The Soot Putra in Mahabharat


Who and Who Are the Soot Putra in MBH
Soot Putras are those, as defined, whose father is a Braahman and mother is a Kshatriya. By this definition many people can be counted as Soot Putra, such as Dhritraashtra, Paandu, etc. Still the famous ones are —

(1) Karn – The most famous one is Karn

(2) Adhirath – Saarathee of Shaantanu

(3) Keechak – Brother of Sudeshnaa (King Viraat’s wife) who also becomes a Soot Putree. Keechak is Prince of Kekaya? but also is a Soot. King of Kekaya married a Yaadav Princess and was a co-brother to Paandu hence Keechak was step-cousin to Paandav. So there is a probability that Kuntee’s sister married a Soot or someone whose at least one wife was Soot (Karn is cited having Soot wives as disqualifying him from marrying Draupadee as a Soot Putra).

In Indonesian legends, Keechak is either the son to Paraashar and Satyavatee or a descendent of Satyavatee http://www.joglesemar.com

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(5) Vishok – Saarathee of Bhem – he was the son of Krishn, so Krishn had him either from a Braahman woman or a woman of the Soot birth.

(6) Ugrashravaa – is famous as Soot Jee – he used to tell Puraan etc stories to Rishi.

(7) Romharshan – r was also a Soot. He was a very dear disciple of Ved Vyaas Jee and in spite of being a Soot, he taught him Puraan and Itihaas (Mahaabhaart) which he recited to other Rishi. He was killed by Balaraam Jee when he was on his Teerth Yaatraa.
http://sushmajee.com/information/tidbits/tidbits-1-20/tidbits-2.htm

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WHO and WHO talked to GOD?


Who Talked to Gods in Mahaabhaarat?
There are a few people who have talked to gods in Mahaabhaarat, who are they…?

(1) Karn
–Karn was the son of Soorya Dev. He talked to Soorya Dev and Indra Dev. When MBH war was to start, Indra knew that Karn had indestructible armor (Kavach) and earrings (Kundal) and they will not let his son Arjun win him, so he decided to take them from him. He went to him in disguise of a Braahman and begged for them at the time that he could not refuse him.

–Knowing Indra’s intention, Soorya Dev came to him to warn him not to give them to Indra, but Karn could not agree with him, then Soorya Dev asked him to ask for Indra’s Shakti (Power) in exchange of his Kavach and Kundal.

(2) Arjun
–Arjun was the son of Indra Dev. When it was decided that Paandav had to fight with Kaurav, Krishn suggested Arjun to obtain Divine weapons. So Arjun pleased Indra Dev and asked Divine weapons. He told him that first he had to take Paashupat Astra from Shiv Jee, then he is most welcome to enter Swarg and take Divine weapons.

–So Arjun pleased Shiv Jee and Shiv Jee encountered him in disguise of a Kiraat. Shiv Jee defeated him and pleased with his fight gave his Paashupat Astra to him. Only after that he could enter Swarg and brought Divine Astra from his father.

(3) Yudhishthir
–While in exile, just in the beginning, Yudhishthir worshipped Soorya Dev to get food for all his followers. So Soorya Dev gave him a Divine pot which will not be empty from food unless Draupadee would eat from that pot.

–While in exile, once Draupadee asked for water to drink and Yudhishthir asked Sahadev to bring water for her. Sahadev found a pond, and as he was about to take water from it, he was warned by its caretaker that unless he would answer his questions he could not take water from there. Sahadev neglected his warning and when he took the water to drink, he fell lifeless on its bank. Thus all four brothers came there and fell lifeless by ignoring the caretaker’s warning. In the end Yudhishthir came there and he answered all his questions, got his all brothers back to life. The caretaker of that pond was Dharm Raaj – his own father himself.
Who Talked to Gods Other Than in Mahaabhaarat?
There are some other people also, outside Mahaabhaarat, who talked to gods —-

(1) Saavitree
Saavitree talked to Yam Raaj

(2) Nachiketaa

RISHI/MUNI: Rishi for whom children born during Tapasaya


Children Born During Tapasyaa Period
As normally it is believed or instructed that while doing any Tapasyaa one should follow Brahmcharya, here are some examples when Rishi did Tapasyaa and had children during that period —

(1) Vishwaamitra
Vishwaamitra did Tapasyaa three times to get powers – Once he did Tapasyaa to please Shiv Jee and got weapons. Next time he did Tapasyaa and pleased Brahmaa Jee. At that time he had four sons.

