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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Sahastrarjuna:- An ultimate warrior who defeated Ravana in battle.


Sahastrarjuna:- An ultimate warrior who defeated Ravana in battle.


Ravana is not interested in any introduction.  Ramayana is the written history of Ravana's powers. Ravana was one such Pandit, Mahapandit!  To kill whom Lord Vishnu himself had to be born on earth. Ravana, the great scholar and powerful who shook Indra's throne and even to Mount Kailash, had to face defeat once.


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O Yes!  According to the mythological story, Ravana was defeated by Bahubali , the Haihay dynasty emperor of the Mahishmati kingdom.  Not only this, he also imprisoned Ravana in his kingdom.

After all, who is Bahubali who defeated Ravana, let's know -

 According to Hindu mythology, Arjuna was the emperor of the Mahishmati kingdom and the son of the Haihaya dynasty's king Kartavirya and queen Padmini. After then Kartavirya he became the king of the Mahishmati kingdom.  Being the son of King Kartavirya, he is also called Kartavirya Arjuna. Maharaja Kartavirya and queen Padmini sought a blessing to Lord vishnu for a mighty son after many years of rigorous penance  on the Gandhamadan mountain . With the blessings of Srihari, he had a son named Arjuna.  With the blessings of Lord Vishnu, Arjuna was full of power and capacity .  After the death of his father, Arjun assumed the throne of Mahishmatipuri on the banks of Narmada.

The fifteenth chapter of Navam Skandha in Shrimad Bhagwat Ji, 'Character of Ritchik, Jamadagni and Parasuramji' states that Kartavirya Arjuna pleased  Dattatreya avatar  of Lord Narayana with his hard penance.  In return, Kartavirya Arjuna obtained the blessing of receiving one thousand hand from Dattatreya.

Kartavirya Arjuna pleased Atri's son Dattatreya after performing austerities for ten thousand years.  Pleased with this austerity, Lord Dattatreya told Arjuna to ask for boon, then he asked four boon: - "

First- I want to get the strength of thousand hand, which I can reveal at anytime with my require . Second - "If ever I indulge in unrighteous work, then any sages-saints will come there and stop me". Third- "I may be keep the people happy by following the dharma by conquering the earth through war". And the fourth boon was like this -"during the war I would be killed by a more powerful warrior than me".

As a result of these four boons, a thousand hand of Arjuna were made manifest by the desire of warWith this, he also got senses power, incredible wealth, valor, fame, indomitable courage and physical strength by the grace of Lord Dattatreya.

Due to all these qualities and thousand of hands, he was also named Sahasrabahu.  At the same time due to muscle power, he was also called Bahubali.

On the basis of boon, he had killed many enemies by conquering the earth including islands, sea and cities. No emperor of the world could equal Kartavirya Arjuna in the qualities of might, victory, yajna, sacrifice, penance, yoga, scripture ,war skill etc.

He was a yogi, so with shield-sword, bow-arrows and the chariot always appeared to protect the subjects in the seven islands. He used to protect yagyas and fields.  He used to make clouds by using his yogic force and make it rain as needed.  Nothing was ever destroyed in his kingdom.  The subjects were happy in every way.

According to the mythological texts and Puranas, there are many names of Kartavirya Arjuna's name Hayhayadhipati, Sahasrarjuna, Dasgrivijayi, Sudashen, Saptadravipadhi, Kritaviryanandan, Chakravatara, Rajeshwar, etc.

According to Hindu mythology, he once fought a battle with Lankapati Ravana who was ultimate scholar and great devotee of Lord Shiva.  Whose story are like this, which are also the main attraction of today's article. Now let's move on to the story.......

At the time of his digvijay(conquest of world in all direction), Ravana conquered all the countries-territories and reached Mahishmati Nagar situated on the banks of Narmada.  At that time there was the rule of the Haihayavanshi king Kartyavirya Arjuna who was also called Sahastrajun due to his 1000 arms. By his power he had spread his empire to the Himalayas and there was no one in the world who dared to fight him.

After reaching his kingdom, the idea of ​​worshiping Lord Shiva came to Ravana's mind and he sat down to worship on the banks of Narmada. He made a Shivling of Narmada's river sand and ordered his servants to bring fruits and flowers, etc. and began preparing the worship.Somewhere away from him Sahastrajun was playing in the Narmada river with his wives.His wives requested him to show his power to in front of them once. Knowing their wish, Sahastrajun stopped the waters of Narmada river with his 1000 arms. Because of this, the water of Narmada started rising up on the other side of his arms and that rising water accidentally destroyed the Shivling made by Ravana.

When Ravan saw this, there was no limit to his anger.  He ordered his minister to go and find out who is responsible for that due to this his Shivling has damaged. On the orders of Ravana, the minister went ahead and saw an astonishing scene where Kartavirya Arjuna was stoping the waters of the Narmada with his 1000 arms. Then he came back and informed Ravana about that. When Ravana heard this, he too was surprised.  He thought that if he defeated such a powerful king, his fame would spread further in the world.  Thinking this, he sent his commander Prahsta as an envoy to the Haihayavanshi Sahastrajun. Prahast's fame was also great, so when Sahastrarjun saw Prahasta as a messenger, he welcomed him and asked him the reason for coming there.

Then Prahasta said - "O Maharaj! I have come as a messenger of my lord Lankapati Ravana. He wants to dueled with you. His order is to either  you dueled with him or hand over the kingdom of Mahishmati to him and go into the forest himself. If you did not do this, then be ready to see the destruction of your entire family.  Lankapati Ravana has also defeated the gods himself with his might.  So my suggestion to you is not to fight him and  hand over your kingdom to him. "

Hearing the talk of Prahasta, Kartavirya Arjuna said while laughing  - "O Prahasta! So you are the messenger of Ravana who himself snatched away the his kingdom & Pushpak Vimana from elder brother Kubera? It has also come to the hearing that he keeps abducting the weak girls. It is believe that after receiving boon from the  Brahmaji and Mahadeva, he has started thinking himself to be omnipotent.  I have heard that he is Dasanana, but is there so much strength in his twenty arms that he can withstand my thousand arms?  So go and tell him that he should leave the persistence of the children and return to his kingdom. "

Then Prahasta said - "Maharaj! Perhaps you are not aware of Lankesh's power. I myself do not want to diminish his fame by mentioning his power and that is why I request you to reconsider your decision." Why do you want to throw your innocent people into the fire of war in vain?  Rakshasaraj also does not want this massacre, that is why he has only sent a proposal of dueled with you. Now the decision is in your hands. "

Then Sahastrarjun said in anger - "O demon! If you had not come as a messenger, I would have killed you by saying so. But okay, it seems that it is necessary to break the arrogance of your lord's strength. You go and invite him to the Mahishmati on my behalf. I will try to explain him once more.  If he does not agree, I will definitely fight him and send him to Yamaraja. ”Then after hearing this, Prahasta returned to Ravana.

On the invitation of Kartyavirya Arjuna, Ravana entered the city of Mahishmati. His face's glow was amazing. Sahastrajun welcomed Ravana and provided him proper place for sit. After hospitality, Sahastrajun once again explained to Ravana that there is no justification for fighting without any reason, but Ravana was submerged in his strength. He rejects Sahastrajun's proposal of peace and challenges him to war again.

