Showing posts with label Lordvishnu. Show all posts
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Friday, October 30, 2020

Lord Ayyappa is unique son of the father Lord Shiva and mother Lord Vishnu.


Lord Ayyappa is unique son of the father Lord Shiva and mother Lord Vishnu.



Our tradition is story-oriented.  Many stories for the same event will be found in the Puranas.  Then there is a difference in the stories in the north-south as well.  We north Indians do not know much about Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala.  According to the legend Lord Ayyappa is believed to be son of father Lord Shiva and mother Lord Vishnu.

If we look at the mythology of Lord Shiva and Vishnu, both the gods created many leelas for human welfare.  Lord Vishnu, along with his twenty four avatars, has presented many example for the betterment of human beings.  Lord Shiva, with his meditation, anger and sacrifice, has given us a message to do Satkarma(good deeds) in every form.

But now let's consider who are the children of Shiva and Vishnu?  There are many avatars of Lord Vishnu and he was accompanied by many families and children.  Mahadev  is considered to be the only one family, in which he has two children as Ganesh and Karthikeya.  But this is not the whole truth.  There is also the third child of Shiva, it is worshiped as Lord Ayyappa.

The mystery lies in that Lord Vishnu gave birth to the third child of Shiva.

That is, the child of two men!

 So let's know this secret related to the birth of Lord Ayyappa!

Lord Vishnu took Mohini avatar for distribute necter in gods.

In Kalyug it is common for two men to have a relationship.  With the help of science, men have started giving birth to children, but in mythological history, it is surprising to have children of two male deities.  Before you reach a decision and make any unwanted perception, first understand this mystery!

If you have read or heard the mythology, then you will definitely remember about the Samudramanthana( sea churning) between the gods and the asuras.  In the Samudra Manthan, one name is mentioned repeatedly, which has been called Mohini.  In fact, when Amrit(necter) came out of the sea during the churning of the sea, a dispute arose between the gods and the demons about its sharing.

Then Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini avatar and took the urn of nectar.

 Mohini was so beautiful that the focus of the demons was more on the appearance of beauty of Mohini than a pot of nectar.  During this time, deceit happened and Mohini gave to the gods to drink nectar while the demons  getting only simple water.

 But Mohini's character is not limited only to the story of Samudramanthan but there is another story ahead of it.

Mahishasura's sister Mahishi received a boon from Lord Brahma.


Actually, a demon named Mahishasura was inhabiting the earth.  Who had crossed all the limits of his ego and tyranny.  Troubled by the atrocities of Mahishasura, the gods prayed to Mother Durga for help.  After this, Goddess Durga killed Mahishasura.

 But violence and arrogance did not end with Mahishasura.

Mahishasura's sister Mahishi was deeply saddened by her brother's death.  She was angry with the gods and that is why she started doing intense penance to make herself powerful.  She worshiped Lord Brahma.  Lord Brahma was pleased with this worship done continuously for many years.  Then Mahishi asked to a boon from Lord Brahma for herself immortality.

Lord Brahma said that it is against the laws of creation.  The one who is born is sure to die.  She can decide the condition of her death, but cannot postpone it.  Mahishi found the middle way.

 She asked for a boon that I want my slaughter to be done by the son of Shiva and Vishnu.

Lord Brahma accepted her request and gave him a boon.  Mahishi felt that this is never possible.  Since the union of two gods and then children cannot be born.  Due to this arrogance, she created chaos from the earth to the heavens.  Once again, the gods were trap in trouble.

Mohini gave birth to Shiva's son.

This time again all the gods reached the shelter of Lord Shiva.  They said that there is no solution in the boon that Lord Brahma has given to Mahishi.  The offspring cannot be born with the union of two men.  This is why none of us can kill him.  In a way, she has become immortal.

 After this, the gods reached Lord Vishnu and requested him to solve this problem.  Although they were realizing that there could be no solution of this boon.

 But something else was written in future. 

Lord Vishnu sent his avatar Mohini to Kailash.  Lord Shiva recognized him after seeing Mohini.  Mohini proposed love to Shiva.  Since Shiva was a yogi and Kama lust never got involved in his weaknesses, he declined her offer to meet Mohini.  But Lord Shiva kept the honor of Mohini's love.

Shiva gave his semen to Mohini, which is called Parda(mercury).  Shiva and Mohini got together without making a relationship like this.  Since Mohini was an incarnation of Vishnu, it is also called the union of Shiva and Vishnu. Due the influence of Parda ,Mohini had pregnant and she gave birth to a son.

In the Puranas, this son was known as 'Harihar' or 'Manikanta'.  Lord Ayyappa, who is worshiped in South India,he is the 'Harihar'.  Ayyappa is the child of Shiva and Vishnu, so he possessed the powers of both the gods.  Later, he killed Mahishi and freed the gods from her atrocities.

Lord Ayyappa is also known by the name 'Hariharan'. Hari means Lord Vishnu and Harn means Shiva. The sons of Hari and Harn i.e. Hariharan. They are also called Manikandan.  Here Mani(gem) means gold bell and Kandan means neck. That is, the God who holds the gem in the neck.  He is called by this name because his parents Shiva and Mohini tied a gold bell around his neck.

According to the mythology, after the birth of  Ayyappa, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu who became Mohini , they tied a golden necklace around his neck and placed him on the banks of the Pampa River.  Then Rajasekhara, the king of Pandalam, adopted Ayyappa and raised him like a son.  King Rajasekhar was childless.  Presently, Pandalam is a city in the state of Kerala.

Shortly after Ayyappa started living in the king's palace, the queen also gave birth to a son.  The queen's behavior changed for adopted son Ayyappa after having a son.  Raja Rajasekhar understood his queen's mistreatment against Ayyappa.  For this he apologized to Ayyappa.

