Showing posts with label motivational incident. Show all posts
Showing posts with label motivational incident. Show all posts

Monday, January 11, 2021

Astavakra Rishi: Who proved that disability is not curse.


Astavakra Rishi: Who proved that disability is not curse.


In today's blog, we will discuss about Astavakra who proved that disability is not a curse.
India has been a country of many great men and scholars.  Who have given a new direction to the society from time to time through their knowledge, devotion and philosophy.  Rishi Ashtavakra is one of those great personalities who said that the truth is as it should be same to accepted. He considered the knowledge described in the scriptures to be only about defining life style and related to rules.  His invaluable deed to human society is the 'Ashtavakra Gita', a book based on the principle of Advaita Vedanta.  It is mainly described as a conversation of sages Ashtavakra and King Janaka.  Like the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads and the Brahmasutra, the Ashtavakra Gita is also an invaluable book.  This book describes in detail the knowledge, Vairagya(disinterest), Moksha(Salvation) and samadhistha yoga and their conditions.

Disability is not a curse.  A person with disability can do whatever he wants on his own strength, ability and scholarship.  The sage Ashtavakra proved this centuries ago.  The body of sage Ashtavakra was crooked in eight places.  That is why his name was also named as Ashtavakra. People used to make fun of him by seeing his crooked body, but the sage Ashtavakra did not consider the crooke of his body as weakness.  Nor was he frustrated for this reason.  He continued on his path.  As a result, today, even after centuries, we remember him reverently.

In the present times too, all our focus is on external progress.  Today we pay more attention to outdoor appearance(external form).  Many people are worried about their body texture or appearance(form).  Many people also fall prey to depression.  The story of Ashtavakra gives them the message that if you develop your qualities, you can get respect despite physical shortcomings.

When we are surrounded by external problems, we get very frustrated.  This frustration gradually turns into hopeless.  Instead of fighting them, we start blaming others and get sadness.
However, there have also been people who have made the state of utter despair so positive that even after thousands of years, people give precedent.  We are talking about Ashtavakra, the author of the Ashtavakra Gita, the important text of Advaita Vedanta.
It would be surprising to know that his body was crooked from eight places!
In fact,he got the name 'Ashtavakra' on this basis.  In spite of having such a crooked body, he did not give up and became a respected scholar, while presenting the ultimate talent.
It is said that when he was in the womb, he had to become a part of the anger of the father and he took birth with a cursed body.
Why did the father curse his own son in the womb??
This is a very interesting but surprising topic!  Uddālaka sage was extremely pleased with the talent of his disciple Kahod.  When Kahod succeeded in acquiring knowledge of the entire Vedas, he got married to his beautiful and quality girl Sujatha.
Time passed and a new couple was about to give birth to a new child.  One day, at that time, they were studying vedas.  Then the child in Sujatha's womb spoke - 'Father!  You are misreading the Veda. '
On hearing this, Kahod turned red with anger and said, 'From the womb, your intellect is mischivousness and you have insulted me.  Therefore you will be curved (crooked) from eight places. '
A few days after this incident, Kahod went to the court of King Janak of Mithila to debate with a scholar named Bandi, where he was get defeated.  According to the rule, Kahod had to immersed in water.  Just after few day this incident, Ashtavakra was born.
The boy with crooked body could not see the father, so maternal grandfather Uddālaka considered him as his father and his maternal uncle Shvetketu as elder brother.  One day he was in his maternal grandfather's lap, when Shvetketu told him that Uddālaka was not his father.  Ashtavakra was shocked and asked to mother about his father.  Mother told him the whole truth.
After this Ashtavakra left for Mithila with his  maternal uncle Shvetketu without delay.  He went directly to King Janaka's Yagyashala to offer a talk to a prisoner scholar.  If the gatekeepers stopped him as a child, he said that no one becomes a big man only his hair turns white or gets older.  Anyone who has knowledge of Vedas and who is intelligent, he grows up.
Saying this, he entered the meeting of King Janak and challenged Bandi for debate.  But seeing the child Ashtavakra, all the members started laughing loudly. 
Surprised everyone with his intelligence.
Seeing Ashtavakra, the laughter of the member of Raja Janaka's meeting was not stopping.  In fact, seeing the crooked from eight place while Ashtavakra was walking, all members of meeting included Raja Janak also started laughing.  On seeing people laughing, Ashtavakra also started laughing.  In fact, he did not mind at all on his disability.  He had acquired such scholarship(in sense of knowledge)that thinking and unhappiness did not suit him.
The members was laughing at Ashtavakra and then Ashtavakra on the members.  In such a strange situation, King Janaka asked Ashtavakra - "O child!  The laughter of the members is understandable, but why are you laughing?
Just twelve years old, all were stunned to hear Ashtavakra's answer.  Ashtavakra said - 'I laugh at the weicked intelligence of those who laugh at the crooked of my body.  All these people are suffering from mental conditions and they cannot be scholars at all.  That's why I'm laughing!
King Janaka patiently said to Astavakra, "O rude child!  What do you mean ...
Ashtavakra replied, 'All these are connoisseurs of leather, not of wisdom.  The sky does not become crooked due to the crooked temple and the sky does not burst due to the bursting of the pitcher.
It is formless and knowledgeable men also formless like as sky.  All the members were surprised and even ashamed to hear this knowledgeable thing from the child's mouth.  They deeply regretted their stupidity.

