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Story of Sage Jajali – Birds Made Nest On His Hair

Story of Jajali is found in the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata and it said that birds used to build nests on his matted hair. Sage Jajali practiced penance from his childhood by staying in a dense forest. He was not deterred by rain, sun, wind etc. Once he stood like a pillar in the forest, immersed in meditation. Two birds made their nests on his matted hair. He did not move, as that would become himsa or violence. The birds came to their nests every evening and stayed for the night. After a few days, the female bird laid eggs in the nest. The eggs hatched and still the sage did not move. The young ones got wings. They grew up and began to go out with the parent birds. They went out in the morning and returned in the evening. The hermit stood like a pillar. One morning they went out and did not return in the evening. The hermit stood there for six days waiting for the return of the birds. On the sixth day evening, they returned. Next time the hermit waited for a month for

Why Khatu Shyam is known as Teen Ban Dari?

Khatu Shyam, also known as Teen Ban Dari, was the son of Ghatotkacha and Kamkantakata in the Mahabharata. Ghototkachch, was the son of Bhima, the second of Pandava brothers. Khatu Shyam willingly gave his head in charity to Lord Krishna before the Mahabharata war. It is said that the head of Khatu Shyam was placed atop a hill near the Kurukshetra and it watched the entire Mahabharata war from there. Legend has it that when the Kurukshetra war was about to begin, Khatu Shyam approached Lord Krishna and told him that he can finish the entire war in teen ban (three arrows). But Khatu Shyam put the condition that he will only join the army which will be losing the battle. Therefore Lord Krishna was forced to ask for his head in charity. As Khatu Shyam was a fierce warrior he is also known as Teen Ban Dari. Khatu Shyam is a very popular deity in Rajasthan and nearby regions. Related Hindu God Khatu Shyam or Barbareek – The Grandson of Pandava Bhima

Give Each Other Space In Marriage And Friendship

Be it any relationship, if we do not give each other space then it is not a good relationship but a burden. Invasion of privacy and desire to control dampens the true spirit of a relationship. It is like suffocating a flower from blooming. Eventually such a relationship will die. This problem arises either due to insecurity or due to hostility. Such a problem in a relationship should be nipped in the bud before it becomes a huge issue in our lives. We should never let people walk all over us. Just because we are in a relationship does not mean we have surrendered our privacy. It is our right and we should stand up for it. Others invade our privacy when we are weak or insecure. Therefore, it is we who are providing them with an opportunity to control us. So instead of blaming it on someone else we should become stronger. We need to fortify. We need to know where to draw the line in a relationship. Sometimes in the beginning of a relationship, we give too much