THE DEITIES RESTING DAYS

Lord Vishnu takes rest on Sheshnag during the whole period of Uttarayan, which begins just after the last day of the bright lunar phase in the Hindu month of Ashadh is over. After he goes to sleep, all the deities, Gandharva, Devamata etc. follow suit. Narada requested Sage Pulastya to…

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VAMANA INCARNATION

INDRA DOES PENANCE TO ATONE FOR HIS SINS Pulastya says after being defeated by the demons Indra went to Brahma loka and narrated his woeful tale to him. Sage Kashyapa- his father was also present there. Lord Brahma told Indra that he was reaping the fruits of his evil deeds.…

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BENEFITS OF STUDYING VAMANA PURANA

Study of Vamana Purana helps a man to enhance his knowledge and makes him free from all kinds of worldly attachments. It also increases his love and devotion towards the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu. There are ten characteristics evident in all the Puranas- 1) Sarg. 2)Visarg. 3) Sthan. 4)…

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BALI’S QUERIES TO PRAHLADA

Bali enquired about the virtues which a man attains by the worship of Lord Vishnu. He also asked Prahlada about the worship and its rituals by which Lord Vishnu is pleased. Prahlada says- “Sages believe that the donations which are made with total devotion and in the name of Lord…

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BALI LIVES IN PATAL LOKA

Pulastya says- After reaching the nether world, Bali got constructed a beautiful city made of diamonds and other precious stones. Vishwakarma had constructed an enormous sized altar in the central part of the city. The windows of Bali’s palace were well decorated with pearls. Bali lived there in luxury and…

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LORD BRAHMA WORSHIPS LORD VAMANA

Narada asked sage Pulastya as  to  where did  Lord  Vamana  go  after disappearing from  the oblation site. Pulastya replied- “Lord Vamana went to Brahma loka mounted on his Garuda. On seeing him, Lord Brahma gave a warm reception and after worshipping him asked about the reason for his sudden arrival.…

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LORD VAMANA’S DEMANDS

Bali was pleased that he would get an opportunity to see the Almighty God whom the sages contemplate upon. He was proud of his good fortune that the lord was paying him a visit. Shukracharya aware of the reason for Vamana’s arrival warned Bali against making any promise to him.…

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ARRIVAL OF LORD VAMANA AT KURUKSHETRA

Pulastya says- “After satisfying Bharadwaj’s curiosity about his different abodes, Lord Vamana left for Kurukshetra where Bali was busy performing his Yagya. As soon as Lord Vamana reached Kurukshetra, the whole earth started shaking violently and high tides rose in the ocean. Being frightened of Lord Vishnu, Agni did not…

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THE GREATNESS OF SARASWAT STOTRA

Sage Pulastya says- “There lived a Kshatriya who kept enemity towards Brahmins. After his death, he was reborn as a demon and spent his life indulging in nefarious activities. Once he saw a hermit doing penance. He wanted to devour him but was unsuccessful in his attempt as the hermit…

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