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Story of Two Boons Given to Queen Kaikeyi by Dasharatha in the Ramayana

Kaikeyi was the second queen of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya in the Ramayana. She was responsible for sending Sri Ram to 14-year exile in the forest. She was able to accomplish her evil design through the two boons given to her by king Dasharatha. The story begins with Indra, the king of Devas, fighting the demons.

As per Valmiki Ramayana, once, Indra had to fight with Sambara, the king of demons. Dasharatha sided with Indra in the battle, but got badly injured and was about to die. Kaikayi, who had accompanied him to the battle, drove away his chariot and saved the life of Dasharatha.

The king pleased with her service conferred two boons to her. She had the option to get them fulfilled at any time.

Another Story As per Brahma Purana, during the battle between Dasharatha and demons, the axle of the king’s chariot broke and Kaikeyi replaced the axle with her hand to prevent the chariot from collapsing. For this courageous effort, the king conferred two boons to her.
She used the two boo…

Good date in December 2017 for giving birth – Auspicious dates for birth of baby in December 2017

There are many couples who look for good dates for giving birth of baby. These are the good dates for giving birth in December 2017. Please note that the good date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations.

Good dates for birth of baby in December 2017

December 2 good date till 12:05 PM December 3 good date after 11:10 AM December 4 December 5 December 6 it is good after 10:20 AM December 8 it is good till 9:05 AM December 9 it is good date after 2:10 PM December 10 December 11 December 12 it is good date till 1:40 PM December 13 December 14 December 19 December 20 December 21 December 22 it is good date till 9:10 AM December 24 December 26 is good after 2:50 PM December 27 December 28 December 29 is good till 11:10 AM December 31

Janaka Gita

Janaka Gita is a philosophical composition in the form of verse. It is credited to King Janaka. The text consists of 65 verses and is part of the Upashanti Prakarana of Yoga Vasishta.

Legend has it that the text consists of the thoughts that passed through the mind of the philosopher king Janaka on hearing the Siddha Gita sung by certain Siddhas outside his palace. Siddhas are people who had attained perfection of self-realization.
The text explores the futility of running after pleasure.

According to the text, mind is the root cause of all the miseries of mortals and that the remedy lies in the annihilation of the mind.

Bhagavan is attained through single-minded attention – Bhagavad Gita

All sensory enjoyments also bring suffering in their wake; therefore, the wise ones do not indulge in the impermanent. In other words, the fleeting nature of sensory experience always brings a sense of loss in its wake, and therefore suffering follows. (5.22)

As fire is enveloped by smoke, as a mirror by dirt and as a fetus remains enclosed in the womb, so is our true nature shrouded by desire. (3.38)

O son of Pritha, to that yogi of constant concentration and single-minded attention, who remembers Me uninterruptedly and for long, I am easy of attainment. (8.14)
By constantly thinking of sense objects, an attachment to them is developed, which in turn creates desire. From desire anger comes, which creates delusion, and consequently a person forgets oneself. Then one loses discriminative power and destroys oneself. (2.62-3)
– Bhagavad Gita