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Bhakthi Story: Story of Bhaktha Prahalada

Story of Bhaktha Prahalada


Hiranyakashipu had received a boon from Brahma. On the strength of this boon, he conquered the three worlds. He drove out Indra from heaven and assumed the title of Indra. He also assumed the titles of Savita, Vayu, Agni, Varuna, Soma, Kubera and Yama. The gods fled from heaven (svarga) and roamed around the world in human forms. Everyone had to worship Hiranyakashipu, the king of the daityas (the sons of Diti). Hiranyakashipu lived in a magnificent palace made of crystal. There the apsaras danced. And Hiranyakashipu indulged in drinking wine.

Young Prahlada had been sent away to study with his guru (teacher). On a vacation he came home with his teacher and Hiranyakashipu naturally wanted to find out what his son had learnt.

"I have learnt to pray to Vishnu," said Prahlada.

Hiranyakshipu was furious. "Why have you taught him this nonsense?," he demanded of the guru.

"I have not," replied the teacher "This is not what I have taug…

Prachetas and there wife Marisha

Prachetas and there wife Marisha





In the vamsham of the Raaja Prithu, there was a Raaja called Raaja Prachinvarhi, whose vivaaham took place with the putri of Samudra Raaja, Savarana. With this vivaaham ten putras were born and they were known as Prachetas. These ten Prachetas performed ghana-ghora tapasya for ten thousand years inside the samudram. Here we should know why the ten Prachetas performed this type of tapasya for ten thousand years. Earlier BrahmaDeva had informed Raaja Prachinvarhi to make this bhoomandalam with lot of manushyas (people). So Raaja Prachinvarhi passed this kaaryam to his ten putras. But the ten Prachetas were unaware to how to go ahead with this kaaryam. Also Prachetas' father told his putras to pray to Bhagavan Vishnu to initiate the kaaryam as told by BrahmaDeva. Thus after hearing from there father, Prachetas started the ghana-ghora tapasya under the samudram.
When the ten Prachetas completed ten thousand years of ghana-ghora tapasya, Bhagavan Srimann …

King Vena and King Prithu

King Vena and King Prithu




In the family tree of the Dhruva, there used to be a raaja known as Raaja Vena. He was highly ADharmi, he was not at all following the Dhama, he was against Bhagavan Vishnu. He was questioning all his praja and rushi that why should Bhagavan Vishnu should be given so much of importance. He was telling to others that he himself is far superior to Bhagavan Srimann Narayana. Many maha rushis tried to persuade Vena, but always it was in vain. All the rushis, brahmanas, and all the learned people decided that Vena should be killed for the loka udharam and in the hita-shakthi of all the praja. So all the rushis chanted mantras to kill Vena over a darbam (grass) and using that simple darbam they killed Vena.
Now a new sankattam started that who will rule this bhoomandalam without a good raaja, since even Vena didn't had any shishu. Therefore all the rushi started to knead the thighs of the Vena and thus came out a dwarf who just looked like a short kambham (pillar…

Bhakthi Story: Story of Dhruva

Bhakthi Story: Story of Dhruva



Bhagavan Srimann Narayana created ChaturMukha BrahmaDeva (chatur - four, mukha - face). And inturn ChaturMukha BrahmaDeva created Manu (Here it should be noted from the word Manu, all the words like in English Man has come, in Kannada Manushya or maanava, in Hindi Manushya or maanav, or Adam or anything like which is related to Man is directly or indirectly been taken from the samskruta word Manu to all the languages of the world). 
Manu had two putras, namely Priyavrata and Uttanapaada. 
Uttanapaada had two patnis, there naanam (names) were Suniti and Suruchi. Suniti's putra naanam (name) was Dhruva and whereas the naamam of the Suniti's putra was Uttama. Uttanapaada had more attraction towards Suruchi then Suniti. Thus Suruchi had command over the Suniti and his putra Dhruva and also some control over her pati Uttanapaada. Once Suruchi's putra was sitting on the lap of his father. As a five year old even the other putra Dhruva would like to si…

Bhagavan never leaves the hands of Dharmaatma - Story of Dharma and ADharma - Story of Manikundala and Goutama

Bhagavan never leaves the hands of Dharmaatma - Story of Dharma and ADharma
In a stalam (place) called Bhouvana there lived two snehitams, one a Brahmana called Goutama (not the Maharshi Goutama) and a vaishya known as Manikundala (Brahmana is the first of the four classes and Vaishya is the third of the four classes of the Hindu Dharma).
Goutama's maata gave lot of ill advices to her putra. Thus Goutama told to his snehitam that we both will go to some other pradesham and will make lot of aishwaryam by doing some vyvahaaram (business). But for this Manikundala said that already his pita has made lot of aishwaryam and there is no need to go anywhere else. But for this Goutama told to Manikundala that a putra who depends on the aishwaryam of his pita would never come up in his jeevanam and will be left in the lurch. After such type of lot of attractive words, finally Manikundala was convinced by Goutama to leave to some other pradesham for vyapaaram. But Manikundala never thought of …

Importance of 108 number in Hinduism and in Hindu mythology.

