exists. That is why, every creature in the world should have equal vision. This lesson is also the cornerstone of universal brotherhood, which is the specialty of our Sanatana Dharma.  Udbhij -One degree  exists in the vegetation etc., two degrees in the Svedjas, three degrees in the Andaja and four degrees in the Jarayujas.  On the strength of their practice and self-control, humans can wear up to five to eight degrees of divine consciousness.
Similar mental power and divine body,full of all divine power are said to be avatari purush.  The bodies which absorb in the eight to fifteen arts which have the status of Chidansha are called ansha avatar, and then purn avatar.  Those who are accomplished by sixteen arts are called paripurna avatars.  Paripurna avatars are considered omniscient. Their bodies are all comprehensive, omniscient, all virtuous and divine.  Therefore, they cannot be called creatures;  Because these are Brahm forms.  When these parts are weakened, a human being is called alpagya jeeva (superficial being). In the full incarnation and perfect incarnation, it is also considered inpentritable from a spiritual-philosophical point of view.

What is Ansha Avatar ??

In these divine images, some differences in art, degree , natural form (charge) etc. have also been considered. Human beings are also considered as part of God. Sometimes, if such specificity is shown in the work of some humans, then they are considered excellent.

We can call these distinct and accumulated qualities the divine part.  Divine attributes accumulated in the divine qualities of various deities exist. Just like Indra, Agni, Varuna, Som, Vayu, Surya etc. have also been called ansha avatar.  Lakshmi is also called ansha avatar .
The 35th chapter of the  prakruti khanda of Brahma Vaivarta Purana states that Lakshmi was born from the left part of Radha and the quadrilateral Vishnu from Shri Krishna's left part. In the Adhyatma Ramayana (, there is also a description of God appearing in different parts of his body. And also Goddess Lakshmi's birth in the form of Sita and all the great deities as part of the mighty vanaras is an important role of helping the God. In the Vishnu Purana, Parashurama, who killed Kartaviryaarjuna, is considered an  ansha avatar.  In the Mahabharata, Arjuna is called Indra and Karna is called the Sun's parts. Indra, Pawan, Yama, Surya, Agni, Varuna, Chandra and Kubera - The king was created with the constant part of these eight.  Hence, it leads to the conclusion that king is considered as a Gods representative. In the Kenopanishad (2.1) it is said that in the most mysterious form, as part of the ultimate brahm, Jeevatma, which is the mind, intellect, and the form of life, is also a part of Brahm.

What is Kalaavtar of God ??

According to the texts of Sanatan Dharma, various meanings of art have been told.  Such as time arts, zodiac arts, experimental arts, music-dance arts, moon arts etc. But the meaning of art is different in terms of avatar.  In the Prashnopanishad (6.2), a description of a Purush of sixteen arts is found- That is, the sixteen arts produced a huge body as a whole world, they are called Purusha.  Thats purusha is seated in our conscience.  Therefore, the desire to find him within itself should be desired. The Chandogyopanishad (6.7.1) also mentions the  purusha with sixteen arts. In the Brihadaranyakopanishad (1.5.14), Prajapati in the form of Samvatsara is said to have sixteen arts.
The Prashnopanishad (6.6) states that the way all those sticks are in the wheel of a chariot enter the center of the wheel, which is called the navel, they cannot stand without that navel. The same kind of souls etc. whose sixteen arts are dependent, which originate from and which merge, should be known as God. In this way, the Purusha who is expressed with the sixteen arts, is none other than Brahm form Maha Vishnu, an icon of the sixteen arts.

What is Vibhuti ??

The common meaning of Vibhuti is the very human and divine powers, which also include the Ashta Siddhis.  By the way, power, prestige, fame etc. - These are counted  in the Vibhutis.

In the Gita (10.7), Lord Shri Krishna himself says that one who knows the element of my Vibhuti (expansion) and Yoga (method of expanding) - is undoubtedly attained by steady Karmayog. No earthly person is capable of discussing the greatness of Bhagavad-Vibhutis.  Whatever matter is present in this world, and contains Sri and Lakshmi, only the position of the glorious portion of God should be considered. There is a very interesting description of Bhagavad-Vibhutis in the 10th chapter of the Gita; In which the presence of divine power is shown in all the best vibhutis and substances like Vishnu, Surya, Moon, Indra, Samveda etc.

What is the Aveshaavatar of god ??

Avesha avatar of God have also taken place. Avesha means to enter or remain in the jurisdiction of one power.  In the embodiment of incarnation, the divine authority asserts its powers in a particular person or object. In the Garga Samhita (1.21), it is said about the avesha avatar by Shri Narada that Lord Vishnu, who is self embodied in any persons conscience and gets separated after performing the intended work, should know such avatar as avesh avatar. Devotees also sometimes get charged due to their immense devotion, at that time they neither suffer hunger nor thirst.  Despite physical pain, it is not perceived.  At this time, extraordinary work is also done by them.  If we look at the life cycle of Chaitanya Maha prabhu, then many such examples are found in his life. In avatars, the Anshansha(degree of degree), Ansha(degree), kala( art),Purna( complete) and Paripurna(perfection) types are also mentioned.  Parshuram etc. has also been placed in the category of avesha avatar by some texts. Apart from these, Dattatreya, Kapil, Vyasa, etc. are also mentioned in our Sanatan texts as the avesha avatar of god.

What is Purnaavtar of god ??

The Garga Samhita clearly states that where the Chaturvyuh forms of God appears together, the effect of the complete incarnation is reflected, such as Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, Shatrughna; Vasudeva, Sankarshan, Pradyumna and Aniruddha. Through his divine powers, strength, might, glory, etc., they destroyed the demons and established the dharma kingdom by giving shelter to the saints.

The importance of Rama and Krishna is particularly mentioned in Vaishnava literature. Vishnu is the main Leelanayak(Hero) in the context of a purna avatar, but in the form of Rama and Krishna, he has performed many works in the same way as ansha avatar.  Thus the ansha avatar has a unique relationship with the purna avatar. The top scripture of Vaishnava literature, Ahirbudhnya Samhita (2.56), states that Parabrahma is devoid of Prakrit qualities and becomes Nirguna and when completed by these six qualities  (Gyaan, Shakti, Aishwarya, Bal, Virya, Tej)  Are in Saguna form.  In these six qualities , Gyaan is only the form of Vasudeva, the remaining shakti etc., are other attributes of gyaan (Vasudev). There is gyaan and bal in Shankarshan, aishwarya and virya in Pradhumn and shakti and tej in anirudhra like qualities are mainly appeared.  The work of Shankarshan is the creation of the world, the work of Pradyumna is to teach the action according to the path and the work of the Anirudha is to give the result of the action i.e. to teach the secret of salvation. Thus the above mentioned vyuha with Vasudeva is called Chaturvyuha. Chaturvuh Vasudev is the main source of this origin, from that Shankarshana that that is jeeva, Shankarshana to Pradhyumna that is mind, and Anirudha that is mind to ego is generate There are also found in our Sanatan literature about vyuahas with many parables.  In the Rama's vyuha , Lakshmana is considered as Sankarshan, Shatrughna as Pradyumna and Bharata as Aniruddha and Rama himself is situated as Vasudeva. In the Gopalottartapanopanishad, the Lord Himself has said that the devout people with perfect intellect worship me in all the four forms (chatuvryuh). In Avatar distinctions, vyuha's form is certainly not different from avatarism, but the variation in the forms and purposes of avatar is definitely reflected.  There is Vasudeva in the center of the vyuh(array), where the special power reveals the uniqueness of Anirudh etc. There is a special discussion of vyuhnism in Pancharatra literature and it is said that all the powers of Brahm are visible in Braahm form, so it is useless to see them separately.

What is paripurnaavtar of God ??