RISHI/MUNIS: RISHIS who were cursed in the womb


Some even spoke from the womb and were cursed —

(1) Deerghtamaa (Dīrghatamas (Sanskrit: दीर्घतमस्)
The first name is of Deerghtamaa. Deerghtamaa is the son of Brihaspati from the wife of his brother Utathya. When Brihaspati wanted to have a child from his brother’s wife, she was already with the child of Utathya, so the child from the womb said to him – “Do not try to have a child, there is no place for two.” But Brihaspati did not listen to him and forced her to have his child and cursed the child in the womb that “You perpetually live in darkness.” So when Deerghtamaa was born, he was blind. Brihaspati’s own child was born immediately and was known as Bharadwaaj.

(2) Ashtaavakra (Ashtavakra (Sanskrit: अष्टावक्रः)
The second name is of Ashtaavakra. Ashtaavakra was the son of Kaahodaa Rishi and Sujaataa – the daughter of Kaahodaa’s Guru Uddaalak. She wanted that her child sould be very knowledgeable so she attended classes of her husband and her father. Once Kaahodaa, the child’s father, was teaching something that the child from the womb said – “You read it the whole night and still, I think you are not reciting it correctly. By your grace I know all Ved, Shaastra here in womb too.” This insulted Kaahodaa in front of his disciples, so he cursed him – “you are speaking even from the womb, you be born slanted at eight places of your body.” So when the child was born he was slanted from eight places of his body and was thus named Ashtaavakra.

RAVEN: Raven kee Lok Kathayein : : रैवन: रैवन की लोक कथाएँ


रैवन की लोक कथाएँ1

रैवन काले रंग का कौए की तरह का एक पक्षी होता है जो दुनिया में बहुत जगह पाया जाता है पर यह अमेरिका और कैनेडा के उत्तर पश्चिमी हिस्से में रहने वाले मूल निवासियों की लोक कथाओं का हीरो है। अमेरिका और कैनेडा की खोज से पहले अमेरिका और कैनेडा दो देश नहीं थे इसलिये रैवन की कथाओं को अमेरिका के मूल निवासियों की लोक कथा कहना ही ज़्यादा उचित होगा।

अमेरिका के मूल निवासियों में बहुत सारी जनजातियाँ थीं और इन सब में अलग अलग लोक कथाएँ थीं। रैवन की लोक कथाएँ कई जनजातियों में अपने अपने तरीके से कही सुनी जाती थीं और लोकप्रिय थीं।

आजकल रैवन कैनेडा देश के यूकोन प्रान्त और भूटान देश का राष्ट्रीय पक्षी है और भूटान देश की तो यह शाही टोपी में भी लगा हुआ है।

यह अपने काले रंग, सड़े हुए माँस खाने की आदत और कठोर आवाज की वजह से बहुत अपशकुनी माना जाता है पर फिर भी लोग इसको मारते नहीं है। अमेरिका के मूल निवासी इन्डियन्स के कायोटी की तरह से यह भी उनकी लोक कथाओं का एक मुख्य हीरो है। इसकी दुनिया बनाने वाली कहानियाँ बहुत मशहूर हैं।

इसको लोग जन्म और मौत के बीच का बिचौलिया मानते हैं क्योंकि यह सड़ा हुआ माँस खाता है इसलिये इस का रिश्ता मरे हुए लोगों और भूतों से है और क्योंकि इसने दुनिया बनाने में बहुत मदद की है इसलिये इसका रिश्ता ज़िन्दगी से भी है।