Rajarshi Janak himself took the his test.

After this incident, King Janak took the test of Ashtavakra himself.  Ashtavakra responded to all questions very cleverly.  Not only this, Bandi was also surprised by his scholarship (in sense of knowledge) and bowed down.
Ashtavakra requested to immerse Bandi in water due to the defeat of Bandi in the debate .
Bandi laughingly said that he is the son of Varuna and he has sent all the defeated Brahmins to the father.  Will call them back now.  This happened and all the defeated Brahmins came back.  Ashtavakra's father was also among them.
Ashtavakra was very happy to find his father.

 He was angry at  Shankha's son Agha

Shankh's son Aagha was beautiful like Kamadeva and he had a lot of pride in this.  Once he was traveling on the Malayachala mountain.  Just then, his eyes turned on Ashtavakra.  He started laughing after laughing.  When Ashtavakra glanced at him, he explained him, but his laughter was not taking the rest of stopping.
Ashtavakra, having conquered the anger, cursed him to correct Agha's wisdom.  He cursed him to become the most curvy and sharpened of crooked species.  As soon as he heard the curse, Agha fell at the feet of Ashtavakra.
Ashtavakra felt pity.  He told Agha that soon Lord Vishnu is about to take an avatar and he will enter your stomach and gave salvation to you.  This Agha becomes Aghasura in Dwapar and swallows Krishna with friends and cows.
Lord Krishna tears his stomach and frees own friends and cows and gave salvation to Agha.
 Ashtavakra's father Kahod is very pleased and advises him to bathe in the Samanga River.  To get rid of his father's curse, he bathes in the Samanga River and all his curved parts become erect.
 The story of Ashtavakra teaches us to be patient as well as virtuous.
Knowledge is not bound by age limits, it is independent.  Therefore, the attachment of body, mind and intellect also has no effect on it.  Its biggest example is the sage Ashtavakra. He has said that the truth is as it should be same to accepted, his biggest gift is the Ashtavakra Gita to the society, in which he has expressed the truth and its different forms, which are relevant even today.

Sage Ashtavakra is known to tell the truth.  He used to reveal the truth as he experienced it.  Sage Ashtavakra preferred the truth derived from personal experiences.  He used to say that the truth is not in any book.  There may be rules and principles in a book, but it is not true.  Nor is there knowledge in the texts.  The light of knowledge remains inside a human being.

The sage Ashtavakra composed the book called Ashtavakra Gita, which contains his similar thoughts.  He came to know the truth of dharma by his own specific style and defined it in this way.  The sage Ashtavakra did not accept to follow the traditions.  He started new traditions.  His entire life is a source of inspiration.

It is a very special idea to call the disabled as Divyanga(in sense of some special quality or God gifted).  In fact, the human being whom God deprives him of any part and sends to this earth, he is a human being who undergoes something with a unique talent.  In the Puranas, history and modern society, there have been many such persons who were handicapped but proved to be Divyanga due to some or the other special organs.
Many scholars, many wise persons  have left their indelible mark on this earth through their special parts, despite not being a part.
Divyang are physically weak in body but none the less in terms of knowledge, intelligence, argumentive power and sharpness, examples of which are mentioned in Puranas and history.  It will be expedient to remember Ashtavakra in this context.  'Ashtavakra Gita and Ashtavakra Samhita' is related to the famous divyanga named Ashtavakra.
Surdas, despite having no eyes, has set a record with his unique talent.  His saga will remain entrenched on every human's memory till the ages.
The blind scholar Shri Giridhar Mishra who is known by the name of Rambhadracharya is possessed with such a genius of Shruti-Smriti that by listening to his grandfather only at the age of five years, Gita and at the age of seven learned the whole Ramcharitmanasa. He speak 22 languages.  Many languages ​​have poetical poets. He is counted among the best experts of Tulsidas in India.  While neither he can read, nor write nor use Braille script, he learn by listening and write compositions by speaking.  He has written more than eighty books.
Arunima Sinha is one such talented.  Who has the distinction of being the first woman to reach Mount Everest with the help of artificial legs.  How can someone call them handicapped?  In reality, she is a Divyang.  How can we forget Sudha Chandran, who dances with artificial legs, then mesmerises the audience.
Look at Ira Singhal, she has shocked everyone with her talent.  Famous scientist 'Hawkins' listened, studied with the help of artificial instruments, but is considered the world's best scientist in the field of physics.
Prime Minister Modiji had said - "When someone is introduced as a disabled person, then the eye goes to the organ which does not work properly , whereas the reality is that the disabled also have the power that the common people do not have.  There is a divine specialty. I see the special power inside them as Divyang. "
The real handicapped is the one who despite being physically complete is lackrated without karma, blind without knowledge, heartless without love and inactive without intellect.
Seeing the divine qualities in them by Prime Minister Modiji, embellishing them with words like Divyang is highly appreciated.  Just as the water dropped from the sky reaches the sea through some way, so it is an honor to them all by the name of Divyang.  But is this name enough?  Will changing the human mind just by giving the name of Divyang?  Even today, they do not get the appropriate respect for which they are entitled.  Some people take advantage of their disabilities, even family members use to beg them and make their own means of earning.
By recognizing the extra talent and extra qualities hidden in the Divyang, if we can pay attention to the development of such skills, then perhaps we will be able to do some justice to them.  Every divyanga person has a special part and how the talent hidden in them can be highlighted and can be decorated and provide better conditions , if the government arranges  some special for them, then it will definitely scenry come in the life of those people. 
This was the story related to Ashtavakra .... Later through this blog, I will present the story of the great Ashtavakra Rishi to all of you in detail. So wait till all of you. 