Shri Krishna is recognized as the paripurna avtar (perfect incarnation) of God.  Vasudev Krishna has been called the incarnation of Narayana or Vishnu in the Mahabharata .  Again in the Srimad Bhagavata it is called 'Krishnastu Bhagwan Swayam'. In incarnations, whether they are ten avatars or 24 incarnations, it is a universally accepted principle that Shri Vishnu incarnates in his art, part, fraction, charge, complete etc. forms.

These are the divine powers of the Lord of all the Universe, who descend for Leela for the welfare of the world. God is the regulator of all beings in the whole world.  The secret of their leela and their resolutions, the creature lying in maya cannot be known by any means.  It is from Bhagavatkripa (kindness of god) that the creature gets to know a little bit about them. God is irrational.  There is also a period of times, that is, Mahakal.  In the Gita, Lord Krishna himself has said to Arjuna, "Ahameva Akshayah Kaal", that is, I am the Akshaya Kaal that never perishes. Each of his leela is supernatural.  God is not to the subject of mind and speech, yet poets, devotees and lovers as much have praised him on own's eligibility .  The Vedas have described the qualities and leelas of God by calling them 'Neti-neti'.
In this world, God creates the world in a Brahma form, then preserve it in the form of Vishnu and finally destroys it Rudra form.  There is a slight description of his destructive form here, that is, Kaal. God has many qualities of complete opulence, dharma, fame, Shri, knowledge and disinterest. God is the abode of all virtues.
God has created this entire world for his leelas. For them, creation, preserve and destruction - all three types of leelas are the same.  Just as the children make a toy of clay, play with it and destroy it in the end, similarly, these three leelas of God are there. His every leela is auspicious due to being auspicious. In his destructive leela, welfare is secretly filled, because creation without destruction is not possible. In the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Lord Shri Krishna appeared to his beloved friend Arjuna in his viraat kaal swaroop(vast form) and said, "Look, I am the great destroyer of the world." At this time I have tended to destroy these peoples . Hence the warriors who are in the army of the counterparties. All these will not remain without you, that is, even if you do not fight, they will be destroyed. God reduced the problem of the earth only through the destroyer form.  God is the true resolution. The success of Jiva's resolve is depands only on the will of God. After the war of Mahabharata, the problem of the earth had become light and everyone thought the same, but God thought that although the problems of the earth has come down in the eyes of the people, but in my view, the problems of the earth has not completely lightened yet.  Because these Yaduvanshis are still alive in pride. They are my dependents. Therefore, no one can defeat them. Now I have to destroy them in some way. Thinking this, God split the Yaduvanshis on the pretext of cursing Brahmins and dedicated them to Kaal. The Lord has said in the Srimad Bhagwat, "I am the speed in dynamic situations, I am the Kaal in those who subordinate me, I am their original nature in virtues and I am the natural quality of all the quality things". God is also base of the kaal ie Mahakaal. There is no one like God, then who can exceed them?  God himself is the prakruiti,purusha and there are kaal for the combination- disconnection of both.  In Sri Ramcharitmanas, Malyavant warns the demon king Ravana and gives him a sense of the Lord's kaal form. Similarly, along with other forms of God, the description of his Kaal form comes at many places in all the scriptures, Puranas, Mahabharata and Ramcharitmanas.  If humans keeps on remembering the kaal form of God, they can avoid many evils and they can definitely be benefitted.
Kansa recollected this form of God and attained
God. He used to chant the God around the clock - while sitting, eating, drinking, sleeping and working.  He remembered God not with love, but with hatred, even then he got salvation .

The speed of kaal is intense.  Jeeva does not know the kaal.  Kaal is unborn and immortal. Kaal is everyone's time period.  Everyone dies in the same period of kaal.  Kaal decide to everyone's death.
We should always be afraid of the kaal form snake, because the kaal form snake can sting at any time. We can also die due to his bite.  After the death, no treatment will be possible.  That is why we should remember God in our conscious state so that we can get rid of the  kaal form snake.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Ekadashis's Stories (PART :-10)

Ekadashis's Stories (PART :-10)

Hello friends .... Today the series of stories of Ekadashis are ending on this blog.  The stories of 26 Ekadashis now end here. Now some days I will write some religious stories, I will try to write some topics related to spirituality as well. After this, I am planning to write fasts stories related to all the seven days of the week and also will be write  fasts stories coming in every month. If today's story is also liked by you, my happiness lies in this. Thank you from the heart and thank you for expressing your happiness through mail to me. All of you are requested again to share the article on social media and follow my blog. So that keeps me excited and writing power.  At the end of the article, all of you will get a link to the ninth part. ................Thank you

25 . Amalaki(Rangabhari) Ekadashi .

This Ekadashi is also known as Amalaki Ekadashi and Rangabhari Ekadashi.  Ekadashi fast has special significance in Hindu beliefs.  Ekadashi falls on both pakshas of month. The word amalaki represents Indian amla. According to mythology, it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu reside in the Amla tree.

Thus, this tree is considered highly auspicious. People worship and praise the tree on the eve of Amalaki Ekadashi. Amalaki Ekadashi is very important in terms of health. The seasons change after Phalgun. There is a knock of warmth after the departure of winter. The effect of this change in the weather falls on our health. If seen, an attempt has been made to establish the importance of Amla through Amalaki Ekadashi. Amla is a good source of vitamins.  The use of Amla in many diseases is panacea. According to the name, the person worships Amla and Amla tree in this fast. By doing this, you get victory over enemies and sudden problems and the person is freed from all kinds of sin.  Amalaki means Amla. Amla is nectar fruit. This fruit and its tree has been considered very sacred, in Hindu scriptures, it is said to be superior and holy like Ganges. According to the Padma Purana, the Amalaki or Amla tree has been born with the blessings of Lord Vishnu, that is why this tree is very dear to the gods, that is why the tree is also called the tree of gods, that is why the worship of Amla tree's worshiped on many auspicious occasions is performed. According to the belief, observing the fast of Rangbhari Ekadashi eliminates all kinds of sins and gives a virtuous result. In the Hindu scriptures, bathing, donating and fasting on the day of Rangabhari Ekadashi has been reported to yield results equal to  donation thousands of cows. On this day Baba Vishwanath is specially decorated and this day is considered to be the beginning of Holi festival in Kashi. On this day, the 6-day color festival of Rangabari Gyaras festival begins in Kashi, the city of Lord Shiva, which is celebrated till Holi festival. On this day special worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is done with Lord Vishnu. Amalaki means Amla has a great place in the scriptures.  When Vishnu gave birth to Brahma for the creation of the world, he gave birth to the Amla tree. Amla is revered by Lord Vishnu as the Adi tree. In every part of it, the place of God is considered. On this day, Khatu Shyam's fair is seen in the Sikar of Rajasthan. On this day in Kashi, there is tremendous love with color and gulal everywhere.

Therefore, it is also known as Rangbharni Ekadashi.  Let us tell you that there is a story related to Mahadev and Mata Parvati behind the name of Amalaki as Rangbharani.  Apart from this, there is another story behind Amla i.e. Amalaki Ekadashi, let us know in detail….

*** There is a story about Rangbharni Ekadashi that when Bholenath first visits his beloved city of Kashi after his marriage to Gauri, this incident is celebrates the same day as Rangbharni Ekadashi in the arrival of mother Parvati.  It is said that on that day, the whole city was decorated with various colors to welcome Mother Parvati. Since then, this tradition continues even today.  Here, celebrating Ekadashi which falls before Holi is celebrated as Rangbharni Ekadashi. The entire Kashi is decorated with colors and gulals.  Baba Vishwanath has a special makeup. The vast preparations are made to welcome Mother Gauri and Shiva.

