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Story Of Sage Agastya Helping Indra Kill Demon Vritrasura

The killing of Demon Vritrasura is an important event in the Vedas. Sage Agastya or Agasthiar helped Indra in killing the all powerful demon. Demon Vritrasura was unimaginably huge and he conquered the three worlds. The Devas were easily overpowered by the Demon. They lost heaven and earth to the Vritrasura. Devas approached Lord Vishnu to find a solution. Vishnu advised Devas to make a weapon out of the backbone of the powerful Sage Dadhichi. The sage renounced his body for the good of the universe. The great Vajrayudha was created from the backbone of Sage Dadhichi by Vishwakarma, the artisans of gods. When Vritrasura heard about the invincible weapon, he disappeared from the universe. Indra searched for him everywhere. When he was unable to locate Vritrasura, Indra approached Brahma. Brahma advised Indra to take the help of Sage Agastya. Sage Agastya, one among the Saptarishis, used his yogic powers and located Vritrasura. The powerful demon was meditating on a

Lac House Story In Mahabharat

Lac house (Lakshagraha) is an important incident in the Mahabharata. Duryodhana attempted to kill Pandavas by setting fire to the wax house. Lac house is known as Lakshagraha or Jatu Graha. Highly inflammable materials were added during the construction of the house. This story is an important turning point in the Mahabharata. Yudhisthira was declared the crown prince of Hastinapura and the popularity of the Pandavas was on the rise. Duryodhana and his brothers could not tolerate the rise of the Pandavas. They along with their maternal uncle, Shakuni, hatched a plot to kill the Pandavas. They got a house built with highly inflammable materials in the city of Varanavata. An important festival is held here annually. Shakuni and Duryodhana persuaded Dhritarashtra to advise Pandavas to participate in the festival in Varanavata. Pandavas along with their mother Kunti visited Varanavata and stayed in the house of lac. Purochana, a faithful servant of Duryodhana, accompanied t

Story Of Vishvarupa – Deva Guru Killed By Indra

Story of Vishvarupa, who became the guru of Devas, and who was eventually killed by Indra, the king of Devas. The story begins with Indra offending Brihaspati, the Guru of Devas. An angry Brihaspati disappeared from the universe. Without a guru the fortune of Devas waned, they lost battles and there was misfortune all around. Devas led by Indra approached Brahma to find a solution. Brahma scolded Indra for his arrogance of ignoring Brihaspati and warned him that without a Guru no king can survive. Brahma advised Indra to approach Vishvarupa, son of Tvashta, and ask him to be the Guru of Devas. Vishvarupa was well versed in Vedas and what made him special was that he had three heads. He could thus recite the Rig Veda, Sama Veda and Yajur Veda alone. Devas approached Vishvarupa with gifts and in reverence asked him to take the position of the Guru of Devas. Vishvarupa readily accepted the invitation to become Guru of Devas. To impress Indra, Vishvarupa present

Rare Goddess Durga Mantra To Get Desired Job

No one goes away disappointed from the doors of Goddess Durga. She protects her Dharma abiding children. She also fulfills the wishes of her devotees. Here is a rare Goddess Durga Mantra to get desired job. Goddess Durga Mantra To Get Desired Job ऐं क्लीं श्रीं Aim Kleem Shreem How To Chant The Mantra? The mantra is to be chanted on Tuesday. It should be then chanted for 41 Tuesdays. Wake up before sunrise and after taking bath offer prayers to Ganesha and Surya. Wear red color clothes on the day. Light a lamp in the northeast corner of the house. Meditate of Goddess for few minutes. Chant the mantra 108 times. Put off the lamp. Donating clothes poor children on a Tuesday is highly meritorious.

Why Hinduism Is Eternal – Sanatana?

Article source – Essential Of Hinduism by Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha Maharaj - In The book - The Science Called Hinduism - The Play of the Divine in the form of the Rishis - Vanamali page xvii – xviii. Hinduism is called Sanatana for two reasons. Sanatanam karoti iti sanatanah. It makes its votary feel and realize that his personality is, in truth, immortal. He is not the body. He only has his body, like his house or car. The ‘presence and power’ that animate the body is not physical, but spiritual. Different from matter and energy, which constitute the body, he is actually unborn, undying, eternal and everywhere present. The inner consciousness that he verily is, makes him immortal. Equally so, Hinduism is Sanatana, eternal, because it relates to the mind and intelligence of the human, which have not changed over ages. The ancient human had the same emotional mind and rational intelligence, which alone his modern counterpart also has. Values which relate to these changeless

Realize The Boundless Within – Quotes From Hindu Scriptures

Realize boundless within for bliss and to escape from suffering on earth. Quotes from Hindu scriptures. As oil in the sesame seed, butter in the curd, water in the stream, fire in the arani wood, so is the Atman in one’s self to be discovered by one who realizes It through truth and tapasya. (Brahma Upanishad, 17) One should wake up the mind merged in sleep; one should bring the dispersed mind into tranquility again; one should know when the mind is tinged with desire; one should not disturb the mind established in equipoise. One should not enjoy happiness in that state; but one should become unattached through discernment. When the mind established in steadiness wants to issue out, one should concentrate it with diligence. (Mandukya Upanishad Karika, 3.44–5) Taking hold of the bow, the great weapon familiar in the Upanishads, one should fix on it an arrow sharpened with meditation. Drawing the string, O good-looking one, hit that very target that is the Imperishable wi