Showing posts with label Ramayana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ramayana. Show all posts

Thursday, August 6, 2020

What is the reason behind offering sindoor to Hanuman ji?


What is the reason behind offering sindoor to Hanuman ji?  Know here

Why Hanuman ji is offered sindoor, know- religious significance

Sindoor has great importance in Hinduism.  Sindoor is considered to be auspicious.  Sindoor is also very fond by Hanumanji. Though many Gods and Goddesses like Ganeshji, Mataji and Bhairav ​​Maharaj are offered sindoor, but Hanumanji is mainly offered sindoor.  Today I am telling you that why sindoor is offered to Hanumanji?
Hanumanji is a dear devotee of Shriramji.  Hanumanji also takes the same thing from which Shri Ramji benefits.  Rama and Sita always sit in his heart.  He is ready to do anything to get the blessings of Lord Rama.

Sri Hanuman, the supreme devotee of Lord Rama, is the one who imparts strength, wisdom and knowledge. Devotees offer sindoor to their adorable Sri Hanuman with great love.  It is believed that offering sindoor pleased Bajrang Bali. But have you ever wondered why Hanuman ji is offered sindoor and why does he always wear a sindoor colored cloth?  Though sindoor is a symbol of good luck and energy, but two stories are popular about offering sindoor to Hanuman ji. Lord Hanuman is an ardent devotee of Shri Rama.  Hence he is also called Rambhakta Hanuman.  Worshiping Lord Hanuman, the supreme devotee of Shri Rama, removes every obstacle in life.  Lord Hanuman is worshiped on Tuesday.  Many people offer sindoor to Hanuman ji on completion of the vow.

There are two very interesting stories behind offering sindoor to Lord Hanuman.  Which only few people know.

According to this legend, Lord Hanuman once saw Mother Sita applying vermilion in her forehead.  Seeing this, he wonderfully asked her why she had applied this sindoor on her forehead. Sita ji while answering the question of Brahmachari Hanuman said that by applying sindoor, my lord (Husband) has longevity and he remains happy .  She also said that my husband is be pleased on me. Hanuman ji was very happy to hear this.  He thought that if Shri Ram could be happy with sindoor with little quantity , then if I applied sindoor on the whole body, he would be very happy with me also and by applying sindoor on the whole body, Shri Ram would become immortal. Hanuman ji presented himself in front of Shri Ram by applying sindoor on the whole body.  When he reached the meeting, Shri Ram started laughing at seeing him and was very happy to see Hanuman ji's love.  Seeing Sri Rama happy, Hanuman ji became strongly convinced of Sita ji's words.  For this reason, sindoor is offered to the devotee Hanuman.
Ramji was shocked when he saw Hanuman in this form.  When Rama asked Hanuman the reason for applying sindoor all over his body, Hanumanji clearly said that this will make you immortal and I too will get your affection like mother Sita.  Hearing this, Shrirama got emotional and embraced Hanumanji.  Since That Time, sindoor is very dear to Hanumanji and Hanumanji is happy on offering sindoor.
If we talk about scientific vision, then according to science, every color has a special type of energy.  The sindoor is a symbol of energy and when the devotee tilak(applying sindoor on head) with it after offering Hanumanji, the energy center between the two eyes becomes active.  Doing this brings good thoughts to the mind.  At the same time, the energy of God is attained by offering ghee mixed sindoor to Hanumanji, obstacles are eliminated.
According to another story, when Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya with his wife Sita after the Lanka victory, the monkey army was given a farewell.  Mother Sita took off the garlands studded with precious pearls and diamonds from her neck and wore him while giving  presents to Hanuman ji. Lord Rama was not mentioned in any of the beads or diamonds of the garland.  Therefore Hanuman ji was not happy.  Then Sita ji applied sindoor on the forehead of Hanuman ji.  Sita ji told Hanuman ji that she does not have anything more important than this.  Since then Hanuman ji started to be offered sindoor.  Sindoor is a symbol of boundless energy.  This brings positiveness in life.  Hanuman ji gets positive energy by offering sindoor and oil , red cloth and touching the idol.  People who are suffering from Shani Dev must offer oil and sindoor to Bajrang Bali.
Sindoor is also given great importance in Hinduism.  According to Indian tradition, sindoor is considered the crown of any suhagan's (married wowam whose husband is alive) forehead.  Sindoor is also used for the well-being of married life.  It is said that sindoor is mainly orange in color.  Women use it for good luck and makeup.  A marriage without sindoor cannot be imagined.  It is linked to Mars.  Therefore it is considered to be auspicious.

Friday, July 24, 2020

The story of Ravana's previous birth



The story of Ravana's previous birth

Hello friends

            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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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Story of curses(PART-10)


Story of curses(PART-10)

Hello friends, I am with you once again with the stories of the curse series. Today's article is very good, you will all like it very much.  I feel very happy to present the last part of the stories of the curse series. I request all of you not to think that I will not write stories related to the curses. Many stories related to curses are yet to be written.  Whenever I get such time, I will be present with stories for you again. For now, I will now tell the glory of fasting stories in front of people. Therefore, you should wait for my new article.  And in the end, all of you are requested to share my article on social media if you like my article.

69. Saptrishis cursed to king Nahusha.

By killing Vritrasura, Indra incurred the sin of brahmacharya.  To avoid this sin, Indra was going to do penance.  Now Indrasana cannot be kept empty, so search for such a worthy king who can see the work of heaven for some days in the absence of Indra.


Nahusha was a very majestic king on earth.  In front of Nahusha, all the Gods proposed to take charge of heaven.  Nahusha confesses to Indra by saying that it is difficult to escape the sovereignty of heaven.  On the plea of ​​the deities again, king Nahusha accepted this proposal in the interest of world's welfare .
Indra went to penance by giving King Nahusha the throne of heaven. Nahush started seeing the rule. There was also the throne of Indrani, next to the throne of Indra. Indrani's seat was empty in Indra's absence.  Nahusha, who became temporary Indra, asked the ministers to make Indrani sit on Indra's throne.
On this, the ministers said that this is possible only when you get married to Indrani ("Shachi") and she becomes your ardhangani(wife).  Nahusha sent marriage proposal to Shachi.  Indrani was very worried about this proposal and she went to consult Devguru Brihaspati in this matter.
It did not take long for Guru Brihaspati to understand that the ego-born arrogance has arisen in Nahusha. More important than the eradication of this ego was to strive for Sati Shachi's chastity.
Devguru advised Indrani to speak to temporary Indra Nahusha, if he comes in a sedan attached to the Saptarishis, then I will married him.
Hearing such a message from Shachi, Nahusha soon summoned the shaptrishis to the meeting and ordered that you carry my palanquin and take it to Indrani. King Nahusha was Indra at that time and it would have been treason to not listen to Indra, so the sages accepted it as the king's order.
The sedan was placed on the shoulders of the sages and Nahush walked towards Indrani's palace. Nahusha have to reached near Indrani with a certain time, then only Nahusha would be able to prove his will.  But the sages did not have the habit of doing physical labor, so they were tired and again and again putting the sedan off the shoulder and putting it down.
The sage was enraged by this behavior of the king and he cursed the king.  Due to the curse of the sages, Nahusha fell on the earth as a giant python . During the Mahabharata period, he had a question-and-answer conversation with Yudhishthira and was freed for curse.
When the Pandavas were wandering in exile.  Then Bhima found a python in the forest.  This python caught Bhima.  Bhima, who is considered very powerful, had the same force as 10,000 elephants.  He never lost in front of anyone.  But that python grabbed Bhima tightly and Bhima fainted.
 During this time, Yudhishthira reached there searching for Bhima and asked the dragon if you are a god because no ordinary creature can catch Bhima in the way that you have caught.
That python said to Yudhishthira that I am your ancestor.  My name is Nahush.  I have done many yajanas because of which I became so powerful and I was made the Indra of heaven.  This made me ego and I raised my palanquin from the Saptarishis and I have insulted Agastya Rishi too, due to which he cursed me to become a python . When I realized my mistake, I apologized to him.
At that time, Agastya Rishi said that when a person comes and answers your questions correctly then you will be free from this curse.  Agastya also gave him a boon that when you are a python , then if you find someone stronger than you, then his power will decrease in front of you and you will be able to make it own food.  Even though Bhima is my descendant but due to animal nature I cannot leave it because it is my diet.
On this Yudhishthira said that please leave my brother and I am ready to answer your questions.
Yudhishthira answered all the questions of King Nahusha. Hearing Yudhishthira's religious talk, Nahusha, who became a python , was very satisfied.  After this he left Bhima and he too got freedom from his curse.

Story lessons

 Everyone deserves the opportunity to show their talent one day or the other.  But on those occasions people make mistakes and lose everything.  To boast about anything is the biggest mistake . Therefore, we should avoid wealth and sovereignty ("ego").