*** Another story is associated with Amalaki Ekadashi. According to this, there is a story of giving a vision of Khatushyam in Sikar of Rajasthan. It is believed that on this day Baba Shyam's head appeared in Shyam Kund for the first time.  Since then, a fair is organized in Khatu Dham on the occasion of this Ekadashi which falls before Holi.  Where the devotees worship Khatu Shyam and pray to them for the happiness and prosperity of their family.

*** The story should be heard after fasting on Amalaki Ekadashi.  Which is such that one day Maharaj Yudhishthira asked Lord Shri Krishna about the importance of Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha in the month of Falgun. Then Lord Krishna says that this Ekadashi is called Amalaki Ekadashi.

The story is found once when Lord Vishnu revealed vow, a point resembling the moon was revealed on the earth. Amla plant was born from that.  At the same time Lord Vishnu originated Lord Brahma for the creation of creation. Also originated the gods, Gandharvas, Yakshas, ​​demons and monsters. Then everyone went to the this plant.  Everyone was surprised to see him. Because before that he did not know about any such plant.  Then there was the an Akashwani said that O sages! this is the best in all plants.This is Amalak tree . Which is very dear to Lord Vishnu. Not only this, the memorization of amla gets the blessings of cow donation.  At the same time, to touch this give doubling results and eating this give thrice results in virtue.  Amla tree is said to be the destroyer of sins.  The story goes further that at its core Lord Vishnu, Brahma and Lord Bholenath reside.  Muni in branches, Gods in twigs, Vasu in leaves and Prajapati resides in fruits. Therefore, whoever worships this Amla plant or tree gets special blessings of Lord Vishnu. Everyone asked that Akashvaani, who are you Then came the voice that the knower of pasts and the doer of present and future, who is present everywhere in the invisible stage. I am the same Vishnu. Everyone bowed to Akashvani. Lord Vishnu was pleased and asked everyone to ask for a boon. On this, all the sages said that if you are happy, then give some remedy that will attain heaven and salvation. After this, Lord Vishnu said that whoever observes Amalaki Ekadashi fasting of Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Falgun month will fulfill all his wishes.
*** In the Brahmanda Purana, the significance of 'Amalaki Ekadashi' of Shukla Paksha of Falgun month is described in Mandhata and Vasishta conversation . Once Mandhata ji prayed to Vashistha, O sage!  If you are happy with me, if you are pleased with me, then please show me a fast that I can get real welfare by following. In response to this, Vashist ji was pleased and said, O Rajan!  Let me tell you the story of a secret, mysterious and very welfare fast of the scriptures, which is going to give all kinds of welfare . O Rajan!  The name of this fast is Amalaki Ekadashi fast.  This fast is the destroyer of the biggest sins, the results of the virtue of donating a thousand cows and the salvation provider.
The people of Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra varna lived very happily in the ancient city of Vaidish.  The people there were naturally healthy and strong. O Rajan!  There was no any persons, sinner or atheist in that city.  In this city where there was a ritual of Vedic Karma.  This city used to resonate with the sound of Vedas.  Chandravanshi kings ruled in that city. In this Chandravanshi dynasty, a charitable and dignified king named Chitrarath was born.  This king was very powerful, brave, rich, fortunate and also a scholar.  The subjects had great happiness in this king's kingdom. The whole environment was favorable.  All the subjects here were Vishnu's devotee.  All people used to observe Ekadashi.  No impoverished or miser was seen in this state. Thus the king, along with the subjects, ruled happily for many years.
Once Falgun Shuklapakshi Dwadashi Samyukta Amalaki Ekadashi arrived.  Knowing that this Ekadashi is going to give greatest results, the boys, old, young, women and men of the city and the king himself also followed this Ekadashi fast with full rules. On Ekadashi,  early morning the king finished bathing in the river and went to the temple of Lord Vishnu on the banks of the same river with all the subjects.  He established the God there by furnishing divine scented water vase with umbrella, cloth, paduka etc. After this, by lighting incense and lamps, worshiped Lord Sriparashurama with Amalaki i.e. Amla and finally prayed O Parashuram!  O Renuka's soothing!  O Salvation Provider!  Greetings to you. O Amalaki!  O  Brahmaputri!  O dhaatri !  O Papanashini!  Namaskaram to you ! You accept my worship. In this way, the king along with the people of his subjects performed the night awakening while listening to the sacred character saga of Lord Shri Vishnu and Lord Sriparasuram ji by listening to the saga, hearing and reciting the glory of Ekadashi.
The same evening a hunter arrived there hunting.

He used to spend the day by killing creatures. After seeing the night awakening while performing Hari Kirtan, equipped with Deepmalaas and gathered by many people, the hunter started wondering what all this is happening? On seeing Ekadashi fast there, he saw the devotees .  He saw Lord Sridamodar ji sitting on the Kalash and sat there listening to the character of Lord Shrihari. Even after being hungry thirsty, he also awakened the night while listening to the story of importance of Ekadashi fasting and glorifying Lord Shrihari.  At dawn, the king went to his city with his subjects and the hunter also returned to his house and he ate food on time. After some time when that hunter died, with the effect of spontaneously observing Ekadashi fast and awakening the night on Ekadashi date, that hunter in his second birth named huge wealth, army, feudal, elephant, horse, chariots etc. He Born as a son of a king named Viduratha of the  Jayanti city. He became mighty like the sun, forgiving like the earth, devout, sincere and with many virtues, devotion to Lord Vishnu and began to ruled on one lac villages.  He was also a great donor.  In this birth, its name was Vasurath. Once he went to the forest to hunt and lost the way.  Tired of wandering in the forest, tired of thirst, sleeping in the forest with a pillow of his arms.  At the same time, Malechha Yavan, who lives in the mountains, came to the sleeping king and tried to kill the king. They were bent upon killing the king as an enemy. They had some such confusion that this is the same person who killed our parents, son and grandson etc. and that is why we are wandering in the forest.  But surprisingly, the weapons thrown by those people did not fall on the king . The king did not even scratch.  When their weapons were exhausted, they all got scared and could not move even one step.  Then everyone saw that at the same time a supreme beautiful goddess appeared with many jewels with divine smell from the body of the king. She was becoming angry eye with fierce fury .  Seeing this form of that goddess, all the yavana started running here and there, but that goddess killed all the malechchha  in a moment with a chakra in her hand. When the king woke up and saw this terrible massacre, he was surprised.  Also became fearful.  Seeing those fiercely shaped malachis dead, the king wondered with awe that who protected me to  by killing my enemies ?? Who is my kind friend here?  However, I thank him very much for his great work.  At the same time, Akashvani said that except God Keshav, who else is there to protect the refugees? Therefore, only the refugee guard, the refugee protector Shrihari, has protected you.  The king was pleased to hear that Akashvani, at the same time, being very grateful at the feet of Lord Srihari, returned to his kingdom, praising God and started ruling the kingdom without fear .

Vashisht ji says, "O Rajan! Those who follow this Amalaki Ekadashi fast surely attain Vishnuloka."

The power of Lord Shrihari defeats all our sufferings.  It is fully capable of protecting not only humans but also the gods.  With this power, Lord Vishnu killed the demons Madhu-kaitabha.  By becoming this power, Utpana Ekadashi killed the demon named Mur and made him happy by defeating the suffering of God.

26 . Kamika Ekadashi .

