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Friday, September 22, 2017

Ayyapa

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A Muslim diamond merchant has found a 'unique and auspicious' gem -- a rough diamond in the shape of Lord Ganesha, and has vowed never to sell the 'good omen' to anyone.
Rafique Bilakhaiya, 38, who is from suburban Malad, buys rough, uncut diamonds from the local diamond markets in Mumbai and sells these to diamond vendors in the city and abroad.
'I have never come across such a unique and auspicious diamond in my career in this industry. The fact that Lord Ganesha has come to me unsought is the best omen. I feel I am truly blessed by the Vignaharta (the remover of obstacles) - especially with the 10-day Ganapathi festival starting next month (Sep 11),' Bilakhaiya said, folding his hands reverentially. 
'I am a Muslim, but have grown up in Maharashtra and hence know that Lord Ganesha is the remover of all obstacles and he grants boon to all His devotees. I don't want to give Him away,' he added.
Bilakhaiya pointed out that he has neither polished nor cut the precious diamond, but has directly set it onto a gold pendant of 10 grams.
'If I cut it or polish it, the diamond will lose its divine shape and so will the Lord Ganesha be gone forever...,' he said.
Bilakhaiya says he bought the diamond, weighing 6.41 carat, from the local diamond market of Mumbai last month.
It was only after some days that he realised that it was in the shape of Ganesha. 'I am relieved I did not polish it,' said Bilakhaiya, who is observing fasts in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The diamond market in suburban Malad, from where Bilakhaiya operates, is in a Hindu dominated area, with a large population of Jains and Gujaratis.
After hearing of Bilakhaiya's prized rock, his office has become a veritable pilgrimage centre - scores of people queue up daily for a 'darshan' of Lord Ganesha in the raw, uncut diamond.
Bilakhaiya says once a diamond is polished, it loses 60-70 percent of its volume. 'So, the diamond that is 6.41 carat right now will be reduced to around 2.5 carat after cutting and polishing it, but its value will go up phenomenally, more than six times.'
Bilakhaiya bought the uncut diamond for around Rs.400,000, but after cutting and polishing it, he can sell it for over Rs.25 lakh.
'Many vendors, after having seen the Ganesha shaped diamond, offered to buy it from me at any price. But I really don't have the heart to give away the good Lord who has chosen to come to my house,' Bilakhaiya said.
But he did say, in an afterthought, 'However, I might change my mind and sell it to someone who is a true devotee of Lord Ganesha.'
(Mauli Buch can be contacted at mauli.b@ians.in)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Bhandasura

As furious Maha Deva opened his third eye and converted Manmadha as a heap of ash

http://fireaz.blogspot.com/search/label/Kama

Ganesha playful materialised a Purusha from that heap. Ganesha was delighted at his Creation and embraced the Purusha. He advised him to worship Maha Deva so that  he could grant Siddhis to him; Ganesha gave the instruction of ‘Shata Rudreeya’ and the Purusha recited hundred times and sought Shiva’s boons; the boon was that half of his enemy’s Shakti should be dissipated while he faced them and that the Astra-Shastras of the enemy should become futile; the boon further assured that he should enjoy his privileges for sixty thousand years! As Brahma learnt of the purport of the boon he stated out of desperation : Bhand! Bhand! why was this boon was granted!  Eversince the Purusha came to becalled as Bhandasura. Bhanda became a terror to the Universe and Asura Guru Shukra gradually honed his battle skills. He called up Mayasura and made him construct another Amaravati and declared himself as Indra. He acquired a Kireeta which was gifted to Hiranyakashipu by Brahma. Shukra gave him an Umbrella given to him by Brahma and he was never bothered him by disease or fatigue. Thus Bhanda became an Apara Indra with all the fanfare of Indraloka. Bhanda had eight warrior sons  and four daughters. Eventually, Indra and Devatas became subservient to Bhanda. Being a staunch devotee of Maha Deva, his progeny too adopted the father’s qualities; his sons were Indra Shatru, Amitraghna, Vidyunmaali, Vibhishana, Ugrakarma, Ugradhanvu,  Vijaya and Shritiparaga. There were regular Yagna Karyas and the Havya bhoktas were Bhanda and his followers! Vedaadhyayana was common in the houses of common Asuras of Bhandasura’s households.

