1. Naarad Jee Gave Shaap to Vishnu
2. Naarad Jee Looks for a Devotee of Naaraayan
3. Naarad is Affected by Krishn's Maayaa
4. Naarad Jee and Shani
5. Why Naarad Jee Wanders Around
6. Naarad Jee - Some Other Stories
7. Naarad Moh Stories
Naarad Muni is one of the ten Maanas Putra (brainchildren) of Brahmaa Jee - Mareechi,
and Naarad. He was born from his lap. He is a Brahmchaaree and always wanders in
all Lok with His Veenaa singing and playing it. His Veenaa is made with tortoise
shell (Mahaabhaarat, Shalya Parv, Ch 54).
Naarad as Provoker of Quarrels
He keeps all the information of everywhere. He is fond of quarrels, so he
is a provoker of quarrels too. Several incidents may be quoted of his this
Uttar Kaand, Sarg-20)
When Raavan was going to Rasaatal to win Naag, Naarad Jee instigated him
to win Yam Raaj first, and when Raavan agreed to do that, he arrived at
the place of the fight before Raavan to see their fight.
Udyog Parv, Ch 45-55]
When Krishn goes to Hastinaapur as a Peace messenger, everybody tries to change
Duryodhan's mind from war to peace. Some Rishi were also present there. Among
them there was a Rishi Kanv. He told the story of
Maatali to Duryodhan.
Maatali also knew about Naarad's this habit. Maatali was out in search of a groom for
his daughter. When Naarad Jee suggested him that he could search a groom for his daughter
among Daitya. Maatali commented that he wouldn't do such a thing which could provoke
quarrel between Devtaa and Daitya because he knew that Naarad was fond of fomenting
Naarad Jee instigated Satyabhaamaa
two times against Rukminee - read these
Naarad As a Helper
But otherwise he is of very helping nature:
(1) He helped Dhruv guiding him for
(2) He helped Vaalmeeki to become Maharshi Vaalmeeki.
(3) He helped alleviate Ved Vyaas Jee's dissatisfaction
which arose in his heart after writing Mahaabhaarat.
He advised him to write about the events related to Hari. So he wrote
Shree Mad-Bhaagvat Puraan.
(4) He advised Pareekshit to hear
Shree Mad-Bhaagvat Puraan Kathaa for his emancipation when he got the Shaap of
Shameek Rishi's son
Shringee Rishi, that he would be bitten by
Takshak Naag on the seventh day from that day.
Naarad-Proud of His Bhakti to Vishnu
some stories about how Vishnu destroyed his this pride.