Sawan is the beloved month of Shiva and Ekadashi is the beloved date of Lord Vishnu.  Krishna Paksha Ekadashi, which falls in the month of Shravan, is called Kamika Ekadashi.  Kamika Ekadashi is considered to be the best vow of Lord Vishnu. The importance of this Ekadashi is further enhanced by coming in the month of Sawan.  Lord Shiva should be worshiped along with Lord Vishnu in this fast.  Worship the sun god in this fast.
Due to the effect of this fast, spoiled works are also formed. Man is freed from all sins and attains Vishnu Loka. Kamika Ekadashi is considered very important for spiritual seekers, as it destroys all negativity from consciousness and fills the mind and heart with divine light. Dashami, Ekadashi and Dwadashi follow the rules of Kamika Ekadashi. During these three days the people should not consume rice.  Take food at a time on Dashami and nothing should be eaten after sunset. Awakening on the night of Ekadashi. On the day of Dwadashi one should worship and donate. Do not cut plants & trees on Ekadashi.  No one should be condemned. Worshiping Lord Shri Hari in Shravan worships all the deities, Gandharvas etc.  Deepdan has special significance on the night of Kamika Ekadashi. Must offer butter mishri and tulsi leaves to God.  Chant the name of Vishnu Sahastra.  Use Tulsi leaves in fruit diet.  Offer yellow clothes to Lord Vishnu.  Provide food grains for birds.

Lets go to story of Kamika Ekadashi. 

Once a Kshatriya lived in a village.  For some reason, one day he got upset with a Brahmin.  The quarrel grew so much that both came down on the melee, and then the Brahmin was killed at the hands of a Kshatriya by mistake. He did not want to kill him at all, but inadvertently committed this sin. To repent of his mistake, he urged the Brahmins to participate in the same last action. But everyone refused and said you have incurred the sin of killing a Brahmin, so if possible, repent and get rid of this sin, otherwise you will get hell.
Hearing this, the Kshatriya got scared and started asking him the solution of sin.

Then the Brahmins suggested her to observe the fast of Kamika Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Shravan month and said that by doing this fast you will get rid of sins and only then all Brahmins will be able to come to your house atonement. Hearing this, he obeyed Kamika Ekadashi in a devout manner and Vishnu was pleased with this fast and gave him darshan. He was very happy to see Shree Vishnu and he bowed him again and again.  Then Lord Vishnu freed him from the sin of killing Brahmahatya and gave place in the Baikuntha loka. Thus, whoever narrates this story, Narayana is pleased with it and saves him .

Ekadashi fasting is considered as one of the best fasts.  The Lord of Ekadashi Tithi is Vishwadeva and his worship fulfills desire.  All the deities get this worship by worshiping him.

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Ekadashis's Stories (PART :-09)

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Ekadashis's Stories (PART :-09)

Ekadashis's Stories (PART :-09)

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22 . Shattila Ekadashi .

Magh month is considered very sacred in Hinduism.  In this month, man should keep his senses under control, abandon anger, ego, deeds, greed and backbite. The fasting method of Shattila Ekadashi is slightly different from other Ekadashi.

Shatatila Ekadashi is called Ekadashi of the Krishna Paksha of Magh month.  Like other Ekadashi, this Ekadashi also has special significance.  Since the entire Magh month is considered a holy month for worship, in such a situation, the importance of Shattila Ekadashi increases. It is believed that fasting on this Ekadashi leads to the attainment of imperishable virtue. Bathing, charity and fasting have a special purpose on Ekadashi.  It is believed that a person who fasts for 24 Ekadashis attains salvation.
Worshiping Lord Vishnu is obtained from black sesame on Shatila Ekadashi. In fact, in Magh month, Winter season is at its peak in this month and with the end of the month winter begins to slow down. The uses of sesame seeds increases a lot in this season because it is very beneficial in winter. That is why sesame has special importance in bathing, donation, tarpan, diet etc. On the use of sesame in 6 ways on this day, sins are eliminated and Baikuntha Dham is obtained.  According to its name, this fast is related with seasame. The importance of sesame is ubiquitous and in Hinduism til is considered very sacred.  In particular, they have special importance in worship. It is because of the 6 uses of seasame that it has been named Shatatila Ekadashi. Sesame has been given special importance in the Shattila Ekadashi fast. Sesame is used in baths, donations, food, tarpan and prasad. The first bathing with water mixed with sesame,  second massaging with sesame oil, the third doing havan with sesame oil, the fourth taking sesame with water,  the fifth donating the seasame and the sixth consuming things made from the seasame.  Due to the use of sesame, it is called Shattila Ekadashi. The Padma Purana states that all the devotees who fast on the day of Shattila Ekadashi, as well as worship with donations, tarpan and rituals, attain salvation and end all sins. By observing this fast, happiness and peace prevails in the house. Human beings not only get physical happiness, but also salvation after death. The worship performed on this day has special significance. By fasting on Shatila Ekadashi humans attains good health & age increases.  Eye disorders are overcome. Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi Mata are happy and bless the increase in wealth.
If women do this fast, they get unbroken good luck. Couple fasting with this couple makes happy married life. On this day, donating urn filled with sesame keeps your stores full. Those who want to observe Shatila Ekadashi fast. They should get up before sunrise in the morning and after regular action, apply paste of sesame on body and mix sesame in water and take bath. After this, offer Prasad of sesame to Lord Krishna and perform Havan only with sesame seeds. Donating sesame seeds during this Ekadashi fast is said to be best.  If you want to drink water, then drink water mixed with sesame seeds. For those who cannot fast, use sesame as much as possible.  Eat sesame, drink sesame mixed water. Take a bath by applying sesame seeds and also donate sesame seeds. If it is not possible to do so much, then only pronounce the Til (Seasame), then even the inauspicious effects of sinful deeds will decrease.
Karma on earth creates an account of our sin and virtue.  Shri Krishna said that no living being in the world can live without karma for a single moment. That is why, all of us, at some time or other, commit sins.  And to get rid of sin deeds, one has to do deeds as well. There are many such remedies in the scriptures which can get rid of the effects of sinful deeds. One such karma is the fast of Ekadashi of the Krishna Paksha of the month of Magha. This Ekadashi is known as Shatatila Ekadashi. According to its name, it is considered best to use sesame in six ways in this Ekadashi. Women must listen to the story of Shatila Ekadashi fast. Women keep fast on Ekadashi.The whole family gets the benefit of fasting women. Husbands and children also get the benefit of this fast and worship.

The story heard on this day is called Shattila Ekadashi Vrat Katha.  Hearing this story on this day brings many benefits.  In this story, Lord Vishnu and Narada are talking to each other.

Rishi Pulastya narrated this story to the sage Dalbhya.  According to sage Pulasya, Naradji once asked Lord Vishnu for public welfare.  After which Lord Vishnu told Narada about the importance of Shattila Ekadashi. Lord Vishnu said that in ancient times, a Brahmin  lady lived in the earth.

She always fasted, once she fasted for a month, due to which her body became extremely weak and feeble.  Despite being intelligent, she never donated food or wealth to the gods or Brahmins.
With this I thought that Brahmani has pure her body by fasting, now it will get Vishnulok but she never donated food, it is difficult to  get satisfy her.
Continuing the further story, Lord Vishnu said to Naradji that thinking like this, I took as a form a beggar and went to that Brahmini in the earth and asked for alms. She asked God how they came.  In the guise of a beggar, God said that give me something, I want begging.  On this, the Brahmin put a piece of clay kept in my alms.  With whom I returned to Baikuntha. After some time, Brahmani died.  The Brahmini got a beautiful palace in heaven by donating clay, but she found his house void in food and other things.
Fearing, she came to me and said that God ! I worshiped you by many fasts, but still my house is absence all things.  What is the reason for this?
On this I said- First you go to your home. Divine ladis will come to see you.  First listen to the virtue and method of Shatila Ekadashi from them, then open the door. Hearing my words, she went to her house.  When the divine ladies came and asked to open the door, the brahmini said - If you all have come to see me, then tell me the greatness of Shatila Ekadashi.
One of them started saying that I say, when the Brahmini heard the greatness of Shattila Ekadashi, then the door opened.  Divine ladies saw her that neither she is Gandharvi nor devilish but she is as human as before. According to his statement, that Brahmini fasted for Shatila Ekadashi . With this effect, she became beautiful and divine and her house became full of all materials. Therefore, humans should abandon foolishness and fast on Shatila Ekadashi and donate seasame etc. instead of greed.  This leads to salvation by removing misfortune, poverty and many kinds of suffering.

