Showing posts with label Lordvishnu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lordvishnu. Show all posts

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Vrishabha Avatar of Lord Shiva was for the slaughter of Lord Vishnu's sons.


The Vrishabha Avatar of Lord Shiva was for the slaughter of Lord Vishnu's sons. 


It is said in the religious texts that there are 19 incarnations of Lord Shiva.  Most of the incarnations of Lord Shiva were for the destruction of the demons.  But do you know that Shiva had also taken an avatar to kill the sons of Vishnu and that incarnation was  Vrishabha(Taurus).  Let us know why Lord Shiva had to kill Lord Vishnu's sons.

Who does not know the glory of Bholenath?  There is no limit of the glory of Mahadev, the God of Gods, Shiva killed his own demonic son in order to maintain peace.  Lord Vishnu, Mother Durga and Shiva are always ready to protect the universe. It is also mentioned in the religious texts that whenever the gods and humans called Shiva, he rushed to remove their troubles.  A story is also mentioned  in the Shiva Purana that in order to save the three worlds from the demons, he also killed the sons of Lord Vishnu.

The glory of Lord Bholenath is incomparable.  He is also the destroyer of the universe and he is also the protector.  When the world ends, it is done the by the hands of Shiva.  That is why he is also known as destroyers but this demolition also leads to new creation.  His name is also Shiva because whatever he does, he does for welfare. At different times, Shiva has taken 19 avatar forms for the welfare of the universe.  In which he killed the demons.  In one of his incarnations, he appeared to kill the son of Lord Shri Vishnu.

Now why did he has to do this?  Or how such sons were born to Lord Vishnu that Shiva himself had to take incarnation to kill them?  Let's know

According to the Puranas, gods and demons churned the ocean(Samudramanthan) to produce nectar.  After the churning of the ocean, a nectar urn was appeared .  Vishnu wanted to save it from the eyes of the demons. So he created many Apsaras(nymphs) with his illusion.  As soon as the demons saw the  Apsaras(nymphs), they were fascinated by them and took them with forcely to Patal Lok (Hades). After imprisoning the Apsaras in  Patal lok(Hades), the demons came back with the aim of getting the Amrit Kalash (nectar urn).  But coming back, they saw that already all the deities had consumed nectar. Seeing this, the demons became very angry and they attacked the gods.  But the god had become immortal by drinking nectar.  Hence the demons faced defeat.  They started running towards Patal lok (Hades) to secure themself. 

With the intention of killing the demons, Shri Hari Vishnu went after them to Patal and destroyed all the demons there. 
After the destruction of the demons, the  Apsaras(nymphs) were freed.  
When they saw Vishnu ji, they were fascinated by him and they asked Lord Shiva a boon to Vishnu to become his lord(Husband). Shivji gave the desired blessing to those Apsaras and asked Vishnu to stay in the Patal( Hades) with the Apsaras.

Following the orders of Shiva, Vishnu started living in the Patal Lok with the Apsaras.  He received some sons from the Apsaras.  But all his sons were of the demon nature. On the strength of himself cruelty, these sons of Shri Hari Vishnu created a furore in the three worlds.  All the gods were troubled by their atrocities.  Therefore they went to Lord Shiva and prayed him to kill the sons of Vishnu.

Hearing the prayers of the deities, Lord Shiva took the form of a bull i.e. 'Vrishabh'.  After taking the form of Vrishabh, Shivji reached Patal Lok and there he killed all the sons of Vishnu. When Vishnu reached there, he was very angry to see his lineage destroyed and he attacked Vrishabha but all his blows were fruitless.
Neither of the two had any loss nor any gain even after a long war.  In the end, the Apsaras who tied Sri Hari Vishnu in their boon freed him.  After this incident, when Shri Hari Vishnu realized this incident, he praised Lord Shiva.  At the behest of Lord Shiva, Vishnu left the Patal(Hades) and returned to Vishnulok.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Vishnu ji had to raised Sudarshan Chakra when Shiva did Taandava.


Vishnu ji had to raised Sudarshan Chakra when Shiva did Taandava.

Lord Vishnu is the preserver of this universe  and Lord Shiva is considered the destroyer of the universe.  Both are omnipotent and also devotees of each other.  But do you know that Lord Vishnu once had to raise his Sudarshan  chakra on Lord Shiva when he was doing Tandava. Let's know about that story when Lord Vishnu had to use Sudarshan chakra only on his own god and devotee…
Lord Shiva was married to Goddess Sati, daughter of Prajapati Daksha.  Daksha was the son of Brahma.  After becoming the main king of the whole universe, there was a lot of pride in Daksh.  Daksha did not like his son-in-law, that is, Lord Shiva.