70. Rishi Matang cursed to vaanarraj Bali.

Vanararaj Bali and Sugriva are discussed in the Ramayana.  These two brothers were very affectionate, but due to a misunderstanding, both of them became known enemies of each other.  Due to this enmity, Sugriva had to hide on a mountain where Bali could not go.  A very special reason for not going to Bali on this mountain was his own strength and might.  Let's know how Bali's strength became his weakness.
Bali had helped the gods with his force at the time of the churning of the ocean.  He was married to Apsara Tara as a prize.  Bali also defeated Ravana with his force.  Once the demon named Dundubhi started to challenge Bali for war. A war broke out between the two. Bali killed Dundubhi and in anger picked up his body and threw it several kilometers away from the sky.  A few drops of blood from Dundubhi's body, flying in the air, fell into the ashram of Mathang Rishi.  Seeing the drops of blood, the sage became very angry.
The sage Mathang knew from his tapobal(penance's power)who and why he had done this work.  Bali had slaughtered the demon as he fought for war, so there was no harm in killing him, but it was a sin to insult one's dead body by force and desecrate the ascetic's ashram.  Outraged by Bali's behavior, the sage Matang cursed Bali that he would die if he came within a distance of his ashram.
Mathang Rishi's ashram was located near Rishyamuk mountain.  It is believed that the mountain located in southern India, at a distance from the Virupaksha temple of the ancient Vijayanagara empire, was called Rishyamuk in that period and this is the Rishyamuk mountain of Ramayana period. Sugriva had knowledge of this incident and Bali also knew that he was cursed by sage Mathang.
Therefore, he did not go towards Rishimuk mountain even by mistake.  When Bali expelled Sugriva from the kingdom and wanted to kill him, Sugriva along with his associates fled to the cave on Mount Rishimuk.  This cave came to be called Sugriva Cave.  Lord Rama and Sugriva met in this cave. At this place Sugriva lived with his advisors, who always stood by him as his supporters.  Mahabali Hanumanji was also included in these.  Even today a temple is built on this mountain near the cave, where the idol of Sun God and Sugriva is installed.  Later Sri Ram slaughtered Bali, making Sugriva king of Kishkindha.

71. Shridama cursed to Radharani.

It is said that the love of Radha and Krishna is immortal for centuries and for centuries.  There love is so deep that Radha's name always comes before Krishna.  Despite having sixteen thousand queens of Sri Krishna, only Radharani's name is taken with Krishna.  Despite such love, Radha and Krishna could never meet.  Do you know the reason behind this?

Today we tell you that due to which Radha and Shri Krishna could not get married in spite of their unwavering love and bondage.  Actually, the reason behind this was a curse received to Radha.  Yes, according to the legend mentioned in the Brahmavaveart Purana, she could never get her love due to the curse that Radha ji received.
 According to Brahmavaveart Purana, Radha, beloved of Sri Krishna, used to live with him in Golok. Once in the absence of Radha, Shri Krishna was staying with his wife Virja.   When Radha Rani see Shreekrishna engage with another woman,  and Radha Rani did could not control own anger and misbehave with Sri Krishna.  Distracted by Radha's wrath, Virja took the form of a river and drifted from there.
Sri Krishna's friend and servant  Shridama present there at that time did not find it right to Radharani 's words as and he insulted Radha Rani very much in anger.  Sridama could not hear bitter words from Radha's mouth for his Lord Krishna and in anger, he also committed this sin.
Radha became even more angry with Sridama's behavior and she cursed Sridama that he would be born in the demon clan in the next life.  Then in response to this, Sridama cursed Radha to be born on earth as a human. At the same time, Sridama cursed Radha that in human form she will always yearn to receive her life dear Sri Krishna.  Due to this curse in the next birth, Sridama became a demon named Shankhchud.  Due to the  Shridama's curse, Radha Rani had to be born as the daughter of Vrisbhanu and Kirti.
Shortly after taking birth on earth, the curse found in pre-birth started to have an effect on the life of Radha Rani. After finishing Rasleela, Sri Krishna had to go from Vrindavan to battle Kansa and it was from here that Radha and Shrikrishna's separation began. After Sri Krishna's departure, Radha is married to a Vaishya Rayana and she is overcome by Shri Krishna's love forever.  It is said about Radha that she returned to Vaikunth by setting her shadow near her husband Rayan.
So in this way Radha and Shri Krishna could not meet due to the curse of Sridama but their love is still immortal.

72. Bali's wife cursed to Shreeram.

One of the mythological stories related to Lord Rama is associated with the slaughter of Bali by him.  According to this legend, Ram ji was cursed by Apsara for killing Bali and due to this curse Sita Maa went away from Ram ji's life. According to the mythology associated with the legend of Bali and Shri Ram ji, Bali was the son of Indra and he was very strong.  Bali also had a brother named Sugriva.
There was considerable heartly's distance between Sugriva and Bali and it is said that Bali had taken away his brother's kingdom and his wife from him. Due to which Sugriva wanted to take revenge on his brother and wanted to regain his kingdom. Sugriva met him at the time of Ram ji's exile. While meeting Ram ji, Sugriva told him about his brother and asked Ram ji for help to regain his kingdom.  Ram Ji also agreed to help Sugriva.  While telling Ram ji about his brother, Sugriva said that his brother is very strong and half of the power of the person who fights his brother goes to him. Because of which it is difficult to defeat my brother.  After listening to Sugriva, Ram ji decided not to go in front of Bali and at the time when there was a war between Bali and Sugriva, Ram ji killed Bali by shooting arrows from behind the tree.
After hearing the news of Bali's death, his wife felt very sad and Tara became angry when she came to know how her husband was killed.  Not only this, Tara, who was the nymph, cursed Ram ji.  While cursing Ram ji, Tara said that Ram will lose his wife once again.
Also, in the next life, Ram ji will die at the hands of her husband.  Tara's curse became true and Ram Ji lost Sita again after freeing Sita from Ravana's captivity. At the same time, in the next life, Ram ji took the incarnation of Shri Krishna and he was killed by the incarnation of Bali i.e. Bhil Zara and in this way the curse given to Rama by Tara came true.  Let us tell you that Lord Rama was the seventh incarnation of Vishnu and Lord Shri Krishna was the eighth incarnation of Vishnu.

73. Shreeganesha and Tulsi cursed to each other.

According to Hindu beliefs, Lord Ganesha is worshiped before any auspicious work.  This tradition has been going on since long.  Everyone knows how Lord Ganesha was born and how the head of elephant was added in place of his forehead.  But today we are telling you about such a different legend when Lord Ganesha cursed the tulsi to be a tree in anger.


According to the legend, Ganesha was doing penance.  Meanwhile, Tulsi is the daughter of Dharmatmaj, departed on a pilgrimage with a desire to marry.  Tulsi reached the banks of the Ganges while touring.  She saw Ganesha busy in penance and was fascinated by them. Tulsi distracts him from the desire to marry. Seeing the intention of Tulsi, Ganesh Ji said that it is inauspicious to break the tenacity and after declaring himself to be a brahmachari, turned down the proposal of marriage of Tulsi.  It is said that Tulsi was very sad due to Ganesha's refusal and in a fit of anger she cursed Ganesha for two marriages.
On the other hand, Ganesh ji cursed Tulsi that she would be married to a demon.  Also, Lord Ganesha cursed Tulsi to be a tree.  Hearing the curse of being the wife of a demon, Tulsi apologized to Ganesha. Then Shri Ganesh Ji said that you will be married to a demon named Shankhchud.
But then you will be give blessed with life and salvation for the world in Kaliyuga, besides being dear by Lord Vishnu and Shri Krishna.  But offering basil in my worship will not be considered auspicious.  It is said that since then Tulsi is not used in the worship of Lord Ganesha.

