Friday, October 2, 2020

Know that 6 Sri Krishna's brothers who were killed by Kansa just after being born ... !!!

Know that 6 Sri Krishna's brothers who were killed by Kansa just after being born ... !!!

Mythological stories are proof that whenever iniquity has increased on the earth, God (Bhagwaan) has incarnated to eliminate it.  Lord Shri Krishna is thats great super hero, who taught the whole world to stand against unrighteousness and injustice.

Today we are telling you about those 6 babies who were killed before the birth of Kanha.
 It was the time of Dwapar yuga. At that time the kingdom of Mathura was in the hands of the Kans. Kans was an autocratic and stone heart king.  By the way, he loved his sister Devki but since he came to know that Devaki's eighth son will be the reason for his death. Since then, he kept her in the dungeon. Due to this desire not to take any kind of risk, Kansa also killed the first 6 babies of Devki.

Who were those 6 babies.

In Brahmaloka, there used to be six gods named Smara, Udrith, Parishvang, Patang, Kshudramrit and Ghrini. These were the eligible of Brahma's grace. Brahma's grace and affection always showered on them. He underminds the trivial matters and mistakes of these six and ignored them. For this reason, pride started to grow slowly due to these success in all six.
They started insulting anybody and also they understand anybody is little in front of them. One day in such a manner, they even disrespected Brahma in talk. Brahma was enraged by this and cursed them that you all will be born on earth in the demon dynansty. This led to the wisdom of those six and they repeatedly apologized to Brahma.  Brahma ji also felt pity on them and he said that you all will have to take birth in the demon dynansty but your previous memory will remain. 
In time, all six of them were born in the house of demon king Hiranyakashyap. In that birth, they did not do any wrong thing due to knowledge of previous birth.  They spent all these time doing austerities of Brahma to please him.  Brahma, pleased with it, asked them to ask for the boon.
With the effect of the demon's nature , they asked for the same boon that our deaths should not happen at the hands of the gods, nor from the Gandharvas, nor should we die from animal and disease!  Brahmaji disappeared after by saying thaastu(as you wish).
Here Hiranyakashyap was angry with his sons for worshiping the gods.  As soon as he realized this, he cursed the six that your death will not be at the hands of a deity or a Gandharva, but all they will definitely killed by a demon's hand. Under this curse, they were born from Devaki's womb and were killed at the hands of Kans and found the place in the Sutal loka.
After the Kans slaughter, when Shri Krishna (Krishna) went to the mother Devki. Mother desired to see the 6 babies who were killed on birth. Prabhu fulfilled the mother's wish by bringing those 6 infants from the sutal lok.  By the propinquity and grace of Prabhu, they again found the place in Devaloka.

॥ Jai Shree Krishna ॥

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Maa Sati and story of Shaktipeethas.

Maa Sati and story of Shaktipeethas.

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

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

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

                                                            Description of Shaktipeeth  .                                                                     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

What caused controversy in Ganga and Saraswati

What caused controversy in Ganga and Saraswati.

In the scriptures and the Puranas, Saraswati has been called the goddess of knowledge.  This goddess of knowledge once did something that no one could even imagine.
Due to that one mistake, Goddess Saraswati got such a curse that she become river had to descend on the earth.  The result of this curse was that  maa Ganga also became a river and Goddess Lakshmi became the beloved Vrinda i.e. the basil plant.

The desire to write any specific information on Goddess Saraswati was arising in my mind for a long time.  So today I will tell you about a dispute between Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Ganga.  This story is found in some mythological texts.  According to the story, Lord Vishnu had three wives - Lakshmi, Ganga and Saraswati. The trio always use to tried to keep Narayan happy so that they could get his special love.  Goddess Lakshmi and Mother Saraswati became jealous once upon seeing Srihari's greater love for Goddess Ganga.  On this Lakshmi ji did not say anything, but Saraswati ji told lot of maledictory to Lord Vishnu for this bias.
Lakshmi maa tried to stop her, but due to anger she continued to reproach Narayan the same way.  She also called Goddess Ganga as a misogynist.  Fed up with this quarrel, Lord Vishnu went out of Vaikuntha for some time. Saraswati felt very sad to see Narayan going out like this, but she also understood the reason for this activity to Goddess Ganga.  In the same anger, she was ready to hit the Ganges.
Seeing this sin, Lakshmi could not stay away from this matter and she came in between them.  She tried to calm them down by explaining both.  Goddess Ganga calmed down due to this, but the anger of Saraswati increased further.
Thus, due to coming in the middle, she got angry and cursed Lakshmi to become a tree.  Goddess Lakshmi immediately turned into a basil plant due to the curse of Saraswati.  Seeing innocent Lakshmi being cursed in such a way, now Ganga was also angry.  She cursed Saraswati to become a river and flow on the earth.  Unhappy with this, Saraswati also cursed Ganga to become a river and carry the ash & bones of humans.
When Lord Vishnu came back, he came to know about the curse of Saraswati and Ganga.  At the same time, seeing Lakshmi transformed into a plant, he felt immense sorrow.  Due to the calm nature and well-being of Goddess Lakshmi, he thought it appropriate to keep her with her as his wife. Thinking that such a situation could come back, he decided to sacrifice Goddess Ganga and Goddess Saraswati.  When both came to know of this, they apologized to Lord Vishnu. Then Srihari said that the Ganges will descend on the earth to wash away the sins of humans.  At the same time, she will stay in his feet as partially, in the kamandal of the Shree Brahma and also in the jatas of Mahadev.  Saraswati will also flow with her on the earth and will also live with him as a partially. Only Goddess Lakshmi will live in Baikunth, becoming his wife completely.  Along with this, he also took the form of Shaligram and marry the Tulsi form of Goddess Lakshmi.  It is said that Ganga and Saraswati have been flowing on the earth as a river due to each other's curse since then. Goddess Saraswati's curse has ended, that is why she has returned to her abode and Goddess Ganga will also be completely disappeared by completing her curse by the end of Kali Yuga.  But even today, the confluence of Ganga and Saraswati can be seen in Prayag.
This story can be read in detail in Brahmavaivart Purana and Devi Bhagavata Purana.

