Friday, December 28, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
13 daughters of Daksha married to Dharma.Their names were as follows
They give birth to
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
(1) First Creation is of Mahat-Tattwa(The great Element). It consist of three Gunas - Sat, Raj and Tam.
(2) Second Creation is of Ahankaar
(3) Third Creation is of Bhoot Sarg from which five Tanmaatraa (smell, Tej, sound, taste, and Roop - form) of five elements are created.
(4) Fourth Creation is of senses - Karm Indriyaan and Gyaan Indriyaan.
(5) Fifth Creation is of Devtaa - Lord of all ten senses, created by Saatwik Ahankaar; including Man (mind).
(6) Sixth creation is of A-Vidyaa (darkness, or A-Gyaan, or ignorance). It is of five types - Taamistra, Andh-Taamistra, Tam, Moh, and Mahaa-Moh. They cover the intelligence of Jeev.
These were the six Praakrit Creations. Now listen to Vaikrit Creations.
(7) Seventh Creation is of six types of immovable trees. Trees
Vanaspati - which give fruits without flowers, e.g. Goolar
Aushadhi - whose life span is only one time, they destroy once the fruit has ripened on them, e.g. rice, wheat, gram etc.
Lataa - creepers - which grow with the help of something, e.g. Braahmee, Giloy and other creepers
Twaksaar - whose bark is very hard, e.g. bamboo etc.
Veerudh - the creeps which spread on land only and because of being heavy do not climb upward, e.g. melon, watermelon, etc.
Drum - where fruits replace flowers, e.g. mango, Jaamun etc.
(8) Eighth Creation is of Tiryak Yoni - animals and birds. They are of 28 types. They do not know about the Kaal (time) because of the excess of Tamo Gun. They know only eating and drinking, sleeping, enjoyment, and reproduction. Their smelling power is very sharp, but they cannot think.
(9) Ninth Creation is of human beings. This is of one type only.
(10) Devtaa; Pitar; Asur; Gandharv and Apsaraa; Yaksh and Raakshas; Siddh; Chaaran and Vidyaadhar; Bhoot, Pret, and Pishaach; and Kinner, Kimpurush and Ashwamukh - is eight types of Dev Creation. In this category first of all from his body of ignorance he created the Yakshas (spirits) and Rakshasas . Not satisfied with this creation Brahma gave up this body, which became the night. That is why they become mre powerful at night. Then from his body he created the Devas .After that he shed his body which became day. Then from his buttocks he produced the Asuras. Brahma then cast of the body & the body took the form of the evening twilight When Brahma gave up his body of anger, the hair turned into several species of snakes and the body turned into the Nagas or a race of snake-men.
Thereafter, the singing Lord produced the Gandharvas and the Apsaras, the celestial musicians and dancers. This body took the form of moonlight and the Gandharvas and the Apsaras claimed it for themselves. Moonlit nights are the time when the Gandharvas and the Apsaras come into their own. Next from his body of laziness Brahma created the Bhoots (ghosts) and the Pisachas (spirits). These ugly creatures took this body of Brahma, which became the sleep. These species took to haunting people in their sleep and driving them insane. From his invisible body he created the Sadhyas (the enlightened ones) and the Pitras (departed souls). It is through the medium of this invisibility that those versed in the rituals contact the Sadhyas and the Pitras. This body is also called “antardhana” which means being present but invisible, so that the Sadhyas and the Pitras can see what is happening but themselves cannot be seen. From his reflection in the water Brahma created the Kinnaras and the Kimpurushas, a crossbreed species that specialized in moving from place to place, singing ballads. The cast of reflection of Brahma became the daybreak. .Then, by turns, the Lord produced birds from His age, sheep from chest, goat from His mouth, cow from belly, horse, elephant, donkey, deer, camel, from feet . From the innumerable body hair of the Lord, fruits, flowers and herbs were produced. From His east-facing head, Lord produced Gayatri mantra, Rigveda, and Yagyas. From His south-facing head, He produced Yajurveda. From west-facing head, He produced Samaveda and from His north-facing head, He produced Atharvaveda.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
During the period of Pralay, the nature exists in a state of equilibrium. There was neither day nor night, neither earth nor sky and neither darkness nor light. It is during this period that Purush (masculine forces of creation) separates from Prakriti (feminine forces of creation) and Kaalroop of God (eternal, unending form of the Lord) is visible. Purush is the first appearance of Lord. Prakriti is the sign of His action while Kaalroop is His supreme appearance. The Lord entered the Purush who is beyond all bonding. His entry is the first step. From here Prakriti infuse the Purush and sets the process of creation further.