74. Shravan kumar's parent cursed to king Dashratha.

 Whenever there is a matter of maternal-paternal devotion, first of all remember the name of Shravan Kumar. The name of Shravan Kumar will remain immortal for motherhood and patriotism in history.  The story of Shravan Kumar dates back to the time when Maharaja Dasharatha use to ruled over Ayodhya.
Shravan's parents were blind.  Shravan loves his parents very much.  Her mother had raised Shravan after suffering a lot.  As Shravan grew older, he would get more and more help in his parents' work.
Waking up in the morning, Shravan would fill the river with water for the parents.  Used to bring wood from the forest.  The stove cooks the food.  Mother refuses him- 'Son Shravan, why do you work so hard for us?  I can cook food.  You will get tired after doing so much work. '  'No mother, I do not get tired of doing the work of you and father.  I enjoy it. You can't see.  While making bread, your hands will burn. '
'Oh God!  Every parent should have a son like our Shravana.  How much does he take care of us?  Parents do not get tired of blessing Shravan.  Shravan's parents worshiped God daily.  Shravan brings flowers for his worship, sets a pedestal for sitting.  Shravan also worshiped with parents.  Shravan grew up serving his parents.  After completing household chores, Shravan goes out to work.  Now his parents do not have to work.
One day Shravan's parents said- 'Son, you have fulfilled all our wishes.  Now one wish remains. '  'Which wish mother?  What does father want?  You give permission  I will fulfill your wish while I am alive. '
' Son our age is over, now we want to go on pilgrimage to the service of God .  May we find peace at the feet of God. '  Shravan got into thinking.  In those days there were no buses or trains like today.  Those people could not even walk much.  While thinking of how to fulfill the wishes of the parents, Shravan figured out a solution.
Shravan took two big baskets.  They were tied with rope at both ends of a strong stick.  In this way a big kanwar was formed.  Then he lifted the parents and placed them in a basket each.  Hearing parents hanged on sticks at shoulder and started going on pilgrimage.
Shravan takes them one by one to many pilgrimage places.  They went, Kashi, Prayag went everywhere.  The parents could not see, so Shravan would tell them all the things about the shrine.  The parents were very happy.  One day the mother said- 'Son Shravan, you have become eyes for the blind.  Hearing about the pilgrimage from your mouth, we feel that we have seen God with our eyes. '
'Yes son, having a son like you, our life is blessed.  You get tired of carrying us, but you never say anything. The father also blessed Shravan.  'Don't say father, parents are never a burden on children.  This is my duty.  You don't worry about me. '
Oneday in afternoon Shravan and his parents use to rested in a forest near Ayodhya.  Mother felt thirsty.  He told Shravan- son, will there be water around here? I am feeling thirsty due to sunshine.  Yes, mother. A nearby river is flowing.  I bring water. '  Shravan went to fetch water with a kamandal.


King Dasaratha of Ayodhya was fond of hunting.  He too came to hunt in the forest.  Shravan dipped the kamandal in water to fill the water.  Hearing the sound of filling water in the vessel, King Dasharatha felt that an animal has come to drink water.  King Dasaratha could hear the unmistakable target by hearing the voice.
He shot arrows based on the voice.  The arrow went straight into Shravan's chest.  'Ah' came out of Shravan's mouth.
 When the king reached to near Shravan, he realized his mistake.  Unknowingly, he committed such a big crime.  He apologizes to Shravan.  'Excuse me, brother.  Unknowingly committed a crime.  What can I do for you?
'Rajan, my parents are thirsty in the forest.  You take water and quench their thirst.  Will not tell them anything about me.  This is my request.  Shravana gave up his life while saying this sentence .
 King Dasaratha, with a sad heart, went to  near Shravan's parents with water.  Shravan's parents knew the sound of his son's feet well.  They were shocked to hear the sound of the king's feet.
'Who is it?  Where is our son Shravan? '  Without answering, the king put forward a water-filled kamandala, wanted to feed them water, but Shravan's mother shouted - 'Why don't you speak, tell me where is our son?'  'Mother, inadvertently, my arrow hit the chest of Shravan.  He has sent me to give you water.  Please forgive me. '  The king was strangled.
'Oh!Shravan, alas! my son', the mother shouted.  Taking the name of the son with crying, both of them gave up their lives. They did not even touch the water.  Thirsty, they took off from this world.
It is said that King Dasaratha snatched his son from the old parents.  That is why King Dasharatha also had to endure a son's separation Ramchandraji went to exile for fourteen years.  King Dasaratha could not bear this disconnection.  That is why he gave up his life.  Never been a maternal & paternal devotee like Shravan Kumar.  The sons who serve the parents with true heart are called as Shravan Kumar.

75. Durvasha rishi cursed to Shakuntala.

Once King Dushyant of Hastinapur went to play hunting in the forest, which was the ashram of Kanva rishi in the forest to hunt.  The king reached his ashram to meet the sage, and after reaching there he called the sage, then a beautiful girl came out of the ashram and said, "Rajan Maharishi has gone on pilgrimage but you are welcome in our ashram."  Seeing the girl, Maharaja Dushyant asked, "Devi!  Who are you?"  The girl said, "My name is Shakuntala and I am the daughter of Kanva Rishi."  Hearing that girl, Dushyant Maharaj was surprised and said, "Maharishi is a born Brahmachari, then how are you his daughter?"
In response to his question, Shakuntala said, "Actually my parents are Menaka and Vishwamitra.  My mother left me in the forest when I was born, where a bird named Shakunta protected me.  That is why my name was Shakuntala. After that the eye of Kanva rishi fell upon me and he brought me to his ashram.  He was the one who fed me.  One who gives  birth, one who gives nourishment and one who gives food - all three are called fathers.  Thus Kanva rishi became my father. "
Hearing Shakuntala's words, Maharaj Dushyant said, "Shakuntale!  You are a Kshatriya girl.  Seeing your beauty, I have given my heart to you.  If you have no objection, then I want to marry you. "  Shakuntala was also fascinated with Maharaja Dushyant, so he gave his approval.
Both got married to each other .  Maharaja Dushyant spent some time in the forest, while staying with Shakuntala.  Then one day he said to Shakuntala, "Dear!  Now I have to go Hastinapur to see my kingdom. When maharishi Kanva returns from his pilgrimage, I will take you away from here and take you to my palace. "  Saying so, the king gave Shakuntala his gold ring as a token of his love and went to Hastinapur.
One day Durvasa Rishi came to his ashram. Shakuntala did not even know of his arrival due to being absorbed in memory of Maharaja Dushyant and did not welcome Durvasa rishi properly.
Durvasa Rishi considered it own insult and in anger said, " O girl!  I curse you that someone you have humiliated me by forgetting will forget you. "
Hearing the curse of Durvasa Rishi, Shakuntala's attention was broken and she fell at his feet and started praying for forgiveness.  Surprised by Shakuntala's pardon prayer, Durvasa Rishi said, "Well, if you have any of his love signs, then he will remember you by seeing that sign."
Shakuntala became pregnant due to Maharaj Dushyant's cohabitation.  After some time Kanva rishi returned from pilgrimage, then Shakuntala told him about her marriage with Maharaj Dushyant. Maharishi Kanva said, "Daughter!"  It is not appropriate for a married girl to stay in the father's house.  Now your husband's house is your home. " After saying this, Maharishi sent Shakuntala with his disciples to Hastinapur. While worshiping in a lake on the way, the ring of Shakuntala given by King Dushyant, which was a love sign, fell in the lake itself.  A fish swallowed that ring. Upon reaching King Dushyant, the disciples of Kanva rishi stood Shakuntala in front of him and said, "Maharaj!  Shakuntala is your wife, you accept it. "  Maharaja had forgotten Shakuntala due to the curse of Durvasa rishi. Therefore, he did not accept Shakuntala and started misbehave with her.  As soon as Shakuntala was insulted, lightning flashed in the sky and her mother Menka took her away in front of everyone.
The fish, which swallowed Shakuntala's ring, got caught in a fisherman's net one day.  When the fisherman cut him, a ring came out of his stomach.  The fisherman sent the ring to Maharaja Dushyant as an offering.  On seeing the ring, Maharaj remembered Shakuntala and repented of his act.  Maharaj searched Shakuntala very much but did not find her.
After a few days, after receiving the invitation of Devraj Indra, Maharaj Dushyant went to Indra's city Amravati to help him in the Devasur struggle.  After conquering the war, when he was returning to Hastinapur by sky route, he saw the ashram of rishi Kashyapa on the way. He stayed there for their visions.  In the ashram, a handsome boy was playing with a fierce lion.  Maneka had left Shakuntala in the sage Kashyapa's ashram and that child was the son of Shakuntala.  On seeing that child, a feeling of love rose in the heart of Maharaj. When he proceeded to lift his in the lap, Shakuntala's friend shouted, "O gentle man!  You should not touch this child, otherwise a black thread tied in his arm will bite you. "  Dushyant could not stop himself even after hearing this and lifted the child in his lap. Now Shakuntala's friend saw with surprise that the black thread tied in the child's arm has fallen on the earth.  Sakhi knew that whenever his father would take the child in his lap, that black thread would fall to the earth.  Friend was happy and narrated the entire story to Shakuntala. Shakuntala came to  near Dushyant.  Maharaj recognized Shakuntala.  He prayed forgiveness to Shakuntala for his act and took the permission of Rishi Kashyapa and brought her along with his son to Hastinapur.


The name of Maharaja Dushyant and Shakuntala's son was Bharata.  Later Bharata became the great emperor and our country was named Bharatvarsha after him.