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Bhanda’s grandeur was ever growing for sixty thousand years but gradually, the spendour slackened and his virtuosity too commenced to wane. That was the time that Vishnu was waiting for as Indra was almost on a breaking point; a Loka Mohini Maya was created with the mission of enticing Bhandasura and also despatched a few Apsaras led by Vishvachi to attract Bhanda’s key persons in the Court and the Sacred deeds like Yagnas were affected; Vedas were forgottten and Shiva’s worship took a backseat.Guru Shukracharya’s cautions were ignored and thrown to winds. Sage Narada then took up the mission of reviving the self-confidence of Devas who were dormant in their spirits and  self-assurance so far; he prompted Devas to virtually wake up and worship Parashakti. Infused by Narada’s sermons, Devas were activated and got refreshed with enthusiasm and reinforcement of devotion to Devi Parvati.While Bhanda’s advisers, army and Praja were gradually sinking in moral turpitude,  Devas came to enjoy confidence and morale boost-up. Guru Shukracharya warned Bhanda and his men that Vishnu did lasting and irrevocable  damage by spreading Maya and inciting them into fast slippages of their erstwhile demeanor of excellence. On realising their mistakes, Bhanda made last-dig amends by reviving Shiva Puja, Homas and Vedadhyanas, but alas his efforts lost the punch and determintaion.

Lalitodbhavana, Stuti by Devas and Wedding with Shiva : Devas were engaged in collective and continuous efforts of Yagnas and homas. On one glorious day, Indra and Devas witnessed a huge illumination from the ‘Mahaagni Kunda’ within a circular shaped radiance a profile of a Devi fully ornamened and bright silk dressed with four hands with a Paasha, Ankusha, a Sugarcane bow and five arrows with a smile beaming on her face appeared. Devas were in bliss to witness that Supreme Vision and commended her. As Lalita Devi gave her appearance, Brahma arrived along with Maharshis and so did Vishnu by his Garuda Vahana. Shiva also arrived by his Vrisha Vahana. Narada and Devarshis, Gandharvas, Apsaraas too reached there and Vishwakarma was asked to build a suitable Nagari to accommodate several visiting dignitaries including the Mantraadhi Devata Devi Durga, Vidyadhi Devata Shyama and Ambika. Sapta Matru Devatas viz. Braahmi, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Vaaraahi, Indraani, and Chamunda came as also Ashta Siddhi Devatas viz. Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Praapti, Praakaamya, Ishitwa and  Vasitwa. Crores of Yoginis made a bee-line too. Bhairavas, Kshetra palakas, Maha Saasta, Ganeswara, Skanda, Veerabhadra were there to readily serve Devi. Brahma then proposed to Hari that this was the opportune time to perform the Sacred Wedding of Devi Lalita and Maha Deva. With mutual consent, the wedding was celebrated under the auspices of Vishnu the brother of Lalita Devi. The latter gifted to her an arrow of never fading fragrant flowers; Varuna Deva gave a Naaga Paasha, Vishwakarma gave an ‘Ankusha’; Agni gave a ‘Kireeta’; Chandra Suryas gave her sparkling ear-studs; Ratnaakara Samudra gifted a variety of Ornaments; Devendra gave an ‘Akshya Madhu Patra’ or a Vessel containing eversasting ‘Madhu’; Kubera rewarded a Priceless Chintamani necklace; Ganga and Yamunas gave Vinjaamaras or hand fans; Indra and Devatas, Dikpalakas, Marud Ganas, Sadhyas, Gandharvas, Pramathaganas were delighted to hand over therir respective weapons to Lalitha Devi. Then Maheswara and Maheswaris were given a ‘Vedokta Mantraabhisheka’. As both of them were seated on a Golden Throne, Brahma named Lalita Devi as Kameshwari or Kamakshi. As the whole Universe  was thus replete with joy, excitement and anticipation the Bhandasura would soon be eliminated, Sage Narada prostrated and made a formal request to launch the Vijaya Sena Yatra or the Victory March to kill Bhandasura.

Lalitha Devi’s Vijaya Yatra and Bhandasura Vadha: The Victory March commenced with sky-reaching reverberations of ‘Vaadyas’ or sound  instruments of Mridangas, Murajas, Patahas, Jhallaris, Hundukas, Gomukhas, Barbaras, Hunkaaras and so on. From Lalita’s Ankusha emerged Sampatkari Devi who alighted an Elephant called ‘Rana Kolahala’who in turn materialised countless elephants. From Lalita Devis’s Pashaayudha were materialised innumerable horses of varied descriptions like Vanayjas, Kambhojaas, Sindhujas, Tankanas, Parvateeyas, Paaraseekas, Kaala vandijas, Yavanobhutas and Gandharvas. Armed by her various hands, Lalita sat on a horse back even when Dandanatha or Senapati named Shrinatha led her army while the former in turn created several Chandi Shaktis seated on Mahishas / buffaloes or Lions; in fact, the  Stree Shaktis created for the occasion were twelve in number viz. Panchami, Dandanaatha, Sanketa, Samayeswari, Samaya Sanketa, Vaaraahi, Potrini, Vaartaali, Maha Sena, Agjna, Chakrewsari, and Arighna. Besides, there were sixteen Mantra Nayikas named Sangeeta Yogini, Shyama, Shyamala, Mantranayika, Mantrini, Sachiveshi, Pradhaanesi, Shukapriya, Veenavati, Vainiki, Mudrini, Priyakapriya, Neepapriya, Kadambesi, Kadambavanavaasini and Sadaamada. Meanwhile, a Figure  representing Dhanur Veda with four hands, three heads and three eyes gifted a Dhanush (Bow) and two containers full of Arrows to Jagadamba saying these would be useful to fight Bhandasura.Hahagriva then described Parameswari with the following Pancha Vimshati Naamaas viz. Shri Lalitha, Maha Raagni, Paraamkusha, Chaapini, Tripura, Maha Tripura Sundari, Sundari, Chakranatha, Saamraajni, Chakrini, Chakreswari, Maha Devi; Kameshi, Parameshwari, Kamaraga Priya, Kaama koti, Chakravarti, Maha Vidya, Shiva, Ananga Vallabha, Sarva Paaatala; Kulanatha, Amnaaya naaatha, Sarvaamnaya Natha, Sarvamnayna Nivasini and Shringrara Nayika; reciting  these names of Lalita Parameshwari would bestow name and prosperity.