Let’s put it in different way. In this world every thing is made up of something. Objects are made of compounds. Compounds are made of molecules. Molecules are made of atoms. Atoms are made of particles. While one evolves out of the other, all of these levels of reality coexist and interact with one another. So too, is the construction of the human being. While the human is made of physical material, we are also constructed of subtler levels of reality, which are products of the invisible, primal essence called Prakriti in Sanskrit. Prakriti, which can be loosely described as unmanifest, primordial matter. This Prakriti ("matter") is infused with pure consciousness, which is called Purusha. Everything else emerges from Prakriti, and then is infused with Purusha. So, for example, all the levels of manifestation of the human are Prakriti, but have life due to the infusion of Purusha. Prakriti meant “that which give shape” Purusha is pure consciousness that sets the entire process of creation. Now how Prakriti forms different tools for itself, this is explain in following steps
Stage I-First of all, a single great element originated encompassing all the other lesser elements.
Stage-II From this great element originated three egos- Sattvic, Rajas and Taamas.
Stage-III Taamas created the subtle matter called tanmaatra. It’s name was sound
Stage-IV Sound created.sky
Stage-V The sky then created the sense of touch. Touch produced air. Hence, touch is the main feature of air; no one can see air but only have an experience of it through touch.
Stage-VI Air created Roop, which gave birth to fire with Roop as its main virtue.
Stage VII- Fire gave birth to taste. Taste produced water with taste as its main property.
Stage-VIII From water originated scent, which produced earth with scent as the main feature.
Stage IX The ego Rajas produced ten sense organs
Satge X Every organ has a ruling deity. But the ruling deities of these organs were produced by Sattvic ego
Stage XI The eleventh entity mind are Sattvic in nature. So mind control all the 10 senses
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10 senses 5 tanmatra
All these elements have unique powers. Without their combination, creation of the universe was impossible. In the beginning, all these elements were present in the great egg, which came into existence because of the inspiration of the Lord. As this ball increased in size, it formed the base as Prakriti in which, Lord Vishnu Himself entered as Hiranyagarbh.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
In the lineage of the king Dhruv, was a king named Anga. Anga's wife was Sunita. They had a son named Vena. Since childhood Vena was evil by nature. Hence he grew up to become a very cruel ruler. After many attempt he could not able to change his attitude and his cruelty became aggravate day by day. One day the Sapt Rishis killed him for the sake of Dharma. They decided to churn his body to produce new king . From the legs of the dead king (whose body had been preserved), a dwarf was born. He was known as Nisada and his descendants were called the Naisadas. They inhabited the hills and forests and became hunters and fishermen. But Nisada had served the purpose of removing the evil from Vena's body so that a righteous king could be produced. This time the sages churned the arms of Vena's body and a couple was born. The male, Prithu, was an incarnation of Vishnu. The extremely beautiful female, Arci, was an incarnation of Lakshmi (Vishnu's consort). After Prithu had ruled for some time, the citizens approached him and said that they were starving because the earth refused to yield crops. Instead it gobbled up their seeds. Prithu took up his bow and fixed an arrow on it directed at the earth. As the earth saw him, she turned into cow and fled, afraid like a deer chased by a hunter. No matter where she went, Prithu was there. Realising that it was impossible to escape, she pleaded for mercy. As per the wishes of the earth, still in a cow's form, a calf was arranged for and out of affection for the calf, the earth gave plentiful milk to one and all. She soon began to yield crops and other material much needed by mankind. From this time onwards the earth came to be known as "Prithvi" or the daughter of Prithu.