Kartavirya Arjuna was also a Kshatriya.  He could not reject the challenge of war.  He too accepted the invitation of the rivalry of Ravana.  The next day, both warrior met at the royal battle field. When the two great warriors came across each other in full gallant form, it seemed as if the both warrior fought together would win the whole world. When the time of war came, they both gave each other a final warning.

Kartavirya said - "O Ravana! I have no doubt about your valor, but still I am giving you one last chance. From here take service of my hospitality and return to Lanka and rule in peace. Why are you becoming enemies of your life ? " On this Ravana said - "Mahismati's king! I do not have doubt even on your power, but everyone has their limits. But I am Lankesh and I have no limit. You probably do not know that I myself have forced to flee Devraj Indra from heaven. So, if you want, accept my authority and rule over Mahishmati. "

Now there was no hope for a treaty, so a terrible war began between the two.  At first both of them kept measuring their muscle power and soon both understood that their opponent is not an ordinary warrior.  So now both of them decided to use their full power.  Sahastrajun revealed his 1000 hands.  Seeing this, the people of Mahishmati started to clamor.

Seeing this, Ravana also took his Darshanan form.  Seeing his terrible form, the demon heroes started to laughing with joy.  Now both of them clashed with their full strength. The war of both continued uninterruptedly for many days, but the decision of defeat and victory could not be decide. Even after fighting for so many days, both were not tired .  Both warriors's weapons go in vain and started fighting with hands. A lot of time passed while attacking each other.


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Finally, Sahastrajun grabbed Ravana with his 1000 arms in such a way that he was unable to move.  Ravana put all his strength but he could not get rid of Sahastrajun. Sahastrajun held Ravana with so much force that Ravana was unable to take breath and became unconscious. Then Kartavirya put Ravana in chains and put him in prison.  Ravana's army was driven out of the city, but they stayed outside the city to protect their king.

Prahasta imedeately reached Ravana's grand father Maharishi Pulatsya and told him all the things. Then he reached Mahishmati to redeem his grandson. When Sahastrarjun came to know that Saptarshi Maharshi Pulatsya, who belonged to  very close to his deity Lord Dattatreya, had come to his kingdom, he himself came to welcome him at the entrance of the city. He duly worshiped Maharishi and asked him many questions of knowledge.  Then Maharishi Pulatsya cleared all his doubts and blessed him.

Then Sahastrajun asked him the reason for coming there. Then Maharishi Pulatsya said - "O Rajan! I have heard that my grandson Ravana is a prisoner in your prison. After defeating him you have shown your valor and Ravana will also regret his actions. But now its my wish you set him free."Then Sahastrarjun said - "Maharishi! Your wish is the same as your command. I am very sad that you had to come here for such a small thing. If you had sent the message, I myself  would have freed Ravana."

Saying this, Sahastrajun called Ravana with respect. When Ravana saw his grandfather there, he bowed to him, but even Ravana's head  could not rise due to shame. When Maharishi Pulatsya saw Ravana in such inferiority complex, he returned Ravana's confidence by giving him a variety of preaching. At his command, Ravana befriended Sahastrajun and returned to Lanka with his army.

Kartavirya Arjuna remained the Chakravarti Samrata rich of all types by wealth-property and enjoyed all the happiness till long time. Meanwhile, neither his power was weakened nor his wealth was destroyed. What was the point of  be destroy his wealth, he had such an effect that only the remembering of his name, others was also got own  lost wealth.

Once hungry - thirsty Agnideva begs King Arjuna. Then that warrior gave his entire kingdom to Agnidev in alms.  After getting alms, Agnidev, with the help of Arjuna, scorch all the mountain forests etc. of his kingdom. He also scorch the desolate homage of the Maharishi Vasistha who was famous by the name of  Aapava.  Maharishi Vasistha's desolate ashram was scorch.

That is why he cursed Sahastrarjuna - "O Sahastrarjuna! You have become so impious that even this holy ashram of mine does not leave without scorching. Now your death is near. You will face a warrior who will be more  powerful than you. He will definetly defeat you in battle and also kill you." Dattatreya gave four boons to Arjuna.  Out of them, Arjuna had enjoyed the happiness bestowed in the three boons and now it was time comes for the fourth boon to be converted into reality. As per Arjuna's wish, Dattatreya Muni gave him the fourth boon of being killed by a more powerful warrior during the war. This fourth boon conferred by Dattatreya was converted into a curse by Vasisthamuni. As a result of this curse, Parashurama, who is called the Anshvatara of Lord Vishnu, killed Kartaviriyakumar Arjuna in the battlefield.

Many stories of Sahasrabahu are found in Mahabharata, Vedas and many Puranas, and the stories are also very different.  According to the Puranas, every year Sahasrabahu Jayanti is celebrated just after Diwali on Kartik Shukla Saptami. The Bhagavata Purana narrates the birth story of the origin of Sahasrabahu Maharaj by Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Story of Parshurama


Story of Parshurama

Parashurama was the son of King Prasenjit's daughter Renuka and Bhriguvanshi Jamadagni. He was an avatar of Vishnu and an ardent devotee of Shiva. He received a divine Parshu from Shiva. His name was Rama, but he was called Parashurama due to his always holding the powerful Parshu provided by Shankar. Parashurama was the sixth avatar of the ten avatar of Lord Vishnu, which is counted between Vamana and Ramachandra.  He is also known as Jamadagnya, being the son of Jamadagni. Parashurama was born in the dynasty of Maharishi Bhrigu, which is why he also has a name Bhargava. He was born on Akshaya Tritiya (Vaisakh Shukla Tritiya).  Hence, it is a custom to fast and celebrate on this day.  According to the story, he destroyed the Kshatriyas many times.  He was born to liberate the world from the egoistic repression of the Kshatriyas…

Bhrigu was very happy to know about his son's marriage and asked his daughter-in-law to ask for a boon.  Satyavati wished him a son for own and her mother.
Bhrigu gave them both Kheer for eat and said that after taking bath , if Satyavati embraces the sycamore tree and her mother Peepal tree, then both will get sons.  The mother-daughter's Kheer changed .

Seeing all incident by divine eyes Bhrigu rishi knew all things, Bhrigu again visit there and he said to Satyavati that your mother's son would behave as Brahmin despite being a Kshatriya, and your son would be behave a Kshatriya even after being Brahmin.

After much request , Bhrigu agreed that Satyavati's son would be as Brahmin's nature, but the grandson would act like a Kshatriya.  Satyavati's son was Jamadagni Muni.  He married Renuka, daughter of King Prasenjit.  Renuka had five sons: Rukamavan, Sushen, Vasu, Vishvavasu and the fifth son's name was Parashurama.  The fifth son Parashuram was that son whose behavior like as Kshatriya .

The entire life of Lord Parashuram is full of unique inspirations and achievements.  He was not only well versed in the operation of various divine weapon including Brahmastra, but he also composed the Shiva Panchavatarshinam Stotra.

It is not possible to describe the glory of Lord Parshuram, the armed and the scholar, who is received greeting and respected by Maryada Purushottam Shrirama. He was a master of Yoga, Veda and Niti(morality,ethics), was also proficient in the operation of various divinas weapon including Brahmastra and also in tantra-karma ,that is, the master of all disciplines of life and spirituality.

Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Vishnu, meditated on Pashupati and became a Parshu Dhari and used the weapon to suppress the evil forces. Some people say that Parashuram always opposed the particular caste, but this is not a logical truth.The fact is that Parshuram, skilled in both destruction and construction, was not to oppose any caste but anti in weicked chracter.