Saturday, September 5, 2020

Perhaps the location and time of each destiny event is fixed.


Perhaps the location and time of each destiny event is fixed.


Today I have brought an article on such a subject, on which there can be a long debate. Some people may accept it or reject it.

1st story:-

Once it was very cold.  All humans, animals and birds all were suffering.  In such a way, a vulture was sitting on a tree's top in the sunlight to overcome his cold.  At the same time, Yamraj came out from there.

As soon as he saw the vulture sitting on the tree, his eyes got stressed but he said nothing and went his way.  He went own way, but the vulture's life dried up after seeing his attitude.  Now he was shivering with fear not to cold .  In the meantime, Narada ji came to pronounce 'Narayan-Narayan'.  Narada ji saw the trembling vulture and stopped and asked,  vulture are your health good?  You trembling very badly, what's the matter?  Tell me if you need any help.

The vulture stuttering with great difficulty told that Yamraj had just left from here.  I did not even make any mistake, knowingly or unknowingly, yet he has gone to see me with a very crooked eye.  Looked very angry.  This makes me feel very fear.  Narada ji thought after two minutes and said that you do one thing. There is a hill called Ramtek at a distance of 100 yojan(one yojan=12 to15 KM) from here.  Go hide in his cave , till then I talk to Yamraj and ask the reason for his displeasure.

The vulture obeyed him and took refuge in the hill of Ramtek.  In the meantime, Narada ji went to Yamraj and asked what happened today, Maharaj, you had attained anger at that helpless vulture early  morning. Yamraj said, "Oh nothing, as soon as I got out, I saw that vulture in front."  Tonight is the culmination of his life which is to be completed in the hills of Ramtek a hundred yojan (one yojan=12 to15 KM) away.  I was thinking that it should be there, what is it doing here.

 Now , Narada ji could not understand whether he did good or bad.



2nd story:-


One day the thought of Garuda Dev, the vehicle of Lord Vishnu, came to mind that why not visit the earth once.  During his visit, when Garuda Dev reached Lord Vishnu's patil putra temple,  then he saw a pigeon trembling while sitting on the platform.  Seeing his position, he wondered in the courtyard of the Lord's temple there is no fear and why is this pigeon trembling despite sitting in the sun? He asked the reason for trembling with that pigeon, that pigeon first bowed to him and after that said that Yamraj came here shortly before the you came.  When his eyes fell on me, he said that this unfortunate creature will die as soon as the sun rises tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow is the last day of my life, how can anyone know how to control themselves?  That is why I am trembling with fear of death, I do not want to die yet, please protect my life and save me from this trouble. Hearing the scorn of that pigeon pleaded, he felt pity on him as well as his thought that why should not Yamraj be challenged.  He pressed the pigeon in its huge claws and led it away from the temple courtyard to a safe cave.  Garuda Dev flew away by making the cave situated on the Malayagandh mountain safe.

From there, he flew directly towards Yamraj's city of Yamlok, in his mind he was eager to tell Yamraj about his success in protecting pigeon's life.  He wanted to tell Yamraj that he had failed his plan by protecting the life of the pigeon. When Yamraj came to know that Garuda Dev himself had come to Yamlok, he honored him and placed him on the sit and asked the purpose of coming to Yamlok.

Then Garuda Dev very proudly told him that the pigeon that was about to die today has saved by me.  On hearing him, Yamraj smiled and asked Chitragupta about that pigeon.  Seeing in his book, Chitragupta Maharaj said that the pigeon living in the temple of Lord Vishnu's patil putra temple will become the food of the snake in a cave in the Malayagandh mountain just after sunrise today, and that incident has been completed just a while ago.

Hearing this, Garuda Dev's surprise  and he went directly to the cave where he saw that the snake had eaten that pigeon.  He was very sad to see that instead of protecting the pigeon, he himself had brought it to the mouth of death.  After reaching Baikuntha Lok, Garuda Dev was sitting in solitude with a sad heart, then Lord Vishnu understood his agony and explained to him that at the time of birth,  the time of death is also be fixed and the law of Brahma cannot be changed.

