DIALOGUE OF YAMA AND YAMADUTS

Shukdev says, “Parikshit, when the servers of Lord Vishnu failed the attempt of Yamadutas, they returned to Yamaloka and complained Yama about the event.” “O Yamadev, we had so far known that you are the sole authority of punishing the people as per their deeds. No body had dared so…

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King ambarish story

King ambarish story – Sukhdev says, ” Parikshit, Sharyati was the king Nabhag. His son was Nabhag. He was a great devotee of his parents. As a result of his service for his parents, Nabhag was very much comfortable. He had a son Ambarish who was a great devotee of…

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OBESISANCE TO THE SUPREME BEING – BHAGAVAT PURANA

We meditate to that Paramatma (Supreme Being) who is the eternal truth; and who creates the universe, holds it and causes Pralaya. He is the light independence and from of knowledge in himself. He causes illusions even for the most knowledgeable ones. Yet, He is far beyond all the illusions….

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VEDA VYASA THE PARTIAL INCARNATION- BHAGAVAT PURANA

Veda Vyasa in Mahabharata Veda Vyasa had appeared in Dwapar Yuga. He was the son of Maharshi Parashar and Satyawati then known as Matsyagandha. Vyasa was a partial incarnation of the God. Veda Vyasa effected a division of Vedas, created Puranas conceptualized history (Mahabharataa-which was actually jotted down by none…

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KING PARIKSHIT ENCOUNTERS KALI YUGA

During his regime, the king Parikshit got untoward reports that Kali Yuga had entered within the limits of his otherwise peaceful kingdom. With a huge army, Parikshit at once setout to the spot where Kali Yuga had arrived. On the way he saw the religion and the earth in the…

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KING PARIKSHIT DISHONORS SAGE SHAMIK

One day, king Parikshit went on a hunting excursion. Till noon, he could not find a game. He was feeling restless because of hunger, thirst and fatigue. Searching water and shelter the king reached the hermitage of the sage Shamik. Shamik was in deep meditation so he did not welcome…

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Devotion to God

Sri Sukadeva says ‘O King, ordinary people literally waste their lives in petty matters like useless discussions, worry, sleep and feeding themselves. Those who wish to conquer their fears, O Parikshit, must listen to, recite and remember the tales that depict the plays of Lord Sri Krishna. The human birth…

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How does the god created the universe out of illusions

The king Parikshit felt extreme pleasure when Sukadeva satisfied his queries. He then began to feel submerged in the stream of Bhagavat Katha (tale of the God). His selfish worries regarding his own benefits existed no more. He insisted again: O Brahmin, now kindly explain how does the God create…

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VIDURA WARNS DHRITARASHTRA

Sri Shukadeva says, “O Parikshit, Vidura deserted his homely comforts and luxuries because he had to protest against injustice.” When, after losing in the game of dice, the Pandavas successfully passed the period of their exile and stay in guise, and were denied even then of their rightful share in…

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VIDURA COMES TO KNOW ABOUT KAURAVA’S DESTRUCTION

Travelling through various pilgrimage places, Vidura reached Prabhas region where he got the news of total destruction of the Kaurvas. The news deeply moved him. In search of solace, he continued to wander from one place of pilgrimage to another place. During his wandering, when he reached the banks of…

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DESCRIPTION OF TEN WAYS CREATION BY MAITREYA

1. By the inspiration of God and because of imbalance in pious virtues, creation of Mahattatva (the soul) was the first (Mahattatva the soul). 2. From Mahattatva (the soul) originates Ahankar (the ego) which generates five primitive elements (the earth, the fire, the air, the water and the ether), sense…

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SAGE KARDAM

Continuing the process of creation, Brahma produced Sage Kardam from his shadow and asked him to observe penance first. Thereafter, Brahma dictated Kardam to acquire physical strength and the strength of his sense and undertake the process of creating his offsprings. As per his father’s dictate, Kardam observed severe penance….

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LORD KAPILA

Married life of Kardam and Devhuti is a lesson for all the civilized couples of the world. Abiding to the limits of human behaviour in married life is a guarantee for the wellbeing of the couple. Without religion and morality, a man is not more than an animal. Kardam and…

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LORD KAPILA PREACHES METAPHYSICAL KNOWLEDGE TO DEVHUTI

Mata Devhuti prayed lord Kapila to preach the way for the benefaction of the soul, which is attached with ephimeral body. Lord said ‘O mother, Adhayatma Yoga (spiritual conjugation) is the main way of benefaction for the human beings. With devotion for me, soul becomes self- knowing. Total devotion of…

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Svayambhuva manu family tree

Maitreya then related the description of the Manu’s daughters. Manu and Shatarupa had three daughters- Akuti, Devhuti and Prasuti. Akuti was married to a Prajapati named Ruchi. They begot two children a son and a daughter. The son later on came to be known as Yagya Avatar of Lord Narayana,…

