The rough blending of the first three colours in rainbow: fierce red Embodiment of flamboyance: orange and The shimmering yellow, A prepossessing sight to behold, Hinting at the Night that follows Filled with idyllic moon and illuminant stars, And the Satyr that comes at night To perform woodland magic Without being seen by mortals. The darkness spreads; Carrying soft wind a whisper to my ears, The beauty of night like a nuzzle on my neck, The unending saga of sunrises and sunsets Always a mystery yet to be unfolded...
In the masquerade I am lost, My fingers scratch at their Artificial faces, wearing my Solitude like an ancient curse In my skin, I am the one in This carnival of lust and passion, With no mask hiding my face, Save for the elflock that sits Atop my head like a vicious crown, Clasping in its tangles a drop of My blood, from the day my heart Was broken, I cannot see, I cannot Look, the debris of my fragile heart Clouds my eyes like a blindfold of ice, Of stone, in a masquerade I am blind, Hoping to find, the one with gentle fingers, To undo the tangles in my soul, yearning To drink from his lips the elixir to make My heart whole again, I know not what Name to call out, in a masquerade I am Lost, I am blind, stumbling from one Person to another, their fingers cruel On my flesh, they feast on me, as if I Were an exotic fruit, till I succumb
Today I am going to share with you the complete story of Mama Shakuni.
This interesting story begins with Gandhari's father Maharaj Subala. He was the king of Gandhara kingdom. It is a matter of those days when Gandhari was just a princess and she was not married, then some astrologers advised Maharaj Subala that there was a fault in the fate of Princess Gandhari. The drawback was that her husband was bound to die sometime after her marriage. Therefore, to remove this defect, Gandhari's first marriage has to be done with a person who does not have the grief of dying. For this reason, Gandhari got married with a goat and after marriage the goat was sacrificed. Maharaj Subala kept this thing a secret. Although all this happened because of her fault but Gandhari had become a widow in the social view. After some time Ganga's son Bhishma Pitamah proposed his son Dhritarashtra in front of Maharaj Subala. Maharaj Subala accepted the marriage of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari. Both were married with pomp. Then no one knew the secret of Gandhari's first marriage. Then one day Bhishma Pitamah came to know from somewhere that Gandhari was a widow before marrying Dhritarashtra and how her first husband died is also a mystery. When Bhishma Pitamah discussed this with Maharaj Subala, Maharaj Subala told him the whole incident. Knowing this, Bhishma Pitamah got very angry but he did not express his anger. He did not break the relationship with Maharaj Subala but increased it further. Bhishma Pitamah called Maharaj Subala and his entire family to himself. Pitamah decided to gradually kill Subala's entire family in return for this deception. Maharaj Subala had about a hundred sons. Grandfather gave the whole family a large room where food was sent daily for them. Gradually the amount of food reduced. Earlier food used to come for all the people, now it used to come only for some people. After a few days it started decreasing even more. In this way only one person's food was sent. Only a little rice was sent to that person's food. Maharaj Subala understood that this was a ploy to kill them, so he fed that food to his youngest son so that he could take revenge by staying alive.
Maharaja Subala's younger son was very intelligent. His name was Shakuni. Maharaj Subala did not give food to any of his sons, due to which gradually all the sons died.
Maharaj Subala became very ill and was on the verge of dying. Then he called his son Shakuni. When Shakuni went to him, he took out a stick from under his bed and hit Shakuni hard on one leg. Shakuni was surprised and asked, "Dad, why did you break my leg?" Maharaj Subala said, “Sakuni son, this leg will remind you what the aim of your life is.” Shakuni asked, "What is the goal father?" Maharaj Subala said, “Son, till today we have kept you alive by feeding you. All your brothers died because of hunger. You have to pay them all. Bhishma Pitamah destroyed our entire family, you have to take revenge for that. He is very much in love with his son Dhritarashtra. You have to destroy all the Kauravas of Dhritarashtra. After my death you will have to meet Maharaj Dhritarashtra and apologize and say that forgive my father for whatever he did and then living with him will destroy his family. I will give you a solution for this task. After I die, make two pieces of my bones and use them for gambling. I will always be with you as that person. Whenever you want the number, the same number will come out. From today the end of Kauravas will be the goal of your life. Saying this, Maharaj Subala gave up his life.
