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Karna

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Karna is one of the central characters of the epic Mahabharata. He is counted as one of the maharathis who were there in the army. He was the son conceived by Kunti in curiosity to check the blessing given to her by Rishi Durvasa.

Maharani Kunti served Durvasa rishi with great care and attention and hence, won his heart. In return for her service, he blessed her with a boon that whosoever demigod she will call with this mantra, he is bound to appear before her and bless her.

Out of curiosity, she invoked Surya dev and he appeared before her. He asked her to ask for a boon to which she said that she was just testing. Since Surya was bound to give her a progeny, he gave her a son who was as brilliant as him.

Since Kunti was a maiden at that time, to avoid disrespect and dishonour, she took the child and rendered him afloat in the river. The child was received by the couple, Adiratha and Radha who nourished and fostered him nicely.

Since Adhirathi was the charioteer of Maharaj Dhritarashtra, the child became inclined to Kauravas and hence, ended up battling against his own five brothers. He was blessed with all nice qualities and was almost invincible due to the golden armor of Surya and the blessings given to him by Parashurama, his spiritual master.

He also received several curses from his master, a brahmin and mother earth which lead to his ultimate end. Karna was one of the greatest warriors, whose martial exploits are recorded in the epic, and the only warrior believed to be able to defeat mighty Arjuna in battle, an admiration expressed by Sri Krishna and Bhishma pitamah within the body of this work.

Karna is often quoted for his sacrifice, courage, charity, valour, and selflessness and hence got the name Danveer Karna.

 

Nakula

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Nakula was the son fo Maharaj Pandu, who was born out of his second wife, Madri. When Kunti maharani had already begot 3 sons by calling various demigods, Pandu asked her to call for more demigods and have children through them, to which she refused saying that a women having intimate relationships with more than 3 men is called a prostitute.

Since Pandu desired more children, he was thinking of doing so. Then Madri approached Pandu and asked him to ask Kunti to teach her the mantra and beget children like that.

Kunti, being pleased taught Madri the mantra and hence, she called upon the Twin Ashwini Kumaras, the doctors of the demigods and they blessed Madri with two children, Nakul and Sahadev.

In sanskrit, Nakul means the most beautiful. The aakashwani at the time of their birth sadi that they will be most famous in prowess and beauty, even more than the Ashwini kumaras as well.

Nakula married Draupadi during this period and had a son, Satanika; who was killed by Ashwatthama in the Kurukshetra War. Nakula also married Karenumati, daughter of Dhristaketu, who bore him one son, Niramitra; however he was killed by Karna during the war.

The skills of Nakula are:

  • Horse-keeping: Nakula’s deep understanding of horse breeding and training is documented in the Mahabharata after the death of Narakasura by Krishna. In a conversation with Virata, Nakula claimed to know the art of treating all illnesses of horses. He was also a highly skilled charioteer.
  • Ayurveda: Being a son of the physicians, Ashwini Kumaras, Nakula was also believed to be an expert in Ayurveda.
  • Sword Fighting: Nakula and his brother, Sahadeva were skilled sword fighters. Nakula was said to ride his horse in the rain and used his sword to deflect every drop. He would emerge completely dry.
  • Diplomacy: Nakula was very handsome and charming man. He was a skilled diplomat.
  • Nakula was a master of unusual weapons.

Bhima

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When we talk about the maharathis of the Mahabharata, Bhima was one of them. A giant Goliath like personality, Bhima was a valiant fighter and had slain many kauravas in the war of Mahabharata.

He was the second child of Kind Pandu and Maharani Kunti. Since the couple became practically barren due to the curse of Kindama Rishi, they decided to mitigate their grief by being dependent on the blessing of Durvasa rishi who blessed Kuntidevi in her juvenile age that she will be able to call any demigod by this mantra.

When Kuntidevi called Vayudeva, he gave him the son named Bhima or Bheemasena which means which has a formidable army. Bhima had got the prowess and strength of 10,000 elephants by eating a medicine which his maternal grandfather made for him.

He was trained by Dronacharya and Kripacharya to be a expert in Mace fighting, hence known as Gadadhara. He is also known as Vrikkodara i.e. having a voracious appetite.

His stomach has a special type of agni burning and it is so violent that he needs huge quantity of food to settle it down. Sometimes, he would be eating food that the 4 pandavas required to eat and still remain unsatisfied.

He as blessed by his grandfather Vyasadeva to fast for only once a year to atone for his sins. By his grace, the Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi was blessed by the Lord to be able to render the sins burned to ashes  by once fasting on it and is sufficient for the whole year.

He was married to  Hidimbi demon, sister of Hidamba demon and had a son through her, Ghatotkacha.