The queen feared that the king loved his adopted son very much, it may possible that he give his throne to him.  In such a situation, the queen pretended to be sick and sent information to Ayyappa that she could be cured by drinking the tigress's milk.  Her plan was to get Ayyappa killed by a demonic Mahishi living in the forest.  Ayyappa went to the forest to take the tigress's milk for his mother.  When the Mahishi tried to kill him but there Ayyappa killed Mahishi and bring the tigress's milk,  but he also  brought the tigress for the mother while riding the tigress.

When Ayyappa came out of the forest riding the tigress, all the people of the state were surprised to see him alive and riding the tigress.  All cheered Ayyappa.  Then the king understood that his son is not an ordinary man.  At this he apologizes to Ayyappa for the queen's bad behavior.  Seeing his father upset, Ayyappa decided to leave the kingdom and went to heaven, asking the father to build a temple in Sabari (hills).  His purpose behind building the temple was to leave own memories on earth at the father's request.

According to the wishes of the son, Raja Rajasekhar built the temple in Sabari.  After the construction of the temple, Lord Parashuram built the idol of Ayyappa and installed it in the temple on the holy festival of Makar Sankranti.  In this way the temple of Lord Ayyappa was built and since then this form of God is being worshiped and the temple is the center of the faith of the devotees.

Near the temple, a flame appears in the dark night of Makar Sankranti.  Crores of devotees from all over the world come every year to see this flame.  It is said that whenever this flame is seen, noise is heard along with it.  Devotees believe that this is a divine flame and God ignite it himself.  It has been named Makar Jyoti.

This legend is quite popular in South India, while there is no mention of Lord Ayyappa in North and East India.  There is a Sabarimala temple in the state of Kerala in South India.  It is believed that Ayyappa resides here.  Apart from this, temples of Lord Ayyappa are found in almost every street in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka.

Since the birth of Lord Ayyappa, it is clear that in Hindu mythology, the story of meeting of two gods is described.

 So don't be surprised the next time you hear the name of Lord Ayyappa from the mouth of a South Indian!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Why do Lakshmi and Ganesha worship together on the occasion of Diwali ??

Why do Lakshmi and Ganesha worship together on the occasion of Diwali ??

Diwali is celebrated as an auspicious occasion for Lord Rama to return to Ayodhya, although Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are welcomed in every house on this auspicious day.  Worshiping the forms of Goddess Mahalakshmi is the most important part of Diwali. It is said that on the night of Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi goes to each house and blesses everyone with great wealth.  The festival of Diwali is mainly the festival of the goddess of wealth Lakshmi, and the worship of Lord Ganesha, a symbol of auspiciousness. It is well known that Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, luxury and prosperity (both material and spiritual), while Lord Ganesha is known as the destroyer of obstacles, the protector of intelligence, art and science . We all have seen that it is always a tradition to worship Lord Ganesha with Lakshmi. Both are always worshiped simultaneously.  In such a situation, many people are eager to know why this is so?  What is the reason for worshiping Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha together?  Today we are making this revelation in this article.  Let's know why this happens-
Since no celebration is considered complete without invoking Lord Ganesha, it is no exception.  Ganesha is considered the deterrent of all obstacles.  Therefore, he is worshiped first to get rid of all the obstacles that hinder our development.  Along with this, the forms of Goddess Mahalakshmi are worshiped. It is said that on the night of Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi goes to each house and blesses everyone with wealth.  But the question is why Lakshmi and Ganesh are worshiped together.  There is an interesting story behind worshiping Lakshmi and Ganesh together on Diwali.
According to the religious scriptures, Goddess Lakshmi once fall in arrogance about her wealth and powers.  While in conversation with her husband, Lord Vishnu, she continued to praise herself, claiming that she is the only who one worthy of worship.  Because she bless all the worshipers with wealth and property. Thus on hearing non-stop self praise, Lord Vishnu decided to overcome her ego.  Very calmly, Lord Vishnu said that despite having all the qualities, a woman remains incomplete if she is not the mother of children.
Motherhood is the ultimate bliss a woman can experience and since Lakshmi ji did not have children, she cannot be considered complete.  Goddess Lakshmi was very disappointed to hear this . With a sadly heart, Goddess Lakshmi went to Goddess Parvati to ask for help. Since Parvati had two sons, she requested the goddess to allow her to adopt one of own sons to experience the joy of motherhood.  Parvati ji was not ready to give her son to Lakshmi . Although she was known that Lakshmi ji does not stay in one place for long time.  Therefore, she will not be able to take care of her son. But Lakshmi assures her that she will take care of her son in every possible way and that she will be blessed with all happiness.  Realizing Lakshmi's pain, Goddess Parvati let her adopt Ganesh as own son. Goddess Lakshmi became very happy and said that whoever worships Ganesha with me, I will give them all my siddhi and prosperity.  Therefore, since then those who worship Lakshmi for wealth should first worship Ganesh.  Those who worship Lakshmi without Ganesha do not receive the grace of Goddess in full, it is believed. Hence, Ganesha as well as Lakshmi are also worshiped on Diwali.  Also, it is also believed that getting wealth without intelligence will only lead to misuse of wealth.  Therefore, one must first acquire intelligence to spend money properly. In order to gain wisdom, Lord Ganesha is worshiped and prayed for good wisdom and after this, Shri Lakshmi ji should be worshiped in scriptural manner.

Another relevant question - why Lakshmi and Ganesh are worshiped, not Lord Rama?

