Friday, May 22, 2015

स्वार्थ से परमार्थ तक

स्वार्थ से परमार्थ तक 
मनुष्य-प्राणी मात्र पैदा होने से प्राणान्त तक अपने हित चिन्तन में लगा रहता है। इस प्रक्रिया में वह भगवान् तक को भूल जाता है और उसे तब ही याद करता है, जब उसे कष्ट-दुःख, परेशानी, व्याधि-बीमारी-रोग नहीं हो जाते। दुःख में सुमिरन सब करें, सुख में करे न कोए; जो सुख में सुमिरन,  तो दुःख काए को होए। सुबह से शाम तक आपा-धापी, छीना-झपटी, लूट-खसोट-बटमारी में गुजर जाते हैं, परमात्मा की याद तक नहीं आती; तो परमार्थ का मतलब ही क्या है। 
परमार्थ का मतलब है दूसरों-जरूरतमन्दों-गरीब-दुःखी-वृद्ध जन, बड़े-बूढ़ों, माता-पिता की सेवा, दीन-हीन की मदद, दान-पुण्य, धर्म-कर्म आदि-आदि है। परमार्थ का एक गहरा तातपर्य है परम+अर्थ अर्थात परम: अन्तिम सत्य-परमात्मा व अर्थ: धन-दौलत-रुपया-पैसा। 
जो व्यक्ति सत्य का सहारा लेकर ईमान की कमाई से पूजा-पाठ, धर्म-कर्म करता है, वो अन्ततोगत्वा परमात्मा को पा ही लेता है। 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

VIRTUES

VIRTUES 
SHRI MAD BHAGWAT GEETA: It enumerates virtues as Daevi-Sampat or divine qualities. Fearlessness, purity of heart, steadfastness in the Yog of Wisdom, alms-giving, self-restraint, sacrifice, study of the scriptures, austerity, straightforwardness, harmlessness, truth, absence of wrath, renunciation, peacefulness, absence of crookedness, compassion to living beings, non-covetousness, mildness, modesty, absence of fickleness, vigor, forgiveness, purity and absence of envy and pride are manifestations of the fundamental virtues. 
CARDINAL VIRTUES: One should inculcate these for spiritual upliftment. (1). PURITY: Of body, mind and soul., (2). SELF CONTROL: Discipline-restraint  of body, mind and soul., (3). DETACHMENT: Relinquishment-Vairagy over worldly issues.,(4). TRUTH: In thought word and deed-action. (5). NON VIOLENCE: (-Ahinsa ) towards all. 

NON VIOLENCE (-Ahinsa) One must avoid meat, meat products, fish eating, killing animals and even plants un necessarily.
SELF CONTROL: Exercise control-restrain over the mind to inculcate morality, piousness, honesty, prudence. 
TOLERANCE: Never over react to any thing, circumstance, provocation, in citation by  others.
HOSPITALITY:  Demonstrating of magnanimity and the value of service.
COMPASSION: Ability to feel, think, realize for the welfare of others. 
PROTECTION: Give shelter, protection, asylum to the one in need-less fortunate, within limits.
RESPECT:  Mutual respect is essential. Do not consider any one inferior than self.
WISDOM: Enlightenment, knowledge, over coming ignorance.
AUSTERITY: essential to gain wisdom in addition to mere theoretical knowledge.
CELIBACY: Observe this for control over body, mind and the soul. Never think of sex before 25 and there after once only when the ovulation takes place in wife.
HONESTY: This is essential to build legitimate trust within relationships and to avoid self-deception.
CLEANLINESS:  It includes external hygiene and inner purity. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