✡️ Today’s Panchang 29th july 2016 ✡️

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✳️Today’s Panchang 28th july 2016✳️

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Saawan Somwaar puja

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The month of Shravan or Saawan is considered to be most dear to Lord Shiva, an exalted devotee of Lord Sri Krishna. As per Brahma Samhita (5.45)

क्षीरं यथा दधि विकार-विशेष-योगात्
सञ्जायते न हि ततः पृथग् अस्ति हेतोः |
यः शम्भुताम् अपि तथा समुप्ऐति कार्याद्
गोविन्दम् आदि-पुरुषं तम् अहं भजामि ||

Just as milk is transformed into curd by the action of acids, but yet the effect curd is neither same as, nor different from, its cause, viz., milk, so I adore the primeval Lord Govinda of whom the state of Shambhu is a transformation for the performance of the work of destruction.

In Adi Puran, Lord Shiva tells her wife Uma that out of all the worships, the worship of Lord Vishnu is supreme and superior to the same is the worship of his dear devotee. Therefore, in order to get the blessings of a happy life, one must worship the devotees of Lord Hari, i.e. Lord Shiva who is the master of the dull headed and fallen people of the age of hypocrisy. Those who don’t have faith in Lord Hari’s Holy name, they must pray to Lord Shiva to bless them and guide them.

In the month of Shravan, lord Shiva becomes especially merciful towards his devotees and by a little sincere devotion to him, one can easily please him. Simply by offering him the things dear to him, he can be pleased very easily and his blessings can be sought.

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Savan Somwar Vrat Katha

किसी नगर में एक साहूकार रहता था। उसके घर में धन की कोई कमी नहीं थी लेकिन उसकी कोई संतान नहीं थी जिस वजह से वह बेहद दुखी था। पुत्र प्राप्ति के लिए वह प्रत्येक सोमवार व्रत रखता था और पूरी श्रद्धा के साथ शिवालय में जाकर भगवान शिव और पार्वती जी की पूजा करता था। उसकी भक्ति देखकर मां पार्वती प्रसन्न हो गई और भगवान शिव से उस साहूकार की मनोकामना पूर्ण करने का निवेदन किया। पार्वती जी की इच्छा सुनकर भगवान शिव ने कहा कि “हे पार्वती। इस संसार में हर प्राणी को उसके कर्मों के अनुसार फल मिलता है और जिसके भाग्य में जो हो उसे भोगना ही पड़ता है।” लेकिन पार्वती जी ने साहूकार की भक्ति का मान रखने के लिए उसकी मनोकामना पूर्ण करने की इच्छा जताई। माता पार्वती के आग्रह पर शिवजी ने साहूकार को पुत्र-प्राप्ति का वरदान तो दिया लेकिन साथ ही यह भी कहा कि उसके बालक की आयु केवल बारह वर्ष होगी।

माता पार्वती और भगवान शिव की इस बातचीत को साहूकार सुन रहा था। उसे ना तो इस बात की खुशी थी और ना ही गम। वह पहले की भांति शिवजी की पूजा करता रहा। कुछ समय उपरांत साहूकार के घर एक पुत्र का जन्म हुआ। जब वह बालक ग्यारह वर्ष का हुआ तो उसे पढ़ने के लिए काशी भेज दिया गया।

साहूकार ने पुत्र के मामा को बुलाकर उसे बहुत सारा धन दिया और कहा कि तुम इस बालक को काशी विद्या प्राप्ति के लिए ले जाओ और मार्ग में यज्ञ कराओ। जहां भी यज्ञ कराओ वहीं पर ब्राह्मणों को भोजन कराते और दक्षिणा देते हुए जाना।

दोनों मामा-भांजे इसी तरह यज्ञ कराते और ब्राह्मणों को दान-दक्षिणा देते काशी की ओर चल पड़े। राते में एक नगर पड़ा जहां नगर के राजा की कन्या का विवाह था। लेकिन जिस राजकुमार से उसका विवाह होने वाला था वह एक आंख से काना था। राजकुमार के पिता ने अपने पुत्र के काना होने की बात को छुपाने के लिए एक चाल सोची। साहूकार के पुत्र को देखकर उसके मन में एक विचार आया। उसने सोचा क्यों न इस लड़के को दूल्हा बनाकर राजकुमारी से विवाह करा दूं। विवाह के बाद इसको धन देकर विदा कर दूंगा और राजकुमारी को अपने नगर ले जाऊंगा।