Importance of 108 number in Hinduism and in Hindu mythology.



When we see number of beads in vara mala/vrata mala, number of names of God and Godess. I always wondered there should be some prominence for 108 which I do not know. I asked few people about why do we have 108 beads in vara mala? Why do we give so much importance to 108 in Hinduism? Why 108 is so sacred for Hindus?The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun. The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon. In Ayurveda, there are 108 “Marma” points that are vital for giving life to living beings
The powerful Sri Chakra yantra intersects in 54 points each with a masculine and feminine quality, totalling to 108 Indian astrology we have 12 houses and 9 plants. 12 times 9 equals to 108.
In Tantra, it is estimated that every day we breath 21,600 times out of which 10,800 are solar energy and 10, 800 a…

Karma don't leave anybody - Story of Nageshvara - Nagatirtha

Karma don't leave anybody - Story of Nageshvara - Nagatirtha



Raja Shurasena was the shasaka of the raajyam known as Prathisthana. Raja Shurasena did not had the children for a long samayam. But after a lot of prarthana and tapasya the royal couple had a putra. But to there aashcharyam, the putra which was born to them was in the form of a sarpam. This was kept as a rahasyam, even the mantries and close associates of the Raja didn't not informed about the form of the sarpam of his putra to anybody. They were only informed that the Raja and Rani have become the parents of a putra.
When the yuvaraja grew little older, the raja arranged for the vidhyabhyasam of his putra. Yuvaraja was very bright and in quick time he learnt all the Vedas, Puraanas, Itihaasaas, etc. After this Nageshvara insisted that he should get married soon and like to have a putra, otherwise he will go to the Narakam. For this Raja Shurasena was in the sandigna paristiti (dilemma). He thought who will get vivaah…

Tirugubaanam (Boomerang) - Story of Pippalada and Dadhichi

Tirugubaanam (Boomerang) - Story of Pippalada and Dadhichi



Many years ago there used to be a rushi naamam Dadhichi along with his patni Suvarcha in an aashramam. Dadhichi's aashramam was next to the nadi Ganga. Dadhichi was so shakthishaali due to his tapasya, that even rakshasaas and daityaas were getting bhayam to enter the aashramam.
Once Devas after winning the yudham against the rakshasaas came to show respect towards the rushi Dadhichi. Dadhichi asked for the Devas about there faring in the yudham and also about there well being. Devas said "dhanyavaadam for asking about the yudham and our well being. Infact we have won the yudham and came to keep all our aayudhams in your aashramam. Because there is no surakshita pradesham then your aashramam on this bhoomandalam or in the tri-lokam. At presently we don't need these aayudhams as the rakshasaas have ran because of the fear of the Devatas attacking them again".
Rushi Dadhichi gave his sahamati towards the words of …

VridhhaGoutama, son of Maharshi Goutama

VridhhaGoutama, son of Maharshi Goutama
There used to be a Maharshi known as Maharshi Goutama. He had one putra named VridhhaGoutama. VridhhaGoutama was very kurupi (ugly) and also he did not had the nose. His nose was very vikaaram and no body wanted to make sneham with him. Since he was so ugly he was also not able to learn the shastras, puranas, etc, since no Guru wanted to teach him. But he was knowing some mantras which he used to chant always and also VirdhhaGoutama was praying to Agni Deva. After some time when got little older he started to move from one pradesham to another. VridhhaGoutama did not make vivaaham, since he was very vikaaram in his looks and no sundari would come forward to make vivaaham with VridhhaGoutama. While travelling VridhhaGoutama came to a sthaanam known as Shiitagiri. There he found a cave. He went inside that cave and felt it was an uttama pradesham to live. As he entered inside he got aaghata and aashcharyam to see a vrudhha naari living there. As soon…

Story of Harishchandra, his son Lohita and Varuna Deva

Story of Harishchandra, his son Lohita and Varuna Deva



In the Ikshvaku raajyam there ruled a raja named Harishchandra. Harishchandra had no putra. One day two rushi-muni named Narada and Parvata came to visit Harishchandra and told him that he would go to Narakam if he did not have a putra.

How can I obtain a putra? asked Harischchandra.

Go to the banks of the Goutami Ganga (or Godaavari) advised the vipras (bhakths of Bhagavan). Make prarthana to the Varuna Deva there. We are sure that Varuna Deva will grant you a putra.

Harishchandra pleased Varuna with his prarthana and asked for a putra.