KARN भगवान् सूर्य पुत्र कर्ण

KARN भगवान् सूर्य पुत्र कर्ण 


Karn's mother Kunti was one of the sisters of Vasu Dev Ji-the father of Bhagwan Shri Krashn. Kunti had been granted a boon by Mahrishi Durvasa to be able to invoke any deity to give her a child. Karn was born to Kunti due to the blessings of Bhagwan Sury Narayan, who had been invited to test the power of the boon-Mantr granted by Mahrishi Durvasa, who was extremely pleased with her, due to the service rendered by Kunti. She invoked the Mantr by virtue of curiosity & became unwed mother, when she was still a child. She deserted him by putting him in a floating basket in Ganga. The child was born associated with armor (-कवच, Kavach) and a pair of earrings (-कुण्डल, Kundal). The child was found by Adhi Rath, a charioteer of King Dhratrashtr of Hastinapur, when the basket was flowing in Holy river Ganga. Adhi Rath and his wife Radha raised the boy as their own son and named him Vasu Sena. He came to be known as Radhey-the son of Radha.
Karn, Demon king Bahu Bali, his father Virochan and grand father Vishnu Bhakt Prahlad Ji, Sury Vanshi king Harish Chandr are some of the noted people, who will be remembered through the ages for the charity done by them. Their sacrifice, courage, charity,valor and selflessness are exemplary. Karn is still admired for his courage and generosity and founded the city of Karnal, in present day Haryana-India. 
Being the son of Bhagwan Sury, he was born with the traits-tendencies of a Kshtriy-fighter species. He had natural inclination, interest in the art of warfare. He had tendencies of both Sugreev, Ashwani Kumars and Shani Dev-Bhagwan Sury's sons. He had the strong desire of being taught by Dronachary who had committed himself to the education of Kauravs and Pandavs, only.  Socially, Karn was never recognised as a Kshtriy. He could never come out of the shadow-trauma, of the tag of the son of a chariot driver-a lower caste. His love for weaponry drived him to Bhagwan Parshu Ram Ji in the disguise of a Brahmn. He impersonated him self as a Brahmn and deceived him and got cursed, when exposed. He admired the vicious company of Duryodhan for his desire to seek recognition. He had strong ego and was proud of being an ace archer, in spite of being defeated by Arjun. He had reckless obsession for Dropadi, who had rejected him as a husband, being a low caste person. He supported Duryodhan, when she was brought to the court of Dhratrashtr and even provoked him & Dushashan to undress her in the presence of elders.
He developed un holy rivalry with Arjun, though he was not parallel-match to him in any way. Arjun was blessed with divine arms & ammunition, bow and arrow. Arjun had the support of Bhagwan Shri Krashn and he him self was a righteous, virtuous, pious incarnation of the Almighty as Nar-rishi, son of Dharm Raj. Even after knowing the fact that he was the elder brother of Arjun he did not yield-buzz. How ever he became more humble & polite and extremely soft and careful towards Pandavs. Occasionally he reflected leniency towards Arjun after the disclosure. He did not refuse to donate even when lying hurt in the battle field, when Bhagwan Shri Krashn &Arjun met him in disguise of a Brahmn. He broke his tooth which was embed with gold to donate it to the Brahmns. Arjun felt extremely sorry for hurting him, when came to know of his real identity.[This even of donation of gold to Arjun on the death bed has been reported in other scriptures as well, but with different characters.It is true, since the same event had taken place in different Kalp,Manvantr, Maha Yug-point of time]
Dronachary could not impart him education due to the dedication towards the Kaurav family. Karn knew of Bhagwan Parshu Ram Ji and approached him in the disguise of a Brahmn Brahmchari and some how persuaded him to impart him education. Though he did not disclose his identity Parshu Ram Ji was aware of the fact that he was the son of Bhagwan Sury Narayan. He nursed a guise against Dronachary, which intensified further when he declared Arjun as the best ace archer of the world. He nursed the desire to prove him self as the best archer of the three abodes. Parshu Ram Ji accepted him and trained him, in best possible manner. Earlier he had trained Bhism Pitamah and Dronachary as well. The divine connection was there behind accepting Bhishm Pitamah as his disciple and the same connection made him accept Karn as a disciple. Parshu Ram Ji developed affinity for him and slept by placing his head over Karn's thies. Indr who had always been opposite-anti to the sons of Bhagwan Sury (-Sugreev, Ashwani Kumars) took the form of a bee and stung Karn's thigh in to warn Parshu Ram Ji of his caste. With blood oozing from his wound, Parshu Ram Ji woke up at once deduced that Karn was not a Brahmn. The insect bite and boozing of blood from his thies awakened Parshu Ram Ji. At this juncture as well, Karn did not reveal his identity. He him self was not aware of his true identity, still he could tell he was brought up by a charioteer This led to the curse which disabled him from using the divine weapons in an hour of need, i.e., when he could mis use them. He would forget all the knowledge required to wield the divine weapon Brahmand Astr, at the moment of his greatest need. Parshu Ram Ji gave him the celestial weapon called Bhargvastr as well, along with his personal bow called Vijay, for being such a diligent student. Divine weapons are not meant to be used against the humanity.
Karn was also cursed by a Brahmn for killing his cow while practising his skills with bow and arrows. The Brahmn got angry and cursed him that he would become helpless in the same way the innocent cow had become, by his chariot wheels getting stuck in the ground. Karn once encountered a girl who was crying over her pot of spilt ghee. On asking her the reason for her dismay, she stated that she feared that her stepmother would be angry over her carelessness. Refusing to take new ghee from Karn, the girl insisted that she wanted the same ghee. Taking pity on her, Karn took the soil mixed with ghee in his fist and squeezed it with all his might, so that the ghee dripped back into the pot. During this process, Karn heard the agonized voice of a woman. When he opened his fist, he realized that the voice was that of Bhoo Devi-the Earth. Mother earth furiously chastised Karn for inflicting enormous pain on her for the sake of a girl and cursed him that at a very crucial moment in battle, his chariot wheel would be trapped as tightly as he had held that fistful of soil.
