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Story – Why Abhimanyu was killed at the age of 16?

Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna and Subhadra, was killed at the age of 16 at Kurukshetra in the Mahabharata war. He had entered the Chakra Vyuha (army formation) formed by the Kauravas and got killed as he did not have the knowledge to come out of the Chakra Vyuha. It is stated that Abhimanyu got killed at the age of 16 because of his previous birth.
It is stated in the Chapter 67 of the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata that in his previous birth Abhimanyu was Varchas, son of Chandra, the moon god.
A huge assembly was called by the Devas to decide on as to who all should incarnate on earth to help in the destruction of people following Adharma.
Chandra was not ready to allow Varchas to incarnate on earth as he did not want to be separated from his son for a long period. But he also did not want to create an obstacle to the grand design of the Devas.
So he agreed to Varchas being born as the son of Arjuna and return to him in the 16th year.
The Devas agreed to the condition set by Chandra and t…

Sant Tukaram Coin – Book Online at India Government Mint

India Government Mint, Kolkata has made arrangements for the sale of commemorative coin sets in Proof and Uncirculated varieties dedicated to Sant Tukaram. The denomination of the coins are 100 rupees, 50 rupees, 10 rupees and 2 rupees and is available as a set. The set of coins are priced at Rs. 10,000.

You can make bookings for the coin from April 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013.
You can book online or using order form.
You can find more details about the product and how to book here at the official website of India Government Mint, Kolkata

Vairagya Shatakam – Words of Wisdom

Among sensual persons, Shiva is unique, sharing half his body with His belove; and again, among the dispassionate, there is none superior to him, unattached to the company of women; while the rest of mankind smitten and stupefied by the irresistible, serpent-like poisoned arrows of cupid, and brought under infatuation of love can neither enjoy their desires nor renounce them at will. (Vairagya Shatakam 17)

Without knowing its burning power the insect jumps into the glowing fire; the fish through ignorance eats the bait attached to the hook; whereas we, having full discernment do not renounce the sensual desires complicated as they are with manifold dangers; alas! How inscrutable is the power of delusion. (Vairagya Shatakam 18)
Possessed of tall mansions, of sons esteemed by the learned, of untold wealth, of a beloved wife full of beneficence, and of youthful age, and thinking this world to be permanent, men deluded by ignorance run into this prison-house of worldliness; whereas, he i…