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

Monday, August 3, 2020

Maa Durga finished ego of all the gods with the help of a straw.

Maa Durga finished ego of all the gods with the help of a straw.
By the way, all the facts related to the Gods and Goddesses are very interesting.  If you do not know much about Hinduism, then you may not understand all this.  But if you have a little interest in it, then once you know about the Gods and Goddesses, your knowledge will increase.  Like, an interesting story is about Mata Durga.
Once upon a time, a fierce war broke out between the gods and the demons.  In this war, the gods prevailed over the demons.  The gods succeeded in winning the war.  After winning this war, there was arrogance in the minds of the gods.  It sat in their mind that now there is no one superior and stronger than them.  They began to feel that no one would be able to defeat them in the war.
When Goddess Durga saw the gods suffering from ego, she thought of destroying their ego.  For this purpose she appeared to the gods in the form of Tejpunja(huge light form).  When the deities saw such a huge light form, they were terrified.  They all wanted to know the secret of Tejpunja.
Indra sent Vayudev for the purpose of unraveling the mystery of Tejpunja.  Following the orders of Indra, Vayu Dev approached near Tejpunj.  Tejpunj asked Vayudev to introduce him.  In the ego, Vayudev  introduced himself and described himself as a life-giving and very strong god. Hearing this, Tejpunja placed a straw in front of Vayu Dev and said that if you are really so superior , then show this straw by blowing fly in air.  Vayudev put all his strength but he could not even move the straw.
After this he went back to Indra.  Indra was surprised to hear this.  Now he sent Agnidev to Tejpunj.  Agnidev was also unable to burn that straw.  On seeing this, the pride of all the gods was crushed.  Indra and all the deities apologized for their mistake and worshiped Tejpunj.
Their worship manifested the form of maa Shakti from Tejapunj.  She made Indra and all the gods realize their mistake and told them that by my grace you have conquered the demons.  In this way, do not destroy your virtue by coming in false pride.
Hearing the mother's words, all the gods realized their mistake and all together worshiped the Goddess.
In this way the Mother Goddess broke the ego of all the Gods.

"Many times people start feeling proud after getting success in life. We should always give thanks to God by giving up our pride that he gave us opportunities to succeed in our life."


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Mother Gandhari - a strong and constrained woman



Mother Gandhari - a strong and constrained woman

Who was Gandhari who wanted to make Duryodhana as Vajra body

Gandhari is one of the influential female characters of Mahabharata.  Gandhari was Dhritarashtra's wife and Duryodhana's mother.  Shakuni was her brother.  Let us know who Gandhari was and what power she had.

Gandhari's character is at the forefront of India's glorious women who had learned to live by ideals as well as her principle of husband's devout.  She had prevented the husband and her sons from going on unrighteousness and wrong path.  Her life is the story of a woman forced into the love of husband and son.
 One of the women mentioned in the Mahabharata story is Gandhari.  Gandhari is considered a virtuous woman and an ideal woman.  Gandhari  was the daughter of a king named Subal of the Gandhar country.  Being Gandhar country, she got his name Gandhari.  Gandhari was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.  After the war of Mahabharata ended, Gandhari went into the forest with her husband, Kunti and Vidur.

Was blindfolded only after getting married to Dhritarashtra

 When Gandhari was married to the blind Dhritarashtra, Gandhari also blindfolded.  Gandhari said that when my husband is blind, she has no right to see the world.  Gandhari's brother Shakuni was not happy with this marriage.  Being a devotee of Shiva, Gandhari was given the boon by Lord Shiva to become the mother of hundred sons. When Gandhari was married to blind Dhritarashtra, she too had her blindfolded.  As long as she lived, she did not remove her blindfold.  He had not even seen the face of his 100 sons.

Many ominous incident occurred on Duryodhana's birth

Gandhari named his first son Duryodhana.  It is said that when Duryodhana was born, at that time there were many ominous things.  Duryodhana started speaking as soon as he was born.  Then Vidur and the scholars asked Dhritarashtra to abandon this child.  Scholars and astrologers said that if you want to protect the Kaurava dynasty, then abandon Duryodhana, otherwise no one will be able to stop being evil.  But Duryodhana could not be abandoned in Putramoh(Affection of son's love).