To display-demonstrate the skills of the Kuru princes, guru Dronachary arranged a friendly tournament.  Arjun was in deed a gifted archer. He attained lessons in archery from Bhagwan Shiv as well along with Pashupashtr. He had availed the knowledge of Divine weapons in heaven as well. Karn arrived at this tournament uninvited and challenged him to a duel. Krapa Chary refused Karn, his duel, asking first for his clan and kingdom. According to the rules of dueling, only a prince could challenge Arjun to a duel and due to his low caste, Karn could not be allowed to fight Arjun. He was further insulted by Bhim by comparing him to a stray dog, for his mixed caste and lineage. This incident marks the beginning of a feud between Karn and Pandavs. He was envious of Arjun, since Arjun was considered to be the best amongest Dronachary's disciples. He remained against Dronachary through out his life and fought under him half heartedly. His demand was unjustified and provoking. Duryodhan, the eldest of the one-hundred sons of the king Dhratrashtr, knew that his cousins Pandavs were better at warfare. Seeing Karn as a chance to get on even terms with them, he immediately offered Karn the throne of the kingdom of Ang, making him a king and hence eligible to fight a duel with Arjun. When Karn asked him what he could do to repay him, Duryodhan told him that all he wanted was his friendship.
Karn was a loyal and true friend to Duryodhan. Karn helped Duryodhan marry the Princess Bhanu Mati of Kaling. Duryodhan abducted Princess Bhanu Mati from her Swayamvar ceremony in a chariot and Karn fought with the rest of the suitors.Many legendary rulers like Shishu Pal, Jara Sandh, Bhishmak, Vakr, Kapot Raman, Nil, Rukmi, Shrang, Ashok, Shat Dhanwa etc. attended the ceremony and Karn easily defeated the pursuing Kings, who dejected and abandoned their pursuing after seeing the fighting prowess of Karn to protect his friend Duryodhan. Ashamed Jara Sandh-the king of Magadh later challenged Karn for a one to one fight. Jara Sandh was earlier defeated by Bhagwan Shri Krashn and Balram Ji 18 times. They did not kill Jara Sandh in order to bring more and more evil minded-wicked people to be killed by them. Ultimately, they ditched him and shifted their capital-base to Dwarka. Karn and Jara Sandh fought for 21 days continuously and Karn eventually defeated Jara Sandh. Jara Sandh gifted the city of Malini to Karn as a token of appreciation. Jara Sandh accepted and declared Karn as the greatest warrior in the world and thus Karn become the king of both Ang and Malini. The victory over Jara Sandh made Karn famous all over the world. Later, following his accession to the throne of Malini, Karn took an oath that anyone who approached him with a request, when he worshipped the Sun, would not leave empty-handed. Jara Sandh was later tore into two pieces and thrown in opposite direction by Bheem Sen, when Bhagwan Shri Krashn, Arjun & Bheem Sen met him and requested for a wrestling duel, on the direction of Bhagwan Shri Krashn. Jara Sandh selected Bheem Sen, for the duel.
Karn was a suitor for Draupadi at her Swayamwar, or her choosing of a marriage partner. Unlike, most other contenders, he might have easily wield and string the bow, but Draupadi refused to allow him to take part, rejecting him for being a Soot-Putr-son of a charioteer.The entire gathering of kings and the assembled people insulted Karn for his low birth and only Duryodhan supported and argued for Karn. The Pandavs were also present in the Swayamwar, disguised as Brahmns. Following the failure of the other princes, Arjun stepped into the ring and successfully hit the target, winning Draupadi's hand. After the marriage was over, the assembled Kings in the Swayamwar argued that a Brahmn could not attend the Swayamwar and they took their weapons and attacked Arjun disguised as Brahman. Arjun fought with all the assembled kings and defeated them easily. Karn entered the battle field to protect his friend Duryodhan and a terrible battle was fought between Karn and Arjun who was disguised as Brahmn. Karn never knew that the Brahmn was Arjun and this was the first time when these two ace archers fought each other. But Arjun recognized Karn and the two Maha Rathi's fought each other. The battle was so intense that sky was filled with arrows and visibility was lost in the cloud of arrows.With both archers not gaining upper hand, they turned to use celestial weapons and the sky as well as the earth trembled due to the usage of celestial weapons.With battle continued neither of them gaining upper hand news came to Karn that his nine-year-old son Sudama was dying. Karn praised the skill of the Brahmn and compared it with the skill of Dronachary and Krapachary. Not being interested in doing the sin of Brahm Hatya (-hurting or killing a Brahmn, which is considered as a grave sin as per scriptures; Karn withdrew from the fight and rushed to his son Sudama. It was then revealed that Sudama was hit by an arrow sent by the Brahman warrior when fighting earlier, with the other kings.The bystander, nine-year-old Sudama was deeply hurt by Arjun's arrows and died in the hands of Karn. When Arjun's identity was later revealed, Karn's feelings of hostile rivalry with him further intensified and he sworned to kill Arjun and his family.The fact remains that Arjun never used divine weapons which could easily eliminate Karn or the rival.
After Shakuni won a game of dice by trickery, Draupadi, now the queen to all five sons of King Pandu, including Arjun, was dragged into the court by Dusha San. Duryodhan and his brothers attempted to strip her. Karn insulted Draupadi by saying that a woman with more than four husbands is nothing but a whore and that the Pandavs were all like sesame seeds removed from the kernel and she should now find some other husbands. On the spot, Bhim, vowed that he would personally slaughter Duryodhan and his brothers in battle. Arjun subsequently swore to kill Karn.
Later after Pandavs were in exile, Karn took up the task of establishing Duryodhan as the Emperor. He commanded army that marched to different parts of the country to subjugate kings and made them swear allegiance to Duryodhan-the heir of Hastinapur Kingdom or else die in battle. In this military adventure, Karn waged wars and reduced to submission numerous kingdoms including those of the Kamboj, the Shak, the Kakey, the Avantey, the Gandhar, the Mad Raksh, the Trigart, the Tangan, the Panchal, the Videh, the Suhm, the Ang, the Vang, the Nishad, the Kaling, the Vats, the Ashmak, the Rishik and numerous others including Mallechh-Yavan and the forest tribes. In fact all the territories were under Emperor Yudhistr and they did not resist much.