Parashurama took up arms to restore the honor of the sages. His purpose was not to destroy the caste. If that were the case,he would not only have completely destroyed the Haihaya dynasty but can also many thing.  He paid proper respect to the kings like Janaka, Dasharatha etc.

In Sita Swayamvar, after knowing the reality of Shri Ram,he greeted Prabhu Rama.And also Parasurama did not hesitate to support Krishna in the Kaurava-Sabha. He cursed Karna because Kuntiputra belonged to a specific caste that is no true reason. But in reallity he cursed Karna for forgetting all knowledge as a punishment for telling lies .

Parshuram, who had deep affection for Kausalya's son Rama and Devakinandan Krishna, not only trained Gangaputra Devavrata (Bhishma Pitamah) in war's skill, but also blessed him saying that no any Guru in the world would ever receive such a disciple again!

According to mythological belief, Treta Yuga started on Akshaya Tritiya.  On the same day, i.e., on the date of Vaishakh Shukla Tritiya Parshurama was born in Pradoshkal's at the house of sage Jamadagni and Mata Renuka who lived on the banks of river Saraswati.  Parashurama's anger is discussed repeatedly, but the reasons for the his anger has been little discussed.

* Parashurama had done 21 times destruction of Kartavirya Arjuna's dynasty of Haihayavans in retaliation. Because sage Jamadagni was killed by Arjuna's sons to kidnap Kamadhenu cow. Kartavirya Arjun, who received a thousand arms by the grace of Lord Dattatreya, was full of arrogance. For him there was Brahmin's slaughte as a game,which was punished by Parashurama. It is also mentioned in the texts that Sahastrabahu insulted Parashurama's family 21 times. For Parshuram, the news of his father's murder was full of harm.For him, the sage Jamadagni was not only a father but also a god.
** History is proof that after getting the order of  father Parashurama killed his mother Renuka, because Renuka was attracted on Gandharvas King Chitraratha.Jamadagni cursed the sons  Rukmavan, Sukhen, Vasu and Viswanas to be unconscious who were disobey the father's order .  But later on Parshuram's request, he mercifully revived his wife and sons.

* & ** The story of the above two will be told in detail after some paragraph below.

*** Pashupati devotee Parashurama also expressed anger over Shrirama because the Lord Rama broke the Shiva bow.There is a reference in the Balkand of Valmiki Ramayana that Lord Parashurama told Sri Rama to strech the string of the Vaishnava bow. When he succeeded in this, Parashurama also understood that Lord Vishnu was taking Sri Rama's form.

After the marriage of the four sons, King Dasharatha left Mithila for Ayodhya Puri with his huge army and sons.  On the way, the extremely enraged Mahatma Parashuram was meet.  He told Rama that he had heard his mighty saga, but Rama should show him to raised the bow of his hand.

Dasharatha could not calm Parashurama even after many attempts.  Parashurama stated that ‘Vishwakarma had created two bows of very superior quality.  One of them was offered by the gods to Shiva and the other to Vishnu.  Once Gods asked who is strong between Shiva and Vishnu, who is weak, Brahma created differences.

As a result, the bow of Shiva had fallen loosely in front of the bow of Vishnu, so the real test of might can be done with this bow.  When calm, Shiva gave his bow to the Videha descendant Devrat and Vishnu gave his bow to Bhriguvanshi Ritchik as a heritage, which is safe with me. '

Rama got angry and took bow - arrow from his hand & applied and said, 'Vishnubana cannot go in vain.  Now where to use it. ”Parashurama's force immediately disappeared.  According to his statement, Rama used arrow on many worlds, won from Parashuram's Tapobal, which were destroyed. Parashurama said, "O Rama, you are certainly Vishnu." After this Parashurama left for Mahendra Parvat. Rama moved towards Ayodhya.

In Ramavatar, he came in anger when Ram Chandra broke the bow of Shiva.  He gave his bow to Ramachandra for test.  When Rama raised the bow and strech the bow's string, Parashuram understood that Ramchandra is avatar of Vishnu.  Therefore, after praising him, he went to do penance.

*** After his mastery in the field of war skills, Shivji challenged him to battle for the purpose of taking Parashurama's test.  During the war that lasted for several days, Parshuram attacked Shiva's head with a rash while defend the trident.  Proud of the war skills of the disciple, Guru Shankar embraced Parashurama.  After this, a name Khandparashu was also added in the eternal names of Shiva.

***** Ganapati had to face the anger of Parashurama as well.  Mangalamurthy had stopped Parashurama from seeing Shiva, the angry Parashurama attacked him, which destroyed one of Ganesha's teeth and after that Ganesha got another name Ekadanta.Like Ashwatthama, Hanuman and Vibhishana, it is also considered in relation to  Parashurama that he is cheeranjeevi.

Lord Parshuram is remembered for his obstinate nature, anger and raising his voice against injustice.  Lord Parashuram is a real example in front of us that anger can ruin a person, but if we can overcome our anger and other senses then we can also fall into the category of greatest people.

Lord Parshuram, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, had his own rules for his life.

 Lord Parshuram incarnated on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya.  On this day any person can achieve the heights of success in his life by remembering and following his character.

Lord Parashurama incarnated on this land is one such immortal gems whose propounded principles still have their relevance.  Lord Parshuram, the leader of the biggest religious revolution of his era, believed that the co-ordination of both Brahmashakti and Shastrashakti is necessary for the structure of a healthy society. Maharishi Parashurama is considered to be the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is counted among the Asht Chiranjeevis (Ashwatthama, Raja Bali, Maharishi Ved Vyas, Hanuman, Vibhishana, Kripacharya, Lord Parashurama and Maharishi Markandeya) of mythological legends .

Bhrigukul Shiromani Parshuram is considered to be a wonderful confluence of both the spiritual's force of the sages and the glory of the Kshatriyas. Both his parents Rishi Jamadagni and Renuka were endowed with unique qualities. While Jamadagni had the blessing of getting control of the fire, Mata Renuka got control of the water.
It is said that for the attainment of his fifth son, Jamadagni performed Putreshthi yajna in front of Devraj Indra and on the request  of Indra, Srihari himself took birth as Rama.  

As a result of the boon of Devraj Indra, Parshuram ji was born as Tritiya of Baisakh month as the fifth child of the sage couple, whose initial name was 'Rama' which later became Parshuram after receiving parshu  from the lord Mahadev. Ram was very courageous, mighty, renounced and ascetic from childhood.

By the age of 8, he acquired most of the knowledge from his mother Renuka.  Being a Brahmin, Parashurama was taught all the Vedas and scriptures.  He first received knowledge from his father Jamadagni.  Because he was brilliant, he soon became the scholar of all the scriptures.

After a full study of scripture, Parashurama expressed his desire to receive knowledge of arms-weapon from his father.  Jamadagni explained to him that he is a Brahmin and it is his dharma to teach the diciple with his knowledge, but Parashurama wanted to become successful in war skill and he decided to do it.  Seeing this, his father understood that due to the blessings of Maharishi Bhrigu, Parashurama was a Kshatriya, despite being a Brahmin, so he did not think it appropriate to stop Parashurama and allowed him to get weapons.

