Showing posts with label Mahabharata. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mahabharata. Show all posts

Friday, December 11, 2020

Narada-Character: 'Devarshi', who inspires towards the path of Moksha.


Narada-Character: 'Devarshi', who inspires towards the path of Moksha.


Who does not know Devarshi Narada!
But do you know the secret of Narada Muni's birth and his various births?
 His glory can be understood in such a way that in Dwapar Yogiraj Shri Krishna tells Narada in the Devarshis his own glory.  Apart from this, there is definitely a mention of Narada somewhere in the scriptures of Vedic literature, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Purana etc.
Let us go to the story of Devarshi Narada, who wanders freely in the universe:

When Parampita Brahma gave a 'curse' to Narada.

According to the statements mentioned in Brahmavaivarta Purana, Devarshi Narada is the Manasaputra of Parampita Brahma.  It is said to he has originated from the gorge of Brahma.
 It is said that when Brahma, the creator of the universe, ordered Narada to go to earth for the work of creation, Narada did not obey him.
The reason was that Naradji considered subject-enjoyment to be a major obstacle in god-hymn and in his attainment.  According to him, indulging in service of God was like nectar and subject -enjoyment was like poison.
However, Brahma cursed seeing his disobedience.
 As a result of this curse, along with the loss of knowledge of Narada Muni, he was to gain Gandharvayoni, in which he would be subjugated by sex.
 Naradji became unhappy after getting the unprovoked curse and prayed to his father and said, 'How is it fair to curse the bright son?'
Nevertheless, Brahma must have such a blessing on him that 'Whatever I will born in the yoni, there should never leave me devotion to God.
 Unhappy with his father, Narada Muni also cursed Brahma and said -
 "O Parampita!  You have cursed me without offense, so I also curse you that you will not be worshiped in the world for three kalpas and your mantras, stotra, kavavha etc. will be disappeared. "
 After the curse of both father and sons, the sequel of this story comes in the context of Narada's various births.

Story of various births of Narada

Narada was born in the Gandharva yoni as a result of his father's curse.
 Then his name was Upbaharna and he was as beautiful as Kamadeva.  He was also very proud of his form.  It is said that once the deity and Gandharva came to Brahmaji's assembly to make God-sankirtana.  Upbaharna also went there with his wives.  In the Bhagavad bhajan also, the Upbarahan was behaving in a lustful manner due to the effect of the curse.  Seeing this, Brahmaji cursed Narada (Upbaharna) to be a Shudra.
The story begins from the second birth of Narada Muni.
After this, Naradji was born into a Shudra family.  Coincidentally, after birth, his father was died, while his mother used to work as a maid of a devout Brahmin.
In this birth, Naradji was a virtuous, sober and serious child.  It is said that when Naradji was only 5 years old, then one day some sages came to the village for Chaturmasya.  At such a time, Narad Muni used to serve the Mahatmas with a lot of heart and was equally engrossed in listening to the Bhagwat kathas.
In this way, all the defects of child Narada's heart were removed due to satsang and his mind became pure.  When the sages started going after the end of the Chaturmasya, seeing the humility of Dasiputra (Narada), they gave knowledge of chanting the name of God and meditation of the form of the Supreme Father(God). '
 His mother later died of a snake bite.
Then, at the age of five years, Narada Muni proceeded towards the north depending on God.  While walking, the senses became relaxed, then under a peepal tree, he sat in a posture and meditated on God.  It is said that as a result of devotion, God suddenly appeared in his heart.
After that, as a child, Naradji tried to meditate again and again to get a glimpse of God, but he did not see him again.
 But through an Akashvani, his mind remained in the Lord even later and one after the other and then he got freedom from the fifth mortal body too.
According to the stories, at the end of Kalpa, when Lord Vishnu was resting in the Kshirasagar, at the same time, Brahmaji started entering with the entire universe for sleep in his heart.  Just then Narada entered Brahma's heart with his breath.
After Brahmaji arose after Sahasra Chaturyuga and he started creating the universe, Naradji along with other sages from his senses emerged as Brahmaji's manasaputra and by the grace of God, Narayan-Narayan keep  singing while playing the Veena with this unbroken celibacy.  

Narada Muni's compositions

All the compositions composed by Devarshi Narada guide the devotees in this universe.  In this, what is said in Srimad Bhagwat in relation to 'Naradpancharat', its importance is clear -
 In the creation, Lord Vishnu took the third incarnation as the Devarhi Narada and preached Sattvata-tantra (Narada-Pancharatra).  In this book, there is a detailed description of how to get rid of Karmabandhan.
In addition there is a Upanishad by the name of Naradji, called ‘Naradparivrajakopanishad’, which is believed to be associated with the Atharvaveda.  Apart from this, if we talk about Narada's compositions, then in the Shantiparva of Mahabharata, Shukdevji has been taught spiritualism by Naradji.
Later it was known as 'Naradgita'.  Along with this, 'Narada-Smriti' and 'Narada Shiksha' scriptures composed by Narada are also very popular.
 Without the discussion of Naradpuran, talk of Narad Ji's compositions will be incomplete.  This Purana is also known as an Encyclopaedia (Encyclopedia).
 Since Devarshi Narada has been the guru of Ved Vyasa, Maharishi Valmiki etc., it can also be said that by the grace of Munivara Narada, specific texts like Ramayana and Srimad Bhagwat have been attained to the world.