Kedarnath: All sins are destroyed by seeing Lord Narayana.

 Kedarnath: All sins are destroyed by seeing Lord Narayana.
Kedarnath: After seeing the Kedareshwar Jyotirlinga, all the sins of human beings are destroyed by having darshan of Lord Nara-Narayana.
The Himalayas have been a place of asceticism for sages and deities for centuries.  Great personalities gained spiritual power by doing penance here and increased the pride of India in the world.  Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are famous in the name of Chardham in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand state. These shrines are precious gems shining in the head-crown of the country.  Among them, the darshan of Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines is of special importance.  In relation to the Kedarnath Darshan coming in Dwadash (Twelve) Jyotirlinga in Kedarkhand, it is written that if a person travels to Badrinath region without seeing Kedarnath God, then his journey becomes fruitless ie futile -
अकृत्वा दर्शनं वैश्वय केदारस्याघनाशिन:।
यो गच्छेद् बदरीं तस्य यात्रा निष्फलतां व्रजेत्।।
The temple of Shri Kedarnath ji is situated on the peak named 'Kedar' of Mount Himalayas.  The holy shrine of Lord Badri Vishal is situated on the banks of the Alaknanda River flowing in the east direction of this peak and Lord Shree Kedarnath sits on the banks of the holy  Mandakini River in the west.
Alaknanda and Mandakini are the sacred confluence of both those rivers at Rudraprayag and from there they form a stream and then join the 'Bhagirathi-Ganga' at Devprayag.  In Devprayag, Ganga comes out from the holy shrine 'Gangotri' of Uttarakhand. After Devprayag, the existence of Alaknanda and Mandakini merges into the Ganges and there, for the first time, Ganga flow on the flat earth of Haridwar.  After seeing Lord Kedareshwar Jyotirlinga, all the sins of human beings are destroyed by seeing Lord Nara-Narayan in Badri region.  And he also gets salvation.  The same intention is also expressed in the Koti Rudra Samhita of Shiva Purana-
तस्यैव रूपं दृष्ट्वा च सर्वपापै: प्रमुच्यते।
जीवन्मक्तो भवेत् सोऽपि यो गतो बदरीबने।।
दृष्ट्वा रूपं नरस्यैव तथा नारायणस्य च।
केदारेश्वरनाम्नश्च मुक्तिभागी न संशय:।।
The ancient temple of Kedareshwar (Kedarnath) Jyotirlinga was built by the Pandavas, which is situated at a height of 11750 feet of the mountain.  According to mythological evidence, 'Kedar' is the back part (part) of Mahish ie buffalo.
The height of the Kedarnath temple is 80 feet, which stands on a huge square platform.  Brown stones have been used in the construction of this temple.  The biggest surprise is that in the ancient times, how would this magnificent temple have been established by bringing those huge stones to such an inaccessible site in the absence of mechanical means?  This grand temple is a living proof of the devotion of the Pandavas to Shiva, their strong will and their muscle power.
Story in Shiva Purana
 There are two incarnations of Lord Vishnu called Nara and Narayana.  Both Nara and Narayan had done great penance at Badarikashram in the holy Himalayas.  They prayed to Lord Shiva to make a Shiva lingam of the Parthiv (soil) reverentially and devoutly dwell therein. When Shiva was present in the Parthiva linga, both (Nara and Narayan) worshiped him with reverange.  Constantly worshiping Shiva daily and being immersed in his meditation was the restrained routine of those ascetics. Satisfied with their worship after a long time, God Shankar said that I am very happy with both of you, so you ask for boon to me.  Pleased to hear Lord Shankar's talk, Nara and Narayan said with the feeling of public welfare - 'Deveshwar!  If you are happy and want to give us boon, then you can stay here forever to accept worship in your form. ' Lord Shankar, who took care of the world, accepted the request of those two ascetic-brothers and located himself as Jyotirlinga in Kedartirtha in the Himalayas.  Worshiped by those two unique devotees, Lord Shiva, known as Kedareshwar Mahadev, is always present there, in order to destroy all fear and sorrow and to wish to give his darshan to devotees.
The person who visits Badrivan and sees Nara and Narayan and Kedareshwar Shiva, of course he becomes eligible of salvation.
Greatness of Kedar region in Skanda Purana
 This Kedar region is very dear to Lord Shankar, irrigated by the rivers Mandakini, Ganga, Madhuganga, Ksheer Ganga, and beautified by hundreds of Shivalingas and covered with icebergs.  According to the story of Skanda Purana, when Maa Parvati asked the glory of Kedar region, Lord Shiva told her that he never leave it due to this area being more dear. He told Parvati ji that since I took the form of Brahmaji for the work of creation, I have always resided in this area .  Nandi, Bhringi etc. stand as guards (gatekeepers) at the entrance of this area. The human who contemplates this Kedar Yatra while staying at his residence, makes a program for it, his three hundred generations of ancestors get residence in Shiva lok. If a person, who is devoted to me with mind, speech and deeds, sees Shri Kedarnath ji, then even if he has committed a sin similar to the Brahmhatya, all of them are destroyed from only seen. Just like Lord Vishnu among the Gods, the sea in the lake, the Ganges in the rivers, the Himalayas in the mountains, Narada among the devotees, Kamadhenu in the cows and Kailash among all the Puris, the Kedar region is the best in all the regions.
 Story of Skanda Purana
Thus rejoicing in the glory of Kedar region, Lord Shankar told a story to Mata Gauri.  He said that there lived a violent 'fowler' in a village. He loved the meat of antelope and being a non-vegetarian, he used to commit a lot of misconduct. He used to hunt antelope and make them his diet.  One day he reached Kedartirtha in connection with the hunt. As he was wandering through the dense forests on the mountains in search of prey, he saw Muni Narada, he considered him a golden deer, as he was looking at him from far away. He climb an arrow on his bow.  By the time he set out to kill the sage Narada with the arrow, the sunset had gone.
At that time, the fowler saw there that a snake had swallowed the frog, but the dead frog became in the form of Shiva.  When he went a little farther, he saw that the tiger killed the deer, but the deer is going to the Shivloka with the Shiva Ganas. Seeing all these scenes, Fowler was confused and amazed.  In the meantime, sage Narada ji reached that fowler.  Seeing Narada coming to him in human form, that hunter expressed his desire to know from him in relation to the above events. Narada Muni told him that you are very fortunate to be present in this supreme holy pilgrimage.  As you have seen, even the living beings in this auspicious pilgrimage have attained Shivatattva while you looking this events.
After that the fowler (hunter) bowed in utter surprise and bowed down at the feet of Munishreshtha Narada.  He pleaded with Narada ji for his salvation.  Narada Ji preached and instructed him in relation to Lord Shiva.  According to his teachings, the hunter became a resident of the same Kedar region and he was immersed in the hymns of the Lord Kedareshwara.  By doing devotion to Kedarnath, the hunter who committed extreme violence, finally attained the ultimate state (Mukti).
In Skanda Purana, a different story of Lord Shiva in the form of Mahish(Buffalo) mentioned .  In the Kedar region, Devraj Indra did the penance of Lord Shankar.  In that time, the great demon Hiranyaksha was born. That monster defeated Indra, the king of the gods in battle, and asserted his authority over heaven.  The defeated Indra worshiped Devadheeva Mahadev along with the gods.  Ashutosh Lord Shiva was pleased with his penance.
He took the form of Mahisha (buffalo) one day and out from the earth in front of Indra.  He said- 'Devendra!  tell me .... who is your enemy....I will kill them all. When asked by Lord Shiva, Indra told the name of five demons including Hiranyaksha.  Bholenath went to the place  where of those powerful five demons were staying told by Indra.
There were also other fierce mighty companions of those demons.  All of them ran towards Shiva in the form of buffalo with weapons and arms, which Mahadev ji with his horns dipped in water and sent them into the Yamlok. He then asked Indra to ask for the boon.  Indra prayed to Pinakdhari Shiva and said that you should always stay in this area to protect dharma and all the three worlds.  Lord Shiva accepted Indra's request .