रैवन का जिक्र केवल अमेरिका और कैनेडा की लोक कथाओं में ही नहीं है बल्कि ग्रीस और रोम की दंत कथाओं में भी है। रोम की दंत कथाओं में अपोलो जो भविष्यवाणी करता है यह उनसे जुड़ा हुआ है। स्वीडन में इसको कत्ल हुए लोगों का भूत मानते हैं। इंगलैंड में कुछ ऐसा विश्वास है कि यदि रैवन “टावर औफ लंदन” से हटा दिये जायें तो इंगलैंड का राज्य ही खत्म हो जायेगा।

बाइबिल में भी इसका जिक्र कई जगहों पर आया है। टालमुड में रैवन नोआ की नाव के उन तीन जानवरों में से एक है जिन्होंने बाढ़ के समय में लैंगिक सम्बन्ध स्थापित किये थे और इसी लिये नोआ ने उसको सजा दी थी। कुरान में रैवन ने ऐडम के दो बेटे केन और एबिल में से केन को उसके कत्ल किये हुए भाई को दफनाना सिखाया। हिन्दुओं की तुलसीदास जी की लिखी हुई “रामचरित मानस” में यह कागभुशुण्डि जी के रूप में आता है और 27 प्रलय देख चुका है। उसमें यह गरुड़ जी को राम कथा सुनाता है।

प्रशान्त महासागर के उत्तर पूर्व के लोगों में रैवन की जो लोक कथाएँ कही सुनी जाती हैं उनसे पता चलता है कि वे लोग अपने वातावरण के कितने आधीन थे और उसकी कितनी इज़्ज़त करते थे। रैवन मिंक और कायोटी की तरह से कोई भी रूप ले सकता है, जानवर का या आदमी का। वह कहीं भी आ जा सकता है और उसके बारे में यह पहले से कोई भी नहीं बता सकता कि वह क्या करने वाला है। वैसे तो वह बहुत ही चालाक है लेकिन एक बार उसने एक बड़ी सीप में बन्द नंगे लोगों के ऊपर दया दिखायी थी। फिर वह अपनी चालबाजी से उनके लिये शिकार, मछली, आग, कपड़े और ऐसी ऐसी रस्में लेकर आया जो उनको भूतों और आत्माओं के असर से बचा सकती थीं। उसने प्रकृति से लड़ कर उन लोगों को काम के लायक बनाया।

रैवन की भूख बहुत ज़्यादा है और वह अपनी भूख कोई भी चाल खेल कर ही मिटाया करता है पर अक्सर वह चाल उसी पर उलटी पड़ जाती है।

STORY of great stories; The ARABIAN NIGHTS Stories


Arabian Nights – (Well known stories are  “Allaadeen”,  “Alee Baabaa and Forty Thieves” and “Sindbaad the Sailor”.)

There was a Sultaan (king) Shahariyaar became very disappointed with his wife’s behavior while he was away, so he declared all the women unfaithful and ordered to behead his wife. He decided to marry a new virgin girl each evening and execute her next morning. Whoever did not obey his order was killed. This created a havoc in the society and so much shortage of unmarried girls.

Sultaan’s Vazeer also had two daughters – Shaharzaad and Deenaarzaad. Shaharzaad was elder, very clever and beautiful. Seeing this havoc in the society, one day Shaharzaad requested her father to take the responsibility of supplying these girls to the Sultaan and then one day to supply herself to him. Vazeer was shocked to hear this. The daughter said – “Don’t be afraid, I am sure that I will be able to save thousands of girls.” But the father wouldn’t agree for this. But at last the daughter had made him agreed upon this.

Vazeer went to the Sultaan and told him that he would bring his own daughter to him the following evening. Sultaan said in astonishment – “Are you out of mind? How could you think of this? Doesn’t she know my condition?” “She knows.” “Then?” “Still she insists.” “Remember you will have to take her life yourself, if you refuse… I will take yours.” “Sure.”