… … Whom Devarshi Narada showed the path of ‘Moksha'.

In this context, it would be appropriate to mention an interesting reference.  Once Maharishi Ved Vyas got very sad with Narada Muni and said, 'O Muniver!  I have described the essence of the four Vedas in the Mahabharata-text, a compilation of Puranas.  Why am I not getting satisfaction even after doing so much? '
 Devarshi Narada while addressing Vyasa ji, said that - 'You have not sung the glory of God in your text.  Narada Muni further added that "that knowledge is incomplete in which the sacred glory of Narayana is not described."
Then Maharishi Veda Vyasji composed Bhagwat Samhita with the leela of God.
 Narada ji's leela is not even here, but behind the devotion of the brave child Prahlada was the confidence generated by Narada Muni.  When Dhruv was going to the forest, hurt by the bitter word of step mother, Naradji gave 'Vasudev Mantra' to him.
 All such examples are present in the universe, from which it is known that Narada Muni led the way to many  people and led many to the path of devotion.
why Narada Muni does not stay anywhere?
There is an interesting story behind it.
 Once Daksha Prajapati produced ten thousand sons named 'Hariyashv', he also ordered them to expand the universe.  Meanwhile, by force, Devarshi Narada taught spiritual lessons to those sons and in this way they became disgusted.
 Due to this, Daksha Prajapati was very sad, but he did not give up and reproduced a thousand sons named 'Shabalaksha'.
Even where Naradji was also interested,  again he also turned 'Shabalakshas' towards the feet of God.  This time Daksha Prajapati became angry and cursed Narada that 'you will not be able to stay in one place for much longer'.
 Apparently, due to this reason, Narada Muni does not stay in one place.
You will be surprised to know that arrogance had also taken place in Narada Muni, who was so great ascetic and steeped in piety.  It sounds strange to hear, but the stories that say… say so.

Story related to Narada's ego will be published on this blog in a day or two.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

How lord Nara-Narayana destroyed the ego of Indra and Kamadeva.


How lord Nara-Narayana destroyed the ego of Indra and Kamadeva.


Lord Vishnu took avatar as the Nara-Narayana Rishis on earth to save the earth.  So know about this story…
There is mention of various gods and goddesses in Hinduism as well as many avatars taken by them from time to time and their leelas.  It is believed that Lord Vishnu has taken many avarars on the earth from time to time.  Out of which the number of devotees of Lord Rama and Shri Krishna is very high. But there were two more avatar of Lord Vishnu about whom we will tell you today. Narna and Narayan were two brothers who later propagated dharma on earth.

Lord Vishnu gave a boon to Shri Dharma and Ruchi that he would definitely be born in their house.  To fulfill this boon, he was born as Nara and Narayan as children of Shri Dharma and Ruchi. Lord Vishnu took avatar as two sages named Nara and Narayana through Shri Dharma's wife Ruchi. They were ascetic from birth.  So, after taking birth, they went to Badrivan to do penance.  Both sages penance leads to expansion of happiness and peace in the world.  Many sages-saints blessed their lives by receiving sermons from them.  Even today Lord Nara-Narayana continues in austere penance. They were took the avatar of Shri Krishna and Arjun in Dwapar yuga and destroyed the sinner from earth.

Nar-Narayan's tenacity was so strong that Devraj Indra himself started to be afraid of them. Once, seeing their fiery austerity, Devraj Indra thought that they wanted to take my Indrasana through penance. Because of this fear of his mind, Indra started making plans to dissolve the tenacity of Nar-Narayana. Therefore, he sent Kamdev and Apsaras to dissolve their penance.  But Kamadeva and Apsaras used to many attempt on them but had no effect on them. Kamadeva tried his best to distract Nar-Narayana with the help of the Apsaras, but they were completely unsuccessful.  Both were looking at Apsaras and Kamadeva with their divine eyes.

Kamadeva and apsaras start to tremble with fear of curse.  Seeing his condition, Lord Nara- Narayana said - You all do not affraid.  We welcome you all with love and happiness.

After listening to these words of Nara- Narayana, Kamadev was extremely ashamed and said that he did all this at the behest of Devraj Indra.  Kamadeva said, "You are completely knowledgeable and completely beyond the vices of Kama, keep your grace on us."

Great enlightened men become victorious on Kama due to the effect of serving your feets.  Gods have such a nature that when someone wants to rise above penance, then they disturbed his penance. They get angry even after conquering Kama.  Their penance is destroyed.  But you are Devadhidev Narayan.  How can Kama, angry ,disorders etc. comes in front of you? Please keep your blessings on us always.  This is our request to you. Lord Nara-Narayana was very pleased with the praise of Kamadeva and showed amazing leela through his yogamaya. Everyone saw that beautiful women like  Lakshmi were serving Nara.  Nar-Narayan said, you can take one of these women to heaven.