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Know why and who wiped out the existence of Kshatriyas twenty-one times?

Know why and who wiped out the existence of Kshatriyas twenty-one times?
Once upon a time, all the differences between the gods and the demons had ended.  At that time, the rule of the Kshatriyas was on earth, the arrogant Kshatriya kings were becoming autocratic in terms of power and strength .  At that time, the rule of the cruel ruler named Sashtrabahu was prevalent about him that he also defeated Lankapati Ravana.
Sashtrabahu was touring the state with his entire convoy one day only when he saw the sage Vashishta's ashram on the way.  On reaching near the ashram, he does not know what happened to him, he thought without thinking and filled the entire ashram with water without any reason.
When the sage saw this, he asked him the reason for doing so, instead of answering, Sashtrabahu laughed shamelessly.  Enraged at this, the sage Vashishth scolded him, on which he arrogantly replied that O weak Brahmin if I want to destroy you , I can kill you right now. In anger, the sage Vashistha cursed Sashatrabahu that only a Brahmin will destroy your pride.
Sashtrabahu received a boon from Lord Dattatreya that during the war he would get thousands of hands and because of this he was named Sahastrabahu.  Because of the curse of Maharishi Vashishta, the destruction of him and his entire clan was certain and Parashurama was the Bahubali Brahmin in whose hands this work was to be done.
Parashurama was the son of sages Jamadagni and devi Renuka.  Parshuram had receive  many blessings from Lord Shiva, in which knowledge of the Ashtra -Shastra and all the Vedas was prominent, as well as the power to go anywhere at the speed of mind.
Once Sahastrabahu asked Kamdhenu from sage Jamadagni, on this, the sage said that this cow is the cow of the Shaptrishis and they have got the opportunity to serve it for a few days.  On hearing this, Sahastrabahu became mad with anger and forcefully walked towards his palace with Kamadhenu.
But when Parashurama came to know about this, he stopped Sahastrabahu on the way and asked him to give the cow back.  Sahastrabahu said that you are my subjects and the king has the right over everything of the subjects, if you have the courage, fight with me and win and take back the cow.
Parashurama had a boon from Lord Shiva that no Kshatriya would beat him.  In a fierce battle with Sahastrabahu and his ten thousand sons, Parashuram cut off thousands of arms of Sahastrabahu and most of his sons were also killed.
After this  he left Kamadhenu in to the ashram and went on pilgrimage himself.  Seeing the appropriate opportunity, the remaining Kshatriyas cut the head of sage Jamdagni and also tortured devi Renuka.
When devi Renuka made a voice to Parashurama, Parashurama arrived with the help of speed of mind,know about all things and vowed that he would destroy all the Kshatriyas from the earth.  After this, he had destroyed the Kshatriyas twenty-one times on earth.
Parashurama performed a yajna at Kurukshetra to revive his father and consequently sage Jamdagni was revived and joined the Saptarishis.
The basic source of the concept of divine incarnation is the need of the universe, the age of creation. Param shakti God does not appear on the earth without purpose. He has a definite purpose, whose fulfillment and age is only for the salvation and welfare of the creature. All the incarnations described are due to the reason of their arrival on earth, due to which they have to come and complete their work and then become merged with his vast form.
The ultimate God here-there, it is everywhere.  The soul is part of the same God, Lord Parashurama is the sixth incarnation of Vishnu.  The purpose of his incarnation was the establishment of a popular governance and governance system. But even after fulfilling this purpose, he is the only incarnation who did not leave the earth and was entrusted with the bow of Lord Vishnu to fulfill his incarnation obligations to his later incarnation Lord Sri Rama.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Who Was Pondrak, Why Did Shreekrishna Kill Him.

Who was Pondrak, why did  Shreekrishna kill him.

In the scriptures and mythological texts of our Sanatan Dharma, various incarnations of God are found, in the present era, or in the era of Lord Krishna, i.e., in the Dwapar Yuga, an interesting description of a fake incarnation is found in the dasham skandha of the Srimad Bhagavat Granth.

The story of this fake avatar of Dwapar yuga gives us a very important lesson  which is very relevant in today's Kali Yuga.  But first we go towards the story.  It is about the time of Dwapar yuga when Lord Krishna was as Dwarkadhish and in a vast area of ​​the sea, he built his very beautiful Dwarka city . At the same time, King Pondrak of Karush desha once sent his messenger to Lord Krishna and said, 'I am Lord Vasudev, the real incarnation of God , no one else.'
When the envoy of Pondrak came to the assembly  , Lord Krishna was sitting in Dwarka's assembly with his members .  The messenger appeared and told his king Pondrak's message in front of everyone, "I am the only Vasudeva, there is no one else.
I have taken an avatar for grace the creatures of the world.  You have falsely named your name Vasudev, now leave it.  Yaduvanshi Veer!  You are foolishly wearing my sign.  Leave them and come to my shelter and if you do not agree, fight with me. " At that time, listening to the message of King Pondrak, who claimed to be the incarnation of the real God, all the members including Ugrasen started laughing.
Shri Krishna also smilingly said to Pondrak's messenger, "Go and tell your king that it will be decided in the war, who is the real Vasudeva?"  And yes to tell him to abandon foolishness and take the shelter of knowledge, otherwise I will not remove my chakras and other symbol . I will leave them to him and not only to him, but also to all his friends, by whom he is being misled like this. "
King Pondrak was living in Kashi at that time with his friend Kashiraj.  After the answer given by Krishna to Pondrak's messenger, there was a war between them.  The armies on both sides came into the ground, the king of Kashi with his huge army was behind Pondrak's army.

At that time, Pondrak had put on his body signs of conch, chakra, mace, sword, Sharang dhanusha( bow) and shrivats made of divine science and technology.  Artificial Kaustubhamani (who was also giving the impression of artificial divinity) and Vanamala were hanging on the chest.  He was wearing silky yellow clothes (like Lord Vishnu) and also put a Garuda symbol on the flag of the chariot.
He was wearing a priceless crown on his head, which was giving an absolutely amazing aura and the earlobes of his ears were shining, that fake Krishna kept his costume completely divine (but artificially).  It seemed as if some other place (planet) creature had come to the earth.