Once Daksha conducted a huge yajna.  In this yajna, Daksha invited all the deities except Lord Shiva and Goddess Sati.  When Goddess Sati came to know of this, she got very angry and even after Lord Shiva refused, she went to the yajna organized by her father.

On reaching there, Goddess Sati asked her father the reason for not to inviting Lord Shiva, then Daksha started speaking abusive words about Lord Shiva.  Goddess Sati could not listen her husband being insulted. Hearing such things against her husband, Goddess Sati felt very sad and sacrificed her life in the fire of yajna there.  When Lord Shiva came to know about this, he was very angry and in anger, he uprooted his jata and hit the ground, which produced Veerabhadra and Mahakali. 

Lord Shiva ordered them to destroy the Yajna of Daksha and in a moment they destroyed the entire Yajna of Daksha.  Virabhadra cut off Daksha's head and threw it in the same fire of yajna.
In the disconnection of his wife, Lord Shiva took out the body of Sati from the Agni Kunda and lifted it on his shoulder and began to Taandava with her body and roam in the entire universe. His anger started destroying the whole world.  Then to stop Lord Shiva, Vishnu ji made 51 pieces of the body of Goddess Sati from Sudarshan Chakra.  Shakti Peetha was established wherever the body parts of Goddess Sati fell. 
In the next life, Sati was born as Parvati and after severe penance, she again got Shiva as her husband. 

The Shiv Purana describes 51 Shakti Peethas.  While 108 Shakti Peethas are described in Devi Bhagwat and 52 in Tantra Chudamani.  After partition, only 42 Shakti Peethas remained in India.  There are 1 in Pakistan, 4 in Bangladesh, 1 in Sri Lanka, 1 in Tibet and 2 in Nepal.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Why Narada Muni cursed to Lord Vishnu?

Why  Narada Muni cursed to Lord Vishnu?

Hello friends

Narayana… Narayana… On hearing this word, the image of Narada comes in our mind.  Narada used to win over everyone with his wisdom and clever words.  Do you know that Narada who is an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. Everyone is aware that Devarshi Narada is best one of the many devotees of Lord Vishnu. Narada, the supreme devotee of Lord Vishnu, is the son of Brahma, the creator of the universe.  According to Srimad Bhagwat and Vayu Purana, Narada was born from the thigh of Brahma. He has been called the messengers of the Vedas.  It is believed that Veena was invented by Narada.  Today I am going to tell you about such a story related to Narada. This story explain how lord Vishnu realized Narada to his mistake .

               Narada Muni is considered the knower of all the Vedas.  Due to this knowledge, Mata Parvati was a big fan of him.  Once Shiva and Mata Parvati were sitting.  That's when Mata Parvati starts praising Narada.  Lord Shiva then explains that Narada is indeed a storehouse of knowledge, but once he had to become a monkey due to this ego of knowledge.

Hearing this, Mata was surprised when Mata Parvati asked Shivji the whole incident .