After the failure of peace negotiations with Duryodhan, Bhagwan Shri Krashn  was driven back to the Pandavs by Karn. Bhagwan Shri Krashn utilized the opportunity to revealed to Karn that he was the eldest son of Kunti and therefore, technically, the eldest Pandav. Bhagwan Shri Krashn implored him to change sides and assures him that Yudhistr would give the crown of Indr Prasth to him and Draupdi would accept him as her husband. Karn was unwilling to change side even after knowing his identity. He understood that he was elder than Yudhistr. As such he would be the king, since Yudhistr will relinquish the throne immediately. He did not  desire to do injustice with Yudhistr as well. He was so deeply pressed under the burden of Duryodhan's obligations that he would immediately offer the throne to him, in case it came to him.Shaken from the discovery, Karn still refused these offers over Duryodhan's friendship. Bhagwan Shri Krashn appreciating Karn's sense of loyalty, accepted his decision, promising Karn that his lineage would remain a secret. Karn was elated to learn that his true father was none other than Sury Narayan-whom he worshiped.
Indr-the king of heaven & the father of Arjun, realized that Karn would be invincible in battle and unable to be killed as long as he had his Kavach and Kundal. He approached Karn as a poor Brahmn during Karn's sun-worship. When Indr came to ask him for the Kavach-armor and kundal, in the disguise of a Brahmn, he gave them off, in spite of extreme pain in removing the armor attached to his body though he was aware of Indr's identity. He asked for the shakti, on the advice of his father-Sury Dev, which he had to use against Ghatotkach (-घटोत्कच, son of Bheem Sen)  when he showered havoc over Kaurav army, under Karn. Bhagwan Sury had warned Karn of Indr's intentions, but Karn thanked Sury and explained that he was bound by his word and could not send anyone from his door empty-handed. When Indr approached, Karn revealed that he knew the Brahmn's true identity but assured that he would never turn him away. For Karn's generosity Indr decided to reward him and Karn asked for Indr's powerful weapon-the Vasavi shakti. Indr granted the boon, with the stipulation that Karn could use it only once.
As war approached, Kunti met Karn and in desperation to keep her children alive asked Karn to join the Pandavs. But Karn denied the offer again. Knowing that Arjun was under the divine aegis of Bhagwan Shri  Krashn, he would be invincible. Knowing that Karn will fight against Arjun with a motive to kill, Kunti extracted couple of promises from Karn that he will not kill any of the Pandavs and he will not use a same celestial weapon twice, against Arjun. This particular request by Kunti as suggested by Shri Krashn led to the death of Karn in the war as he did not use Nagastr and Rudrastr twice against Arjun. Bhagwan Krashn knew that Bhagwan Parshu Ram had gifted the celestial weapons to Karn. Karn was guided by revenge. He used the celestial weapons against Arjun which further deteriorated his powers. Arjun did not intend to use divine-celestial weapons against any one. Karn requested his mother to keep their relationship a secret till his death as Pandav brothers will not fight against their own brother, if she revealed the truth to them, due to Dharm and after his death she was supposed to reveal his birth identity to everyone and also promised that at the end of war she would still have five sons.
Bhishm Pitamah was appointed as the commander-in-chief of the Kaurav army. But giving the reason that Karn had humiliated Draupadi and disrespected his guru Parshuram, Bhishm refused to take him in the Kaurav army. He secretly knew of Karn’s lineage and hence did not want him to fight his own brothers. At the tale of Rathi's (-रथी, distinguished warrior, chief-head-commander of Army-unit) and Atirathi's (-अतिरथी), Bhishm further insulted Karn and declared him as just an Ardh Rathi (-अर्धरथी, Half a Rathi) warrior. Karn was identified as a Maha Rathi warrior, compared to Arjun. Bhishm did this to demoralize him-weaken his spirit and extreme proud added with over confidence. He had deep attachment for Arjun. Only after Bhishm fell on the eleventh day did Karn enter the war. After the fall of Bhishm, Karn visited him on the bed of arrows and Bhishm Pitamah told him that he was one of the greatest warriors of his time. There was no match to him in charity.
Dronachary took the commander-in-chief position on twelfth day and the thirteenth day ended with Abhimanyu’s (-Arjun’s son) death in the specially organized Chakrvyuh-cyclic formation formation which permitted entry only but difficult to trace its outlet, except Arjun.. Uncharacteristically, the battle on fourteenth day extended into the dark hours. Taking advantage of that, Krashn introduced Ghatotkach, Bhim's half-Asur son, as asurs gained extraordinary power at night time. Ghatotkach destroyed the Kaurav forces and also injured Dronachary. Seeing the desperate situation, Karn used his Vasav Shakti, that was the boon from Indr, against Ghatotkach, thus killing him. Bhagwan Shri Krashn was however pleased with the fact that the powerful weapon could not be used against Arjun in future as Karn had only one chance to use it. Later, Shri Krashn told Satyaki that he always applied his maya or illusion on Karn in order to protect Arjun from Karn's celestial weapons.
Karn Parv describes sixteenth and seventeenth days of the Kurukshetr war where post Dronachary's death, Karn took over as the commander-in-chief. Anticipating a likely battle to the death between Karn and Arjun, Bhagwan Shri Krashn warned Arjun calling Karn to be the foremost of the heroes. He explained the secrets of Karn's strength-power-might.
 Karn aimed at killing only Arjun (-tough half heartedly, having known that he was elder than him). On the sixteenth day, he fought with all the Pandav brothers but Arjun and spared each one of them. After defeating them, he ordered his charioteer Maharaj Shaly to move towards Arjun. He used Nagastr, the same celestial weapon that was used by Indr Jit against Ram in Ramayan, in an attempt to kill Arjun, but Bhagwan Shri Krashn saved Arjun from certain death by lowering their chariot wheel into the earth. Karn and Arjun then waged a rough war against each other. As promised to Kunti, Karn used a celestial weapon only once against Arjun. Karn had a chance to kill Arjun but spared the later as the Sun was about to set. Other problem with Karn was that he was on the wrong side-Adharm and unaware of the fact that Arjun as Nar was a celestial warrior with invincible powers and protection of Dharm and the Almighty him self.
