Jai Shri Krishna

   

Anant Chaturdashi Vrat..3rd-sep-09

Post Reply New Post

Page 1 of 2

Page 1
Page   of 2
Page 2 Page 2

set_raj

IF-Sizzlerz

set_raj

Joined: 15 July 2006

Posts: 19375

Posted: 26 August 2009 at 8:47am | IP Logged
Anant Chaturdashi
 
lakshmivishnu festivals_and_celebrations

ANANTA CHATURDASHI VRATA - STORY When Pandava kings were banished for 12 years from their kingdom, and were in the jungle, Lord Krishna visits them. Yudhishtira, the eldest among them asks Lord Krishna an easy way out of all their difficulties. Lord Krishna says 'yes there is a great vrata which destroys all your sins, removes all your difficulties, promotes your material prosperity and will give you eventually moksha(liberation). The vrata is called Ananata Padmanabha vrata. This vrita needs to be done a day prior to pournami(bhadrapada shukla chaturdashi) of the month of bhadrapada. In respect of protecting devotees this vrata is reputed to be the foremost.

Dharmaraj(Yudhishtira) wants to know now who this Ananta represents; whether he is Aadishesha or takshaka, or Brahma. Lord Krishna replies that Ananta is none other than He Himself; ananta is the endless time. you can call him Hari, Vishnu, Krishna, shiva, Surya, Adishesha or Brahma. Having resided in the hearts of all creatures, and assuming different avataar for protecting the good and punishing the wicked, I am that parmeshwar Himself. In me reside all the 14 lokas, 14 indras, 12 adityas, 11 rudras, 8 vasus, 7 rishis,the earth and the sky, rivers and mountains. Saying thus the Lord displays his vishwarupa to Dharmaraja.

 
 Overwhelmed at seing the Lord's vishwaswaroopa, dharmaraja wants to know more details of the vrata; how to perform the vrata, what benefits one gets and who all have done this vrata earlier. The Lord now pleased narrates him the story of this vrata which took place in Tretayuga.
 
Anant chaturdashi katha:-

There was a brahmin called Sumanta born in vasishta gotra and who had married Brigu's daughter Dheeksha. They had a charming daughter called Susheela. When Susheela was a young girl, she lost her mother. Her father married a woman called karkashe who was a hard hearted, quarrelsome, termagant. She made the life of Suheela miserable. In spite of these difficulties at home, Susheela grew to be a fine lady ready to be married. When Sumanta was worried over her marriage, there came to his house looking for a bride, a rishi called Kaundinya. Sumanta gives his daughter to Kaundiya rishi in marriage. With his wife being uncooperative, he could give to his son in law as a marriage gift a little of fried wheat flour.

 
 Kaundinya accompanied by his wife Susheela travels and by afternoon reaches the bank of a river. That day being Bhadrapada shukla chaturdashi many brahmins and their wives who were wearing red dress, were worshipping Ananta Padmanabha. Curious Susheela approaches these ladies and asks them for details of the vrata. They say that the vrata is called Ananata vrata and the fruits are infinite(ananta); when Sushila showed interest to do the vrata, they tell Susheela the details as follows :-
 

The vrata is to be performed on Bhadrapada shukla chaturdashi. Having taken bath and wearing a clean dress, decorate the altar with devotion. Keep akalasha on the south of the altar in which you invite the Lord. Keep 7 darbhas tied to each other to represent ananta. Keep a red thread with 14 knots on the altar. Worship lord with 14 variety of flowers and 14 variety of leaves. The prasad for this vrata is Atiras. Make 28 of them and serve them to brahmanas. Those attendning should be given food and respect. Do this vrata for 14 years each year replacing the thread that was worn in the earlier year. 15th year do the udyapana(conclusion with donation of gifts to brahmanas).

 
 Having listened to the narration with attention, faith and devotion, Susheela performed the puja with those gathered there, distributed half of the fried wheat flour to brahmanas, wore the red thread and with the thoughts of Ananta Padmanabha accompnied her husband to his ashram. Because of the power of anantavrata, Kaundinya's ashram acquired beauty and wealth. All his relatives were eagerly waiting to do the Anantavrata. Susheela had acquired an aura of brilliance.
 

One day Kundinya sees the red thread on Susheela's hand and asks for an explanation; In spite of her telling him the truth, in a fit of anger and jealousy, Kaundinya forcibly removes the thread and throws in the fire. Sushila picks up the half burnt thread and immerses it in milk. His behaviour proved very dear to Kaundinya; pretty soon all his wealth was lost; his relatives desert him; his cattle died and he now knows that this was on account of his rudeness to Ananta Padmanabha swami in the form of red thread.

 
Kaundinya leaves his house in search of Anantha padmanabha. Like ademented person enters the jungle and asks a mango tree full of mangoes, have you seen Ananta Padmanabha swami ? He goes further and asks a cow along with its calf the same question. A little further he meets a bullock to who he poses this question. His travel brings him near two lakes which were overflowing to whom he puts the same question. The next in line were a donkey and an elephant who could not answer his question. By now he was tired and heartbroken. He falls down there. Lord in His infinite compassion comes there in the form an old brahman, revives him and takes him to a palace where he shows him his four armed form along with Mahalakshmi. Kaundinya praises the Lord in many stotras. The Lord please gives him three boons viz., Removal of poverty, ability to follow dharma, mukti saubhagya.
 
 
 Now Kaundinya asks the Lord about the strange sights he saw on the way to Him. The Lord explains. The man who was full of knowledge but did not teach his disciples and was useless became the mango tree. Although wealthy one who never ate himsef and did not give to others as became this cow. The king who gave non productive lands as gifts is born now as a bullock. The two lakes which overflow are dharma and adharma. One who neglected his ancestors' dharma has become an elephant. The donkey reperesents the person who condemned others and lived through unrighteous methods. Do this vrat for 14 years and I shall grant you a permanent place in the heavens.
 

