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The story of Garuda

April 30, 2011

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The race of snakes trace their origins to Kadru, the wife of rishi Kashyapa. Kadru bore a thousand snakes for her sons through the grace of the muni. Kadru also had a sister by the name Vinata, who was also married to Kashyapa.

The parallelism of Noah’s ark with Matsya Avatar

July 11, 2010

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Vaivaswata Manu, the son of Vivaswan (Surya), once took to doing austere penances at the banks of river Cheerini. One day, a small fish in the river approached Manu and said: “O Sire, I am but a small fish that lives in fear of the large ones in this river as they may prey upon […]

The Story of King Indradyumna

July 10, 2010

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The story of Gajendra Moksha, where Vishnu saved Gajendra, the King of elephants, from the clutches of a crocodile is well known. Gajendra, in his previous birth lived on the earth as King Indradyumna. The King was born in the lineage of Svayambuva Manu, and ruled the Pandya country. (The above is not narrated in […]

Time: Part 2 – The Kalpa

April 20, 2010

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One thousand Chatur Yugas constitute a daytime for Brahma, and this duration is also called a KALPA. (Mbh 12.302) 1 KALPA = 1 Daytime for Brahma = 1000 Chatur Yugas = 4,320,000,000 human years When the Kalpa ends and Brahma’s night sets in, dissolution or pralaya happens. This dissolution spans the entire nighttime of Brahma […]

The story of Adisesha

April 10, 2010

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Sesha was born to sage Kashyapa and his wife Kadru. Kadru gave birth to a thousand snakes, of which Sesha was the eldest. After Sesha were born Vasuki, Airavata and Takshaka, in order. A lot of Sesha’s brothers were cruel in nature and were bent upon inflicting harm on others. They were even unkind to […]