She will be the form of gem for heaven.  By obeying them, Kamadev departed with the best Apsara Urvashi among the Apsaras.  He went to Devsabha(Heaven) and introduced everyone to the incredible glory of Lord Nara-Narayana, hearing of which Devraj Indra was astonished and frightened. He felt special remorse over his thought  and misdeed towards Lord Nara-Narayana.

After seeing all this, Devraj Indra himself started to feel remorse and reached to apologize to Nar-Narayana.

Lord Nara-Narayana pardoned Indra and said that this is the land of Bholenath, by coming here all the disorders of the mind disappear.  You too should here do meditation to get the blessings of Mahadev. It is believed that Badrikashram is the place where Lord Shiva appeared to Nar-Narayana and Devaraja Indra.

According to the Hindu Puranas, the dharma was propagated on the earth by the penance of Nara-Narayana. It is also said that in Kedarnath and Badrikashram, Nara-Narayana still lives in austerity.
This is not a big miracle for Lord Nara-Narayana.  This shows the incredible glory of the effects of their tenacity.  

Sunday, November 29, 2020

How Kansa was come to end.


How Kansa was come to end.


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. Let us know why Kansa became so cruel and how Shri Krishna killed Kansa.



Birth of Kansa


Everyone knows that Kansa was killed by Lord Krishna but very few people know how Kansa was born.  Once upon a time, Yaduvanshi King Ugrasen used to rule in Mathura city.  He was married to Padmavati, the daughter of King Satyaketu of Vidarbha. After marriage, Maharaj Ugrasen fell in love with his wife Padmavati so much that he does not like to eat without her.  Time passed that one day Maharaj Satyaketu started remembering his daughter.  He sent the messenger to bring her.  The messenger went and asked Maharaj Ugrasena for his condition and informed about the restlessness of Maharaj Satyaketu. The heart did not agree, but Ugrasen also thought that it has been long since Padmavati too remembers her father.  Now Padmavati goes to Vidarbha with the messenger.  What happens after going there is that one day while walking with her friends, she reached a mountain, there was a very beautiful forest at the foot of the mountain and an equally beautiful pond was built there. The name of that pond was Sarvatobhadra.  All the girls started bathing in the pond.  At the same time, a monster named Gobhil passed through the sky, and his eyes fell on Padmavati.  He was fascinated by that and after getting information about her, Gobhil took the form of Ugrasen and went to the mountain and started singing songs in a sweet voice from his illusion. Padmavati feel this sound like Ugrasena and ran towards the mountain.  Seeing Ugrasen there she was shocked and happy , she asked how did you come here, Goghil, who became Ugrasen, said that he could not feel happy without her, so he came.  The two began to lose in each other that sudden Padmavati had see on his body and saw a scar that was not on Ugrasena's body. Then Padmavati came to know the truth of Gobhil but by then it was too late.  The monster Gobhil told her that the whole world will tremble with the cruelty of the children born of our union.  Time passed and Padmavati came to Ugrasen, Ugrasen loved Padmavati equally after known all this.  After conceiving for ten years, Padmavati gave birth to a child.  Whose name was Kansa.

Kansa also had a sister, named Devaki Both siblings had a lot of love.  If Devaki used to scratch, Kansa used to suffer.  Devaki also got married with time.  Devaki's marriage with Maharaj Vasudev was completed happily, but when Devaki was being sent off, it was Akashvani for Kansa that the eighth child of Devaki would kill him.  Kansa was terrified at this and thought of killing the sister whom he loved so much.


Birth of Shri Krishna


Vasudev suggested to Kansa, who had made the idea of ​​killing Devaki, that he would hand over each of his children as soon as they were born, so therefore he should not kill Devaki.  Kansa found Vasudev's suggestion appropriate and Vasudev and Devaki were put in jail. Now after the birth of the child, he was handed over to Kansa and Kansa would kill him.  When the turn of the seventh child came, shortly before his birth, Lord Vishnu, with the help of Yogmaya, placed Devaki's womb in the womb of Vasudeva's first wife Rohini.  Balarama was the child born from Rohini's womb. Gradually, the time also came when Shri Krishna was born as the eighth child.  All the Kansa's soldiers went into deep sleep, Vasudev's fetters opened, the gates of the prisons opened automatically.  Like any way Vasudev managed to reach friend Nand baba house with Shreekrishna.


Slaughter of kansa


At the same time, Nandarai and Yashoda had a daughter, which Nandarai handed over to Vasudeva.  Vasudev came back to jail with that daughter.  As soon as Kansa got the news of Devaki's eighth child, he reached the jail and started demanding Devaki's eighth son.  Kansa did not take pity on hearing that the daughter is not the eighth son, and as soon as he went ahead to kill her, the girl went into the sky and told Kansa that his killer  had been born.

