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Realizing the child lying in chamber was Lord Viśnu, Vāsudeva due to his awareness of Viśnu’s prowess completely lost his fear, began to praise him with folded palms.

Having embraced the Lord as his son Vāsudeva said: Image
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Having embraced Lord as his son Vāsudeva said: How blessed I am that I have seen you. You have incarnated in my house with a desire to protect this world.

Devaki said: How can there be any danger to you who are Lord Viśnu himself. Let not wicked Kamsa know of your birth.
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Being naturally timid, I am terribly afraid of Kamsa, for your sake. May you withdraw this Superhuman form with four arms furnished with the superb splendour of conch, discus, mace and lotus.

Lord Viśnu then reminded Devaki and Vāsudeva of their previous birth when
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When Kamsa, son of Ugrasena, killed six sons of Devaki, a part of the lustre of Lord Viśnu, known as Ananta, became the seventh child entering Devaki’s womb.

Being cognisant of the fear caused by Kamsa to Yadus, Lord Viśnu
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Lord Viśnu commanded his Yoga-Māyā “You go to Vraja! There in the settlement of cowherds headed by Nanda dwells Rohini, the wife of Vāsudeva. In the womb of Devaki lies my part-manifestation known as Śesa. Taking him from her womb, transfer him to Rohinis womb."
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Lord further asked his Yoga-Māyā to be born of Yaśoda (wife of Nanda). The child from the womb of Devaki was transferred to that of Rohini by the goddess Yoga nidrā. The child was born as Balārama the elder brother of Krśna.

Lord Viśnu then entered the womb of Devaki.
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VĀSUDEVA AND DEVAKI

In city of Mathura on one occasion, Vāsudeva, son of Sura, whose marriage with Devaki was celebrated, ascended the chariot with Devaki, to proceed to his place after marriage.

Kamsa, the son of Ugrasena, Image
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being desirous of pleasing his sister (Devaki), took over the reins of horses. As procession of bride and bridegroom started, conchs, clarionets, drums and kettle-drums were sounded.

On the way, an incorporeal voice from the sky addressed Kamsa who was holding the reins:
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“Oh foolish fellow, eighth son from the womb of her whom you are conducting, shall slay you”.

Being thus warned, Kamsa with a sword in hand, seized his sister and proceeded to kill her. Vāsudeva pleaded "You possess virtues how is it that you attempt to kill your sister."
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SUFFERING OF MOTHER EARTH & LORD VIŚNU'S INCARNATION

Once, Mother Earth who was overburdened with the crushing weight of Daityas who assumed the guise of arrogant kings, sought refuge to god Brahmā.
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Taking the form of depressed cow with her face overflowing with tears, she approached Brahmā’s and represented to him her grievous plight.

Realizing the piteous condition of earth, god Brahmā along with Earth, Lord Śiva and other gods, came to abode of Lord Viśnu
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On the instructions of Lord Viśnu, Brahmā asked Gods and Goddesses to birth in the Yadu Clan and wait for Lord Viśnu to take incarnation. Lord Brahmā then told Mother Earth to wait for Lord Viśnu's incarnation who will salvage her from these daityas.
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STORY OF KING RAJI

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King Raji had five hundred brave sons. Once during a war of devas and asuras, both the devas and the asuras went to Brahma and asked who would win the war; Brahma replied that the side for which King Raji fought would win. Image
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King Raji agreed to fight from their side if they make him Indra, Asuras rejected saying that Prahlada will be their Indra and hence King Raji refused to fight for them

The gods too came to Raji and asked him to fight on their side. King Raja presented the same condition
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that he gave to Asuras and Devas agreed to his condition.

Raji fought on the side of the gods and defeated Asuras. After the war, Lord Indra reached King Raji and said “You have protected us, so you are like my father.
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The guardian deities who preside over the 8 points of the compass ie. the four cardinal and four intermediate points of the compass are:

1. Indra, east;

2. Agni, south-east;

3. Yama, south;

4. Surya, south-west;

5. Varuna, west;

6. Vayu, north-west;
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7) Kuvera, north;

8) Soma, north-east.

