railmitra

Jun 03 2020, 11:56

10 Epic Ramayana Places That You Need to Visit Once in Your Life

Lord Rama travelled to different parts of India during his lifetime and those places are now worshipped with great reverence. Check out the list of all the famous Ramanaya places you can visit!

     

http://bit.ly/2ArhBNf

SanatanDharm

Feb 10 2020, 10:18

Om Namah Shivaya

As mentioned in Hindu scriptures, there have been several sages, lords of heaven, and men and women, who were blessed with immortality. They have never been seen by mortals of present time, but their existence continues to linger.

There have been several archeological evidences found in India that hint towards ancient religious events, like Mahabharata and Ramayana, while some findings even point towards the existence of Gods on Earth.

Among those who were blessed with immortality back in ancient times, was Ashwathama, son of Guru Drona, from Mahabharata.

He was a warrior and true friend of Duryodhana, and even fought on the side of Kauravas against Pandavas, in the iniquitous war of Kurukshetra.

He was the grandson of Great Sage Bharadwaja, one of the Saptrishis. Ashwatthama was third in the line of warriors, after Karna and Arjuna, who killed most number of army men in the Kurukshetra war.

Of the 11 avatars of Rudra, was Ashwatthama, who was also the one of the seven Chiranjivis, who could live until the time ends; thus turning them into immortals.

But, did you know that immortality was a curse bestowed on Ashwatthama by Lord Krishna? It is said, ever since the war of Kurukshetra, Ashwatthama had been wandering on Earth, unseen by any mortal.

According to the ancient Hindu legends, after being informed of his father, Guru Dronacharya’s death, Ashwatthama with revenge on his mind, went to fight of Pandavas.

And, it was during that time that he un-instigated killed Draupadi’s brother and all five sons of Pandavas, in their sleep.

Determined to destroy the Pandava clan, he aimed a Brahmastra at Pandavas. On Sage Vyasa’s intervention, he stopped.

Ashwatthama, however, didn’t know how to withdraw the astra. So, he changed the direction of the Brahmastra and in his revenge, aimed it at Arjuna’s daughter-in-law, Uttara, who was carrying his grandchild, Abhimanyu’s child.

  • SanatanDharm
     @SanatanDharm The astra hit her womb, killing the last surviving sons of Pandavas. This action of Ashwatthama, choosing to destroy the unborn life, compelling the powerful curse from Krishna; taking away the release of death from Ashwaththama as he lived a long and painful life.
    
    It is said that even today Ashwatthama still resides within the deep caves of Aseergarh fort, near Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh. In order to reduce the effect of Krishna’s curse, Ashwatthama religiously worships Lord Shiva inside the Gupteshwar Mahadev temple.
    
    Locals believe that every night Ashwatthama visits this temple and performs strict penance to seek Lord Shiva’s mercy. They claim to have been finding a rose flower and some kumkum on Shivling.
    
    It is said that Ashwatthama first takes bath in the nearby pond, and after cleansing ritual, he worships Lord Shiva.
    
    The journey to Gupteshwar Mahadev temple is not an easy task. The temple premise is surrounded by endless ravines on all four sides; with only option left- to climb up through steep stairs along the walls.
    
    It is said that only Ashwatthama knows the secret passage to come through the temple and leave, without seen.
    
    Locals say that anyone who stays behind late in this temple, to see Ashwatthama, never came back with sane mind. Anyone who sees him loses all his senses.
    
    Every year, thousands of devotees gather the courage to climb the steep journey to Gupteshwar Mahadev temple, to seek blessings from the holy Shivlinga to which Ashwatthama worships, every night.! 
railmitra

Jun 03 2020, 11:56

10 Epic Ramayana Places That You Need to Visit Once in Your Life

Lord Rama travelled to different parts of India during his lifetime and those places are now worshipped with great reverence. Check out the list of all the famous Ramanaya places you can visit!

     

http://bit.ly/2ArhBNf

SanatanDharm

Feb 10 2020, 10:18

Om Namah Shivaya

As mentioned in Hindu scriptures, there have been several sages, lords of heaven, and men and women, who were blessed with immortality. They have never been seen by mortals of present time, but their existence continues to linger.

There have been several archeological evidences found in India that hint towards ancient religious events, like Mahabharata and Ramayana, while some findings even point towards the existence of Gods on Earth.

Among those who were blessed with immortality back in ancient times, was Ashwathama, son of Guru Drona, from Mahabharata.

He was a warrior and true friend of Duryodhana, and even fought on the side of Kauravas against Pandavas, in the iniquitous war of Kurukshetra.

He was the grandson of Great Sage Bharadwaja, one of the Saptrishis. Ashwatthama was third in the line of warriors, after Karna and Arjuna, who killed most number of army men in the Kurukshetra war.

Of the 11 avatars of Rudra, was Ashwatthama, who was also the one of the seven Chiranjivis, who could live until the time ends; thus turning them into immortals.

But, did you know that immortality was a curse bestowed on Ashwatthama by Lord Krishna? It is said, ever since the war of Kurukshetra, Ashwatthama had been wandering on Earth, unseen by any mortal.

According to the ancient Hindu legends, after being informed of his father, Guru Dronacharya’s death, Ashwatthama with revenge on his mind, went to fight of Pandavas.

And, it was during that time that he un-instigated killed Draupadi’s brother and all five sons of Pandavas, in their sleep.

Determined to destroy the Pandava clan, he aimed a Brahmastra at Pandavas. On Sage Vyasa’s intervention, he stopped.

Ashwatthama, however, didn’t know how to withdraw the astra. So, he changed the direction of the Brahmastra and in his revenge, aimed it at Arjuna’s daughter-in-law, Uttara, who was carrying his grandchild, Abhimanyu’s child.

  • SanatanDharm
     @SanatanDharm The astra hit her womb, killing the last surviving sons of Pandavas. This action of Ashwatthama, choosing to destroy the unborn life, compelling the powerful curse from Krishna; taking away the release of death from Ashwaththama as he lived a long and painful life.
    
    It is said that even today Ashwatthama still resides within the deep caves of Aseergarh fort, near Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh. In order to reduce the effect of Krishna’s curse, Ashwatthama religiously worships Lord Shiva inside the Gupteshwar Mahadev temple.
    
    Locals believe that every night Ashwatthama visits this temple and performs strict penance to seek Lord Shiva’s mercy. They claim to have been finding a rose flower and some kumkum on Shivling.
    
    It is said that Ashwatthama first takes bath in the nearby pond, and after cleansing ritual, he worships Lord Shiva.
    
    The journey to Gupteshwar Mahadev temple is not an easy task. The temple premise is surrounded by endless ravines on all four sides; with only option left- to climb up through steep stairs along the walls.
    
    It is said that only Ashwatthama knows the secret passage to come through the temple and leave, without seen.
    
    Locals say that anyone who stays behind late in this temple, to see Ashwatthama, never came back with sane mind. Anyone who sees him loses all his senses.
    
    Every year, thousands of devotees gather the courage to climb the steep journey to Gupteshwar Mahadev temple, to seek blessings from the holy Shivlinga to which Ashwatthama worships, every night.!