Showing posts with label Lordvishnu. Show all posts
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

What are the gifts that Mata Sita received after marriage in Ayodhya


What are the gifts that Mata Sita received after marriage in Ayodhya.

After Satyuga, Lord Shri Vishnu Hari incarnated on this earth as Lord Shri Rama in Tretayuga.  And Shri Sheshnag born as his younger brother Lakshmana, Goddess Lakshmi as Mother Sita, Lord Shankar's Anshvatara as in the form of Hanuman ji, they put an end to the growing tyranny on earth. Later lord Shri Ram was also got famous with the name of Maryada Purushottam. How did Lord Shri Ram become Maryada Purushottam (supreme dignified person)? And will also know what Lord Shree Rama gifted to Goddess Sita (to show first time face) after the marriage ceremony.  Today, we will provide you further detail in this regard.



After marriage in India, the ritual of showing the face of a newly-married bride has been going on for centuries. Whenever someone sees the bride's face for the first time, they definitely gives her some gift in return. Even on occasion of suhaagtraat (the first night of marriage), when the husband sees his wife's face, he also gives some gifts.  As we have already told you that this tradition has been going on in India for centuries, so today we are going to tell you about the story of the Ramayana period.  In which it will be known that after marriage, whom gave what type of gift to Mother Sita in Ayodhya.

Lord Rama and Mother Sita, evidence of their existence on earth still exists. Along with the birthplace of Lord Rama, every that place where the Lord rama did some leelas or lived during exile period . There are many such sites which are in India, now the temple has been constructed at these places. Though Lord Ram's birthplace is frequented by devotees, tourists throughout the year, but there is a large crowd on special occasions. 

Here we are taking you to a similar place located in this ancient and famous city of India.  It is famous for Mata Sita and is known as Kanaka Bhavan.  In connection with this, it is said that at the time of marriage, Mother Sita was received as a gift.

The story is that in the Treta Yuga at the court of Maharaja Janaka in Mithila, when Shri Ram break Lord Shankar's bow, Janaki put Jayamala in his neck.  That night Prabhu Shri Rama started thinking that Janakanandini Vaidehi would now go to our Ayodhya.  Therefore, there should be a beautiful building for her.

The story said that the moment the wish arose in the mind of God, at the same moment, Queen Kaikeyi saw the divine Kanaka Bhawan of Saket Dham in a dream in Ayodhya. The Queen narrated her dream to

Maharaj Dasaratha and said, O Maharaj " I wish that you build the same beautiful palace as my dream. 

 On the request of Dashrathji, Devshilpi Vishwakarma ji came to Ayodhya to build Bhavan (palace).  He made a very beautiful construction.  Queen Kaikeyi named it Kanaka Bhavan.

There was One day remain for the entrance in Kanak bhavan, then on receiving the news of Lord Rama's marriage, Mother Kaikayi made up her mind to present it to her beloved son Ram and Sita and she did the same.

Kanaka Bhavan was given by Kaikeyi as a gift to Mata Sita.  When Janak Nandani Vaidehi mother Sita came to Ayodhya after marrying Lord Rama, Kaikeyi was very happy to see her.  She was fascinated by mata Sita' beauty and the beautiful appearance that captivated her mind.  It is said that Kaikayi gave Kanak Bhavan as a gift to newlywed goddess Sita in a face to express her affection.

This unique and very amazing place is also mentioned in the scriptures.  It is said that when Kaikeyi saw Goddess Sita, she became affactionate with her beauty.  It is also mentioned that Kaikeyi loved Lord Rama more than all his sons, he was her most beloved son.  In such a situation, her beloved

son's wife was also very dear to Kaikeyi.  So she decided to give the best gift and presented Kanaka Bhavan to Vaidehi.

Some people also believe that Shri Ram had given this palace to mata Sita for showing first time face after marriage. Mostly historians do not believe this to be correct.  Which of these things is right and which is wrong, it cannot be said with assertion.  But many people also believe that Lord Shri Ram had promised to Mother Sita ,he will not marry to other in future.  But he did not give any kind of palace to her.

One aspect of Kaikeyi's life is that she loved Sita more than her real daughter-in-law.  The direct evidence of this is the'Kanak Mandap' or 'Kanak Bhavan' inAyodhya.  It is known from the name that this building must have been built with gold sometime.  It is said that Maharaja Dasaratha was so impressed with Kaikeyi that he used to call him as Kanu, Kanak etc. Hence it was named Kanak Mahal. 