For a moment, Lord Shri Krishna challenged him and  start loudly laughing ,when looked at that fake avatar , who  announced real Vashudeva himself .  Krishna's laughter not liked by Pondrak.
After this Pondrak attacked on Lord Krishna with Trishul, mace and other weapons.  Lord Krishna destroyed the elephants, chariots and horses of the army of Pondrak and Kashiraj in a moment.  After this, Lord Krishna severed the head of that fake avatar by striking his Sudarshan Chakra.
Thousands of years before Pondrak, Hiranyakashipu also introduced himself as God, he was reprimanded his son Prahlada  for not to worshiping any god as  none other than me. That demon made a miserable attempt to inflict inhuman tortures on his own son Bhaktaraja Prahlada, in allegation of devotion to God.
In the end, his sins were cross the limit and Lord Narasimha appeared from the pillar , tore the stomach of that self-announced Lord Hiranyakashipu and destroyed his ego.
Bharatvarsha is the holy land of incarnations.  Here, many incarnations like Lord Shri Krishna, Lord Shri Rama etc. incarnated in human form for the protection of Cow, Brahmins, saints and for the re-establishment of dharma, but it is very unfortunate that like Pondrak and Hiranyakashipu from time to time also many such  type people are born, who claim to be true incarnations, continue to exploit the naïve devotees religiously.
Every Sanatani(the follower of sanatan dharma) must read the 'Gita Gyan' provided by 'Yogeshwar Maharaj Shri Krishna'.  This is our basic duty.  If you read the Gita, understand the Mahabharata, contemplates the character of Shri Krishna, then your knowledge eye will open.  You will understand why the sages, the saints have called him the real God.
As if we consider as Pondraka , he used to always contemplate the form of God, whatever he was thinking, he used to remember him again and again in disguise, so all his bonds were cut off.  He died at the hands of God and he attained salvation, but the aim of these Kaliyugi Gods is only selfishness and exploitation.  Far from remembering the form of God, these people do all the work directly against their principles;  Therefore, we should alert from this such type of peoples.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

'Annadan has special importance in life'

'Annadan has special importance in life'

Whatever may be the religion, but you must have often seen that whenever people do any religious work, they get Bhandara or Langar on the day of its completion.  Not only this, there are also many religious places where Bhandara is continuously done. Since ancient times, whenever the King-Maharaja used to perform any havan, yagya or any other religious program, he used to distribute clothes or food.
During bhandara, people distribute food according to their reverence or their status.  The main purpose of making bhandara is taken from providing food to the needy, but there is another importance of this bhandara in the scriptures, let's know what it is.
According to our scriptures, if the world's largest donation is anything, it is Annadan.  This world is made of food itself and its creations are being nutrition only with the help of food.  Food is the only thing that satisfies the body as well as the soul.
Annadan has special importance in life.  The glorification of self-cooked Annadan is immense.  The purity of the donor's mind is not by how much charity is given, but by how much charity it is given with reverence.  Yajna is also a charity.  This helps many, so it is Mahadan. The entire Vedic life philosophy gives people the inspiration to live a yagyamaya, altruistic and healthy life.  Grain is said to be the king of food items and in front of grains, diamonds and pearls are also despised.  Praising the glory of food, it said that it is due to the consumption of food that our body grows and nutrition . Food is important from the beginning to the end of the universe.  Food is very important in our life too.  Food is a sattvic food and due to its consumption, bad feelings are relatively less.  Food is essential for everyone. Whether it is an ordinary being, a saint, a rich and poor is necessary for everyone.  The glory of the one who donates food cannot be praised.  The glory of this importance and glory of foods are ringing around in this world.  The glory of food grains is abundant in all the realms.
The body moves only through food.  Food is the basis of life.  Food is life, so its donation is like life.  It is considered to be the best and most fruitful of all donations.  It is the most important part of dharma.
A person who performs Anandan daily receives all the auspicious results of the world.  According to your ability and convenience, you should give some food.  This leads to ultimate well-being. In particular, donation of food is an honor factor in life.  Therefore, food should be donated to the needy. By donating food, all sins are replenished and there is happiness in this world and hereafter.
In dharma, no chanting, penance or sacrifice etc. is complete without food donation.  Food is the only thing that satisfies the body as well as the soul.  That is why it is said that if you have to donate something then donate food.  Giving food is very beneficial.  Let us tell you why we should do the benefits of Annadan or Annadan….

A legend related to this is also found in Padmapuran.  Once a conversation  is happening between Brahma ji, the creator of the universe and Shweta, the king of Vidarbha.  This dialogue shows that whatever a person donates in his living state, after death he gets the same thing in the hereafter.  King Shweta reaches Brahmaloka on the strength of his harsh austerity, but never receives food there during his lifetime due to not donating food.