Lord Shiva said that Devi when Narada became the knower of all the Vedas, he became proud that no one else in the world is more knowledgeable than him, then Liladhar Vishnu created Leela to break the pride of Narada. Once Narada Muni was wandering on the peaks of the Himalayas, then saw a cave next to which Ganga ji was flowing, animal birds were roaming all around. Seeing such a beautiful atmosphere, devotion to Shri Hari Vishnu prevailed in his heart and he sat in the same cave and meditated on Lord Vishnu, seeing that Devraj Indra got frightened. He started thinking that Narada ji has acquired all kinds of knowledge.  Then why is he doing penance or it it may he have a wish in his mind.  He started penance just to get Indrasana(Kingdom of heaven), so Indra sent Kamadeva to break the penance of Narada.
After reaching there, Kamadev fed colorful flowers from his illusion.  Fragrant winds started blowing to ignite Kamagni(lust).  Urvashi Apsara started dancing and performing the body expose .  But it had no effect on Narada Muni.  So all the apsaras including Kamadeva apologized to Narada and went back.
After Kamadeva's departure, Narada Muni came to Shiva and told him about victory over Kamadeva.  God understood that Narada Muni has been caught by arrogance.  So, smiling and said that what you have told me, do not tell Shri Hari Vishnu.  But Narada started thinking that after all I have defeated Kamadeva.  I will not tell anyone, so how people will know .
Narada ji thought in his mind, Shankarji keeps saying.  It seems that Bhole Baba was jealous of me that I defeated Kamadeva.  This is what happens when there is pride.  The doors of wisdom and conscience are closed. This brought pride to Narada Muni.  Narada Muni began to think of himself as bigger than Lord Shiva. The same thing happened with Narada ji.  He rushed to Brahma ji and told him to story of defeat Kamadeva.  Brahma ji said, really Narada, you have done wonders.
Thinking this, he directly approached Shri Hari Vishnu and even after Shiva refused, he told the entire story to Shri Hari Vishnu, now seeing the devotee Narada suffering with arrogance, Shri Hari Vishnu created a leela to remove Narada's ego .
When Narada ji went away from Lord Vishnu, Vishnu ji with his illusion built a beautiful city on the way to Narada and his king's name was Shilnidhi and the daughter of that king Vishwamohini who was really very beautiful.  For whose marriage the king had organized a swayamvar.  That's why many kings came to that city.  Narada ji also reached there.
Now seeing the Devarshi came, the king welcomed him and seeing the palm of his daughter, urged him to describe the future .  But when Narada ji saw that girl, he was so fascinated by that girl that he forgot own disinterest and the palm of that girl was telling that whoever gets married to her, no one in the world can beat him and he will be immortal . Now Narada ji told the king something else by not telling this thing.  And on the way there, Narada ji thought that this girl is suitable for me.  Some such measures should be taken.  That girls marry me only.
Thinking this, he appeared in front of Shri Hari Vishnu and told the whole thing that "Lord, the beautiful face of you belongs to no other in this world. So you give me your beautiful Hari form, so that I can marry that beautiful girl. Then Shri Hari Vishnu said that devotee Narada I will do what is best for you and your future and gave Narada the monkey form, Narada felt that now he looks exactly like Vishnu. Therefore, Narada immediately entered Vishwamohini's swayamvara.  There 2 Ganas of Shiva were also present in the form of Brahmin.  Both of them started telling  Narada, saying that God has given him such a beautiful form that the princess will definitely choose her bridesmaid.  Hearing this, Naradji was very happy in his mind.
But at the same time, Lord Vishnu also assumed the form of a king and came to the Swayamvara.  When the swayamvara started, Vishwa Mohini did not even look at Narada and put a garland in the neck of King's form Vishnu ji, seeing that Narada Muni got upset. Just then Shiva's Ganas taunted and asked Narada to look at his face in the mirror, so when Muni saw his face in the water, he got angry and cursed both the Ganas to be born in the demon's form. But when he saw his face again in the water, he had regained his true form, but Naradji, who became a joke, went out in angry to meet  Vishnu and on the way he met Lord Vishnu Mata Lakshmi and Vishwamohini.  
Now seeing the three together, Narad ji's anger increased further and without thinking he said to Lord Vishnu that you have always cheated.  Whether the gods have to drink nectar or give poison to Shiva.  But what you have done to me.  You will definitely have to bear the results of this.  I curse you that you will have to take birth as a human being in the earth. You have taken me away from woman, so you will have to bear female separation.  You have given me a monkey form, so you will have to seek help from the monkey, only then Lord Vishnu has finished his illusion and after the withdrawal of Maya, when Narada remembered his curse, he was very sorry but the given curse can not be taken back.
Therefore, Shri Hari Vishnu had to incarnate on the earth in the form of Sri Rama.  Here, seeing the impact of maya finished on Narada, both the Shiva's gana asked the path of salvation, then Narada Ji said that you will be born on earth as both Ravana and Kumbhakaran and will get liberate from the hands of Lord Rama, the incarnation of Shri Hari Vishnu. 
Some important lesson from this story.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Rakshabandhan-The festival of brother and sister



Rakshabandhan-The festival of brother and sister

How Raksha Bandhan festival started

Historical and mythological significance behind Raksha Bandhan Festival

Many festivals are celebrated in India. Each festival is related to different occasions like some festivals are based on seasons, crops harvesting, some depending on the rainy season or full moon. These festivals allow us to live together and embrace and express those moments of love and appreciation for each other.  This festival plays an important role in developing positive values ​​in our society. India is full of attributes like enthusiasm, love, appreciation, tradition etc. due to innumerable festivals.  One such festival is Raksha Bandhan.  This festival is a famous festival of brother-sister relationship.  Raksha Bandhan literally means the bond of protection and love. There are many stories and folklore related to this holy festival such as the historical story of Queen Karnavati of Mewar, Rajasthan, which we will discuss further in our post.