Gandhari did not want the Mahabharata war

When her husband Raja Dhritarashtra agreed to Duryodhana and gave his consent to play the game of gambling, Gandhari warned Dhritarashtra that " should never take such an incurious decision by complying in the words of the moron children, the old and the wicked intellectuals."  You should not get your entire family destroyed by complying into the words of the son with affection. 
After recognizing the character of Duryodhana, she always asked Dhritarashtra to bring him on the path of dharma, calling him arrogant, sin-wise, greedy, bad companion , inconsiderate.  Even the Dushasanas were prevented from making mistakes, considering Krishna and Arjuna invincible and suggested way to compromise them.

Gandhari termed the 13-year exile given to the Pandavas as an unfair, unjust decision .  The obstinate Duryodhana never obeyed his mother Gandhari.  While going to war, she told Duryodhana how she can bless him, while the innocent Pandavas are the victims of his injustice.

Gandhari did not want the war of Mahabharata.  Before the war of Mahabharata started, when Lord Krishna went to Hastinapur as a peacekeeper for the treat0y, he proposed to give five villages to the Pandavas in front of Duryodhana, but Duryodhana rejected this proposal.  When Gandhari came to know about this, she asked Duryodhana to accept Sri Krishna's proposal.  Gandhari also told Duryodhana that it is in your welfare  to accept the things that Lord Krishna, Bhishma, Dronacharya and Vidur have told you.  But Duryodhana did not listen to the advice of Mata Gandhari and the result came in the form of war of Mahabharata.

Gandhari wanted to make Duryodhana's body like as a vajra 

It is said that in order to provide like iron-strength to his son Duryodhana, she told him to stand before her with an open body, then the light of her eyes would make his body become iron-like.  Duryodhana was in semi naked , so his half body only got iron power.
When all the Kauravas died in the war of Mahabharata, Gandhari decided to make Duryodhana as a vajra.  Gandhari had received this boon from Lord Shiva that whomever she would open her eyes and see anyone in nagnavastha(naked), thereof whole body would become of vajra.

Gandhari told Duryodhana that after bathing in the Ganges, he should appear in naked  in front of her .  But Lord Krishna knew this and on the way, Shri Krishna stopped Duryodhana and said that even after being so young, you would go in naked form to the mother.

Duryodhana got into the words of Shri Krishna and wrapped the leaves on the thigh and appeared before Gandhari.  When Gandhari opened the bandage with his eyes and saw him, her divine vision could not fall on the thigh, due to which the thighs of Duryodhana could not be of the vajra and in the end this led to the death of Duryodhana.

When Gandhari's hundred sons were killed in the fierce struggle of Mahabharata, she cried up in a sad mood that despite being the mother of hundred sons, she became sonless.  All her daughters-in-law are mourning as widows.  In the pile of dead bodies, looking at her dead sons, she looked very helpless, screaming with compassion. When Bheem, Yudhishthira, Nakula, etc. went to console Gandhari and apologize for the crime of her daughter-in-law, when forgiving, as soon as Gandhari's eyes fell on Yudhishthira's fingernails from the lower part of her eyes, his nails became black. Bhima and his brother hid in fear behind Yudhishthira. She considered as main factor the death of all her sons to Sri Krishna.  Gandhari, distraught at the sons's death, cursed Sri Krishna by saying: "If my dynasty is destroyed, then your dynasty will be destroyed and you too will be killed like an orphan."

Later Gandhari apologized to Krishna for these misdeeds.  Krishna smilingly said this: “Mother Gandhari!  This curse of yours is the law of God.  Your words will be true literally.  Please accept my greetings. "

Yudhishthira and all his brothers left no stone unturned in the service of their uncle and aunt Gandhari, but they also had to listen to the satire of being killer of sons from time to time.  For 15 years they lived in the palace with Yudhishthira.

From Yudhishthira, they asked for the permission to going to forest , which was rejected by Yudhishthira, but at the behest of Maharishi Vyasa, he ordered the exile along with Gandhari, Kunti, Vidur and Sanjay.  Going to the ashram of Maharishi Ved Vyasa in the forest, Gandhari expressed her desire to see the 100 dead sons again for the peace of mind of her husband Dhritarashtra and widow daughter-in-law. At the same time, Abhimanyu for Subhadra, and the five sons of Draupadi again show glimpse, they prayed to reduce their attachment and grief, which was completed by Ved Vyas.  In the last moments of life, Gandhari, Kunti and Dhritarashtra self sacrifice their lives.