There is no mention of Kanaka or Kanu in
 stories related to Ramayana, Ramcharit
 Manas or Ayodhya.  Kaikeyi's character is
 not usually seen with respect.  But, Queen
 Kaikeyi had more affection and love for
 Rama than her son Bharata in heart. Even
 today, this tradition is in the states of
 Uttar Pradesh, Bihar etc.  There the
 mother-in-law give gift to daughter-in-law
 for showing first time her face after
 marriage . This huge grand building is
 currently one of the best sightseeing
 places of Ayodhya.

Chudamani is an ornament to wear in the hair of women. (It is necessary to know about Chudamani here because this Chudamani confirmed that Janakanandini is in Lanka).

Fourteen gems came out of the Samudramanthan (churning of sea), at the same time two goddesses were born from the ocean -

 1- Ratnakar Nandini

 2- Mahalakshmi

 * 'Ratnakar Nandini dedicated her mind-body to Shri Hari (Vishnu ji) on seeing him!  When she proceeded to meet him, Sagar gave Chudamani to his daughter, this divine ornament created by Vishwakarma (which was made of divine gems ).

** At this time Mahalakshmi was born and  when Lakshmi saw Vishnu ji and accept him as husband .  Ratnakar Nandini was left stunned after seeing this.

Shrihari , who knows the desire of everyone, reached  Ratnakar Nandini and said softly, I know your sentiment, when I will take the incarnation on earth, then also you will take avatar on earth as my destructive power .

I will wholeheartedly accept you in the form of Shri Kalki in the Kaliyuga, now it is Satyuga, you do penance in Treta, Dwapara, on the Trikuta peak, fulfilling the desires of your worshipper by the name of Vaishnavi.

While leaving for penance, Ratnakar Nandini took out the chudamani from her hair and gave it to Shree Vishnu as a her memory , while Indra Dev stood there, Indra became eager to get the chudamani, later Vishnu ji gave that Chudamani to Indra Dev, Indra Dev decorated it in the hair of Indrani.

A demon named Shambarasur who attacked on heaven, Indra and all the gods hid from defeat in the battle. After a few days Indra Dev reached Ayodhya King Dasaratha to seek help . On behalf of Indra, King Dasaratha came to heaven to fight Shambarasura with Kaikeyi and in the battle Shambarasura was killed at the hands of Dasaratha.

In the joy of winning the war, Indra Dev and Indrani gave a grand welcome to Dasharatha and Kaikei and presented gifts.  Indra Dev gave Dasharatha ji the four wings of the divine swans of "Swarga Ganga Mandakini".  Indrani gifted the same divine chudamani to Kaikei and gave her a boon, the woman who will have this chudamani in her hair, her fortune will remain intact and indefectible , and no enemy will be able to defeat the state where the woman lives.

King Dasaratha and Kaikei returned to Ayodhya after receiving the gift. Seeing the amazing love of Rani Sumitra, Kaikeyi presented the chudamani to Sumitra.  This chudamani could not be equated with any ornament around the world.



When the marriage of Shri Ram Ji was completed with Mother Sita.  Sri Rama came to Ayodhya Dham after marrying Sita Ji, all the rituals were completed. 

All three mothers performed the tradition of seeing the first time face of newly married bride.

First of all Rani Sumitra gave the same chudamani to Sita ji at tradition of showing face. Also Mata Sumitra, seeing the face of Sita Mata, handed her over to her two sons Lakshmana and Shatrughna.

As we mentioned earlier, Mata  Kaikeyi provided Kanaka Bhavan in the tradition of showing face to Sita Ji.  Finally, Kaushalya Ji came to Sita Ji and handed over the hand of Lord Shri Ram to Sita Ji.  What else will happen in the world?  Janak handed over the hand of Sita to Rama and Kaushalya handed over the hand of Rama to Sita.


Rama's glory Rama only knows that such a lowly and inferior person like us cannot tell Kaushilya's affection for Sita Rama.


After Sitaharan, when Hanuman ji reaches Lanka to find mother, Hanuman ji meets Sita ji in Ashoka Vatika. Hanuman ji gives the ring

given by God to Sitamata and says -


मातु मोहि दीजे कछु चीन्हा

जैसे रघुनायक मोहि दीन्हा

चूडामणि उतारि तब दयऊ

हरष समेत पवन सुत लयऊ


Sita ji took off the same Chudamani and gave it to Hanuman ji, thinking that if this chudamani remains with me, it is not possible for Ravana to be destroyed.  Hanuman ji came back from Lanka and gave the chudamani to Lord Shree Rama and told him about the sorrow of Mataji.