The lineage of King Prithu was as follows
Dhruv –Vatsara– Pushparna– Vyustha–Sarvateja–Chakshusha– Ulmuka– Anga– Vena
Monday, December 3, 2007
Narada was extremely devoted Lord Vishnu. Once he had a doubt in his mind. Did his master, Lord Vishnu too consider Narada to be his most devoted disciple? He approached Lord Vishnu and put the question before him. Lord Vishnu told Narada that one farmer in a certain village was his most dedicated devotee. Narada became angry. To look into the matter he reached the village to observe the farmer. The farmer rose early in the morning. After completing his morning tasks he left for the fields. On the way he stopped at a temple and offer his prayer and left in few seconds. He worked hard through out the day. On the way back he again stopped at the temple for a few seconds. Narada watched the farmer for the next seven days but found no change in the man's activities. Narada rushed back to Vishnu's abode, and complained that how can a man who devote just few seconds could be greater devotee? Lord Vishnu said "I'll answer your questions later, In order to complete a ritual that I have undertaken for the welfare of the people of the world, I need you to go around the universe carrying this cup full of oil. But you must be extremely careful not to spill a single drop else all my efforts will be wasted." .Full with pride at being the chosen one, Narada set off. He started concentrating block out all thoughts from his mind to ensure that no oil fell from the cup. He returned in due course and returned the cup to his master told that not a drop had been spilt. Lord Vishnu inquired, "Narada, during your journey how many times did you remember me?" Narada humbly replied, "I didn’t remember you because I was doing your work ".Lord Vishnu explained, "The farmer who lives his life of poverty with no protection from the heat or cold and with bare food throughout the year, never complain but takes time twice a day to remember me. He does not ask for wealth or greatness but thanks me for what he has. This is why he, and many others like him, are my most loved devotees." Narada had learnt his lesson .
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Both the elephant and the crocodile had been humans in their previous lives. The elephant was Indradyumna, a pious king. Once he was in a reflective mood and he did not greet the sage Agastya who had come to meet him. Agastya was famous for his rash temper and he changed the king into an elephant for this indecency. Indradyumna attained freedom from the cycle of rebirth after this encounter. The crocodile was a Gandharva chief named Huhu. Huhu was bathing in this lake with a crowd of Gandharva women. The sage Dewala was standing in the water meditating. To impress the women in his company he playfully pulled the sage by his leg. The sage cursed Huhu and changed him into a crocodile. Thereafter Huhu lived in the lake as a crocodile until he was restored to his Gandharva form by the sacred touch of Vishnu's disc. Because he had died at Vishnu's hands, he too secured a permanent place in heaven.
Friday, November 30, 2007
The weighing was arranged. Krishna was seated in one pan and Satyabhama began to load the other with gold and jewels. The vaults got emptied out but Krishna's pan did not move at all. The Gods were now ready to take Krishna with them back to heaven. The citizens of Dwarka then fell at Rukmini's feet, pleading that she do something to save their Lord. Rukmini first ordered the gold and the ornaments to be removed from the pan. While this was being done she went out and plucked a tulsi leaf & dropped it on the empty pan. The light leaf floated on to the pan and the pan went down and Krishna's side was swinging in the air. This story shows the significance of Tulsi and how a humble offering to God is greater than wealth. Since then people visiting Dwarka often make offering as “Tula Daan”. It means the donor is weighed against grains and other commodities purchased by him and these commodities equal to his weight are then given in charity. This is known as tuladaan - tula means scale and daan means charity.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
When Suniti heard about the incidence, she felt very sorry. Still, with patience she consoled her son Dhruv, She told him:
1. If you have to beg for something, let that be from God!
2. However much you ask of a human being, it will be little.
3. Many a times asking brings with it, humiliation.
4. When God gives, he gives in plenty.
5. God will make you sit on his lap with love. He is the true father of Mankind.
6. Before you go, ask for the blessings of Suruchi.
7. Suruchi has spoken words of truth, even if you want the throne, pray to the Lord!
8. Go to the forest and perform penance.
I am not sending you alone, my blessings and God are with you.
Mother's words shook the conscience of Dhruv. He at once set out with firm determination to please Shri Hari by penance.He met devarshi Narad in the way. Sage Narad tried to test his determination. Narad tried everything to convince Dhruv to send him back to his home, but he failed to shake the firm determination of the boy. Then with kindness, Narad preached Dhruv about Lord's appearance and gave him a mantra. Thus, Naradji performed his duty as Guru Dhruv arrived in Madhuvan and took a seat under a Kadamb tree on the bank of the river Yamuna. There he began to recite the mantra and meditation. During the first month he ate roots and tubers. In the second month he ate dried leaves. During the third month he managed with Yamuna's water. During the fourth month he sustained himself on the air only. Dhruv even stopped breathing. Now, standing on one leg only, he was fully concentrated in Lord Vasudev. At the moment when Dhruv stopped breathing and concentrated in Parbrahma, all the three worlds shook with fear.