On the seventeenth day of battle the two foes faced each other once more. This battle between Arjun and Karn is perhaps the most cataclysmic and awesome of the great epic. The warriors on the battlefield and the Devas-deities-demigods in heaven watched the battle in speechless amazement and terrified admiration of the strength and skill of these greatest of warriors. On the seventeenth day, Karn cut the string of Arjun’s bow many times. As the battle intensified, Arjun pushed back Karn's chariot 10 steps backward every time by the energy of the arrows, but Karn was only able to push Arjun's chariot 2 steps backward. Seeing this Bhagwan Shri Krashn praised Karn and admired the skill of Karn. Arjun questioned Shri Krashn and asked why was he  praising Karn. Bhagwan Shri Krashn said it was impossible for any human ever to push his chariot backwards because the chariot of Arjun contains both Hanuman Ji Maha Raj and Bhagwan Shri Krashn and it holds the entire weight of the universe. Even to shake the chariot was an impossible task and Karn was pushing it 2 feet every time by the energy of his arrows. Krashn said no human ever had or ever will can attain this feat as it was impossible even to shake the chariot containing Maha Vishnu.The epic states that initially, the battle was even between the two foes, but then Karn's chariot wheel was trapped in the mud as a result of the curse he received earlier from a Brahmn. He still defended himself, but at the crucial moment forgot the incantations to invoke Brahmand Astr, as a result of his guru Parshu Ram's curse. Karn got down from his chariot to free the wheel and asked Arjun to pause, reminding him of the etiquette of war. But Krashn reminded Arjun of all the incidents-Abhimanyu’s death, the Laksha-Grah conspiracy, Draupadi’s insult and others - and attacked Karn while he was trying to lift his sunken chariot wheel. Karn defended himself and invoked Rudrastr against Arjun and this Astr hit Arjun on his chest. Arjun lost his grip on his bow, Gandeev, which fell down from his hand for the first time and Arjun fell down in a swoon. Following the rules of engagement of war, Karn did not try to kill him but instead tried to utilize the time in extracting the wheels of his chariot. Arjun recovered and using the Anjalika weapon decapitated the weaponless Karn, who was still trying to lift the sunken chariot wheel. Though it was highly forbidden according to the rules of engagement of the war to attack a weaponless warrior or to attack an enemy from the back, Arjun was spurred by Bhagwan Shri Krashn to do so. It was later revealed that Karn could be killed only when all the 3 curses acted upon him and this made Krashn employ deceit to kill Karn.
When it was revealed that Karn was actually Arjun's older brother, Arjun became haunted by Karn's killing and took it upon himself to treat Vrash Ketu, Karn's only remaining son, with great care.
Bhagwan Parshu Ram appeared in dream before Karn (-telepathy), during the period of the Kurukshetr War and Karn requested him to be relieved from the curse. Bhagwan Parshu Ram revealed that he had known all along, Karn was a Kshatriy-son of Sury Narayan. He was a worthy student. The incarnation of Bhagwan Shri Hari Vishnu explained to Karn that he would forget the process-method and the code to activate the Brahmand Astr; when he would be willing-ready to use it against the humans to settle revenge-personal rivalry-scores and it happened when the wheel of his chariot got struck in the earth, due to the curses laid by mother earth and the Brahmn, who;s cow was killed by his arrows. Parshu Ram Ji said that if he killed Arjun, Duryodhan would be the king instead of Yudhistr and chaos would ensue. Parshu Ram Ji asked Karn to accept the destiny and die at the hands of Arjun,so that the world might live in peace. Karn accepted his Gurus words and in return the the Guru, Parshu Ram Ji blessed Karn with immortal glory and everlasting fame. Bhagwan Shri Krashn asked also Karn to accept the fate to enable Dharm to triumph. Karn prepared him self and donated his life for the welfare of society and Dharm.  He accepted the divine verdict and submitted him self to be relieved from reincarnation-rebirth by Arjun so that Dharm might triumph. His death acted as a penance for being on the side of Adharm.
Karn lay dying in the battlefield, his father Bhagwan Sury and Arjun's father Indr, fell into a debate as to who among their sons was superior and decided to test Karn's generosity and appeared before him as Brahmns, asking for alms. Karn said that at this point, he had nothing to give them when one of the Brahmns reminded him that he had some gold in his teeth which could be donated to them. Karn on realizing this, promptly took a stone and broke his teeth handing them over to the Brahmns, thus proving his superiority as donor-generous person. They came to their real form and blessed him. Bhagwan Shri Krashn appeared as a Brahmn and asks for Karn's Puny (-Virtuous, righteous, pious deeds) and once Karn gifted his life's Puny to him, Krashn rewarded Karn with the Darshan of Krashn's Vishw Roop. Karn's wife Vrushali became Sati on Karn's pyre after his death. [The events quoted differ due to the actual happenings in different Kalps-Manvantr-Maha Yug-cosmic era]
Following the end of the war, Tarpan vidhi were performed for all the fallen. Kunti then requested her sons to perform the rites for Karn and revealed the truth of his birth. The brothers were shocked to find that they had committed fratricide. Yudhistr, in particular, was furious with his mother and laid a curse upon all women that they should never thereafter be able to keep a secret. Later Arjun built the Aranmul Partha Sarthy Temple during his conquest for Ashw Medh in South India, to expiate for the sin of having killed Karn in the battlefield, against the Dharm of killing an unarmed enemy.The temple is dedicated to Partha Sarthi-Bhagwan Shri Krashn's role as Arjun's charioteer in  Maha Bharat war.(Parth-Arjun & Sarthi-Bhagwan Shri Krashn)
After his death in the Kurukshetr war, Karn's soul ascended to Marut Lok-a section of heavens. It further acceded to Sury Lok. 
Karn was married to Vrushali. He had nine sons: Vrash Sen, Vrash Ketu, Chitr Sen, Saty Sena, Sushen, Shatrunjay, Dvipat, Ban Sen and Prasen; eight of them took part in the Kurukshetr war-Maha Bharat. Pra Sen was killed by Satyaki, Shatrunjay, Vrash Sen and Dvipat by Arjun, Ban Sen by Bheem, Chitr Sen, Saty Sen and Sushen by Nakul. Vrash Ketu was his only son who survived the war as he was too young to participate in the war.After the war when Pandavs were made aware of Karn's lineage, Vrash Ketu was offered to be the King of Indr Prasth, being the son of their eldest brother. He was under the patronage of Arjun and took part in various battles that preceded the Ashw Medh Yagy.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