Another legend is also recorded in our Puranas.  According to which once Lord Shiva, taking the form of a Brahmin, was wandering on the earth.  He asked for the donation of an old widowed woman but she said that she could not donate yet because she is making dung cakes.  When that Brahmin stubbornly, the woman picked up the cow dung and donated it to the Brahmin. When the woman reached the heaven , she asked for food and got only dung to eat.  When she asked why cow dung was given, in response she had to hear that she also donated the same.  In this way the importance of food donation can be understood and it can be understood how this grain is necessary for the satisfaction of our soul till life and death.
Feeding the poor and mystified people in the form of food donation is a virtue.  This brings happiness and peace to the mind.  The soul remains happy.  Donating is the greatest and sacred duty of mankind.  It should be given as a duty and there should be no desire to get anything in return.
Therefore, when you offer food donation, you are giving their body, food or grain to them.  The most important part of motherhood is food donation.  From feeding to serving food, you love your mother because she has always donated food to you.  So, by taking advantage of the opportunity of food donation, you can transform yourself as the mother of the whole world.  Remember this every day and every moment of your life.
Food donation is a possibility to bring your relationship with food to a certain level of consciousness and awareness.  Do not see it as just food, it is life.  It is very important for all of us to understand - whenever food comes in front of you, do not think of it as an object that you can use or throw away - this is life.  If you want to develop your life, you have to see food, water, air and earth as life - because these are the elements from which you are created.
Food donation is a way through which you can connect deeply with another human being, with your hands full, serving food with love and devotion.
The marital life of a person who cannot provide food to a hungry person at home thats life is meaningless.  No one can live without food for long.  Man's misdeed means that the corrupted karma gets ingested in the grain, so the person who eats such a person eats only the ungodly deeds. On the contrary, one person gets a month's virtue of a person who provides Amritamay's holy food.
‘It is said in the Atharva Veda- 'शतहस्त समाहर सहस्त्रहस्त सं किर’ That is, 'Earn money with hundreds of hands and distribute it with thousands of hands'. To earn money to donate in the Veda, it has been considered necessary karma for man.  In Indian culture, it is believed that donations also subdue the gods.  Donation brings happiness to God.  And everybody searches for God, but God himself searches for donor. Donations made in life are happiness and joy in the next life.  In the hereafter, only charity befriends the creature.  In the Yaksha-Yudhishthira conversion of Mahabharata, the Yaksha asked Yudhishthira what goes with him after death.  Yudhishthira replied that after death, charity karma goes with him. In the Bhavishya purana, Lord Shri Krishna says to Yudhishthira - "After death, wealth does not go with the person, only the donation given by the eligible person goes with him as a patheya (food of the way) in the world." Whatever we give  , It does not actually perish but we get by doubling or quadrupling it.

‘नादत्तं कस्योपतिष्ठते’ That is, what will one get without giving.  The more you sow, the more you will get.  In the Anushashanparva of Mahabharata, it is said that due to which works of previous birth, auspicious or inauspicious results are obtained.

At the time when Duryodhana, Karna and Shakuni seized Yudhishthira's kingdom in gambling with deceit and the Pandavas were going to the forest with Draupadi, Praja and Brahmins also started going to the forest with them. 
Seeing this, Yudhishthira felt very sad and he started thinking that how can I fill all these person's stomach in the forest.  Everyone fills his stomach, but the life of that person is successful, who can nurture his family, friends, guests and Brahmins.  Yudhishthira told those Brahmins that I have to spend twelve years in this uninhabited forest, so tell me a solution that can manage the food of your people including my family.
Then of those Brahmins, Maitreya Muni told Yudhishthira while narrating the story of Draupadi's previous birth - "Nothing is rare where Draupadi in the form of Lakshmi is living."  Draupadi can satisfy the world with the food of her Batloi (Batloi, the vessel in which food is made). '

Donate to whom?