In the history of Mahabharata, the character of Gandhari emerges not only because of her superiority in female characters, but also presents a psychological form of both good and bad feelings of the heart.  Her life is a great character saga of a forced woman trapped in the dilemma of wife and affection of sons.


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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Hanuman ji's role in Mahabharata

What was the importance of Hanuman present on Arjuna's chariot? 

Hanuman ji is the most popular god of entire India.  There is hardly any village where there is no Hanuman temple.  His great popularity in his youth is due to his strength, wisdom and knowledge and he is the giver of all these.  Which is most important for the youth.


Hanuman ji's role in Mahabharata

In those times people used some flags, like every political party uses a flag today.  The Congress party uses the flag bearing the 'claw' symbol, the other party uses the 'lotus flower' symbol.  Similarly, in ancient times, they used Hanuman because it is a sign of victory and Krishna chose it because whatever action Krishna took in his hands, he always won.

He told Arjuna "It would be better if you accept Hanuman as the flag", so he chose Hanuman.  He listened attentively to Shri Krishna.

Hanuman was a symbol of victory in the previous era, when Rama fought the most prosperous state of Sri Lanka, he fought that battle with a less of Vaanar soldiers, his team was very weak.  And the party that was against them was very powerful who had a lot of power and wealth. It is said, Sri Lanka was so rich in those days that the roof of every house was made of gold there.  It was the city of gold.  The pillars of each house were filled with precious stones. So when Ram went to Sri Lanka with Lakshmanan, he said that 'this city is incredible!  But even though it is very full of gold and very rich, I would still like to visit my motherland.  For me, my motherland is better than heaven. ' Therefore Lord Rama went back to Ayodhya after winning the war.  Hanuman was a symbol of victory over direct weakness.  One who looks physically weak but spiritually powerful.
The Pandavas were only five and the Kauravas were hundred.  It was not equal in any way for the fight, there should be equal number of people on both sides to fight.  Therefore, to give justice, moral and emotional strength to Arjuna, Krishna said, 'We keep Hanuman as our flag.  So think that if they can do this, then you can do it now.

 Krishna always used to say this.

This has happened in the context of Mahabharata, let us understand it through a story now.

Success mantra: learn by mistake and proceed success.
Human beings work very hard to get ahead in life.  But when he does not know how to succeed, he gets frustrated, stops working.  If we look at this from another point of view then the failures in our life give us experience and protect us from making mistakes.  Therefore, a man should never be discouraged, he should keep working hard.  One day it will come that the fruits of hard work will turn into success.  This is the story of Arun.
Arun enthusiastically prepared for the exam.  Despite this, he could not top it and he remained very depressed and disappointed.  In the grief of failure, he gave up trying as before.  When Arun's trouble was found out by his teacher, who was his guide, he called him to his house one day.  He asked Arun the reason for the problem.  Arun told them that 'he worked hard day and night but the results did not come as he wanted, so he is desperate.
After listening to Arun, the teacher asked him to walk in the garden with him.  He took it to the tomato plants and said that look at this spoiled and dead tomato plant. When I had sown this plant, I watered it from time to time, also fertilized and pesticide.  Sprayed, but still it damaged .  So what ?, Arun said.  After giving so much hard work, so much money and time, if we do not get the result we want, then what is the benefit of doing so much?
The teacher said that it is not so and pointing to a door, he said that once you open this door and look.  Arun opened the door and saw that there were huge tomatoes in front of him.  He asked, where did all these come from?  The teacher said, the loss of one tomato plant does not mean that all the plants have gone bad.  Similarly, you worked hard but could not top it, but it does not mean that your day and night hard work went bad and you failed.
Many things matter while taking the exam, including speed of writing, health, mood and more which is not just a measure of hard work.  What you learned will work at every turn of your life.  Not getting what you want despite working hard does not mean that you have failed.  This means that you have climbed another ladder to reach success.


Lesson of this story:

 - If we lose today, we can win tomorrow.  It is not a mature decision  to left the trying to improve the grief of defeat.
 -Instead of getting frustrated, think about where we have missed.