This sacred festival is celebrated on the last day of Shravan month in full moon day according to Hindu calendar.  This date usually falls in the month of August.  As the name itself suggests, the meaning of the name "Raksha Bandhan" lies in its name itself which means "bond of safety and care".

We fight with them, no matter how much they fight, but in the end, any valuable thing in the world is useless in front of the love we love them .... This says the heart of every sister for her brother. Sister-brother love does not diminish even from childhood to growing up and later when the sister separates after marriage.  A sister's love is such that even if her brother does not listen to her, she will want to her last breath that her brother will always be happy.
The festival of Rakshabandhan symbolizes the sacred love of brother and sister.  On this day, the sister ties rakhi with love to her brother and makes many wishes for him.  The brother gives gift to his sister as much as possible. The memory of a childhood gone by starts dancing in front of the eyes of brothers and sisters.  Indeed, the festival of Rakshabandhan reminds every brother of his duty towards his sister.
The festival of Rakshabandhan is a sign of unwavering love of brother and sister, which has been celebrated for years.  This festival, which maintains the faith of siblings, is celebrated on the full moon day of Shravan month.  Both brothers and sisters are eagerly waiting for this festival. Many brothers go to their sisters who are staying away to get Rakhi tied, while some sisters also come to tie Rakhi to their brothers.  While tying the rakhi, the sisters wish for the brother's long life and healthy life, and the brothers give her gifts and vow to protect her.
But there is a different tradition in many places.  In many places, daughters also tie rakhis their father or family elders, Brahmins and Gurus.  The basic feeling behind tying rakhi is assurance of love and protection.  The girls tie rakhi to their brother and father for this reason.

 But there are many stories behind why it is celebrated.

** Goddess Lakshmi celebrated Rakshabandhan festival to get Vishnu **

The first story is related to Lord Vishnu, according to which the fear of the gods increased when King Bali completed 110 yajnas.  They started to fear that with the power of yajnas, King Bali would also capture the heaven, so all the gods reached Lord Vishnu with a request to protect the heaven.
After which Vishnu, taking a Brahmin form appeared in front of King Bali and asked for alms.  In alms, the king promised to give him three steps of land.  But then Shree Shukracharya , the Guru of Bali, recognized Vishnu holding the Brahmin form and cautioned Bali about it but the king did not turn away from his word and donated three steps of land. During this time, Vishnu measured the heaven in one step and the earth in the second step in the form of Vamana.  Now it was the turn of the third step, but where should he put it?  On seeing the third step of Vamana moving, the king got upset, he could not understand what to do now and then he went ahead and put his head at the feet of Vaman Dev and said that you may put the third step here. In this way the king's right to live in heaven and earth was taken away and he was forced to live in the abyss.  It is said that when Bali went into the abyss, then with his effect of devotion, Bali took the promise of God being in front of him night and day and Lord Vishnu had to become his gatekeeper.  Due to this, mother Lakshmi, who was the ardhangini(Wife) of Vishnu, got upset.
Troubled by God's abyss residence, Lakshmi thought that what would happen to the Baikuntha loka if Swami(Lord) would reside as a gatekeeper in the abyss?  Narada suggested a solution to Lakshmi to solve this problem. Narada Muni suggested her to tie rakshasutra to Raja Bali as his brother and ask for Lord Vishnu as a gift. Goddess Lakshmi reached Patal Lok in disguise as a poor woman and tied rakshashutra to Raja Bali's wrist as suggested by Narada.
Then King Bali said, "I have nothing to give you."
 Then Goddess Lakshmi came in her real form and said, "You have Lord Vishnu.  I want the same. "
Lakshmi went to King Bali and tied rakhi and made him her brother.
King Bali allowed Lord Vishnu to accompany Goddess Lakshmi and maa Lakshmi brought her husband Lord Vishnu with her as a gift.While leaving, Lord Vishnu granted a boon to King Bali that he would reside in Patala loka for four months every year.  This four month is known as Chartumas which ranges from Devshayani Ekadashi to Devauthani Ekadashi. That day was the full moon day of Shravan, Raksha Bandhan started to be celebrated from that day itself.  Even today, Rakshabandhan is celebrated in many places as the basis of this story.