Now read another story, it is a folk tale: -

 It is a very old time that once a poor Ahir lived in Varanasi city.  Unhappy with poverty and humility, the poor, sometimes hungry, used to count stars in the sky with his children. He used to cut wood from the Ganges every day and this was the only support for his life.  By selling wood, the poor man used to arrange bread on two times. On the day his wood could not sell, he had to sleep hungry. Once upon a time he set out to deliver wood to a moneylender's house. Going there, he sees that preparations are going on for some celebration.
Curiously, he came near the moneylender to find out and asked him, "Seth ji, what festival is this preparing for?"
Knowing this, the moneylender said, “This Shattila Ekadashi Vrat is being prepared.  This fast gets rid of diseases, sins, murders etc., and brings wealth and a son. ”
Hearing all this, he took the price of his wood from the poor moneylender and came to his house and
he bought the essential things for Shatila fast by the same day's money. He fasted the Shattila Ekadashi Vrat throughout the day.  The result of his observing this fast was that he got away from poverty and was honored after receiving wealth. Fasting on Shatila Ekadashi will strengthen the fortunes of humans. Trouble and poverty are overcome. By fasting in a proper way, the attainment of heaven is attained.
The importance of Shatila Ekadashi is to understand the benefits associated with making divine blessings and donations to people and providing food to the needy and poor.

Therefore, the most important part of this is feeding the poor and worshiping Lord Vishnu as doing so blesses the devotees and brings abundant wealth and happiness. While doing this fast, we get physical purity and health, while donating food, sesame etc. increases wealth. This also proves that whatever humans donates, after renouncing his body, they gets the same results, so along with religious acts, we must donate.  It is described in the scriptures that no religious work is done without donating.

23 . Jaya Ekadashi .

According to Hindu calendar, Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Magh month is called Jaya Ekadashi. Jaya Ekadashi is considered very virtuous Ekadashi.  By observing this Ekadashi fast one can get rid of all kinds of sins. According to the scriptures, by observing this Ekadashi fast, man gets rid of ghosts, demons. According to the belief, whoever observes Jaya Ekadashi fast with true devotion, attains virtue. Worshiping Lord Vishnu on this day gives freedom from defects. On this day, devotees are celebrate the festival of Pundarik  in Pandharpur (Maharashtra).
Due to the virtue of Jaya Ekadashi, a man is freed from all sins and receives victory in every sphere of life and is entitled to salvation.  The Bhagavata Purana states that those who want to attain all material and worldly happiness, they must observe Jaya Ekadashi fast. Jaya Ekadashi, which falls on the Shukla Paksha of Magh month, is considered very important in all the Ekadashis because it gives victory everywhere.  It is said about Jaya Ekadashi that even where the fate of man does not accompany, Jaya Ekadashi fasting helps in victory in every task. If there is any problem or difficulty in finding love, then Jaya Ekadashi fast is very important for such people. At the same time, the worship and fasting done on this Ekadashi is very fruitful for those people who have some differences in their married life. Just as Ekadashi fasts are considered superior in all types of fasts, similarly Jaya Ekadashi is considered superior among all Ekadashi fasts. Fasting on this day attains salvation. Freedom from sin's and lover's gets victory. People who are facing obstacles in love. Or there is a situation of dispute or tension. If there is any kind of problem in the love relationship, then worshiping Lord Vishnu on Jaya Ekadashi and fasting on this date will help to overcome the difficulties in love.
Also, if the relationship between husband and wife is not sweet.  Or even if the situation of divorce remains, problems can be reduced by keeping this Ekadashi fast. A person observing fast on the day of Jaya Ekadashi gets rid of the phantom's fear.
Even the doors of heaven open for him.  The popular stories of Jaya Ekadashi describe the glory of the fast observed on this day. Like other Ekadashis, this Ekadashi is not only dedicated to Lord Vishnu, but Lord Shiva is also worshiped on this day. Jaya Ekadashi's arrival in the month of Magh increases its importance even more .

This Ekadashi is related to the story of the Gandharva Malvan and Apsara Pushpavati. Traditionally, devotees have to eat without eating anything throughout the day to observe this fast. Apart from this, performing formal puja is more beneficial. This Ekadashi day is considered suitable for those people. Those who have committed some sins in their life and want to seek forgiveness of those sins. By fasting on this day, one can get rid of past karmic defects and attain salvation after death. Hence Jaya Ekadashi is considered special.

The story of this Ekadashi, which is done to fulfill all the wishes, is described in many ancient legends including 'Padmapuran'.

Jaya Ekadashi fasting story

According to the legend mentioned in the Padma Purana, Devraj Indra ruled in heaven and all other gods lived happily in heaven.  Once upon a time, Indra was travelling in the Nandan forest with his apsaras as per his wish and Gandharva was singing. Among those Gandharvas, the famous Pushpadanta and his daughter Pushpavati and Chitrasen and his wife Malini were also present. Also, Malini's son Pushpavan and his son Mallyavan were also present. Gandharva's girl Pushpavati was fascinated by seeing the Malywan and started wooing Malywan. She subdued Malywan with her form and gesture. That Pushpavati was very beautiful.  Now they started singing to please Indra, but due to their mutual fascination, their mind was confused.
Indra understood this love due to they not singing properly and the rhythm was not correct and he cursed them as his insult in it.  Indra said, "O fools! You have disobeyed my orders, therefore you are a curse. Now both of you, as man and woman, go to the earth and take  vampires form and suffer the results of your karma."
Hearing such a curse of Indra, they became very sad and started living there life in grief on the Himalayan mountain. They had no knowledge of smell, life conditions and touch etc. They were getting great sorrow there. They did not sleep even for a moment. It was very cold at that place. One day the vampire told own wife, "What were the sins that we had committed in the past life, from which we got this painful vampire births. It is better to suffer hell's grief from this vampire form. Therefore, we should not commit any kind of sin now. ”Thinking this way, they were spending owns days. Coincidentally, there was an Ekadashi called Jaya of Shukla Paksha in Magh month. On that day, they did not eat anything nor did any sinful act. Spent the day eating only fruits and water, and sat down under the Peepal tree in the evening with great grief.  At that time, the Sun God was setting.
It was extremely cold that night, due to which both of them were very sad due to the cold and clung to each other like dead.  they did not even sleep that night. Jaya Ekadashi's fast and night awakening they left own vampire form on the second morning. Wearing the body of  very beautifuls clothes and jewellery , embellished with beautiful forms, they departed for heaven. At that time, the gods in the sky started doing floral worship praising them. After going to heaven, they both bowed down to Devraj Indra.

 Indra was very surprised to see them at first and started asking, "How can you get rid of your vampire form, so tell everyone." Malywan said, "O Devendra! Due to the grace of Lord Vishnu and the effect of fasting of Jaya Ekadashi our vampire body has been disabled ." Then Indra said, "O Malyavan! By observing the grace of God and fasting on Ekadashi, not only your vampire body has been left, but you have also become worshipable because devotees of Vishnu and Shiva are worshipers of us, so you are blessed. Now you go with Pushpavati and enjoy your life . "

Music is a supernatural boon of Goddess Saraswati, it is a practice, a learning.  Purity is essential in this.  Then, in the meeting where the elders,respected person,Gurus are present more than themselves, the creature should maintain restraint and dignity, so that the respect of the gurus,it may be is not insulted. If any person insulting the gurus ,they are be part of hell. It is considered a sin to have the spirit of bad thought during worship and havan.  Many times it happens suddenly because of forgetting.  Jaya Ekadashi gives relief from this sin.

24 . Vijaya Ekadashi .