Friday, July 3, 2020

Lord Krishna was rich in wonderful and supernatural personality



Lord Krishna was rich in wonderful and supernatural personality

Shri Krishna gave a new philosophy to mankind.  Taught the way of living.  His life-stories are full of miracles, but he is more closer to us  than other.  He is God but even before that, he is a successful, talented and divine human being.


The personality of Lord Shri Krishna is not only for Indian history, but also for world history, it is a supernatural and wonderful personality and will always be.  He is a unique hero of our culture.  A personality that cannot be compared to any avatar nor to any great man in the world. In every passage of his life, in every event there is a contradiction which is not generally understood.  This is the unique character of his life and this is also his unique life philosophy. The invaluable teaching he gave through his beautiful and seductive leelas and his holiness's teachings from inner and outer vision cannot come within the limits of the imaginative power of any speech or writing and the imagination of the mind, that is his singularity.  Gyani-dhyani(schloar-sage)  are defeated by searching Krishna, who do not meet in Brahm, nor in Puranas nor in the Vedas, he meet while pressing the feet of Radharani in any place of Brajbhumi- It is the peculiarity of the character of Shri Krishna that even after being unborn, he is born on earth. Even he is mritunjaya, but he accept death. Even is supreme power  but born in the prison of Kansa.
The personality and work of Shri Krishna is multi-faceted and multicolored, that is, intelligence, tact, warfare, charm, love, gravity, happiness, sorrow and how many characteristics and traits are included in himself. For a devotee, Lord Krishna is not only a god but also a guru who teaches the art of living life.  He attained the status of a great hero in Indian culture by the diverse characteristics of his personality.  On the one hand, he was a ideal scholar of politics and on the other, a great scholar of philosophy. He introduced the syncretic religion of knowledge-action-devotion while also leading in the religious world.  On the basis of his abilities, he was a man of yugas, who later became accepted as an ideal of young generation .  We remember him as a great revolutionary hero. He was a philosopher, thinker, messenger of Karma and Sankhya Yoga through the Gita, and the policy director of the Mahabharata war, but for the simple-minded Brajvasi, he was the rascha rachaiya, the Makhan chor, the naughty Kanhaiya who broke the gopis's pitcher . This is the expression in the Gita - O Arjuna! Those devotee worship me in which feeling in same way I also worship them. Shri Krishna's character is very divine.  Everyone is attract towards him.  Who attracts everyone, paves the way for devotion, removes the sins of devotees, he is Shri Krishna. He is an ideal character who while diagnosing Arjuna's mental anguish then he is a psychologist, when he killed Kansa then known as dharmaavatar. An ideal politician countering selfish politics, best musician in the form of Vishwa Mohini Bansi Bajaiah, Premavatar in front of Brijwasi . An ideal friend in front of Sudama.  In the form of  Sudarshan chakradhaari is a warrior and a pioneer of social revolution . Who do not overlap the sky of Dwapar with their divine powers, but remain in the background of mythological events like a relieved feeling.  Actually, Krishna has everything that is in human and not in human!  They are complete, bright, Brahman, knowledge.  Due to this immortal knowledge, many such rules and formulas have been propounded on the basis of their life themes and Gita, which are also applicable in Kali Yuga.  In this age full of deceit and deceit, how should we behave according to religion, what kind of behavior, we should see such benefits, not harming others, this way.  On the occasion of Janmashtami, we should adopt his teachings and biographies in our lives. Shri Krishna gave a new philosophy to mankind.  Taught the way of living.  Their life-stories are full of miracles, but he is more closer to us than than other.  He is God but even before that, he is a successful, talented and divine human being.  Despite being God, they seem the most human.
That is why Sri Krishna is considered a symbol of human emotions, desires and arts.  It seems that Shri Krishna came as the leader of life philosophy.  His entire journey from start to end is the inspiration of Purushartha.  He opened his eyes to the society when the power of autocracy  became poison for human beings.
Because no one could challenge the power, the newborn baby were killed.  Such is the story of the birth of Shri Krishna himself.  They were able to survive, so they were removed from the parents' eyes as soon as he was born.  In the society apprehensive by the fear of that time, child Krishna starting his life of sensation, struggle, reaction and protest.