** Stories related to Raksha Bandhan related to Yama and Yamuna. **

According to the story of  mythological history, Yamraj, who we also know as the God of Death.  His sister was Yamuna ji. Yamraj ji used to be so busy with his work that once he did not come to meet her for the whole 12 years.Yamuna told Mother Ganga her problem, then  mother Ganga told Yamraj, why don't you meet your sister, she has been waiting for you for the whole 12 years and not once did you go to meet her.
Yamraj apologized for his mistake and said, "Okay, I go to Yamuna".  Yamraj went to Yamuna's house and asked for his sister's care. Yamuna made many dishes for her brother and for this greeting love of Yamuna, Yamraj ji asked, sister "What do you want to me ?"  I want to give you a boon.
On this, the sister told her Yamraj brother that brother, all I need is that you keep coming to my house again and again.
Yamraj ji, seeing his sister's love and loyalty, gave her the boon of becoming long life.  Since then, the festival of Rakshabandhan, the festival of brother and sister's love, is celebrated.

**Should husbands also tie Rakhi by wife on Rakshabandhan **

The festival of Rakshabandhan is generally considered a symbol of affection between brothers and sisters. But you will be surprised to know that this festival is not only about affection between brothers and sisters, but also related to husband-wife relationship and their well being. Perhaps you too have been surprised to hear this, so today I will tell you, what is the reason for this.The Bhavishypurana mentions a surprising story in this context. In the Satyuga there was an asura named Vritrasura who defeated the gods and captured heaven. It was a boon that there would be no effect on him any weapon made till that time. Due to which the Gods were facing defeat. After this, at the insistence of the gods, Maharishi Dadhichi gave up his body and Indra made weapons from his bones.
Devraj Indra met Guru Brihaspati before going to war with this weapon and said, 'I am going to battle Vritrasur for the last time. In this war, either I will be victorious or I will return only after attaining death in battle . Hearing this, his wife Shachi became worried after listening to her husband's words and tied a rakshashutra to Devraj Indra's wrist, after which Indra won this battle. It is clear that Shravan Purnima i.e. Rakshabandhan Rakshasutra can protect to husband and well being. Let us tell you that according to tradition, Purohit,Brahmin,Pandit also tie Rakshasutra.

**Krishna and Draupadi - A Sacred Relationship**

This story of Mahabharata about Rakshabandhan is very interesting.

Draupadi was the wife of the five Pandavas.  Sri Krishna was his friend and guru.  Once during Yudhishthira's Rajasuya Yajna, Shishupala, son of Shri Krishna's aunt started insulting Krishna and many others including Bhishma in assembly full of great kings and emperors. When he did not keep quiet even after refusing Shishupala, Sri Krishna eventually killed him with his Sudarshan Chakra.  However, while doing so, his finger got hurt and started bleeding. Seeing this, Draupadi quickly tore a part of her sari and tied it on Krishna's finger.  Seeing this, Shri Krishna was overwhelmed and told Draupadi that it is her debt on me and whenever she calls him, he will come to protect her. Shortly after some year , the Pandavas suffered a great defeat and humiliation at the hands of their cousins, the Kauravas, in the game of gambling . They lost everything including his kingdom by Duryodhana. On Duryodhana's orders, his brother Dusshasan forced Draupadi into the court and tried to undress her.  Draupadi, weeping with humiliation and shame, remembered Sri Krishna and to his miracle something happened that Dushasan kept pulling the sari but that had become a never ending garment. In this way, Draupadi was survived to undressing.  According to his promise, Shri Krishna protected Draupadi, and kept her shame.  Draupadi tied the piece of her sari on Krishna's finger, it was her rakhi.
The mythological history of Raksha Bandhan tells the story of Krishna and Draupadi that it is perhaps the most popular folklore in Hindu culture behind this festival.
Once during the care of the sugarcane, Lord Krishna's finger was cut off, which caused a lot of bleeding.  Seeing this scene, Rani Rukmani immediately sent someone to tie the bandage. Meanwhile Draupadi was with him, after this Draupadi cut a cloth and tied it on Krishna's bleeding finger, after which the blood stopped flowing.  After this, Lord Krishna blessed, pledged to protect her whenever needed, and once the non-cooperation incident with Draupadi was happening, it was Krishna who helped save his honor.

**Importance of Rakshasutra - Yudhishthira tied Rakhi to his soldiers.**

 It is about the time when the war of Mahabharata was going on.  Then Yudhishthira once asked Lord Krishna - "O Madhusudan!  Is there any way to ensure our victory? "
Then Lord Krishna said - “O Kunti son Yudhishthira!  You should tir rakshashutra to all your soldiers, victory will be yours. ”  Then Yudhishthira did the same and emerged victorious. "
The day Yudhishthira tied the Rakshasutra to his soldiers was also the day of Shravan Purnima.  Therefore, a rakhi is also tied to soldiers on this day.