All the gods ran to the refuge of Lord. Because of stopping of breath all the organisms stood still. Assuring them not to be afraid, Lord arrived in Madhuvan to see His beloved devotee Dhruv. As the Lord stood in front of Dhruv, the latter did not open his eyes as he was already seeing the Almighty within his own heart. The Lord made the form that Dhruv was witnessing within himself, disappear! Dhruv became restless and opened his eyes Seeing the Lord Himself arrived before him, Dhruv's eyes filled with tears. He said, " O Lord, I don't know how to worship you." Lord touched his cheek with His conch. With that, Dhruv came to realize the glory of God. With complete devotion and folded hands, he worshiped Shri Hari: He exclaimed: "You are also within me! You are the one that makes my senses come alive! You are responsible for inspiring my intellect! You have the power of saving man from the cycle of Life and Death! You are capable of fulfilling all desires…and yet men ask of you that which will be the cause of their destruction! One can achieve You only by Your Grace!
Pleased by his prayer Lord stroked Dhruv's head and said, " Your desire shall materialize. After enjoying your kingdom, you shall come to my abode which is far above the Saptrishis? The Lord knew that Dhruv had started his penance because he had wanted to sit in his father’s lap. Dhruv was transported to the highest point of heaven, where he sits on his Divine father’s lap as the Pole Star,also known as the North Star..
On his return his father handed him the kingdom of the entire earth. Thereafter Dhruv ruled the earth for a period of thirty-six thousand years. Even death bowed before him. Indeed, the devotees of God have no fear of death.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Even today rishi Vasishtha sits in the sky as a star. Arundhati also sits there by his side. Arundhati is the patron deity of marriage. Newly-married girls see the star Arundhati, They want to love their husbands, and live like her. As the marriage ceremony is over bridegroom show the bride the Star ARUNDHATI as also DHRUVA the polestar. Arundhati is proved as an ideal wife, the embodiment of chastity. DHRUVA is the one who attained immortality through single-minded devotion and perseverance – virtues to be follow through out married life.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Bharat was the son of Shakuntala and Dushyant. Dushyant was the king .Shakuntla was a daughter of Sage Vishwamitra and apsara Menka. Once while hunting in the forest, Dushyant saw Shakuntala. He fell in love with her and they married. Dushyant had to leave for his kingdom. He promised Shakuntala that he would come later and take her to Hastinapur. Once, lost in his thoughts, she forgot to serve Durvasa rishi when he arrived. Durvasa had a very short temper and he cursed her, "In forgetting to serve me, the one you were thinking of will forget you." Dushyant had forgotten Shakuntala because of that curse. He did not recognise Shakuntala when she went to Hastinapur. Thereafter, She did not have the heart to return to her father's ashram and started living in sage Marich's ashram. Here, unknown to Dushyant, Shakuntala gave birth to a son named Bharat. He was a very brave child. He was not afraid of anyone or anything. Bharat played with lion cubs everyday. Once, Dushyant happened to pass by the ashram. He watched a little boy playing with a lion cub. The boy opened the lion's jaws by his hands and said, " Open your mouth wide, so that could count your teeth." Dushyant was very surprised by the child's courage. Later Shakuntala came there and Dushyant realised that Bharat was his son. He was thrilled at this and hugged Bharat affectionately. Dushyant took Shakuntala and Bharat along with him to Hastinapur. Later Bharat grew into a great king. Our country's true name is Bharat (pronounced Bhaarat), named after him. Bharat is remembered by all for his bravery. Bharat was the most illustrious king of the dynasty. He expanded the empire greatly and was widely respected. Bharat had no son to rule the kingdom as a successor. So he adopted Bharadwaja as his heir. A descendant of Bharadwaja was Hasti who founded the city of
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Legend 2- This day is also considered as Kali Chaudash.. Goddeess Kali is the form of shakti. To kill the mighty demon Rakta-Beeja she took incarnation. This day is very important for tantriks. To ward off many evil powers special poojas are performed by them. Applying Kajal in the eyes is important ritual to be performed on this day to ward off the evil eye.Women must make sure that never to roam without tying the hairs on this day.