Now after the eighth child, Akashvani came again and Kansa came to know that the one who killed him has been born.  He ordered the killing of all newborns.  Many attempts were made to kill the child Krishna but did not succeed.  Krishna and Balarama grew older.

Krishna continued to show his leelas and the day also came when Kansa summoned his death by inviting Shri Krishna and Balarama to Mathura.  Kansa had woven a trap for Krishna and Balarama, but when is God trapped in someone's trap? When the mad elephant was left behind them, his trunk was cut and killed. After this, they were challenged for the battle of Malla(wrestling), one by one, all the nobles of Kansa went to death.  Now Shri Krishna said that Kamsa uncle the pot of your sin is over.  After this, Shri Krishna killed Kansa. In this way, by killing Kansa, Lord Shri Krishna liberated the people of the earth from an oppressor.  The day the world was freed from the terror of Kansa is considered to be the day of Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month.

The zodiac names  of Shri Krishna and Kamsa are also similar to those of Rama-Ravana. It signifies intense hostility or friendship. In both cases, a clear description of the victory of justice over injustice and fierce enmity.  At the same moral of story, both Rama and Krishna had to face terrible conspiracies of elusive demons before the final victory.


Friday, November 27, 2020

Why was Surpanakha and Shri Krishna married?


Why was Surpanakha and Shri Krishna married?

 It is necessary to know about Surrapanakha before main story.

Shurpanakha, sister of Ravana and wife of Sri Krishna, yes this story is very interesting.  This story from Treta Yug to Dwapara Yuga is very interesting.  Know what Shurpanakha did, due to which she got the privilege of becoming the bride of God herself.
Hardly you know about Dandakaranya forests's ruler, Ravana's much-loved sister, Shurpanakha, that she had the privilege of being the wife of Sri Krishna.  The image of Shurpanakha in the common man is of a demon.  A woman who decided to take revenge on Sri Ram and Lakshman after being frustrated(that mean after cutting nose...after feeling insult) and inspired Ravana to fight. In the end it led to the destruction of its own dynasty.  But despite all this she became the wife of Shri Krishna, she was got salvation .  The great sages -saints is not able to achieve this happiness even after rigorous penance, but Shurpanakha got this blessing.

Hello friends, in this blog today we will talk about what was the name of Surpanakha or Surpnakha's husband, and the real name of Surpanakha!
 Friends, Surpanakha was the sister of Ravana, her real name was Supnakha which means beautiful nails's woman.
Because Surpanakha was so beautiful that men were fascinated by seeing her nails, that's why her name was Supnakha.
What was the name of Surpanakha's husband: - Surpanakha's husband's name was Vidhutjivh, who was the commander of a king named Kalakeya. Once there was a war between Kalkeya and Ravana and where Kalakeya's army was headed by Vidutjivah, on the other side of Ravana.  Ravan himself was leading the army.
The situation was difficult in front of Vidhutjivah as it was his duty to protect his kingdom but if he did so, he had his own brother-in-law in front.
Surpanakha had explained to Ravana that do not invade the capital of Kalakeya, but Ravana was blinded by the longing for the expansion of his kingdom.
 Vidhutjiv also decided to stand firm on his duty and stood in the battle in front of Ravana.
Ravana and Vidutjivah fought and Ravana killed Vidutjivah because Surpanakha was the wife of Vidutjiva so she was very sad and swore that one day she would destroy the entire family of Ravana.
 Therefore, she went to Shri Rama and started harassing him because she had understood that only Rama can defeat Ravana, so she encouraged enmity.
 And because of Surpanakha, there was war between Ram and Ravana.
 And in the end, Shri Ram won.
Now let's move on to today's basic topic: -
 Since birth, Shurpanakha's image has always been viewed with hatred due to the demonic kami and brutally massacred.  Even after doing penance for crores of births, even sages and saints are unable to see God.