**Story on Rakshabandhan related to Santoshi Maa**


Lord Ganesha had two sons, Shubh and Laabh ..

These two brothers used to suffer the desire of a sister.  Both Shubh and Laabh expressed their wish in front of Lord Ganesha and said, O God, please show your's kindness to us and we wish a sister, please give us a sister. Sages-Saints and Narada ji also asked Ganesha to produced a daughter.  Ganesh ji  thought and Ganesh ji expressed the wish of a daughter to his two wives Mata Riddhi-Siddhi.

Mother Riddhi Siddhi then gave birth to a daughter with her power.  Her name is Mother Santoshi.  Mother Santoshi listens to all the devotees, she is born for human welfare. With the apperance of mother Santoshi, both Shubha and Laabh got a sister from whom they completed the festival of Rakshabandhan and even today, the worship of mother Santoshi ji is done all over India .

**Story of Mewar's Rani Karnavati and Humayun**



 Among the many stories of Raksha Bandhan, the story of Rani Karnavati and king Humayun is also prevalent, which gets our attention the most, perhaps because of its historical significance.  Maharani Karnavati was the queen of the princely state of Mewar, after the death of  Rana Sanga, she was appointed to perform the duties of administration.  Maharani Karnavati was ruling in the name of her elder son - Vikramjit.  After this, when Bahadur Shah attacked Mewar for the second time, Rani Karnavati lost her everything and went to other rulers for the protection and support of her subjects. When the queen saw no choice, she sent a message to Humayun.  Rani Karnavati considered Humayun as her brother.  So to deal with this problem, Rani sent a rakhi along with the message to Humayun, in this message she requested for help. But the Mughal king himself was stranded in the midst of a military campaign in Bengal, so unfortunately this message reached him late as if he got this message from the queen, he assured that he would reach there on time to help her. But unfortunately, he could not reach on time and by the time the army arrived, there was victory of Bahadur Shah and queen finished her life jump into the fire. However, it is interesting to know that Himayun's father Babur once defeated her husband Rana Sanga when he led a confederation of Rajput armies in the year 1527.

**Alexander the ruler of Greece and Rakhi**

These two brothers used to suffer the desire of a sister.  Both Shubh and Laabh expressed their wish in front of Lord Ganesha and said, O God, please show your's kindness to us and we wish a sister, please give us a sister. Sages-Saints and Narada ji also asked Ganesha to produced a daughter.  Ganesh ji  thought and Ganesh ji expressed the wish of a daughter to his two wives Mata Riddhi-Siddhi.

Mother Riddhi Siddhi then gave birth to a daughter with her power.  Her name is Mother Santoshi.  Mother Santoshi listens to all the devotees, she is born for human welfare. With the apperance of mother Santoshi, both Shubha and Laabh got a sister from whom they completed the festival of Rakshabandhan and even today, the worship of mother Santoshi ji is done all over India .

**Ravindranath Tagore gave new meaning to Rakhi**

The great poet and Nobel Laureate Ravindranath Tagore gave a new meaning to this festival of Rakhi.  He believed that Rakhi is not only a festival of brother-sister relationships, but it is a festival of humanity.  During the partition of Bengal, Vindranath Tagore had organized Rakshabandhan to increase the feeling of brotherhood between Hindus and Muslims. Ravindranath Tagore encouraged Hindus and Muslims to tie rakhi to each other.  So that peace remains.  He organized a public awareness on this festival to protest against the partition of Bengal and made this festival a symbol of unity and brotherhood.  In the Indian freedom struggle of 1947, this festival was also taken for public awakening. From this perspective, in a sense it has become our national festival.

**Story of Chandrashekhar Azad**

The struggle for independence was going on all over India.  The British were behind Chandrasekhar.  Chandrashekhar Azad was looking for a place to escape from the British.  He then reached a house where a widow lived with her daughter.  Chandrashekhar Azad was strong & healthy with his body.
Seeing him, the widow woman felt that any robber had arrived.  Thinking the same, the widow refused to give him a place.  When the woman came to know during the conversation that he was Chandrashekhar Azad, the widowed woman respectfully gave him a place in her house.  Chandrashekhar Azad while living there realized that the widow's daughter could not get married due to poverty.
Then Chandrashekhar Azad said to the woman, “The British have placed a reward of five thousand rupees on me.  You can get those rupees by giving my information and marry your daughter. "