He sent Parashurama to his maternal uncle Rajarshi Vishwamitra, who was a great scholar of shastravidya at that time.  Vishwamitra was one of the few gurus who had all kinds of divyastra and he was superior to anyone in the knowledge of war skill. When Parashurama reached Rajarshi Vishwamitra, he express his desire to learn shastravidya.  He said that when you can achieve Brahmanism despite being Kshatriya, then why cannot Parashurama learn knowledge of war despite being a Brahmin?  He happily started giving Parashurama knowledge of war skill. Soon Parshuram got knowledge of all kinds of war skill from Vishwamitra.  Knowing him to be a good disciple, Vishwamitra also gave him complete knowledge of all types of divine weapons. Parshuram became the best invincible warrior in the world after gaining knowledge of those great weapons.

But Parashuram's desire to attain his  war skill's education was not yet over.  He told Vishwamitra - "I am blessed to have received the knowledge you gave me but I want to get more knowledge of war skill. I do not want anyone to defeat me in Trilok." Then Vishwamitra said - "Son! I have given you all the knowledge and divyastra . But if you want to get more knowledge, then only Lord Shankar can give it to you.  Mahadev is the knower of all the weapons of the world including Brahmastra, Narayanastra and Pashupastra.  So pleased him. "

With the inspiration of Vishwamitra, Parashurama decided that he would get the distinction of becoming a disciple of Lord Shankar.  He then proceeded to do penance to please Mahadev by taking orders from his guru.  Parashurama went towards Chakratirth in the east direction for Mahadev's penance. In the north eastern border of Arunachal Pradesh, India, where the Brahmaputra river meets the Lohit river, Parashuram did penance.  Even today Parshuram Kunda is situated in which taking bath takes away all sins.  This Kund is also the most visited tourist center of Lohit, where a large number of people visit every year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

At Chakratirtha, Parashurama venerated Mahadev.  Pleased with his severe penance, Lord Shiva commanded him through Akashvani to destroy the demons from the land of Kailash.  On receiving his orders, Parashurama single-handedly fought the demons and destroyed them completely.  But in this war, his body was deformed. He was nearing death that Mahadev finally appeared to him with his devotion.  He restored Parashurama's body as before and increased his physical strength by a thousand times.  Parashuram then requested Mahadev to be his disciple.  Pleased with his penance, Mahadev accepted him as his disciple and taught him such a war skill which was rare in Trilok.

With the blessings of Mahadev, he received many Divyastras, the most prominent of which was the divine parshu named "Vidyudabhi".  Because of this Parshu, Jamadagni's son Rama was called Parasurama.  It has been written about Parshu that it was one of the most lethal weapons in the world.  It could not be destroyed in any way, nor could it be operated by anyone other than Parashurama. The weapon of comparison was only Vajra of Indra, Sudarshan of Narayana, Trishula of Shiva and Brahmastra of Brahma.  Apart from this, he also received Narayana's Trialokya Vijay Kavach, Stavaraja Strotra and Kalpataru Mantra from Lord Shiva.  Then, praising the Lord Shiva, Parashurama composed the "Shiva Panchtavarinshnam Stotra" in his honor.

After this Lord Shiva ordered him to do penance of Lord Vishnu.  By obeying Mahadev, Parashurama worshiped Srihari Vishnu at Chakratirtha.  Pleased with his penance, Srihari gave him darshan and gave him the great Narayanastra and Sudarshan Chakra.  Apart from this, he gave Parashurama an indestructible Vaishnav mantra, by whose grace Parashurama became immortal.  After that Lord Vishnu blessed him to survive till the end of Kalpa.

After that Lord Vishnu asked him to please Brahmadev too. On receiving his permission, Parashuram also worshiped the Shree Brahma and upon his delight, received the most deadly weapon Brahmastra from him.  With this, Parashuram, like Vashishtha, Vishwamitra, etc., were among the few warriors who had knowledge of Brahmastra.  After pleasing the Tridevas, Devaraja Indra bestowed upon him a divine bow called "Vijay" which was composed by Vishwakarma himself.  Thus Parashurama became invincible in Trilok after receiving a boon from the trideva and his fame spread all over the world.

  He learned archery from his father at a very young age. It is said that due to special reverence towards Mahadev Shiva, once the child Ram went to Kailash to worship Lord Shankar.  There, Devadhidev, pleased with his devotion and dedication, bestowed him with divine parshu including many weapons. After holding this divine parshu, the boy Ram became famous by the name of 'Parashurama'. Lord Parshuram was very angry as well as extremely sane, welfare and righteous.  There is a phenomenon very popular in this subject which is something like this

* Parashurama was very loyal to his father .
 Renuka was a virtous woman. Her pativrata dharma was such that she used to go to the banks of the river every day, fill water in a pitcher made of wet clay and bring it to the ashram. Due to her pativrata dharma, that pitcher neither broke nor dissolved in water.  One day, like every day, she was filling water from the river that at the same time Gandharva named Chitraratha came on his chariot.  Renuka was impressed by seeing him only for a moment.  At the same time, their pot of wet soil dissolved in water.  Seeing this, Renuka got very nervous and did not go back to the ashram and sat on the banks of the river.

When Renuka did not come to the ashram for a long time, Jamadagni knew the truth with the help of meditation's power.  When the sage Jamdagni came to know of his wife's disrespectful conduct, he got angry and ordered his sons to cut the mother's head. In anger, he told his eldest son Rukmwan to kill his mother, but he was not ready to become a mother's killer.  Then Jamadagni asked his other sons to do the same, but none of them could dare to kill own mother.  Then Jamadagni cursed them all to become unconscious.
Finally, he told Parashurama to cut off his mother's head, while following father's orders, Parashurama cut his mother's head from own parshu.  Jamadagni was pleased to see such dedication of his son and told him to ask for  boons.

Parashuram then asked  boon with full intelligence.  In which he asked for three boons - first, to give life to his mother again and mother to not remember the whole incident of death.  Second, he asked for a boon to return the consciousness of his four ill-treated brothers.  The third boon is sought for himself according to which he is not defeated by any enemy or in war and also he get a long life. In this way, with his intelligence, Parashuram also brought his mother alive, obeyed the father's order and also supported his brothers. Parashuram not only showed the greatness of his heart, but also made his father aware of mistake by asking for a revival of his mother and his four brothers in a boon from the father. We all remember Shri Ram for his one patnivrata dharma but Parashurama kept this tradition long before him.

The entire life of Lord Parashuram is full of unique inspirations and achievements.  He was not only well versed in the operation of various divine weapon including Brahmastra, but he also composed the Shiva Panchavatarshinam Stotra.
It is said that he understood the language of animals-birds and could speak to them, the savage wildlife became his friend only by his touch. He has been regarded as the eminence of the values ​​of superior politics which favored the supremacy of human dignity in governance. Due to the characteristic quality of passionate aggression against injustice, he has been called the 'Aveshaavatar of the Lord Vishnu.
His dedication to justice was so much that he always punished the unjust himself.  Lord Parshuram, known worldwide as the Great Guru of shastravidya , had given knowledge of war skill to many maharatis in the Mahabharata era.
In the Mahabharata, it is described that he kept fighting with the shalva while sitting on a Viman named Saubha for a hundred years, but on hearing from the mouths of the  girls singing that the Shalva would be slaughtered by lord Vishnu's avatar Shri Krishna, then he left the war and do penance in waiting for Krishnavatar.
When Lord Krishna took avatar, Lord Parashuram met him in the ashram of Maharishi Sandipani and gave him the Sudarshan Chakra received from Srihari for world welfare.  By the help of this Sudarshan, in the Mahabharata period Shalva and other evildoers were destroyed by Shree Krishna.
Disciples of Parasurama: The names of Bhishma, Drona and Karna are among the three major disciples of Parasurama.  All three were great warriors and were among the who had Brahmastra whose knowledge they had received from Lord Parashurama.
Bhishma: Parashurama used to teach only Brahmins. His only Kshatriya disciple became Maharathi Bhishma (Karna was also a Kshatriya but Parashurama did not know this).  Despite being a Kshatriya, Parshuram accepted him as his disciple because he was of true character like the Brahmins. When Bhishma abducted the three sisters in Amba Swayamvar, Amba prayed to Parashurama that he force Bhishma to marry her.  But Bhishma was Brahmachari and that's why there was war between Parashurama and Bhishma, but even after fighting continuously for 23 days, Parashurama could not defeat Bhishma. Then Bhishma used Prasvapatra, which was sure to defeat Parashurama, but at the behest of the gods, that this would insult his guru, he did not use it and returned with the blessing of Parashurama.

