VIDHYACHAL OBSTRUCTS THE PATH OF SURYA

Once,  Sage  Vyasa  narrated  the  following  tale  to  all  the  assembled  sages–  ‘Once,  while wandering about, sage Narada arrived at Vindhyachal mountain. He was received with great honour and respect by Vindhyachal mountain. But, when the time arrived for Narada to take his leave, he took a deep sigh, which…

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AGASTYA ORDERS VINDHYA TO DIMINISH ITS SIZE

When Agastya learnt of the problem created by Vindhyachal, he agreed to help the deities despite fully aware of the fact that once he left Kashi it would not be possible for him to see his dearest Kashi once again at least in his present birth. Before leaving for Vindhyachal,…

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KASHI -THE SACROSANCT PLACE OF PILGRIMAGE

After travelling for sometime, both of them arrived near Sri Shail mountain. Pointing his finger towards the mountain, Agastya told his wife–‘One, who has a good fortune of seeing the peaks of this mountain, never takes a second birth.’ Lopamudra replied in amazement–‘ If the sight of this mountain was…

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LORD KARTIKEYA DESCRIBES THE MAJESTY OF KASHI

Sage Agastya and his wife Lopamudra circumambulated Sri Shail Mountain and climbed up Lohit mountain where they found Lord Kartikeya. Both of them eulogized Kartikeya by singing Vedic hymns in his praise. Lord Kartikeya was extremely pleased by their devotion and said- ‘O revered sage! You can understand Kashi’s importance…

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THE ORIGIN OF KASHI

Sage Agastya asked Lord Kartikeya how the sacrosanct place, Kashi came into being. He also asked how Kashi became famous as a place capable of giving salvation to a man. Lord Kartikeya revealed to Agastya that once Parvati had asked Lord Shiva the same question. Lord Shiva had told her–…

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