What is Arjuna and Lord Shiva fighting story (Pashupatastra story)

What is Arjuna and Lord Shiva fighting story (Pashupatastra story)

What is Arjuna and Lord Shiva fighting story (Pashupatastra story) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna and Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Duryodhana had robbed the Pandavas of their rightful share of the kingdom in a game of dice. As a result of this, the Pandavas had to spend 12 years in forest and one year in exile. While they were in the forest, Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji (remember he is also an avatar of Sri Hari) came to visit the Pandavas. Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji told them that they should pray to Lord Shiva. But since Arjuna was the best suited amongst the Pandavas for worshipping Lord Shiva, Sri Veda Vyasa Ji taught Arjuna a special mantra (incantation). Then Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji asked Arjuna to go to parvata / mount Indrakila and pray to Lord Shiva there. Parvata / mount Indrakila was on the banks of the river Bhagirathi. Arjuna went to parvata / mount Indrakila. Arjuna...
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What is End of Yadavas story (Mausala Parva) (How Lord Krishna left earth)

What is End of Yadavas story (Mausala Parva) (How Lord Krishna left earth)

What is End of Yadavas story (Mausala Parva) (How Lord Krishna left earth) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Just before going to the main story of "How Yadavas witness their end (Mausala Parva) (How Lord Krishna left earth)", let us know something which took place after the war of Mahabharata. Many of us know that, Gandhari Devi had cursed Bhagavan Sri Krishna after the great war of Mahabharata like this: "...ask Devaki, your mother. She will know my pain. She has seen her six sons been killed in front of her and I have seen 100 of mine. And only she will be able to tell you why I am cursing you..." This curse was indeed accepted by Bhagavan Sri Krishna. But, we should always remember that Sri Krishna is svayam Bhagavan and no curse can cause any harm to him. In fact, Sri Krishna accepted this curse as Gandhari Devi was a great bhakte /...
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What is Krishna and Shiva fighting story [Vanasura (Banasura), Usha, Anirudhha story]

What is Krishna and Shiva fighting story [Vanasura (Banasura), Usha, Anirudhha story]

What is Krishna and Shiva fighting story [Vanasura (Banasura), Usha, Anirudhha story] Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Just before moving forward to know about "What is Krishna and Shiva fighting story", let us have a brief background about Bhagavan Sri Vishnu (Krishna), Sri Brahma Deva and Lord Shiva. Bhagavan Sri Vishnu just before the starting of the creation, creates Sri Brahma Deva from his nabhi (navel). Thus Bhagavan Sri Vishnu is also known as Bhagavan Sri Padmanabha. Here Padmanabha means, he is someone who has given birth from his nabhi (navel) and the one who has taken birth is sitting on a Padma flower (Lotus flower). For this reason Bhagavan Sri Vishnu is also known as Padmanabha. Later Sri Brahma Deva gives birth to many including Sri Rudra Deva (Lord Shiva) from his 'manasa' (mind). Thus Sri Rudra Deva (Lord Shiva) is also called as 'manasa putra', that is, Lord Shiva is someone who is...
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How Balarama killed Rukmi (in dice game)

How Balarama killed Rukmi (in dice game)

How Balarama killed Rukmi (in dice game) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Anirudhha's parents were Pradyumna (Sri Krishna and Rukmini Devi son) and Rukmaavati (she was the daughter of Rukmi). On the occasion of the vivaham (marriage) of the Anirudhha (Krishna's grand son and Pradyumna's son) and Rochana (Rukmi's grand daughter), Bhagavan Sri Krishna Paramatma and Balarama along with many Yadavas arrived in the rajyam (kingdom) of Bhojataka (Rukmi's rajyam / Kingdom). During this time, some of the rajas (kings) who were friends of the Rukmi gave ill-advise to Rukmi to invite Balarama to play a game of dice. Balarama was addicted in playing the game of dice, instead he himself not being good at that game. All the rajas (kings) wanted to defeat Balarama and wanted to humiliate him. For this even Rukmi agreed and invited Balarama for the game of dice. Rukmi and Balarama started to play the game of dice. The first pandyam (game)...
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What is Krishna son Pradyumna and Shambrasur story

