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Who were Akbar and Birbal

AKBAR – THE GREAT Before we learn about who were Akbar and Birbal, let’s learn about Akbar. King Akbar was courteous and respectful towards all. At times he could be violent and overmastering. His magnetic personality won him love and affection of his people. Also won him respect and admiration of his enemies. Akbar was superb at riding, polo and...

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How Akbar and Birbal met

How Akbar and Birbal met. Emperor Akbar loved hunting. Even as a child, he would run away from his lessons and his tutors in order to go riding and hunting. When he grew up, he was a better rider and a more fearless hunter than any of his courtiers. One day while chasing a tiger, Akbar and few brave soldiers...

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Mahesh Das fortune – How they met

Let’s continue are part 2 – Mahesh Das fortune – How they met. When Mahesh became a young man, he took few coins which were all his savings, along with the Ring of the Royal Seal, kissed his mother farewell, and set out upon the long road to the new capital of Empire, Fatehpur Sikri. He walked a long way and...

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Vishnu – Dasha Avatar -Ten Incarnations-

In Indian mythology the ten incarnations of Vishnu are highly spoken of as a theological concept in Vedic history. In every age Lord Vishnu descended on earth, in either animal or human form to preserve the world and mankind from increasing evil.  The first three avatars (Matsya, Kurma and Varaha avatar) which descended on Earth was during the Sat Yuga, next three (Narshimha,...

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First – Matsya Avatar – The Fish Incarnation-

Lord Vishnu incarnated Matysa avatar in Sat – Yug. According to the Bhagvad Purana, one day Lord Brahma (creator) approached Lord Vishnu (preserver) and said that he had foreseen a PRALAYA (disaster) that would occur soon and was worried for the safety of the Vedas*, which could be stolen. Lord Vishnu assured Brahmaji that he would take care of everything....

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Second – Kurma Avatar – The Tortoise Incarnation-

Lord Vishnu incarnated Kurma Avatar in Sat- Yug to help devtas from Asuras. Though Devtas and Asuras were cousins, they were at war all the time. Day by day the tension between Devtas and Asuras grew and as a result of that gods were losing their strength due to the extreme curse* that was given to them by Saint Durvasa....

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Third – Varaha Avatar – The Boar Incarnation-

Lord Vishnu incarnated Varaha Avatar in Sat- Yug to help mother earth. One day Lord Brahma’s four sons came to meet Lord Vishnu at his abode – Vaikunth. Since Lord Vishnu was resting at that time, the two guards named Jaya and Vijaya stopped them from entering the gates.Lord Brahma’s sons were very angry and they cursed Jaya and Vijaya to...

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Fourth – Narsimha Avatar – The half man- half lion Incarnation-

Lord Vishnu incarnated Narshima Avatar in Sat- Yug to help Prahlad, his ardent devotee. Lord Vishnu, in the form of Boar, had killed Hiranyaksha. Devtas were happy & there was a lot of rejoicing in the heaven, but not for long. Hiranyaksha’s elder brother Hiranyakashipu was very angry with his brothers death and wanted to take revenge. He turned towards other...

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Fifth – Vamana Avatar – The Dwarf Incarnation-

  Lord Vishnu incarnated Vamana Avatar in Treta- Yug to protect Indra’s kingdom. This is the first avatar were Lord Vishnu incarnated himself in a human form – a dwarf priest. After Prahlad, his son Virechana became the king of asuras and Virechana was followed by Bali who was the grandson of Prahlad -a mighty asura. Bali was a great leader...

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Sixth – Parashurama Avatar – The Warrior Incarnation-

Vishnu incarnated Parshurama Avatar in Treta- Yug to exterminate kshatriyas kings who strayed from their path and had become a great burden to Bhoomidevi (Mother Earth) and her children. In treta yug their was a kshatriya king named Arjuna, who had thousand arms. He had appeased Lord Dattatreya and has secured boons from him which had made him invincible. But Arjuna...

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Seventh – Rama Avatar – The Rama Incarnation

Ravana was the son of sage Vishrawa. He had obtained a boon from Brahma that he could not be defeated either by a demon or a man. He was the supreme devotee of Lord Shiva who himself gave him the name ‘Ravana’. The demons made him the king of Lanka. Being in the company of demons he became devilish and...

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Seventh – Rama Avatar – The Rama Incarnation Part 2

(Continued..) In the meantime Shurpanakha came there to create troubles for them but Laxmana clipped off her ears and the nose. She complained to her brother Ravana. He seized this opportunity to punish Rama and set out to Panchavati with his relative Maricha who assumed the form of a golden deer. Sita was enamoured by deer’s beauty. She showed it to Rama...