Who Inhabited Which City?
Bhaarat's many cities have been inhabited by many ancient
people and kings. Let us see which city was inhabited by whom?
(1) Ashmak (Saudaas or Kalmaashpaad's son)
inhabited Paudanya city.
(2) Bhageerath founded Kosal Desh.
(3) Champ inhabited Champaa Puree
Harishchandra's son was Rohit, Rohit's son was Harit, and Harit's son was Champ.
(4) Hastee inhabited Hastinaapur
Dushyant > Bharat > Bharadwaaj > Manyu > Brihatkshatra > Hastee.
[Bhaagvat Puran, 9/12]
(5) Krishn inhabited Dwaarakaa Puree,
although He drowned it when He left this Lok.
Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u1]
(6) Madhu Raakshas inhabited Madhu Van
- later Shatrughn inhabited it as Mathuraa Nagaree.
(7) Mithil (Janak) inhabited Mithilaa Puree
When Raajaa Nimi died of Vashishth's Shaap, and did not want to be alive in spite of
Braahman's request to Devtaa, Braahman churned his body and produced a man who was
named "Janak". He was called "Videh" because of being born not
from a body, and "Mithil" because of being born by churning the body. This
Mithil inhabited Mithilaa Puree.
[Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/7]
(8) Raivat inhabited Kushsthalee city in sea
Raivat was in Manu Vansh. Manu > Sharyaati > Uttaanbarhi, Bhoorishen and Aanart
[Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/2]
(9) Samvaran inhabited the city of Pratishthaan Pur
Inhabited by Samvaran in the area of 5 Yojan or 20 Kos. According to
7/32/90, "Raajaa Il started ruling the kingdom by inhabiting a city
named Pratishthaan Pur".
(10) Shaabast inhabited Shaabastee Nagar
Ikshwaaku > Vikukshi > Puranjaya > Anenaa >> Yuvanaashwa > Shaabast.
[Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/3]
(11) Shatrughn inhabited Mathuraa Nagaree
After killing Madhu Raakshas' son Lavanaasur, Shatrughn inhabited Mathuraa Nagaree
in Madhu Van.
[Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/6]
(12) Vishaal inhabited Vaishaalee city.
Marutt's son was Dam, his son was Raajyavardhan, his son was Sudhriti, his son was Nar,
his son was Kewal, his son was Bandhumaan, his son was Vegvaan, his son was Bandhu, and
his son was Raajaa Trinbindu. Raajaa Trinbindu was a very qualitative man. Alambooshaa
Apsaraa chose him as her husband and she gave birth to many sons and one daughter named
Idvidaa. Muni Vishravaa learned the knowledge from his father Pulastya Jee and produced
Kuber from Idvidaa. Trinbindu had three sons - Vishaal, Shoonyabindu and Dhoomraketu.
Raajaa Vishaal inhabited a city named Vaishaalee.
[Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/1]
(13) Saamb inhabited Saambpur
Saamb, Krishn's son, was cursed by Durvaasa Muni to be a leper. Later he got cured
by worship of Soorya, so in honor of Soorya Dev he inhabited Saambpur on his name
and built the first temple of Soorya there.
(14) Indrapaal inhabited Indraavatee Nagaree
Indrapaal was as Andhra king. He ruled for 50 years.
(15) Maalyavaan inhabited Maalyavatee Nagaree
Maalyavaan is the son of Indrapaal. He ruled for 50 years.
(16) Kaallivarmaa inhabited Kalikaataa Puree (Calcutta)
(17) The origin of
In 1662, King Charles II of England married the Portuguese Princess Catherine of
Braganza, and received the seven islands of Bom Baia as part of his dowry. Six
years later, the British Crown leased the seven islands to the English East
India Company for a sum of 10 pounds in gold per annum. It was under the English
East India Company that the future metropolitan city began to take shape. After
the war for independence, Bombay once again became a colony of the British
Who and Who Did Not Have Rains in Their Kingdoms?
The first name comes to our mind is the name of Raajaa Rompaad. Rompaad
was in Yayaati Vansh (Yayaati > Anu > Subhaanar > Kaalnar > Srinjaya >
Janamejaya > Mahaasheel > Mahaamanaa > Titikshu > Rushdrath >
Hem > Sutapaa > Bali > Ang > Divirath > Dharmarath > Chitrarath).
This Chitrarath became famous as Rompaad. His counselors told him to invite Rishyashring
Rishi, because if he came into his kingdom, it would rain. So he sent some most beautiful
courtesans to bring him in his kingdom. As soon as he stepped in his kingdom, it rained
and as there was rain, the King understood that the Rishi had come in his kingdom.
The second name is of Raajaa Shaantanu. His counselors told him that
since he had accepted the kingdom before his elder brother Devaapi, that
is why it was not raining. he immediately went to his elder brother who
was in the forest (because he did not want the kingdom), and returned
his kingdom. His minister had already turned his mind against Ved, so
Shaantanu got eligible to get the kingdom and he got rains in his kingdom.