You will have a putra, said Varuna Deva. But there is a nibhandanam for it. You will have to subsequently organize a yajnam in my gauravam and you will have to make tyaga of your putra at this yajna. Tell me if this nibhandhanam is sweekaaryam to you.

Yes indeed, replied Harischchandra.

In Kaalakramenam, Harishchandra had a putra who's naamam was Rohita or Lohita.

Varuna came ot Harishchandra and aske…

Rakshasa swabhavam - Vidroham - Story of Kubera, Ravana and Kaikesi

Rakshasa swabhavam - Vidroham - Story of Kubera, Ravana and Kaikesi






Kubera (He was a yaksha) was the real Raja of the Swarna Lanka Pattana. He was ruling the raajyam of the Lanka Pattana very well with the aashirvaadam of the Bhagavan Shiva. Kubera is the half brother of Ravana. Kubera and Ravana's pithra was Maharshi Vishrava (son of Maharshi Pulastya). While the maathru of Kubera was Mandaakini, whereas the maathru of Rakshana Ravana was kaikesi.
After many varsham (years), Kaikesi started to feel jealousy of the Kubera. She started to think why his son Ravana need to be under the niyantranam of Kubera. So Kaikesi gave aadesham to her kumaara Ravana along with his other kumaaras (Kumbhakarana and Vibhishana) that why you all are under the niyamtranam of Kubera. Why don't 

you go and get the Lanka Pattana. After this all the three bhatras started to do a tapasya to BrahmaDeva. After some kaalam BrahmaDeva came infront of the three bhatras and asked them what is the uddhesham of …

Nija bhaktha is surakshita under the Bhagavan himself even after mrithyu - Story of Rushi Sveta and Yama

Nija bhaktha is surakshita under the Bhagavan himself even after mrithyu - Story of Rushi Sveta and Yama
There used to be a brahmana named Shveta. He was a friend of the sage Maharshi Goutama and had a ashramam on the banks of the Goutami Ganga nadi (or Godaavari). Shveta was a nija bhaktha of Bhagavan Shiva. In due course Shveta had to attain the marana and Yama’s sainikaas arrived to take Shveta's mruta deham to Yamaloka. But they could not even enter Shveta’s gruham.

Finding that Yama’s sainikaas were not returning, Yama’s companion Chitra Gupta told Yama, What do you think has happened? Why aren’t our sainikaas are not returning?

Yama now sent his companion Mrityu (literally death) to find out what was going on. Mrityu went to Shveta’s gruham and found Yama’s sainikaas standing outside the gruham of Shveta. They explained that they were unable to enter the house because Shiva himself was giving rakshanam to Shveta’s mruta deham.

One of Shiva’s companions asked Mrityu. What are you…

Bhagavan Srimann Narayana is the most powerful and merciful - A Story of Garuda and Maninaaga

Bhagavan Srimann Narayana is the most powerful and merciful - A Story of Garuda and Maninaaga



Ananta Naaga (or Aadishesha Naaga) had a putram named Maninaaga. Garuda Raja was the shatru of the sarpaJaati and the sarpas were all had bhayam of Garuda.

Maninaaga once done a tapsya to Bhagavan Shiva. Having pleased Shiva, Maninaaga obtained the aashirvaadam that Garuda would not be able to do any haani to Maninaaga. Armed with this aashirvaadam, Maninaaga started to do paryaattanam around with full of swatantram and did not run away even when faced with Garuda. Garuda found this to be atyanta vichitram. Although he could not make hatyam of Maninaga, he captured him and kept him imprisoned in his own gruham.

Shiva had a compassion named Nandi. Nandi told Shiva, Lord, what has happened to Maninaga? We have not seen him for some samayam. I hope that Garuda has not done him some kruratvam.

Shiva of course knew what had happened. He advised Nandi to do prarthanam to Vishnu. Nandi pleased Vishnu an…

Atithi Devo Bhava - Guest is God - Story of Kapota pakshis (Dove birds)

Atithi Devo Bhava - Guest is God - Story of Kapota pakshis (Dove birds)



In a parvatam known as Brahmagiri there used to live a hunter who was very kruri. He not only killed pakshis and praanis, but also brahmanas and rushis as well.

The hunter once went on a hunt. He killed many praanis nand pakshis and some he put in his panjaram. He had penetrated so far inside the aranyam that he was far from his gruham. It became raatri and also started to varsham. Hungry and thirsty, the hunter lost his way. He climbed up a vruksham and decided to spend the raatri there. But his mind kept going back to his ardhangini and shishus at his gruham.

For many years a dove and its kutumbam had lived happily on that vruksham. Both the purusha and the stree pakshis had gone out to look for aahaaram. But although the purusha dove had returned to the nest, the stree dove had not. In fact, the stree had been captured by the hunter and was now inside a panjaram. The male did not know this. He mourned for his wife…