Tri Ratha Varnana: Ahead of Laliteswari’s chariot called Kiri Chakra Ratha, were the Geya
Chakra Ratha and Geeti Chakra Ratha.  The Nine-Storyed front-running Chariot that moved towards Bhandaasura had  huge contingents of Shaktis and these were  Ashta Siddhis and Matrikas afore-detailed and Prakata Shaktis viz. Sarva Sankshobhini, Sarva Vidraavini, Sarvaakarshanakrunmudra, Sarva Vashankari, Sarovanmadana Mudra, Yashti, Sarva Mahaankusha, Sarva khastra charikaa Mudra, Sarva Beejaa, Sarva Yoni, and Sarvatrikhandika. Also there were sixteen Chandra Kalaa Shaktis named Kaamaakarshi Kalaa, Budhyaakarshini Kalaa, Ahankaaraakarshini Kalaa,  Sabdaakarshini Kalaa; Gandhaakarshini Kalaa, Chittaakarshini Kalaa, Dhairyaakarshini Kalaa, Smrityaarshanika Kalaa, Naamaakashinikaa Kalaa, Beejaakarshinikaa Kalaa, Atmaakarshinikaa Kalaa,  Amritaakarshinikaa Kalaa and Shareeraakarshinika Kalaa. On the eighth Storey of the Chariot, are four armed and three eyed of the radiance of Surya Chandra and are charged with high emotions to kill Bhandasura. On the seventh Storey were Stree Shaktis like Ananga Madana, Ananga Madanaaturaa, Anangalebhaa, Ananga Vegaa, Anangaankusa, and Anangaalingapara all of whom were anxiously waiting to terminate Bhandaasura. On the sixth storey of  the Chakra raja Ratha are like Kaalaagni and they possessed Agni Baana, Agni Dhanu, Agni Khadga who were all materialised from the Kaamaagni Shaktis and their names were Sarva Sankshobhini, Sava Vidraarini, Sarva -akarshana, Sarvaahlaadani, Sarva sammohihi, Sarvastambhana, Sarvjrumbhana, Sarvonmaadana and Sarva Dwandwaksha -yankari. On the fifth Storey were ‘Kulotteernas’ who had crooked eye-brows and carriers of Parashu, Paasha, Gada, Ghanta, and Manis. These Stree Shaktis were Sarva Siddhiprada, Sarva Sampadprada, Sarva Priyankara, Sarvanga Sundari, and Sarva Soubhyagyadayani; these were basically the boon-bestowing and merciful Devatas. The fourth Storey Devatas were ten in number viz. Sarvajna, Sarva Shakti, Sarvaish -warya prada, Sarva Sarva Jnaanamayi, Sarva Vyadhi Nivaasini, Sarvaadhaara Swarupa, Sarvaahapara, Sarvanandamayi, Sarva Rakshaa Swarupini and Sarvepsita phala pradayaini. The third Storey Shaktis Vaagadheeswaris, and Veenaa-Pustaka Dharinis called Vashini, Kaameshini, Bhogini, Vimala, Aruna, Javini, Sarveshi, and Kaalini; these were all Rakshasa Samhara kaarinis. The Shaktis in the second Storey of the Chariot are as powerful as Lalitaa herself and were very close to her and were equally armed like Lalita herself and they were always ready to help, protect and be of forgiving nature! These magnanimous Shaktis were called Kameshi, Bhaga, Nityaklinna, Bherunda, Vahnivaasini, Maha Vajreswari, Dati Twarita, Kula Sundari, Nityaa, Nilapaakaa, Vijaya, Sarva Mangala, Jwaalaamaalini and Chitra. Such was the magnificent presence of Maha Shaktis accommodated in the Chariot . Similarly Shaktis in the Geya Chakra Ratha Prathama Madhya or the central portion of the first Storey was Sangeeta Yogini who was very intimate to Sri Devi and was the Residence of Mantrinis.Other storeys of the Ratha too were similarly brilliant with other Shaktis. The front chariot was of ten yojana’s height; the accompanying Geeti Chakra Ratha had a height of seven yojanas and that of Kiri Chakra Ratha was of six yojanas in which Laliteswari was sitting brilliantly.