Who Went to Swarg With His Mortal Body
In Hindu mythology there are a few people who went to Swarg with their
mortal body, here are some ---
The first name is of Yudhishthir. He went to Swarg in the last of his
brothers and Draupadee. A Divine Vimaan came to take him to Swarg.
Lakshman also went to his Lok with his mortal body - Indra took his body.
Krishn also went to His Lok with His mortal body.
(4) Vyaadh Jaraa
Vyaadh (Hunter) who shot his arrow at Krishn
thinking Him an animal, Krishn sent him to Swarg with his mortal body.
[Vishnu Puraan, 5/14]
(5) Sant Tukaaraam
Sant Tukaaraam of Mahaaraashtra also went to Vaikunth in his mortal body.
Muni Richeek's wife Satyavatee also went to Swarg with her mortal body.
Adam and Havaa's descendant Virad's son was Hanook - who was a devotee of
Vishnu. He did Havan of fruits and acquired Brahm Gyaan and he went to Swarg
with his physical body. Although he followed all conduct of Dwij and worshipped
Devtaa, still learned people called him
Mlechchh. Muni tell that, Vishnu Bhakti, Agni worship, Ahinsaa, Tapasyaa and
controlling of Indriyaan are Dharm of Mlechchh.
Who and Who Had the Power of 10,000 Elephants?
In our scriptures, there are a few people
who had 10,000 elephants' power and could be killed only by countable people, who were
The first name comes to our mind is of Bheem - the 2nd Paandav of five
Paandav, the son of Vaayu Dev. he got this power from his mother's side
(Naag Lok) when Duryodhan had drowned him in Gangaa after feeding him
poisonous Kheer. He arrived in Naa Lok and they gave him this drink which
filled him with 10,000 elephants' strength.
Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u14]
The second name is of Jaraasandh who also had 10,000 elephants strength, and
that is why only Bheem could be able to kill him.
The third name is of Keechak who also had 10,000 elephants' power. MBH says that only
four people were mightier than Indra - Balaraam, Bheem, Shalya and Keechak himself.
Since Balaraam and Shalya have not killed, that is why only Bheem might have killed him.
It means Paandav are alive.
When Vyaas Jee produced children from Vichitraveerya's widows, he produced Dhritraaashtra
from Ambikaa and reported to Satyavatee that this son will have 10,000 elephants strength.
Its proof may be seen after the war when Paandav come yo see Dhritraashtra, and Dhritraashtra
embraces Bheem's iron statue and crushes it with his arms strength.
He lived in both Yug - in Tretaa Yug with Raam and in Dwaapar Yug with Krishn and Balaraam.
When Balaraam went to Brij, Dwivid started troubling Gopee, so Balaraam Jee killed him.
He was Bhagavaan Krishn's son from Rukminee. He was the Avataar of Kaam
Dev. He also had the strength of 10,000 elephants. He killed Shambaraasur.
He also had the power of 10,000 elephants. He was killed by Arjun in MBH war.
Who and Who Had Gold Pots in Their Yagya
There wee some kings who had all the pots of gold in their
The first name is of King Marutt who had all his Yagya pots made of gold and he
gave so much to Braahman that they could not carry everything with them, so they
left them there only. Later Yudhishythir used that wealth for his Ashwamedh Yagya.
[Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/1]
(2) Varun Dev
Varun Dev also had all his Yagya pots made of gold.
Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u15]
Yudhishthir also had all the Yagya pots made of gold in his Raajsooya Yagya.
Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u15]
size="4">Some Strange Wishes and Boons
Many people, Raakshas etc have expressed many kind of strange wishes
to Bhagavaan, and Bhagavaan has bestowed them boons, some of well-known strange
wishes and boons are given here ---
He asked this Var from Brahmaa Jee,
--I should not be killed by anybody created by you.
--neither I should be killed outside of my house nor inside of the house
--neither I should be killed in day time nor in night time
--neither I should be killed up in the sky, nor on Earth
--nor I should be killed by any weapon
So then how Vishnu killed him?
As you know,
He took Narasinh Avataar to fulfill the first condition - He was not created by Brahmaa
killed him on the door, to fulfill the second condition
killed him in the evening, to fulfill his third condition
killed him keeping him on his knees, to fulfill his fourth condition, and
killed him with his nails (no weapon), to fulfill his fifth condition
He asked this Var from Brahmaa Jee, "I should not be killed by any Devtaa, Gandharv, Raakshas." He left human being and
monkeys from his list as he considered them nothing in front of his might, that
is why Vishnu had to incarnate as a human being and take the help of Vaanar and
He got this boon from Brahmaa Jee. Since he was a great eater and troubled
Rishi Muni too much, Brahmaa Jee got scared of his wish, so he asked Saraswatee
Jee to help him. She immediately helped him, and he asked for a good sleep. When Raavan heard this he
requested Brahmaa Jee to modify his Var to six months of sleep and then to get
up only to eat then to sleep again.
