Showing posts with label Shree Ganesha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shree Ganesha. Show all posts

Monday, August 31, 2020

Why there was a dispute between Shree Ganesh and Devi Tulsi.

Why there was a dispute between Shree Ganesh and Devi Tulsi.

Who does not know Lord Ganesh, the younger son of Mahadev Shiva Shankar and Goddess Parvati.  But hardly you will know about a secret associated with him that Lord Ganesha had vow to be a lifelong brahmachari. You must be thinking that if this is the case then who is Riddhi Siddhi.  And if he was married to Riddhi Siddhi, why he not obey to own vow?

But this is not true, there is a very interesting story behind it, which will make you stunned, so let's know about this hidden aspect of the life of Lord Ganesha. When his head was cut off by Lord Shiva in anger, Mahadev came to know about his being the son of Goddess Parvati.  Knowing this, he was very sorry for his actions and asked him to go to his vehicle Nandi bull and cut the head of a child.

On getting his permission, Nandi set out in search of a new born child and his search ended by going to an elephant child.  In a hurry, he cut the head of the elephant's child and Lord Shiva attached the head to Ganesha's torso and brought him alive.  After getting a new life, Lord Ganesha decided that he will remain a lifelong brahmachari because no woman will be ready to marry him after seeing his appearance.  Lord Ganesha went to the forest with this desire and became engrossed in hard penance. As time went on, so his influence was increasing due to his tenacity.  Gradually, his intensity increased as if it seemed that other sun had risen in the forest.
Seeing the same bright light, Tulsi reached near him and proposed marriage to him.  But Ganesha had pledged to be a lifelong brahmachari, so he politely refused Tulsi.
On hearing him, Tulsi's anger cross the limit and cursed Gajanan that he would be married not to one but two women.  Now because of getting curses, he had to marry two women.
But being enraged by this action of Tulsi, Ganesha cursed her to turn into a plant and also removed her leaves from his worship.  Even then, his anger did not subside, so he cursed Tulsi for suffering terrible pains.


Saturday, August 1, 2020

Rakshabandhan-The festival of brother and sister



Rakshabandhan-The festival of brother and sister

How Raksha Bandhan festival started

Historical and mythological significance behind Raksha Bandhan Festival

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

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

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

 But there are many stories behind why it is celebrated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

**Krishna and Draupadi - A Sacred Relationship**

This story of Mahabharata about Rakshabandhan is very interesting.

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

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

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

**Story on Rakshabandhan related to Santoshi Maa**


Lord Ganesha had two sons, Shubh and Laabh ..

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

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

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



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

**Alexander the ruler of Greece and Rakhi**

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

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

**Ravindranath Tagore gave new meaning to Rakhi**

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

**Story of Chandrashekhar Azad**

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Learn interesting facts related to Ganesha


Learn interesting facts related to Ganesha

The form of Lord Ganesha, child of Lord Shiva and mother Parvati is amazing.  His nose is like an elephant's trunk and has big ears.  Lord Ganesha is considered to be the symbol of success and  destroyer of troubles and enemies.  He is also considered as factors of education, knowledge, intelligence and prosperity.  Even Lord Ganesha is counted among the five major deities (Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh and Maa Durga) of Hinduism.
According to the Shiva Purana, Jaya and Vijaya, friends of Maa Parvati, suggested to make Ganesha.  They told Maa Parvati that Nandi and other devotees follow only Mahadev's order, so there should be someone who only listens to her.  Therefore, Goddess Parvati created Lord Ganesha with the filth of her body.  Today, through this article, we know about some interesting facts related to Lord Ganesha.

Punyak Vrata

According to Brahmavaivarat Purana, mother Parvati kept a fast for the attainment of a son.  As a result of this fast, Lord Krishna was born as a son to mother Parvati.

Ganesh and Shani Dev

 According to the Brahmavaivarta Purana, when all the gods and goddesses were giving their blessings to Lord Ganesha, then Shani Dev stood in opposite facing him.  When Maa Parvati asked Shani Dev the reason for his activity, he said that if his direct vision fell on Ganesha, then his head would be severed from his torso.  But Maa Parvati did not listen to one of his words and asked him to bless him by looking at Ganesha.  Because of this Ganesha's head was severed from his torso.

Elephant's head put on Ganesha

According to the Brahmavaivarta Purana, Ganesha's head was severed from torso while falling on  Shanideva's direct vision.  Then Lord Sri Hari, riding on his Garuda, brought the head of her infant sleeping near an elephant near the Pushpabhadra River towards the north and placed it on Lord Ganesha's head and gave him a new life.

Lord Shiva and Suryadeva

According to the Brahmavaivarta Purana, Lord Shiva, in a fit of rage, attacked the Surya with the trident.  Then Suryadeva's father was angry and cursed Lord Shiva that one day his son's head will also be separated from his body.

Tulshi's curse on Ganesha

 It has been said in the Brahmavaivarta Purana that Tulsi Devi was sitting on the banks of the Ganges one day.  At that time Lord Ganesha was meditating there.  Tulsi Devi proposed marriage to Lord Ganesha, but he refused.  Then Tulsi cursed him that he would get married soon and in return Ganesha cursed Tulsi to become a plant.