Preamble to Dev’s battle with Bhandasura: As the Three Chariots were on the move, Rakshasas were mortally frightened and there were deadly omens to them while Devi’s entourages were in top spirits anticipating emphatic Victory. The fool hardy Bhandasura was bragging away as  in a dream world that a woman called Lalitha was coming to fight who nodoubt was stated to be beautiful and graceful and that instead of encountering in a battle he would like to invite her to a private encounter!! Ha ha! Bhanda’s younger brothers Vishukra and Vishanga were the World’s most dreaded and  terrifying warriors and the erstwhile devotees of Maha Deva who only knew how  to subdue and conquer and were unaware of fear or surrender. As Bhanda was in the fancyand romantic world, the brothers tigthtened the screws and bolts of the chatiots and charioteers. The Great Rakshasa warriors who frightented Devas and kept on them  leash as they woud to slaves were so strong that each of them were able to make a multitude of Devas demoralised for a very very long sixty thousand years of Bhandasura’s unchallenged sovereignty aided by thousands of Akshouhinis of unique strengh and of Mastery of Crookedness and Maya!  Such powerful Rakshasas uprooted Indra, created a fresh Swarga with modern facilities, controlled Lokapalakas, PanchaBhutas, Tri Murtis, and finally approached a Woman to lead! The Rakshasa warriors included Kutilaaksha, Durmnada kuranda, Karanka, Kaalavaasita, Vajradanta, Vajramukha, Vajraloma, Vikata, Vikataasana, Karaalaaksha, Karkataka, Dirgha Jihva, Humbaka, Karkasha, Pulkasa, Pundraketu, Jrumbhakaaksha, Tikshna shringa, Yamantaka, Atimaya, Ulukajitat, Kujvilaashwya, Attahasa, Mushaka, and Kumbhotkacha.