The war of Mahabharata was the climax of the continuous battle which was started by Sri Krishna at birth.  Society of every era poses some questions before us.  Shri Krishna answered the same questions and became Taranhar.  Even today, almost the same questions stand before us.  In such a situation, it is important to focus on the exemplary side of Shri Krishna's dazzling chanting side so that the society can be removed from the cycle of this complexity.  His entire personality and curiosity has become an indelible article of religious history.  His sense of balance and harmony made him a favorite of illiterate milkman, people living in the lower strata of society, and disabled victims of neglect.
Sri Krishna birth anniversary is an example of social equality.  He was born in the city and spent his childhood playing in the village.  Thus his character connects the culture of the village and the city, connects the poor with the rich, Gwal baal to be the Gita preacher, killing the evil Kansa and returning his kingdom to Maharaj Ugrasena . Despite of he belong to rich family used to go the poor Gwal Bal and Gopis home and eating Makhan etc. are examples of being a successful national hero.  Like an ordinary human Krishna, any person can become a nationalist by touching every position of society and being loved by all. The heroic demons of kansa are slaughtered at the moment  by Krishna but  he gets lost in the game by Gwal baal. This is an example of the founding of divine love. Lord Krishna 's reasons for social harmony and patriotism are the inspiring criteria.
Shrikrishna is the only person in the vast sky of spirituality who does not appear serious nor seem indifferent even after going to the ultimate depths and heights of dharma, but is a person full of biographical power.  Sri Krishna's character has dance, song, love, dedication, humor, rasa, and the mindset to accept war as well, if needed.
The Great War is the symbol of the defense of religion and truth.  There is no other person who created history in the world with a flute in one hand and Sudarshan Chakra in the other hand.  There is no prohibition in the character of Shri Krishna, there is a sense of accepting every moment of life, every substance, every event with totality.  If they love, they are completely immersed in it, if they are friends, then they are also fully loyal, and when they accept war, then there is complete acceptance in that too.


On Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Sri Krishna, we should strive for the rise of humanity by making inspiration simple from him and making life simple and easy.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

15 best stories of Krishna's childhood for children


15 best stories of Krishna's childhood for children

Storytelling is not only a way to further deepen the relationship between parents and children, but is also an easy and fun way to discuss ethics and explain values.  Read further to know the childhood stories of Lord Krishna, which will surely make children feel very good.


Stories of lord krishna for kids with learning

 Lord Krishna is one of the most popular Hindu Gods among children and adults.  His stories have stories full of fun, laughter and good ideals.  Here are 15 special stories of God for children's enjoyment:

1. Story of Krishna's parents

In ancient times, there was a king named 'Ugrasen', who had two children - a son named Kansa and a daughter named 'Devaki'.  Devaki was humble and calm, but Kansa was evil.  When he grew up, he put his father in prison, and took over the throne of the king himself, while his sister was married to King 'Vasudev'. One day, Kansa heard akashvaani - One day your sister's eighth son will grow up and kill you.  Due to this, the evil Kansa was shaken to the ground and wanted to kill his sister.  But Vasudeva urges to Kansa for Devaki to keep him alive and Kansa agrees to kill Devaki's eighth son. Kansa imprisoned his own sister and her husband, the eighth child of the couple was Lord Krishna who survived all attempts by Kansa to kill him, and eventually defeated his evil  maternaluncle.

Lession - 

If you are evil and have bad intentions, then you will surely get punishment for your sins.  Always be positive and think of doing good to others.

2. Birth of Lord Krishna

Devaki and Vasudev were imprisoned by their brother Kansa.  Every time Devaki gave birth to a child, Kansa himself came and killed the child with his own hands.  Devaki's seventh son was miscarried, but was mysteriously transferred to the womb of queen Rohini, who came to the world as Krishna's brother - Balarama. His eightth son was born inside the prison at midnight, it was Lord Krishna and that special day is celebrated as Janmashtami.

Lesson - 

If something good happens, it will be done.  Good always dominates evil.

