Showing posts with label SHIV. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SHIV. Show all posts

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Dead child resurrected by the grace of Lord Shiva: The glory of the Shwet Madhav shrine.

Dead child resurrected by the grace of Lord Shiva: The glory of the Shwet Madhav shrine.

Once the sages-saints united and said to Lord Brahma - Lord!  You ever said that you will tell the whole story of Shwetamadhav.  Let us tell that story today, we all are very curious about who founded the Shwet Madhav Shrine.
Brahma said - In the Satyuga there was a powerful king named Shwet.  He was a very wise, brave, truth-loving and compassionate care taker of subject.  People used to lived for ten thousand years under his rule.  At least no one died in childhood.
The rule of King Shwet continued in the same way that an event occurred after many years.  Righteous Rishi Kapal Gautham used to live in the reign of King Shwet.  He had a beautiful son.
This beautiful little son of Kapal Gautam passed away before the tooth came out.  This was unthinkable in the rule of king Shwet.  So sage Kapal reached the court of Gautam Raja with him on his lap.
When the king saw Rishi Kumar, he could not believe that, he thought that child had either slept or was unconscious.  When it was found out that it had passed, he prayed for his to survive.
Seeing the no effect of the prayer, the king said - If I could not able to bring this child who has gone to Yamlok to the earth within seven days, then I will jump on the burning pyre.
Saying this, the king chanted Shiva mantra by worshiping Mahadev Ji with one lakh Nilkamal(Blue lotus).  Lord Shiva appeared with Parvati and respected the devotion of the king and said - O 'Rajan!  I am very happy with you.
On hearing this words of Mahadev Ji, King Shwet looked towards him.  Bhasma on body, wearing baaghamber on waist, adorned the moon on the forehead, the king bowed on the earth as soon as he saw Lord Shiva with eyes.
'God!  If you are happy with me, if you have mercy on me, then this Brahmin-boy lying in the control of Kaal(death) should come back alive again.  I have made this pledge.  Take care of my words, Lord.
Hey Mahesh!  You give him full life and whatever age it is, he should complete it well, just do it, Lord.  Mahadev ji was very happy to hear this king Shwet thing.
He commanded Kaal, who gave fear to all the creatures , and Kaal made that child alive .  When the child was weeping, Mahadeva became disappeared with Parvati Devi.
After this grace of Lord Shiva, King Shwet ruled with ease for thousands of years and then, when he became old, after considering the worldly dharma and Vedic rules, left everything and worshiped Lord Keshav.
King Shwet went to the Purushottam region of the South Sea and built a beautiful temple near the temple of Jagannathji there and revered the statue of Lord Shwetamadhava made of white stone in it.
After the installation and worshiping of the idol, he gave a lot of donations to Brahmins, poors, orphans and ascetics and offered obeisance in front of Lord Madhava and chanted and worshiped the Mantra by remaining silent and without food for one month.
Jagadguru Srihari came in front of the king along with all the gods on praising King Shwet in this way.  God said - 'Rajan!  Your intelligence is very good.  You think for the people, I am happy, ask for some good boon.
Hearing the word of God, Maharaj Shwet said - 'God!  If I am your devotee, then give me this wonderful boon that I should only get the imperishable Vaikunthadham above Brahmaloka.  May your wish be fulfilled by your grace.
Lord Narayana said - Rajendra!  You will go to my world by crossing the whole world.  The fame that you have received here will spread in all the three worlds.  I will always stay here.  This pilgrimage will be called Shwetgangaes by deity and demon etc. .
Vishnu ji said, who will sprinkle water of Shwetganges from the front of Kush, he will go to heaven.  One who will visit and pay respect to the idol named Shvetamadhav installed here, he will attain the ultimate post after death.

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.
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Story Of Kubja's Previous Birth


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Why did Mata Parvati curse Samudradeva to be salty?


Why did Mata Parvati curse Samudradeva to be salty?



When the seas were built by the sons of Maharaja Prithu, the seven seas were liquids like fresh water and milk.  Everyone must have heard at some time that Lord Vishnu sits on the bed of Sheshnag in Kshirsagar.

Yes, Kshira means milk, you must have thought that whether it is written wrongly in the Purana.  If this idea has also come to your mind, then we want to tell that what is written in the Purana is true.  Mythological time, the sea, which is also called Kshirsagar, was filled with milk instead of salt water.

Kamdhenu, Mata Lakshmi, Apsaras and Amrit Kalash were obtained from the churning of the same Kshirsagar, but this is not the reason behind the saline sea water.  It is about the time when the goddess Uma, the daughter of the Himalayas, started austerities to get Lord Shiva in her husband's form. Due to this difficult austerity, Earth, Hades and Dev Lok started to tremble with all the gods, because of this problem, all the gods discussed among themselves. Meanwhile, the Samudradev( god of seas) started giving many taunts and even started speaking worse things  about Lord Shiva.   Seeing the beauty of the goddess Uma, Samudradeva was fascinated by her and he did so by being subjected to own feelings.

Not only this, when Lord Shiva and other gods forgave him for this activity, his courage increased.  Samudra Dev directly approached Goddess Uma and proposed to marry her in front of him, but Goddess Uma turned down his request, saying that she has accepted Lord Shiva as her husband in her heart, so she can not marry anyone else. According to Hindu religion, if a woman accepts a man as her husband, then thinking about another man is also a heinous crime.

Hearing this, there was no limit to the anger of the Samudradeva and he was full of annger & proudly and said a very worse thing about Lord Shiva.  By marrying that Aghori, you will have to live in the midst of ghost vampires on Kailash. There is still time to change your decision and marry me and live with me like a queen in my palace.  My seas are full of milk and sweet water, so I am entitled to be your husband.  Hurt by these harsh words, Goddess Uma cursed him that the sweet water and milk you are proud of will become salty.  And since then the sea water has become salty.



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.



Friday, October 30, 2020

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


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



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

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

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

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

That is, the child of two men!

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

Lord Vishnu took Mohini avatar for distribute necter in gods.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 But violence and arrogance did not end with Mahishasura.

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

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

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

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

Mohini gave birth to Shiva's son.

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

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

 But something else was written in future. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

When Lord Vishnu was defeated by the demons


When Lord Vishnu was defeated by the demons.

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

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Maa Sati and story of Shaktipeethas.


Maa Sati and story of Shaktipeethas.


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

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

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

                                                            Description of Shaktipeeth  .                                                                     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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