Bhandasura’s Associates exterminated: Lalitha Devi sounded her ‘Pataka Dhwani’ or the Sound of The Fluttering Flag as a mark of attack and Bhandasura responded with his ‘dundhibhis’ or war drums which deafened the Three Worlds. As a trail exercise, Kutilaksha commenced the Operation with ten lakh Akshouhinis and Sampadkari Devi attacked Durmada and in the first round there were casualities with an edge to Durmada. Sampakari showed her red eyes and in no time the Stree Shaktis extinguished  the well trained oppposition and even before the re-fill arrived Durmada was killed. Kutilaksha shouted on Sapatkari and said that there was no great reason to celebrate the  initial sacrifice which normally assessed the depth of the opposition; so saying, Kutilaksha attacked by a  horseback appearing once in  the  Raksasha camp and suddenly opposite the Devi’s camp; while on one side, Kutilaksha and Samvasraswati were grappled with each other, Kuranda faced Samatkari.The latter put up such an encounter that the rapidity of each other’s arrows covered up Surya and the clash of  their Astras provided illumination to periodically dispel darkness! Finally, Kuranda fell and Bhandasura realised the Shaktis meant business!  Karanka and five Daitya Senapatis were then despatched who created a ‘Rana Maya’called Sarpini which created poisonous flames and showered serpents but Nakuleshwari Shakti utilised Garudaastra and also showered Mongooses. As Karanka and five other Senapatis were destroyed, Bhandasura and Kutilaksha instructed Seven more Senapatis to face the attack from the side of Devi; these Senapatis were all born to Rakshasi Keekasa  (born of Bones) and were named Baalaka, Soochi Mukha, Phaalamukha, Vikarna, Vikataanana, Karaalaayu and Karataka.The Sapta Senapatis were asked to proceed with three hundred Akshouhinis of army to attack Lalita Devi directly. But the invincible Shaktis displayed their penchant for blood-drinking and apart from the Sapta Senapatis the massive army was destroyed.  Vishanga the brother of Bhandaasura entered the battle and surreptitiously went under Lalitha Devi’s chariot and managed to hit his arrow on her hand fan. Kameswari and Tithi Nityaa Shaktis were highly infuriated and Kameswari told in a rather apologetic tone to Devi that since her chariot was fully secured by Maha Mantra Shaktis, the Rakshasaas were trying to use their Maya in the night to make an entry from the rear side under the chariot’s wheel and now the Shaktis viz. Vanivaasini, Jwaalaamaalini would then display their power. Then the Nitya Shaktis aimed their arrows and killed countless Daityas ; Kameswari killed Damana, Bhagamala shot straight into the Senanayaka Dirghajihva, Nityaklinna annihilated  Humbeka, Bherunda Shakti thrashed Hulumallaka, Vahni vaasaa Shakti crushed Kaklusa, Maha Vajreswari Shakti   destroyed Kesivahana, Shivaduti Shakti sent Plukasa to Yamapuri, Twarita cut Pundraketa into pieces; Kulasundari smashed Chandabahu, and so on. The villian who started the Adharma Yuddha viz. Vishanga tried to escape but Kameswari Devi caught him by his neck and tore off  his Kavacha with her sharp nails and in the process he escaped narrowly but Kameswari let him off as a retreating timid was not fair to run after and what was more the night was just entering the early morning hours. There were floods of blood and unbearable smell of putrid dead bodies all over. Devi Lalita instructed Jwaalamaalini to encircle the entire area with flames to make the army of Bhandasura and also clean up the mess of dead bodies of his army. Her chariots were lifted up the Mahendra Mountain while Dandini Shakti remained on the left of Kiri Chakra Ratha, Shyamala Devi was in the southern side, in the North was Sampadeswari and in the front Hayasana was present. As Bhandasura’s sons were asked to attack and display their prowess, Bala Shakti of nine years of age requested Devi to please let her play with the sons of Bhanda along with a fresh battalion of two hundred akshouhinis and Lalita smiled  and consented. Bala Shakti uprooted the progeny of Bhandasura and wiped out the army despatched afresh.  At this juncture Bhandasura was not only agitated but demoralised. Vishukra  then set up a Maha Yantra and made a desperate bid when Ganesha saluted Lalita and took her permission to face the Maha Jaya Yantra as conceived by Vishukra. Gajasura arrived to operate the Most Potent Yantra. MahaVighna Nayaka took  the forms of Six Vighna Nayakaas viz. Aamoda, Pramoda, Sumukha, Durmukha, Arighna and Vighna karta and each of these were the Chiefs of crores of ‘Herambas’; these six forms of Ganesha and the crores of Herambas moved ahead of him and their mere  ‘Hunkaaraas’ wiped out akshouhinis of Daityas, while the power of their trunks destroyed the remnants. Ganesha himself attacked Gajasura and killed him even as Vishukra who invented the so called Jaya Yantra was destroyed into smitheerens. An undaunted Bhandaasura was nodoubt frustrated and humiliated but the show had to go on and hence sent his brothers Vishukra Vishangas. Vishukra was so notorius that Trilokas were shivering at one stage and he was the Yuvaraja / successor of Bhandaasura. Both the brothers planned to attack Devi together instead of dividing themselves in two directions. Lalita Devi consented that  Mantrini Dandini might take the onslaught of the brothers. Mantrini was for all practical purposes the Maha Raajni Lalita herself! All the associated Shaktis of Mantrini were in such inspired disposition as their morale was sky-high; some alighted horses, some were in chariots and others mounted elephants. Shyama Shakti provoked  Vishukra; Nakuli Devi fought with  Vishu, Maha Maya Kunti with Peshu, Bhauravi with Madada, Laghu Shyama with Kushura, Swapnesi with Mangala, and so on. Vishukra released Trishaastra which made all the Shaktis highly thirsty and the army of Lalita had tough time to cope up the situatation. Dandini prayed to Sura Samudra and the intoxicated Shaktis were joyfully killng the Daityas with redoubled excitement. The Trishastra instead of creating thirst of water thus ended up in the thirst of Madhu and the Devi Sena had a glorious time in killing the Daityas with redoubled vigour and adventurism! Danda Nayika encountered both the brothers together and hit Vishanga with a ‘hala’( plough)  and Vishukra with ‘Musala’(mace).