This is also a specific question.  There are mainly two rules for giving donations, which we should keep in mind while giving donations - First - Shraddha and Second - Eligibility.  Shraddha means how much desire we have, that is, our ability.  A donation given less or more than the capacity is called a sin, not a donation.
We can understand this very well with an example, if a person has the ability to donate fifty rupees, then he should donate only fifty rupees.  Donating ten rupees or hundred rupees in place of fifty is not a donation but a sin.  Donation work should be done with a pure and happy mind.
Donation should never be done without considering the trouble or burden without reverence, it is better that charity work should not be done.  One should never give charity by expressing gratitude.  Donating with a pure heart gives peace to your heart as well and the person taking the donation is happy and prays with the mind, it is not necessary that that prayer should be expressed only through words.
The second law of charity is eligibility, that is, to whom we are giving charity, whether it will be able to consume the donated item or not.  We can understand this fact in such a way that if a person who sleeps on a bedstead woven in a village is asked to sleep on the mattress of Dunlop in the city, then he will not sleep all night.
Similarly, if a poor beggar who lives in torn clothes, if given a new cloth to wear, thats coth will not like by him, he will not be able to wear that cloth either he will sell it or throw it away;  so he will be like only torn cloth. Feeding food to a full stomach does not make any bless in his mind, but if a poor person with a hungry stomach is fed with food, then he will be fully satisfied and will give prayers from his heart. Donation can be of any thing, not just food.  Medicine for the patient, education for the uneducated, food for the hungry, clothing for the naked, it means that if someone who lacks and is unable to get it, then also arrange for such a thing to the people , falls in the category of donation .  Therefore, while giving donations, special attention should be given that donations should be given to the appropriate person.
Giving food to any needy person is believed that there will never be a shortage of food in your life.  Donating food without cooked gives more virtue than that. The donation of food grains has been described as an important donation in Hinduism.  Our ancestral deities are pleased by feeding food to the hungry.  This donation helps to remove the misfortune that comes in our future.  According to the scriptures, if the biggest donation is any, then it is food donation.  This world is made of food itself and its creations are being followed only with the help of food.  Food is the only thing that satisfies the body as well as the soul.  That is why it is said that if you have to donate something then donate food.  Giving food is very beneficial.
According to almost all religions we must donate some part of our income.  All such religions are written in texts and we have heard from our ancestors and elders that we must donate some part of our earnings.  It is considered a sin to take food without offering to God after cooking.  Therefore, after offering to God, one should keep part of the dependent animals.
We have been doing this activity by the ancestors of all of us (grandmother, mother etc.).  It is considered our ultimate duty to offer food to Brahmins, Pandits, Pujaris etc. on any festival, date, special (Amavasya, Purnima, Ekadashi etc.).  According to our scriptures, donations made in this way are necessary and good.  We have seen this practice in all places around us.
Donation should not be done with gratitude to anyone because it depends on our willingness and devotion and the person's aim is to reduce his sufferings, sorrows, impunity etc. while giving donations.  Donations are also made for the peace of evil planets and for the relief of various kinds of suffering.  By donating some part of your income, there is definitely self-purification and wealth growth.  It is absolutely true that donations are made for their own welfare. Donation removes poverty, even improves until the next birth.  Donation never reduces because any kind of donation never goes empty, but it gets its results till the next birth.  Donation is also a measure of the aggregation of virtuous deeds and repentance of inauspicious deeds done by oneself.
There are many simple and accurate measures to prevent inauspicious deeds, but the most important of them all is charity.  Therefore, whenever a donation is made, it should never be done by showing it to everyone, by spreading the publicity, this kind of donation becomes meaningless because everyone knows that the donation should be done in such a way that if the donation is made with one hand then the other hand do not even know.  That is why our society has given the most important place to secret donations. Of all donations to the charitable distribution of food (Annadan), the most commendable.  A person can be completely satisfied through food.  That is why there is something special in Annadan.  If money, clothes, jewelry, land, house, etc., are offering and there is a person who receives it and does not say anything.  When a person is given food and how much he wants to take but cannot take more than a limit and says enough, I am satisfied.  If it has crossed the limit, he says' Please do not do much service.  When complete satisfaction is expressed in the same way, only then the donor gets full reward.  .