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This entire series highlights the importance of men with high intelligence and spiritual merit by Sanatan Dharma, and it is reported that whatever they predict becomes reality even if it is connected to the Supreme God.
 The concept of 'curse' has been a precursor to important events in the history of Sanatan Dharma.  It also explains the supreme importance given to 'Karma' in Sanatan Dharma, and even the Almighty God cannot escape its effects.  The sage who curses on a simple thing, he himself cannot be saved by impulsive behavior.  He then realizes his mistakes and after that he suggests some remedies or austerities to prevent them.
The effect and duration of a curse depended on the level of spiritual ability of the person giving the curse, and it was the only qualification that helped curse take real shape in that person's life.  The power of curse often came only upon attaining spiritual merit, which was in fact the basis of its power.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Story of curses(PART-09)



Story of curses(PART-09)

Welcome friends .... I hope you all like the stories of the curse series. Taking forward the stories of the curse series, the next part is presented to you. Like the previous part, this part too will be liked by you. At the end of this ninth part, all of you will get a link to the eighth part. If you like, do share my article on social media.

62. Lord Shiva cursed to maa Parvati.

Lord Shiva was explaining about the Vedas to his wife Goddess Parvati in detail on Mount Kailash one day.  Explanations and discussions went on for many years.  One day Parvati lost her concentration. As a result, Lord Shiva became angry and in anger, he said, "Go to earth and take birth as a fisherman".  Goddess Parvati disappeared as soon as the words came out of Lord Shiva's mouth.  Later Lord Shiva said, Oh!  What did i do?  Lord Shiva shouted in despair that I could not live without my beloved wife.


Lord Shiva started to remain unhappy for days.  His devotee Nandi was unable to see his guru unhappily.  He thought, My Lord will be happy only when his love comes back to Mount Kailash.
Meanwhile, Goddess Parvati took the form of a baby girl on earth.  The head of the fisherman community saw the girl under the tree.  Took the girl home and brought her the name of Parvati as her daughter.  Years passed and soon Parvati became a beautiful young girl.  She used to help her father catch fish. On the other side of Mount Kailash, Lord Shiva was still distraught for his wife.  Nandi went to him and said, "O Lord, why don't you call mother here"?  "I cannot do that, Nandi. According to his birth she is destined to marry a fisherman", Lord Shiva said with a sad heart.
Nandi said to himself, "Oh, is that so, I have to do something about it".  The next day Nandi took the form of a big fish.  He went to the part of the sea where fishermen used to come fishing.  He started harassing the fishermen. The fishermans went to the chief fisherman with his complaint.  He told them that "we can no longer catch fish in the sea, because a big fish overturns our boats and ruins the nets".
Hearing the complaints of the fishermens, the chief fisherman announced, "Whoever catches that fish will be allowed to marry my daughter Parvati".  Many young fishermen tried one by one but none could catch the fish. Then the chief fisherman prayed to Lord Shiva, "Oh God, please help us get rid of this big fish".  Goddess Parvati also prayed.  "God, please come to help us".  Lord Shiva heard the prayers of Parvati.  He took the form of a young and beautiful fisherman.  He went to the chief fisherman and said, "I have come here to help you.
I will catch that fish and then marry your daughter Parvati ". When the young and beautiful fisherman (Lord Shiva) went to sea to catch the fish, Nandi was very happy. Nandi was in the form of a fish at that time.  The young fisherman caught the fish.
Then the chief fisherman married his daughter Parvati to the young fisherman.  Thus Lord Shiva once again regained Goddess Parvati as his beloved wife.

63.  Lord Vishnu cursed to mother Lakshmi.

The pair of Lord Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi is considered to be the most beautiful pair, that is why most of their pictures are taken together, both Lord Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi contribute to movement the world, where Lord Vishnu preserve the world.  Maa Lakshmi brings prosperity to this world, but there was a time when Maa Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu had to separate.  The story of curses is behind this.  Today I will tell two stories in this context.

(a). 1st story.

According to ancient stories, once Lord Vishnu made up a plan to roam the earth, but when Goddess Lakshmi came to know about this, she also insisted to walk with him, for which Vishnu refused but she did not listen and Vishnu ji was forced to take them along, Vishnu ji agreed to take Goddess Lakshmi with him, but he placed a condition in front of Goddess Lakshmi, he said that you will not see any other direction nor will touch anything without asking, Mother Lakshmi immediately heard and said yes to.
When both Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi reached the earth, the weather of the earth was very beautiful because it had rained a day before and sunrise was also happening, seeing such beautiful view, Goddess Lakshmi was mesmerized and did not care.  When she has come in the north direction and she forgot her promise to Lord Vishnu, due to which she plucked flowers from a garden, but when she broke the flower and came back to Vishnu, there were tears in the eyes of Vishnu, when Mata Lakshmi asked her the reason, then he said that you should not touch anyone's thing without asking it.  She remembered very sad and then Vishnu ji said that you will surely get the punishment of mistake, he cursed Mother that in the garden from where she has plucked flowers . That gardener's home you will be live as maid then you will be able to enter the Baikuntha.
After this, Mother Lakshmi took the form of a poor woman and went to  near the gardener's house to ask for shelter and told the gardener that she had no one to help them. The gardener was a kind person, took pity on mother Lakshmi and took them into his house as own daughter and from the very next day everything started getting better with the gardener and all his flowers were sold together. By the evening he bought a cow and upon seeing it his desire was complete , that gardener always felt that this was happening since the arrival of the girl.
Once the gardener went to own house, saw that a jewel-laden woman with a glazing face was sitting at his house, and when he went near her, he recognized that this is his daughter who is mother Lakshmi herself.


Knowing this, he said to Mother Lakshmi, Mother forgive me, I made you work, I have committed a crime, on hearing this, Mother Lakshmi said that Madhava you are a very good person, you gave me a place in your house, like your daughter, in return I give you a boon that there will never be a shortage of wealth in your life, you will get all the happiness of the world, saying that, Goddess Lakshmi again went to Baikunth.

2nd story:----

Once upon a time, Shrihari was seated with Lakshmi in Vaikuntha .  At the same time Revanta arrived on board the horse named Uchchehashrava. Uchchehashrava horse was very beautiful in appearance.  His beauty could not be compared to any other horse.  Therefore, Lakshmi ji kept looking at the beauty of that horse.  When Lord Vishnu found Lakshmi mesmerized and looking at horse, he sought to divert her attention from horse, but Lakshmi ji was engrossed in seeing. Lakshmi ji did not get disturbed even after repeated stirs by Lord Vishnu, considering it to be disregarded, Lord Vishnu got angry and cursed Lakshmi- "You have lost so much in the beauty of this horse that I have once  - even after stirs, you kept your attention in it, so you become mare. "
When Lakshmi was distracted and the curse was discovered, she started offering prayers to Lord Vishnu with a dedicated gesture - "I will not be able to live for a single moment in your disconnection, so please bless me and take back own curse."
Then Vishnu corrected his curse and said- "The curse cannot be withdrawn completely.  But yes, you will get rid of this curse after childbirth in your mare form and you will come back to me again. "
Goddess Lakshmi, who became a mare due to the curse of Lord Vishnu, started doing austerities of Lord Shiva at the confluence of Yamuna and Tamsa river.  Pleased with Lakshmi's tenacity, Shiva came with Parvati.  He asked Lakshmi ji the reason for doing penance, then Lakshmi ji told him all the things related to becoming mare and prayed for her salvation. Then Lord Shiva said- “Goddess!  You don't worry  For this, I will explain to Vishnu that he should take a horse form and please you and make a son like own so that you can go back to him soon. ”
Lakshmi ji was very happy to hear Lord Shiva things.  She started realizing that I would soon be free from the curse and get Sri Hari (Vishnu).  Lord Shiva left from there.  Lakshmi ji, who was form a mare, was again in austerity.  Lots of time elapsed.  But Lord Vishnu did not come near her.  Then she remembered Lord Shiva again.  Lord Shiva appeared.  He satisfied Lakshmi ji and said- “Devi!  Be patient . The result of patience is sweet.  Vishnu will surely come near you in the form of horse. "
Saying this, Lord Shiva became impeded.  Upon reaching Kailash, Lord Shiva started thinking how to make Vishnu as a horse and send near to Lakshmi.  In the end, he sent one of his gana-Chitrupa to Vishnu by making him a messenger.  Chitrupa reached the Lord Vishnu.  Knowing that the messenger of Lord Shiva has come, Lord Vishnu asked the messenger to tell all the news.
The messenger told him all the words of Lord Shiva.  Finally, Lord Vishnu agreed to become horse by accepting Shiva's proposal.  He took the form of horse and reached the confluence of Yamuna and Tapasa where Lakshmi was doing austerities by taking the form of mare.
Lakshmi ji was very happy to see Lord Vishnu coming in the form of horse.  The two began to move and love together.  Shortly after, Lakshmi Ji became pregnant as a mare.  In due course, a beautiful child was born from the womb of mare.  After that Lakshmi ji went to Vaikuntha Sri Hari Vishnu.
After Laxmi ji left, the responsibility of raising that child was taken by Yayati's son Turvasu, because he was inferior to his children and was performing a yajna to get a son.  The boy was named Haihay.  Later, the descendants of Haihay are called Haihayavanshi.