3. How Vasudeva saved Krishna's life

Krishna was born as Vishnu and his parents prayed that he be transformed into an ordinary child, so that they could hide him from Kansa.  Prabhu advised his father to take him to Vrindavan and changed with a newborn girl.  Then, magically the prison guard fell asleep and all the locks and chains opened automatically.  Vasudev left for Vrindavan with little Krishna.  When he reached the banks of the river Yamuna, he saw that the river was flooded. Keeping the little Krishna on his head, as Vasudeva tried


to cross the river and the water touched Krishna's toe. The water of the river mysteriously receded, and Vasudeva could complete his journey.  He then reached Yashoda's house, changed the children and returned back to the prison with the girl.  Devaki and Vasudev hoped that Kansa would leave the girl as the prophecy predicted that a boy would kill Kansa, but Kansa did not care.  He snatches the child from their hands and throws him on a stone.  But the girl turned into goddess Durga and they told Kansa that Krishna was alive and would punish him for his evil deeds.

Lesson - 

Sometimes the powers are beyond one's own control.  If you only have bad intentions, you will never succeed.

4. Krishna and Putna

 Krishna's maternal uncle Kansa was desperate to kill him, so he entrusted this task to a demon named 'Putna'.  The demon assumed the form of a beautiful woman and reached the room where Krishna was.  She had poison on her breasts and requested to be fed to Krishna. Krishna's mother was not aware of her true intentions and allowed to Putna breast feeding Krishna .  But Krishna closed his eyes and sucked the life of the demon from which she died.  The poison did nothing to Krishna but due to the good deeds of feeding Krishna, the soul of the Putna was liberated.

Lesson -

 Never should anyone be hurt intentionally, because you may have to suffer for it.

5.  Lord Krishna used to like butter

Lord Krishna loved to eat butter, everyone in the city of Vrindavan was aware of his mischief and attempts to steal butter, hence he was called "Makhan Chor".  Krishna's mother Yashoda used to tie the butter at a height to hide the butter from Krishna.
Once, when Yashoda was not around, Krishna called his friends.  They climbed on top of each other and somehow managed to reach the pot of butter.  Everyone together took down a pot full of butter and ate the butter together with great fun.  But unfortunately, he does not realize that Yashoda has returned.  All of Krishna's friends ran back to their homes, but Krishna was reprimanded for being mischievous.

Lesson - 

Always obey your elders and never steal.

 6. Lord Krishna and Yashoda

Lord Krishna was mischievous and his mother Yashoda was tired of his mischief.  One day, she decided to bind Krishna to stop his antics.  Yashoda brought a rope to tie him, but realized that the rope was too short.  She then brought a big rope, but she also fell short.  Then brought the third rope, but she also fell short.  She then realizes that his son is something miraculous.  But after that, Lord Krishna let his mother bind him so that she could be happy.

Lesson -

 believe in miracles, it can happen.  Always do things that make your parents happy.

7. Krishna Eats Soil

One day, Krishna and his elder brother Balarama were collecting fruits and berries in the garden.  Since Krishna was still a small child, he could not reach the trees, so he picked up soil from the ground and filled it in his mouth.  The other children saw this and complained to their mother, Yashoda ran to him and asked Krishna if he had eaten the soil.  He shook his head, pointing to no , Yashoda asked Krishna to open his mouth but he was so scared that he refused to open his mouth.  But when his mother looked at him angrily, he opened his mouth.
When Yashoda looked inside the mouth, instead of clay, she saw the whole universe inside Krishna's mouth.  Stars, skies, mountains, oceans everything.  She was surprised and Krishna kept smiling.  Then Yashoda realized that he is not an ordinary child but God himself.

Lesson -

Always obey your mother and never lie.

8. Krishna and Kalia Nag

One day while Krishna and his friends were playing on the banks of the river Yamuna, their ball fell into the river where one hundred and ten-headed serpent Kaliya use to ruled and lived with his family.


Krishna dived to retrieve the ball, but Kalia started poisoning the water with his poison.  Krishna confronts him and tells him not to poison the water, but Kalia refuses.  Then Krishna fought with him and defeated the great serpent and started dancing on his head.  He orders the serpent to leave the river and never return.

Lesson -

 Peace is a better solution than war.

