What is Dadhichi sacrifice story (Indra, Vajrayudha, Vajra) | Which rishi gave his bones to Indra? | Pippalada Maharshi story

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Just before going to “What is Dadhichi sacrifice story (Indra, Vajrayudha, Vajra) | Which rishi gave his bones to Indra? | Pippalada Maharshi story“, let us know a brief, basic and very important information.

Sage Dadhichi parents names are : Atharvan (father) and Chitti (mother) |

Sage Dadhichi consort (wife) name is : Suvarchas (Suvarcha) |

Sage Dadhichi son name is : Pippalada. | Is Lord Shiva son of Sage Dadhichi : No, Lord Shiva is the son of Lord Sri Brahma Deva.

Where was Rishi Dadhichi Ashram : Dadhichi is considered to have established his ashram at Misrikh in Naimisharanya near today’s Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, India. Naimisharanya is mentioned in all the Puranas as the place of his ashram, which still exists.

Dadhichi sacrifice story (Indra, Vajrayudha, Vajra) is as given below:

Many years ago there used to be a Rishi named Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi along with his wife) Suvarcha in an ashram (hermitage). Maharishi (Sage) Dadhichi’s ashrama (hermitage) was next to the Ganges (river Ganga).

Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi was so powerful due to his tapasya (penance), that even rakshasas and daityas (demons) were afraid to enter his ashramam (hermitage).

Once all the Devatas (Demigods) in including Lord Sri Indra Deva after winning a war against the rakshasas (demons) came to show respect towards the Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi.

Maharishi (Sage) Dadhichi asked Lord Sri Indra Deva and other Devatas (Demigods) (Deities) about their faring in the war and also about their well being.

Lord Sri Indra Deva and other Devatas (Demigods) said “thank you for asking about the war and our well being. In fact, we have won the war and came to keep all our weapons in your ashramam (hermitage).”

“Because there is no safer place than your ashram (hermitage) on this earth or in the tri-lokam (three worlds), we thought of keeping all our weapons in your ashram (hermitage) with your permission.”

“At presently we don’t need these weapons, as the rakshasas (demons) have ran-away because of the fear of the Devatas (Demigods) attacking them again”.

Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi gave his consent to the words of the deities and kept all the weapons in his hermitage (ashrama).

But, Maharishi (Sage) Dadhichi’s wife was totally against her husband consent about keeping all the Devatas (Demigods) weapons in their ashram (hermitage) and told Dadhichi that:

“What if rakshasas (demons) come to know about this. Won’t they think that even you as their enemy. What will you do if rakshasas (demons) come here and take all the weapons with them and what will you tell later to the Devatas (Demigods).”

“What would you do if Devatas (Demigods) (Deities) blame you for the weapons if they won’t get those when they ask for.”

After this, even Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi started to think that he might have committed a mistake by taking the weapons from the Devatas (Demigods) and keeping them in his hermitage.

Maharishi (Sage) Dadhichi told to his wife that he never thought all these when giving consent to the Devatas (Demigods). But now I can’t take back my word with Devatas, said Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi to his wife Sucharas.

One hundred years passed by. Devatas (Demigods) never came to collect their weapons all these years. All weapons started to lose there luster. Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi was not aware how to preserve the energy of all those weapons.

Maharishi (Sage) Dadhichi washed all the weapons in the river Ganga and thus all the energy of the weapons got dissolved in that water.

After this, Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi drank all that water and regarding the weapons all faded away as there energy got lost. Finally the Devatas (Demigods) came to meet Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi and asked for their weapons.

The Devatas (Demigods) said “Again the Rakshasas (Demons) have gained strength and they can attack us anytime, so we need our weapons back, please return them all. Please give back our weapons”, they said to Sage (Rishi) Dadhichi.

But, Sage (Maharishi) Dadhichi said to Devatas (Demigods) that he has drunk all the energy of the weapons and also their weapons have faded away.

Which rishi gave his bones to Indra : But, Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi promised that after he dies, Devatas (Demigods) can get better and much better weapons with the help of his own bones.

Rishi dadhichi death : But, Devatas (Deities) said that they don’t want to lose a Rishi like Sage (Rishi) Dadhichi. But, Maharishi Dadhichi insisted that he should die for the welfare of the world and he gave his life through power of Yoga.

(This is not suicide, but with the power of Yoga, Rashi (Sage) Dadhichi gave his life for the welfare of the world. This is the greatness of Hindu Rishis and Yoga.)

Later, Devatas (Demigods) called upon the Vishwakarma (Devatas’ engineer / architecture) and instructed him that they want the most powerful weapons out of the those bones of Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi.

Vishwakarma was a pioneer in making weapons and he made a weapon called ‘Vajra-Yudha’ (weapon as strong as diamond) and many other weapons using the bones of the Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi and gave it to the Devatas (Demigods).

‘Vajrayudham (VajraYudha – Vajra Yudha) (Vajra) was made by using Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi backbone (spinal cord) and other weapons were made using other bones of Rishi (Sage) Dadhichi.

Suvarcha (Suvarchas) was away when this incident took place. After knowing that her husband is no more physically, she tried to commit suicide by setting herself on fire. But, at that time she was in pregnant, and thus she did not die.