64. Mata Parvati cursed to Lord Vishnu, Narada, Kartikeya and Ravana .

It is said in the Puranas that one should never cheat with anyone in life, because whoever we cheat with, one gets hurt after knowing the truth.  In this case, the 'ah' emanating from his heart reaches God directly.  On the other hand, the curse given by a true human being can hurt and hurt any person.
A similar story involving deception is found in Vamanapurana, in which Mata Parvati could not bear the deceit committed by Shiva and other gods herself and gets angry and curses other gods including Shiva.  Once Lord Shankar expressed his desire to play dutya (gambling) with Mata Parvati.
Lord Shankar lost everything in this game.  After losing, Bholenath went on the banks of the Ganga, wearing his leaves clothes while making his Leela.  When Kartikeya came to know about the whole thing, he came to take back all the things from Mata Parvati.  This time Parvati ji lost in the game and Karthikeya went back with all the goods of Shankar. Now Parvati also got worried that all the stuff also went away and her husband also got away.  When Parvati told her grief to her beloved son Ganesha, the mother devotee Ganesha himself came to Lord Shankar to play the game.
Ganesh won and returned and told the news of his victory to Mata.  Parvati said that she should have brought her father along.  Ganesh then set out to search for Bholenath. He met Bholenath in Haridwar. At that time, Bholenath was traveling with Lord Vishnu and Kartikeya.  Angered with Parvati, Bholenath refused to return.  Ravana, a devotee of Bholenath, frightened Ganesha's vehicle mushak(rat) as a cat.  Rat escaped leaving Ganesh.
Lord Vishnu took the form of dice with the wish of Bholenath.  Ganesh told Bholenath about the sadness of his mother.  On this, Bholenath said, "I have made a new dice. If your mother agrees to play the game again, I can go back."
On Ganesh's assurance, Bholenath returned to Parvati and asked to play the game.  Parvati laughed at this and said, what is you have so that the game can be played.  Hearing this, Bholenath became silent.  On this Narada ji gave his veena etc. to him.


In this game, Bholenath started winning every time.  After throwing a couple of dice, Ganesh understood and he revealed to Goddess Parvati the secret of taking the dice form of Lord Vishnu.  Parvati ji got angry after hearing the whole thing.
Ravana tried to convince Mata, but his anger did not calm down and with anger he cursed Bholenath that the burden of the Ganges stream would remain on his head.  Narada got the curse of never staying in one place. Cursed Lord Vishnu that this Ravana would be your enemy and cursed Ravana that only Vishnu will destroy you.  Kartikeya was also cursed by Mother Parvati to always remain in the form of a child.

65. Maa Lakshmi cursed to Lord Vishnu.

It is a matter of ancient times, Lord Vishnu had to fight with the demons continuously for ten thousand years.  At the end of the war, he went to his residence in Vaikuntha and meditated.  His bow's thread was tight, due to tired of war, he soon fell asleep in that state and he himself bowed a little with the help of his bow.
On the other hand, in order to carry out all their work in heaven, the gods thought to perform the yajna, but due to they were afraid of the fear of the asuras may destroy the yajna.  They went to the shelter of Brahma Ji with his problem, then Brahma Ji asked the gods to seek the help of Lord Vishnu and went to Vaikuntha with the gods themselves. On reaching there, he found Lord Vishnu lying unconscious in yoganidra, and all the gods started trying to awaken him.  When all the gods were unable to awaken them, Brahmaji produced a worm named Vamri. On the orders of Brahma ji, that worm cut the thread  of the bow with its sharp teeth, on which Lord Vishnu was sleeping with support.  As soon as the thread of the bow was cut, there was a terrible explosion and there was a dark darkness in the whole universe, which scared all the gods.
When darkness fell, all the Gods were stunned to see Lord Vishnu, because Lord Vishnu's head had become separated and his head became invisible.  Seeing this situation of Lord Vishnu, all the gods got worried, then on the advice of Brahma Ji, the gods praised Mahamaya Bhagwati Goddess Durga.  Mother Durga appeared in front of the gods. When the Gods asked about the state of Lord Vishnu, the Goddess said, O Gods!  A monster named Hayagriva (horse-necked) tried to please me with his hard penance, pleased with his penance, I gave him a boon that he will die by  hand of Hayagreeva. After receiving a boon from me, Hayagreeva became involved in the works of sin, he started torturing sages-saints, and for his death I created my illusion.
Due to my illusion, Lord Vishnu once upon a time saw the beautiful form of Goddess Lakshmi, laughing at Lord Vishnu like this, Goddess Lakshmi felt insulted and she cursed Vishnu to be headless.
Due to the this curse, Lord Vishnu's forehead is separated from his torso.  Then the Maa Durga said to the gods, that monster is sure to end, so you are cut off the head of an horse and put it on the torso of Lord Vishnu. Due to the head of the horse is this form of Lord Vishnu will be known as Hayagreeva.  This was done according to the orders of Brahma and as soon as the head of the horse was attached to the torso of Lord Vishnu, he became the incarnation of Hayagreeva. Lord Hayagriva and demon Hayagriva fought a war of many years in which the demon Hayagriva was killed, thus a great enemy of the gods was killed by the grace of Lord Vishnu.

66. Maa Ganga and maa Saraswati cursed to each other.

According to the Brahmavarta Purana, Lord Vishnu's three wives Lakshmi, Ganga and Saraswati argue among themselves and started cursing each other.
 Let us know what was the reason behind this.
According to the legend, Lord Vishnu had three wives - Lakshmi, Ganga and Saraswati.  The trio always tried to keep Narayan happy so that they could get their special love.  Goddess Lakshmi and Mother Saraswati became jealous once upon seeing Shrihari's greater love for Goddess Ganga.
On this, Lakshmi ji did not say anything, but Saraswati ji told Lord Vishnu a lot of bad things for this bias.  Lakshmi tried to stop her, but due to anger she continued to rebuke Narayan. She also called Goddess Ganga to bad things. Fed up with this quarrel, Lord Vishnu went out of Vaikuntha for some time. Saraswati felt very sad to see Narayan going out like this, but he also understood the reason for Goddess Ganga.  In the same anger, she was inspired to hit the Ganges.  Seeing this sin, Lakshmi could not stay away from her and she came in between them.
She tried to calm them both by explaining.  Goddess Ganga calmed down due to this, but the anger of Saraswati increased further.  Thus, due to coming in the middle, she got angry and cursed Lakshmi to become a tree.
Goddess Lakshmi immediately turned into a basil plant under the influence of Saraswati's curse.  Seeing innocent Lakshmi being cursed in such a way, now Ganga was also angry.  She cursed Saraswati to become a river and flow on the ground floor. Unhappy with this, Saraswati also cursed Ganga to become a river and carry the ash of humans.  When Lord Vishnu came back, he came to know about the curse of Saraswati and Ganga.  At the same time, seeing Lakshmi transformed into a plant, she felt immense sorrow. Due to the calm nature and well-being of Goddess Lakshmi, he thought it appropriate to keep him with her as his wife.  Thinking that such a situation could come back, he decided to sacrifice Goddess Ganga and Goddess Saraswati.
When both of them came to know about this, they apologized to Lord Vishnu.  Then Srihari said that the Ganges will descend on the earth to wash away the sins of humans.  At the same time, she will remain in his feet as part, in the kamandal of the Brahma and also in the jatas of Mahadev.
Saraswati will also flow with her on the ground floor and will also live with him as a part.  Only Goddess Lakshmi will live in Baikunth, becoming his wife completely.  Along with this, he also took the form of Shaligram and reached the Tulsi form of Goddess Lakshmi and marriage with her.


It is said that Ganga and Saraswati have been flowing on the earth as a river due to each other's curse since then.  Goddess Saraswati's curse has ended and that is why she has returned to her world and Goddess Ganga will also be completely disappear by completing her curse by the end of Kali Yuga.  But even today, the confluence of Ganga and Saraswati can be seen in Prayag.

67. Mata Parvati cursed to Shiva's gan Bhiringi.

Shiva and Parvati are one form, both merge into one. That is why Lord Ardhanarishwar takes a form.  A Shiva devotee could not accept this truth.  Shiva then showed him Ardhanarishwar form.  Also punished for his audacity.  Carefully read the story of that prominent Shivgana Bhringi, then you will have some idea of ​​this relation of Shiva-Parvati.

The special thing about Bhringi is that they have three legs. How did the Bhiringi have three legs?  There is a story behind this that tells us how deep the love between Uma-Shankar.  These two are virtually the same.  Actually, due to an unfair stubbornness of Bhringi, Sadashiv and Jagdamba had to take Ardhanarishwar form.