Dronacharya: When Drona came to know that Parashurama was donating all his wealth, Dronacharya reached out to Parashurama with the desire of taking some donations, but by that time he had donated everything.  Drona then pleaded with him to enlighten his remaining archery.  Parashurama then gave Drona the knowledge of archery and provided him with all types of divine weapon including Brahmastra. Arjuna received this education from Dronacharya and he became a great warrior just like him.

Karna: After being rejected by Dronacharya, Karna went to Parashurama to get education.  Parashurama then asked him is he Kshatriya. Then Karna say no (because he did not even know himself), but Karna said he is Brahmin's son. Then Parashuram provided him with all the divine weapon including the Brahmastra and also gave him his Vijay bow. Once he was sleeping with head on Karna's thigh, then a worm ripped Karna's thigh and entered it. Karna remained sitting motionless without disturbing the sleep of the Guru. When Parashurama got up, seeing this, he said that no Brahmin can have so much stamina. For this reason, Parashuram cursed him that he would forget the knowledge he had received from him at the time of need.  For this reason Karna could not use Brahmastra on Arjuna because he had forgotten his knowledge. Before the decisive battle with Arjuna, Karna prayed to Parashurama that he return his knowledge for only one day.  Parshuram then explained to him that the victory of the Pandavas is necessary in this war and for this reason Karna did not ask for his knowledge again and died.

Just as the credit of bringing the Devanadi Ganga to the earth goes to King Bhagiratha, In the same way, the credit of bringing the fiery Mahanad(river) like Brahmaputra to the earth by cutting the Himalayas first from Brahmakund (Parashuram Kund) and after then at Lohkund (Prabhu Kuthar), goes to Parashurama. The place where he did penance is today famous as Thiruvananthapuram.  Even today, in Kerala, the Brahmins declares the area of ​​Parashurama in the prononciations of mantra and recognizes the entire area as the land of Parashurama.

Parashuramji's anger at Shri Ram when he broke Shiva's bow during Sita Swayamvara in the Rajya Sabha of Videharaja Janaka and his conversation with younger brother Lakshmana of Rama is well known in Sanatan Dharma's followers. But his greatness lies in the fact that as soon as he realized the valor, mighty and piety of Avtari Shri Rama and found the deserving Kshatriya Kulbhushan, he automatically surrendered all his weapons including the divine Parshu to Rama and went to the on Mahendra mountain for doing meditation.
After that Parashuram remained engaged in austerity for a yearand finally regained his glory by bathing at a piligram of the Vadhusar river .

Parshuram ji started the Kavad yatra.  The foundation of Antyodaya was also laid by Parashurama.  Parshuram has also had an important role in social reform and in teaching the lesson of self-reliance to the exploited and afflicted sections of the society by connecting them with agriculture.

**It is well known that Parshuram ji's  raised weapon against the Kshatriyas was a strong reaction against the injustice that the Haihayavanshi Kshatriya rulers of the Mahishmati kingdom were doing to the common people, the killing of innocent father Jamdagni further added to his anger.
Jamadagni was known among the great social reformers of his time. He tried a lot for the welfare of the Brahmin society.  He also befriended the Haihayavanshi Emperor Kartavirya, which also brought him social security. After the death of his friend Kartavirya, his son Arjuna ascended the throne. He became a great king and, like his father, he befriended Jamadagni.

Once he came to Jamadagni's ashram with his army.  Jamadagni then arranged for food for Sahastrajun and his army with the help of his cow Kamadhenu.  On seeing such a wonderful cow, Kartavirya Arjuna asked for it for himself, but Jamadagni refused.  On this, Sahastrajun took forcibly Kamadhenu with him. When Parshuram came to the ashram, Jamadagni told him everything. On this, Parashuram challenged Sahastrajun to fight on the way.  There was a fierce war between them. Both were great warriors of their time, but eventually Parashuram killed Kartavirya Arjuna in that war and returned back to the ashram with Kamadhenu.

When the sons of Sahastrajun heard this, they reached the ashram of Jamadagni to take vengeance.  Unable to find Parshuram there, they all killed Jamadagni and returned.  Seeing her husband dead, Renuka too gave up her life.  When Parashurama came back and saw his parents dead, he retaliated by destroying the entire Haihayavansa and did tarpana of Jamadagni with their blood.  But even if his anger did not calm, he made this earth void of Kshatriyas 21 times and filled five ponds with his blood in Samyak Panchak.  Finally the bloodshed was stopped by Maharishi Kashyap and Parashurama went to Mount Mahendra.

But even after the complete destruction of the sons of Sahastrajun, he did not get peace.  He was so angry that he found and killed each of the Haihayvanshi.  It is said that he wandered throughout the Aryavarta and made a total of 21 campaigns and in his campaigns he completely destroyed the 64 clans of the Haihayavans. At that time, Haihayavanshi used to lead the Kshatriyas all over the world.  For this reason, it is said that Parashurama destroyed the Kshatriyas from the earth 21 times.  He was so angry that he filled 5 ponds with the blood of the Kshatriyas at the Samyak Panchak place.  After that he also performed his father's Shraddha with the blood of Haihayavanshi princes. It is believed that the sons of Sahasrajun attacked Sage Jamadagni and killed him by cutting him from 21 places. Then Renuka had called Parshurama by beating her chest twenty-one times, so Lord Parashurama had devoured earth Kshatriya 21 times.

Saddened by his abominable work, in the end his grandfather Maharishi Ritchik himself prevented Parashuram from doing such a gruesome work. He could not defer the orders of his grandfather and eventually stop the destruction of the Kshatriyas.  Then he repented his work at the Samyak Panchak place where Devraj Indra gave him a boon that whoever gives up his life at this place will surely go to heaven. This was the reason that Shri Krishna chose this place for the war of Mahabharata.  But the sages feared that upon seeing the Kshatriyas rising again, Parashurama could start their destruction again.  For this reason, Maharishi Kashyap asked Parashurama to perform an Ashwamedha Yajna and then give alms to him.