Not only did Shurpanakha get the privilege of talking to Shri Ram, but Shri Ram also give her a oppertunity to talking Lakshmanji and also provide darshana of Bhaktiswaroopa Adhya Shakti Jagat Janani Jani Sita Mata.  Actually, the mystery of all this story is hidden in Shurpanakha's former birth.
There remains a curiosity as to what works Shurpanakha had done that resulted in her getting the privilege of meeting God. Humans and wise people always contemplate her, so let us know the story of Surpanakha's previous birth.
Surpanakha was Indra's nymph named Nayantara in a previous life.  It was counted among the prominent Apsaras like Urvashi Rambha Maneka etc.  Once the dance of Apsaras was going on in Indra's heaven, at that time Nayantara was also pointing with eyes while dancing. On seeing this, Indra was distracted and pleased over her.  Since then Nayantara became Indra's beloved.  At that time, a sage named Barja was doing penance on earth. Indra sent her to the earth to dissolve the austerity of the sage as he was pleased with Nayantara. But when the sage's penance was broken, he cursed her to be demonic.  On apologizing to the sage, the sage told her that you will have darshan of God in demonic form.  Then the same Apsara was born as Surpanakha after body sacrifice.
She had determined that, she would receive him when she saw God.  She went to Sri Rama Prabhu, making the same Nayantara form. But she is making a mistake that she has expressed her desire to get Lord Shri Ram as her husband. There is the process of attaining Parabrahma, only through devotion or vairagya (quietness ) can one achieve Parambrahma.  Surpanakha did not go to Bhakti Sita and Vairagi Lakshman, but she directly to Parambrahma and that was her biggest mistake. She wanted to separate Bhakti by becoming the wife of Shri Ram directly.  Apart from this, if she had taken shelter of vairagya, definetly  she had gained God. But not even taking renunciation, that is, not going to Laxman in the form of vairagya, and having come in ego and went directly to God, ego had come in her.  She says that there is no woman like me in the whole world, this means that there is no woman eligible in the world like me to be your wife.
It is not possible for the egoist to find God, yet he is sent to Laxman in the form of vairaga to get proper knowledge, so that she can know the correct process of meeting God.  Vairagya's form Lakshmana thought that the demon could not be to vairagi, so sent her back to the Lord, then the Lord said to her that I am in control of the devotee, then Surpanakha went to Sita Mata .
She thought that if the Lord is in control of this devotee, then I should eat this devotee. Therefore, Laxman ji got angry and cut his nose and dislocated the organ.
Then Surpanakha's Gyan Chakshu(Knowledge eye) opened up and became his assistant to carry out the work of the Lord.  After killing Ravana Kumbhakaran Meghnath etc. demon by the hand of God, She went to Pushkar to adopt the proper process of attainment of God and standing in the water started meditating on Lord Shiva.
10000 years later Lord Shiva appeared to Surpanakha and gave her a boon that in the Dwapara Yuga, Shri Rama would take the incarnation of Shri Krishna.  Then you will get Lord Shri Krishna in Kuvja form, then Shri Krishna will correct your hump and he will give you your beautiful Nayantara Apsara seductive form.  So friends, this was story according to which Lord Shri Krishna married Surpanakha.
Also read this article .....
Story Of Kubja's Previous Birth


Thursday, November 26, 2020

To write the Mahabharata of Ved Vyas, Lord Ganesha had laid this condition and got a name Ekadanthari,


To write the Mahabharata of Ved Vyas, Lord Ganesha had laid this condition and got a name Ekadanthari, know the whole story


Ganapati Bappa is the most popular deity among the deities, who is worshiped by devotees in many beautiful forms and names, and the stories associated with his name are equally interesting.  One such name of Lord Ganesha is Ekadanthari, behind which there are not one, but three stories.

A story of his being called Ekadanthari is found in the Bhavishya Purana, according to which his elder brother, Kumar Karthikeya, broke his teeth in childhood due to his naughty behavior .
 The second story is that he had a broken tooth due to Parashuram ji's ax .. Apart from these, there is a third and interesting story.

Ganesh ji made a pen by his teeth 
According to the third legend, all the gods were troubled by the terror of a monster named Gajmukhasura.  After which they requested Gajanan to kill that monster.  According to beliefs, Ganesh broke his teeth and challenged Gajmukhasura for the war.
Gajmukhasura, upon seeing his death near, took the form of a rat and started running here and there.  Then, holding him, Ganesh made his vehicle.
Apart from these, there is a fourth and interesting story
 Whose context is related to Mahabharata.  Everyone has known this writing of Mahabharata by Sri Ganesh, but before writing Mahabharata, he had placed a condition in front of Maharishi Ved Vyas, but few people know about it.  This condition is related to the interesting subject of Shree Ganesh being called Ekadanthari….

For the creation of an epic named Maharishi Ved Vyasa Mahabharata, he was looking for a writer who would not interrupt the pace of his thoughts.  In this sequence, he remembered Lord Ganesha, the lord of wisdom, and insisted that Shri Ganesh be the author of his epic.  Ganesh ji agreed to him, but also placed a condition.

Sriganesh had told Maharishi Ved Vyas that if my pen does not stop even for a moment while writing, then I can become the author of this book. Then Ved Vyas ji would say some such verses that it would take some time for Shree Ganesh do not write without understand them .. Meanwhile, Maharishi Ved Vyas used to do other things.

In this way, two maharathis started to play their roles sitting face to face together.  But in the meantime, an incident happened .. Maharishi Vyas started speaking the story at a very fast pace just to break the pride of Ganesha .. And at the same speed Lord Ganesha continued to write the epic, but due to this speed immediately  Ganesh ji's pen broke, he failed to keep pace with the speed of the sage.
Giving up in this situation, Ganesh ji broke one of his teeth and continued to write it by dipping it in ink. Seeing this, the sage understood that Gajanan's quick wit and dedication was no match and he gave Ganesha a new name Ekdanta.  At the same time, Ganeshji also understood that he had become a little proud of his writing speed and he was underestimating the ability of the sage.
After both sides accepted each other's strength, ability and intelligence, the work of writing the epic began to take place with equal passion and energy.  It is said that this epic took three years to complete. In these three years, Ganesha did not stop the sage even for a single moment, while Maharishi also fulfilled the condition.