Bhringi was a great Shiva devotee.  He was very fond of Sadashiva's feet.  He did not care for anyone except Shiva in his dream.  Even he considered Jagadjanani Maa Parvati as separate from Sadashiva. His mind did not accept that there is no difference between Shiva and Parvati. When Bhringi came to orbit Shiva.  Shiva was meditative.  Bhiringi was getting mad in Shiva's love.  He only wanted to revolve around Shiva as his definition of celibacy was different.  But what to do, Parvati ji is seated in Shivaji's left side. Bhiringi could not stop own temper.  The courage increased so much that he requested Jagdamba to sit away from Shivji so that I could revolve around Shiva.
Jagdamba understood that it is ascetic but it has not been learned.  Right now it is of incomplete knowledge, so he ignored the matter of Bhiringi. Bhiringi was stubborn, not ready to hear and understand anything.  Again said to Parvati ji that you go away for some time, let me go round.
Mother Parvati objected to this and said stop the inappropriate thing.  Jagadamba is the power of Mahadev.  How would she have prepared to be separated from Sadashiva!  Mother explained to Bhringi in many ways, explaining nature and man's relationship.  Gave the example of the Vedas, but Bhiringi  too persisted.  The stubborn intellect is halved anyway.
The knowledge and teachings given by the mother did not come to his discretion.  His intellect was not ready to understand this mystery of creation.  He was only determined to revolve around Shiva.  Mother thought that there is no benefit to explain anything to this ignorant person.  It should be ignored.  Mother did not separate from Shiva.
Bhiringi also kept his stubbornness.  Made a plan to do what he wanted. Bhiringi took the form of a snake and started orbiting Shiva.  He moved, trying to get out from between Jagadamba and Mahadev.  His audacity resulted in the destruction of Shiva's tomb.
Shiva understood that this fool distracted by seeing the Jagdamba on my left side.  He is distinguishing between the two.  To explain this in a symbolic hint, Shivji immediately took on the form of Ardhanarishwar.  Jagdamba had now merged into them.  Shivji started appearing in male form from right side and female form from left side.
Now Bhringi's plan started to fail . The stubbornness of fool starts going higher than God. Bhiringi  did not lose even that much.  He had to revolve around Shiva.
 In the form of a rat, he started trying to separate the ardhanarishwar form of God from one another.  Now it was too much.  The patience of Jagadamba, who continued to bear the audacity of Shiva devotee Bhringi, missed.
She cursed to Bhiringi- "O Bhiringi, you are violating the rules of the universe."  If you consider foolishness act to respect the mother power, then at this time your mother's part will be separated from your body.
Mahadev himself got upset after hearing this curse. Bhiringi's intellect may have been lost, but Mahadev knew how serious this curse meant.  According to the mechanistic interpretation of tantras, bones and muscles in the human body get the father, while blood and flesh are obtained from the mother's share.
What was there then, Bhiringi was in trouble .  Immediately blood and flesh separated from his bodies. Only bones and muscles are left in the body. Death could not have happened because he was in the region of the liberated Kailash and Sadashiva and Mahamaya themselves were in front of him.
To defeat his life, the Yamdoots could not dare to reach there. Unbearable pain caused the Bhiringi to become restless. This curse was also given by Adishakti Jagadamba. She gave this curse to bring the discrimination of the Bhiringi to the right path.  Therefore, Mahadev also did not interrupt.
The benefit of this curse was that the Bhiringi, falling into unbearable pain, understood that father's power is not beyond mother power in any case.  Mother and father together create this body.  Therefore both are revered.
After this, Bhringi prayed to Jagadamba, suffering from unbearable pain.  Mother is a mother.  She immediately pleased him and ended the suffering.  Mata started a process to withdraw her curse.  He prevented Mother from withdrawing the curse.
Bhringi said- Mother has taken great pity on me by removing my pain.  But let me be in this form.  This form of mine will be an example for the world.  In this creation, again, like me, no one will fall prey to confusion, forgetting to understand mother and father apart from each other.  I committed so much crime, yet you have a favor on me.  Now I will always be around you as a living example.
Mahadev and Jagadamba were both happy to hear this devotee.  The mother Jagadamba and father Mahadev, taking Ardhanarishwar form, immediately gave Bhringi a prominent position in their ganas.  Bhiringi was able to move and therefore gave him a third leg.  With the third leg he carries his load and walks with Shiva-Parvati.
Ardhanarishwar said- O Bhiringi, you will always be with us.  Your presence will be a message to this world that in every living being, the part is male, the same part is female.  One who difference  between a woman and a man becomes like you. Men and women both together pursue the world, both are equal  . To prove this, I have taken the form of Ardhanarishwar. Both men and women have their own place, their own existence.  The one who rejects it does not get the favor of either Shiva or Parvati.  That living being will die on the earth without grace of Shiva and Parvati.
Bhiringi attained the position, to which Indra and big deities also crave to achieve it.  Shivji has given sexual creation to the world.  For this, he first showed Brahma his Ardhanarishvara form.
Brahma imagined  women after seeing him.  With the combination of women and men, he gave the system of creation.  That means male and female together become creator like subtle Brahma.

68. Mata Parvati cursed to Mandodari.

We are all familiar with Ravana's wife Mandodari.  But today we will tell you that in fact, Mandodari was cursed by mother Parvati, due to which she became the wife of Ravana.

Ramayana is our mythological text, with which we remain happy with half-incomplete information.  Actually, it means to say that whenever the story of Ramayana is mentioned, it ends by wandering between Rama, Sita and Ravana.

But never tried to know and understand important characters like mandodari.  Why do we know Mandodari as the wife of Ravana, she will also have a separate identity.  At the end of Lankesh Ravana, the chapter of the remaining lifetime of Mandodari closes and the story again turns to the other side. Even after studying the entire Ramayana, most people do not know how Mandodari's life must have been.  So today we tell you about some facts which you may not know.
Both the history of Ravana and the history of Mandodari have a deep connection between each other.  If in your mind too, an eagerness to know about this is taking birth, then we will solve it.  It is necessary to know how Mandodari was born before knowing the life after the death of Ravana.  So let's start the story of Mandodari -
This story about Mandodari is also mentioned  in the Puranas.  Once upon a time, a beautiful nymph named Madhura reached Mount Kailash while traveling.  In the absence of Parvati devi, she wanted to take advantage of the opportunity and was attracted to Lord Shiva.  While doing this, he put the ash on her body. Unaware of the unwavering love of Shiva Parvati, she was involved in these antics that only when Mother Parvati arrived. Mother Parvati's body trembled with anger after seeing this scene running on Mount Kailash.  At that moment, without any delay, she cursed Madhura to become a frog.  Not only this, but according to that curse, Madhura had to spent 12 years as a frog in a single well.
Parvati Devi replied that on Shiva's request, I cannot take back my curse but can only tell a solution. She can attain its true form by performing austerities but after austerity for a year. Now let's talk about Mayasur who was the king of Asuras.  Mayasur and his wife Hema wished for a daughter.  They had two sons, but still both started penance in the desire of the girl.  By this time, Madhura's tenacity was also being completed.
Madhura got the real look and then started making sounds to come out of the well.  Hema and Mayasur rushed to save her as soon as they heard her compassionate call. They were pleased to get Madhura as a daughter and named her Mandodari.
Ravana once went to meet Mayasur and could not stop his attraction after seeing Mandodari.  When he proposed to Mandodari for marriage in front of Mayasur, the proposal became rejected .  But Ravana was not one to give up so easily, he got forcefully married to the daughter of Mayasur.
Mandodari was also familiar with the nature of Lankapati Ravana and his exclusive Shiva devotion, so for the protection of father and family, She also did not deny marriage.  After some time Mandodari gave birth to three sons from Ravana;  Eldest son Meghnad, Akshay Kumar and Atikay.
Scared of Ravana's arrogance and strength, Mandodari knew in her mind that Ravana has walk on the path of apocalypse.  Mandodari's every attempt to convince her husband Ravana proved to be a failure.  Despite all his efforts, Lankanresh did not agree to return Sita Mata to Lord Rama.
Even knowing that Ravana was slaughtered at the hands of Shri Rama due to a curse, she did not leave her husband during the war.
It is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana that after the end of Ravana, Mandodari reached the battlefield and was sad to see the destruction of her relatives.


It is also mentioned in the "Adhbhoot Ramayana " that Shri Rama said to Mandodari, "You are the queen of Swarnapuri, marry Vibhishana and make the life of the people of Lanka happy."But Ram Ji reached Ayodhya with mother Sita and Laxman  , Mandodari locked herself in a room of the palace.  After some time, considering the matter of Shreerama, she came out and decided to marry Vibhishan.  Both of them fulfilled their duty by extending the empire of Lanka in the proper direction.
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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Story of curses(PART-06)


Story of curses(PART-06)

The sixth part of the curse chain is presented, this time I have been bring less mythological stories.I apologize for this and at the end of the article a link to the fifth part of the curse chain will be given.

42. Nagmata Kadru cursed the serpents.

Although Maharishi Kashyap had thirteen wives, but he had a special attachment to his two wives Vinata and Kadru.  Both of them used to serve the sage a lot.  One day the sage said to both of them- You both love me the most, so today you can ask whatever you want from me.