Family of Lord Ganesha

According to Shiva Maha Purana, Ganesha was married to Riddhi and Siddhi and they have two sons Shubh and Laabh.
Ekdanta Ganesha
According to Shiva Mahapuran, Lord Shiva meditated when Parashurama went to Kailash to meet Lord Shiva.  At that time Lord Ganesha had refused Parashurama to meet Shiva.  Then in anger, Parashurama attacked Lord Ganesha with the weapon given to him by Lord Shiva.  In honor of the weapon given by his father, Ganesh ji took that blow on his teeth due to which one of his teeth was broken.  Since then, he is known as Ekadanta.

Lord Ganesha wrote the Mahabharata of Ved Vyas

Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, wrote the voice and Vedic knowledge emanating from the mouth of Ved Vyasa.  This was done so that common people can read and understand this story.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Know about Lord Ganesha

Know about Lord Ganesha

Ganesha is a formless divinity who is established in a supernatural shape for the benevolence of the devotees.  According to Hindu mythology, he is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Gan means group.  This whole creation is a group of atoms and different energies.  If there was no supreme rule ruling the group of different entities of this whole creation, then there would have been a lot of upheaval in it.  Ganesha is the master of all these atoms and groups of energies. He is the supreme consciousness which is omnipresent and establishes a system in this universe.

Adi Shankara has very beautifully described the essence of Ganesha in the Ganesh Stotra. 

Although Ganesha is worshiped as an elephant-headed god, this shape (form) actually reveals that formless (parabrahm form).

He is 'Aj Nirvikalpam Nirakaramakam'.  That is, Ganesha is Ajam (unborn), Nirvikalpa (without any qualities), formless (without any shape) and he is the symbol of consciousness, which is omnipresent.

Ganesha is the same energy that is the reason for this creation.  It is the same energy through which everything is visible (manifest) and in which everything will dissolve.

Story of the birth of Lord Ganesha.

We all know the story of how Ganesha became an elephant-headed god.  While Parvati was taking bath, Shiva entered the room.  Seeing this, her friends were embarrassed. Maa Parvati had appointed Nandi to supervise the door at that time. But Nandi could not stop Shiva, because Nandi is one of Mahadev's ganas. Then Maa Parvavati's friends told her to appoint a gana for herself who would follow his orders only. And when she realized this, she removed the filth from her body and made a child from it.  Then she told the child that while she is taking bath, he should guarding the door. When Shiva returned, the boy did not recognize him, and blocked his path.  Lord Shiva then beheaded the child and went inside.
Parvati was very surprised to see this.  She explained to Shiva that the child was his son, and she begged Lord Shiva to save his life at any cost.
Then Lord Shiva ordered his assistants to go and get a head from anywhere that was sleeping facing north.  Then Shivji's assistant brought the head of an elephant, which Shivji attached to the torso of that child and thus Lord Ganesha was born.

** Facts of thought in the story of Lord Ganesha.

Why Parvati had dirt on her body ?: Parvati is a symbol of happy energy.  Their being dirty means that any festival can be royal, it can have attachment and can shake you from your center.  dirt is a symbol of ignorance, and Lord Shiva is the symbol of supreme simplicity, peace and wisdom.

  • Was Lord Shiva, who was a symbol of peace, so angry that he beheaded his own son?  And why elephant head on Lord Ganesha's torso?  So when Ganeshji stopped the path of Lord Shiva, it means that ignorance, which is the quality of the brain, does not recognize knowledge, then knowledge must win over ignorance.  To show this, Shiva had beheaded Ganesha.
  • Why elephant's head ?: Elephant is the symbol of both 'knowledge power' and 'karma power'.  The main qualities of an elephant are - intelligence and spontaneity.  The giant head of an elephant is a sign of wisdom and knowledge.  Elephants never escape the obstacles, nor do they stop them. They only remove them from their path and move forward - it is a symbol of spontaneity.  Therefore, when we worship Lord Ganesha, all these qualities are awakened within us, and we take these qualities.

  • ** Ganesha's symbols and their importance

  • 1 . Ganesha's large belly signifies generosity and total acceptance.
  • 2 . Ganesha's raised hand is a symbol of protection - that is, 'Don't panic, I'm with you' and his bowed hand, with the palm facing outward, means eternal charity, as well as an invitation to lean forward.  - It is a symbol that we will all meet in this soil one day.
  • 3 . Ganesha is Ekadanta, which means concentration.  Whatever they hold in their hands, they all have some meaning.
  • 4 . He has a curb in own hands, which means - awake, and loop - that is, control.  With awakening, a lot of energy is produced and distraction can occur without any control.
  • 5 . Ganeshji, why does the elephant-headed god walk on a small vehicle like a rat?  Isn't it very strange?  Again, it has a deep secret.  A rat cuts the ropes and cuts them apart.  A rat is like a mantra that can completely cut off the unique layers of ignorance, and reveals the ultimate knowledge of which Lord Ganesha symbolizes.


  • Our ancient sages were so intelligent that they represented divinity as these symbols rather than words, because words change over time, but the symbols never change.  So whenever we meditate on that omnipresence, we should keep these deep symbols in our mind, like the elephant-headed God, and at the same time remember also that Ganesha is within us.  This is the knowledge with which we should celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi.

  • Friends, this is some information about Lord Ganesha.  Further information of Lord Ganesha will be given on this blog.  Thank you

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.

part:-09 link:-
https://www.shivgyaancharcha.com/2020/04/story-of-cursespart-09.html

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