There is no worship and ritual in Hinduism, better than feeding a hungry one.  Annadana is a Mahadana - or the largest donation in Hinduism and is an essential part of the Sanatan Dharma tradition.  Food donation is not limited to feeding a human being, but it includes all living beings.  There are many stories in praise of Annadan, the glory of the Hindu scriptures - the main Goddess Parvati appearing as Goddess Annapurneshwari and feeding Shiva.
Another instant where Karna is reborn as he performed all types of donations except food donation.  Many Hindus make the mistake of feeding only Pujaris while performing Annadan.  this is wrong.  Annadan should be offered to all living castes - no consideration of status, rights, religion or caste or nationality.
 In Hinduism, Annadana is performed for the redemption of sins, to gain quick recovery from illness and also to attain salvation, in order to attain godly devotion.  The sins committed in previous lives are followed in successive births. There is such a Hindu belief - Annadan is done to end it.  The glory of the family, the popularity of the institution, the sanctity of a temple increases with each Annadan.  Above all, we become good human beings when we are ready to share our food with someone hungry. Food is needed for the living to survive. In the diet, food is the priority. Food is exclusively for human life. All living beings on earth originate from food and survive from food.  The grain has been given the name of Brahma and water as Vishnu. -- अन्नं ब्रह्मा रसो विष्णुः . According to Skandpuran, food is Brahma and everyone's life is distinguished in food only ---
  अन्नं ब्रह्म इति प्रोक्तमन्ने प्राणाः प्रतिष्ठिताः।
Therefore, it is clear that food is the main basis of life.  Rather food is life. Therefore, food is equal to life. In the scriptures, food is considered to be the best and effulgent virtue. It is a major part of dharma. Any chanting without donations;  Tenacity;  The yajna etc. is not complete, the person who performs  Anandan daily;  That river;  Receives the fruits of the donation of the entire earth, including mountains and forests.    If someone is mentioned in the Mahabharata period as the bravest, the most worthy, the most abandoned and the biggest donor, then he is Karna.  As is well known that Karna was the son of Rajmata Kunti and Lord Suryadev and was get flow in the water due to at that time Kunti was not married till then. While flowing in water, Karna met a Sut(slave) and he was brought up by him.  Karna later became Duryodhana's first choice and supreme friend due to his valor and also got throne.  From childhood to becoming king, Karna always had two characteristics with him, his valor and his charity.  Karna's charity was discussed because the petitioner who came to his door had never returned empty handed.  Karna had donated gold, silver, diamonds, pearls, etc. throughout his life, but he had never donated food.  Being unfamiliar with his past, he said that nobody had even fed food in the name of his ancestors.  The same thing went opposite Karna.
Karna was defeated by Arjuna and received Veeragati.
It is mentioned in the Mahabharata that after Karna was defeated at the hands of Arjuna and received Veeragati after the war, he got a place in heaven.  In the midst of the majestic splendor of heaven, he was served diamonds, pearls, rubies all the time.  Karna was surprised to see this and asked Devraj Indra the reason for this.  Indra told them that you never, ever donated food to anyone, nor did you donate food in the name of your ancestors.  That is why you are getting back what you donated.
Believing Karna, Indra sent him back to Earth for 15 days.
Karna told Devaraj that he neither had knowledge of his ancestors nor the glory of Annadan, that is why such a crime took place.  It is said that Indra, believing Karna's words, sent him back to earth for 15 days.  On coming back to Earth, Karna offered his ancestral deities and satisfied them with all kinds of food.  After this, on going back to heaven, he got to enjoy all the royal comforts including food.
Food and water are the most important things in life.  These are the real gems of the earth.  The person who provides food is said to be the person who gives life and the one who gives it all.  Even small donations, if done with sincerity, pleases God.  Where is this god? He lives around us in eternal forms - hunger, sick, poor and guest.  The donation made in this world is the same as the fixed amount deposited in the bank, which becomes infinite in the hereafter.  Therefore, all capable humans must donate food.
One story is about the time of Yudhishthira's Rajsuya yagna in the Mahabharata period.  The Pandavas performed the Rajsuya Yagna in the joy of victory in the Kurukshetra war.  Thousands of people from far and wide were donated extensively.  At the end of the yajna, the Pandavas were cheering all around.  Pandavas and Shreekrishna were engrossed in discussing the success of Yajna.  The Pandavas were satisfied that they would surely receive the results of this Rajasuya Yajna.
Yudhishthira and golden mongoose
 Just then, a mongoose whose body was golden and half brown came out of the palace storehouse and began to wallow on the yajna's land.  Then went back to the warehouse.  He repeated this process four or five times.  The Pandavas were surprised to see the strange movements of this remarkable mongoose.  Dharmaraja Yudhishthira knew the language of animals and birds.  He said to the mongoose - "What are you doing?"  What are you looking for? '
Mongoose bowed respectfully to Yudhishthira and said-
'O Rajan, the great yajna you have performed, your fame has spread in all ten directions.  There is no end to the virtue you will get from this yagya.  I am looking for a small particle of virtue for myself from the eternal ocean of this virtue.  People tell a lie that a grand yajna has never happened, but this yajna is nothing.  The yajna was where half of my body became golden due to rolling.