Kadru immediately said that she wanted to be the mother of a thousand powerful sons.  Vinata also expressed her desire to become a mother, but she said that she only needed two sons.  Who are so powerful as to they can defeat the thousand sons of Kadru.  Maharishi told them that they are going to perform a yajna, by which these wishes will be fulfilled. Maharishi conducted a yajna and after then went to do penance.  Shortly thereafter, Kadru laid a thousand eggs and Vinita laid two eggs.  And after some time very powerful and beautiful snake emerged from the eggs of Kadru.  Kadru called Vinata and said look how beautiful children are.  Vinata was also very happy to see him and congratulated Kadru. Seeing Kadru's offspring, Vinata becomes impatient to see her soyns, Vinata goes to both her eggs and bursts an egg, but seeing the half-developed body of a child from inside the egg, she is frightened and repents in sorrow.  The child was not fully developed, and he was filled with anger and sorrow upon seeing his underdeveloped body. He said in anger to his mother- "You have committed a great sin due to your impatience, so I curse you that you will have to become your own sister Kadru's maid for this crime."
Then Vinata said, I have done mistake , but I am sad about it,son ! tell me some way to get rid of this curse.
The child felt pity on his mother and told her not to break the second egg, it would mature on its own time and break itself.  The powerful son that comes out of it will liberate you from slavery. Having said this, he flew away and went to a mountain and meditated.  The name of this child was Arun and by his tenacity he became powerful and became the charioteer of the chariot of the sun. Vinata waited till the second egg was matured and when the time came, the egg burst and a great bright child was born from it, named Garuda.  As a boon, Garuda was very powerful , he was  became painful on all snakes.  As a result, relations of Vinata and Kadru were also getting worse.
One day Vinata and Kadru set out on a trip.  Kadru saw a horse on the banks of the distant ocean, shining brightly.  Kadru also attracted the attention of Vinata and said that how beautiful is the horse, full white, but its black tail is spoiling its beauty.
Vinata looked at him and said, no,  Kadru look carefully his tail is also white.  Kadru made a bet that if his tail turns out to be white, she will become the maid of Vinata and if the tail turns black, Vinata will become her maid.  Faith-rich Vinata also said yes.  And it was decided to go near horse in the morning. Then Kadru told his Naga sons to reduce their size and wrap it with the horse's tail, so that the horse's tail would look black and win that bet.  At that time some Naga sons refused to do so.  Then Kadru cursed his sons that you will be consumed in the yajna of King Janmejaya.  Hearing the curse, all the snake sons clung to the tail of the white horse according to their mother, causing the tail of that horse to appear black. And when both of them saw close in the morning, his tail turned black.  And thus Arun's curse became true and she became Kadru's maid.

43. Vashistha ji cursed to king Saudas Mitrasah.

One of the ancestors of Lord Shri Ram was Saudas Mitrasah, one day he went out to hunt the deer, and while walking, he saw two tigers, then the king killed one of the tigers with his arrows, but in fact, they were two demons disguised as tigers, one tiger was killed by King Mitrasah but the other tiger ran away saying that he would avenge it and went invisible, sometime after that the king organized a yagna.  After finishing the yajna, when Brahmarshi Vashist ji went out, the demon took the form of Vashisht ji and came to the king and said, "O Rajan Yajna is over, so you should got make human flesh for me.  Arrange that i come now.
Having said this, he went out and disguised the cooks, by the king's orders, he cooked the flesh of the man and presented it to the king and the king also kept it in the golden vessel and waited for Vashishtha ji, and the man's flesg came to him as soon as Vashistha came.  Served, and requested that it be accepted, now Vashistha thought that look at the evil of this king, he has been giving me intentionally to eat meat, so he meditate that  Asked, Whose meat is this, when he noticed that it was human flesh, then Vashishtha ji's anger reached its climax and angry Vashishtha cursed the king that "like you gave me today to eat human flesh , Likewise you will also become cannibal.
Now the king started to sweat and said trembling that "O Brahman you had given such a ordered , then Vashistha said if I had said this and knowing the truth through meditation, he said kindly to the king that" O Rajan you will not eat human flesh for a long time, only you have to do it for 12 years,
At the instance of Vashisht ji, King Saudas also proceeded to curse Munishwar by taking water in his hand, as soon as King Saudas's wife Madyanti stopped him and started saying "Swami this is our kulguru and  It is not right to curse, the Saudas became silent on hearing this and due to the protection of the grain , that water did not throw the earth and the sky, but he drenched his feet with it. But due to his angry curse water, King Saudas's leg was burnt to pied, and then his name was Kalmashapad.
He started eating humans walking in the forest absorbing a demon nature, one day a muni was having sex with his wife during the monsoon season, when that king reached in the form of a terrible demon, causing both the couple to run away in fear.  Then the demon caught the Brahmin, then Brahmani prayed in many ways and said, "O Rajan, you are not a demon but you Ikshvaku king Saudas Mitrasah, you are knowing about the happiness of the woman's love, I am still unhappy, so it is not right to kill my husband, she started crying, saying, but his demon-like king devoured the Brahmin like a tiger eats up animal.
  Then the angry Brahmini cursed the king that "Just like you ate my husband while I was unhappy, similarly when you too indulge in sex, then you too will end, saying that the Brahmini entered the fire.  After 12 years that the king was freed from his demon form, and after becoming a human again he took over his kingdom, one day to wish the king to have sex with the queen Madayanti.



But Madyanti reminded the king of the curse of Brahmani, since then the king gave up thought of female intercourse. But the king had no children, so at the request of the king, sage Vasistha ji fertilized the Madyanti, but when the womb was not born even after seven years, Madyanti hit her stomach with a stone, so that  At the time Madayanti received a son, named Asmak, there was a son of Asmak named Moolak, when the earth was being devoid of Kshatriya by Parashurama, then that moolak was saved by naked women surrounded that due to this reason he also called Narikavach.

44.  Rishi Vashistha ji cursed to Sahastrabahu.

Once upon a time, all the differences between the gods and the demons had ended.  At that time, the rule of the Kshatriyas was on earth, the Kshatriya kings were becoming autocratic in terms of authority and power.  At that time, the rule of cruel ruler named Sahashtrabahu was prevalent about him that he also defeated Lankapati Ravana.
Sahashtrabahu was touring the state with his entire convoy one day when on the way he saw the ashram of sage Vashisht.  On reaching near the ashram, he does not know what happened to him, he thought without thinking and filled the entire ashram with water without any reason.
When the sage saw this, he asked him the reason for doing so, instead of answering, Sahashtrabahu laughed shamelessly.  Enraged at this, the sage Vashishta scolded him, on which he replied arrogantly that O weak Brahmin, if I want I can kill you now. In anger, the sage Vashistha cursed Sahashatrabahu that only a Brahmin will break your pride.
Sahashtrabahu received a boon from Lord Dattatreya that during the war he would get thousands of hands and because of this he was named Sahastrabahu.  Because of the curse of Maharishi Vashishta, the destruction of him and his entire clan was certain and Parashurama was the only Bahubali Brahmin in whose hands this work was to be done.
Parashuram was the son of sages Jamadvagni and Renuka.  Parshuram had many blessings from Lord Shiva, in which knowledge of the all type of weapon and all the Vedas was prominent, as well as the power to go anywhere at the speed of mind.
Once Sahastrabahu demanded Kamdhenu from sage Jamadvagni, on this, the sage said that this cow is the cow of the Saptrishis and they have got the opportunity to serve it for a few days.  On hearing this, Sahastrabahu became mad with anger and forcefully walked towards his palace with Kamadhenu.
But when Parshuram came to know about this, he stopped Sahastrabahu on the way and asked him to give the cow back.  Sahastrabahu said that you are my people and the king has the right over everything of the peoples , if you have the courage, fight with me and win and take back the cow.
 Parashurama had a boon from Lord Shiva that no Kshatriya would defeat him.  In a fierce battle with Sahasrabahu and his ten thousand sons, Parashurama cut off thousands of Sahastrabahu's hands and most of his sons were also killed.
After this Kamadhenu went to the ashram and went on pilgrimage himself.  Seeing the appropriate occasion, the remaining Kshatriyas cut the head of sage Jamdvagni and also tortured mother Renuka. When mother Renuka made a voice to Parashurama, Parashurama arrived with the help of power and vowed that he would destroy all the Kshatriyas from the earth. After this, he destroyed the Kshatriyas twenty-one times on earth.