OFFERINGS OF A TEMPLE मंदिर का चढ़ावा

OFFERINGS OF A TEMPLE मंदिर का चढ़ावा 
*भक्त और भगवान् के बीच की कड़ी मन्दिर, धर्म स्थल, तीर्थ स्थल हैं। भारत में करोणों की तादाद में श्रद्धालुगण अपनी भक्ति भावना का इज़हार प्रतिदिन नियमानुसार करते हैं। इसके लिए उन्हें मन्दिर मिले या ना मिले, वो अपनी श्रद्धा के सुमन-फूल मन-वचन-क्रम-श्रद्धा-कर्म-कर्तव्य-सेवा के माध्यम से प्रभु को अर्पित कर ही देते हैं।अक्सर लोग मंदिरों में धन, सोना-चाँदी-जेवर, कीमती बहुमूल्य वस्तुएँ चढ़ा कर अपनी आरजू पूरी करने की अरदास करते हैं।  कुछ लोग फल-फूल-मेवा-मिठाई अर्पित करते हैं। भारत में ऐसे हजारों मन्दिर हैं जहाँ दैनिक चढ़ावा करोणों में चढ़ता है। 
*इस चढ़ावे की बन्दर बाँट, ट्रस्टी, पुजारियों, कर्मचारियों में हो जाती है। अक्सर झगड़ा होने पर हत्या, मुकदमे होते रहते हैं। मन्दिरों में चढ़ावे की बन्दर बाँट तिमाही, छमाही, चौथाई, माहवारी, देहाड़ी  आदि आधारों पर होती आई है। 
*अपनी मनोकामना पूरी करवाने को लोग-बाग जो चढ़ावा चढ़ाते हैं, वो हारी-बीमारी, दुःख-दर्द, परेशानी-कष्ट, भूत-प्रेत से मुक्ति, संतान प्राप्ति, नौकरी, आकाँक्षा-इच्छा पूर्ति हेतु ही ज्यादातर होती हैं। मुक्ति-मोक्ष-धर्म की चाहत वाले भी उनमें शामिल होते हैं।
*जो चढ़ावा धर्म-ईमान की कमाई का होता है, वही सार्थक होता है, शेष व्यर्थ। 
*चढ़ावे की कमाई खाने वालों के वारिसों को तरक्की करते शायद ही कभी देखा जाता है। बगैर कमाए खाना अवनति, निम्न लोकों में जाने का रास्ता है। शास्त्रों में वेतन लेकर पूजा करने वाले को अगले जन्म में चाण्डाल, हीन-निम्न योनियों में जाने वाला बताया जाता है। 
*यवन, मुसलमान, अँग्रेजों का वंश नाश हो गया, जो कि मन्दिरों में लूट-पाट के जिम्मेवार थे। उनका राजपाठ, ठाठ-बाट, दौलत-धन-शौहरत सब नष्ट हो गया। अहमद शाह अब्दाली, मोहम्मद गौरी, एलेक्स जेण्डर (-Alexander) आदि आदि सभी नर्कगामी हुए। बाबर, औरंगज़ेब भी उसी गति को प्राप्त हुए। 
*जो ब्राह्मण दान में प्राप्त हुए धन का सदुपयोग अपने और दूसरों की भलाई, हित रक्षा-चिन्तन में करता है उसका और उसके कुल का नाश कभी होता। अपितु वह निरंतर फलता-फूलता रहता है।सामर्थवान को कभी भी अनुग्रह-दान-बख्शीश नहीं लेनी चाहिये। 
* प्रसाद को कभी भी अकेले, बिना बाँटे नहीं खाना चाहिए। प्रसाद चावल के दाने के बराबर भी पर्याप्त होता है। प्रसाद देने में कभी हाथ नहीं रोकना चाहिए। प्रसाद देने में भेद-भाव-अन्तर-फ़र्क नहीं होना चाहिए।  
*दीन-दुःखी-गरीब-बीमार, बेआसरा, साधु-महात्मा-फकीर-ब्राह्मण-ज़रूरतमन्द को देने में कभी संकोच नहीं करना चाहिए। 
*घर आये मेहमान की समुचित खातिरदारी निसंकोच करनी चाहिए। अतिथि सत्कार में कोई कोर कसर बाकि नहीं रहनी चाहिए। हाँ पात्र-कुपात्र का ध्यान रखना जरूरी है। 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

BLESSINGS आशीर्वाद

BLESSINGS आशीर्वाद 
किसी की सहायता करोगे, भला करोगे, जरूरत के वक्त साथ दोगे तो आशीर्वाद मिलेगा। यह आशीर्वाद उस वक्त काम आएगा, जब तुम्हें मदद् की जरूरत होगी। तुम मुसीबत-परेशानी में होगे। माँ-बाप, बुजर्ग, बड़े बूढ़े, जरूरतमंद की मदद् करने में संकोच-हिचक मत करो। गरीब की आर्थिक मदद्, कपड़े, दवाई, खाना-पीना, आदि दोगे तो, यही आड़े समय पर काम आयेगा। मदद् तो करो; मगर अपेक्षा मत करो।  कोई दुआ दे या ना दे, परवाह नहीं। आत्मा से आशीष निकलेगा, तो ना जाने कब-कब के दुःख दर्द, हारी-बीमारी, परेशानी को हर लेगा। पाँव छूना, नमस्ते-प्रणाम करना, नमन करना, प्रदिक्षणा करना आशीर्वाद-दुआएँ लाता है और कष्ट दूर करता है। बड़ों का सम्मान करोगे तो भी आशीर्वाद मिलेगा। गुरु की सेवा भी फलदायक है।  

Thursday, April 30, 2015

MYSTIC INDIA


MYSTIC INDIA

FORMATION OF OM AT KAILASH ABODE OF BHAGWAN SHIV
IMMORTALS OF HIMALAY: This has been the abode of Yaksh. They kept them selves aloof from the humans, like the Gandarbh etc. This place is the abode of Bhagwan Shiv as well. It is inhabited by Bhoot-Pret-Pishach-Shiv Gan, mysterious immortal beings etc. It not possible to see them unless they them selves desire so. It is a place of serenity and ultimate knowledge. These immortal beings are said to influence the world in various subtle ways (-when required). The place is inhabited by meditating Yogis-sages-sadhus-rishis-Mahrishis etc. It is completely camouflaged in a different plane of reality. It can not be identified-observed-searched-photographed by modern techniques, like radar, satellite mapping, sonar etc. Enlightened sadhus and mahatmas, who inhabit the place often let in visitors to share some of their wisdom with the outside world.


This is the image shown by CCTV at Ujjain Maha Kal Mandir showing someone partially invisible performing Arti at 2.20 AM mid night. Flames encircling the Shiv Ling are clearly visible.


Image is seen in sitting posture identical to Bhagwan Shiv.

Clear image is seen over the mountain cliffs.
Mystic Ganga taking shape at Dev Prayag.