It has been said in our scriptures that when a problem is not solved, then a person should come under the shelter of God.  But as the times are changing, people's thinking is also changing, every person has become so busy with himself that he remembers God according to his will.  Every person today has become selfish and wants to join God as well as he wishes. But it should neither be done nor thought of.  Every person has to bear the results of own actions. That is why when a person gets very upset then he comes under the shelter of God.  But God is associated with us without selfishness, they are with us in both our good or bad deeds but we suffer as we do.

Let us tell you about the Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Falgun month, by observing this fast, the solution to the biggest problem of your life comes, this fast was done by Lord Rama to get his Sita.

The date of this fast in the Hindu calendar is described as Ekadashi of the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month.  According to the Puranas, Vijaya Ekadashi is considered to be one of the most important dates of worship of Lord Vishnu.  Vijaya Ekadashi is also related to Lord Rama, the incarnation of Vishnuji. Vijaya Ekadashi, as the name itself describe , observing Vijaya Ekadashi leads one to victory in his aims. In the literal sense the word 'Vijaya' signifies victory.  Fasting of Vijaya Ekadashi and this fast brings success and victory to the observer in difficult situations and circumstances of his life. It helps in providing relief from all kinds of obstacles and difficult situations.

 If people donate and do virtious work on this day, they get rid of their past and present sins and also earn fruitful results. On the day of Vijaya Ekadashi, the worship of Lord Vishnu by the rules is defeated by the enemies. Your enemies are not able to succeed in their plans, you win over them. If you want to achieve success in your life, or to make a particular task a success, then you should do Vijaya Ekadashi fast. All the troubles of the person's life like enemy hurdle, business and job troubles and health problems can be ended by this fast.  According to Padmapuran, fasting of Vijaya Ekadashi brings benefits of wealth and salvation. You can get as much results as you can from hard penance, by doing fasting of Vijaya Ekadashi. The fast holder receives Baikuntha Dham. It is believed that Lord Rama also observed this Ekadashi fast before conquering Lanka.  For this reason, Lord Rama is also worshiped during this fast.

One day Arjun asked Lord Krishna that what is the significance of fasting of Vijaya Ekadashi, I want to hear from you, so please tell me the story related to Vijaya Ekadashi.

In response Lord Krishna says - O Arjuna! the Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month is known as Vijaya Ekadashi. With the effect of this fast, man gets victory . Whoever listen and read the greatness of this Vijaya Ekadashi, all his sins are soon eradicated.  O Arjun, I have not told the story of this fast till date.  Before today only Devarshi Narada ji has heard this story from Brahma ji.  O Arjun, seeing your curiosity about this story, today I tell this story -
O Arjun ! Brahmaji narrates the story to Narada ji and says - 'O son!  Vijaya Ekadashi is a fast to destroy the sins of the past and present.  This fast gives victory to all humans.  Now you devoutly listen to this story -
When Shri Ram got fourteen years of exile in Tretayug, he started living in Panchavati along with brother Lakshman and Mother Sita.  At that time, the great power and great sinner Ravana deceitfully kidnapped Mother Sita.  Sriramji and Lakshmanji were very sad due to this incident and started wandering forest to forest in search of Sitaji. While wandering in the forest, they reached near the dying Jatayu, when Jatayu told him about the kidnapping of Mother Sita and got liberation in the lap of Lord Shri Ram. After this Sri Rama befriended with Sugriva and killed Bali.
After this, Jamwant reminded Hanuman of his amazing powers, then Shri Rama devotee Hanumanji went to Lanka to find Mata Sita and narrated the description of friendship of Sri Rama and Maharaj Sugriva to Mata.  After coming from Lanka, Hanumanji told Sri Ramchandraji the whole story of Lanka city and Ashok Vatika.
Knowing all this, Shriram Ji with the permission of Sugriva left for Lanka with the Vaanar Sena.  On reaching the seashore, Shri Ram, seeing the eternal sea, said to Laxmanji - "O Laxman!  How will we cross this infinite sea with there are many crocodiles and creatures in the sea ? '  Hearing the talk of Prabhu Shriram, Laxmanji said-
Brother!  You are omniscient, nothing is hidden from you, yet half the yojna away from this place is the ashram of "Vakdalbhya Muni" in Kumari Island. Muni have knowledge of the Brahm and can tell you the solution to this problem.  Listening to the words of Lakshmana, Shriramji went to the ashram of Vakdalbhya Rishi and vow him and sat near him.

Maharishi Vakadalbhya saw Shri Ram coming to his ashram and asked - "O Lord Shri Ram!  For what purpose have you sanctified my hut, please say your purpose! '

On hearing the sage's reverential voice, Shriram said - "O  Mahatma!  I have come here with the army and I am going to Lanka with the desire to win the demon king Ravana.  Please tell me any way to cross the sea. That is my purpose for coming to you. '
In response, Maharishi Vakdalbhya Muni says - 'O Ram!  I tell you a fast that you will definitely get victory by doing it properly. ”Then Shri Ram Ji said, O Munishreshtha!  What is this fast that is achieved by conquering all the areas? Please do tell soon!  Again Maharishi Vakdalbhya Muni said- "O Shriram!  By fasting Vijaya Ekadashi of the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month, you will surely cross the sea and you will also get victory in battle.
O Shri Ram!  If you do this fast with your generals, then you will definitely conquer the sea and Lanka.  Hearing the word of Muni, then Sri Ramachandra lawfully observed Vijaya Ekadashi and with its effect, killed Ravana and conquered Lanka and brought Mother Sita to Ayodhya.

O Arjun!  Whoever performs this fast with method, will surely get victory over enemies.  Not only this, anyone who listens or reads this fast gets the results equivalent to performing a yajna. ”

If you want to achieve success in your life, or to make a particular task successful, then you should do Vijaya Ekadashi fast. Worshiping Lord Vishnu in any form fulfills all human desires. Shriram, though an avatar of Vishnu himself, but he fast this Vijaya Ekadashi and worshiped Lord Vishnu  due to show human dignity to creatures and to take good path.  A person desirous of victory can participate in this fast and get infinite good results.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Ekadashis's Stories (PART :-08)

Ekadashis's Stories (PART :-08)

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19 . Mokshda Ekadashi .

Mokshada Ekadashi means the destroyer of attachment.  Therefore it is called Mokshada Ekadashi. In Hindu religion it is believed that a man has to come to this world again and again without attaining salvation.  It is advisable to observe Mokshada Ekadashi fast for creatures who desire salvation.