Since time immemorial, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshiped on Diwali.  However, many devotees still have a relevant question in their mind and that is - why Lakshmi and Ganesh are worshiped on Diwali, not Lord Rama. This seems an obvious question as Diwali reminds Lord Rama returning to his kingdom Ayodhaya with mother Sita and brother Lakshmana  after own 14 year of exile.  During his exile, Lord Rama conquered the ten-headed demon Ravana. To explain this question, we have to refer to Hindu mythology.  According to popular belief, when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after his exile, he first worshiped Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi.  Since then the tradition of worshiping Lakshmi and Ganesh started on Diwali. It evolved into a "Diwali Puja" to worship Lakshmi and Ganesh on the night of Diwali. If you look closely, you too will appreciate the concept of Lakshmi and Ganesh worship on Diwali.  Lord Rama himself was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu - the protector of the universe. His worship Lakshmi and Ganesha remind us that we should always remember God first on this earth.  Being the king of Ayodhya, he worshiped Lakshmi and Ganesh to pray for the goodness, happiness and prosperity of the masses. He believed that due to their blessings there would be all-round happiness in his kingdom.  People will be healthy, intelligent and wealthy and will move on the path of truth and righteousness.  As Lord Rama represents "Ram Rajya", he gives the message to follow his ideals and follow his tradition.

That is why by worshiping Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, we not only worship Lakshmi and Ganesh, but pay our true tribute to the King of Kings - Lord Rama.

By worshiping Lakshmi and Ganesha, we invoke wisdom, intelligence, health, wealth and prosperity in our lives.  Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of all wealth and prosperity.  Whereas Lord Ganesha is considered as the god of learning, intelligence and success and prosperity. He remind us that money is useful and blessing is only when someone has the wisdom and knowledge to use it.  It also reminds us that wealth is only a means of acquiring material things in this world. Ultimately spiritual wealth is needed to attain eternal happiness.  So, we should worship Lakshmi and Ganesh religiously on the night of Diwali and welcome their blessings in our lives.  We sincerely hope that our explanation will clear any confusion in your mind as to Diwali Puja,  and why Lakshmi and Ganesh are worshiped on Diwali and not Lord Rama.

Additionally we have seen that Lakshmi, Saraswati and Ganesh are depicted together.  People are also eager to know about the relationship in them.


When there is no Saraswati (knowledge, skill), Lakshmi (wealth, prosperity) also departs .  When Lakshmi is not there, the person starts working on skill and knowledge improvement to attract contemplation and Lakshmi. We have called this a deviation in our lives.  Even in this case, we should not be interrupted, because one goddess then comes another, and both are important in our lives.  In both cases, whether you have an abundance of Lakshmi or Saraswati, you can be arrogant if you lack knowledge and wisdom (Ganesha).
These go on in our lives, if we are not able to manage both Lakshmi and Saraswati to experience ecstasy and eternal happiness and achievement.  To keep the two together, intelligence and knowledge are required. Lord Ganesha is the god of wisdom and intelligence .  With the presence of knowledge and intelligence, we pay equal respect to both Lakshmi and Saraswati.  Both Lakshmi and Saraswati are associated with knowledge and intelligence, and therefore they never go into the presence of knowledge and intelligence.  The message conveyed to the people through illustration, to maintain Lakshmi and Saraswati, requires knowledge and wisdom (Ganesha).


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

When Lord Vishnu was defeated by the demons


When Lord Vishnu was defeated by the demons.

According to mythological scriptures, there was a ferocious demon named Sridama who used to harass the gods and was a disciple of Shukracharya from childhood.  He had divine powers and body like Vajra by grace of Guru , he took away the heavens from the gods with his strength and might and drove them out of heaven, all the gods became unhappy and reached the shelter of Brahma Dev.  Brahma Dev went with them to Narayan.
Narayan asked the reason for coming to the  Baikunth to all, when Brahma told him all about Sridama Asura, hearing this, Vishnu said, "O Gods!  Don't you worry, soon the end of Sridama is near, you will soon get rid of his atrocities. "
Shri Vishnu gave promise and send off to all gods .  When Sridama came to know that all gods had gone to seek help from Vishnu, he was very angry and he planned to steal Narayana's Shreevatsa.  When Sri Vishnu came to know that Sridama was planning to steal his Sri Vatsa, then Sri Vishnu challenged Sridama to battle then there was a fierce battle between Sridama and Vishnu.  Shri Vishnu used the divine weapons on Sridama but all of them remained resultless.  Vishnu understood that Sridama's body became like Vajra by the grace of Shukracharya.
Therefore, Sridama could not be killed with any arms or weapon.  In this war, Sridama was stronger than shrivishnu.  Lord Vishnu had to leave the battle and Sridama captive Vishnu's wife Mahalakshmi.
worried due to Mahalakshmi, Vishnu reached Kailash and established "Harishwarling" there.  Narayan reached Badri area and took 1000 Brahmakamal from there and started worshiping Shiva.  Narayan used to offer each Brahmakamal with a name of Shiva.  In this way Narayan worshiped Shiva with 999 Brahmakamalas and chanted the name Shiva and composed "Shivasahastranam Stotra".
When Vishnu started offering the last Brahmakamal, he saw that a Brahmakamal has disappeared.  Vishnu could not leave worship and go to bring Brahmakamal.  Then Shri Vishnu remembered that the gods called him as Kamalnayan.  Vishnu took his right eye and offered it to Harishwarling.  Parameshwara Shiva immediately appeared there.
Parmeshwar Shiva was pleased with Lord Vishnu and told him to ask for the desired boon .  Vishnu heard the words of Shiva and told that the whole world is terrorized by the terror of Sridama, the gods have been expelled from heaven and Sridama has also kidnapped Lakshmi.
Due to the grace of  Shiva devotee Guru Shukracharya, Sridama is fearless and all weapon does not affect his body such as Vajra.  Therefore, you provide me with the divine weapon from which powerful demon Jalandhar was killed.  At that time, the Mahatejasvi Sudarshan Chakra appeared with the right arm of Shiva.  With this Sudarshan Chakra, Lord Vishnu destroyed Sridama and freed Mahalakshmi from Sridama and liberated the gods from fear of the demon Sridama.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Kansa: The story before Krishna's birth .


Kansa: The story before Krishna's birth .