When Yudhishthira asked about that yagna, mongoose said-
Once there was a terrible famine.  People started dying of hunger and thirst.  There was chaos to everywhere.  At that time, a poor Brahmin lived in a village with his wife, son and daughter-in-law.  For many days no one found food in the Brahmin family.  One day, that Brahmin brough somewhere asking for some quantity of sattu and after mixing it with water, he made four rounds like laddus.  As the Brahmin, along with his family, started eating the laddus of that Sattu, a guest Brahmin came to the door and said - 'I have been hungry for six days, please calm my hunger.'
The first Brahmin gave his part of the sattu to the guest, considering the guest as a god, but even after eating it, the guest's hunger did not end.  Then the Brahmin's wife gave his share of sattu to the guest, even if it did not fill his stomach, the son and daughter-in-law also gave their share of sattu to the guest.  The guest Brahmin was satisfied after eating that sattu and went to the same place, washing his hands.  That night too, the Brahmin family remained hungry and due to many days of hunger, all were died. Some sattu particles fell on the ground where the guest Brahmin had washed his hands.  I (mongoose) started rolling on those particles, so far as my body touched those particles, my body became golden.  I could not understand how all this happened? '  I reached a sage and narrated to him the whole story and expressed my curiosity to know how half of my body turned to gold?The sage came to know about the whole incident on the basis of his penance power and said - 'At the place where you were lying, a small part of the sattu was scattered at that place.  That miraculous sattu, which part of touch your body, has become golden.
On this, I said to the sage - 'Please tell me any way to make the rest of my body become gold.
The sage said, 'That family has sacrificed its life for dharma and humanity.  This is the reason why so much effect has arisen in his remaining food that half of your body has become gold due to his touch.  In future, if a person will do righteous work like that family, then the rest of your body will also become golden due to the effect of the remaining food.  Since then, I roam all over the world to do the same yagna somewhere else, but I could not see anywhere else, so half of my body has remained brown till today.
When I heard about your Rajsuya Yajna, I thought, you have donated immense wealth to the poor in this yajna and have fed millions of hungry people, due to its majesty, my remaining half body will also become gold.  Thinking of this, I used to come to the Yagya Bhoomi and rolling on the earth, but my body is just like the past.
Yudhishthira was ashamed to listen to the mongoose.

Lord Krishna told the importance of selfless donations.
When Shri Krishna saw Yudhishthira worried in this way, he said - It is true that your yagya was unique in itself, in which you people pacified the hunger of innumerable hungry people, but of course the donation of that family was much bigger than your yagya.  They donated when they had nothing.  Even after putting his life in danger, that family surrendered all the material available with him to the service of that unknown guest.  Despite you having a lot, you donated only a part of it.  So your donation is not even more than the priceless donation of that family. 
Hearing the talk of Shri Krishna, all the Pandavas understood that there is no results due to boasting in charity, yagya, austerity etc.  Donation etc. should always be done with honest money.
Annadan is considered to be the best and virtuous.  In dharma, no chanting, penance or yajna etc. is complete without food donation.  Food is the only thing that satisfies the body as well as the soul.  That is why it is said that if you have to donate something then donate food.

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