Mokshada Ekadashi comes on Margashirsha Shukla Ekadashi.  This day is called the day of salvation.  On this day Lord Krishna gave knowledge of Gita to Arjuna.  On this day worshiping person makes it possible to attain salvation.  On this day, the results of charity is attained in infinite times.  It is believed that by observing this fast, along with the fasting person , the doors of salvation are opened for his ancestors as well. It is described in the Padmapurana that Lord Krishna explains the importance of this day to Dharmaraja Yudhishthira.  He says that this Mokshada Ekadashi is very virtuous.  On this day, by worshiping with true heart, all the sins of a person are destroyed. Apart from this, it is also mentioned that Lord Krishna preached the Gita to Arjuna on this day. The story goes that during the Mahabharata war in Dwapar Yuga, when Arjuna was afraid to shoot arrows at his relatives, Shri Krishna explained to him in detail about life, soul and duty.  Therefore, this day is also known as Geeta Jayanti. Also it is called Ekadashi of Dhanurmas, due to which its importance increases manifold. On this day, the holy Srimad Bhagavad Gita was born from the mouth of Lord Krishna. Therefore, Gita Jayanti is also celebrated on this day. In the eternal culture of India, Srimad Bhagavad Gita is not only revered but also exemplary.  It is the only book in the world whose birth anniversary is celebrated. Shrimad Bhagwat Gita is a great book.  Ignorance is removed by reading Bhagavad Gita.  Man's mind leads to enlightenment.  Life gets a new inspiration from its reading and listening. Whoever gives a Bhagavad Gita as a gift to a worthy person on this day, is blessed by Shri Krishna.  On the day of Mokshada Ekadashi, Lord Shri Krishna, Maharishi Veda Vyasa and Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta are worshiped.  The Gita empowers not only Hinduism but the entire human race. It contains knowledge of the karma and dharma of human beings from the Satyuga to the Kalyuga which was given to Arjuna by Shri Krishna.  On the day of Geeta Jayanti, people recite the Bhagavad Gita and there is a Gita recital and worship in Krishna temples, Aarti and Bhajan are sung. By contemplating the Gita, there is a tendency to destroy ignorance and increase enlightenment.  Geeta teaches to die and makes life blessed.  By acquiring knowledge of Gita, you can free your life from all the vices.  So start the Gita lesson and you must spend some time every day. The Gita is a universal book.  It is not for any country, age, community or caste, but for the entire human race.  It is said by Sri Bhagavan himself to make Arjuna as a medium , hence the word 'Sri Krishna Uwach' has not come anywhere in this book, but 'Sri Bhagwanuwach' has been used.
Lord Krishna has preached not to any particular religion, but all of  humans beings.  The Gita teaches us the art of living, teaches us how to live life.  The mahaparva of Gita Jayanti is also celebrated because the continuous efforts to bring its benefits to human beings are continued.

Its story goes like this in  the Purana, 

a king named Vaikhanas use to ruled the ancient city.  The Brahmins, who knew the four Vedas, lived in his kingdom. The king used to love the his subjects as own sons. One night, in a dream, the king saw his father suffering the torments of hell, the king was very distraught at this kind of dream. He started waiting for restlessness in the morning. As soon as morning, he called the Brahmins and told them about his dream- 'O Brahmins!  At night, I saw my father suffering the torments of hell. They have told me, O son!  I am suffering hell. Get rid of me here.  I have no rest since  when I heard his words.  Now I do not seem to have anything pleasing to the state, happiness, opulence, elephants, horses, money, women, sons etc.
Now what I do ? Where I go?  My body is warming because of this sorrow.  All of you tell me any kind of penance, charity, fast, etc., so that my father can get liberation. If I did not make efforts to free my father from the tortures of hell, then my life is meaningless. The person, whose father is suffering the torments of hell, has no right to enjoy happiness on this earth.  O Brahmin devas!  Please tell me a solution for this soon. '
Hearing the anguish of the internal sorrow of the king, the Brahmins discussed among themselves, then unanimously said - 'Rajan!  The knower of the present, past and future is a sage named Parvat. They are not far from here.  If you go and tell them your grief, he will definitely tell you some simple solution. According to Brahmins's words, The king went to Muni's ashram.  Many serene yogis and sages were doing austerities in the ashram. Muni Parvata , who knew the all four Vedas, seemed to be sitting like another Brahma.  The king bowed down to him and introduced himself.
The Parvata Muni asked the king for well-being, then the king said- 'O Muniver!  By your grace, all are well in my state, but a problem has arisen in front of me, due to which my heart is getting very disturbed. Then the king told  to the Muni the whole story of the dream he had seen in the night with a distressed heart and then said in a sad voice - 'O Maharishi!  Now please kindly guide me what should I do in such a situation?  How can I liberate my father from the torture of hell? '
Parvata Muni listened seriously to the king, then closed his eyes and started thinking about the past and future. After contemplating for a while, he said- 'Rajan! I have known of all your father's misdeeds through my penance force. He had discriminated between his wives in previous births.  He had not given own love to his second wife by coming in the consipiracy of his elder queen.  Your father has gone to hell with the results of that same sinful work.

Knowing this, Vaikhanas pleaded and said in a sorrow voice- 'O Munivar! Please show me some way to save my father, how will he be free from this sin? ' On this, Parvata muni said - 'O Rajan! The Ekadashi that falls on the shukla paksha  of Margashirsha month is called Mokshada Ekadashi.  It is supposed to provide salvation.  You observe this Moksada Ekadashi fasting and resolve the virtue of that fast and offer it to your father.  Your father will definitely be liberated from the virtuous effect of Ekadashi. '
On hearing the words of Parvat Muni, the king returned to his kingdom and along with his family, he performed a Moksada Ekadashi fast.  The king paid the virtue of this fast to his father.  The king's father was easily liberated by the influence of this virtue. While departing  to heaven, the king's father said- 'O son! be thy welfare' saying so much The king's father departed to heaven . All those who fast on Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Margashirsha month, their sins are destroyed and in the end they attain heaven. There is no other fast that bestows salvation from this fast.  Hearing and reading this story brings endless results. By which all the wishes of the fasting person are fulfilled. Every human has a strong desire to attain salvation.  This fast of Mokshada Ekadashi is very important for those who desire salvation. There is no better illustration of the responsibility of the son towards the father than this story, so for Lord Srihari Vishnu, this fast should be done with full devotion and reverence. "

It is the best and sacred story of devotion to the father and to offer virtue to others.  Its fast is not only good for the fasting man, but also his ancestors, by offering the results of this fast to any of his siblings and friends, his sins and tribulations are destroyed.

20 . Safala Ekadashi .

Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Pausha month is called Safala Ekadashi.  Safala means success, it is believed that by fasting on this Ekadashi, all tasks are successful, hence it is called Safala Ekadashi. The day of Safala Ekadashi is sacred to Hindus because it is believed that by fasting with true mind and faith on this day, all sins are washed away. The word 'Safala' in Hindi means 'prosperous'. Therefore, this fast can be kept by every person who wants success and happiness in all areas in his life. Keeping the fast of Safala Ekadashi opens the doors of success, prosperity and luck. This day is celebrated in all parts of the country. Lord Achyuta is worshiped on this day. It is an auspicious fast observed on 'Ekadashi' (11th day) of Krishna Paksha. This Ekadashi is also called 'Pausha Krishna Ekadashi'.  If you follow the Gregorian calendar it is celebrated between the months of December to January. The day of Safal Ekadashi is sacred to Hindus as it is believed that by faithfully fasting on this day, devotees can overcome their sins and enjoy a blissful life. Keeping this fast protects age and health. Also the person gets success in his works.  In this fast, a person gets material prosperity by the grace of Shri Hari. It is believed that by observing fast on this Ekadashi, all the Ekadashi of the year results.
Lord Vishnu is worshiped on Safala Ekadashi.  Donation to Brahmins after worship is also recognized. On this day many people stay awake all night.  It is believed that those who fast on this day get success in all tasks.  Ekadashi fasting removes the sins of many generations.

In religious texts, the significance of Safala Ekadashi is found in the form of a conversation between Dharmaraja Yudhishthira and Lord Krishna. According to the Puranic story, Yudhishthira asked about this Ekadashi of Pausha month, Lord Krishna said that  I am not much satified even more than big yajnas, than the ritual of Ekadashi fasting. Lord Narayana is worshiped methodically on Ekadashi.  This Ekadashi is welfare.  By observing this fast, one gets the boon of health and longevity. According to Hindu texts, it is said that 100 Rajasuya Yajna and 1000 Ashwamedhi Yajna together cannot give as much benefit as can be observed by observing the fast of Safala Ekadashi. The day of Safala Ekadashi is described as a day on which fasting removes sorrows and destiny opens up.  Fasting of Safala Ekadashi fulfills all the wishes of a person. In the Padmapuran, there is a detailed discussion about the Krishna paksha's Ekadashi of the Pausha month and  also said about the Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha's Pausha month that, if a person gets the same results after doing penance for thousands of years. which get by performing Safala Ekadashi. By performing this Ekadashi, sins of many generations are removed and the heart becomes pure.  If a devotee takes the pledge of Safala Ekadashi, he should follow the rules of devotion, awakening the night and fasting on the Nirjala.

