Narada Curse Lord Vishnu–Part II

Narada Curse Lord Vishnu–Part II Posted by VIBHOR MAHAJAN on MAY 14, 2012 As Narada moved on from Lord Vishnu’s adobe, he suddenly saw a beautiful city like he had never seen before. Curiously he entered the city and asked a passerby, “Who is the ruler of this big and charming city?” “It belongs to the glorious King Sheelanidhi”– replied the passerby. Hearing that Narada had come to visit him, the king came out to receive him and welcomed him. [Read More]

Narada Curse Lord Vishnu – Part I

Narada Curse Lord Vishnu – Part I Posted by VIBHOR MAHAJAN on MAY 14, 2012 Once Narada practiced severe austerities in the Himalayas. Indra (King of Gods) became suspicious of Narada and decided to tempt him with worldly pleasures to break his penance. With this in mind, Indra asked Kamadeva (God of love) to break Narada’s penance. Kama came to the spot where Narada was sitting, deep in meditation. [Read More]

Lord Vishnu as Vamana and Birth of Goddess Ganga

Lord Vishnu as Vamana and Birth of Goddess Ganga Posted by VIBHOR MAHAJAN on MAY 11, 2012 Bali Chakravarthi was one of the greatest kings. Though he was a demon by birth, he never deviated from the path of Truth and Dharma (religious ethics). His power and strength kept on increasing as he has been following Dharma. With the help and advice of his preceptor, King Bali had conquered all the three worlds, and dethroned Indra from Heaven and occupied Amaravathi, the capital of Indralok. [Read More]

Lord Shiva Curse Lord Brahma

Once while travelling around the universe Lord Brahma reached the abode of Lord Vishnu. He saw Lord Vishnu resting on Shesh-Nag and being attended by Garuda and other attendants. Lord Vishnu did not get up to receive Lord Brahma. This act of Lord Vishnu got him angry. Very soon, verbal dual erupted between them to determine who is superior. It became so severe that a battle was fought between them, which continued for very long time. [Read More]

Lord Vishnu – Dashavatharam (Part – I)

An avatara is an incarnation, which that a god adopts a human form to be born on earth. The purpose is to destroy evil on earth and establish righteousness. Lord Vishnu is regarded as the preserver of the universe and it is therefore Lord Vishnu’s incarnations that one encounters most often. Lord Vishnu has already had nine such incarnations and the tenth and final incarnation is due in the future. [Read More]

Lord Vishnu–Dashavatharam (Part – II)

Varaha Avatara (Boar Incarnation) Lord Vishnu’s third incarnation was in the form of a boar. Sage Kashyapa and his wife Diti had a son named Hiranyaksha, who became the king of the asuras (Demons). Hiranyaksha’s meditation pleased Lord Brahma and Lord Brahma granted him the boon that he would be invincible in battle. Thus armed, Hiranyaksha went out to fight with the devas (Gods). He comprehensively defeated the gods and conquered heaven. [Read More]

Lord Vishnu – Dashavatharam (Part – III)

Vamana Avatara (Dwarf Incarnation) Prahlada’s grandson was Bali Chakravarthi and he was one of the greatest kings. Though he was a demon by birth, he never deviated from the path of Truth and Dharma (religious ethics). His power and strength kept on increasing as he has been following Dharma. With the help and advice of his preceptor, King Bali had conquered all the three worlds, and dethroned Indra from Heaven and occupied Amaravathi, the capital of Indralok. [Read More]

Lord Vishnu – Dashavatharam (Part – VII)

_ ” yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata abhyutthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srjamy aham” -_ (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter-4) **Sri Krishna said - **“Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion–at that time I descend Myself. ** ” Praritranaya Sadhunam Vinashaya Cha Dushkritam Dharamasansthapnaya Sambhavami Yuge-Yuge. “** _ -_ (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter-4) Sri Krishna said - “In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to re-establish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium. [Read More]