Each of these guardian deities has an elephant who takes part in the defence and protection of the quarter, and these eight elephants are themselves called Loka-palas:

1) Indra's elephant at the east is Airavata.
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Airavata is also called Abhra-matanga, "elephant of the clouds"; Arkasodara, "brother of the sun"; Naga-malla, "the fighting elephant"; Madambara, "covered with ichor". His wife's name is Abhramu.

2) Agni's elephant at the south-east is Pundarika and his female Kapila.
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When we are in pain, we seek help from all mightly! but what if this pain is given by the Lord himself for our betterment, what should we do?

A beautiful story ahead, Read on!

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Searching for Mata Sita Lord Rama reached Dandakaranya
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he was thirsty, at Pampasar lake he kneeled down to drink water, while keeping his bow to his side, Lord unknowingly kept it on a frog. When Lord Rama had water and was picking up his bow, to his horror he saw that he had rested his bow on a frog.

Rama picked up the frog
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and saw that frog was badly bruised, Lord asked the frog "Why did you not speak and told me your pain". The frog replied "Oh Lord, when others cause pain to me I call you for help, but when this pain is given by you who should I call? I accept this pain as your blessings"
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Read this story knowing that symbolically Gajendra is a human, crocodile is the sin and muddy water in lake is sāmsara

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Gajendra Moksam: Once upon a time Indradyumna stayed in his hermitage on Malaya mountain, he had undertaken the vow of silence. Image
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Once when Indradyumna was praying to Lord Hari, There by chance arrived the celebrated sage Agastya accompanied by his disciples. Finding Indradyumna seated in solitude and remaining silent without showing the courtesy of greeting a guest the sage flared up in rage.
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He pronounced following on Indradyumna : “This sinful, uncultured, wicked soul has insulted a Brahmāna. He is dull-witted like an elephant. Let him be born as elephant.”

Indradyumna in next life was born as elephant. Once elephant (Indradyumna) came to garden called Rtumat.
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The wealth that remains after completion of sacrifice is Rudra's share

Story of Nābhāga

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Nābhāga son of Nabhaga was youngest of brothers, the most learned and wise, and had spent long time as a celibate. When he returned and demanded his share Image
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his brothers gave him their father as his share.

Nābhāga went to his father and said, “My elder brothers have allotted you as my share”. His father told, “Do not place any faith in their words, I am not a property to be enjoyed, but am a life-long commitment for maintenance
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These neighbouring descendants of the Ańgiras family are now engaged in a sacrificial sessionon every sixth day, they get confounded about the exact procedure ordained for the sacrifice. You teach those noble-minded Brāhmanas the two hymns celebrating the Visvedevas,
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Hiranyakaśipu: 3rd Story in the Series

Hiranyakaśipu consoles his relatives and vows to take revenge!!!

When Varaha (Lord Viśnu’s avatar) killed Hiranyāksa his brother Hiranyakaśipu was agitated with wrath.
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Trembling with rage, he looked at the sky and spoke “My beloved brother was killed by insignificant enemies through Hari. I shall satisfy my brother who is thirsting for bloody with the profuse blood of Viśnu with his neck cut off by my trident”
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Then Hiranyakaśipu addressed his mother and nephews “You ought not to lament the death of a hero”.

Hiranyakaśipu relatives continued to lament so he narrated the story of King Suyajña who ruled Uśinara. When Suyajña was killed in the battle the queens were deeply grieved.
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2nd Story in Series

Viśnu's attendant Jaya & Vijaya take 1st birth as Hiranyakaśipu & Hiranyāksa. Viśnu took avatar as Vāraha & Narsimha for their Salvation

Hiranyakaśipu & Hiranyāksa were born as asura sons of Sage Kasyapa and his wife Diti.
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Hiranyāksa was always looking for a fight and in his quest for a suitable warrior he goes to svārga but Indra and other gods hide themselves. Having conquered Svārga Hiranyāksa dived into ocean, with intent to fight Varuna he arrived at Vibhāvari, the capital of Varuna
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When called by Hiranyāksa for a fight Varuna replied saying that only Lord Visnu can quench Hiranyāksa thirst of an opponent