Even if we look at the ancient texts of Hinduism, we also see many such incidents in which prophecy has been spoken.  Like it was already predicted that Krishna would kill Kansa.  In the Ramayana, it was already determined that Lord Rama would come to Shabri's ashram and also give moksha to Ahilya.
One such mention is made in Tulsidas ji well in Ramcharitmanas.  In which he is explaining that no one can do anything in whatever is already scheduled.
That means, it is what Sri Rama has already decided .  Who can expand their thinking by arguments ?

A prediction can be made only when something like a future exists.  If nothing has happened then how can it be told with clarity beforehand.  This also proves that whatever is happening with us has already been determined.
There have been many sages in our history who were trikaldarshi.  Maharishi Valmiki had written before the Uttarakand of Ramayana when incident were took place.  Even today, there are such sages-saints in the ancient caves of the Himalayas who have the ability to see past and future by meditating.
It is mentioned in the Balmiki Ramayana that not only Rama and Sita but also Dashrath ji and Guru Vashistha knew beforehand what was going to happen in the future.
Durvasa Rishi had already told Dashrath ji that his son Rama would have to suffer 14 years of exile.  Guru Matang also knew that Shreerama would come to his ashram one day and give  darshan to Shabri.
Devaki's eighth son would kill Kansa, but Kansa himself also knew this prophecy.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Maharishi Dadhichi donated his bones to the gods


Maharishi Dadhichi donated his bones to the gods
            
                  Who does not know Muni Dadhichi, who sacrificed his body and protected the gods and all the three worlds,  Vishwakarma by making Vajra from his bones gave to gods, then Indra killed the monster called Vritrasura. But do you know that once Maharishi Dadhichi drank the weapons of all the gods, which is described in the Brahma Purana .

According to the story:-

Once all the gods including Yamraj and Indra come to the ashram of Maharishi Dadhichi, they all came there after defeating the demons and monsters, due to which all the gods were very happy. Muni Dadhichi also paid due respect to all the gods and asked the reason for coming to the ashram, then all the gods said that Munivar, we have conquered all the great demons and monsters, now we have no fear of them. We are very happy, so we do not see any benefit of keeping our weapons, we cannot even carry the burden of these weapons, when we keep these weapons in heaven, the demons detect them and steal them, so we Keep these weapons in your holy ashram.


Here, there is no fear of demons and monsters. Because of your chanting and austerity, the whole region is holy and safe and there is no one to equal you in austerity, then Muni Dadhichi said that it is okay as you all think it is appropriate. But then the Muni's wife said, "What do you need to do in this? If you place these weapons in the ashram, then the enemies of these gods will also envy you, and if any weapon is stolen or destroyed, then also these gods will be angry. Therefore, I do not think that your thought is appropriate, after listening to his wife, Dadhichi Muni said that "I have already said yes to the requests of the gods, so it is a great sin to be dissuaded. 


Hearing this, all the gods put their divine weapons and arms in the Dadhichi muni ashram and went back to their respective abode, after the gods had gone, Muni Dadhichi stayed in the ashram with his wife and did penance. Thus 1000 divine years passed but none of the gods came to take back their weapons, then Muni Dadhichi said that "Gods and Goddesses do not want to take their weapons from here. And the demons envy me, now you tell me what to do, then the  Muni's wife said that I had already said that this work is not right, now do what you think is appropriate.


Because the great brave and ascetic warriors of the demons will surely steal it today or tomorrow . Then Dadhichi Muni to get bathed those weapons with water while reciting the holy mantra to protect those weapons. After then sage Dadhichi drank that water. Due to this all weapons were became powerless and useless. All weapons was destroyed one by one according to the time, this was the reason for which Maharishi Dadhichi's bones were needed to kill Vritrasura.
Because the great brave and ascetic warriors of the demons will surely grab it today or not tomorrow, then Dadhichi Muni bathed those weapons with water while reciting the holy mantra to protect those weapons. 
Then this holy water drank by Dadhichi , and all these weapons became simple and inferior and lost their power one by one in time. This was the reason for which the bones of Maharishi Dadhichi needed to kill Vritrasura.

Later the gods came and said to Dadhichi - ‘Muniver!  Great fear of enemies has come upon us.  Therefore, give the weapons that we had kept with you at this time. ”Dadhichi said -“ You have not come to take them for a long time. Therefore, in fear of the demons, I have drunk those weapons.  Now they are located in my body.  Therefore, whatever is appropriate, say it. ”Hearing this, the gods said to respectfully -“ Munishwar!  At this time, we can only say that to give weapons. ”The Brahmin said -“ All weapons have been absorbed in my bones.  So take those bones only. " At that time, the wife of Dadhichi, who spoke dear words, was not with him.  Gods were very afraid of her. Not seeing her, then gods said to Dadhichi- 'Viprawar!  Whatever you have to do, do it fast. ”Dadhichini, abandoning his life, said -“ Gods!  You happily take my body.  Take pleasure in my bones.  What job do I have for this body? ' Then sage Dadhichi gave up his life.