Legend 3- This day is also celebrated as "Roop Chaturdashi". A day to enhance the beauty of yourself. Sage Narad once suggested the importance of this day Oil bath as well as application of termeric paste on the baody has special significance. He said that preservance of the body is the first step in the world of spirituality.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Kamdeva was son of Lord Brahma. He was a god of love. He was directed by Lord Brahma to help in the process of procreation by influencing people. At the same time Lord Brahma, creator god, created a beautiful female called “Sandhya”. To test the authenticity of Brahma's boon, Kamadeva took out his five arrows and wanted to examine their power. These arrows had effect of lust on Lord Brahma and Sandhya. Getting affected by those arrows, fourty nine types of thoughts emerged in Brahma's mind. Similarly, flaws were generated in Sandhya. Kamdeva became convinced of his powers and capabilities. But Dharma – another son of Brahma was saddened by this event. He prayed to lord Shiva. Everybody was ashamed because of reaching this news to Lord Shiva. Due to his shame, Brahmaji perspired profusely. From his perspiration were created the Pitraganas. Brahmaji was very angry with Kamadeva because of whom he was ridiculed by Shiva. He cursed him and said- "You would be charred to death by the arrow of Shiva." Later Sandhya did penance for her sin. She got boon of becoming chaste woman from Lord Shiva . Also she demanded that no body should have lust towards the member of his own clan. After this boon she sacrifices her life in fire. The fire burnt her body and carried it to the solar-system, where it was divided by the sun-god into three parts .The names of these three parts were Pratah-Sandhya, Madhyanha-Sandhya and Sayam Sandhya. From then onwards in each day there are 3 period of 2 ghati(each ghati=24 minutes)each which is considered to be very auspicious. That is why a couple who desires a virtuous child should avoid this period for “Garbhadhan Sanskar”.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Once sage Bhrigu wanted to know who among the trinity was the greatest: The Lord Brahma, Vishnu or Shiva. He decided to take test. He began with Lord Brahma. While Lord Brahma was reading the scriptures, Bhrigu came before him in a very arrogant way without bowing. Lord Brahma paid no attention towards sage Bhrigu. Later he scolded sage Bhrigu for showing disrespect. Next Bhrigu went to see Shiva. When Shiva saw sage Bhrigu coming towards him, he did not know how to greet him. In spite of this, Shiva grabbed sage Bhrigu and embraced him. Sage Bhrigu didn’t liked this way as Lord Shiva had a bhasm on his body This made Lord Shiva angry. Sage Bhrigu quickly left that place too. While on his way sage Bhrigu thought that how can Lord Brahma & Lord Shiva be greatest because they could not control their anger.Vishnu was the last member of the trinity to be examined by Bhrigu. When Bhrigu arrived at Vishnu’s abode, Vishnu was fast asleep. Sage Bhrigu thought to himself, “Since both Lord Brahma and Shiva showed their anger, let me see if I can also make Vishnu angry.” Then sage Bhrigu kicked lord Vishnu extremely hard right on his chest. Lord Vishnu woke up and immediately grabbed Bhrigu’s feet. “Are you hurt, are you hurt,? Please tell me. You kicked me so hard! I am deeply concerned that you have hurt yourself. Bhrigu replied, “My Lord, among the trinity— Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva –you are by far the greatest.”. It is said that the mark of Bhrigu’s foot is still visible on Vishnu’s chest.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Once sage Narad was doing meditation for long period of time. He did that with such a strong will power that even Kamdeva could not able to disturb him. After that sage Narad was overwhelmed by feeling of pride. Lord Shiva listened to his arrogant statement. He advised Narad not to reveal this secret to anybody. But Narad was not satisfied. He wanted to give the news of his achievement to Lord Vishnu. So, he went to Lord Vishnu's abode and boasted about his feat of defeating Kamdeva. Vishnu decided to teach him a lesson by humbling his pride. Lord Vishnu uses his illusionary powers of “Maya”. While Narad was returning from Vaikuntha Loka, he saw a beautiful city. This city was ruled by a king named SheelNidhi. The king had a daughter and