Bhandasura exterminated: With the death of his dear brothers, sons and Senapatis and army of several akshouhinis, Bhandasura was crestfallen and depressed; yet, he proceeded with Kutilaaksha and thirty five Senanayakas and two hundred and eighty five Akshouhinis of army; excepting one woman in Shunyaka Nagari, his Head Quarters, the entire population went fight in the final battle. He alighted his huge chariot drawn by  lions; countless of his army members had little space to travel by Bhumi and had to fly on the sky. Soon on spotting Devi Lalita, he despatched the Astra of ‘Andhataamishra’ and she retalliated it with ‘Vishwaavasaastra’ / ‘Suryaastra’ and blunted his arrogance. He threw ‘Antakaastra’ and Devi replied it with the Astra of Maha Mrityunjaya. He used ‘Sarvastra Smriti’ and she destoyed it with Dharana / Medhaastra. Bhanda utilised Bhayastra to frighten Shaktis but Amba used ‘Aindraastava’ to relieve fears. The Asura used Maha Rogastra and she sent back ‘Naama Trayaastra’ which released the resounding voices of ‘ Achyuta-Ananda-Govinda’ along with ‘ humkaara’ sounds.  Bhanadasura threw at her the ‘Ayushnaasha’ or Life Destroying Arrow, and Devi replied that Astra with ‘Kala Sankarshini’ or Life Extending Astra. The desperate Bhandasura then forwarded Maha-Asura-Astra which was the super-combination of the energies of several notorious Asuras like Madhu-Kaitabha, Mahishaasura, Dhumralochana, Chanda-Mundeswara, Chikshibhu, Chamara, Rakta beeja, Shumbha-Nishumbha, Kalakeya, Dhumra and so on. There were ‘Hahaakaaras’from the Devi Sena and the combined strength of various Asuras was too overwhelming. Devi then laughed boisterously and materialised Durga who was the Composite Form of all Devaas; Maha Deva provided to her a mighty ‘Shula’, Vishnu his Sudarshana Chakra, Varuna his conchshell, Agni his heat and radiance, Vayu a bow and arrows, Indra his Vajraayudha, Kubera his chashaka or drinking vessel, Yama his Kala Danda, Maha Danda, and Paasha; Brahma his Kamandalu or vessel, Iravata his bell, Mritya Devata her Khadga and metal resistor, Samudra his ‘haara’ or necklace, and Vishwakarma gifted ornaments.

http://howhumans.blogspot.com/search/label/Bhandasura

Whosoever reads or hears the Legend of Lalita Devi’s victory over Bhandaasura would become fearless; they would attain Siddhis, Bhakti, Shakti, Arogya, Keerti , Aishwarya and Mukti  ! At the huge relief that Tri Lokas came to experience, Brahma-Vishnu-Rudras-Indra and Devas-Adityaas-Vasus- Maruds- Sadhya Devatas-Siddha-Kimpurusha-Yaksha-Nishaachara-Daityas felt so gladdened in their hearts and Maha Devi Lalita sat on a Golden Throne looking relaxed  and satisfied; there was a fresh wave of hope, virtue, courage, confidence and happiness began again to all the Beings with relief and fulfillment. Brahma and others made a spontaneous Commendation at the Victory of Maha Raajni Lalita Devi.

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Source
http://brahmasaraswati.blogspot.com/search/label/Brahmanda 

Srisailam

The Sakshi Ganapati Temple has been beautifully located at the hill town of Srisailam. It's placed amongst the backdrop of picturesque natural settings and enshrines a black idol of Lord Ganesha. Being the most loved Ganapati temple in Srisailam, all pilgrims generally tend to start their visit to Srisailam from Sakshi Ganapati temple. There is a modest climb of 10 steps to reach the sanctum of this temple. The most alluring part about the temple is its location. The temple nestles amongst dense woods. The surroundings are calm and the environment almost enchanting. The area is also clean and quiet pristine, making it suitable for praying and meditation.

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Source
http://ultimatelight.blogspot.com/search/label/Srisailam

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Bhadra

Seeing Shiv and Paarvatee grief stricken, Vishnu hurriedly mounted on His Garud, His Divine eagle, and rushed to the banks of the Pushpbhadraa River, from where He brought back the head of a young elephant. The head of the elephant was joined with the headless body of Paarvatee's son, and thus He revived him. The infant was named Ganesh and all the Gods blessed Ganesh and wished him power and prosperity.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Atharva Seersha

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Sri Ganapathi Atharva Seersha
(From Atharvana Veda)
        Translated by
   P.R.Ramachander

(Ganapathi atharva seersha is a part of Atharvana Veda. It is classified as an Upanishad and not as a chant. But this is considered universally as the greatest and most effective prayer addressed to Ganesa .I have used a small book let giving meaning of this great prayer published by Om graphics and also  write up and meaning given in Audarya fellowship and Mathra on line. This is also called Gana Upanishad or Ganapthi Seersha Upanishad,)

OM Namasthe Ganapathaye
Thwameva prathyaksham thathwamasi
Thwameva kevalam karthasi.
Thwameva kevalam Dharthasi
Thwameva Kevalam Harthasi


My Salutations to the Lord of Ganas,
You are the direct experience of you as me,
You are only the doer of all works, (creator)
You are only the bearer of all burdens, (one who looks after)
You are only the one who destroys(destroyer)

Thwameva sarvam khalvidam brahmasi,
Thwam sakshath athmasi nithyam.

You are the supreme God who conquers,
And you are the real imperishable soul.