The story ahead of this is well known to all of us.


Even in Tretayug, when Ram, son of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya, and Sita, daughter of King Janak, were married, after marriage Lord Rama also gave a precious gift to Mother Sita, in the occasion of to seeing the first time face of his wife .  Sita Maiya was very

pleased to got that.

After all, what such gift did Shriram give as first time  to showing face of his wife Sita, let us introduce you to this mythological saga of Ramayana.


Shri Ram and Goddess Sita were the main characters of Ramayana.  Sri Rama is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Sita incarnation of mata

 Lakshmi.  We all know that Shri Ram is also called Maryada Purushottam.


There is a very beautiful incident in the Ramayana about the marriage of Lord Shri Ram and Goddess Sita.  It is told in the Ramayana that the first meeting of Sri Rama and Goddess Sita met in the garden.  Goddess Sita goes to the garden to worship Goddess Gauri and Lord Rama also arrives in

 the garden to pick flowers for his guru Vishwamitra.  There, they see each other for the first time and are fascinated towards each other.


Since Goddess Sita does start to like Sri Rama since her first meeting, she prays Mother Gauri to get Sri Rama as her husband.  Mother Gauri knows the desire of Goddess Sita and says-


‘मनु जाहि राचेउ मिलिहि सो बरु सहज सुन्दर सावरो।

 करुना निधान सुजान सीलु सनेहु जानत रावरो ॥’ 


And the prayer of Goddess Sita is fulfilled
 and she gets Sri Rama as her husband.
 There are many obstacles in the marriage
 of Sri Rama and Goddess Sita such as
 the condition of the swayamvara and the
 Mangalik Yoga present in the Kundali of
 Lord Rama.  But these obstacles do not
 stop them from getting married.  These
 obstacles are overcome automatically
 and Shri Ram gets married to Goddess
 Sita.  In this marriage, all the Gods and
 Goddesses come to join them by
 changing their forms.

But the most important thing about marriage is when Goddess Sita and Lord Rama meet for the first time after marriage.  After marriage, there is a ritual of to showing her face.  The gift given by Sri Rama to Goddess Sita in this ritual was very special and priceless.


During this ritual Shri Rama gave no any visible gift but gave a promise as a gift to Goddess Sita.  According to this promise, Shri Ram will follow one patnidharma (have only one wife).  He promised that no woman other than Goddess Sita will come into his life. Shri Ram kept his promise throughout his life and never accepted the proposals of other marriages that came to him.  But following many other dignities, Lord Rama had to sacrifice Goddess Sita.


Followed his promise to Goddess Sita, he throughout whole life life. His father also had three queens. While he did not live with Sita, he could have got married if he wanted. That

promise, to set high standards for all his ideal relationships and Lord Rama is known as Maryada Purushottam because of being an ideal  king. But Lord Rama was very sad when Lord Rama had to sacrifice Goddess Sita due to following many other dignities and started living like a sannyasin (Asetic) in the palace too because the his beloved queen mata Sita was living in  the forest like a sadhvi (Chaste). 


Ramji's life may have been a struggleful and he faced criticism due to Sita's abandonment and the Agnipariksha, but it was plan of god. Ram and Sita were incarnations of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi who were born to destroy Adharma (unrighteous) and establish Dharma. 

 Rama and Sita's mutual love is still an inspiration for couples.


That is why Lord Shri Rama is called Maryada Purushottam.


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.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

When Narada was do arrogance of being the greatest devotee in the world.

When Narada was do arrogance of being the greatest devotee in the world.

Once, there was a pride rises in Narada's mind that he is the biggest devotee of Lord Vishnu.  They started thinking, 'I sing Lord Vishnu's glory night and day.  Then who can be a bigger devotee than me in this world?  But I do not know whether Srihari also understands me like this or not? '

Considering this, Narada reached to Lord Vishnu at Kshirsagar and bowed to him.

 "Come Narada!"  Vishnu said, "Tell me how did you come?"

 "I've come to ask you one thing, Lord."  Narada said.

 "I know your mind, Narada.  Still want to hear from your mouth. "  Vishnu said.

O, God!  I have been praising you throughout my life, every moment, I only meditate you.  Tell me if you have any other devotee bigger than me in the world? "  Narada asked.

Vishnu had already understood that Narada has developed pride on his devotion, but hiding his mind, he said, "Narada!  For this question you will have to go with me to earth. "

 "I'm ready, Lord."  Both started walking toward the earth.