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Story of Dhruva in english – son of King Uttanpad

The self-begotten Manu had two sons- Priyvrat and Uttanpad. King Uttanpad had two queens- Suniti and Suruchi. Uttanpad loved Suruchi more than he loved Suniti. So Suniti was forced to live outside the royal palace with her son Dhruva, while Suruchi and her son Uttam enjoyed all the luxuries in…

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King Prithu Maharaja Story

In the lineage of the king Dhruva, had occurred a king named Anga. Anga’s wife was Sumita, who was the daughter of Mrityadev. They had a son named Vena who was evil in nature. When he grew up and occupied the throne, he became a very cruel ruler. Day by…

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FABLE OF PURANAJAN

King Prithu’s son was Vijitashu. In his lineage later on occurred a king named Prachin Barhi. King Prachin Barhi had many sons. All of them were known as Prachetas, they were all devotees of God and had been sunk in devotion since their childhood. Pleased by their devotion once Lord…

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Priyavrata story in english

Hearing the tale of Prachetas’ devotion and receiving God’s grace by them, a curiosity arose in the mind of the king Parikshit about self-knowledge and Grihastha Dharma (duties of a married person). He asked Sukhdev, “O Brahmin, Priyvrat was a supreme devotee and self-indulgent. Why did he then live in…

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Story of Bharata son of King Rishabha

Rishabhdev was married to Jayanti, the daughter of Indra. Jayanti gave birth to one hundred sons. Bharata was the eldest among them. The youngest nine sons became Yogeshwara. Eighty one sons accepted Brahminism. Remaining nine brothers followed their elder brother Bharata. One day Rishabhdev called a meeting of his sons…

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TALE OF AJAMIL

The king Parikshit requested Shukdev, “O preacher, so far you have related about the way how to overcome attachment for wordily things. Inadvertently, the lliving beings commit some kinds of sins or crimes. O great soul, now kindly tell me the way by which humans can get rid themselves of…

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BIRTH OF DAKSHA FROM PRACHETAS

Shukdev says, “Ten sons of the King Prachinbarhi were known as Prachetas. They observed severe penance under the sea. When they re-emerged, Chandra (the moon-the ruler of the vegetation) calmed them and presented a beautiful daughter of the apsara Prabhlocha, to them as their wife. From her, Prachetas begot prachetas…

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Killing of Vishvarup and MAKING Vajra with DADHICHI bones

Vishrupa became the second Acharya (teacher) of the gods. He also saw over indulgence of Indra in luscious objects. Vishwarup’s mother belonged to demon clan, so he had some inclination for the demons also. Stealthily, he supplied parts of offerings of the oblations to the demons. Very soon, Indra too…

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REMOVAL OF DOUBT ABOUT GOD’S PARTIALITY

The king Parikshit asked, ” O fortunate one, God is said to have an equal view for everybody. Why then does He favor the gods alone. Why does He kill the demons only? Thus I have some doubts regarding God’s impartiality. Kindly remove them.” Shukdev says, ” Parikshit, God’s sketches…

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TALE OF JAY-VIJAY

During the Rajsuya Yagya in Yudhisthira’s court, Lord Krishna had beheaded Shishupal with His wheel. Everyone, including Yudhisthira saw Shishupal’s soul annihilating in Lord Krishna. Surprised Yudhisthira had asked Narada then, ” O Devarshi, isn’t it surprising that Shishupal who was so jealous of Lord Krishna, got merged in Him?…

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TALE OF HIRANYAKSH AND HIRANYKASHIPU

By the curse of Brahmins, the gatekeepers of the God, Jay-Vijay took their first birth as the demons- Hiranyakashipu and Hiranyaksh. Diti was their mother. Hiranyaksh had stolen the earth and hidden it in Sutala Loka, causing worries for Brahma. To remove the worries of Brahma, Lord appeared as Varaha…

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STORY OF PRAHLADA THE GREAT DEVOTEE

Pious virtues of Prahlada: – The youngest son of the demon king Hiranykashipu, Prahlada was very virtuous. He used to serve the sages with love. He treated all the beings equally and did never differentiate them as separate from him. He had a respect for the elders. Despite having knowledge,…

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Preaching to Demon Boys by Prahlada

Prahlada preached, “Friends, human incarnation is a rare thing in this world. So taking shelter at the feet of God in this human incarnation is a success for life. Brothers, God is the friend, beloved and the soul of each and every being. Sensual pleasures are easily available in every…

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CHURNING OF THE SEA AND PRODUCE NECTAR

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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CONQUERING OF HEAVEN BY KING BALI – BHAGAVAT PURANA

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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Vamana incarnation of lord Vishnu – Bhagavat Purana