Images are carved by the side of stream.

One of the stones bearing the name of Bhagwan Shri Ram floating over water.


Flame forming the shape of Shri Ganesh emerging out of Agni Hotr-Hawan Kund.

Seven headed Cobra spotted by the road side.

ROOP KUND SKELETON LAKE OF UTTRA KHAND

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skeletons2_660_moss_053113010002It is also known as the Skeleton Lake. About 600 skeletons were found at the edge of this lake by a ranger in 1942. The location of the lake was neither fit to live nor in the path of any trade route. Who were these people and where were they headed to? This glacial lake is located at a high altitude about 5,029 meters (16,499 feet) in Himaly, in Uttarakhand state of India is termed as Mystery Lake which, lies in the lap of Trishul massif. The location is uninhabited. This 2 Km wide shallow lake got attention due to hundreds of human skeletons measuring 10 feet were found at the edge of the lake. Most of them disappeared mysteriously, perhaps smuggled out of India.
151.jpg.CROP.article920-largeThe lake is shallow. When this was discovered, various wooden artifacts, iron spearheads, leather slippers and rings were found too.They were believed to belong to the 19th century, later it was alleged that the skeletons were an effect of mass death during 9th Century AD. It was suspected that some of the bones still had flesh on them!
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SONIC BOOM OF JODH PUR: A sudden loud boom was heard on December 18, 2012. It was a deafening sound like a massive explosion that startled people. One possible explanation is breaking of speed barrier and aircraft. 



No aircraft flew over the area according to the air force or civil aviation records. December had witnessed unexplained booms all over the world, from United Kingdom to America. 


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Jodhpur Boom10 Spine-Chilling Mysteries From IndiaThe Kongka La Pass in Ladakh is located in the Himalayas. It is a disputed no man’s land between the India-China border. Both countries keep a watch over it but neither patrols it or occupies it. It believed that UFOs travel in and out the area due to the lack of human interference. Aliens might have built underground base in that area. A series of gigantic flying saucers might be hidden underground along that Pass. Travelers and residents claimed to have seen UFOs rising from the ground and descending back in. Chinese and Indian governments are said to be aware of it.

Creepy Indian Mysteries That Still Remain UnsolvedFIRST AIRCRAFT OF PRESENT WORLD: Articles in the Times of India and Deccan Herald reported that Shivkar Bapuji Talpade might be the first man to invent the plane. He did that almost a decade ahead of the Wright Brothers, who were actually credited for the invention, on the strength of patent obtained by them;  like the patent received by Marconi for creating telephone which was in reality developed by Sir Jagdish Chandr Bose much before him. Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, born in Maharashtra, reportedly constructed and flew an unmanned plane called Marut Sakha in 1895, before it eventually crashed. It is said that he obtained the designs from his Guru and the plane allegedly had a mercury ion engine. It is also said that he could not go ahead with his prototype plane due to shortage of funds. Hence, no recognition for his achievement was ever awarded to him.
Creepy Indian Mysteries That Still Remain UnsolvedIRON PILLAR OF DELHI (दिल्ली का लौह स्तम्भ):  The Iron Pillar of Delhi is famous throughout the world. It, it is 99 per cent resistant to corrosion. The 7.21 meters tall structure is as much as 1600 years old and still stands completely rust-free. Made from 98 per cent wrought iron, the pillar has been a subject of varied scientific studies from around the world. While a study concluded that critical corrosion-resistance agent called iron hydrogen phosphate hydrate makes the pillar resistant to rusting. This is one of the proofs of scientific advancement. 


Image sourcePRAHLAD JANI: The ardent devotee of Maa Amba-popularly known as Mata Ji; claims to live without food for 70 years. In 2010 he was kept under 24×7 surveillance for 15 days, where to the wildest surprise of everyone, he lived without food and water. Even then he had no symptoms of starvation or dehydration. This act of his survival remains a terrific mystery for many. Till date a total of 2 hardcore observations have been conducted on Jani. And to the wildest surprise of the scientist, Jani sailed through those 15 days without have anything other than air. His health was better than that of a 40 year old male, the scientists noted. 


MALEDICTION OVER KULDHRA

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Cursed Village Of KuldharaThe 500 years old Cursed Village Of Kuldhra, 15 km away from Jaisalmer, was inhabited by 1,500 residents. It flourished in leaps and bounds with as much as 84 villages in its vicinity. One dark night they simply vanished. 
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Neither they died not were they abducted. The land beholds the relic of this village. The reason for their sudden evacuation is still unknown. Some say they fled unable to bear the torment of government taxation-threatened by an evil dewan, People believe that while leaving Kuldhra the inhabitants cursed the area making it uninhabitable for humans. Anyone who has ever tried to live in the abandoned village has met a brutal death.The village is said to be haunted and paranormal investigators have experienced strange events around the cursed area. The village remains deserted till this day. 


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GHOST SOLDIER ON DUTY:  An Indian soldier who died near Nathula Pass in eastern Sikkim is said to be the savior of all army personnel who serve in this region. Baba Har Bhajan Singh is known as “Hero of Nathula” who helps army personnel in this inhospitable high altitude region of the Himalay. It has become a common folklore among army men there and thus in his honor, they have built a shrine.