What is Krishna son Pradyumna and Shambrasur story

What is Krishna son Pradyumna and Shambrasura story Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Just before going to "What is Krishna son Pradyumna and Shambrasur (Shambharasura / Shambharasur) story", let us have a brief background of this story. In Sanskrit Shambrasur is known as "शंभरासुर / śaṁbharāsura" Bhagavan Sri Krishna married Rukmini Devi. From her Pradyumna was born. Pradyumna was the first son of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. As per the Srimad Bhagavatam (Sri Vishnu Purana), Pradyumna was an avatar of Kamadeva (Rati Devi's consort), the god of love, previously burnt by Lord Shiva's third eye. Pradyumna is also a name of the Hindu god Vishnu. But Bhagavan Vishnu's Pradyumna avatar is separate and his son Pradyumna is separate. This means, both are two different entities. Bhagavan Vishnu's Pradyumna is one in 24 Keshava Namas (divine names), praised during all the poojas. Now, let us move to "What is Krishna son Pradyumna and Shambrasur story": Shambharasura a rakshasa, was...
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List of epic Mahabharata characters names (Glossary)

List of epic Mahabharata characters names (Glossary)

List of epic Mahabharata characters names (Glossary) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Just before going the Glossary (characters names) of people of the great Mahabharata, let us have a very small brief about the great epic Mahabharata. Mahabharata is the greatest epic the mankind has ever known. Even Bhagavan Sri Krishna gives highest priority to Mahabharata than any other epics of Hindu Sanatana Dharma including the Vedas, Ramayana etc. Mahabharata means = Maha + Bharata = Great + Bharata. This means, Bharata is the greatest epic (granta / divine book) the mankind has ever known and witnessed. In Mahabharata we can see the most divine people and similarly we can see the most heinous people on earth. Sri Krishna doesn't differentiates anyone. But for him, Dharma is the most important factor. He stays where Dharma exists and supports him / her. Similarly he always stays away from people who are against Dharma. Dharma means Bhagavan...
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Why Drona asked Ekalavya thumb (finger) (Why Krishna killed Ekalavya)

Why Drona asked Ekalavya thumb (finger) (Why Krishna killed Ekalavya)

Why Drona asked Ekalavya thumb (finger)? (Why Krishna killed Ekalavya? Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! We all know that Ekalavya had made the clay statue of the Guru Dronacharya and he was practicing the Dhanur Vidya (archery) and was also had become master in some of the Dhanur Vidyas (archeries). After some time, Dronacharya comes to know about the Ekalavya practicing Dhanur Vidya by keeping a statue of himself. Once Dronacharya meets Ekalavya and asks him "why are you practicing Dhanur Vidya (archery) by keeping my statue in front" and for this Ekalavya replies that "Guru Deva, I have accepted you as my Guru and I have been practicing Dhanur Vidya (archery) since then". Later Dronacharya after few days again meet Ekalavya and asks him right hand's Thumb finger as the Guru dakshina. Ekalavya without any hesitation cuts off his finger to give his Thumb as the Guru dakshina to his Guru Dronacharya. We should think...
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List of Chandravansh (Lunar dynasty) family tree (members) names

List of Chandravansh (Lunar dynasty) family tree (members) names

List of Chandravansh (Lunar dynasty) family tree (members) names Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Just before going to "What is the Chandravamsha (Chandravansh) (Lunar dynasty) family tree", let us have a brief about Bhagavan Sri Krishna and Pandvas families. Bhagavan Sri Krishna was born in the great family of Chandravamsha (Chandravansh) (Lord Chandra / Moon lineage). In India, the Chandravamsha (Chandravansh) or Lunar dynasty is famously known as 'Yaduvamsha' as he was one of the great King of the Chandravamsha (Chandravansh) or Lunar dynasty. Few of the great people belonging to this great Chandravamsha (Chandravansh) (Lunar dyanasty) are:  1. Bhagavan Sri Krishna, 2. Vishwamitra, 3. Kuru, 4. Yayati, 5. Yadu, 6. Santanu, 7. Bhishma, 8. Yudhishthira, 9. Bhima, 10. Arjuna, etc. We all Indians should be highly proud of being born in this greatest country Bharata (India). We have born in this greatest country as we may have done some 'punya karma' (good deeds) in our earlier...
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