 Upon reaching the earth, both of them took the disguise of the farmer and walked towards a hut built on the side of a village.  Vishnu said, "Narada!  A great devotee of mine lives here in this hut. "

"Wonder, can anyone have more devotion than me."  Narada exclaimed, "Does he, like me, ? Does he keep your's form meditation in own mind anytime ?"

 "Come, you will know yourself."  Vishnu said and headed towards that hut.

The farmer was tying his cow outside the hut at that time.  The voice of 'Hari, Hari Govind' was coming out of his mouth.  Farmer's form Vishnu went near him and said 'Narayan-Narayan', the farmer asked in a polite voice, "Where have you come from, Bhadra(Gentleman).  Please tell without hesitation if you have any service for me. "

"We are going to the city, but darkness has begun to come."  There is a fear of wild animals in the forest.  That's why we want an overnight shelter. "

"Welcome to my hut, Bhadra(Gentleman) and whatever some little amount of food, is present for you."  God has given me an opportunity to serve you people, it is a great blessing. "  The farmer said happily.

Putting the two out on a cot in the hallway, the farmer went inside and said to his wife, "Goddess!  Two guests have arrived. "

 The farmer's wife was serving food to her children at that time.  Gently showing the pot of flour, she said, "There is no much flour in the house, and these children are asking for more food."

No problem.  We will provide the guests with a full meal. ”  The farmer said, " Today you make kanji drink for childrens ."

 Narada and Narayana heard the whole conversation of the both of them, yet sat eat of food for test.  When the two were ate full of food, Narada thought, 'How can this simple householder be the biggest devotee of God?

On the other hand, Shrihari "'asked the farmer to fetch more food. He said," My stomach is not full yet. Will I get more food? "

 The farmer went to the kitchen and asked the wife, "Is there any other food left?"

 "Made kanji for children, that's all that's left."  Wife said.

Vishnu and Narada also drank that Kanji.  The farmer and his family had to sleep hungry.  Hungry children held the mother's hand and said, "Mother, I am not sleepy."  I am very hungry, why did the father also give kanji to those guests? "

 "Offering food to the guest is like offering food to Lord Vishnu himself, son!"  The father said while turning his hand on the child's head.

In the hallway outside, both the guests were lying on separate beds.  Lord Vishnu said, "Narada You heard !  The farmer and his family did not get food, yet he is singing my glories. "

 "This is nothing."  I have remembered you after being hungry for many days. "  Narada said.

They saw it the next morning.  The farmer was saying in front of the idol of Lord Vishnu, "Govind Hari-Hari.  You always stay in my heart, just, I don't want anything else. "  Then he said to both the guests, "Hari has a great grace.  He is the keeper of the world.  Is there any trouble at night due to the mercy of God?  Both of you stay here for as long as you want.  I'm going to the farm. "

"We will also go with you, if you do not mind."  Shri Hari said.

 Narada and lord Vishnu went with farmer to his farm.  The farmer said, "This is my farm.  Now I will do my work… Govind Hari-Hari. ”

 "You are a true man.  You are a great devotee of God, you keep taking his name every moment. "  Narada said.

"Oh no?"  Whenever I get a little time from work, then I remember his name. ”  The farmer said.

 "When will you get time?"  Narada asked.

 “I wake up in the morning.  I sleep at night then and during the day whenever I get time from work. "  The farmer told.

 "Ah I see."  Got out of Narada's mouth.

When both of them walked away from the farmer, Narada said in a sarcastic voice, " God you heard .  He remembers you two or four times a day in the morning while I always meditate on you.  Still you call him a great devotee. "

 Srihari remained silent, but in his heart he said, 'You will know the reason too, Narada.'

Vishnu filled a vase filled with oil to Narada and said, "Narada!  Put it on your head and bring it to the front hill without putting your hand.  Remember, not a single drop of oil kept in this Kalash(vase) should fall on the ground. ”

"This task is not easy, however, if you are pleased, nothing is impossible."  Narada said and placed the urn on the head.

 'Oops!  If a little attention is paid then the oil will spill out. ”Thinking Narada walked towards the hill, raising the urn on his head.

 Narada went up to the hill and returned.  Vishnu said, "Narada has returned!  Okay, now tell me how many times have you remembered me in going so far and coming? "

"Not even once, Lord."  Narada said, "How do I do?  All my attention was towards oil and urn. "

 "Think of yourself then."  Srihari said, “That farmer works hard all day.  Still, he remember me two or four times, and you could not remember me even once. "

 Narada's knowledge eye opened.  Falling at Srihari's feet, he said, "O Lord!  Those who remember you even while living in the mess of the world are the biggest devotees. "

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