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the story of jalandhar..

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Posted: 15 February 2013 at 12:39am | IP Logged
NARAD'S STRATAGEM'
According to the wish of lord Shiva, Sage Narad came to meet the deities. The deities narrated their woeful tales to him. Feeling pity on their condition, he went accorded a grand reception by Jalandhar which pleased him very much.
Narad praised the splendours and prosperity of Jalandhar but added that it was nothing in comparison to Shiva's splendours Narad told him that inspite of all his authority and splendours, his prosperity was still incomplete, as he did not have a consort. Jalandhar asked curiously as to where could he find his consort.
According to his strategy, Narada advised Jalandhar to make Parvati as his consort Jalandhar fell into Narad's trap. He sent 'Rahu' to lord Shiva with a proposal to part with Parvati. Rahu went to lord Shiva and demanded Parvati, which made lord Shiva extremely furious. His anger resulted into the manifestation of a ferocious creature, which ran towards 'Rahu' to devour him. Rahu had no option but to take the refuge of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva protected the life of 'Rahu'.
The hungry creature, asked Shiva as to what should he eat to satisfy his hunger. Lord Shiva instructed him to devour his own limbs. The creative followed his instructions and devoured his limbs. Lord Shiva was very pleased by his sense of obedience. He named that creature of his palace. He also blessed him saying that he too would be worshipped along with him (Shiva).
BATTLE BETWEEN LORD SHIVA AND JALANDHAR
Rahu went back to Jalandhar and narrated the whole story to him. Jalandhar then attacked Kailash mountain with his huge army. A fierce battle was fought between the Shiva-ganas and the demons.
When Jalandhar realized that lord Shiva had begun to dominate the battle he created beautiful 'Apsaras' and 'Gandharvas' by his illusionary powers to divert the attention of lord Shiva and his ganas. He was successful in his attempt. Lord Shiva and his ganas became enchanted by the heavenly beauty of the apsaras. They stopped fighting and started watching their dance and music.
Meanwhile Jalandhar went to Parvati in the guise of lord Shiva but was recognized by her. Being enchanted by the beauty of goddess Parvati, he looked at her with his evil intentions, but was immobilized by her wrath.
Mother Parvati then went to lord Vishnu and narrated the whole story. She wanted to teach Jalandhar a lesson. She requested lord Vishnu to go to Jalandhar's wife in the guise of Jalandhar and act in the same way. Jalandhar had dared to do.
VRINDA GETA DISHONOURED
With the help of his divine powers, Lord Vishnu created many inauspicious dreams while Vrinda was asleep. Vrinda became very restless and when the anxieties become unbearable she proceeded towards the forest.
Vrinda saw a hermit in the forest who was preaching his disciples. The hermit was none other than lord Vishnu. She went to that hermit and prayed to save her husband's life.
Lord Vishnu disappeared from the scene and reappeared - this time in the guise of Jalandhar. But Vrinda was unable to recognize the real identity of her husband. She was very pleased after finding her husband. Both of them stayed in that very forest as husband and wife for a very long time.
One day, came to know about the real identity of the person, who was impersonating as her husband. Realizing that her chastity has been breached, she cursed lord Vishnu by saying that just as he had played a deceitful trick with her in the same way somebody would deceitfully abduct his wife and he too would wander in her search.
After cursing lord Vishnu, Vrinda embraced death by entering into the fire.
KILLING OF JALANDHAR
On the other side, after the departure of Parvati from Kailash Mountain and after the illusionary powers created by Jalandhar had ended all the apsaras and gandharvas vanished. Shiva realized that whatever he was watching, was nothing more than illusion.
Lord Shiva recommenced his battle. The demons-Shumbh and Nishumbh, came forward to fight with him, but ultimately they had to flee from the battlefield. Lord Shiva warned both of them that though they had escaped death at that moment, but they would be killed by Parvati.
Now Jalandhar again arrived to fight with lord Shiva. A fierce battle commenced between them. Finding an opportune time, Shiva severed the head of Jalandhar by his 'Chakra' which had been created from his toe. After his death, Jalandhar's soul united with Shiva.
THE DEITIES EXPRESS GRATITUDE
When the deities came to know about the killing of Jalandhar, they became overjoyed. They came to Lord Shiva and eulogized him. Thy also hailed his great achievement. After expressing their gratitude they returned to their respective abodes.


i found this story on net and it seems to be very interesting...i hope cvs will show this story Smile

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http://www.neelkanthdhaam.org/Rspu.html
it is the link of the website..

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Posted: 15 February 2013 at 12:44am | IP Logged
its an interesting story-and maybe Shumbh and Nishumbh can be brought back
MAIN problem is that this story was naratted during Satis time-so they obviously cannot show it happening howLOL

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Posted: 15 February 2013 at 2:25am | IP Logged
This story is more appropriate to show now. But if it was narrated earlier than it cannot be shown now.  Confused

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Posted: 15 February 2013 at 3:01am | IP Logged
Originally posted by shruti.nil

its an interesting story-and maybe Shumbh and Nishumbh can be brought back
MAIN problem is that this story was naratted during Satis time-so they obviously cannot show it happening howLOL
shru this story is never naratted in the show...the one ur talking about I think it was about Vishnu n Tulsi story...Confused

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Posted: 15 February 2013 at 3:27am | IP Logged
Originally posted by deboleena.manna

Originally posted by shruti.nil

its an interesting story-and maybe Shumbh and Nishumbh can be brought back
MAIN problem is that this story was naratted during Satis time-so they obviously cannot show it happening howLOL
shru this story is never naratted in the show...the one ur talking about I think it was about Vishnu n Tulsi story...Confused


Vrinda is Tulsi only my dear..Vrinda reincarnated as Tulsi and was married to Narayan as shalgram

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Posted: 15 February 2013 at 3:57am | IP Logged
is the city jalandhar named after him ?

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Posted: 15 February 2013 at 5:07am | IP Logged
this is the story about the tulsi and shaligram
and the reason why "chotti diwali" or tulsi poojan in Konkan is held
i didnt know Shiv Ji was involved in this story,i only knew the only way that Jalandhar could be killed was if his wife lost her chastity

However in DKDM they didnt mention the part about Vishnu doing anything to Vrinda-the story was half baked and they didnt even mention that it was Vrinda who cursed Narayan.

i honestly feel that this story would have fitted bettter now then during Satis phase,because in Satis phase the only reason the story was brought in was to make Sati imagine a Shivling instead of a Shaligram.
This story could have been used in a better way.

@Akshay-i actually have the same questionLOL


Edited by shruti.nil - 15 February 2013 at 5:02am

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