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Story Of Usana Hypnotizing Kubera To Steal His Wealth

Usana was the guru of the Asuras (demons). Asuras were never satisfied with the wealth they had. There is a story in the Puranas in which Usana hypnotizes Kubera and steals his wealth to satisfy the Asuras. Demon king Vrshaparva was jealous of the wealth of Devas. Vrshaparva complained to Usana about the disparity in wealth between the demigods and the demons. To satisfy Vrshaparva, Usana promised the demon king that he would get for him all the wealth in the treasury of Kubera. Kubera, the lord of wealth, was the treasurer of Devas. Usana planned to use his incomparable yogic powers to take control of the mind and intellect of Kubera. Usana soon reached Alakapuri, the capital of Kubera. The treasures of Devas was happy to welcome Usana as they both were descendants of Lord Brahma. During the meeting, Usana hypnotized Kubera. Kubera now behaved on the commands of Usana. Soon all the wealth in the treasury of Kubera was transferred into the treasury of dem

Origin of Dasa Mahavidyas - Reason And Why Dasa Mahavidyas Appeared

Dasa Mahavidyas are the ten manifestations of Mother Goddess Shakti. The names of the Dasa Mahavidyas and the story of their appearance on earth vary in some scriptures. This particular story of the origin of Dasa Mahavidyas is from Shiva Puran. A demon named Durgama had become powerful and invincible with boons He obtained from Brahma. There was utter chaos in the universe. Devas, Saints and all living beings were suffering under the Adharmic rule of Durgamma. Devas then approached Goddess Shakti for a solution. She promised to help them and restore Dharma. Demon Durgamma who came to know about the intention of Goddess Shakti, immediately assembled a huge army of demons and proceeded towards Devalok (heaven). Goddess Shakti appeared before the army of demons. To fight the army of demons 10 different manifestations appeared from Mother Goddess Shakti – Kali, Tara, Chinnamasta, Shodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Tripura Bhairavi, Dhoomavati, Baglamukhi, Matangi and Kamala

Delay in Marriage – Solution in Hindu Religion Scriptures

If there is constant delay in marriage due to several reasons, it might be due to the bad positioning of grahas in janam kundli as per Hindu astrology. The ideal solution as per Hindu scriptures is to invoke Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Hindu religion gives both philosophical and ritual solutions to the problem. Chant the following mantra to overcome delay in marriage. The mantra Female should chant this mantra ॐ    ह्री   गौर्य   नम : हे   गौरि   शंकरार्धांगि   यथा   त्वं   शंकर   प्रिया। तथा   मां   कुरू   कल्याणि   कान्तकान्तां   सुदुर्लभाम।। Male should chant this mantra पत्नी मनोरमां देहि मनोवृत्तानुसारिणीम्।   तारिणीं दुर्गसंसार सागरस्य कुलोद्भवाम।। When to Chant the Mantra? It should be chanted on Monday,  Guru Pushya (when there is pushya or poosam or pooyam nakshatra on Thursday),  Ravi Pushya (when there is pushya or poosam or pooyam nakshatra on Sunday),  Akshaya Tritiya,  Shravan month and  Basant Panchami. How to Chant the Mantra?

How Arjuna Become A Woman For The Mahabharata One Year Incognito Exile Period

Arjuna became Brihannala, the eunuch, during the one-year incognito exile period in the Mahabharata. He was able to take the form of a napunsak due to a curse. There is a wrong notion that Arjuna became a woman. She did not become a woman but a shemale or transsexual. During the exile period, Arjuna once went to meet Indra. Here Urvashi, the celestial woman or Apsara, happens to see Arjuna. She is attracted to the handsome man and proposes to him. But Arjuna declines saying that she was the wife of Pururava, his ancestor and therefore she is like a mother to him. Urvashi states that the rules of humans do not apply in heaven and she is above human laws and morality.  Arjuna still refuses and Urvashi is unable to bear the rejection and she curses him to become a napunsak or eunuch. Indra intervenes and reduces the curse to a year and asks him to use it to his advantage during the one year incognito exile period.

Story Matsyagandha In Mahabharata – Queen Satyavati

The story of Queen Satyavati, who was known as Matsyagandha, is found in the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata. Satyavati was born from the womb of a fish. She was found by the chief of a fisher folk and he raised her. She was named Satyavati but people loving called her Matsyagandha – as she reeked of fish. The reason she was born in the womb of a fish. When she grew up, to make a living, Satyavati ferried people across the Ganga River. One day, when she was ferrying Sage Parasara across the river, he expressed his desire to make love to her. Satyavati was hesitant but the Sage convinced her that she will give birth to a child instantly and she will retain her virginity. In addition to it, she will no longer reek of fish but will exude a wonderful fragrance, which will make men find her irresistible. The Sage then created a curtain of mist and made love to her. Before they reached the shore, Satyavati gave birth to Vyasa, she retained her virginity and got a wonderful f

Quotes And Teachings From Poems of Akka Mahadevi

A collection of poems of Akka Mahadevi  (twelfth-century Virashaiva saint) - they contain teachings and quotes of Akka Mahadevi. Like treasure hidden by the earth, Like the taste hidden by the fruit, Like gold hidden by the stone, Like oil hidden by the sesame seed, Like fire hidden by the word, Channamallikarjuna (Shiva), jasmine-tender, Hides as the being behind becoming; No one knows him. When I did not know myself Where were you, tell me? Like the color in gold, You were in me. Though you were in me I saw you as different. O Channamallikarjuna, jasmine-tender. Source – Songs of Shiva Vacanas  of Akka Mahadevi - Translated by Vinaya Chaitanya Having made one’s home on the hill-top, how can One afford to be afraid of the beasts? Having made one’s home on the seashore, how can one afford to be afraid of the surging waves? Having made one’s home in the market-place, how Can one afford to shrink from its noise? Hear what I say, O Chenna