her Swayamvar was being organised. Narad, curiously entered the place were Swayamvar was being held. Narad was impress by the princess beauty. He returned back to Lord Vishnu and expressed his desire of marrying that princess. He also requested Lord Vishnu to make him as handsome as himself (Vishnu). The Lord Vishnu played a trick and gave the face of a monkey to Narad. The day of the Swayamvara came. Not knowing what had happened to his face, Narad reached the palace where the marriage ceremony was to take place. Princes stood before all the prospective match with garland in her hand. But she was taken aback when she saw Narad. She garlanded the handsome man standing beside Narad .The handsome man was none other than Lord Vishnu. Narad was astonished. He discovered his monkey-face in the reflection of a pool of water and became furious. He cursed Lord Vishnu that in one of his earthly re-incarnations would have to bear the pain of separation from his wife and only a monkey would be able to relieve him of his sufferings. Thus, when Vishnu was born as Rama, Hanuman helped him to free Sita from the bonds of Ravana.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Kubera was the son of sage Vishrava.He was the step brother of Ravana. He is depicted as a man with huge belly fullof jewels.He was the owner of pushpaka,the flying machine built by the divine architect Vishwakarma. His brother Ravana defeated him and sieze his chariot pushpak. To save himself he took shelter in North direction, a fabulous hidden city in the Himalayas called Alkapuri.He became the king of Yaksha(the half god and the half demon). God made him the guardian of wealth.Kubera not only lent money to Yudishthira to rule his kingdom but also financed the wedding of Lord Vishnu with Goddess Mahalakshmi. It is believed that all the people who visit the holy shrine of Tirupathi donate what is possible by them to the temple, which is supposed to be a repayment of the loan taken by Lord Vishnu from Kubera. He is assisted in his duties by his constant attendants, the Kinnars, male creatures, and their female counterparts, the Kinnoris.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
It is often seen that most astrologer recommend worship of peepal tree as a remedy to mitigate the ill effect of dasha of Saturn. If a girl's horoscope predicts widowhood, she is first married to a peepal tree on chaitra krishna or ashwin krishna tritiya. Peepal tree is a symbol of Lord Vishnu, the preserver god. There is a mythological story behind it. Once, all the gods decided to visit Lord Shiva. However, sage Narad informed them that it was an inappropriate time for a visit. But Indra did not heed the advice and assured the gods that there was nothing to fear when he was there to protect them. Narad reported Indra's arrogance to goddess Parvati. She cursed the gods that they, along with their wives, would turn into trees. When the gods asked for forgiveness, she promised that as trees, they would attain fame. Thus Lord Indra turned into a mango tree, Lord Brahma became a palash tree and Lord Vishnu turned into a peepal tree. Also Goddess Laxmi is believed to have reside the Peepal tree on Saturdays. Lord Krishna is believed to have died under the Peepal tree. In classics the cutting of Peepal tree is consider as sin. Peepal tree is also believed to be the abode of lord yama (god of death) and ancestors. Offerings made at its roots are believed to reach them. Another myth is regarding link between peepal and the Saturday. According to classics Ashvattha and Peepala were two demons who harassed people. Ashvattha would take the form of a peepal and Peepala the form of a Brahmin. The fake Brahmin would advise people to touch the tree, and as soon as they did, Ashvattha would kill them. Later they were both killed by Shani. Because of his influence, it is considered safe to touch the tree on Saturdays. It is believe that one who plant this tree get librated from the bond of life and death
Sunday, October 7, 2007
2)where a prostitute stays
3)where there is animal slaughter
4)at a place of gambling
Kali Yuga requested that his family was very big that is it comprises of members like lust, anger, greed, ego, jealousy, lies etc.How shall all of them fit in these allotted places? On this king Parikshit said that they should all then reside in gold. In this way, Kali Yuga resides in the 5 places allotted by king Parikshit.