In the meantime Shaharzaad asked her sister to do her a favor, she said – “Today I will be married to Sulataan. Tomorrow morning he will execute me. Before this execution, I want you help. After the marriage I will request him to take you with me, which I think he should grant. Your job is only to wake me up one hour before sunrise, and say “Sister, If you are not asleep, tell me one of your interesting stories.” Then I will start telling stories. Hopefully I will save my people thus.” Her sister readily agreed for this.

So her father married her to the Sultaan crying a lot. After the marriage ceremony Shaharzaad started crying. On asking why was she crying, she told the Sultaan that she was crying for her sister Deenaarzaad and she would be happy if she would be brought to her to spend the last night of her life. Her sister was immediately called and she requested her to tell a story to pass the night as she was to be executed the next morning.

According to their plan, Deenaarzaad asked her sister to tell one of her wonderful stories a little before sunrise. As it was the last night of her life. Shahazaad did not reply to her sister, rather she addressed Sultaan – “Will you please allow me to tell one story to her?” Sultaan said – “Willingly.” So she started telling the story … THEN

One story led to another and Sultaan had to leave her in the morning to listen to the remaining part of the story the next night. This continued for 1,001 night, at the end of which Shaharzaad presented him with three sons – one walking, one crawling, and one in her lap. At the end of the period the decree of the death was removed and both lived in harmony.

When it was 930th night, Shaharzaad said – “I have story about women’s trickery in my mind, but I fear that it may lower my esteem in his sight, but I hope that it will not because it is a rare tale. Women are indeed mischief makers, but that should not be told or disclosed.” At this Deenaarzaad said – “O sister of mine, Tell me what is in your mind, and have no fear from the King, because women are like gems, because when they fall in a jeweler’s hand he keeps them for himself and leaves all beside them. He might some of them prefer over others, in this way he is like a potter, who has to put all his vessels in an oven and when he takes them out, he has to break some of them. Some of them are used by others while others are returned to be as they were.” Then Sharazaad said – “Then tell us, O King, the tale of …”

The itroduction of these great stories can be read at;

http://sushmajee.com/shishusansar/stories-arabian-nights/intro.htm

CALENDAR : Modern Calendar


History of Calendar is given on:
http://sushmajee.com/reldictionary/dictionary/page-C/calendar-history-1.htm
However a short description of modern calendar is gien below:
Modern Calendar
Today’s calendar year begins in January conceivably because it’s the first full month when the days start growing longer (minutes of daily sunlight increasing in the Northern Hemisphere, which includes most of the world’s land and about 90% of the human population), after the Winter Solstice at the end of December. Additionally, the planet Saturn mutually ruling time and the sign of Capricorn might have something to do with the selection of January as the first month of the calendar year. The seven day week division is probably linked to ancient farmers planting by the moon’s phases (seven day quarters). As to why the day officially starts at 12:00 a.m. and not sunrise, it’s possibly due to the fact that after 12:00 a.m. the Sun departs from its daily nadir (in relation to the Earth) as it begins its ascent to the mid-heaven, which it reaches at Noon.

After the 1600s the Gregorian calendar was finally used throughout most of Europe and was adopted by what is now the east coast of America in the mid 1700’s, before 1776, the recognized birth year of America. Greece and Russia avoided using it until the early 1900’s. Japan formally implemented it in 1873, Korea in 1896, and China in 1912.

 

Note: Calendars in India: there are 21 different calendars in India used in different parts of India; read in detail:

http://sushmajee.com/reldictionary/dictionary/page-C/calendar-india.htm

FOREIGN FOLK TALES IN HINDI; देश विदेश की कथाएँ हिंदी में :


It looks like that Sushma Gupta is the only one who has translated maximum number of foreign folk tales from English language to Hindi. It looks like a library on the subject. Perhaps, no one has even translated so many stories from English language to Hindi

https://davendrak.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1001&action=edit

FOREIGN FOLKTALES in HINDI;2 देश विदेश की लोक कथाएँ, हिंदी में प्रकाशित:


