How earth got the name Prithvi (King Vena and King Prithu story)

How earth got the name Prithvi (King Vena and King Prithu story)

How earth got the name Prithvi (King Vena and King Prithu story) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! In the family tree of the Dhruva (same Dhruva who made tapasya / penance of Sri Hari - Vasudeva at the very young of 5 years with the Sri Hari's another name Sri Bhagavate Vasudevaya namaha), there used to be a Raja (King) known as Raja Vena.  He was highly ADharmi (not follower of Dharma), he was not at all following the Dharma, he was against Lord Vishnu.  He was questioning all his praja (people) and rishi that why should Lord Vishnu should be given so much of importance.  He was telling to others that, he himself is far superior than Lord Srimann Narayana. Many Maharishis tried to persuade Vena, but always it was in vain. All the rishis, Brahmanas (Brahmins), and all the learned people decided that Vena should be killed for the loka udhaaram (to save...
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How & why Krishna married 16,100 women (Narakasur story)

How & why Krishna married 16,100 women (Narakasur story)

How & why Krishna married 16,100 women (Narakasur story) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Narakasura, was the putra (son) of Dharitri (Bhoomaata / mother earth) and Bhagavan Varaha Svamy (Sri Hari's avatar). Narakasura became a rakshasa (demon) due to association of another rakshasa known as Banaasura. Narakasura had won all the three lokas (Bhumi / earth, Svargam and Paatala). Also Narakasura was making apaharanam (kidnapping) of many sundari stree (beautiful divine girls) from all these three lokas and was keeping imprisoned in his own raajyam (kingdom). Narakasura was also attacking the three lokas and was stealing many valuable things. Narakasura had stolen many of the Sri Indra Deva's gajas / elephants, ashwas (horses), etc. Narakasura had stolen Sri Aditi Devi's (Deva maata) ear-rings, Varuna Deva's Umbrella, play ground of the Devas known as Mani Parvata and was also planning to steal Airavata (Indra Deva's gaja). All these things were happening to the three lokas and especially everything...
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What is Prahlad Hiranyakashipu correct story

What is Prahlad Hiranyakashipu correct story

What is Prahlad Hiranyakashipu correct story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Narasimha blessings to you and your family! Hiranyakashipu had received a boon from Sri Brahma Deva. On the strength of this boon, he conquered the three worlds. He drove out Indra from heaven and assumed the title of Indra. He also assumed the titles of Savita, Vayu, Agni, Varuna, Soma, Kubera and Yama. The Demigods fled from heaven (svarga) and roamed around the world in human forms. Everyone had to worship Hiranyakashipu, the king of the daityas (the sons of Diti). Hiranyakashipu lived in a magnificent palace made of crystal. There the apsaras danced. And Hiranyakashipu indulged in drinking wine. Young Prahalada had been sent away to study with his Guru (teacher). On a vacation he came home with his teacher and Hiranyakashipu naturally wanted to find out what his son had learnt. "I have learnt to pray to Vishnu," said Prahalada. Hiranyakshipu was furious. "Why have you taught him this nonsense?," he demanded...
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List of weapons used in Mahabharata (Ramayana)

List of weapons used in Mahabharata (Ramayana)

List of weapons used in Mahabharata (Ramayana) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! All the Hindu Gods have their own unique weapons. Either they will be holding the weapons in their hands or can easily using the mantras or without using the mantras can make the weapons to appear whenever required. Starting from Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, all the Devatas (Demigods) also have their own weapons. These weapons are mostly used to slay and destroy the demons who are against the Dharma and want to spread the Adharma. In Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata Purana and many other Hindu scripts give explanation about these divine weapons used by Hindu Gods and Goddesses. First let us know the names and the God or Goddess who are using these weapons, then later let us know the explanation about each of the weapons. List of weapons used in Mahabharata (Ramayana) are as given below: Content: 1. Suryastra / Bhaskarastra : Lord Surya 2. Garudastra : Lord...
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How Kalayavan was killed (How Lord Krishna killed Kalayavan through Muchukund)

How Kalayavan was killed (How Lord Krishna killed Kalayavan through Muchukund)

How Kalayavan was killed (How Lord Krishna killed Kalayavan through Muchukund) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! A brahmin named Gargya was made avamanam (insulted) and also made apamanam (disgraced) by the Yadavas vamsha (Lineage) people. On this the brahmin Gargya was wanting to take the revenge against the Yadavas. Gargya brahmin too was wanting to punish the Yadava vamsha (Lineage) people. Gargya brahmin went to the dakshina samudra teeram (near ocean towards south) and started to do tapasya of Lord Shiva. Continuously he did tapasya for twelve years. During this avadhi (period) Gargya had only iron dust as aharam (food). Finally at the end of the twelve years Lord Shiva came in front of the Gargya brahmin and asked him what he is desiring. Gargya brahmin requested to Lord Shiva that he should get a putra / son who will be able to punish the Yadavas and also the mrutyu (death) of his putra / son (Kalayavana)...
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Can humans become God in Hinduism

