TALE OF MATSYAVATAR

King Parikshit asked: ‘O Gurudev, Lord is omnipotent. Why did He then take Matsyavatar like an ordinary being bound by karma? I want to hear the tale of God’s Matsyavatar.’ Shukdev said: ‘O Parikshit, God is one. Still for the preservation of His devotees, He takes various incarnations. He also…

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Vamana incarnation of God

When the Lord arrived in Aditi’s womb, Brahma prayed to Him. By Brahma’s prayers, the unborn God appeared before Aditi. Shukdev says, ” O Parikshit, on the twelfth day of the waxing phase of Bhadrapada month (corresponding to September) Lord tok birth in Abhijit Muhurta. Everywhere, everybody celebrated the arrival…

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CONQUERING OF HEAVEN BY KING BALI

Shukdev says, “Parikshit by the virtues of the ambrosia, the gods had become invincible. They began to take revenge and the demon king Bali met his death in the battle. When Brahma saw the imminent extermination of the demons, he sent Devarshi Narada in the battlefield to make the gods…

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CHURNING OF THE SEA

King Parikshit asked, “O great sage, how did God cause churning of the sea. What was the purpose behind it? Kindly tell me?” Shukdev says, “Parikshit, in the sixth Chakshush Manvantara, the demons king Bali had defeated the gods. Indra had also lost his glory by insulting the garland which…

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Previous Births of Gaja and Grah

Killed by the God, the crocodile at once acquired a divine appearance. He was a good-natured Gandharva (demigod) named Huhu, in his previous birth. By the curse of Mahatma Deval, he had to take birth in crocodile form. But now, by the grace of God he was saved and went…

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DESCRIPTION OF MANVATARAS

(1) Swayambhu Manvantra- King Parikshit said to Shukdev, “Gurudev, I just heard that tale of self-begotten Manu’s lineage. Now kindly describe to me about the others Manus. Also describe the plays of God’s different incarnations which occurred during different Manvantaras.” Shukdev said, “Parikshit, during Tamas Manvantara, Lord Narayana was born…

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