Hritham Vachmi. Sathyam Vachmi.

Speak that which helps,
Speak only truth.

Ava thwam maam. Ava vaktharam.
Ava srotharam. Ava datharam.
Ava dhatharam, Ava noochana mava sishyam.
Ava paschathath Ava purasthath
Ava utharotharath. Ava dakshinathath.
Ava chordhwathath. Ava adharathath.
SArvatho maam pahi , pahi samanthath.

Protect me ,Protect those who speak.
Protect those who hear. Protect those who make it pure,
Protect the  giver, Protect me and my students.
Protect west. Protect east,
Protect north. Protect South,
Protect above. Protect below,
Protect me from everything from all directions.

Thwam vangmayathwam chin maya.
Thwam aananda mayathwam brahma maya.
Thwam sachidananda adwithiyosi.
Thwam prathyaksham brahmasi,
Thwam jnana mayo vijnana mayosi.

You are that which makes me speak.
You are filled with joy, filled with Brahmam.
You are the one without second truth , mind and bliss.
You are the Brahmam which is directly experienced.
You are filled with wisdom and filled with science.

Sarva Jagad idham thwatho jaayathe.
Sarva Jagad idham thwatha sthishtathi.
Sarva Jagad idham thwayee laya meshyathi.
Sarva jagad idham thwayee prathyethi,
Thwam bhoomir aapo analo anilo nabha.
Thwam chathwari vak padhani.

All the  universe originates from you,
All the universe exists because of you.
All the universe finally mixes within you.
All the universe is nothing but you.
You are the earth, water fire, air and the sky,
You are the four types of speech  and all the words.

Thwam gunathrayatheetha , thwam avastha thrayatheetha,
Thwam deha thrayatheetha, thwam kala thrayatheetha,
Thwam moola dhara sthitho aasi nithyam,
Thwam shakthi thrayathmaka,
Thwam yogino dhyayathi nithyam,
Thwam brahma thwam vishnusthwam,
Rudhrasthwam , indrasthwam , agnisthwam,
Vayusthwam sooryasthwam chandramasthwam,
Brahma  bhoorbhuva swarom.

You are beyond Sathva, Rajas and Thamas,
You are beyond three types of experiences-waking , sleep and dream,
You are beyond the body states of Gross, subtle and casual,
You are beyond the three divisions of time-past, present and future,
You always and daily stay in mooladhara Chakra,
You are the three states of energy-creation, maintenance and destruction,
You are being daily meditated upon by sages,
Yo are Brahma , you are Vishnu , you are Shiva.
You are Indra, You are fire , you are wind.
You are the Sun, You are the moon,
You are all inclusive and all pervading.

Ganadhim poorvamucharya varnadhi thadanantharam,
Anuswara para thara. Ardhendhulasitham,
Tharena rhidham, yethathwa manu swaroopam,
Gakara poorva roopa, akaro Madhyama roopam,
Anuswaraschanthya roopam , bindhur uthara roopam,
Nadha sandhanam  samhitha sandhi,
SAisha Ganesa vidhya  ganaka rishi,
NIchrud gayathri chanda, Ganapathi devatha,
Om Gam ganapathaye Nama.

Ga is the first part , Na is the second part,
After that Um followed by a crescent dot ,
Followed by the Om is the full form of the chant,
That is Ga first Aa in the middle,
This is followed by anu and ends with a dot,
When these sounds are merged you get the Manthra,
Ganaka is the sage for this knowledge of Ganesha,
The metere is Nischad Gayathri  and god addressed is Ganapathi,
And the chant is “Om Gam danapathaye Nama.”

Yeka danthaya vidmahe, vakrathundaya dheemahi,
Thano danthi prachodayath.

Om, Let me meditate on that one tusked God,
Oh, God with broken tusk, give me higher intellect,
And let the elephant faced one illuminate my mind.


Yethad adharva seersha yoadheethe,
 sa brahma bhoothaya kalpathe,
Sa sarva vignair bhadyathe,
sa sarvatha sukhamedhathe,
Sa pancha maha papath pramuchyathe.

This is called the head of the Atharva veda,
It makes you capable of merging with God,
It removes all road blocks on your way,
It leads to permanent happiness, and pleasures,
It helps you out of the five great sins.

Sayamadhiyano dhivasa krutham papam nasyathi,
Pratharadhiyano rathrikrutham papam nasyathi,
Sayampratha prayunjano papo bhavathi,
Sarvathra dhyano  apavignio  bhavathi,
Dharmartha kama moksham cha vindathi.

Meditating it in the evening, removes sins committed in day time,
Meditating in the morning , removes the sins committed at night,
Meditating during evening and morning removes all sins committed,
Meditating on it always does never have any problems.
And you would get Dharma, wealth and salvation.