Seeing this, the gods said enthusiastically to Vishwakarma - "Now at this time you have to make many weapons ." Vishwakarma said - "Gods!  This is a Brahmin's body.  How do i use it. Then only his bones will be left, then I will make their weapon. ”Then the gods said to the cows -“ We make your tongue like Vajra.  For the sake of our interest, for the purpose of making weapons, remove skin of Dadhichi's body in a moment and get the pure bones. 'By the order of the gods, the cows did the same. They took bones by licking Dadhichi's body and gave it to the gods.  The gods went into own abode with enthusiasm and the cows also returned to their place.

When sage Atreya created heaven on earth.


When sage Atreya created heaven on earth.

Hello and Welcome friends

The creation of heaven on earth is strange to hear, but it is true, it is described in the Brahmapuran, which tells how sage Atreya created heaven on earth, let us know how and why it incident occured, and what happened after that.


According to story:-

Atreya was the son of Maharishi Atri.  Maharishi Atri Maharaja received wealth from Prithu and gave it to his sons and went to the Vanaprastha Ashram himself.  His son Atreya was living an ascetic life with his wife by building an ashram in Tapovan.

Once he went to Amravati, the capital of Devaloka with some sages and was stunned to see Indra's assembly in the splendid city of Amravati. So much opulence, splendor, beauty, amazing and wealth. After seeing all this and thinking about this, his mind got confused.  Comparing Indra in his life, he was distressed by the ascetic life of his Tapovan and he started thinking, "What is my life like disgusting. How is it going in the absence.  See the life of Indra in heaven, how magnificent it is and my life is that of a monastic ascetic ascetic. " Just like a beggar.

The seeds of jeolousy fascinated with desire grew in his mind.  Chanting and penance were forgotten when he returned.  There was only one concern as to how to get prosperity like Amravati. Stoicism and devotion had forgotten.  Now 24 hours, life's like Amravati and Indra started worrying.

Seeing his condition, his wife explained a lot that why have you fallen in love with wealth & prosperity, you are a sage?  Our own dharma-karma is superior.  It is painful to look others with jealousy . 
But when nothing came to Atreya's mind, the wife said, "You go to the sage Twasta and tell him own sorrow."  He is very capable.  He can do anything with his Tapobal, if he will be happy, then by creating Amravati for you, he can even give you Indra's post. ”

A person suffering from desires has no conscience.  Atreya immediately went to the sage Twasta and told his wish, "Maharishi!  Please give me the opportunity to enjoy the same pleasure like heaven once with your Tapobal. "
Sage Twasta understood all thing that Atreya's mind would not calm down once he enjoyed the same happiness, so he said, "Instead of following the tradition of sage Atri, you started wishing for the glory of Indra.  Ok, I manage to fulfill your wish.  For you I create the opulence of Amravati. "

After being convinced, Atreya went.  When he came to his ashram, the scene there was changed.  It felt as like heaven had come down.  He forgot his tapovan and ascetic life. In the grandeur of heaven, he found himself as Indra & his wife got herself as Shachi form, and began to enjoy the happiness like as gods.

The demons came to know that another  Indra has also been born on the earth.  Amravati is settled.  The opulence  of heaven has also been there, so just the demons said that  we will have chance to conquer another heaven . Now we will defeat another Indra.

All the demons attacked Atreya's Amravati.  Indra of heaven was full of divine power.   He could face the demons.  Atreya was a  ascetic. So he did not knowledge of war skills and weapons?  He ran away as soon as demons were attacked.

Till some time ago, he was happy by enjoying the pleasure of heaven.  Now to save his life, he ran away with his wife to find a hiding place.  At last he did not find any shelter, then  again he run away and went to the sage Twashta and say, "Rishivar!  Life is under threat. If life will not exist now, what will opulence do to enjoy?  You remove this Amravati generated from your Tapobal.  I also saw the sadness of being Indra.  My hut was the best. "

The sage Twastha laughed and said, "Atreya!  Man has this tendency that he is not satisfied and happy with what he has. He is dissatisfied and unhappy to get what he does not have, but keep one thing in mind, the opulence and grandeur which is seen from outside, how much sorrow and tragedy is going to be seen from inside, thats does not  come to visible. Seeing the splendor of Indra, you fell in fascination, but when you saw him directly, you came to know that even in that happiness, he is always unhappy with the fear of the attack of his enemies. "

Then the sage Twashta immediately assimilated that heaven, and returned to his ashram with laughing, the demons also returned to Patalaloka(Hades), and Muni Atreya also resumed the ashram with his disciples and wife after learning the lesson. On seeing both aspects of happiness and sorrow, Atreya became enlightened and he became happy in an ascetic life.

**** At some places, there is also a description that on the insistence of Atreya, Vishwakarma created heaven on earth. The story is just like the first.  At the request of Atreya after the demon invasion, Vishwakarma assimilated the heaven of the earth.