If we see the relation of Mama(maternal uncle )then there is a very respectful relationship.  The sound of the word Mama is pronounced twice in the sound of the word Maa(mother).  But in the mythological history of Hindus, there have been two maternal uncles who have made this relationship the object of ridicule and cruelty forever.  A maternal uncle Shakuni, a maternal uncle Kansa and both happened at the time of Lord Sri Vishnu's Krishnaavatar.  While Shakuni was the maternal uncle of the Kauravas, Kansa himself belonged to Lord Krishna.
Kansa is one of the biggest villains of our Indian mythology.  His sins were so strong, ruthlessness so intense and tyranny was so inhuman that Dwapar yuga was shivering in his name. He found the name of Kansa Mama in history by ruthlessly killing six children of his own sister Devaki.  Even today, when a maternal uncle crosses the limits of his relationships, he use to received the title of Kansa Mama. 

It is also known to famous in world that Kansa really loved his sister Devaki very much.  His love for Devaki was so intense that Kansa himself carried his sister's doli (palanquin) on his shoulders at the time of her departure after marriage. Kansa was frightened after the listening of Akashvani, which announced that, he will be killed by Devaki's eighth child. And he committed atrocities, which cannot be compared to anyone in history nor imagination.

Despite being children of religious parents, how did such devilish tendencies awaken in him.  He loved his sister more than life ,but how he could torture her?  The answer to all these questions is one and it is astonishing - Kansa was not the real brother of Devaki!  how,

When it comes to the villains of mythology, the name of 'Kansa' definitely comes.  This is also important because the first enemy character of Shri Krishna's leelas was the same.  But in the stories, Kansa's character is described during the marriage of Devaki-Vasudeva and Krishna's birth. Who was Kansa before this and where did he come from is a different story.  In mythology too, the character of Kansa was expanded since the birth of Krishna, while there has been a big reason for his tyrannical nature. Not only sister Devaki and her husband tolerate of his atrocities, but the mother who gave birth also kept burning in that anger and egoSo let us know that mystery of Kansa, which is before Krishna's birth!

Kansa was an Asura in his previous life!

There is no doubt that Kansa was powerful and had immense knowledge of weaponry.  On his strength, he ruled in Mathura for years.  But this is a matter of thinking that how can a human being be so cruel that his own sister, brother-in-law, parents can be imprisoned. Try to kill the unborn nephew.  He wreaked havoc on the public and did all the work that indicated demonic tendencies.

The mystery really starts to open from here.  The secret of Kansa's demonic instinct is tied to his previous birth.  Kansa was born in the demon dynansty before being born in Dwapara Yuga.  His name was 'Kalnemi'.  Kalnemi Asura's father's name was VirochanEven powerful gods were afraid of his devilish tendencies. He had many skills.  He was well versed in armaments and tantra lore.  When the Devasur war had taken place, Kalanemi, while sitting on his lion, fired a trident at Sri Hari with great speed.  But Lord Hari survived his attack and caught the trident coming towards him.
Later Kalnemi was killed with the same trident.  When Kalanemi was slaughtered, the gods became tension free.  But Sri Hari told that one birth of Kalnemi has ended.  His devilish tendencies will wreak havoc again in the Dwapar yuga. Hearing this, the gods became frightened again.  Then Shri Vishnu assured them that when devilish tendencies will expand on earth, I will incarnate in human form to establish dharma.  Only then will he be killed once again.
Shree Hari's  foretelling came true and Dwapara Yuga has arrived.  It has been told in history that this was not true on the birth of Kansa , that he was born in Yaduvanshi king Ahuk's son Ugrasen.  Kansa was born to Ugrasen's house and he was called his father.  But Kansa's real father was Gandharva and his name was Drmila.
According to the legend, Ugrasen was married to Pawanrekha, daughter of King Satyaketu of Vidarbha.  Both King Ugrasen and Pawanrekha were highly religious.  They were always absorbed in the worship of Shri Vishnu.  During this time, people also used to worship Lord Vishnu. Then there was no anger, there was no hatred in anyone.  His adminstration was going well.  There was a lot of love between the king and queen.
Rani Pawanrekha was very beautiful and her playful and cheerful nature was popular among all.  A few months after marriage, Rani reached her maternal home.  Where she was roaming in the park with her friends.  Then Gandharva Dramila saw the her beautiful form.  Godila is also another name of Dramila.  When he saw the queen, he tried to get her at all costs.  He first tried to attract the Pawanrekha by his nature.  But when this did not happen, he used the elusive power to hypnotize the queen. In this way, the relationship between Drmila and Rani Pawanrekha was established while remaining confidential from the world.  After some time, the effect of hypnosis on the queen ended and by then Dramila had also left.  Rani did not remember anything about Dramila.

 She returned to the palace and then returned to her husband Ugrasen.