Friday, November 6, 2020

Ashwatthama: Why say the most 'hateful' character of the Mahabharata period.

Ashwatthama: Why say the most 'hateful' character of the Mahabharata period.


Every part of the Mahabharata, each character has the ability to capture the mind of any people.  Whether you like any character or dislike it…
But you can't ignore any character!
 In spite of all these characters, if any character of Mahabharata is considered to be the most abominable, then it is not Duryodhana, not Dushasan… Shakuni or any other… but he is Drona-son Ashwatthama.
Yes!  The same Ashwatthama who was a big archer like Arjuna and Karna, then what is the reason behind it being considered the most disgusting?
He only supported Duryodhana and Duryodhana was also supported by Maharathi Karna… Then history consider him as Danveer, Maharathi Karna, so why does history hate Ashwatthama?
If there is talk of supporting Duryodhana, then he was also supported by Gangaputra Bhishma and Ashwaththama's father Acharya Drona, then why does history not blame them as much as Ashwatthama!
Come, to understand this, let's go on a journey to the Kurukshetra…
After all the efforts of peace were unsuccessful, the Kaurava and Pandava armies were face to face in the battle field.  When Maharathi Bhishma was appointed the commander in chief on behalf of the Kauravas, the Pandavas made Drupada-son Dhristadhumna as their chief commander. 
There was a fierce genocide for the first ten days of the war.  Blood shed heavily on both sides, many warriors were killed… but there was no scope of finding results.  Disappointment was growing in the Pandavas' side with the Ganga-son Bhishma standing unbroken wall on behalf of the Kauravas. He had the boon of wish-death.  Then at the behest of Shri Krishna, Yudhishthira himself went and asked Gangaputra Bhisma for the remedy of his death.  After that, we all know that Arjun removed Pitamah Bhishma from the battle ground by raising Shikhandi forward.
But the Pandavas' trouble is not over here!
 After that, like Acharya Drona and Bhishma, who became the chief commander of the Kauravas, he was also a disciple of Parshuram and was also a Guru to teach the Pandavas.  Now the Guru is a Guru… He is well aware of his disciples.
In such a situation, the Guru Drona had taking  four more days during the war and by then the Pandavas realized that like Bhishma, Acharya Drona could not be defeated in direct war. It was to be realized that a conspiracy was hatched against Guru Drona and this conspiracy can be considered as the seed which made Ashwatthama the most despicable character in history.
The Kaurava side was adept at conspiring!
 The killing of Abhimanyu under the command of Dronacharya himself had ruined all the rules of war.  In such a situation, if there is any conspiracy by the Pandavas, then there is a straightforward logic.
Well, Dronacharya stood up as alike wall and every day the 'Chakravyuh' type plan by started causing trouble to the Pandavas.  In this case, call it a conspiracy or a plan… It was plan around the son-fascination of Dronacharya.
What was it that Dronacharya was very upset since his poverty days and then his heart was broken when he saw that his son ie his wife Kruipi was applying rice paste on his mouth .  That is so that Ashwatthama's friends understand that Ashwatthama has come by drinking milk.
Well, that is another story.
 Understand in simple terms that Dronacharya loved his son a lot, without him he was sure to get senseless.
 So the plan of the Pandavas in Dharmakshetra-Kurukshetra was clear that-
 Mahabali Bhima will kill an elephant named Ashwatthama and make a noise that he "killed Ashwatthama".
Hearing his victorious noise, Dronacharya will be shocked, but he will also verify this with the truthful Yudhishthira.
 Dharmaraja Yudhishthira at first deny  to give false verification, but the department ie… Pandavas including Shri Krishna had tremendous pressure on Yudhishthira.
 Seeing no other way, Yudhishthira was finally ready…
We all know the story ahead -
 After Yudhishthira verified the news of Ashwatthama's death, Dronacharya's mental balance was disturbed and he sat in one place and started controlling his disordered breath.
 Meanwhile, Drupada-son Dhristadhumna, who was born for this occasion… cut Dronacharya's head with his sword.
 Later, when Ashwatthama came to know all this, he took it as 'personal'.  It mean how…
Suppose he thought how Pandavas could kill his father by lying like this!
 Shocked him and then he made a dangerous vow to his heart, which made him the most despicable character of Mahabharata.
The war of Mahabharata had ended.
 Many warriors had been killed, even their dynasty had ended.
  Mahabali Bhima had breaking Duryodhana's thigh and he was counting the last breath of death.  Five sons of Pandavas were also killed by Ashwatthama at bedtime.
 In such a situation, there was no hope left of the Pandava dynasty…
 Or was it left?
 Yes, there could have been a child who would have carried the lineage of Pandavas!
 Abhimanyu's wife, Uttara, had a hope of the Pandava dynasty in her womb, and Drona-son Ashwatthama knew this.
Just then he did the worst work of Mahabharata!
 Even after killing the five sons of the Pandavas at bedtime, he was not full of heart…
 Then… to end the hope of the Pandava dynasty, he gave up Brahmashirastra, however, Arjuna also used Brahmashirastra in response, but he later withdrew Brahmashirastra for the good of creation, while Ashwatthama did not know to withdraw this weapon. 
So finally, Uttara's womb was destroyed ... It was Yogeshwar Shri Krishna's grace that the child born out of Uttara's womb got life and later he became famous as Maharaj Parikshit.
 But Ashwatthama was yet to be punished for his act!
Yogeshwar Shreekrishna became enraged by the act of Ashwatthama and this was perhaps the first time of the Mahabharata, when very harsh words came out of Shri Krishna's own mouth!
 Earlier, Shrikrishna had given moksha to other sinners like Shishupala, Kansa.
 But Ashwatthama's crime was not worthy of salvation!
 That is why the 'Mani' of his forehead was snatched at the behest of Shri Krishna and Ashwatthama received a cursed  that he would bear the punishment of his sins for long time.
Not only this, Ashwatthama's forehead where the gem was seated, made a wound, which according to the references, it was cursed and leaking of blood for long time.
 Since then it is believed that Ashwatthama is alive and is still facing the punishment of his sins.
 This work done by Ashwatthama in Dwapar Yuga was the most heinous.  Apparently, despite being a great archer warrior, despite being a paternal-devotee, the act Ashwatthama did in anger and jealousy… no value for his qualities!
It is doubtful whether history will ever forgive Ashwatthama?
 What is the opinion of you readers on Ashwatthama's character and his act?