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Story of enmity with Piplad Rishi and Gods

Story of enmity with Piplad Rishi and Gods
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            Everyone knows Maharishi Dadhichi but very few know about his wife Gabhasthini and his son Pippalad, where while Gabhasthini had sacrificed his life by entering Chita(Funeral pyre), Dadhichi's son Pippalad had pledged to kill all the gods.  Know about it in detail…

According to the 1st story: -

When all the gods failed to kill Vritrasura, then all the gods went to Sri Hari Vishnu, and Vishnu Dev sent all the gods to Maharishi Dadhichi . To bring the skeleton of Maharishi Dadhichi so that Vrittasura could be killed by making a Vajra of his bones, then all the gods went to Maharishi Dadhichi according to the order of Shri Hari VishnuAt that time Maharishi Dadhichi's wife had gone to fetch water, meanwhile Maharishi Dadhichi gave up his life and took the structure of his bones, all the gods went to VishwakarmaWhen Maharishi Dadhichi's wife came back to the ashram with water, not seeing her husband, she asked Agnidev where is my husband , then Agnidev told the whole thing about Maharishi Dadhichi's sacrifice . On hearing the news of her husband's death, Gabhistini fainted when she became conscious, decided to enter the funeral pyre with her husband's remaining flesh and skin .
But at the time she was pregnant, Gabhistini ripped her belly and took out the child, and said that this child in my womb is inferior to the parents, there is no brother nor any relative, so the entire world and Lokpal protect it . Saying this, Gabhastini placed the child under the Peepal tree and bowed to the fire and entered the pyre, then all the flora and medicines together took the best nectar from their king Som and fed the child, after drinking the nectar, that child started growing . The  Peepal tree had reared him, so he became famous as Pippalad .

Growing up, he asked the Peepal tree that it is generally seen that humans are produced from humans, animals from animals and birds from birds, but how did I originate from Peepal in human form . On hearing Pippalad's talk, the trees narrated the entire description of his father Dadhichi and his mother's death, which Pippalad was very angry and said, "Whoever is responsible for the death of my father and mother, I will slaughter him," . Piplad, burning with anger, reached Lord Shiva and said, "Lord, give me some power to destroy the enemies .

As soon as Pippalad had said so, a fierce Kruitya like a mare appeared from the eyes of Lord Shiva, who was hiding a fierce fire in her womb for the destruction of entire creatures.
As soon as she was born, she said to Piplad that "Tell me what to do, then Piplad said," All the gods are my enemies, so go eat them, then she ran towards  Devaloka, seeing all the gods got scared and went to the shelter of Mahadeva and asked to protection.
Then Mahadev himself along with all the gods came to Pippalad and said, " Son even if the Gods is destroyed, your parents will not come back. Your father sacrificed his life only for the benefit of the gods and whole world, because of which today all the three worlds and gods are happy, you are the son of him, give the safe-conduct  by giving up anger . Then at the behest of Mahadev, Pippalad granted pardon to all the gods, causing all the gods to ask Piplad to ask for the boon . Then Piplad said that "He never saw his parents, so I want to see them now, then the gods  show Pippalad to Maharishi Dadhichi and his mother Gabhastini .

According to 2nd story:-

The son of sage Dadhichi was named Piplad.  He was also virtuous and ascetic like his father.  He blamed the gods for the death of his father.  These gods were not at all ashamed to ask for his bones from his father for their selfishness.  Therefore, taking vow to destroy the gods, he started the penance of Lord Bholenath.

Pleased with the harsh tenacity of Piplad, God pleased and asked him to ask for boon .  Piplad asked for the boon - 'Lord!  Open your third eye and destroy these selfish gods. ' Lord Bholenath explained to Piplad - 'Son!  You cannot bear the glory of my Rudraparup, so I have appeared before you in a gentle form.  The whole world will be destroyed by this statement of yours.  So ask for some other boon. '

In Piplad's heart was deeply filled with bitterness of gods.  He said - 'Lord!  I am not at all fascinated with this universe run by the gods.  You consume the gods, no matter what happens to them. ”Lord Bholenath smiled softly at Piplad's argue .
He said - 'Son!  I am giving you another opportunity to think.  You see my Rudraparup in your conscience. ”Piplad saw the bright form of God in his heart. From that fierce fire ravaged form, he felt as if his hair was being consumed.  He did not bear it and called Lord Bholenath again.  God stood in front of him smiling.

'Oh God!  I had requested to destroy the gods, you have started to destroy me. ”Piplad said fearfully.  God explained to him affectionately- 'Son!  Destruction starts from one place and becomes widespread . And always starts from where it originates. Son!  Understand that when we want others bad, first one gets their own bad.  Every decision taken in anger proves to be wrong in future.

Your father even gave his life's sacrifice for the welfare of others.  You are his son, you should wish for the good of all, according to your father's glory. ”Piplad's anger was calmed by these soft words of God and he bowed his head at the feet of God and apologized for his activity.
** You must have read both the stories.  In this context, there is another story which is a different form of the first story. When Piplad received the Kruitya from Mahadev ... then he ordered the Kruitya to destroy the gods.  Then Kruitya ran to kill Piplad. Then Piplad got nervous and asked Kruitya the reason for this. Then Kruitya told that every particle has the abode of gods and at this time also I am seeing god in your body so I have to do this . Then Piplad called Mahadev. Mahadev then pacified his anger by telling Piplad the greatness of Maharishi Dadhichi.  Somewhere mentioned Piplad's father name was Maharshi Kaushik .... It is also an interesting story related to Shani Dev. We will discuss it  sometime later.