King Parikshit was grand son of Arjun. He was a great king in all respect.Once upon a time he went to jungle for hunting. After wandring for long distance he felt hungry and tired. He came across one ashram in which one sage Rishi Shameek,was doing meditation. But unaware of this fact, the king asked for food and water from the sage. But he didn’t get any reply. This made the king Parikshit angry. He picked the dead snake and put it on the shoulder of sage.But the sage didn’t reply. Since the king was very tired so he left the place.The sage had a son, whose name was Shringi. When he heard about the incidence that King Parikshit had insulted his father, he curse the king.He said that the poisonous snake Takshak would bite the man who insulted my innocent father within seven days.The king Parikshit able to knew about his fate through messangers of sage.On the seventh day as the serpent Takshak was coming to bite Parikshit, he met a brahmin. Takshak asked the brahmin where he was going in such a hurry. The brahmin replied that he was going to the court of Parikshit because he could save him from the poison of Takshak.Takshak asked him to prove his powers . So Takshak tried to test him. He bit a green tree and within seconds the tree was turned into ashes as the poison of Takshak was so strong. The brahmin chanted a few mantras and the tree was back to life as lush green as before. Takshak said that he would give the brahmin even more than he expected to get from Parikshit for saving life and that he should go back. The brahmin took the wealth from Takshak and went back happily from where he had come. Having got rid of the brahmin, Takshak went to the
Sunday, September 30, 2007
1.Satya Yuga(1728000 years)
2.Treta Yuga(1296000 years)
3.Dwapar Yuga(864000 years)
4.Kali Yuga (432000 years)
One Mahayuga=Total of( Satya Yuga+treta Yuga+Dwapar Yuga+Kali yuga)=4320000 years
71 Mahayuga=1 Manavantar
14 Manavantar=1 day of Lord Brahama=4320000000 years(or 1000 mahayugas)
It's intresting that after each manvantar there is a period called "Sandhi kaal" of 1728000 years in which the earth is submerged in water.
Similarly 1 Night of Lord Brhama=4320000000 years
Total of Day+Night=8640000000 years
360 such days makes 1 year of Lord Brahma. Therefore Lord Brahma's 1 year=3110400000000 years
The Total Life span of Lord Brahma is 100 years.
Therefore 1 second of Lord Brahma=100000 years.
The Birth of Lord Rama happen in Treta yuga of 5th maha yuga.
Birth of Lord Krishna happen in current 28th Mahayuga in dwapar yuga.
Current Kaliyuga begins at 3102 BC
Till 2000 AD 6 Brahamas has already passed.
The Current Brahma is 7th who has already passes 50 years of age.
This is 51st year,first day in which 5 hrs 28 minutes and 48 second has already passed
As already stated before that in each day there are 14 manvantar of 71 mahayuga each.
Now 7th Manvantar is running.
In this manvantar of 71 mahyuga 27 mahayuga has already passed.
The current is 28th mahayuga.
In current mahayuga we are in kaliyuga in which 5102 years has already passed.
I we total them we get that age of Lord Brahama as 1,972,949,102 human years .
Wow!!!!!!Is'nt it Amazing !!!!!!
Hope your calculator will support above calculations.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
To defeat Gods ,Shankhchura reached Parvati in the guise of Lord Shiva. But Parvati, knew by her virtues the craftiness of Shankhchura. She at once ended his guise and signalled Lord Krishna (Vishnu) that it was now just to spoil the chastity of Shankhchura's wife, Vrinda, and it will not be a sin .
So, Lord Krishna approached Vrinda in the guise of Shankhchura. Vrinda could not understand the craftiness, and as the Lord in guise form went for outing with her. In ancient time it was like a sin for a woman even to think about other man(In Modern society also if a female is found with unknown man, the questions are raised against the woman). Later on when Vrinda came to know the reality, she cursed Lord Krishna - go and turn into shapeless black stone.
Thus by the curse of a chaste woman Lord Krishna turned into a blackstone. But later on Vrinda felt guilty Thus begging pardon of God, she sought a boon that from that moment onward, God will be worshipped in the same stone form. Also she got a boon that she will also worshipped in the form of tree as Tulsi and Lord said that without your worship, mine worship will not be complete. . God accepted her curse and turned into a black stone, and came to be known as Shaligrama.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
The right side represents the masculine aspect, and symbolises the sun – hot, fiery and aggressive.A Ganesha idol having its trunk curved towards the right, is called the ‘siddhi vinayaka’ and needs special worship. It is said that one should be very careful in worshipping such idols. The puja that is performed on such an idol is supposed to be done after fulfilling all religious requirements and by adhering to a strict code of conduct.
According to the nadi system of the human body espoused by Hinduism, there are three nadis or channels which are responsible for overall health - the left channel is called the Ida Nadi and is connected to the right side and the back of the brain. This channel looks after our emotional life and our past.The right side channel is called as the Pingala Nadi. It is connected with the left side and the front of the brain. This channel controls the supraconscious mind. It creates our future.