Vamana Avatar of Vishnu 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,…

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TALE OF MATSYA AVATAR IN BHAGAVAT PURANA

Matsya avatar story in english 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…

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Shraddhadeva manu – THE DYNASTY OF VAIVASVATA MANU

King Parikshit requested Sukhdev to describe about the dynasty of his contemporary Manu, Shraddha Dev. Sukhdev said: ‘Parikshit, I describe about the dynasty of Manu in short because if I go in detail, it will not be completed in hundreds of years.’ Manu Shraddha Dev was the son of Surya…

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Sudyumna story – TALE OF SUDYUMNA

One day Sudyumna had gone on a hunting excursion. Riding the horse with his ministers, Sudyumna reached a forest at the foothills of Meru Mountain. The forest was the nuptial abode of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. As soon as Sudyumna and his companions entered the forests, they all, even…

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SHUKADEVA’S ARRIVAL

At that moment the ever-wandering, indifferent-natured sage Shukadeva also arrived there. He was self indulgent and free from the bondages of ashramas (phases of life). He was then only sixteen years old but appeared quite radiant and graceful. Shukadeva was an honorable figure even for the sages who had gathered…

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TALE OF PARISHADHRU – Son of Shraddha Deva Manu

After the exile of Sudyumna, Manu took to penance with a desire to have son. Pleased by his penance Sri Hari blessed him to have ten sons. Parishadhru was the eldest of them. He was appointed in the service of the cows. One night in darkness, a tiger broke into…

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Story of King Saryati, Sage chyavana and Sukanya Story

Sharyati was the second son of Vaivasvata Manu. He was a great scholar of Vedas. He had an extremely beautiful daughter named Sukanya. One day, king Sharyati was in the forests with his family. Thus roaming, they reached the hermitage of the sage Chyavan. Chyavan was immersed in deep meditation….

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Ikshvaku dynasty story – DESCRIPTION OF IKSHVAKU DYNASTY

Sukhdev says, ” Once Shraddha Dev Manu sneezed violently. From his nostrils, a son was born. He was named Ikshvaku. Ikshvaku had one hundred sons. Vikukshi, Nimi and Dandak were the eldest three of them. Vikukshi 1.)Vikukshi :- Once, Ikshvaku sent his eldest son Vikukshi to collect tubers for the…

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CHANDRA DYNASTY

Sukhdev says, “Parikshit, now I narrate about Chandra dynasty. Many great and pious kings like Pururava had occurred in this dynasty. Chandrama was the son of Atri, the son of Brahma. Budh was the son of Chandrama while Pururava was the son of Budh. Ila was the mother of Pururava….

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Tale of Lord Krishna’s life in Bhagavata Purana

Hearing the tales of Royal dynasties from Sukhdev, king Parikshit requested “Guruvar, you have just narrated the surprising tale of Suryavanshi and Chandravanshi (dynasties). Now I wish to hear the tales of Lord Krishna’s life in detail. It was because of God’s grace that my ancestors could successfully win the…

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Vasudev devaki ka vivah – MARRIAGE OF VASUDEV AND DEVAKI

Shursen’s son Vasudev was married to Devaki, the daughter of Devak. After the marriage ceremony, Ugrasena son and Devki’s cousin Kansa was driving the chariot of newly wedded couple. On the way a celestial voice proclaimed ” O Fool Kansa, the eighth son of your beloved sister, whose chariot you…

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Birth of lord Krishna

Kansa had known that during the battle between the gods and demons he was the demon Kalanemi, and he was killed by Lord Vishnu. So fearing Lord Vishnu rallying with Yaduvansh, Kansa cultivated high degree of hostility towards them. He captured even his father Ugrasen and put him in the…

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FESTIVITIES IN GOKUL OVER LORD KRISHNA’S BIRTH

Devaki’s seventh baby was transferred before birth into the womb of Rohini. The baby was born as Baldevji. At his birth, Brahmins blessed Nand. But laughingly Nand said: “O holy Brahmins, this baby is not mine. It is born to my friend’s wife.” Brahmins said then: “Okay Baba, we will…

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Krishna killed putana story – SALVATION OF POOTANA

Sukhdev says: ‘Parikshit, after many days, entrusting other Gopal’s with the onus of guarding Gokul, Nand went to Mathura to pay annual taxes in Kansa’s court. Vasudev too learned about his arrival and went to see him. Nand felt overjoyed to see Vasudev and embraced him affectionately. Vasudev asked Nand:…

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Sakatasura vadh – KILLING OF SHAKAT

When lord Krishna was twenty-seven days old, a festival was organised in Gokul. Mata Yashoda bathed the baby while the Brahmins recited hymns. Yashoda saw that baby was feeling sleepy, so putting him in a cradle, she left it under a cart. The cart was loaded with pitchers of milk,…

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