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Mythological references

Mythological references

BHAVANI You are called Bhavani, who was from the very beginning. Where did you go at the time of granting salvation ? (Gond Namdev, p. 874) Bhavani is another name for Parbati and Mahamaya. She is also called Durga and Uma. See : Ad Bhavani , Parbati (Parvati) , Durga…
BHAIRAU (BHAIRAVA) He runs towards Bhairau, Bhuta and Sitala and gets as ass rolling in dust to ride upon. (Gond Namdev, p. 874) Bhairau or Bhairava is another name of Shiva in its terrible aspect. The wife of Shiva in this terrible aspect is called Bhairavi. Bhairava is an inferior…
BHAGIRATHA Jaharnavi (Ganges) was brought by Bhagiratha. (Malar M. 4, p. 1263) He was the son of king Dilipa, and a descendant of king Sagara. The horse of the Aswamedha Yajna of king Sagara had been led astray by Indra to the nether-regions (Patala) at the place of meditation of…
BENARES (BANARASA, VARANASI) .....They have rosaries around their necks and glittering jugs in their hands—they cannot be called the saints of Hari, they are the Thugs of Benares (Varanasi).(Asa Kabir, pp. 476) He lives on the bank of Asi rivulet in Benares (Varanasi). (Gond Namdev, p. 873) It is the…
BEETHALA (VITHUL) Beethala is here and Beethala is there; the whole world is not without Beethala; within all the places, says Nama, O Beethala, Thou art filling all the space. (Asa Namdev, p. 485) O my Beethala, meet me, wrap Thy arms around me. (Sri Raga Trilochan, p. 92) A…
BAWANA (VAMANA INCARNATION) Vishnu, who had assumed the form of Bawana (Vamana-dwarf), asked for two and a half steps of earth under some pretext, if (the demon king) Bali had recognised Him, why could he has been deceived for going to the nether-regions (Patala) ? (Prabhati M. l, p. 1344)…
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