Taarak was the son of Vairaang (son of Kashyap and Diti) and Vairaangee. he was very
ambitious. he wanted to win Devtaa, but since it was not easy, so he resolved to do
Tap for Brahmaa Jee. he did it and when Brahmaa Jee got pleased, he asked or immortality.
Brahmaa Jee refused for it as it was impossible and he might ask for another Var. At
that time Shiv Jee was in Samaadhi, and none could disturb His Tap for His fury. So he
could not marry, so there was no question of his son. And even if he had the son, he
will be so small that he will not be able to harm him. So he asked that he should die
only by the hands of the son of Shiv Jee when he is only seven days old. Brahmaa Jee
said "So be it" and went away.
So then how he was killed?
Satee who immolated herself took Avataar of Umaa in Himaalaya's house. Kaam Dev
disturbed Shiv's Tap so that he could marry to Umaa. He succeeded in waking him
up from his Samaadhi, but lost his life. After a long wait Shiv dropped his
semen and Gangaa took it. When Gangaa could not bear its heat, Agni took it,
and when Agni also could not bear it, he dropped it in the foothills of Himaalaya.
There as born Shiv's son Kumaar, or Kaarttikeye, or Skand. When he was only six days
old he killed Taarakaasur.
(5) Taarakaasur's Three Sons
Taarakaasur had three sons - Kamalaaksh, Taarakaakshya, and Vidyunmaalee. His all the
sons performed severe Tap and asked Brahmaa Jee the boon that they should not be killed
by anybody of the world. Brahmaa jee said - "It is not possible, you ask for any
other boon." They said -- "Then allow us to live in three cities and rule the world.
After 1,000 years we will come together and so our cities. Then whoever will be the foremost
of all Devtaa will be the cause of our destruction." "So be it" and Brahmaa
Jee went away.
Now Taarakaaksh had a son
named Hari. He also did a great Tap and asked the Var Brahmaa Jee that there
should be a lake in our city that when a person killed by weapon is thrown in
that lake should come out alive and with double strength. Getting this Var from
Brahmaa Jee, Hari created such a lake in his golden city to make dead persons
alive with double the strength. This process revitalized Asur and they started
afflicting the three worlds more and more.
Then who killed these three
brothers and how? Brahmaa Jee told that only Shiv was able to kill them. Then
Sthaanu took half of all Devtaa's energy and since that time he was known as
Mahaadev. All Devtaa helped him to give something for his chariot, bow and arrow.
As the three cities came together in one line, Shiv shot his arrow and all of
the cities were destroyed.
Vrikaasur was the son of Shakuni named Daitya. He asked Shiv Jee that "On
whoever's head I put my hand, he should be dead immediately". The wish was
strange but Shiv Jee said "So be it". Now he wished to have Paarvatee
Jee so he first thought to kill Shiv Jee himself. How he was killed?
Vrikaasur ran after
Shiv Jee to kill him and Shiv Jee ran away. Vishnu came to rescue - He stopped
Vrikaasur on the way and asked the reason of running so fast. Vrikaasur told
Him the whole story from his Tapasyaa to his Var. Bhagavaan said - "I would
not believe him, don't you know that he has become Pishaach after Daksh's Shaap?
You are such a great man, still you believe on his words? If you think he is Jagat
Guru, you can test it on yourself, otherwise kill that liar Shankar." Bhagavaan
said all this on such sweet words that he lost his logic and he put his hand on his
own head and died immediately.
Shaalv who was the lover of Ambaa and a good friend of Shishupaal, vowed to kill all
Yadu Vanshee people after he got defeated when Krishn abducted Rukminee. He then did
Tap for Shiv Jee and asked the Var for a Vimaan which could not be broken by Devtaa,
Raakshas, human beings, Gandharv, and Naag; could go anywhere and should prove unfortunate
for Yadu Vanshee. Shankar Jee said "So be it." So with the permission of
Shankar Jee Maya Daanav built an iron Vimaan named Saubh and gave it to Shaalv. It was
almost a city. It was so dark that it was difficult to catch or see it. It was wish-driven.
So as Shaalv got this Vimaan, he attacked Dwaarakaa Puree. That war continued for 27 days.
Krishn killed him with His Chakra.
When Paandav were in exile for 12 years, once Jayadrath harassed Draupadee and abducted
her in the absence of Paandav. When Paandav came to know about it, Bheem and Arjun brought
her back and Jayadrath was released only after shaving his head irregularly leaving five
flocks of hair on it. This was great insult to Jayadrath, so he did Tap for Shiv Jee and
asked the Var --
--"I should be able to check Paandav in the war."
Shiv Jee said - "You cannot check Arjun, but you will be able to check all other
four Paandav only for one day."
This was the 14th day of the MBH
war when Arjun was off the battlefield and Jayadrath was able to check the other four
Paandav entering Chakra Vyooh organized by Drone. He became the catalyst to kill
Arjun's son Abhimanyu.