When the queen returned to the palace, after a few days, news came that she was pregnant.  The entire palace was filled with happiness.  King Ugrasen's happiness was full of joy.  Rani was also very happy.  As soon as nine months were over, his son Kamsa was born. Both Raja and Rani were considering Kansa as their son, while Kansa was the son of Rani Pawanrekha and Gandharva Dramila.
While the palace had a religious atmosphere.  On the other hand, Kansa's nature was aggressive from childhood.  He was given nurture in a good environment.  But Kansha's nature automatically changed like his Gandharva father's conduct.  He grew up behaving like him. Both King Ugrasen and Pawanrekha could not understand how to retouch Kansa's anger and bad behavior.  They would try to get closer to own son.  He kept getting away from them.  Apart from Ugrasen's house Kansa, eight sons and five daughters were born. They were all religious in nature and their behavior was favorable to the family environment.  Kansa was the eldest of all. The names of the brothers of Kansa were Nyagrodha, Shunama, Kank, Shanku, Ajbhoo, Rashtrapala, Yudhmushuti and Sumushitid.  While the sisters were Kansaa, Kanswati, Satantu, Rashtrapali and Kanka.  Now the question comes, who was Devaki, who was taken captive by Kansa. Actually Devaki was Kansa's cousin.  King Ugrasen's mother was Kashya, daughter of Kashiraj. She had two sons.  Devak and Ugrasen.  Devaki was the daughter of Devak.  Despite his devilish instincts, Kansa deeply loved his cousin. Whenever Kansa was angry, Devaki was given the responsibility to agree and convince him.  Kansa never avoided Devaki's words.
Devaki was married to Shursen's son Vasudev.  King Shursen was Yadavvanshi.  His younger brother's name was 'Parjanya'.  Parjanya and Shursen were the children of  Maharaj Devamidh.  Parjanya had nine sons, of whom the third son was Nandababa.  In this way both Vasudev and Nandababa were Yadavvanshis and also cousins. Vasudev had five younger brothers, with whom Kansa's five sisters were married.  In this way all the Kansa sisters including Devaki were married in Vasudev's family.  Next to this, everyone knows the story of Devaki-Kansa.
When Kansa was going to leave Devaki and leave her in-laws, then there was Akashvani announced in the way that Devaki's eighth son will be your destroyer.  After this he attempted to assassinate Devaki.  But Vasudev promised that he would hand over each of every children as soon as they were born. The six sons of Devaki were killed by Kansa.  They were in real six children in his former life.  According to Shri Harivansh Purana, Kansa had six sons of his former birth i.e. Kalanemi.  Who started worship to please Brahma ji. At that time there was the kingdom of Hiranyakshipu and he considered himself as God.  Therefore, he did not like this worship of him. Hiranyakshipu cursed those 6 sons that the father who raised you, will kill you all in the next life.  When those people were born from Devaki's womb, Kansa in the form of Kalnemi killed them all.
After killing 6 sons of Devaki, Shree Shesha (Anant) entered her 7th womb.  Lord Vishnu placed Devaki's womb in the abdomen of Rohini, wife of Brajnivasini Vasudeva, with the help of Yogamaya to save Shree Shesha.  In the time of the 8th son, Srihari himself took a purnaavtar from Devaki's womb. Vasudev carry his eighth son to cousin Nandarai in Gokul and thus Shri Krishna  got another name Nandlal.  The birth of Krishna and the killing of Kansa story are famous in the world.  But we are only talking about the character of Kansa.
Kansa's sisters were married, now it was Kansa's time.  His devilish tendency was so dominating that he took his parents captive and got the entire kingdom in his hand.  He declared himself king of the subjects. As soon as he became the king, he dominated the subjects.  He started atrocities in the name of discipline.  He wanted the world to consider him as a God, so it was necessary that his powers should be expanded.
Therefore, Kansa married two daughters 'Aasti' and 'Prapti' of the then super mighty king Jarasandha of Aryavarta.  In this way he became close to Jarasandha.  Jarasandha was a descendant of Paurava and the whole of Magadha was under him. Since Kansa was the son-in-law of Jarasandha, he too had the same image in Magadha as that of Jarasandha. Through Jarasandha, Kansa befriended the Yadav dynasty king Damghosha of Chedi.  Damghosha was the husband of Lord Krishna's aunt and sister of Vasudev. Damghosha was the father of Shishupala. In this sense, Kansa and Damghosha are also called relatives.  Raja Bhagdant of Assam, an integral friend of Jarasandha and Damghosha, also befriended Kansa. In this way Kansa strengthened his friendship and gradually his influence spread from Magadha to Assam.
He became a persecutor. He tortured sages and saints during his rule. Due to which religious rituals were stopped in the area and an atmosphere of fear and violence was created all around. The outbreak of Kansa atrocities was also on Braj including Mathura. All attempts to kill Krishna failed.  Then he deceitfully called Krishna & Balarama to Mathura.  Where he wanted to slay him at the hands of wrestlers in his wrestling arena, but Krishna killed Mama Kansa and sent to the Yampuri. After Kansa's death, Krishna fred King Ugrasen, Rani Pawanrekha, Mother Devaki and father Vasudev out of jail.  He returned his throne to King Ugrasen.  After this, he ruled till he took over the rule of Vrajnabh. Despite all the evils, it is said that Kansa's instilled a sense of discipline in the subjects for fear of atrocities.  The thieves were afraid of committing thefts.  But this is the second truth that he committed the murders of innocent children.  hurt the dharma.
Note: - Somewhere is mentioned the name of Kamsa's mother is Padmavati and his Gandharva father's name is Gobhila or Godila.  It is also mentioned at some places that Rani Pawanrekha had received the information about the conspiracy of Dramila and she had also told this to King Ugrasena.  All other stories are the same.  I will continue to provide more interesting information related to Kansa to you all from time to time… Jai Shri Krishna

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Maa Sati and story of Shaktipeethas.


Maa Sati and story of Shaktipeethas.


In Hinduism, the divinity and power of a woman is considered the most creative force in the universe.  Hindus across the world celebrate the power of the Goddess through many festivals such as Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Navratri.  Shaktipeeth came into existence due to the power of Goddess.  Shaktipeeths are very important in Indian spiritual history.  In Navratri, nine forms of Maa Bhavani are worshiped and praising is performed.  By the way, mother's power is present in every particle.  The control of nature is established on the whole world by power and power is worshiped.
Mother Durga has been given a very important place in Hinduism.  Also Durga is an extremely powerful goddess in mythology.  The Puranas have a very special significance in Hinduism.  Maa Durga removes all the troubles and destroys evil forces.  No devotee goes empty-handed from the court of the mother. The mother fulfills all their wishes, who worships the mother with true heart and full devotion.  Describing the power of Mother Durga and her kindness is impossible .  Mother's Shakti Peethas are described very well in the Puranas. Mother's Navratri is the main festival of Hinduism, which all devotees eagerly waiting and worship Maa Durga in the Navratri. Navratri is going to come in India and with this, mother's cheers will resonate everywhere. The nine different forms of mother are worshiped in the Navratras of Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri.  This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India. In such a situation, there is a very grand view on the Shaktipeeth of the mother Durga and all of the devotees of the mother are gather in Shaktipeeth.  The glory of all these Shaktipeeths in the Puranas is immense and these Shaktipeeths are spread all over the Indian subcontinent.  This Shaktipeeth remains where the Goddess Sati's body part, clothes and jewelry fell.
Different things have been said in the texts about the location and number of Shaktipeeths.  The Kalika Purana mentions the number of Shaktipeeths as 26.  The number of Shakti Peethas are 51 according to the Shivacharitra.  According to Tantra Chudamani, Markandeya Purana, Shakti Peetha is 51.  108 Shakti Peethas are mentioned in Devi Bhagwat and 72 in Devi Gita. India is a Hindu-dominated country.  There are lakhs of pilgrimage and religious places in India.  Many of these pilgrimage and religious places have been considered more important in Hinduism.  Among them, 51 Shaktipeeth Temple is also included.  Which is considered very important in Hinduism.  Which is in different places in India.