Idham adharvaseersha masishyaya na dheyam,
Yo yadhi mohad dhasyathi sa papeeyan bhavathi,
SAhasravarthanath yam yam kamam adheethe,
THam thamanena sadhayeth.

This adharva seersha should not be given, who is not a disciple,
He who gives it due to passion, becomes a great sinner,
Thousand times repetition helps one get all that one wishes to get.

Anena Ganapathim abhishanchathi  sa vagmi bhavathi,
Chathurthyam sanan japathi sa vidhyavan bhavathi,
Ithyadharvana vakyam
Brahmadyavaranam vidhyath na vibhothi kadhachanethi.

He who gives ceremonial bath chanting this would become a master of words,
He who reads it with empty stomach on the fourth phase of moon  becomes knowledgeable.
This which has been written in Atharvana Veda,
Makes gods like Brahma very dear to you,
And he who chants it becomes one with knowledge,


Yo dhurvankurai sa vaisravanopamo  bhavathi,
Yo lajair yajathi sa yasovan  bhavathi , sa medhavan bhavathi,
Yo modhaka sahasrena yajathi sa vanchitha phalam avapnothi,
Sa sajyasamibdhir yjathi sa sarva labeth sa sarva labeth.

He who worships with dhurva grass chanting this would become very rich,
He who worships with puffed rice chanting this , would become very famous,
He who worships with thousand modhakas  would get all his desires fulfilled,
He who worships with fire sacrifice  would get all that he wants.

Ashto brahmanan samyagra grahayithwaSoorya varchaswi Bhavathi,
Soorya grahe maha nadhyam prathi masam nidhou, va japthwa sidha manthro bhavathi,
Maha vignath pramuchathe Maha doshath pramuchyathe , maha apath pramuchyathe,
Sa sarva vidh bhavathi sa sarva vidh bhavathi sa yevam veda Ithyupanishad.

He who chants with eight Brahmins  would get the effulgence of Sun God,
He who chants it during solar eclipse in the shores of great rivers or in front of Ganesa every month,would become the master of this manthra and all he tells would become true,
He would get rid of major road blocks,
He would get rid of great problems,
He would get rid of great dangers,
He would become greatly knowledgable, greatly knowledgable
This is the Veda and this is the Upanishad.

Om sahana avathu sahanou bhunakthu,
Saha veeryam karava vahai,
Thejaswinad adhethamasthu ma vidhishavahai.

Let both of us be protected,
Let both of us get food,
Let both of us do valorous deeds together,
Let this knowledge illuminate us,
Let this knowledge make us at peace.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Vinayagar Songs

Your Brain is Ganesha

Ganesh / Bhagavad Gita

Eight Avatars

Center of Every Chakra

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Kashyapa


  1. Another tale of Ganesha's birth relates to an incident in which Shiva slew Aditya, the son of a sage. Shiva restored life to the dead boy, but this could not pacify the outraged sage Kashyapa, who was one of the seven great Rishis. Kashyap cursed Shiva and declared that Shiva's son would lose his head. When this happened, the head of Indra's elephant was used to replace it. Still another tale states that on one occasion, Parvati's used bath-water was thrown into the Ganges, and this water was drunk by the elephant-headed Goddess Malini, who gave birth to a baby with four arms and five elephant heads. The river goddess Ganga claimed him as her son, but Shiva declared him to be Parvati's son, reduced his five heads to one and enthroned him as the controller of obstacles (Vignesha).
  2. Mahotkata Vinayaka (Mahotkaţa Vināyaka), who has ten arms and a red complexion. Different sources list his mount (vāhana) as either an elephant or lion. He was born to Kashyapa (Kaśyapa) and Aditi in the Krita yuga. The name Kāśyapaḥ (descendant of Kaśyapa) for Ganesha refers to this incarnation. This incarnation killed the demon brothers Narantaka (Narāntaka) and Devantaka (Devāntaka), as well as the demon Dhumraksha (Dhūṃrākşa).


Pathala Ganapathi

Monday, February 6, 2017

Akbar



The bulk of Tansen's biography as found in the Akbar court historian accounts and gharana literature consists of inconsistent and miraculous legends. Among the legends about Tansen are stories of his bringing down the rains with Raga Megh Malhar and lighting lamps by performing raga Deepak. Raga Megh Malhar is still in the mainstream repertoire, but raga Deepak is no longer known; three different variants exist in the BilawalPoorvi and Khamaj thaats. It is not clear which, if any, corresponds to the Deepak of Tansen's time. Other legends tell of his ability to bring wild animals to listen with attention (or to talk their language). Once, a wild white elephant was captured, but it was fierce and could not be tamed. Finally, Tansen sang to the elephant who calmed down and the emperor was able to ride him.

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