The fast story of Safala Ekadashi is as follows-

 Long ago, a king named Mahishman ruled in the city of Champawati.  He had four sons.  The eldest of those sons, his son named Lumpak was a great sinner and evil.  He always used to spend his father's money in bad peoples  and visiting prostitutes. It was his daily work to condemn the deities, Brahmins, Vaishnavites etc.  Subjects were also deeply saddened by his misdeeds, but being a prince, everyone was silently forced to bear his atrocities and no one had the courage to do so.
One day the king came to know about his misdeeds. Then the king became very angry and drove him out of his kingdom.  Lumpak was abandoned by everyone as soon as he was abandoned by his father, then he started thinking what should I do now?  Where to go??
Finally, he decides to steal the night in his father's city. He stayed out of the state during the day and went to his father's city at night and started committing theft and other bad deeds.  At night he would go and kill the residents of the city and torture them. In the forest he used to kill innocent animals and birds and devour them.  One night, even when he was caught stealing in the city, the guards would leave him for fear of the king.
It is said that sometimes even inadvertently the creature becomes the object of the grace of God. Something similar happened with Lumpak.  The forest in which he lived was very dear to God. There was a very old peepal tree in that forest and everyone considered that forest to be the playground of the gods. In such a peepal forest, under the same peepal tree, the sinner lumpak lived. A few days later, on the tenth day of Krishna Paksha of Paush month, Lumpak became unconscious due to cold.  He could not sleep at night due to the cold and his arms and legs ached. That night was a very difficult night, but even after the rise of Surya Narayana, he did not conscious. He remained as it was. Till noon of Safala Ekadashi, that misdemeanor remained unconscious.  When he got some heat from the heat of the sun, then  in the afternoon he feel to his senses and got up from his place in search of food in the forest. That day he was unable to kill the creatures, so he went under the peepal tree with the fallen fruits on the ground.  Till then the Sun God departed to sunset.

Even after being hungry, he could not eat those fruits because where he killed the living creatures and ate their flesh, and what the fruit. He did not like to eat fruit at all. So he put those fruits near the root of Peepal and sadly said - 'O God!  This fruit is offered to you. You are satisfied with these fruits', saying that he started crying and he could not sleep at night. He kept crying all night.  Thus Ekadashi fasted unknowingly from that sinner.  God was very pleased with this fast and night awakening of that great sinner and all his sins were destroyed. Just after dawn, a chariot came decorated with many beautiful things and stood in front of it.  At the same time, Akashvani said, 'O prince!  With the influence of Lord Narayana, all your sins have been destroyed, now you go to your father and get the kingdom. When Lumpak heard such a Akashvani, he was very happy and said - 'O God!  Hail to you! ”Saying this, he started wearing beautiful clothes and went to his father. When he told the whole story to his father, the father handed him his kingdom and went to the forest himself.  Now Lumpak started to rule according to scripture.  His wife, son etc. also became the ultimate devotee of Narayana. At the age of old, he went to the forest to offering his kingdom to the son and to worship of god, and finally received the supreme post. Those peoples observing Safala Ekadashi with full devotion and faith, these all sins are destroyed and finally get salvation .

Fasting of Safala Ekadashi according to its name will give favorable results.  Lord Krishna explains the great glory of this fast.  A person observing this Ekadashi fast gets the best results in life and after enjoying the happiness of life, he attains Vishnu Loka.  This fast is very auspicious and virtuous.  From this story we get evidence of God being very kind.  If a creature inadvertently remembers God, it gets its full results.  If beings earnestly ask forgiveness of their sins, then God forgives even their greatest crimes.  Great sinner like Lumpak too became the pocessor of Baikuntha by the grace of Lord Narayana.

21. Putrada Ekadashi .

According to the Hindu calendar, this Ekadashi, which falls on the Shukla Paksha of Pausha month every year, is known as Putrada Ekadashi.
The month of Paush is considered very holy, Amavasya and Purnima are also considered special in this month. Amavasya is considered to be auspicious for performing tarpana etc. for the peace of the ancestors, and  Purnima is called Mokshadayini.  But when it comes to worldly pleasures and life, then the happiness of children starts to appear paramount. Shukla Ekadashi of Pausha month is considered a very special day for the attainment of child happiness.
This Ekadashi is also called Putrada Ekadashi. Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Shravan month is also called Putrada Ekadashi. There is no other fast in this world like Putrada Ekadashi fast. According to the name of this fast, it has its results.Those who face obstacles in having children or who wish to have a son, should observe the fast of Putrada Ekadashi.

 This fast is very auspicious, so devotees desirous of getting a child must keep this fast so that they can get the desired results. Fasting and worshiping Lord Shri Vishnu on the day of Putrada Ekadashi gives fasting person healthy and beautiful child. Like this, fasting of Putrada Ekadashi is effective for getting children, but it also helps to ease the problems of children. The auspicious results of this Ekadashi have been considered helpful in making the fortune and karma of the child perfect.  Any couple who have difficulty in getting children, they should do this fast. This fast can be kept both in a nirjala and taking fruits manner.

Fasting story of Putrada Ekadashi:--

 According to the legend, a king named Suketuman ruled in the city named Bhadravati.  He had no son.  His wife name was Shaivya.  She always used to be worried due to lack of sons . King's ancestor also used to take the pinda by crying, and thought who would give us the pinda after him. The king was not satisfied with any of these brothers, relatives , money, elephants, horses, states and ministers. He always used to think that who will give me pindapan after my death.  How can I repay the debt of ancestor and gods without children? There is always darkness in a house where there are no children. Therefore, one should try to generate children. Blessed is the man who has seen the face of the child.  He gets fame in this world and fame and peace get in heaven.  It is only by the deeds of previous birth that children, money etc. are obtained in this birth.
The king used to worry about it day and night.  At one time the king decided to give up his body, but he did not to do so because suicide is a great sin.
One day the king, thinking like this, mounted his horse and walked to the forest and started looking at birds and trees.  He saw that antelope, tiger, boar, lion, monkey, snake etc. are all traveling in the forest.  The elephant is moving between its children and elephants. Somewhere in this forest, jackals are speaking in their hoarse voice, somewhere owls are making noise .  Seeing the scenery of the forest, the king got thinking.  Similarly, half a day passed.  He started thinking that I had done many yajnas, satisfied the Brahmins with delicious food, yet I got sorrow, why?
The king became very sad due to thirst and started wandering in search of water.  At a distance, the king saw a lake.  Lotuses bloomed in that lake and storks, swans, crocodiles etc. were wandering .There were ashrams of sages around that lake.
At the same time, the king's right limbs began to vibrate.  The king considered auspicious sign  and got down from his horse and sat down with obeisance to the sages.  Seeing the king, the sages said- "O Rajan! We are very happy with you. Say what you want." The king asked- "Maharaj, who are you all, and why you all have come here. Please tell me please."  The sage started saying, "O Rajan! Today is Putrada Ekadashi fast which is gives children , we are Vishwadev and have come to bathe in this lake." Hearing this, the king said, "Maharaj, I do not have any children, if you are happy with me, then give me a boon."  Muni said- "O Rajan! Today is Putrada Ekadashi. You must observe this fast, by the grace of God you will definitely have children in your house." On hearing the words of Muni, the king fasted on Ekadashi that day and finished it to Dwadashi. After this, after worshiping the sages, they returned to the palace.

After some time, the queen conceived and after nine months they had a son. That prince became extremely brave, famous and preserver of subjects. It is believed that Putrada Ekadashi should be fasted for the attainment of children.  It is said that a person who reads or hears this greatness, finally gets heaven.

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God, avatar and divine stories -2

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