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Ashwatthama: Avatar of Lord Shiva is still alive on earth.

Ashwatthama: Avatar of Lord Shiva is still alive on earth.


The results of karma is very peculiar.  Sometimes, by virtue of the grace of God, when the sin & virtues move in parallel, then the condition of life also gets pulled in a different direction.  But where the burden of sinful deeds is on the mind, then the human does not get peace anywhere and he moves moves here & there, but the sins keep him disturbed. If the virtues pulled him towards the good path, then the sins lead him to the wrong  way.  It can also be seen as something like the struggle of the sea churning of Devas and Asuras in which fourteen gems appear.  Likewise, there is upheaval in our mind like churning of the sea. Our thoughts, which are full by the effects of the acts of natural previous births, spontaneously drag us into the present birth towards good deeds or sin deeds.  In this context, while giving the Gita knowledge in the Mahabharata war, Lord Shri Krishna says that Arjuna, you do not want to fight, yet you will be bound to fight by the flow of inspired virtues and rituals of your birth.

In this context, the amazing truth of life is hidden.  Thousands elephants's power is in this mind, which can distract the ordinary -extraordinary man and bring him from anywhere.

Now see Ashwatthama, the warrior  of Mahabharata. He is one of the seven Sanjeevan Devas who are worshiped in the morning with a mantra for long life.  That Ashwatthama is immortal but due to curse and his sin, he wanders on the restless earth with his wounds.

Ashwatthama was born to Drona, the son of the sage Bharadwaja.  His mother was Kripi, the daughter of sage Shardwan.  Dronacharya's gotra was Angira. Brahmin Drona married Kripi to get children by orders of ancestors. Kripi was also very religious, simple  and virtuous.  Both were from poor family. As soon as he was born, Ashwatthama uttered a loud word like horse's voice which resonated in all directions and sky.  Then Akashvani said that the name of this special child will be Ashwatthama.

Fear of Ashwatthama in the Mahabharata war: When the army of demons led a terrible attack under the leadership of Ghatotkacha all the Kaurava heroes fled.  Then Ashwatthama stood there alone.  He killed Anjanaparva, the son of Ghatotkacha.  He also killed an Akshohini army of Pandavas and wounded Ghatotkacha.

Ashwatthama was the Maharathi of the Kaurava army.  Kururaj organized the eleven Akshohini army of his side under the command of eleven commander .  Ashwatthama holds a prominent position among the eleven commanders.

Here in the war, Arjuna, Krishna, Yudhishthira, Bhima, Nakula, Sahadeva, Drupada, Dhrishtadumra and Ghatotkacha etc. were fighting.  In spite of him, Ashwatthama killed 90 sons of Kuntibhoj, heroes like Balanik, Shataniq, Jayashva, Shrutahya, Hemmali, Parshvdhra and Chandrasen were killed  in the battle and drove away Yudhishthira's army.  Fear and terror spread in the Pandava's side in view of this demolition by Ashwatthama.  Now it was very important to stop Ashwatthama.  Everyone was considering it otherwise the defeat was certain the next day.

Ashwatthama elephant killed : Drona is made new commander at the behest of Karna in the battle of the tenth day after Bhishma lying on arrow's bed. Duryodhana and Shakuni tell Drona that if he take Yudhishthira captive, the war will end automatically.  When at the end of the day, Drona proceeds to defeating Yudhishthira in battle and to arrest him , then that Arjuna comes and stops him with his arrow's rain. Nakula was with Yudhishthira and Arjuna also returned to Yudhishthira.  Thus the Kauravas could not capture Yudhishthira.

