Following are the avatars of Lord Vishnu:- 1) Matsya- this avatar is depicted as that of a fish or a human torso connected to the tail of a fish. 2) Kurma- Kurma is the incarnation
This view is quite different from the original myth in Mahabharata. According to an interview by Chitra, she clarifies that Vyasa Rishi had himself hinted about the existence of such an attraction between Karna and Draupadi. It is obvious that he was attracted to her as he wanted to marry her. Another deviation from the existing myth is that when Kunti asks Karna over to her abode and tempts him to change sides. She also informs him that he would be able to marry Draupadi as well, if he switched sides to the Pandavas.
Vishwakarma Agni Shiva Narasimha Vishwakarma is the god of workmanship and industry. He is responsible for building the weapons of gods and also their chariots. His most famous creation, perhaps, is the island city of Lanka in the epic Ramayana. He also trained Nala, the ape who helped to build a bridge from the continent of India to the island of Lanka. f. Some farmers are really unhappy due to drought conditions.
Nevertheless, in the Holy Cave of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji, one does find stone remains of a human hand, popularly known as Varad Hast (the hand that grants boons and blessings). Mythology and Legends There are several other legends connected with the Vaishnav Devi. A popular one amongst them is the legend of Shridhar's vision. According to the legend, Sridhar was a poor Brahmin who lived in village Hansali near Katra about seven hundred years ago. Sridhar was had no child and therefore, he ardently worshipped the goddess hoping to get a child of his own.
Because of those five marriages, the Kauravas have to allow the Pandavas back into Hastinapur and Dhritarashtra is shamed into giving Yudhisthir his half of the kingdom. After many years of a happy reign in their own kingdom, Yudhisthir plays a rigged gambling game with Duryodhan and as a result the five chauhan2 Pandavas and Panchaali are banished into the forest for twelve years and they must spend their thirteenth year in exile undercover. However, before they leave for exile, Duryodhan takes full benefit of the situation and orders Panchaali to be disrobed in the middle of the court; however, due to an intervention by a God, Panchaali’s sari never ends, but it is Duryodhan who gets tired of pulling the never-ending sari. The twelve years of exile in the forest pass. During their thirteenth year, Yudhisthir disguises himself as an advisor in King Virat of Matsys’s court.
Rahu Rahu is God of the Ascending / North lunar node. Rahu may be shown riding a black lion or as seated on a Sirhhasana (throne) or in a silver chariot drawn by eight horses. He may have two hands, the right hand carrying a woollen blanket and a book, the left hand being shown empty. If four hands are shown, they can carry sword, shield and lance, the fourth one being in Varada-mudra. According to legend, during the Samudra manthan, the asura Rahu drank some of the divine nectar.
They were blessed and fortunate enough to get such an exemplary person as ‘Thilagavathy Rajasekar’ to be their guide for she was an expert (and author of the ‘Thiruvilayadal Puranam’ in modern simple Tamil),scholar and devotee of the Lord as well as an ardent devotee of the Siddhar of Thiruvannamalai Sri Ramsuratkumar as well as the living-Saint Sri Muralidhara Swami who in fact released her book in 1986. Thilagavathy explained to them in brief about the greatness of the Thiruvilayadal Puranam and the temple’s antiquity and said that even the first ‘Padalam’ or chapter of the Purana begins in ‘Indralokha’ or heaven being the realm of Lord Indra the Lord of the ‘Devas’ or ‘Angels’ and ends at the very spot they now stood. Indra was returning to heaven after winning a battle over the ‘Asuras’ or ‘Titans’ and he was filled with pride and with great pomp was majestically riding the heavenly single-tusked white elephant ‘Iravatham’. Even as he was entering his capital city ‘Amaravathy’ surrounded by his four types of troops (foot-soldiers,horse-mounted,chariots and elephant-mounted soldiers),the Divine-Sage ‘Dhurvasa’ in the midst of the mighty rich and famous presented with piety and
Blavatsky’s teachings were influenced by Buddhist and Vedic teachings, as we can see from this Hindu legend of the creation of the world. In the Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna, who is the incarnation of Vishnu, gives his description of nature, called prakriti (in Sanskrit) to differentiate matter from spirit (purusha). Prakriti (matter or nature) is divided into eight elements according to Bhagavad-Gita: earth, water, fire, air, ether, manas, buddhi, and ahamkara. Krishna tells us, “These are the eightfold divisions of my manifestation.” This allows us to complete the picture of God’s creation as manifested in a human soul which is incarnated. Here is the complete definition of spirit and matter as incarnated in a human form.
The Devas had a plan from the beginning to deny the Asuras their share of Amrita because they did not want the evil ones become immortal and become an eternal pain to all. With the help of Lord Vishnu, they tricked the Asura and secured the entire Amrita for themselves. Lord Vishnu assumed the form of a vivacious woman, Mohini, to delude the demons and make them forget temporarily all about the Amrit. While they were lusting for Mohini, he quietly distributed the ambrosia among the Devas, which made them immortal. By the time the Asuras realized what happened, it was already late.
Today 20th May,2016 is Narsimha Chaturdashi or Narsimha Jayanti. It is the appearance day of Lord Narsimha who was the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Narsimha was half lion half man and he appeared on this Earth to save his great devotee Prahlada from his demonic father Hiranyakashipu. The story goes like this: Long ago there lived Sage Kashyapa who had two wives Aditi and Diti. Devas or the good ones were born to Aditi and asuras or the evil ones were born to Diti.