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Who Are Still Living in Kalaap Graam
There are some people from olden times still living for future, who are they, and when they will reappear? Maru and Devaapi are doing tap and will wake up in the end of Kali Yug. Kalki Avataar will appoint them the kings of Prithvi. (Bhavishya Puraan, 3/3) (Puraan/Prophecies/6)

(1) Maru
Maru is in the lineage of Ikshwaaku. Raam -> Kush -> -> Vajranaabh -> Sheeghra -> Maru. He attained Siddhi through Yog Saadhanaa. He is still living in Kalaap Graam. After Soorya Vansh will end in the end of Kali Yug, he will restart Soorya Vansh.
[Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/6]   [Vishnu Puraan, 4/4]

(2) Devaapi
Devaapi is in the lineage of Chandra Vansh. Prateep had three sons - Devaapi, Shaantanu, and Baalheek. Devaapi is also living in Kalaap Graam. After Chandra Vansh has ended in the end of Kali Yug, he will start Chandra Vansh in Sat Yug.
[Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/13]

(3) Satyabhaamaa and Krishn's Other Wives
Satyabhaamaa and Krishn's other wives went to live in Kalaap Graam, though it is not clear why are they living there? Are they still living there? Or what is their purpose to live there? They went there after Dwaarakaa sank in the sea.
[MBH, 7-postwar/33]

Who Scolded His son at Killing a King?
Only two Rishi did that - 

(1) Shameek
When Pareekshit was on a hunting trip, he got separated from his people and came at Rishi's Aashram in search of water. There he was expecting that the muni will offer him some thing, but he was busy in his Tapasyaa so he didn't know that the king was there. At this Pareekshit got angry and put a dead snake in his neck with the tip of his bow. When his son Shringee heard this he gave the king Shaap that on the 7th day from that day, He will die from Takshak Naag's bite. When Rishi came to know about this, he was not happy with this incident. He said - "Son, You did not do good. Braahman should not kill a king. A king is always like Eeshwar. One should not kill him."
[Bhaagvat Puraan, 1/6]

(2) Jamadagni
When Haihaya king Arjun came to Jamadagni's Aashram and saw Kaamdehenu's glory at a Rishi's place, he could not resist himself and instead of asking it, he took it forcefully. Later Parashuraam Jee came to the Aashram and left the place to bring the cow back. He killed Arjun and brought the cow back to the Aashram. Jamadagni scolded him - "You should not have killed the king without any purpose. We are Braahman, forgiveness is our quality, so we should have forgiven him. Only because of forgiveness, Brahmaa Jee has got Brahm Pad." and he sent his son on a Teerth Yaatraa (pilgrimage) for Praayaschit.
[Bhaagvat Puraan, 9/9]

Women Who Cursed
Hindu religious literature is full of curses and blessings, normally by men only, and that also Rishi, but do you know any woman who used curse? Here are some --

(1) Ambaa
--In Mahaabhaarat, Ambaa also gave a kind of Shaap to Bheeshm, that she would be the cause of his death, even if she has to take  several births for it; and she did take rebirth as Shikhandee and became the cause of his death..

(2) Urvashee
--In Mahaabhaarat, when Arjun goes to Swarg to take Divine weapons from his father Indra, Urvashee feels attracted towards him and she offers herself to him; but Arjunsays that he had never seen her in that way. He always saw her as his mother (being the wife of Pururavaa - his ancestor). That is why he could not think even to marry her. At this she cursed him to be a eunuch for his whole life. But later this curse was reduced to only one year, and that also whenever he wished to be a eunuch. Indra did this with purpose. When Arjun had to hide himself during A-Gyaatvaas, he used this curse.

(3) Gaandhaaree
--In Mahaabhaarat, when everything, the war, finished and Paandav went to see Dhritraashtra and Gaandhaaree, Gaandhaaree wanted to curse Paandav, but Ved Vyaas Jee came at the same time and requested her not to curse them but to bless them.

--Still, although Gaandhaaree did not curse Paandav verbally, but she could not resist herself to look at Yudhishthir's feet from behind her cloth strip. So she only cast a glance on the feet of Yudhishthir from behind the cloth strip and his toe went sour because of her glance. Such was the power of Gaandhaaree. Otherwise also, everybody knows the story of the effect of her sight when she wanted to make her son Duryodhan's whole body of iron, on the last day of the war, she did make his that much body of iron which her eyes could see. Whatever part was hiodden from her eyesight remained mortal.

--Then she gave Shaap to Krishn, the God, that "You will be the killer of your family. After killing your family you will die in a disgusting way in the wilderness.

(4) Ved Vatee
--There was a woman named Ved Vatee who gave Shaap to Raavan that she would take rebirth to take revenge of his misbehavior. So she was born as Seetaa and became the cause of Raavan's death.
[V-Raamaayan, 7/7/17]

Duration of Some Great Wars/Fights
Although we find several wars in our mythological literature, for example Raam-Raavan war, Mahaabhaarat war; but some more war/fights are also worth mentioning here, just for knowing sake -

(1) Raam-Raavan War (87 days)
This war took place in Tretaa Yug. According to Padm Puraan, it continued for 87 days. It stopped only for 15 days in between continually.

(2) War Between Krishn and Jaraasandh (17 times attack)
This was not actual war, but it is still worth mentioning that Jaraasandh attacked Mathuraa 17 times and each time he attacked with 23 Akshauhinee army. And each time he was defeated and his most army was destroyed. It is only the 18th time, when his attack was coinciding with Kaalyavan's attack, so Krishn ignored him, constructed Dwaarakaa Nagaree in sea and transferred His people there for their safety.

(3) Fight Between Bheem and Jaraasandh (28 days)
When Yudhishthir intended to do Raajsooya Yagya, he found that Jaraasandh was the only one king who was not defeated yet. So they made a plan to defeat him by asking alms in the form of a dual fight from him in disguise of Braahman, because he worshipped Braahman. So Jaraasandh got ready to fight with Bheem. This fight continued for 28 days.
[Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u14]
But MBH, 0-G-3/21 says that it lasted only 14 days. He was killed on 14th day evening.

(4) Fight Between Krishn and Jaambvaan (28 days)
When Krishn found that Syamantak Mani was with Jaambvaan's child, He tried to take it, but at the same time Jaambvaan came and the fight started between them. This fight continued continuously for 28 days. Later Jaambvaan recognized Him as His Lord Seetaapati Raam and married his daughter Jaambvatee to Him. [Padm Puraan, 5/45] says that this fight lasted only for 10 nights.
[Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u6]

(5) War Between Krishn/Pradyumn and Shaalv (27 days)
Shaalv was a friend of Shishupaal. When Shishupaal came to marry to Rukminee, he also came with him. And when Krishn won Jaraasandh, He won Shaalv also. The then Shaalv vowed to kill all Yadu Vanshee people. For it he worshipped Shiv and got a wonderful Vimaan from him. Riding in that Vimaan he attacked Dwaarakaa and started destroying it. This great war, between Pradyumn and Shaalv, continued for 27 days. At that time Krishn was in Indraprasth for Yudhishthir's Raajsooya Yagya. Seeing bad omens there He came to Dwaarakaa and killed Shaalv.
[ Bhaagvat Puraan, 10/u16]

(6) Mahaabhaarat or Kurukshetra War (18 days)
This Great War was between Kaurav and Paandav, in the end of Dwaapar Yug, and was fought in Kurukshetra area. Most Kshatriya were killed in this war. It continued for 18 days.
(Sources Mahaabhaarat and Bhaagvat)




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