But with the increasing destructive power of Drona, panic spreads in the Pandavas' camp.  The father and son together ensured the defeat of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata war.  Seeing the defeat of the Pandavas, Shri Krishna asked Yudhishthira to resort to deceit. Under this plan, in the war it was spread that 'Ashwatthama was killed' but Yudhishthira was not ready to lie.  Then the elephant of a king named Avantiraja, whose name was Ashwatthama, was slaughtered by Bhima.  After this, in the war it was spread that 'Ashwatthama was killed.'

When Guru Dronacharya asked Dharmaraja Yudhishthira to know the truth of Ashwatthama, he replied, "Ashwatthama is killed but an elephant."

At the same time Shri Krishna performed the Sankhnaad, due to which the noise of Guru Dronacharya could not hear the last word 'elephant' and he understood that my son was killed.  Hearing this, he gave up his arms and closed his eyes in the battlefield and sank into mourning.  This was the occasion when Draupadi's brother Dhrishtadumara, knowing Dronacharya was unarmed, beheaded him with a sword.  This news was horribly tragic for Ashwatthama.  After the deceitful murder of the father, Ashwatthama laid down all the rules of war.

Use of Brahmshirastra on the 18th day of Mahabharata: On the eighteenth day three warriors of the Kauravas are left - Ashwatthama, Kripacharya and Kritavarma.  On this day, Ashwatthama vowed to kill the Pandavas, but he did not understand how to kill the Pandavas.  Ashwatthama was thinking this only when an owl attacked the crows at night, the owl kills them all. Seeing this incident, Ashwatthama had the same idea in his mind, and with the help of Kripacharya and Kritavarma, in the dark night, he reached the Pandavas' camp and beheaded the 5 sons of the sleeping Pandavas as Pandavas.  When Dhritishdumra wakes up from this incident, Ashwatthama kills him too.

Everyone condemns this misdeed of Ashwatthama.  Unhappy with the murder of her sons, Draupadi starts mourning.  Hearing his lamentation, Arjuna vowed to cut Ashwatthama's head.  Hearing Arjuna's pledge, Ashwatthama escaped, then Arjuna followed him by making Shri Krishna a charioteer and taking his Gandiva-bow. Ashwatthama did not get protection anywhere, due to fear, he used Brahmashirastra on Arjuna.  Arjuna also had to use Brahmashirastra under compulsion.  At the prayer of the sages, Arjuna withdrew his weapon but Ashwatthama turned his brahmashirastra towards Abhimanyu's widow Uttara's womb.  Krishna saves Uttara's womb with his power.

Finally Shri Krishna said, "O Arjuna! Dharmatma, sleeping, inattentive, drunk, mad, ignorant, chariotless, women and child killing is forbidden according to dharma. He has behaved against dharma, killing sleeping innocent children.  If he alive, he will commit sin again, so immediately fulfill your vow by killing him and placing his severed head in front of Draupadi. ​​"

Even after hearing these words of Shri Krishna, Arjuna took pity on his guru son and took Ashwatthama alive in the camp and put him in front of Draupadi.  Draupadi, looking at the tied Guru's son like an animal, said, "O Aryaputra, this is the Guru's son.  You have gained knowledge of these unique weapons from his father.  Acharya Drona is standing in front of you as a son. By killing him, his mother Krupi would be just like me and mourn the son in mourning.  She did not sati with Dronacharya because of her special attachment to the son.  Kripi's soul will constantly curse me.  My dead sons cannot come back after killing him, then you should free him. "Hearing these religious utterances of Draupadi, everyone praised her.  To this, Shri Krishna said, "O Arjuna!  According to the scriptures, it is a sin not to punish the sinner, so do what is right. "

Realizing his point, Arjuna cut Ashwatthama's head hair with his sword and took out the gem of his forehead.  Once Mani came out, he became powerless.  Later Shri Krishna cursed Ashwatthama to wander for 3 thousand years.  Finally Arjuna expels him from the camp in the same humiliated state.  Ashwatthama was the son of Dronacharya.  Dronacharya pleased Shiva with his penance and got a son named Ashwatthama .

Ashwatthama had many powers given to him by Shiva.  He was incaration of Shiva himself.  Since birth, Ashwatthama had a priceless gem on his forehead which kept him fearless from the demons, monster, weapons, disease, deity, serpent etc.  Due to this gem, no weapon could be affected. While giving life to Ashwatthama, Draupadi suggested Arjuna to take off his gem.  Therefore, Arjuna took his gem and gave him life.  Arjuna gave this gem to Draupadi whom Draupadi gave to Yudhishthira.

According to Shiva Mahapuran (Shatrudrasamhita-37) Ashwatthama is still alive and he resides on the banks of the Ganges but it is not stated where his residence is.



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