Hearing this, the widow wept and she told to Azad,

Brother!  You are always ready to sacrifice own life for the freedom of the country, and do not know how many daughters have respect for you. ”
Saying this, the woman tied the thread on the wrist of Chandrashekhar Azad and get promised to serve the country.  When the widowed woman woke up in the morning last night, she got five thousand rupees under her pillow.  A paper was placed on it, on which it was written: - "A small gift for my dear sister - Azad."
Raksha Bandhan festival is a part of the tradition of thousands of years in Indian society.  While many mythological stories are prevalent behind this festival, on the other hand there is a feeling of love, trust and protection between brother and sister. This festival is the most beautiful symbol of the sanctity of relationships in the Indian tradition.  This festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Shravan to build the trust of brothers and sisters in the families.  On this day, every year the sister ties a rakhi to the brother's wrist and brother pledges to protect the sister. In fact, our ancestors have organized many festivals in Indian civilization to preserve the sanctity of relationships and to increase mutual goodwill and love among family members.
These festivals have kept alive the dignity and moral obligation between human relations within Indian society and tradition till date.  The society has been living a dignity tied in these festivals of blood relations.  The importance of festivals like Rakshabandhan has been the balance between nature and society.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Battle of Shiva and Jalandhar

Battle of Shiva and Jalandhar

Brahma and Vishnu were defeated by this warrior,

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           Today, the story of the warrior about whom I am going to tell has been described in Linga Purana, two stories related to it which are respectively .....

According to the first story:

  There was a great demon named Jalandhar, which originated from the sea, where Jalandhar is also described as part of Lord Shiva (but it is not mentioned in the lingapurana that it was a part of Shiva) . By the power of his penance Jalandhar had gained a lot of power. So that he defeated and subdued Yaksha, Gandharva, Dev, Demon, and even conquered Brahma and then to purpose of win Lord Vishnu, Jalandhar fought fiercely against Shri Hari Vishnu, which continued for thousands of years and in the end Jalandhar also conquered Shri Hari Vishnu.

And after winning the war, he said to Lord Vishnu that "Vishnu now I have won you too, so now only Shankar is left, I will win him and become the lord of this whole world . And after this, while addressing his companions, he said that "Now only Mahadev is left, I will conquer him. I will be only one lord of the entire worlds.
Hearing such sentences of Jalandhar, all the demons began to shout, which made the people tremble, and Jalandhar went to Mahadev with all his demons and elephant, horses and chariots etc., while Lord Shiva kept listening to  glory of Jalandhar.
      And while defending Brahma's words, Bholenath smile and said to Parvati , Nandi ,other ganas , what should I do now, then loudly laughing. And then he said to Jalandhar, "O demon king, if you are willing to fight with me, then my arrows will separate your head from your torso , you will surely die. Hearing the words of Lord Shiva, Jalandhar said, "O Vrishabdhwaj, what is the benefit of such words, so you fight with me, leaving such words. Hearing this, Lord Rudra full filled water all around with his toe and smilingly said, "You come out of this Mahasamudra(ocean) made by my feet, then you are worth fighting with me otherwise, you surrender and return to Patalloka.
Then Jalandhar smilingly said, "O Shankar,  I will be killing you by my gada and killing the gods along with Indra, I can do the havan of the whole worlds, just like the snake's child can be killed by Garuda(Eagle). O Shankar, no anyone has been survived by my arrow, I conquered Bramha with penance in my childhood, the deity and sages-saints in youth, on the strength of penance, I have enlivened the three worlds in a moment. O Rudra ,I conquered to Vishnu, Gods like Indra, Kubera, Varuna, Agni, etc. cannot bear my smell, I also turned the face of Brahma upside down, I have kept captive Apsaras like Urvashi. Coward Indra by praying and having come to the my shelter and received Shachi from me, O Rudra you do not know me .
Hearing such egoistic words, Mahadev consumed Jalandhar's chariot by fire of the eye, and by the see of other demons, the elephants, horses, chariots etc. finished. When Jalandhar saw all this, he was filled with anger and took his hands near his shoulder to lift the weapon to kill Mahadev. But Jalandhar was cut by from the head to the feet in two parts and fell on the earth due to hit of trident attack of Mahadeva. Seeing Jalandhar dead, all the gods started roaring with joy and showering flowers.