To entice Lord Hari to fight Hiranyāksa stole earth and hid her in rasatāla. Lord Hari to save earth took avatar as Vāraha.
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This thread catalogues some events from King Chitraketu to the Kuru Dynasty of Kauravs and Pandavas

Chitraketu : A realized King and a great Yogi gets cursed by Maa Parvati and is born as an Asura.
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King Citraketu ruled in the country called Śūrasena. To him the earth yielded whatever he desired. He had many wives but did not get any children

Once sage Ańgiras arrived to his palace. King Chirtaketu duly honoured the sage and told the sage that
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not having a heir to his kingdom troubles the king

The sage asked caru (rice cooked in milk) to be prepared and after offering it to gods gave it to Queen Kartadyuti. Queen Krtadyuti soon conceived a son through Citraketu.
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Last of the 3 Part Story

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Having learnt from Nārada, the report of the death of his wife Sati on being insulted by Prajapati Daksa and of the total rout of the army of his attendants by the Bhrgu in that Sacrifice, Śiva’s anger knew no bounds. Image
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Śiva got enraged, he pulled out a matted lock of hair which dazzled with terrific splendour, like flash of lightning and flame of fire. He sprang to his feet, and with loud laughter and roar, dashed it on ground, From it was born Virabhadra, of colossal size, who touched
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the skies, by his stature. He had a thousand arms. His complexion was like a dark cloud. He had three eyes brilliant like the Sun, He had sharp fangs, His locks of hair were shining like burning flames fire. He wore a garland of skulls and held various weapons aloft.
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How did Sati leave her mortal body?

Not by jumping into sacrificial pit but via power of her Yoga and meditation!!

Once Daksa organised a great sacrifice, he invited everyone except Lord Śiva. When Sati came to know about the sacrifice
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she requested Lord Śiva to come along with her to her father's abode and attend the sacrifice. Lord Śiva told Sati that he cannot go as he has not been invited. On repeated insistance of Sati, Lord Śiva agreed for Sati attending the function and along with her sent his gāna
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Sati reached her father's house but was not treated with respect, her sisters and mother too out of fear of Daksa did not attend to her. When Sati confronted her father, Daksa criticised Śiva. This criticism was unacceptable to Sati and she decided to leave her mortal body.
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TEMPLES OF KAŚI: ATMA VIREŚVARA

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King Amitrajit conquered his enemies and ruled righteously. From his wife Malayagandini he begot a son Vīra. The boy was born under inauspicious star and hence the minister of king advised queen Malayagandini Image
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that she should immediately abandon her son else the king will meet his death.

On hearing this, the queen called her servant and asked her to take the new born child to Vikatā Devi and submit the child in front of Devi. The queen's servant did as she was instructed.
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The goddesss Vikatā on seeing the child gracefully shining like a moon summoned Yoginïs and asked them to take the child to Mother-deities (Mātrgana) and request them to protect the child.

With the blessing of Siddhi, the child immediately turned 16 year old.
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Today is Mrutunjay Amavasya, the day when Dharmaveer Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj won over death and attained Moksha.

Remembering the Brave son of Bharat Mata Chhatrapati Sambhaji maharaj on his Punya tithi.

Om Shanti 🕉

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DO WE CONTROL MIND OR DOES MIND CONTROL US?
Read the following story twice, the 2nd time with explanation & decide for yourself.

King Purañjana had a friend called Avijñāta. King wandered earth in search of an abode. He did not approve of any of the cities as suitable.
Once he reached a beautiful city having 9 gates. In the city he saw a young girl of superb beauty, she was accompanied by 10 servants and a serpent with five hoods.
The King Purañjana requested the girl to be his wife, they got married and entered the city.
The King Purañjana was deeply attached to his queen and did whatever the queen wanted him to do. The queen however gradually stopped following the way of Dharma and love stuck king was deceived by the queen and lost his original nature.
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Birth of Soma, Datta and Durvāsas : When the sage Atri was urged by god Brahmā to undertake the work of creation, he along with his wife went to one of the principal mountain ranges, and was engaged in the performance of austere penance.
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On that mountain, the sage controlled his mind by means of Prānāyāma and stood for one hundred years on one leg, defying heat and cold and subsisted on air.