Can humans become God in Hinduism

Can humans become God in Hinduism Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! We all know that in the past, people or rakshashas like Hiranyakashipu started to think themselves as Bhagavan. Hiranyakashipu did a long penance to Lord Brahmadeva and thus Lord bestowed Hiranyakashipu with great powers. Hiranyakashipu asked for the immortality to Lord Brahmadeva, but Lord Brahmadeva cannot give immortality to any jeevi as Bhagavan Srimann Narayana is the only who is immortal. Hiranyakashipu got the blessings from Lord Brahmadeva as he cannot be killed by any living or nonliving being who is being created by Lord Brahmadeva, like sura, asura, nara, krimi-keeta, janta, prani, pakshi, yaksha, kinkara etc. But Hiranyakashipu forgotten that his intelligence can be extended to very small distance, he forgotten he is not equal to even a peanut in front of Bhagavan. Thus Hiranyakashipu started to think as the greatest, as he is the immortal, as he is the mort powerful in the...
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Why do Hindu Gods give boons to demons (rakshasas)

Why do Hindu Gods give boons to demons (rakshasas)

Why do Hindu Gods give boons to demons (rakshasas) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to your and your family! We always hear that Devatas (Demigods) like Sri Brahma Deva, Sri Rudra Deva and others give boon (varam) to rakshasas. But why this happens? Why do Devatas (Demigods) like Sri Brahma, Sri Rudra Deva and others give boon (varam) to rakshasas. Rakshasas do tapas, they get boon (ashirvadam) (varam) from the Devatas, again these rakshasas cause problems to the common people. But why this happens, again and again? We should always remember for Sri Brahma Deva, Sri Rudra Deva and other Devatas we all are same, means as per our knowledge or qualities, the Devatas will give us ashirvadam / varam. This means, as per the Karmas done by these rakshasas - Sri Brahma Deva, Sri Rudra Deva and other Devatas will give ashirvadam / varam. But why the Devatas give the ashirvadam / varam - because the rakshasas have done the tapas...
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Are all Demons (Rakshas) are bad and all Brahmins are good in Hinduism?

Are all Demons (Rakshas) are bad and all Brahmins are good in Hinduism?

Are all Demons (Rakshas) are bad and all Brahmins are good in Hinduism? Namaste friends, how are you doing today. Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First let us understand from where does the Rakshasas / Daityas etc. came from. The children of Kashyapa Maharshi and Diti Devi are called Rakshasas / Daityas etc. All Rakshasas / Daityas are not bad and similarly all Brahmanas (Brahmins) are not good. Let us understand with few examples as below: First we should remember that all the adhama jeevas / unlawful people are bad, whether he is born in Brahmana varna or in Kshatriya varna or in Vaishya varna or in Shudra varna or in any form, he / she is / are definitely bad people. Similarly all the Dharmika jeevas / lawful people are definitely good people irrespective of his / her varna, that is may be he / she is born in any form or in Shudra varna or in Vaishya varna or in...
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What is Tarakasura story (Lord Shiva Parvati marriage) (How Kartikeya killed Tarakasura)

What is Tarakasura story (Lord Shiva Parvati marriage) (How Kartikeya killed Tarakasura)

What is Tarakasura story (Lord Shiva Parvati marriage) (How Kartikeya killed Tarakasura) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Taraka (Son of Vajranga and Varangi) was hell bent upon defeating the gods. But he realize that, prior to waging war on the gods, he would have to become powerful. Such powers could not be attained but through tapasya. Taraka went to the Pariparta parvata and selected a cave there for his meditation. For some days Taraka ate nothing, for some more days he survived only on water, and on other days he ate only leaves, Every day he sliced off some flesh from his body and offered it to the fire as a token of his devotion. All these hardships pleased Brahma and he appeared before Taraka. "Enough is enough," said Brahma. "I am pleased at your devotion. What boon can I grant you?"  "I want to fight with the gods," replied Taraka. "The gods...
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What is Vajranga story (Vajranga father of Tarakasura)

What is Vajranga story (Vajranga father of Tarakasura)

What is Vajranga story (Vajrang, the father of Tarakasura) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Indra Deva had killed many of Diti’s children, the daityas (demons). Diti had wished to obtain a son who would kill Lord Indra Deva. But because she had not been able to adhere to the stipulated religious rites, the sons who had been born had become friends and companions of Indra. But Indra Deva continued to attack and kill the demons. Diti therefore prayed to her husband Kashyapa Maharishi yet again that, she want a son who will defeat Indra. "Your wish will be granted," said Kashyapa Maharishi. "But you will have to meditate hard for ten thousand years". Indra Deva’s weapon is the vajra and the son who will be born will have a body (anga) that is as tough as the vajra will be able to do him no harm. Diti meditated for ten thousand years and in due course,...
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