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Once upon a time there lived a great sage named Dadheechi, who was the son of sage Chyavan, a descendant of sage Shukraachaarya. Dadheechi had a friend Kshuva, who was a great king. Once Kshuva and Dadheechi came to an argument that a king is equated as god and he shall command more respect but Dadheechi told that a Braahman was revered even by gods and kings and hence he needed more respect. Then ensued a great argument between the two in which process, Kshuva hit his Vajra to Dadheechi and he got injured. So Dadheechi went to Shukraachaarya Jee and the sage Shukraachaarya taught him the Mrita-Sanjeevanee Mantra and asked him to pray to Shiv and sought his boons.
Accordingly sage Dadheechi prayed to Shiv and got three boons from him - of not having death, adamantine bones and absence of distress. After getting these boons Dadheechi went to fight with Kshuva and even the thunderbolt used by Kshuva could not harm Dadheechi due to his boons by Shiv, after which Kshuva prayed to his favorite Vishnu who then came to fight with Dadheechi. He also failed as even His discus could not harm Dadheechi because Dadheechi was the devotee of Shiv and Vishnu's Sudarshan Chakra could not harm Shiv's devoteee as it was given to Him by Shiv only. Later Kshuva accepted his defeat and praised the sage Dadheechi.
It is written in Shiv Puraan, Rudra Sanhitaa, section 2, chapters 38 and 39 that whosoever reads this story can conquer premature death. The place where this happened is Sthaaneshwar and it is written that whosoever visits this place will not have premature death and will have salvation. Sthaaneshwar is today known as Thaanesar named after the local ancient Shiv temple in Karnaal district of Haryaanaa and Shiv Bhakt living in North India can easily visit this place and get benefited.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 04/23/13