Seeing that the three worlds were being distressed by the fire produced by the fuel of the sage’s Prānāyāma,
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The three Lords of the world, Brahmā, Viśnu and Śiva went to the hermitage of the sage.

Sage Atri paid them homage by prostrating himself fully before them on the ground, like a stick.
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A question to self, What Type of Devotee are you, what type of Devotee you'd rather be?

TĀMASA: He who becomes devotee with intention of doing injury to others, out of hypocrisy & jealousy or under the influence of anger is called a Tāmasa type of devotee
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RĀJASA: He who, with a desire of worldly pleasures or of fame or authoritative power, worships me in my images and entertains notions of difference, is a devotee of Rājasa type.
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SĀTTVIKA: He who wishes to purge all his karmas, or desires to dedicate them to the Supreme Lord or worships the Lord with the simple objective of worship and expecting no return for it but entertains the idea of difference, is called a devotee of the Sāttvika type.
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There are 4 Stages of Life viz

1st Stage: Brahmacarya Āśrama ,
2nd Stage: Grhastha Āśrama,
3rd Stage: Vanaprastha Āśarama,
4th Stage: The Samnyāsa Āśrama.
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There are 4 different types of each of these stages

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1st STAGE: Brahmacarya āśrama - Celibate stage. It is of 4 types :

- Sāvitra: observance of celibacy and study of Sāvitri for three nights from the upanayana (thread bearing ceremony),

- Prajapatya: observance of celibacy for one year,
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- Brahmā: observance of celibacy till the completion of the study of Vedas,

- Brhat: celibacy throughout life.
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PRĀNĀYĀMA : Prāṇa is the vital breath in the body. That which causes the movement is called Prāna, Āyāma is checking. Hence Prāṇāyāma means checking or restraining the breath.

Apart from Prana other vital breaths are
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Apana, Sāmana, Udana, Vyana, Nāga, Kurma, Krkara, Devadatta and Dhananjaya.

The vital breaths of the body can be conquered through the mastery over Prana

- Apana is the vital air that takes the food lower down.
- Vyana is diffused through the limbs and it develops them.
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- Udana is the vital air that affects the vulnerable points in the body among the limbs.
- Sāmana is the vital air that spreads equally.
- Nāga is the vital air for the activity of belching,
- Kurma is the vital air for the activity of closing the eyes,
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The "Integrated country strategy" with #SriLanka will likely be our template for #BharatVarsh as a union of #Indic civilization.
Interesting to note that instead of imposing ourselves we've let the #SriLanka govt outline the details of the integration process on their terms.
A detailed description of what they're looking at below . In essence seems to be much like a federation of union of states .Better for the people of both nations .
Russia went straight to Dand .
We try to stay between Saam & Daam use Bhedh if necessary as a measure of Dand .
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Bhagvata Purana :

Jaya and Vijaya worked as Lord Vishnu's gatekeepers in Vaikuntha . The two brothers were loyal and executed their duties efficiently. After a while, Jaya and Vijaya started taking pride in being the servants of Lord Vishnu. Image
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One day, four Kumars, also known as Sankadik Rishis, named Sanaka Kumara, Sanatana Kumar, Sanandana Kumara, and Sanat Kumara visited Vaikuntha. However, they were stopped at the entrance by Jaya and Vijaya who made fun od Sankadik rishis because of their height.
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Jaya and Vijaya had grown so arrogant that they didn't extend courtesy to the four learned saints. And even after repeated appeal, they turned a deaf ear. Sankadik Rishis were annoyed and cursed Jaya and Vijaya that they would leave Vaikuntha and take birth as humans.
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medium.com/carre4/on-deco… #Decoloniality- a relatively new western movement used to drive BLM politics, support Khalistani infiltration of Punjab farmer protests, pseudo-dalit caste activism, fan #Hinduphobia and self-loathing by deleting adhyatma, yoga, dharma. #BreakingIndia 2.0.
western academia projects like #Decoloniality are rooted in materialism, focus on outer transformation.

Dharmic movements reject sacred v secular partition. Outer progress reflects inner transformation via embodied knowing.

first & foremost, Bharat is an #adhyatmic civilization
trans from a good talk in Hindi on Tantra in the India Inspires YT channel.
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