By obeying Maharishi Kashyap, Parshuram built 32 hand high gold altar to perform the yajna.  After that, after performing the yajna, Maharishi Kashyapa took that altar along with the earth in the alms and asked Parashurama to leave the earth and go away.  He said to Parasurama that "O Bhargva! You have donated this earth to me, so now you cannot live here. In the day you can come to the earth, but at night you will have to leave this earth." I give you the place of Mahendra Parvat where you can reside. You are also capable for roam around the earth, the hades  and the sky, that's why I also give you the power to roam freely. "By obeying him, Parashuram settled on Mount Mahendra. Because of the power he received from Maharishi Kashyapa he could have wandered all place but at night he could not stay on the earth.

Parashurama is one of the 8 Chiranjeevis, meaning that he will live till the end of the Kalpa. This is the reason why Parashurama, born in the middle of Tretayuga, he give darshana to Shriram at the end of Tretayuga, and also give darshana to Shri Krishna in Dwaparyuga and also becomes the guru of Bhishma, Drona and Karna.  At the end of Kali Yuga, when Lord Kalki, the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, will descend, Parashurama will become his guru and provide him knowledge of weapons ,war skill and scriptures.  As much as can be written about Lord Parashurama which will be proved less.

Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be the divine date.  Any auspicious work can be done on this day without seeing the Panchag. According to the Bhavishya Purana, Satyug and Tretayug were started on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.  In 24 incarnations of Lord Vishnu, the three incarnations of Lord Parashurama, Nara-Narayana and Hayagreeva etc. appeared on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.

The shrines of the pilgrimage site Badrinarayan also open on Akshaya Tritiya. Charan darshan of Vrindavan's Banke Bihari occurs only on Akshaya Tritiya.  Tritiya Tithi is the date of Maa Gauri, which has been considered to be force-enhancing. Worshiping Shiva-Parvati and Nara-Narayan on this day is considered auspicious for happiness, peace, good luck and prosperity in life. Indian sages-saints believe that there is such a divine energy in the Tritiya of Shuklapaksha of Vaishakh month that the chanting-penance, charity, havan, pilgrimage on this day becomes 'Akshaya'. In Vaishakh month, every living person gets distraught with hunger and thirst due to the strong sunlight and intense heat of the sun, so giving water to the thirsty and doing charity as well as strength is the first message of this date.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Story of Indra & Vritrasura


Story of Indra & Vritrasura.


Once upon a time - a beautiful program of music & dancing was going on in the assembly of Devraj Indra.  Devguru Brihaspati reached in the during of the program.  Indra thought - such good music is going on, if I wake up in the middle, then there will be an obstacle in the music, if I do not wake up, Guruji will get annoyed. What should I do?
Thinking this, Indra ignored him and started looking at the other side.  He acted as if he had not seen Guruji.
Due to such behavior of Indra, Guruji got angry and left the gods.  Here when the demons came to know that  Devguru of the gods were angry with them, the demons attacked and defeated the gods and took away heaven from them.
Gods pray to Brahma Ji .
The deity became an orphan without a guru.  They could not see any support.  Then they went to Brahma ji.  Brahma ji rebuked then and said - You all have done this very wrong thing. The biggest crime is to annoy the Guru. Now, until you find a Guru, you accept "Vishwaroop" as guru, who is the same as Devguru Brihaspati in virtue, make him a Guru.  But his mother is of Asura dynasty, so sometimes he can favor Asuras - if you ignore this thing and walk it will become your job.These sutras(theory) are also for our life - which has many qualities and if there are one or two defects then we should learn to ignore them, only then you will be successful in life.

Gods reachieve the kingdom of heaven .

The gods made "Vishwaroop" a guru.  Vishwaroop performed the ritual of "Narayana Kavach" by Indra.  Now the Dev-Asura War took place. The gods emerged victorious due to the "Narayan Kavach".  The kingdom of heaven was again gotten to Indra. Now Indra started a yajna to protect the kingdom.  At the time of the yajna, Indra saw that Guru Vishwaroop was offering Ahuti(sacrifice) in favor of the gods in a manifest form and also in favor of the asuras in a covert form.  Indra got angry.  He raised the Vajra and cut Vishwaroop's head.
Ritual done by Vishwaroop's father for wishing to kill Indra.
Vishwaroop's father "Tavashtha" became angry when Vishwaroop died.  He started performing rituals to kill Indra.  He was vow to have receive a son by Havan(yajna) , who can kill to Indra. But due to inaccuracy of mantra's pronunciation, yagna produced a son.  But he was not to kill Indra, probably he was born to die at the hands of Indra.
Here it can be understood - the subject of ritual is difficult but devotion is simple.  If anything goes wrong in devotion, God takes care of us, but if there is something wrong in the ritual, it is our responsibility.
This son of Tvashtha, who was born from the yajna, surrounded all the worlds with his huge body, hence his name was "Vritrasura".  When Vritrasura roared, all the gods attacked on him.  Vritrasura grabbed those weapons which was used by gods and finally broke and ate them.
Now the Gods panic - he break the weapon and eat it, who will kill him?  The gods ran away and started praising God.

Lord Vishnu tells the gods to solution of Vritrasura slaughter.

Lord Vishnu appeared and said - Listen, Indra!  There is a solution but it is difficult to do.
Indra said- You just tell me the solution, it is my job to do it.
 God said - If Vajra is made from the bone of Dadichi Rishi, then Vritrasura will be killed.  But Dadichi Rishi is alive, bone will be found when he sacrifices.
 Indra said - God!  You have told the solution, now it is my job to ask for bone from Dadhichi sage.
Now Indra reached Dadhichi Rishi, bowed and said - Rishivar !  I want your bone.
Dadhichi said - Indra, didn't you consider it?  If God asks for the bone of the person who wants to survive, then he can refuse to give it.
 Indra said- I understand that it is unfair for me to ask for your bone, but the problem is so severe that I am forced to ask for it.  If you give your bone, then the life of all the gods will be saved.
 The Dadhichi sage meditated on the Lord Shiva and renounced his body through yoga.  After that Indra made a Vajra from the bone of the Dadhichi sage.
The war between  Indra And Vritrasura.
After attaining Vajra, the gods were filled with enthusiasm.  All the demons who come with Vritrasura started running due to fear.  Here Vritrasura shouted loudly and moved towards Indra. Indra used his gada(mace).  Vritrasura strikes the forehead of Airavat, the elephant of Indra with his left hand.  Due to which Airavat's forehead exploded.
Indra was afraid.  There is Vajra in his hand, which is made from the bone of the Dadhichi sage, yet he is afraid that,what happen if it will be wasted like mace.
Vritrasura says- Indra!  Why are you not using Vajra?  Don't think that mace like Vajra will be wasted.  There are three powers in the Vajra - 1. Lord Narayana 2. The penance of Sage Dadhichi 3. The destiny of Indra.  You strike!  You will surely get success.
Indra, I am happy in both situations - even if victorious, I will avenge my brother.  Happy even if defeated because after dying this my physical body will be used by animals-birds  and I will leave this body and go to Vaikuntha dham.
Indra panicked after hearing this. Now he unable to attack with Vajra.
Vritrasura says- As long as you are not striking Vajra,then I meditate on my God.  Vritrasura closes his eyes and reaches Bhava Samadhi(spiritual stage). Talks to God- Lord!  After some time, leaving this body, I am going to come at your feet, I am going to come to your abode.  I know the outcome of this war, what will happen?  Indra will win, I will be defeated in this war.
God said - But I never let my devotee be defeated.  How did you think that you will be defeated?
Vritrasura smiles- Lord!  I know, whoever wins, he will get heaven and who will be defeated, he will get Baikunth.  You will not give small things to your devotee!  Therefore, I know that I will be defeated in this war.
Slaughter Of Vritrasura
When Vritrasura came out of Bhav Samadhi(spiritual stage), he sees that Indra is standing with Vajra in his hand.  Vritrasura said- "Indra!  Have you come to war, or come to see me?  Strike with Vajra at me ! "
Indra says- O Demon king Vritrasura!  We gods call you demon, but you look like a perfect mahatma(great soul).  Even in this adverse situation, so much loyalty, so much love for God, so much love is not seen in the great siddhas mahatma(great soul).  You are a proven great divine soul.
After this, Indra attacked Vajra on Vritrasura.  Vritrasura's head was severed from the torso.  A divine light came out and went to the abode of God.
Lessons from the story
(a) ● One should always respect the gurus and respectable people, otherwise our age, strength, intelligence, sharpness are diminished.
(b) ● If you do some puja, yagya with some wishes and if there is some mistake in the pronunciation in mantras, then its reverse results  happens, but if you do devotion with the utmost sense then God forgives all the mistake.