But later delivering a baby boy, Suvarchas immediately died after giving the baby to a ‘pippala vriksham’ (fig tree) to look after the baby. Thus since this baby was looked after by a ‘pippala vriksham’ (fig tree), that baby came to be known as ‘Pippalada’.

Since Lord Sri Chandra Deva (Moon God) is the King of the trees, ‘pippala vruksham’ / fig tree requested for some amrita (ambrosia) from Lord Sri Chandra Deva.

Lord Sri Chandra Deva thus obliged and gave little bit of amrita (ambrosia) to Pippalada to drink. Thus after drinking the amritam (ambrosia), Pippalada became very powerful.

After sometime, Pippalada grew up little and was wanted to know how his father and mother died. Pippala vruksham (fig tree) told all the story of how his father and mother died.

Pippalada got angry and was willing to take revenge after he came to know about the unfortunate end of his father and mother.

Pippala vruksham (fig tree) requested to Lord Sri Chandra Deva for the help. For this Lord Sri Chandra Deva replied that Pippalada is too young to think of taking revenge against Devatas (Demigods) (Deities).

Before that, Pippala had to learn how to use weapons, how to fight in battle, how to deal with enemies and many more things.

But before that Lord Sri Chandra Deva instructed Pippalada to go to the river side of the ‘Gautami Ganga’ (or Godavari) near Dandakaryanya (a forest named ‘Dandakaranya’ – This is in the east-central part of India).

Lord Sri Chandra Deva said to Pippalada, “take bathe there and pray for Lord Shiva and I am sure that Lord Shiva will become happy with you and will give you the required blessings”.

Thus, Pippala moved to the river side of Gautami Ganges (Godavari) and bathed there and started praying to Lord Shiva.

Finally Lord Shiva became happy and satisfied with the Pippalada’s prayers and asked Pippalada what blessings does he require from him.

For this Pippalada asked to Lord Shiva that he want to kill all the Devatas (Demigods) (Deities).

For this Lord Shiva told Pippalada that he has the third eye in his forehead and whenever he sees that third eye, Lord Shiva will fulfill Pippalada’s wish.

Later, Pippalada tried to see the third eye of the Lord Shiva many a times, but Pippalada was never passed this test of Lord Shiva.

But, Pippala was always thinking of the revenge and thus Pippalada started to do more and much more harder tapasya (penance) to fulfill his own wish. And finally he was able to see the third eye of the Lord Shiva.

But, by this time Pippala had turned into a rakshasa (demon) due to his negative thinking. Meanwhile, a ‘Stri Ashwam’ (mare, female horse) was born from Lord Shiva’s third eye.

Thus, the rakshasa (demon) Pippalada asked the ‘stree ashwam’ (mare, female horse) that he needs to see the dead bodies of all the Devatas (Demigods) who were the cause for the deaths of his mother and father.

And thus, Pippalada ordered the ‘stree ashwam’ (mare, female horse) to kill all the Devatas (Demigods) (Deities). For this the stree ashwam (mare, female horse) started to attack the Pippalada, instead of Devatas (Demigods).

Pippalada was shocked and surprised to see this and asked the stree ashwam (mare, female horse), why it is attacking him instead of killing the Devatas (Demigods).

For this stree ashwam (mare, female horse) replied that since he (Pippalada) is the son of a Rishi & he was created by the Devatas (remember that Lord Sri Chandra Deva’s help earlier) and thus he himself was like a Devata, and for this reason that stree ashwam (mare, female horse) is attacking Pippalada first.

After this Pippalada ran towards Lord Shiva to save himself from the stree ashwam (mare, female horse). Thus Lord Shiva earmarked a place in the forest of the Dandakaranya (a forest named ‘Dandakaranya’).

In this place this stree ashwam (mare, female horse) was not having the permission to enter and thus Pipplada was safe in that place. Whereas, Devatas (Demigods) also asked for the help of Lord Shiva against the Pippalada.

Lord Shiva instructed Pippalada that there is no use of the revenge and he definitely cannot kill the Devatas (Demigods) as they have drunk the armitam (ambrosia).

And Lord Shiva told Pippalada to control his anger without which he neither can win over anything nor he can bring back the lives of his mother and father. Thus Pippalada obliged the words of Lord Shiva.

But, Pippalada was willing to see his mother and father once. Thus a ‘vimanam’ (divine airplane) descended towards the Pippalada in which both of mother Suvarchas and father Rashi (Sage) Dadhichi were seated.

Thus, Maharshi (Rishi) Dadhichi and Suvarcha told Pippalada to be calm and peaceful. They also said that he should get married and have children and be happy in his life.

While the ‘stree ashwam’ (mare, female horse) became water and merged with the Ganges river. Later Pippalada went on to become a great Rishi (Maharishi) called Pipplada Maharishi.

PS : There is no benefit in taking revenge or thinking negatively in our life. Many times what we think will happen to our enemies can boomerang on us.

We have come here to complete our good karmas and attain moksha (permanent place in Vaikuntha), this should be our goal and should do Lord Sri Vishnu nama smaranam (chanting his names).

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