Sushma Gupta  has translated more than 1200 foreign folktales from Africa, America, Canada and Europe etc. for Hindi speaking people in India and abroad: These folktales are being published in print and Digital media from different channels. I would like to place their information over here for our friends on social media:
1. A page has been created for these folktales on my face book for reading stories from various people and also information about the accessibility of folktales in other media:
DESH VIDESH KEE LOK KATHAYEIN:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/hindifolktales/;

Details of such stories about EHTIOPIA are given 

Here are details of some more interesting stories about Italy published in RACHNAKAR.org;

In all, there are TEN BOOKS of Folktales of Italy;

Folktales from Italy-1 (15 folktales)

http://www.rachanakar.org/2017/09/1-1_30.html

Folktales from Italy-2 (17 folktales)

http://www.rachanakar.org/2017/10/2-1.html

Folktales from Italy-3 (10 folktales)

http://www.rachanakar.org/2017/10/3-1.html

Folktales from Italy-4 (11 folktales)

http://www.rachanakar.org/2017/10/4-1.html

Folktales from Italy-5 (18 folktales)

http://www.rachanakar.org/2017/10/5-1-italy-lokkatha-5-seb-wali-ladki.html

  [TlaI kI laaok kqaaeoM–6

http://www.rachanakar.org/2017/11/6-1-italy-ki-lokkatha-billiyan.html

  [TlaI kI laaok kqaaeoM–7

http://www.rachanakar.org/2017/11/7-1-italy-ki-lokkatha-kaitherine.html

  [TlaI kI laaok kqaaeoM–8

http://www.rachanakar.org/2017/12/8-1-italy-ki-lokkatha-patthar-se-roti.html

  [TlaI kI laaok kqaaeoM–9

http://www.rachanakar.org/2017/12/9-1-italy-ki-lok-katha-do-bahine.html

  [TlaI kI laaok kqaaeoM–10

http://www.rachanakar.org/2017/12/10-1-italy-ki-lok-katha-teen-santre.html

LISTEN TEXT in your favourite LANGUAGE including HINDI


one can hear the stories or any other matter from a TEXT by using  ttsread  app.;
one can listen stories ( from Text) ; it is really good for children at home and in the school to tell the stories in the language they understand; Good for visually Handicapped Children who can not read the text from the books , they can enjoy listening the stories or benefit from the literature in any language to any language; Step by step procedure is given below as how to download the app on the computer; once installed on the computer then very simple to use by bringing the text to computer and clicking the RED SPEAKER Icon on the computer , normally on the upper RIGHT corner of the computer in the address bar; You may also use following links to know more about it:

विंडोज 7-8-10 पीसी के लिए – ( For Windows 7,8, and 10 PCs )

http://raviratlami.blogspot.in/2017/09/10.html

फ़ोन के लिए ट्यूटोरियल नुमा यहाँ है ( For Cell Phone ):

http://raviratlami.blogspot.in/2017/10/blog-post_77.html

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If you are using Chrome
1.. Open the Chrome
3, click on this button Inline image 2, then click Inline image 4
4. This icon will show up at the top right corner of the chrome brower Inline image 3
5.. Click on this new icon and another screen will come up.
 On which on the Right Hand Corner you will see a box stating language. Inline image 5
Drop down that Menu by clicking it and select the language “Hindi”
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6..Another box, just below that, will also be there stating the speed,
Inline image 8
Click on the button to see the drop down options
Among many speeds choose “Very Slow Speed”,
Now click on the red button and this window will go away
4.. Now go to any webpage you want the browser to read to you.
Click on the red icon again
The new window will open again and will contain text from this webpage
Inline image 9
7. A  Inline image 7will also appear. Just click that icon and it will start reading the text on that page you have opened.
8.. After that the “Forward Arrow” sign will change into a “Pause Button”
8.. So to stop Reading the page just click the “Pause” button
9.. Next time you open that page it will start reading from the same place you have left
it before.
10. to read only a certain portion of the text, highlight that text in this new window and then press play.