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Story of Ila - King Who Became Man And Woman

Ila was the daughter of Vaivasvata Manu but had to live the life of both male and female. Vaivasvata Manu and his wife Shraddha did not have children after several years of marriage. Manu asked Sage Vasishta to conducted a yajna to get a son. As a result of yajna a daughter was born to Vaivasvata Manu and his wife Shraddha. The newborn was called Ila. Vaivasvata Manu wanted a son who will take over his kingdom. So he complained to Sage Vasishta who immediately changed the girl into a boy and he was called Sudyumna. A young Sudyumna once entered the cursed forest of Kumaravana near Kailash. This forest was cursed by Shiva and Parvati. Once, Sage Sunaka and others had entered the forest when Shiva and Parvati were making love. The divine couple did not tolerate this intervention and cursed that in future men who will enter the forest will become women. As a result of the curse young Sudyumna became a woman. She again took the name of Ila. Budha, or mercury, one of the Navag

Nine Qualities of Devotion as told by Shiva to Sati

Some of the important teachings in Sanatana Dharma were revealed through the dialogue between Shiva and Sati. Here Shiva explains the nine qualities of devotion to Mata Sati. Listening to the names of Supreme Truth Praising God Remembering God at all times Serving God Surrendering the ego to the Supreme Truth Worshiping God in various ways Prostrating before God Dedication to God Friendliness and kindness to all this creatures.