लड़के को दूल्हे का वस्त्र पहनाकर राजकुमारी से विवाह कर दिया गया। लेकिन साहूकार का पुत्र एक ईमानदार शख्स था। उसे यह बात न्यायसंगत नहीं लगी। उसने अवसर पाकर राजकुमारी की चुन्नी के पल्ले पर लिखा कि “तुम्हारा विवाह मेरे साथ हुआ है लेकिन जिस राजकुमार के संग तुम्हें भेजा जाएगा वह एक आंख से काना है। मैं तो काशी पढ़ने जा रहा हूं।”

जब राजकुमारी ने चुन्नी पर लिखी बातें पढ़ी तो उसने अपने माता-पिता को यह बात बताई। राजा ने अपनी पुत्री को विदा नहीं किया जिससे बारात वापस चली गई। दूसरी ओर साहूकार का लड़का और उसका मामा काशी पहुंचे और वहां जाकर उन्होंने यज्ञ किया। जिस दिन लड़के की आयु 12 साल की हुई उसी दिन यज्ञ रखा गया। लड़के ने अपने मामा से कहा कि मेरी तबीयत कुछ ठीक नहीं है। मामा ने कहा कि तुम अन्दर जाकर सो जाओ।

शिवजी के वरदानुसार कुछ ही क्षणों में उस बालक के प्राण निकल गए। मृत भांजे को देख उसके मामा ने विलाप शुरू किया। संयोगवश उसी समय शिवजी और माता पार्वती उधर से जा रहे थे। पार्वती ने भगवान से कहा- प्राणनाथ, मुझे इसके रोने के स्वर सहन नहीं हो रहा। आप इस व्यक्ति के कष्ट को अवश्य दूर करें| जब शिवजी मृत बालक के समीप गए तो वह बोले कि यह उसी साहूकार का पुत्र है, जिसे मैंने 12 वर्ष की आयु का वरदान दिया। अब इसकी आयु पूरी हो चुकी है। लेकिन मातृ भाव से विभोर माता पार्वती ने कहा कि हे महादेव आप इस बालक को और आयु देने की कृपा करें अन्यथा इसके वियोग में इसके माता-पिता भी तड़प-तड़प कर मर जाएंगे। माता पार्वती के आग्रह पर भगवान शिव ने उस लड़के को जीवित होने का वरदान दिया| शिवजी की कृपा से वह लड़का जीवित हो गया। शिक्षा समाप्त करके लड़का मामा के साथ अपने नगर की ओर चल दिए। दोनों चलते हुए उसी नगर में पहुंचे, जहां उसका विवाह हुआ था। उस नगर में भी उन्होंने यज्ञ का आयोजन किया। उस लड़के के ससुर ने उसे पहचान लिया और महल में ले जाकर उसकी आवभगत की और अपनी पुत्री को विदा किया।

इधर भूखे-प्यासे रहकर साहूकार और उसकी पत्नी बेटे की प्रतीक्षा कर रहे थे। उन्होंने प्रण कर रखा था कि यदि उन्हें अपने बेटे की मृत्यु का समाचार मिला तो वह भी प्राण त्याग देंगे परंतु अपने बेटे के जीवित होने का समाचार पाकर वह बेहद प्रसन्न हुए। उसी रात भगवान शिव ने व्यापारी के स्वप्न में आकर कहा- हे श्रेष्ठी, मैंने तेरे सोमवार के व्रत करने और व्रतकथा सुनने से प्रसन्न होकर तेरे पुत्र को लम्बी आयु प्रदान की है।

जो कोई सोमवार व्रत करता है या कथा सुनता और पढ़ता है उसके सभी दुख दूर होते हैं और समस्त मनोकामनाएं पूर्ण होती हैं।

Hinduism Scientific Fact

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ELDER'S FEET

Science behind touching feet of elders

Whenever we see someone pious or advanced in spirituality, it naturally comes in the heart of an Indian to touch their feet and take their blessings. This custom has been prevalent since centuries and marks the respect which we give to our elders or someone who is senior than is in the matter of understanding the spiritual aspect of the human life.

The science behind touching the feet of elder goes like this:

The nerves that start from our brain spread across all your body. These nerves or wires end in the fingertips of your hand and feet. When you join the fingertips of your hand to those of their opposite feet, a circuit is immediately formed and the energies of two bodies are connected. Your fingers and palms become the ‘receptor’ of energy and the feet of other person become the ‘giver’ of energy.

Usually, the person of whose feet you are touching is either old or pious. When they accept your respect which came from your reduced ego (shraddha) their hearts emit positive thoughts and energy (kripa) which reaches you through their hands and toes.

Their blessing creates an aura which helps us to get to the higher understandings and gives the recipient some share of the piety which the elder has earned.