(c) ● The devotee has so much faith in God that even under adverse circumstances he is not afraid.  Vritrasura has so much love for God that he was not afraid at all.

This is a short story of Vritrasura… which is also mentioned in the Shri Bhagwat Purana, Ramayana, Shivmahapurana, Mahabharata…. It is also necessary to know why Vritrasura was a devotee of God even when he was a demon….  I will definitely write this topic in future . Currently, you all to know that Vritrasura was cursed by Mother Parvati.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Story of Jalandhar birth and death .

Story of Jalandhar birth and death .

Once, the gods including Indra wanted to test Lord Shiva.  They arrived at Mount Kailash with Brihaspati, the guru of the gods.  Shiva came to know this matter by own spiritual power. That these gods are coming to take my test. So he took himself as Avadhoot's form and stood in their way.  Indra signaled him to move out of the way.  But Avadhoota's form of Shiva, stood in his place.  Indra got angry after seeing this.  He said - "Hey move out of the my way, you don't know , who am I?"  Go away, otherwise I will tear you into pieces by Vajra.
Avadhuta's form of Shiva got angry after hearing the threat.  He shouted loudly and all four directions trembled.  Guru Brihaspati immediately realized that Avadhoota is none other than he Lord Shiva himself. He hinted at Indra and said- “What are you doing, Surendra!  You are not recognizing Lord Shiva.  This is Lord Shiva. "
Indra realized his mistake.  He immediately fell at the feet of Lord Shiva and asked for forgiveness - "forgive me Lord!  I did mistake to recognize you. "
Guru Brihaspati said- Yes Lord!  Forgive Devendra.  He did not recognize you.  Unknowingly, he called you abusive words. Please forgive him. "
["Accepting the request of Guru Brihaspati,Lord Shiva turned his eyes towards the sea.  And thus Shiva ji forgave Indra.  Then departed back towards Kailash.  Indra and Brihaspati also returned to their place. Mahadev poured his anger into the sea.  It was a place where the sea and the Ganges merge.  Presently it is called Gangasagar.  A child was born from the sea due to Shiva's anger".]
A unique miracle happened a few days after this incident.  On the beach, a boy was lying on the sand and loudly weeping.
Such a devastating weeping was coming from his neck that all four directions started shivering from this.  Gods, demons, monster ,human etc. all panic. The bewildered deity, along with Devraj Indra to reached Pitamah Brahma and said to him - “Pitamah!  At the beach , a wonderful child is crying on the sand. He is crying so loud that there is fear in the gods.  Please remove this crisis . "
Pitamah Brahma, Indra etc. reached to beach with the gods.  Samudradeva(gods of sea) left his place as soon as when Pitamah Brahma ji arrived.  He worshiped Brahmaji along with Indra.  Brahma asked to Samudradeva - "Who is this boy lying on the sand in the water?"  Hearing its cry, the whole world is suffering. "
Samudradeva said - I do not know God!  One day a strong divine energy had came into the sea's water.  This child has originated from that divine energy . "
Saying this, Samudradeva raised the child in his lap and gave it to Brahma's lap.  The child stopped crying as soon as when he came on Brahma's lap, and suddenly the child's arms moved forward, his two arms caught the throat of Brahma. Seeing this, other gods were shocked.  Brahma tried to free his throat but the grip of the child's hands became stronger.  Then suddenly the child left his throat and started smiling.  Brahma said while rubbing his throat - O Sagardeva "What is the name of this child?"
Samudradeva said - "He has not got any name till now. So Pitamah ! You have to give him any name. "
Brahma said - I give him a name Jalandhar.  From today it will be called your son. "

["Jalandhar was married to Vrinda, the daughter of a demon named Kalanemi.  Vrinda was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu.  Then after some years Jalandhar became the ruler of demons.  It is said that the secret of the power of Jalandhar was his pious wife. Due to Vrinda's pativrata dharma(virtous qualities), Jalandhar could not defeated by even the Gods and Goddesses.  Due to which Jalandhar was very proud.  He felt that no one could conquer him.  Jalandhar made many mistakes throughout his life. But his biggest mistake was to disregard Vrinda's pativrata dharma(virtous qualities).  He started torturing the wives of the gods.  Not only the deity, even once he attacked Baikunth and tried to get Lakshmiji also.

Then Laxmi Ji told Jalandhar that both of us originated from water.  That is why we have a relationship between brother and sister. Jalandhar went back from Baikunth after listening to Lakshmi.  After this, he reached Kailash and wanted to subdue Parvati ji. Seeing this, Parvati became enraged and due to this the war between Shiva and Jalandhar started.  But due to the power of Jalandhar, Mahadev failed in every attack."]