45. Rishi Vashistha cursed to king Nimi.

A total of nineteen kings who ruled Mithila region have become "Janak".  All Mithila kings were called Janak.  He was considered Videha, as his ancestor was not birth by mammalian .  This is about  when the region was not known as Mithila-Pradesh and "Nimi" was the king of this place.
In ancient times, Ikshvanku, the son of Vaivasvatmanu and Nimi, the son of Ikshvanku, became the majestic emperor here.  Once Nimi wanted to perform a yajna with the desire of salvation, at that time Vashishta the clan guru of Nimi had gone to perform a yajna at Indra's heaven.  The king started the yagya by knowing the time period, called the other learned Brahmins and started the yajna, Vashistha reached the yajna place in the last phase of the yajna.
Vashisht ji, seeing this, was extremely angry and said, "You have disrespected me, the king has not given me any information as a clan guru and is making yagyas with other pundits, so I curse you that your body will be died."  Then King Nim said, Munivar itself you have cursed me without thinking about my situation.
Here, after sacrificing the body of King Nimi, the Brahmins in the Yajna pavilion thought that because of us Muni Vashistha cursed the king which caused the king's body to be sacrificed, we will feel the blame, worldly it is an insult to all of us Brahmins or insult of brahm Shakti.  Hence, all these Brahmins, rich in knowledge, churned the Nimi king's dead body with their knowledge and mantras to keep the king's dead body on the sacrificial fire.  As a result, a child with divine body emerged from that sacrificial fire.  The Brahmins kept three names of that child.
1. Janak due to taking birth in Yajna 2. Due to being born without any body, Videha 3. Due to being born by churning, the name Mithi was born.  When Mithi became king when he grew up, he settled a city in his name, where he built his capital .  The city was named Mithila or Janakpur.  The territory of King Mithi is called Mithilanchal.

46. Braham Kumars cursed to Jai and Vijay.

According to legend, Ravana and Kumbhakarna were the gatekeepers of Lord Vishnu in his former birth.  Apart from being killed by Lord Rama (the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu), Ravana and Kumbhakarna took 2 other births to attain liberation.  So let's know about this story.


During the process of construction of the universe by Lord Brahma, 'four child sages' or 'four kumaras' was constructed.  Because these four kumaras were born from the mind of Brahma, they came to be known as Manasaputra of Lord Brahma.  He was named Sanak, Sanandan, Sanatan and Sanat Kumar. When the four kumaras came into existence, they were all incarnations of pure virtues and there was no indication of negative qualities like kama, anger, greed, fascination, ego etc.  Lord Brahma created these four kumaras to help in the process of creation.
However, the Kumaras refused to obey Brahma's order and devoted themselves to God and Brahmacharya and sought the boon from his father to remain as a five-year-old boy for the rest of his life.  One day when all Kumar went to see Lord Vishnu, then Jai and Vijay the gatekeepers of Vaikunta, stopped the Kumaras at the door and forbade them to enter, saying that Lord Vishnu was resting.  The Kumaras explained to him that God loves his devotees and is always available to them.
Although Braham Kumar never had anger, Prabhu planned to teach his gatekeepers a lesson and instilled anger in Brahm Kumar's pure hearts.  The enraged Kumaras cursed both the gatekeepers Jai and Vijay that they would have to renounce their divinity and be born as mortals on earth and stay there.
Thereafter Lord Vishnu appeared and the gatekeepers requested Vishnu to erase the curse of the Kumaras.  Lord Vishnu tells them that the curse of the Kumaras cannot be withdrawn, but they give them two options, the first option being born seven times as a devotee of Lord Vishnu on earth and the second option was three times born as enemies of Lord Vishnu.  After which they can regain their position in Vaikuntha and stay with them permanently.  Jai and Vijay did not want to stay away from Vishnu for seven births, they agreed to another option to become enemies.
 In the first birth, Jai and Vijay were born in Satyayuga in the form of Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu, who were slaughtered by Lord Vishnu with the incarnation of Varaha and Narasimha.  In the second birth, Jai and Vijay were born in the Treta Yuga as Ravana and Kumbhakarna, and were slaughtered by Lord Vishnu in the incarnation of Sri Rama and Lakshmana.  At the end of the Dwapara Yuga, Jai and Vijay took their third birth as Shishupala and Dantavakra, who were slaughtered by Lord Krishna and Balarama.  In this way Jai and Vijay i.e. Ravana and Kumbhakarna were liberated from this curse after three births.

47. Durvasha rishi cursed to apsara vapu.

There are many mythologies of our Hindu religious text Mahabharata, one of which is the four mysterious birds born on the battlefield of Mahabharata, who were born by an apsara of heaven, and who were called the knower of all Vedas.  According to the legend, it is believed that once Maharishi Jaimini had many doubts about the events related to the Mahabharata war, and he went to the Markandeya sage to solve those doubts.
Markandeya Rishi told the Jaimini sage that you will get rid of your doubts from the 4 birds named Pingaksha, Nivodh, Suputra and Sumukh living on the Vindhyanchal mountain.  These four birds are the sons of Drona, who have complete knowledge of the Vedas and the scriptures, and are nurtured by Shamik Rishi.  Hearing this, the Jaimini sage was surprised and asked how could these birds be sons of Drona?  And how can these birds solve my doubts.
On this, Markandeya Rishi said - Once Devmuni Narada went to Amravati.  Indra and Gods welcomed Narada Muni there.  Both asked Narada Muni to choose the best among the Apsaras of Rambha, Urvashi, Menka and the rest of the heaven.  Narada Muni told all the apsaras that the dancer who can fascinate Muni Durvasa in his love trap is the best for me.  Hearing this, everyone became silent but among them the nymph named Vapu said that she can disturb the penance of Muni Durvasa.  On this, Mahendra was pleased and said that if you can dissolve the penance of Muni Durvasa, then you will get a reward asked for.
At that time, Muni Durvasa was doing intense penance on the Himalayas, when Vapu Apsara started singing sweet music near Ashram.  Hearing the sound of music, Muni Durvasa woke up from his penance and in anger, Muni Durvasa went to Vapu Apsara. Muni Durvasa cursed Vapu Apsara to dissolve austerity, O girl, you came here with a plan to dissolve austerity, so you will be born as a Garuda bird in the next life.  Hearing this, Apsara Vapu became frightened and the started apologizing to Durvasa.  Muni Durvasa took pity on the Apsara Vapu and said that you will live in a bird form for 16 years and give birth to 4 sons and at the same time you will be injured by arrows, abandon your bird form and get back your Apsara form.
Due to the curse of Durvasa, Apsara Vapu was born from the womb of Madanika, the wife of a bird named Garudvanshi Kandhar, named Takshi.  She was later married to Drona, the son of Mandpal. At the age of 16, Takshi became pregnant, one day Takshi wished to see the war of Mahabharata and at that stage she reached the battlefield of Mahabharata flying in the sky,  But in the meantime, the arrow fired by Arjuna on his enemy came out piercing Takshi's wings.  Due to which she dropped her womb eggs on the ground and abandoned her bird form and went to heaven again in the form of Apsara.
Incidentally at the same time, a huge neck bell of Gajraj(elephant)named Supravik of Bhagadatta, who was fighting at the same time, fell down on the same egg, which covered the eggs, and after some time the eggs broke out of which the birds came out.  At the same time, Muni Shamik was going through the path that he saw those birds and took them with him to his ashram.  There they started to nurture them, after some time those birds started speaking and started bowing to their guru ie Muni.
Surprised by this, Munivar Shamik asked the birds, "How do you know man's speech?" Then those four birds told the story of their past birth, they said that there was an ascetic sage named Vipul in the rebirth who had two sons Sukrit and Tumbur.  , We were the sons of all four Sukrit.  One day Indra reached our father's ashram in the form of a bird and asked for man's flesh, our father ordered us to become Indra's diet to pay off the paternity.  We refused, angry that our father cursed all four of us to be born as a bird and  self agreed to be a bird's diet.


Then Indra was pleased and said that I asked for the flesh of man to take your exam.  Indra went to his heaven , saying that you are very kind.  We then apologized to our father and prayed to be released from the curse.  Our father told us the way to become curse-free, that you will become omniscience in the form of a bird and stay on Mount Vindhyachal for a few days, and the day Maharishi Jaimini will come to you to get rid of own doubts, the curse will be free on that day.  Hearing this, Munivar Shamik told the four birds to go to Vidyanchal mountain.  As per the orders of Munivar, four birds went to Vindhyanchal.
After narrating this story, sage Markandeya asked the sage Jaimini to go to Vidyanchal mountain for the relief of his doubts.  Hearing this, the sage Jaimini left for the Vidyanchal mountain.  When he reached, he saw four birds reading Vedas, he was very surprised to see, Sage Jaimini bowed to all four birds and asked him four questions.
Why has the Lord, the doer of this world, taken birth of man?
 Why did Draupadi, the daughter of King Drupada, become the wife of five husbands?
 For what reason did Sri Krishna's brother Balarama make pilgrimages?  And…
 - Why did the five sons of Draupadi, Uppandavas, die such a heinous death?
 In response to all these questions, the four birds narrated a very long story that solved the doubts of Sage Jaimini.  And after this, the four birds were freed from this birth and went to heaven.

I hope that you will also like today's article.

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