Shakuni made two pashes from his bones as per his father's order. Bhishma saw that all his sons had died along with Maharaj Subala and saw that only Shakuni was left alive. He asked Shakuni whether he wanted to go back to his kingdom of Gandhara or stay in Hastinapur.
Shakuni apologized to Pitamah at that time and decided to stay in Hastinapur. So the grandfather made him the king of Gandhara and then kept him with his Kauravas. Shakuni's maternal uncle met the Kauravas and started filtering in everyone's eyes. First of all, he snatched the throne of Hastinapur from the grandfather and gave it to Maharaja Dhritarashtra, due to which Dhritarashtra's eldest son could become great himself in the eyes of Duryodhana.
Duryodhana formed a deep relationship with his Shakuni maternal uncle. Shakuni had completely controlled his nephew, so much so that Duryodhana used to follow his every move by asking his maternal uncle. And like all the times, Mama Shakuni used to give him such intimate thoughts that would make Duryodhana happy and with that trick he started fulfilling his every wish.
Similarly, Shakuni Mama made his nephew his pawn and made him stand in front of the Pandavas. He had made a way to reach his goal with the help of Duryodhana. All the time he is just looking for the opportunity. One such occasion had come when the Kauravas and the Pandavas were in their vale stage, they were taking education in the ashrams of Guru Dronacharya and Guru Kripacharya.
Every day there were small and big fights between Kauravas and Pandavas. Queen Kunti and Queen Gandhari would explain to them that it is not good to quarrel with each other like this. The root cause in these quarrels was the hatred of the Pandavas in the heart of Kauravas.
So basically this is the story of Mama Shakuni from ancient text on MAHABHARATA written by me. This is only the first verse of the story. As l like mythology so much. Took help from Google baba. Hope you like it Guys. Do read this carefully and enjoy this. A little interesting and exciting story from my side.
There are many untold stories from Mahabharata that you may or may not know. So, Do you know who was Barbarik?
Barbarik was a great warrior of Mahabharata . He was the son of Ghatotkacha and Ahilavati (nagkanya mata) . Barbarik was taught by his mother that always fight on the side of the loser. According to some stories, Barbarika was a Yaksha , who was reborn as a human. Barbarik was the grandson of the mace bearer Bhimsen and the son of Ghatotkacha.
CHILDHOOD OF BARBARIK
He was a very brave and great warrior since childhood. He learned the art of warfare from his mother. He pleased Mother Adishakti by doing severe penance and got three impenetrable arrows and got the famous name of 'three arrows'. Ishapurtika Valmiki pleased and gave him a bow, which was able to make him victorious in all the three worlds.
BARBARIK - MAHABHARATA
It is about the time when the war of Mahabharata was about to start. Lord Krishna was with the Pandavas in the battle, which made it seem certain that the Kaurava army might be more powerful but the victory would be of the Pandavas.
At such a time, Bhima's grandson and Ghatotkacha's son, Barbarik, promised his mother that the side which would be weak in the war would fight on their behalf. When Lord Krishna came to know about the plan of Barbarik, then he came in the way of Barbarik by disguising himself as a Brahmin.
Shri Krishna made fun of Barbarik that what war would he fight with three arrows. Hearing Krishna's words, Barbarik said that he has an invincible arrow. He can destroy the entire enemy army with a single arrow. After finishing the army, his arrow will return to its place.
On this, Shri Krishna said that if we are standing under the Peepal tree, pierce all its leaves with your arrow, then I will agree that you can change the outcome of the war with one arrow. Barbareek accepted the challenge, remembered the Lord and fired an arrow. Apart from the leaves on the tree, the fallen leaves also got holes.
After this the arrow started moving around the feet of Lord Krishna as a leaf was kept by the Lord under his feet. Lord Shri Krishna knew that the victory in the battle would be of the Pandavas and as per the promise given to the mother, Barbareek would fight on the side of the Kauravas, which would lead to the victory of unrighteousness.
