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Bheel Bharata Story Of Birth of Gandhari And Kunti

Bheel Bharata is based on the Mahabharata and it is narrated by the Doongri Bhils of Gujarat. The story of the birth of Gandhari and Kunti in the Bhil Bharata is unique and interesting. Once, Sapta Rishis, seven sages, were sitting in deep meditation. The intense meditation of the Sapta Rishis attracted divine visitors. Shiva and Shakti also heard about the powerful Tapas. They decided to have a look at the seven sages. Shiva and Shakti took the form of eagles and went to see them. When the eagles flew near the Sapta Rishis, they were distracted by a strong wind. The female eagle was impaled in one of the tridents of the sages. When the sages opened their eyes, they were saddened to see a dead eagle on the trident. They decided to use their powers to bring it back to life. From the flesh of the eagle emerged Kunti and from its bones was born Gandhari. More from Mahabharata Ashwathama in Mahabharata – Why He Is Still Alive? Ashwathama is one among the seven  Ch

Neti Neti In Hinduism – Not This Not This

Neti Neti is the definition of Supreme Truth (Brahman) employed in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. Rig Veda contains the germ of the idea of a single entity behind and beyond the transient phenomena of the universe. The great teachers of Sanatana Dharma (Vedic Rishis) were not satisfied with the anthropomorphic conception of several gods such as Indra, Varuna, Vayu and Agni. Through constant questioning and contemplation, they arrived at the view that the Reali is One, the learned called it by various names – Agni, Yama, and Matarisvan (ekam sad vipra bahudha vadanti, agnim yama,, matrasivanam ahuh) (I-164.46). This unified conception of reality – “the eternal spirit ever acting and ever resting” – is better defined and clarified in Upanishads. Upanishads posit Brahman as the Ultimate Reality. The nature of Brahman is defined as sat-chit-ananda – truth consciousness bliss. But in explaining the precise relationship between the real and the phenomenal, the changeless and the c

Demons Mentioned In Rig Veda

Numerous demons are mentioned in the Rig Veda and the most famous among them is Vritra. Majority of demons in Rig Veda are personification of drought and they are destroyed by Indra, the god of rains. Here is a look at some of the demons mentioned in Rig Veda. Pani – This group of demons used to move in air. They spread disbelief and confusion among the people. The caused anarchy and slander. They used various methods to convince people to stop yagnas. Vritra – He was the drought demon. He was also known as Ahi. The demon caused severe drought on earth. Indra using Vajra weapon killed the demon and ended the drought on earth. Karanja – This minor demon used to cause hardship to people and other living beings. Kratudvisha is a common terms used by the demons who caused disruption of the yagnas. Paranaya is a demons mentioned in Rig Veda. Paka was another powerful demon killed by Indra. Vangrida is a powerful demon who caused hardships to people who ventured into forests. Vy

The Sources Of Sacred Ash – Bhasma – Vibhuti

Sacred Ash – Bhasma – Vibhuti stands for Shiva and is an indispensible for a Hindu devotee. There three important sources of holy ash. Vibhuti is gathered from: Shiva Agni Vaidika Agni Shaiva Agni Shiva Agni Two kinds of ashes are obtained from tShiva Agni:  Guru Bhasma (also known as Maha Bhasma)  Laghu Bhasma (ordinary ash). Guru Bhasma is Shiva Himself, who is the cause and source of all auspicious fires, particularly the three sacred (shrauta) fires known as the offering fire (ahavaniya), the southern fire (dakshina)and the householder fire (garhapatya). Laghu Bhasma (ordinary ash) is again twofold –natural and artificial. Natural bhasma arises from the Shiva Agni Bhasmam. This Shiva agni, it is said, appears on the forehead of Lord Shiva as the sacrificial fire in order to redeem the self from bondage. Artificial bhasma is prepared from cow dung. This has its source in Shiva’s decree to His consort, to perform the fivefold act of creation, protection, dissolution, obs

Integrity - The Very Soul of Successful Management

Integrity is the very soul of successful management. Integrity implies an ‘uncompromising adherence to moral and ethical principles’ or ‘the soundness of moral character’. Integrity is an individual virtue. But when a group of individuals jointly pursues an ethical course, then the group is rendered a value based corporate. Many intelligent managers argue that occasional dishonesty is part and parcel of being successful in business. Unfortunately, such managers know little of human nature or of universal ethical principles. No enduring success or good has ever been achieved by fraud or dishonesty. If we study the history of business houses that have had enduring success spanning generations, we will find that the managers at their helm possessed sound moral character and integrity.  Conversely, individuals amassing wealth through unfair means invariably get exposed in time and lose both their wealth and reputation. Integrity brings strength and courage. An upright per