The Sushumna is the central channel for our evolution. It is through this channel that we become collectively conscious It makes the connection between our conscious mind and the Spirit, which is a reflection of God.According to Hindu mythology, the direction of Lord Ganesha's trunk is related to these nadis. Since the Ida Nadi is on the left side, while the Pingala Nadi is on the right, the left-turning trunk has easy rules and one can do puja without following strict rules, since the Ida Nadi is the moon. But, the right turning trunk is the sun and will burn one, if rules are violated. When the trunk is facing straight, then it signifies that the Sushumna is entirely open.
Another logic is that the idol with a right-sided trunk is called dakshinabhimukhi murti (the idol facing the south). Dakshin means the southern direction .The southern direction leads to the region of Yama (Yamalok), the deity of death.The one who is able to face the direction of Yama's region is strong.Ganapati with the right-sided trunk is said to be 'active (jagrut)'. The ritualistic worship of this idol is performed observing all the norms of ritualistic worship meticulously.
The idol with the trunk towards the left is called Vamamukhi. Vam means the northern direction or the left side. Since the northern direction is spiritually favorable; it bestows Bliss; hence the Vamamukhi Ganapati is more commonly worshipped.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Chandra was delighted. The linga to which Chandra prayed is Somantha, the first of the jyotirlingas. Shiva is always present at that tirtha.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
One day Lakshmi said to Lord Krishna, “ Daridra is my real sister. Please arrange for her marriage”.Lakshmi said,” Arrange her marriage with a Rishi. He would not expect much from her because most of his time he would be busy performing religious rites”.Lord Krishna agreed. He searched for a suitable match for Daridra. A Rishi agreed to marry her.
Goddess Lakshmi was happy that a Rishi had accepted her sister Daridra could not accept Rishi’s way of life. She went to Lakshmi again. She looked very shabby and disorderly. Lakshmi felt pity for her. She said to Krishna, “Please arrange a suitable abode for her”.
Lord Krishna accepted Lakshmi’s request. All the three came down to earth together. Krishna spotted out a Peepal tree in a lonely corner. They went to that tree. Lord Krishna said to Daridra, “You can reside under this tree. This is a lonely place suited to your temperament. You need not clean this place daily. None would visit this place either. You may live as you please.” Daridra said, “I will be fed up with lonely life. Lonely place is an abode of ghosts. Please do visit me frequently with my sister, Lakshmi.”
Lord Krishna agreed. He gave a word to her that he would visit and stay at the peepal tree on every Saturday alongwith Lakshmi. From that day onwards, people visit Peepal tree on every Saturday. They water it and offer their prayers, knowing well that Lord Krishna and Lakshmi reside in the tree on Saturdays.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
It is believe that person having saturn in 12House of horoscope is more prone to feet injury
Sangya went back to her father Daksha. When Daksha saw that his daughter coming back, he advised her that she better live with her husband only. The dejected Sangya did not follow her father's advise and instead transformed herself into a mare and resided in the Himalayas and started penance.
Chaya performed the role of dutiful wife. Shani was the son of Chaya & Sun. Surya did not have any doubts about Chaya. One day Sun observe that Chaya didnit treat the Yama & his siblings lovingly. This raises doubts in his mind.Chaya confessed that she was a 'shadow' of Sangya and that Sangya had gone to the Himalaya for penance. On listening he dejected chaya. This cause the enemosity between Sun & Saturn.
It is said that when he opened his eyes as a baby for the very first time, the sun went into an eclipse, which clearly denotes the impact of Shani on astrological charts (horoscope).
Saturn happily settled on Hanuman's head and the mighty Hanuman continued with his work, piling heavy boulders and stones on his head in an apparently casual manner and carrying them to the construction site. After a while Saturn found it impossible to bear the load of the heaped boulders any longer and wished to climb down. Hanuman insisted that he complete his mandatory seven-and-a-half years but Saturn pleaded for release saying that the seven-and-a-half minutes he stayed on Hanuman's head felt like seven-and-a-half years anyway. Thus speaking Saturn took leave of Hanuman and since then worshippers of Hanuman rest assured that the unavoidable ill effects of Saturn's sade-sati (seven-and-a-half year's stay) can be whittled down by a true devotion to Hanuman.