Therefore, Shri Krishna, dressed as a Brahmin, expressed his desire to donate to Barbarik. When Barbarik promised to donate, Shri Krishna asked for his head from Barbarik. Barbarik understood that the person asking for such a donation could not be a Brahmin. Barbarik asked the Brahmin to give your real introduction. On this Shri Krishna told him that he is Krishna.
Even after knowing the truth, Barbarik agreed to give his head but, put a condition that, he wants to see his vast form and wishes to see the Mahabharata war from beginning to end. The Lord fulfilled Barbarika's wish, beheading Barbarika with the Sudarshan Chakra, sprinkled nectar on his head and placed it on a high mound of a hill. From here the head of Barbarik saw the whole battle.
After the end of the war, when there was a dispute among the Pandavas about whose contribution is more, then Shri Krishna said that it will be decided by Barbarik who has seen the entire war. Barbarik said that Shri Krishna has the biggest role in this war. I saw the Sudarshan Chakra moving across the battlefield. Shri Krishna was fighting and Shri Krishna was destroying the army.
So basically this a story from ancient text on MAHABHARATA written by me. As l like mythology so much. Took help from Google baba. Hope you like it Guys. Do read this carefully and enjoy this. A little interesting and exciting story from my side.
There are many stories famous in Hindu mythology but one of the famous story is still untold, unsaid and unopened. But today we will reopen our mythological history which is famous not only in India but throughout the Asian continent.
Many serpents have been mentioned in ancient text. Lord Shiva also coiled Vasuki Naga around his neck. Apart from this many famous sepernts like Sheshnaag, Takshak Kaliya are mentioned in mythology.
So, today we will learn about the brave and and divine Serpent Nagraj Vasuki.
In Bhagavad Gita lord Krishna says that Sarpanamasmi Vasuki. The word used to refer to Vasuki is sarpas, and to Ananta is Nagas. That means that amongst all this serpents in the world, Vasuki is the foremost. But he is also Nagraj. It is said ' Sarpa eka Shirasa, Naga bahu Shirasa. That is Sarpa is one headed serpent and Nagas is many headed Serpent. Sarpa is the cobra, Naga is a divine serpent being with many heads.
Agni purana mentions Shesha and Vasuki have 1000 heads. Vasuki is of the Kshatriya varna. He is well known as Nagaraja. King of the Nagas in Nagaloka in the name of Bhogawati. Vasuki is most famous in the Samudra manthan story, where he acted as a rope to move the Mandar mountain, to remove the nectar of immortality from the ocean.
In this regard a legend states that Kadru and Vinata, two daughters of Daksha Prajapati where married to sage Kashyap ask for a boon from the sage that she should get a thousand snakes in the form of sons. At the same time, Vinata only ask for two mighty sons (Aruna and Garuda). Later on kadru got sons in the form of snakes, in which one of them was Nagraaj Vasuki.Vasuki is the brother of Manasa devi who also had the same name as his husband. Sage Jaratkāru practiced severe austerities and had decided to abstain from marriage. Once he came across a group of men hanging from a tree upside down. These men were his ancestors, who were doomed to misery as their children had not performed their last rites. So they advised Jaratkāru to marry and have a son who could free them of those miseries by performing the ceremonies. Vasuki offered his sister Manasa’s hand to Jaratkāru. Manasa mothered a son, Astīka, who freed his ancestors. Astika also helped in saving the Nāga race from destruction when King Janamejaya decided to exterminate them by sacrificing them in his Yajna, fire offering. Manasa devi is worshipped in the east, and also known as Naageshwari.
Vasuki Nagaraja is supposed to have lived in Kukke Subrahmanya. He is worshipped along with Kumara, or Skanda or Lord Kartikeya, who is not a Naga but the son of Uma and Shiva. He is supposed to protect Vasuki Naga against Garuda. There is still an anthill in old temple of Adi Subrahmanya, where Vasuki Naga is supposed to reside. It is a place of significant Naga worship and many people come there to rid of Naga doshas. Thousands of people perform Ashlesha bali, Sarpa sanskara and Naga murti pratishta in Kukke Subrahmanya.
