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Story of Demons Kalakeya

Kalakeyas were born to Sage Kashyapa and his wife Kalaka. Adi Parva of Mahabharata states that there are 60,000 Kalakeyas. They performed numerous Adharmic activities including disturbing Vedic rituals, murders and looting.
Once a yajna of Sage Agasthya was disturbed by Sage Agasthya. Unable to face the anger of Sage Agasthya, Kalakeyas hid in the ocean. The Sage immediately drank up the water of ocean and annihilated numerous Kalakeyas.
Those Kalakeyas that escaped took refuge in netherworld. They again started disturbing human beings and saints.
Once they attacked heaven. Indra took the help of Arjuna, the third of Pandavas. Arjuna then killed the remaining Kalakeyas.
The incident is famous because when Arjun reached heaven, Urvashi, the damsel, fell in love with Arjuna. But Arjun did not reciprocate the love. An angry Urvashi cursed Arjuna to become a Eunuch. Later, Indra changed the curse that Arjuna will only have to live the life of Eunuch for a year.
Arjuna used this curse whe…

Sathya Sai Baba – Religions are many, but goal is one

Religions are many, but goal is one.
Jewels are many, but gold is one.
Stars are many, but sky is one.
Cows are many, but milk is one.
Beings are many, but breath is one.
Nations are many, but earth is one.
Flowers are many, but worship is one.
Conclusion – Behind the diverse names and forms, there is the universal life.
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