So in this article, we will give you information about the 51 most famous Shaktipeeths in the subcontinent of India.  So let's travel to the main Shaktipeeths of India, but before that we will know the story of Shaktipeeth.

in the context of these 51 Shaktipeeths located in India and abroad is that as the daughter of King Prajapati Daksha, Mother Jagadambika was born as Sati and married Lord Shiva. Once a group of sages were performing a yajna. All the deities were invited in the yajna. When King Daksha came, all the people stood up but Lord Shiva could not stand. Lord Shiva was Daksha's son-in-law. Seeing this, King Daksha became very angry. Daksha always looked at his son-in-law Shiva with disdain.
King Dasaksha considered it his insult and spoke many harsh words to Shiva. But Shiva did not say anything but Nandi did not see this insult to Shiva. There was a lot of debate… I have published this story on this blog before… You can read it in The curse series. Sati's father Raja Prajapati Daksha performed a yajna called 'Brihaspati Sarva / Brhashani' at Kankhal (Haridwar). Brahma, Vishnu, Indra and other gods and goddesses were invited to that yagya, but deliberately did not send an invitation to Lord Shiva, (the husband of his daughter and Sati), to join this yagna. Due to which Lord Shiva did not join this yagna. When Sati comes to know from Naradaji that her father is going to perform the yagna but she is not invited.  She got angry after knowing this.  Naradaji advises her that  there is no needed to see the invitation to go to the father. When Sati started going to her father's house, Lord Shiva refused. Without invited by the father and also stopped her by Shankarji but Sati stubbornly go to join yajna .
At the place of yajna, Sati asked her father Daksha the reason for not inviting Shankar ji and expressed fierce opposition to her father.  On this, Daksha started talking abusive things about Lord Shankar in front of Sati. Sati, suffering from this humiliation, could not tolerate all this and jumped into the sacrificial fire and gave up her life.  When Lord Shankar came to know of this accident, his third eye opened with anger.  There was a chaos like a holocaust everywhere.
On the orders of Lord Shankar, Veerabhadra beheaded Daksha and also punished the other gods for hearing Shiva's condemnation and all the gods and sages, fearing the fierce anger of Shiva's ganas, fled the yajna's place. Then Lord Shiva took Sati's  dead body out from  the Yajnakund, kept on the shoulder and started touring the entire grief-stricken world.  Bhagwati Sati appeared to Shiva in space and told him that wherever the sections of her body split and fall, there will be established  of the Shaktipeethas.
Taking Sati's body, Shiva wandering on the earth and started dancing Tandava, due to which the state of holocaust started to occur.  Seeing the distraught of the three worlds including the earth and at the request of the gods, Lord Vishnu splitting Sati's body with the Sudarshan Chakra.
Where Shiva slammed leg into the dance posture, Vishnu cut off a part of the her body from his Chakra and dropped its pieces on the earth.  According to 'Tantra-Chudamani', where the pieces of the part of Sati, the clothes or the jewels fell, Shaktipeeth came into existence. In this way, Shaktipeeths of Mata were constructed in 51 places.  In the next birth, Sati was born as Parvati to the home of the Himwan king and regained Shiva after doing hard penance.

                                                            Description of Shaktipeeth  .                                                                     

01 . Kirit Katyayani Shaktipeeth - Kirit Shaktipeeth, situated on the Lalbagh Kot, on the banks of the Hooghly River in West Bengal, where Sati Mata's kirit i.e. Shirabhushan or crown was dropped.  Here's Shakti is Vimala or Bhuvaneshwari and Bhairava is Samvart.

02. Katyayani Shaktipeeth - Vrindavan, located in Bhuteshwar of Mathura, Katyayani Vrindavan Shaktipeeth where the hair of Sati fell. Here's Shakti is  in Devi Katyayani and Bhairav is Bhutesh.

03. Karveer Shaktipeeth - This Shaktipeeth is located in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, where the Trinetra of Mata fell. Here's Shakti is Mahishasuramardini and Bhairav is​​Krodhashish.  It is believed to be the personal residence of Mahalakshmi.

04. Shri Parvat Shaktipeeth - There are differences among scholars regarding this Shaktipeeth. Some scholars believe that the original site of this Peeth is Ladakh, while some believe that it is in Sylhet of Assam where the south talpa(Temples or kanpatee) of Mother Sati fell. Here's  Shakti is Shri Sundari and Bhairav ​​ is Sundarananda.

05. Visalakshi Shaktipeeth - Shaktipeeth is located on the Mirghat of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, where the gem of the right ear of Mother Sati fell. Here's Shakti is Vishalakshi and Bhairav is ​​Kaal Bhairava.

06. Godavari Shaktipeeth - This Shaktipeeth is situated on the Godavari coast in Kabbur, Andhra Pradesh, where the mother's left cheek was dropped. Here  Shakti is Vishveshwari or Rukmani and Bhairav is ​​Dandapani.

07. Shuchindram Shaktipeeth - This Shuchi Shaktipeeth, located at the Trisagar Sangam site of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, where the upper teeth of Sati fell, here Shakti is Narayani and Bhairav is ​​Sanhar or Sankur.