Kaundinya returned home and did the puja with shraddha and bhakti. He lived a life of wealth and happiness. In the bygone days, sages like Agastya, kings like Janaka, Sagara, Dilipa, Harischandra have done this vrat. You to do this vrat and all your troubles will be over. Listening to this the exiled king Dharmaraja also performed this vriat. One who hears this story or narrates it will be rid of all woes and difficulties and will acquire all kinds of wealth.


Anant Chaturdashi is on 3rd-Sept.2009

Jai Shri Krishna..


Edited by set_raj - 26 August 2009 at 10:15am

The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:

sattvik

Dear Guest, Being an unregistered member you are missing out on participating in the lively discussions happening on the topic "Anant Chaturdashi Vrat..3rd-sep-09" in Jai Shri Krishna forum. In addition you lose out on the fun interactions with fellow members and other member exclusive features that India-Forums has to offer. Join India's most popular discussion portal on Indian Entertainment. It's FREE and registration is effortless so JOIN NOW!

sita11

IF-Stunnerz

sita11

Joined: 01 September 2005

Posts: 26383

Posted: 26 August 2009 at 11:26am | IP Logged
thanks for this story raj Tongue
 
so KAUNDILYA rishi was jealous of his own wife susheela & threw away the red sacred thread from her hands ,due to which all his wealth was gone
 later he realised his mistake & kept the fast of ANANT CHATURDASHI & got back his all lost happiness !!
thanks for this story
 
the picture of LORD VISHNU is awesome Clap
 
THIS auspicious vrat is so fruitful !!TongueBig smile

desichica

IF-Dazzler

desichica

Joined: 21 July 2008

Posts: 2834

Posted: 26 August 2009 at 6:11pm | IP Logged
Very beautiful description of the Vrat Rajbhai!!! Thanx so much!!!! And i agree with Sita....the pic ofboth Lord Vishnu and Baal Gopal is shooooooo shweeet and shoooooo cute!!!

set_raj

IF-Sizzlerz

set_raj

Joined: 15 July 2006

Posts: 19375

Posted: 26 August 2009 at 9:55pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by sita11

thanks for this story raj Tongue
 
so KAUNDILYA rishi was jealous of his own wife susheela & threw away the red sacred thread from her hands ,due to which all his wealth was gone
 later he realised his mistake & kept the fast of ANANT CHATURDASHI & got back his all lost happiness !!
thanks for this story
 
the picture of LORD VISHNU is awesome Clap
 
THIS auspicious vrat is so fruitful !!TongueBig smile
You are welcome sita...Smile Anant is another name of Balram...Smile Anant dev came as Laxman with Shri Ram..Later with Krishna as Balram and during the end of kaliyug..he will come in form of a Horse with Kalki...Smile

sita11

IF-Stunnerz

sita11

Joined: 01 September 2005

Posts: 26383

Posted: 27 August 2009 at 2:16am | IP Logged
Originally posted by desichica

Very beautiful description of the Vrat Rajbhai!!! Thanx so much!!!! And i agree with Sita....the pic ofboth Lord Vishnu and Baal Gopal is shooooooo shweeet and shoooooo cute!!!
oh yes !!! suniti i forgot to mention the pic of bal-gopal
the pic of bal-gopal is also very cute
 
& thanks raj for telling that anant is another name of Balram !!! & Lakshman !!!
& in kalyuga, sheshnaag wud b in form of a horse with LORD VISHNU !!!!


Edited by sita11 - 27 August 2009 at 2:18am

set_raj

IF-Sizzlerz

set_raj

Joined: 15 July 2006

Posts: 19375

Posted: 27 August 2009 at 10:15am | IP Logged
Originally posted by sita11

Originally posted by desichica

Very beautiful description of the Vrat Rajbhai!!! Thanx so much!!!! And i agree with Sita....the pic ofboth Lord Vishnu and Baal Gopal is shooooooo shweeet and shoooooo cute!!!
oh yes !!! suniti i forgot to mention the pic of bal-gopal
the pic of bal-gopal is also very cute
 
& thanks raj for telling that anant is another name of Balram !!! & Lakshman !!!
& in kalyuga, sheshnaag wud b in form of a horse with LORD VISHNU !!!!
ur welcome sita...Yes Anant dev is another name of Balram, Laxman, Balbadhra, baldhauu, Shesh...thousands of names he has.....Smile

set_raj

IF-Sizzlerz

set_raj

Joined: 15 July 2006

Posts: 19375

Posted: 29 August 2009 at 9:13am | IP Logged
Originally posted by desichica

Very beautiful description of the Vrat Rajbhai!!! Thanx so much!!!! And i agree with Sita....the pic ofboth Lord Vishnu and Baal Gopal is shooooooo shweeet and shoooooo cute!!!
ur welcome Suniti...Krishna looks so cute and stylish in tht picture..Dancing Krishna..Smile

sita11

IF-Stunnerz

sita11

Joined: 01 September 2005

Posts: 26383

Posted: 03 September 2009 at 7:12am | IP Logged
TODAY it was ANANT CHARURDASHI vrat !!!
the same story which u posted raj was told in the channel aaj tak tez !!!

Post Reply New Post

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Topic Starter Replies Views Last Post
4 & 5 JUNE UPDT:EKADASHI VRAT STORY !!!! sita11 4 424 07 June 2009 at 6:30pm
By sita11
DOTW:Gopis Vrat and Krishna.. set_raj 9 536 17 February 2009 at 11:08am
By _rajnish_

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category

Active Forums

Limit search to this Forum only.

 

 

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.