KAILASH TEMPLE ELLORA CAVES-AURANGABAD-PUNE 

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This gigantic temple devoted to bhagwan has been carved out of one rock. It is present in the world heritage site of  Ellora caves. There is continuous flow of visitors and devotees. The architect, design, structure are magnificent-eye catching-un parallel. Individuality of the caves is remarkable. It shows high degree of advancement in India much-much before of the invaders like Muslims, Yavans and the Britishers placed their evil foot on this pious land. One can imagine the degree of advancement India possessed.
NAV RATANS OF ASHOK: Ratan stand for jewels. They were the ministers of Ashok who possessed knowledge pertaining to Physiology, alchemy,  microbiology, propaganda, politics,  anti-gravity, time travel. etc.  Each of these Nine Men held a book of eternal knowledge on varied topics. Legends even say that widely popular martial art of Judo was based on leaks from the Book of eternal knowledge possessed by these people. The books have thus been passed on to the exact number of nine men but nobody knows who and where they are much like the Illuminati. Efforts are on to link the Stups-dome shaped structures-containing the relics of Bhagwan Buddh, built by Ashok with Aliens.

vittala-temple-complex-hampiVITTHAL TEMPLE COMPLEX-HAMPI-KARNATAK: It was originally built during the 15th century. This is one of the most extravagant pieces of architecture in Hampi. It has a collection of 56 musical pillars, which produce musical sounds when tapped gently. During their rule, the British were so intrigued by the pillars’ music producing ability that they cut two pillars into half to check if anything was inside the seemingly hollow pillars of granite. Over the years, curious visitors damaged several other musical pillars by regularly tapping them. To protect any further damage to this heritage site, tapping on musical pillars is now forbidden. This musical mystery intrigued the British.

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ALEYA GHOST LIGHTS: They are known to seducing travellers to their doom. Dark and murky swamps of Bengal are scary. There is also a danger alert in line of paranormal activities. There have been whispers that along with the regular marsh beings, there are also mysterious Aleya Ghost Lights that lurk about, seducing travellers to their doom, they are said to zoom by and float above the land. Locals believe that these are the souls of dead fishermen. Swamps have a lot of Marsh gas-Methane in them. The dead remains of humans as well as animals have a lot of phosphorous in their body which might catch fire along with Methane. Such lights are quite common cremation grounds.

GHOST TOWN  BHANGARH RAJASTHAN





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BHANGARH FORT IN RAJASTHAN IS A HAUNTED PLACE-CONDEMNED
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6659145107_cfe1e4ba10_b6659621803_cb80f3ba56_bThe Ghost Town of Bhan Gadh, Rajasthan is one of the scariest places in India to visit, being one of the most abandoned places. This tag has not perturb visitors from making frequent trips there. Located near a famous forest in the area, this town is luring several visitors from around the country. One may visit before Sun set, only.This is known to be one of the most haunted places in India. Many paranormal activities are said to occur here. It is alleged that people who stay at this place post sunset are never to be found. No one is allowed to stay in the fort before dawn and after dusk.There used to be a sage named Baba Bal Nath who resided in the fort area. It was a demand that the houses built on the fortress ground should not be taller than his house and cast a shadow on his house. If so, he would call upon the doom of the fort town.

6659350911_b29f8fd98a_bA wizard was in love with a princess and was versed with Tantr. He tried giving her a potion to make her fall in love with him. The princess however saw through it and threw the bottle on a boulder that rolled down and crushed him. Before his death, he put a curse on the Bhan Garh that nobody would ever be able to live here.  Soon after, the fort was invaded by the Mughals and all the 10,000 people living there including the princess were killed.

Brijraj Bhawan Hotel HauntedBRAJ RAJ BHAWAN KOTA (SLAPPING BY GHOST): Guards at Braj Raj Bhavan Palace in Kota, Rajasthan were apparently slapped whenever they dozed off on duty. The man in action is a harmless ghost, believed to be Major Burton who was murdered by Indian Sepoy during the Mutiny of 1857 while serving as the British Resident of Kota. With a cane in hand, the Major is said to haunt this 178-year-old palace which is a heritage hotel, now.

Makara-VilakkuSABRI MALA CELESTIAL LIGHTS: On 14th January every year, during the revelries of Makar Sankranti at Sabri Mala Temple in Kerala, a rather mysterious phenomenon takes place. Some kind of celestial lighting has been spotted on one particular hilltop. Hindus believe that this is none other than the act of Bhagwan Ayyappan who asserts himself to bless his devotees.

6260234666_ac0126de45_bThe-living-tree-root-brid-008TREE BRIDGES OF CHERA PUNJI: The rubber tree has roots which extends up to 3000 feet and even more.The winding roots have made their way along the slopes. As the trees cling to the higher areas of the riverbank, they send their roots down to the riverbed. Over the ages, humans have shaped them to aid as a natural bridge between the rivers.

xl_132242734430659838_1385909710JATINGA MIGRATORY BIRDS FALLING FROM A HEIGHT: Jatinga village, Dima Hasao, Assam is where several migratory birds just drop dead. This especially happens between 6 pm to 9.30 pm on moonless nights during the months of September and October. 

5718056204_16b1e0073a_bLOKTAK FLOATING ISLANDS: This lake in Manipur offers a mysterious and spectacular sight. There are large circular clusters of vegetation that float on the surface. Termed as the only Floating Lake in the world, the formations (-phumdis) are made of vegetation, soil and organic matter. This place has been a case of interest and fascination among many.

6099765701_bb5e81eca2_b6137326564_2a58ba1016_bAGR SEN KI BAOLI-WATER RESERVOIR: Its located on Hailey Road near Connaught Place-New Delhi and belonged to the 14th century and was constructed by Maha Raja Agr SenWhen the Baoli-water body started dipping from its hey days and losing its appeal, it mysteriously got filled with black waters. The foreboding liquid was said to hypnotize people and lure them to commit suicide here.


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BANNI GRASSLANDS: Over centuries locals have have spotted mysterious dancing lights, labelled as Chir Batti. They are as fierce as a mercury lamp and can apparently change their color into blue, red, yellow to a pear-shaped moving ball. Sometimes they are still and other times they move at a fast pace. Visitors and soldiers seemed to have followed by these mysterious lights. 

HANGING PILLAR OF  LEPAKSHI TEMPLE

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Located in the Anant Pur district in southern Andhra Pradesh, the hanging Pillar of Lepakshi Temple is a mystery. Built in the 16th-century temple of stone in Vijayanagar style, one can actually swipe a piece of cloth or paper mid-air that separates the ground and the pillar.The entire complex supports the pillar.


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