9. Lord Krishna and Arishtasura

 One day, a huge bull arrived in Vrindavan and started attacking people.  Nobody knew where he came from and everyone started running around to save own life.  They then came to seek help from Krishna. When Krishna came face to face with the bull, he understood that it is indeed a demon.  But Krishna being powerful, managed to deal with the bull and pierce its horns.  When the fight was over, the demon left the bull's body and bowed to the lord.  He reported that he was a disciple of devguru Brihaspati and was cursed to become a demon bull because he did not respect his guru.

Lesson -

 Never disobey your elders and teachers.

10. Krishna and Keshi

When Krishna defeated the demon bull Arishtasura, Narada muni went to Kansa and told him that Krishna was the eighth son born to Vasudeva and Devaki and it was divinely specified that he would kill Kansa.  This angered Kansa and he called the long haired horse 'Keshi' to kill Krishna.
The horse demon began to frighten the people of Vrindavan hoping to kill Krishna.  But Krishna not afraid of him, he challenged Keshi for a fight and broke all the teeth of Keshi with his elbow.  Krishna then strangled the demon horse and stabbed him to death, and after that Krishna was given a new name - Keshav - who killed Keshi.

Lesson -

 Do not be afraid and stay strong.

11. Lord Krishna and Lord Brahma

 Lord Brahma once decided to play a trick on Krishna.  He hid all of Krishna's friends in Brahmlok.  When Krishna did not find any, he took the incarnation of all his friends and returned to Vrindavan.  Frightened and upset, when Lord Brahma came to Vrindavan, seeing Krishna as everyone, he realized that he should not have been taken to test Krishna.

Lesson -

 You should always help your friends.

12. Lord Krishna and Govardhan Mountains

Lord Indra is the god of rain and that is why all the people worshiped him for rain at times.  But one year, Lord Krishna suggested that villagers should worship Govardhan mountain .  Lord Indra became very angry with this, so he raised a storm on Vrindavan. But Krishna protected his people by lifting Govardhan mountain on one finger.  This made Lord Indra realize his mistake and apologized to Krishna for the storm.

Lesson - 

Never take hard decisions in anger, they can never be fruitful.

13. Krishna and Kamadhenu

One day, a cow named Kamadhenu reached Lord Krishna.  Kamadhenu told Krishna that she had come from a place called Devaloka, which is the kingdom of heaven.  She said that she wants to coronate


Krishna. The cow bathed God with the holy waters of heaven and thanked him for protecting all the creatures.  After that, Lord Indra himself appeared with Airavat and announced that Krishna would be known as Govinda, which means Indra of the whole world.

Lesson- 

should be respected by all - both humans and animals.

14. Krishna and Aghasura

One day while Krishna was playing with his friends, he reached a mountain cave.  They did not know that this cave was home to the demon Aghasura, the brother of the demonic Putna.  Aghasura took the form of a giant snake to kill Krishna and his friends.  Krishna and his friends did not know that Aghasura had opened his mouth equal to the entrance of the cave so that they could all go inside and eat them.
Krishna realized that something was wrong and decided to enter the cave himself.  Thinking that Krishna would end, all the demons became happy and the gods were upset.  But the Gandharvas requested  Krishna, who understood everything then.  On request, Krishna increased his size until he killed the demon snake.  He was a just man and liberated the demon's soul.

Lesson - 

Always listen to someone who gives you good advice.

15. Death of Kansa by Krishna.

When Krishna defeated all the demons and monster sent by Kansa, Kansa became worried.  He sent his servant Akrur to bring Krishna and his brother Balarama back to Mathura.  He conspired with two of his most powerful wrestlers to challenge the boys in wrestling.  Krishna and Balaram accepted the challenge and defeated their opponents easily and killed them.
Seeing all this, Kansa lost his temper and ordered his soldiers to expel them from the kingdom and also kill Vasudev and Ugrasena.  Hearing this, Krishna attacked on Kansa and toppled Kansa's crown and dragged Kansa to the wrestling arena.


Kansa, desperate to prove that he was a better fighter, accepted the challenge of fighting Krishna.  Krishna punched him with a loud force and Kansa died.  Seeing this, Kansa's eight brothers attacked him, but Balaram alone killed them all with his gada .  Krishna then met his birth-giving parents, Devaki and Vasudeva.

Lesson - 

Truth and good always win.  Many such stories are repositories of knowledge to teach valuable things to children.  Start your journey into the world of stories with your little ones and help them find their way to build a good life and strong relationships.

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