Naming the child and handing him over to Samudradeva, all the gods including the Pitamah Brahmaji returned to their respective dhams(abode).  When the child grew up, then on the orders of Pitamah, Acharya Shukra started teaching him. On seeing this, the child became a young .  Shukracharya made him the emperor of the demons and married a girl named Vrinda,who was daughter of a demon named Kalnami. Jalandhar proved himself to be a mighty and great warrior . On seeing this, he established his rule over all the islands of the ocean.  His wife Vrinda cooperated with him in every matter.  Vrinda was a sati(virtous) woman.  She had got the blessing of Lord Vishnu that as long as her satitva(dignity) would be safe, no one would be able to hurt her husband's life.
One day Acharya Shukra visits Jalandhar's court.  Jalandhar worshiped Acharya and seated him on a high seat and asked - “Acharya!  We have a warrior named Rahu.  I want to know why his head is chopped off. "
Acharya Shukra said - “ Demon King!  Rahu was beheaded by Lord Vishnu with his Sudarshan Chakra. "
 Jalandhar said - "But why Acharya!  What did Rahu do the fault? ”
In response, Shukracharya told him the whole story of Sagar Manthan(churning of sea) and said - "His crime was that he had fraudly drink Amrit(necter) by sitting in the line of the gods."
Jalandhar said - "So what a crime in this, Acharya!  After all, even the nectar came out, it was only through the combined efforts of the demons and the gods.  Then how did the gods alone become entitled to drink that nectar? "
Shukracharya said - “In this too there was the deceit of Vishnu!  All the gems from the sea were taken by Devraj Indra. "
Hearing this, Jalandhar was angry and said - "I will not let this happen at all." Indra is not to entitled of my father's gems, I himself entitled for this.  The gods have to return the gems of Samudradeva. "
After that Shukracharya went back to his place and Jalandhar summoned a monster named Ghasmar and sent him to Indrapuri to give a message to Indra that he should hand over all the gems received from Sagar Manthan.  Ghasmar reached Indrapuri. He said to Indra - Devraj!  I have come with a message from the demon king Jalandhar.  Daityaraj has said that during the churning of the sea, which gems you had taken from his father , immediately return those gems ”.  Indra said with astonishment - "Gem!  which gem!  Say to the demon king that those gems were the results of the hard work of the gods. "
Ghasmar said - "But both Gods and Demon had worked hard.  Then how did the gems become part of gods alone?  Return the gems in a straight way or else the result will be terrible. ”
Hearing this, Indra said indignantly - "Your courage so much, threaten me in my Puri(city)."  Wait sinner, I make punish you  right now. "
Saying this, Indra took out his Vajra but then Acharya Brihaspati stopped him and said while explaining to him - "Don't come in anger, Surraj!  He is messenger and messenger is not deserving death . So forgive him. "
Ghasmar came back to Jalandhar and told him the answer given by Indra.  Hearing this, Jalandhar became angry.  He immediately sent message to the demons located in all four directions to immediately attack Indrapuri.  Along with his generals he attacked on Indraloka. Soon the army of demons reached the Nandanvan of Indra and the soldiers started fighting with the gods.  Groups of demons began to destroy and damage Amaravati.  The dead bodies of the soldiers on both sides started falling on the ground.
Both Acharya Brihaspati and Shukracharya own sides started treating the wounded and dead soldiers on behalf of gods and demons and they resurrected and started fighting.  The war was continuing on. But neither side was able to win.  On this Jalandhar got angry and reached Shukracharya and said, "Gurudev!  Only you know Sanjeevani Vidya, then how are these gods living after death ? "
Shukracharya said - "Demons king!  Acharya Brihaspati also knows how to use Sanjeevani Booti(herb).  He has put many gods on this task so that they keep bringing Sanjeevani herbs from Dronagiri.  If somehow the gods stop bringing the booti from Dronagiri, then Acharya Brihaspati will not be able to revive the gods. "
Jalandhar said - "But in this way we will have to take a large part of our army towards Dronagiri mountain and here the war is going on at a rapid pace."
Shukracharya said - "If you immerse Dronagiri mountain in the ocean". Then this problem will solve.
On hearing Shukracharya, Jalandhar left Amravati and went to Mount Dronagiri and with his divine arrows dipped it in the sea.  This caused the gods to stop getting Sanjeevani Booti.  Panic spread among the gods. Nervous Indra approached Acharya Brihaspati.  Said - "Our brave soldiers are getting a large number of casualties Acharya!  what will happen now?  In this way all the gods will be destroyed. "
Acharya Brihaspati said - “Follow my advice, Devendra!  Stop this war immediately and run away with your army and save your life.  Jalandhar is born with the glory of Lord Shiva.  He has immense power of Lord Shiva.  You save your life, later some solution will come out to kill Jalandhar. "
Following the advice of Acharya Brihaspati, the gods left the battle and escaped and hid themselves in the shrines of Mount Meru.  The army of demons chased them, but the gods reached the mountain caves and became invisible. After exhausted, the army of the demons returned.  Jalandhar destroyed all the Amravati and sat on the throne of Indra himself.  Indra descended from the cave of Mount Meru and reached Lord Vishnu with his companions.
He prayed to Lord Vishnu - "Protect God!  Jalandhar has destroyed all Amravati.  Thousands of gods have been killed, I myself have come here to save my life.
Lord Vishnu assured Indra and said - "Don't panic, Surraj!  I go to your aid myself.  Jalandhar will not be able to survive for long.
Then Lord Vishnu went to Amravati.  As soon as Lord Vishnu reached there, there was a new energy in the gods.  They started attacking the enemy army.  Jalandhar came in front of Vishnu with great speed.  Whatever weapons and arms Vishnu used on him, Jalandhar would immediately make them resultless.  Finally, Vishnu gave up.  Said - "You are really brave Jalandhar!"  You have also made so many of my weapons useless.  Now stop this war. "
Jalandhar said - "This war can now be stopped on one condition only God.  If you accept my hospitality on my islands including my sister Lakshmi. "
 Vishnu accepted the condition of Jalandhar.  The war came to an end on Jalandhar's orders.  Lord Vishnu reached Sagar islands including Lakshmi.  Jalandhar brought all the wealth of Amravati to his capital and started serving Lord Vishnu with great love.
One day Devarshi Narada visited his assembly.  Jalandhar welcomed him.  Narada ji said - "Demon king!  At this time all the opulence is available to you.  But one thing is lacking. "
 Jalandhar said - "Lacking, what is lacking, Devarshi!  I have everything. "
 Narada said - "There is a lack of such a beauty, which despite being beautiful, is always full of virtues."  Though your wife Vrinda herself is also very beautiful, but there is something more about Shiva's wife Parvati. "
Jalandhar said - "If it is so, I will definitely make Parvati my wife.  Today I order my army to attack Kailash. "
Weicked Jalandhar attacked on Mount Kailash with his army.  Fierce war broke out between his army and Shiva's gana.  At last, Shiva's gana escaped from the battlefield.  Lord Shiva was forced to go to the battle ground.  In the presence of his lord, the enthusiasm of the Shiva's gana increased.  They rapidly attacked on the demon's army at a rapid speed and started killing them.  Shiva stood in front of Jalandhar.  A fierce war broke out in both.
["Then Lord Vishnu took the form of Jalandhar and reached Vrinda.  Vrinda thought that Jalandhar had come to him.  She began to treat Lord Vishnu like as her husband .  Due to which her wife's dharma  broke and Shiva succeeded in killing Jalandhar on Kailash.  Vrinda committed self-immolation to embrace due to the breakdown of her Satitava(dignity).  As her body was consumed, the Tulsi plant grew at that place.  That is, Tulsi is the form of Vrinda which is very dear to Lord Vishnu".]
On the other hand, Lord Vishnu was creating his own maya.  Jalandhar's wife Vrinda was a great virtuous woman.  Vishnu disguised as Jalandhar and went to his room.  He embraced Vrinda.  But Vrinda realizes that this person took form as her husband is not her husband.  So loudly said - "Who are you?"
Vishnu appeared in his real form and laughingly said - "I am very sorry Vrinda!  But it was necessary to do so.  Your husband was invincible because of you.  Now Lord Shiva will have no problem in killing him. "
Vrinda said while crying - "Why have you betrayed me like this, Lord!  My husband did not leave any lacking in your hospitality. "
Lord Vishnu while blessing her said - “You are truly a venerated woman Vrinda!  But every terror ends one day.  The pot of your husband's sins is full.  Its end time has come to a close.  I give you a boon that from today onwards you will be worshiped in the whole world.  Women will worship you. "
Vrinda, burning in the fire of repentance, jumped into the fire and was consumed on sight.  The glow of her body came out and entered Parvati's body.  Gods shower flowers.
Jalandhar's intensity decreased as Vrinda was consumed in the fire.  Lord Shiva cut his head with his trident.  As soon as Jalandhar died, his glory, which he was invincible till today, entered Shiva's body.  The demon army fled in panic.
The Gods praised and worshiped to lord Shiva.  Indra regained his throne and after some time, peace and tranquility spread everywhere.

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