According to second story

Hearing this, Lord Rudra full filled water all around with his toe and smilingly said, "You come out of this Mahasamudra(ocean) made by my feet, then you are worth fighting with me otherwise,Then Jalandhar smilingly said, "O Shankar,  I will be killing you by my gada and killing the gods along with Indra, I can do the havan of the whole worlds, just like the snake's child can be killed by Garuda(Eagle). O Shankar, no anyone has been survived by my arrow, I conquered Bramha with penance in my childhood, the deity and sages-saints in youth, on the strength of penance, I have enlivened the three worlds in a moment. O Rudra ,I conquered to Vishnu, Gods like Indra, Kubera, Varuna, Agni, etc. cannot bear my smell, I also turned the face of Brahma upside down, I have kept captive Apsaras like Urvashi. Coward Indra by praying and having come to the my shelter and received Shachi from me, O Rudra you do not know me .HeAaring suAch egoistAccording to second storyic words, Mahadev consumed Jalandhar's chariot by fire of the eye, and by the see of other demons, the elephants, horses, chariots etc. finished. When Jalandhar saw all this, he was filled with anger and took his hands near his shoulder to lift the weapon to kill Mahadev. But Jalandhar was cut by from the head to the feet in two parts and fell on the earth due to hit of trident attack of Mahadeva. Seeing Jalandhar dead, all the gods started roaring with joy and showering flowers.There was no war between Lord Vishnu and Jalandhar, when Jalandhar conquered all the gods, he reached to fight with Lord Shiva, and a fierce war started between Jalandhar and Lord Shiva which lasted for many thousands of years, but when Lord Shiva is unable to kill Jalandhar. Due to which the war was not taking the conclusion of the end of the war, then Lord Vishnu meditated and noticed that the source of the power of Jalandhar is his wife. And relized that Jalandhar cannot be killed until his wife dignity violate . Then Lord Vishnu taking form of Jalandhar disguised and violate the dignity of Tulsi, and as soon as Tulsi was divert, Jalandhar became powerless, due to which Lord Shiva killed Jalandhar with his trident.

It is also told in the Linga Purana that whoever hears or narrates the story of Jalandhar, they all attains the lord Shiva.


Friday, July 24, 2020

The story of Ravana's previous birth



The story of Ravana's previous birth

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            Do you know what was Ravana in previous birth,what was before born in Rakshasha yoni, for what reason he had to be born in Rakshasha yoni, Ravana used to stay in Vaikunth Dham before he was born in Rakshasha Yoni, but due to a mistake he got curse, due to which he had to be born three times in the monster form, let us know a little about this story…?

       Friends, Sanak, Sanandan, Sanatan and Sanatkumar mean Sunkadi Muni who was incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is always five years old. And always wandering in the universe, doing Haribhajan, one day the all fours devotee were wandering in the universe that they got the desire to see Shri Hari Vishnu. And all the four Sunkadi munis started towards Vaikunthadham, when the four Kumar reached Vaikunthadham, they were surprised to see the beauty of there .
When Sunkadi Muni crossed the sixth door and as soon as he reached the seventh door and started going in, two gatekeepers named Jai and Vijay stopped them. Saying that this is not a place for children to roam, you all go anywhere , now as you all know that the age of sunkadi muni is always five years, neither decreases nor increases. Therefore,all the four kumaras explained a lot, but when the doorkeepers did not agree, those four kumaras got very angry because the reality of someone cannot be known by his age or disguise.
Therefore, those four kumaras told Jai and Vijay that even though you are the gatekeeper of Vaikuntha Dham, your nature is like a snake, which only poison spill out, so you are not fit to live in Vaikuntha Dham . Therefore you will fall from Vaikhuntha, although the four Kumar were schloar, but their anger was only the will and coincidence of God. Now seeing the trouble faced by his gatekeepers, Shri Hari Vishnu ji immediately reached there and, pacifying the four kumaras, said that Munivar, on behalf of these gatekeepers, I apologize to you .
And said to Jai and Vijay that you have received this curse from my will, O gatekeepers this is your test, for the next three lives you will both be born in demons, and every time I will come and liberate both of you.
Due to this curse, Jai and Vijay took the first birth as Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu, then Lord Vishnu killed Hiranyaksha in Varahupa and killed Hiranyakashipu with the incarnation of Narasimha. And the second birth took the form of Ravana and Kumbhakaran, then Shri Hari Vishnu incarnated as Purushottam Shri Rama to kill them and grant them liberation . And born as both Shishupala and Dantavakra in the third and final birth, then the Vishnu ji incranated as Liladhar Krishna and give moksha both of them.

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