Lesson:
 1. The evil seekers of others first do their own harm.
 2. Do not make any decisions in anger.

Friday, August 21, 2020

The story of King Shwet in the context of the glory of Annadan.

Annadanan's Mahima Katha .... from Bhavishyapura.

The story of King Shwet in the context of the glory of Annadan.

The king Shwet used to eat flesh of his own body.

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Raja Shwet who used to eat the flesh of his own body, but his flesh never dwindled, but what was the reason? What was his deeds ? That he had  to get to eat the flesh of his own body, let's know  through a story, which is mentioned in the Uttar Parva of Bhavishya Purana,

According to the story:-

In ancient times, there was a Chakravarti king named Shwet who conquered in many wars, performed many Yajna rituals, performed many kinds of charity and performed many virtuous work, all the subjects in his kingdom were happy and prosperous.  And finally, after renouncing the kingdom, went to the forest . And whing doing austerities he died and went to heaven . He use to roamed the heaven with the Gods, Gandharvas etc. , and the Apsaras served him . Indra also respected King Shwet very much, the king got all the happiness of the divine clothes ornaments etc. in heaven .

But at the time of meal, he had to come to the earth and eat the flesh of his former body daily, even after eating meat daily, the flesh of that former body did not decrease due to the deeds of previous birth . Thus every day King Shwet became very distraught by eating the flesh of his own body . One day he went to Brahma ji and bowed that and he said, "O Parampita, by your kindness I am enjoying the happiness of heaven, all the gods also respect me very much.  But this sinful hunger is never calm, thats reason  I have to go to earth every day to eat the flesh of my former body.  What disgusting sin deeds did I do, because of which I do not get good food, please free me from this trouble .

Hearing the agony of King Shwet, then Bramhaji said, " O Rajan, you have done many kinds of charity, performed yajna,havan, rituals , virtuous work and satisfied the gurus and peoples. But while living on earth, you have never provided food to the peoples, today you are suffering this pain due to not providing food, no more charity than food. That's why, O Rajan, till you do not go to earth and provide food to the needy peoples, till then you will have to suffer this pain.

Hearing this, King Shwet took orders from Bramhaji and immediately reached earth, where he searched the needy peoples and arranged  food for them. When King Shwet donate grains and  gave food etc. to the needy on earth, then King Shwet was freed from his guilt, and like other people in heaven, he also got good food. 

This was a story .... After a few days I will bring an article to the before you all regarding the importance and glory of food donation .

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Story of Ravana's wife Mandodari

Story of Ravana's wife Mandodari

What effect did Mandodari's life have on a mistake and a curse?  Today we will know in today's article.


An important character of the Ramayana was Ravana's wife Mandodari, who told Ravan from time to time the difference between right and wrong deeds.  Lankapati Ravana's wife's name was Mandodari.  Mandodari was a Pativrata (Virtuous wife) woman.  Mandodari is also compared to Ahalya in terms of Pativrata dharma.  But there was a big reason behind how Mandodari became Ravana's wife.  Mandodari knew that Ravana is very cruel and tyrannical.  Despite this, Mandodari had to accept Ravana as her husband. 

Who doesn't know about Ravana's wife Mandodari?  But did you know that Mandodari was a frog in his former life. According to the description found in the Puranas, Lankapati Ravana's wife was a frog.  Today I am going to tell you about the same legend which reflects this. So let's know about it.

According to the story:-----

We have been hearing the story of Ramayana since childhood and we also know about its main characters.  But there were some characters in the Ramayana whose role was very important, but people could not know much about those .. One such character was Mandodari, most people do not have any special knowledge about the wife of Lankapati Ravana.  Let's tell you about some interesting and unheard things related to Mandodari in my special article today.

Mandodari, who you know as Ravana's wife, was a Apsara(nymph) in a previous life.  Oh!Yes, according to legend, once a beautiful apsara named Madhura reached the Mount Kailash in the absence of Goddess Parvati and went there and tried to attract Lord Shiva with her form, beauty  and art.
But then Goddess Parvati reached there and seeing her action cursed the apsara that she would remain in the well as a paddock for 12 years.  

However, later on the insistence of Lord Shiva, Mother Parvati also revealed her curse and said that Madhura can come back to her true form only after harsh penance.

Madhura became a paddock due to  mother Parvati's curse and according to her, she started doing harsh penance to get rid of the curse .. After her many years passed, when the god of Asuras, Mayasura and his apsara wife Hema wished for a daughter  and start to doing penance . Meanwhile, Madhura too became free from curse due to her harsh penance. 



As soon as she was free from curse , Madhura came out of the well, Mayasur-Hema saw their tenacity coming true and they adopted Madhura as a daughter at that very moment.  After that, Mayasur has named his adopted daughter Mandodari.  Later this Mandodari became the wife of Ravana. 

The mythological belief about the marriage of Ravana and Mandodari is that once Ravana came to meet Mayasur, he was fascinated to see his beautiful daughter there and expressed his desire to marry Mandodari, but Mayasur rejected the offer. But at the same time, Mandodari knew that Ravana is very powerful with egoistic attitude, so she agreed to marry him for fear of him and for her father's safety.