08.  Panch Sagar Shaktipeeth - No definite location of this Shaktipeeth is known, but the lower teeth of the mother fell here.  Here's Shakti is Varahi and Bhairav is ​​Maharudra.

09. Jwalamukhi Shaktipeeth - This Shaktipeeth is located in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, where the tongue of Sati fell. Here  Shakti is Siddhida and Bhairav ​​is Unmata.

10. Bhairav ​​Parvat Shaktipeeth - There is a difference of opinion among scholars regarding this Shaktipeeth.  Some consider the Bhairav ​​mountain near Girinar in Gujarat to be a real Shaktipeeth  and other on the banks of the Kshipra river near Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, where the upper lips  of Mata fell. Here's is Avanti and Bhairav is ​​Lumbarkarna.

11. Atthas Shaktipeeth - Atthas Shaktipeeth is located in Labpur, West Bengal.  Where the Mata's lower lip was dropped. Here  Shakti is Phullara Devi and Bhairav is​​Vishvesh.

12. Jansthan Shaktipeeth - Located in Panchvati, Maharashtra , Nashik, Jansthan Shaktipeeth where mother's chin fell. Here Shakti is Bhramari and Bhairav  is ​​Vikritaksha.

13. Kashmir Shaktipeeth - Located in Amarnath, Jammu and Kashmir, this Shaktipeeth where the throat of the mother fell. Here  Shakti is Mahamaya and Bhairav is ​​Trisandhyeshwar.

14. Nandipur Shaktipeeth - Situated in Santhya, West Bengal, this Peetha, where the necklace of Devi's body fell.  Here Shakti Nandini and Bhairav ​​are Nandakeshwar.

15. Shri Shail Shaktipeeth - Shri Shail's Shaktipeeth near Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, where the mother's cervix was dropped. Here Shakti is Mahalakshmi and Bhairav is ​​Sanvaranand or Ishwaranand.

16. Nalhari Shaktipeeth - Nalhari Shaktipeeth is in Bolpur, West Bengal, where the Udarnali (Intestine) of the mother fell. Here Shakti is Kalika and Bhairav is ​​Yogish.

17. Mithila Shaktipeeth - Its exact location is unknown. Mithila Shaktipeeth is considered at three places, that is, Janakpur in Nepal, Samastipur and Saharsa in Bihar, where the left wing of Mata fell. Here Shakti is Uma or Mahadevi and Bhairav  is ​​Mahodar.

18. Ratnavali Shaktipeeth - Its exact location is unknown, it is located somewhere in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Ratnavali Shaktipeeth where the south wing of Mata fell. Here Shakti is Kumari and Bhairav ​​ is Shiva.

19. Ambaji Shaktipeeth, Prabhas Peeth - On the first peak of Girnar mountain of Gujarat Junagarh, there is a huge huge temple of Goddess Ambaka, where the mother's belly was dropped. Here Shakti is Chandrabhaga and Bhairav is ​​Vakratund.  It is also believed that Sati's upper lips fell near Girinar mountain, where Shakti is Avanti and Bhairav ​​is Lambarkana.

20. Jalandhar Shaktipeeth - Mata's Jalandhra Shaktipeeth is located in Jalandhra, Punjab where mother's left breast was dropped. Here  Shakti is Tripurmalini and Bhairav ​​is Bheeshna.

21. Ramagari Shaktipeeth - There is a difference of opinion among scholars regarding the position of this Shakti Peetha.  Some believe in Chitrakoot of Uttar Pradesh, some in Maihar in Madhya Pradesh, where the right breast of the mother fell.  The Shakti of this place is Shivani and Bhairav is ​​Chand.

22. Vaidyanath's Hadra Shaktipeeth - Vaidyanath Hadra Shaktipeeth is located in Giridih, Deoghar, Jharkhand, where Mother's heart fell. Here  Shakti is Jayadurga and Bhairav is ​​Vaidyanath.  According to a belief, Sati was cremated here too.

23. Vaktreshwar Shaktipeeth - This Shaktipeeth of Mata is located in Sainthia, West Bengal where the mother's brain fell. Here  Shakti is Mahishasuramardini and Bhairav is ​​Vaktranath.

24. Kanyakashram Kanyakumari Shaktipeeth - Kanyakashram Shaktipeeth is situated at the confluence of the three seas of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, where the mother's back was dropped.  The Shakti here is Sharvani or Narayani and Bhairava is Nimishi or Sathanu.

25. Bahula Shaktipeeth - Bahula Shaktipeeth is located in Ketugram near Katwa Junction in West Bengal, where the left arm of Mata was dropped. Here  Shakti is Bahula and Bhairav ​​is Bhiruk.

26. Ujjayini Shaktipeeth - Ujjaini Shaktipeeth is situated on both the banks of the holy Kshipra of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.  Where Mother's elbow had fallen. Here Shakti is Mangal Chandika and Bhairav ​​ is Mangalya Kapilambar.

27. Manivedika Shaktipeeth - Located in Pushkar, Rajasthan, Manidevika Shaktipeeth, popularly known as Gayatri Mandir, was the place where the wrist of mother fell. Here Shakti is Gayatri and Bhairav is ​​Sharwanand.

28. Prayag Shaktipeeth - Located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.  Mother's hand fingers fell here.  However, differences over places are considered to have fallen here at Akshayavat, Meerapur and Alopi.  Shakti Peeth's Shakti is Lalita Devi and  Bhairav is Bhav.

29. Virjakshetra, Utkal Shaktipeeth - believed to be in Puri and Yajpur in Orissa where the mother's navel was dropped. Here Shakti is Vimala and Bhairav ​​is Jagannath Purushottam.

30. Kanchi Shaktipeeth - Kanchi Shaktipeeth is located in Kanchivaram, Tamil Nadu, where the skeleton of the mother was dropped. Here Shakti is Devagrabha and Bhairava is Ruru.