Harivamsha, Vishnu parva mentions Vasuki does pooja of Shesha. Karkotaka and Kambala Naga are ministers of Vasuki, and the rest also do seva of him. In Varaha purana, Gokarna mahatmya, Vasuki Naga’s place is Gokarn and in that kshetra dvar he is vigna pradhan. Hence he is almost like Ganapati in Gokarn. Vasuki is the ornament of Lord Shiva, who wears Vasuki as his necklace. One always sees a Naga over the Shivaling, and Nagas are very dear to Lord Shiva.
Of all the places on earth, Kashmir is the most important place for the Nagas. Even now many springs are named after them like Konsarnag, Verinag, Anantnag, Vicharnag, Sukhnag. Nilamata purana, is the only purana named after a Naga king, named Nila. Nila Naga is almost equal to Vasuki and is fond of Vasuki naga. Though worshipped by the Kashmiri pandits, Nila Naga is not mentioned anywhere else. Naga worship is a very pronounced in Kashmir since many ages. When Vasuki and the Nagas were tormented by Garuda, sought the mercy of Lord Vishnu, who instructed Vasuki to live in Sati lake which became Kashmir later. In these waters the Nagas were safe until the puranic story further unfolds the formation of Kashmir land, the abode of Nagas.
So basically this a story from ancient text on Nagraj Vasuki written by me. As l like mythology so much. Took help from Google baba. Hope you like it Guys. Do read this carefully and enjoy this. A little interesting and exciting story from my side.
starkanonymous@in_fragments That's exactly what I was thinking of... The Odyssey or The Iliad. Except shorter, obviously. It's a modern day epic poem...❤️
in_fragments@starkanonymous That's so cool you thought that lol! Perhaps I'll try my hand at an epic poem intentionally in the future ❤ Never will be as epic as Homer's though.
starkanonymousWell, The Odyssey or The Iliad were whole books dedicated to a single poem which were more like stories than poetry to me... But it reminded me of them because you wrote three poems that were each about four stanza's long and each of your stanzas were about as long as an average poem so you could have split it up into 12 different parts if you wanted to... I mean, I understand why you didn't. You weren't finished saying what you needed to say with just one stanza at a time so writing them as long as you did made some sense where it might have been confusing to people if you had split it up into 12 separate parts but that is where the word epic entered my mind. Just the simple length and effort you put into the three pieces, which since they all go together makes it one long effort. Bravo! When I write pieces that I plan on splitting into parts I usually wait a while before writing the next part. Other inspirations strike me in the meantime and it's not for a while that the inspiration to write about what I had been writing about strikes me again and I make a part two or a part three. For example, my poem called "A Summary of Pain"... I wrote that a while ago and it's only part one and the inspiration to continue it has not struck me yet. So I will see the poem at times and feel almost guilty that I haven't continued it yet. So for you to have written all that at one time is quite an accomplishment! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
in_fragments@starkanonymous Wow, thank you for writing all that out! I didn't even realize they each came out in 4 stanzas, but you're right! The idea came to me all at once, so I just had to get it out while hoping I could stay as consistent as possible across all 3 poems lol. I don't usually have to wait, although I could probably afford to sit with my work more, so don't feel guilty about not being able to continue something right now! It will come when it's ready to, I just find that many of my ideas hit me like bricks and I have to get them out quickly to make room for more ahahaha I wrote all three of these in about 2 days, but that was after sitting on the ideas for a few weeks and letting them form. It became a 3-part thing naturally. I never really feel accomplished after though lol, maybe for a little while, but I'm always itching to write more. Ideas are always hitting me, can be quite exhausting lol
If you decide to read this poem of mine, a lil bit of context would do good. So the myth goes like this:
Lycaon was an early king of Arkadia. He sought to test the divinity of Zeus by serving the god his own slaughtered son Nyktimos. Zeus was furious and overturning the table, destroyed the fifty sons of Lykaon with lightning-bolts, and transformed the king into a werewolf/wolf. Nyktimos was later resurrected by the gods.