MARRIAGE OF SAMB

Samb was the son of lord Krishna and born to Jambvati. He had kidnapped Lakshmana, the daughter of Duryodhana from her Swayamvar. Infuriated Kauravas chased them and, with difficulty, they caught Samb and tied him. When the Yaduvanshis got the news, they began preparations to launch an attack on Kauravas.…

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SALVATION OF SHALV

Shukdev says: “Parikshit, now listen to the tale of how Lord caused salvation for Shalv. Shalv was the childhood friend of Shishupal and had attended the marriage of Rukmani as a member of Shishupal’s wedding party. At that time, Yaduvanshis had defeated them all including Jarasandh and Shalv. Right at…

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GRACE ON KALIYA THE NAGA

One day, Bala-Krishna arrived on the banks of Yamuna with their friends. Balarama was not with them that day. The water of the river Yamuna was toxicated by the poison of Kaliya- The Naga. It was exceptionally hot that day and all the cowherds and cattles were very thirsty. So…

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SUDAMA: THE LORD’S FRIEND

During his stay as a disciple at the hermitage of sage Sandipani, Lord Krishna had a Brahmin friend named Sudama. He was very indifferent in nature with no desires for the material things. After their education, Lord Krishna came to Dwaraka while Sudama, who had no any inclination for accumulating…

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BHIKSHU GEET

Lord said: “Uddhava, in the world, there is indeed a dearth of such tolerant people who can tolerate bitter remarks of evil ones. In this context there is a tale of a greedy Brahmin who lived in Ujjain. That Brahmin had been badly tormented by the evil people after he…

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PENANCE OF MARKANDEYA AND SIGHTING OF MAYA

Suta narrated the tale of Mrikandu’s son Markandeya. Taking shelter at Mahakal (Lord Shiva), Markandeya had turned away even Kal (death). And by penance had a sight of Lord Sri Narayana. He prayed God to show His Maya (illusion). Thus Markandeya saw the scene of Pralaya. All the creatures were…

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BRANCHES OF VEDAS AND DIVISIONS

Suta described about the Samhitas and divisions of Vedas to the sages like Shaunak etc. Veda Vyasa divided Vedas into four parts and created four Sanhitas viz, Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva and taught Rigsanhita to Pail, Nigad sanhita to Vaishampayan, Chhandog Sanhita to Jemini and tought Atharvangiras Sanhita to…

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DESCRIPTION OF DYNASTIES IN KALI YUGA

Shukdev describes about the dynasties that would occur in Kali Yuga. Ripunjay or Puranajay would be the last king of Brihdrath dynasty. This dynasty would be succeeded by the kings of Nand dynasty. Then a diplomatic Brahmin, named Chanakya, would exterminate this dynasty and enthrone Chandragupt Maurya. In Maurya dynasty,…

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