31. Kalamadhva Shaktipeeth - No definite location is known about this Shaktipeeth.  But, the left buttock of the mother was dropped here. Here Shakti is Kali and Bhairav ​​is Asitanga.

32. Shon Shaktipeeth - Narmada Temple of Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh is Shon Shaktipeeth.  Mata's south buttocks fell here.  Another belief is that the Tarachandi temple of Sasaram in Bihar is the Shona Tantastha Shaktipeeth.  It is believed that the right eye of Sati fell here. Here Shakti is Narmada or Shonakshi and Bhairav is ​​Bhadrasen.

33. Kamrup Kamakhya Shaktipeeth - Kamagiri of Asaam ,this Shaktipeeth is situated on the Kamagiri mountain of Guwahati, where the mother's vagina was dropped.   Here Shakti is Kamakhya and Bhairav ​​ is Umanath.

34. Jayanti Shaktipeeth - Jayanti Shaktipeeth is situated on the Jaintia hill of Meghalaya, where the left thigh of the mother fell. Here Shakti is Jayanti and Bhairav is ​​Kramadishwar.

35. Magadha Shaktipeeth - Patneshwari Devi, located in Patna, capital of Bihar, is considered to be the Shaktipeeth where the right thigh of the mother fell. Here Shakti is Sarvanandakari and Bhairav is​​Vyomkesh.

36. Tristota Shaktipeeth - Tristota Shaktipeeth is located on the river Teesta in Shalwadi village of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, where the left foot of the mother was dropped.   Here Shakti is Bhramari and Bhairav is​​ Ishwar.

37. Tripuri Sundari Shaktitripuri Peeth - Located in Radha Kishore village of Tripura, Tripure Sundari Shaktipeeth, where the south foot of the mother fell.  Here  Shakti is Triapur Sundari and Bhairav is ​​Tripuresh.

38. Vibhash Shaktipeeth - Vibhash Shaktipeeth is located in Tamraluk village of Midnapore, West Bengal, where the left ankle of Mata was dropped. Here Shakti is Kapalini, Bhimarupa and Bhairav is ​​Sarvanand.

39. Devikup Peeth Kurukshetra (Shaktipeeth) - Kurukshetra Shaktipeeth, located near Dwaipayan Sarovar near Kurukshetra Junction in Haryana, known as Sridevikup (Bhadrakali Peeth. Here the right ankle of the mother was dropped. Here Shakti is the Savitri and Bhairav ​​is Sthanu.

40. Yugadya Shaktipeeth (Kshiragram Shaktipeeth) - Yugadya Shaktipeeth is located in Kshiragram in Bardaman district of West Bengal, where the thumb of the right leg of Sati fell. Here Shakti is Yugadya and Bhairav is Kshirkantak.

41. Ambika Shaktipeeth of Virat - Virat Shaktipeeth is located in Vairatagram, Jaipur, Pink City of Rajasthan, where Sati's 'right toe fingers' fell. Here Shakti is Ambika and Bhairav is ​​Amrit.

42. Kali Shaktipeeth - This Shaktipeeth, popularly known as Kalimandir, in Kalighat, West Bengal, Kolkata, where 4 other fingers fell, leaving the thumb of the right foot of the mother . Here Shakti is Kalika and Bhairav ​​is Nakulesh.

43. Manas Shaktipeeth - Located on the Mansarovar coast of Tibet, Manas Shaktipeeth, where the right palm of the mother fell. Here  Shakti is Dakshayani and Bhairava is Amar.

44. Lanka Shaktipeeth - Lanka Shaktipeeth is located in Sri Lanka, where Nupur of Mata fell. Here shakti is Indrakshi and Bhairav ​​is Rakshaseshwar.  However, that place is not known at which place of Sri Lanka body part was fell.

45. Gandaki Shaktipeeth - Gandaki Shaktipeeth is located at the origin of the Gandaki River in Nepal, where the right cheek of Sati fell.  Here Shakti is 'Gandaki' and Bhairav ​​is 'Chakrapani'.

46. Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth - Situated near the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal is the Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth, where both Janu (knees) of Mother Sati fell. Here  Shakti is 'Mahamaya' and Bhairava is 'Kapala'.

47. Hinglaj Shaktipeeth - Mata Hinglaj Shaktipeeth, located in the province of Bluechistan, Pakistan, where Brahmarandhra of Mata was dropped. Here shakti is Bhairavi Devi and Bhairav is Bheemlochan.

48. Sugandha Shaktipeeth - Located on the banks of the Sugandha river in Khulna, Bangladesh, Shaktipeeth of Ugratara Devi, where the mother's nose was dropped.  The goddess here is Sunanda and Bhairav ​​is Trimbak.

49. Karatoyaghat Shaktipeeth - Bangladesh Karatoyaghat Shaktipeeth is situated on the banks of river Karatoya in Begada, Bhawanipur, where the left sole of Mata was dropped.  Here Goddess Aparna and Shiva Vamana reside in Bhairava.

50. Chattal Shaktipeeth - Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Bhawani Shaktipeeth of Chattal, where the right arm of the mother, that is, the arm was dropped. Here Shakti is Bhavani and Bherav is Chandrashekhar.

51. Yashoreswari Shaktipeeth - Located in Jasore Khulna, Bangladesh, the famous Yashoreshwari Shaktipeeth of Mata, where the left palm of Mata fell.  Here  Shakti is Yashoreswari and Bhairav ​​is Chandra .

- "Shakti" means Goddess Durga, who is also worshiped as Dakshayani or Parvati.
 - "Bhairava" means the incarnation of Shiva, who is the protector of the Goddess.
 (Shakti means the form of the mother who is worshiped and Bhairava means that incarnation of Shiva who is protector of this form of mother).
- "Body's parts or ornament", that is, any part or ornament of the body of Sati, which fell on different places of the earth when cut by Sudarshan Chakra by Shri Vishnu, today that place is revered and called Shaktipeeth.


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