Then Ravana forcibly married Mandodari, Mandodari marries Ravana despite not wanting, because she knew that if she did not marry Ravana then my father's death was certain.  Mandodari used to try whole life to continued to make Ravana realize the truth.  By this marriage Ravana and Mandodari had three sons, Akshay Kumar, Meghnad and Atikay. 
Mandodari was a virtuous woman, but she knew that her husband was walking on the wrong path and when Ravana brought Mother Sita to Lanka, Mandodari also requested Ravana to send Sita back but the arrogant Ravan did not listen to his wife . However, when this resulted in war, Mandodari wished for the victory of Ravana by following the dharma of a virtuous woman. 
The originator of the chess game is considered to be Mandodari and in the scriptures, Mandodari has also been considered as the  CHIR KUMARI(everlasting girl).  She was one of the PANCHKANYA( five girls) who were Ahilya, Tara, Kunti, Draupadi and Mandodari respectively.  These five have also been considered as Mahasati.

Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after the death of Ravana, but before that he handed over the kingdom of Lanka to Vibhishan, Ravana's brother.  But a question also arises that what happened to Ravana's family after this?  What happened to his beloved wife Mandodari, who lost her three sons, how Mandodari spent her life ahead.  If all these questions are coming in your mind too, then let us know the answer to these questions.

Ravana, despite being a scholar, was tyrannical. He had no value for moral principles in life.  Even relatives for him did not matter.  Shriram had to come to this earth to give rid of his atrocities.



Mandodari was a religious and sensible woman full of superior thought , civilized behavior .  It is said that when Ravana asked her father for her hand when he was fascinated by Mandodari. Mandodari agreed to the marriage Ravana, due to his devotion to Shiva and he being a Brahmin. Mandodari accepted to be live with Ravana.  Mandodari opposed every wrong act of Ravana.  Mandodari had termed the abduction of Sita Mata as wrong. Mandodari always inspired Ravana for good works and prevented him from walking on the wrong path.  Even after the abduction of Sita, Mandodari had told Ravana to send Sita to Rama with respect but Ravana did not listen to her.
According to the scripture Ramayana, King Ravana of Lanka lost and died in battle with Lord Rama.  After the death of Ravana, the ongoing war in Lanka came to an end.  After the war, everyone wanted to know about Rama, Sita and Lakshmana.  But what happened to Ravana's wife Mandodari after the war.  Hardly anyone could know and few people even tried to know about it. 

After conquering Lanka by Lord Rama, after winning Ravana, Vibhishana finally became the king of Lanka.  But a question arises that what happened to Maharani Mandodari?  Mandodari As soon as this name comes, a picture of such a queen emerges in our mind, in her feet every glory of the world was available . She was the daughter of an apsara who was very beautiful and attractive.  One such dedicated queen who herself was the queen of the demon Emperor Ravana.  The queen of the gold kingdom, Mandodari is one such character of Ramayana who was never properly understood, her identity always remained confined to the wife of Lankapati Ravana.  And after Ravana's death,  her chapter is believed then it is completely finished.
If we talk most of Ramayana, then most people have more curiosity to know about Ram, his wife Sita and Ravana.  But very few people know or are curious to know what happened to Queen Mandodari after Ravana's death.

Mandodari knew that Ravana is a devotee of Lord Shiva, so she agreed to marry Ravana for the safety of her father.  Ravana and Mandodari had three sons.  Ravana was very egoistic and because of this, Mandodari knew that there is nothing but destruction on the path on which he is walking.  Mandodari tried many times so that Ravana could walk on the right path but it had no effect. Mandodari wanted Ravana to return Lord Rama's wife Sita to him, because she knew about the curse in which Ravana's death was going to happen to Lord Rama.  But when Ram Ravan war took place, she supported Ravana like a good wife.  After the war, Mandodari went to the  battle ground and was very sad to see the destruction of her husband, son and other relatives there.




Lord Rama proposed to Mandodari to marry Vibhishan after Ravana's death.  Lord Ram knew that Mandodari is a good woman.  That is why he was worried about her.  But Mandodari rejected this proposal.  On this, Shriram explained. It is said that after this, Ram once again went to explain Mandodari with both Sita and Hanuman.  After convincing everyone, Mandodari agreed and got married to Vibhishan.

It is also said that after the death of Ravana and the Lankan ministers advised Mandodari to marrying with Vibhishan and again re-establish Lanka and Mandodari did the same, but Mandodari later separated from it.



After the slaying of Ravana, these were some special things related to Mandodari, though all these things are based on legends.
Today the article written about Mandodari.  She shows the loyalty of Mandodari. Now you all can understand how the life of Queen Mandodari must have been.  While writing the article, we have tried to write all aspects of Mandodari's life, but it seems that there is something lacking in it, as if the inclusion of a story or incident is left.  That's why many things have been repeated again and again. You should read the article and increase your knowledge.  And I think of a new topic to write.  But at the same time I try to gather more information about Mandodari.
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