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Who and Who Were Killed by Krishn's Chakra?
(3) Vaasudev of Paundrak Vansh
Who and Who Did Tapasyaa to get Bhagavaan as Their Husband?
(1) Umaa (Paarvatee)
Who Got Shaap of Becoming Chaandaal?
(1) King Saudaas (Kalmaashpaad)
(2) King Satyavrat (Trishanku)
Who Killed Whose Sons
(1) Vashishth Jee Killed Vishwaamitra's
100 sons when Vishwaamitra was taking his cow.
(2) Later Vishwaamitra Jee burnt Vashishth Jee's 100 sons, when they refused to attend his Yagya to send Trishanku to Swarg with his mortal body.
(3) Bheem killed all 100 sons of Dhritraashtra and Gaandhaaree in Mahaabhaarat war.
(4) Ashwatthaamaa killed Paandav's five sons in sleep after the war.
(5) Parashuraam Jee killed Sahastrabaahu's sons
Who Was Tulasee?
Padm Puraan, 2/15
How Many Geetaa
(1) Shree Mad-Bhagvad Geetaa - This is the most known and most popular Geetaa. It was told by Krishn, Bhagavaan Himself, to Arjun just before the Mahaabhaarat war was to start. It is in the form of dialog between Krishn and Arjun. The other two Geetaa are least known.
(2) Agastya Geetaa - It appears in Varaah Praan.
(3) Anu-Geetaa - This Geetaa is also told be Krishn to Arjun, in Mahaabhaarat, 7-postwar-7, but after the war was over. Arjun says, "Hey Krishn, I have forgotten what you said to me at that time so I wish to hear it again." Krishn smiles and says - "Paarth, That environment was different, so I am not sure that I can repeat the same Geeta again, but I will tell you what I said at that time." This Geetaa is given in Ashwamedh Parv, Chap 16-51.
(5) Avadhoot Geetaa - This Geetaa is a part of Devee Bhaagvat and is told by Bhagavaan Dattaatareya. Its Chapter 1 is here and a complete translation of this Geetaa may be read at this site - www.nonduality.com/ag.htm
(6) Devee Geetaa -
(7) Eeshwareeya Geetaa - It appears in Koorm Puraan
(8) Paandav Geetaa - This Geeaa is not a single Geetaa told by somebody and heard by somebody, or original text, but it is a collection of quotations from various sources, so these verses do not belong to Paandav Geetaa or Panchdashee.
(9) Ribhu Geetaa - The Ribhu Geetaa, literally “Ribhu’s Song”, is Part Six of the Shiv Rahasya. The whole of the Ribhu Geetaa is said to represent the teaching given to the Sage Ribhu by God himself in the form of Lord Shiv, the formless aspect of the Divine activity, in whom all beings and things are always already absorbed. The Sage in turn gave the teaching to his reluctant disciple Nidaagh.
(10) Rudra Geetaa - It appears in Varaah Puraan
(11) Shiv Geetaa - It appears in Padm Puraan, Paataal Khand. It contains 16 chapters in the form of dialog among Raam, Agastya and Shiv himself.
(12) Siddh Geetaa - This Geetaa is told by Yog Vashishth.
(13) The Uddhav Geetaa - This Geetaa is the last message of Krishn to His friend Uddhav just before going to His Param Dhaam.
(14) Vidyaa Geeaa - This Geetaa appears in Tripur Rahasya. Tripur Rahasya is considered as a chief book of A-Dwait, the reading of which alone is sufficient for salvation.
(15) Vyaas Geetaa - It appears in Koorm Puraan
Yam Geetaa -
This Geetaa appears in
Vishnu Puraan, 3/3, and is also in the dialog form. It is also in dialog form between
Raajaa Sagar and
Maharshi Aurv (he was from Bhrigu's family and he brought the King up) about Vishnu's
worship, duties of four Varn people, method of performing Sanskaar, and Shraaddh etc. A
dialog between Yam Raaj and his servants is also given as who is that person who cannot be
taken away even by Yam Raaj. Yam Raaj says that "I cannot take those people who worship
Vishnu, who take name of Vishnu and who call Vishnu at the time of their death, because
Vishnu is respectable for me as He is my creator, so I cannot disregard Him."
Who Gave Alms to Gods?
(1) The first and foremost name of such a king name comes to our mind is Daitya Raaj Bali who donated the whole Tri-Lok to Vishnu (Vaaman Avataar)
(2) The second name is of great donor Karn who gave his life - his Kavach and Kundal (armor and earrings)) - to Dev Raaj Indra, just before the Mahaabhaarat war took place.
There is one more legend about his alms to Krishn. It is said that after Karn fell in the battlefield he was taken to the banks of a water body. It was already dark. Krishn was admiring Karn to Arjun, but Arjun was so jealous with him that he did not want to listen any good thing about him. Then Krishn said - "Come, I show you." So Krishn took Arjun to the place where Karn was lying. There they went in disguise of Braahman and asked Karn to give them something. Sad Karn said - "Hey Braahman Devtaa, If you had come to me before, I could have given you whatever you wanted from me, but now I do not have anything to give to you. I am so sorry."
He had a gold tooth in his mouth, so Krishn said - "You can never be without anything. You have a golden tooth, you can give me that gold from your tooth." Karn said - "You are seeing me that I cannot move, how can I break this tooth. Please bring me a stone so that I can break the tooth and give the gold to you." Krishn said - "No, I cannot commit this sin in helping you breaking the tooth. If you can give me the tooth, it is OK, otherwise I go away." Karn said - "No Braahman, Do not go. I find some way myself."
He moved with great
difficulty and found a little stone, broke his tooth and gave it to Krishn. Krishn said - "I am sorry, I cannot accept this alms, it is
smeared with blood." Karn said - "Now where will I get the water to wash
it? You take it and wash it in some river." Krishn said- "I don't accept
such things. I am a Braahman, if you really want to give give me
smething, give me the
clean thing." At this Karn again moved with great difficulty and reached
the water. He washed it there and gave it to Krishn. He asked Krishn's
forgiveness several times that he could not serve him well. At this
Krishn gave him His Chaturbhuj Roop Darshan and Karn died.
(3) Arjun gave Khaandav Van (forest) to Agni Dev, and pleased with this Agni Dev gave him a Divine chariot, Gaandeev bow and two quivers which would never be empty.
(4) Another Arjun, from Haihaya
dynasty, or Sahastrabaahu also gave alms to Agni Dev who burnt many villages, mountains
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/27/04
Updated on 06/24/13