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Mythological references

Mythological references

BASISTA (VASISHTHA) The enlightened sage (Gurmukh) Basista, delivered the sermon about God (Hari). (Wadhans Ki Var M. 4, p. 591) Vasishtha is one of the most famous Indian sages. He was the author of several hymns of Rig Veda. In one of the hymns of the Rig Veda, he is…
BASAKA (VASUKI) Millions of Vasukis (Basaks) form Thy bed, O Lord! (Bhairo Kabir. p. 1163) In whose house, Basak (Vasuki) of one thousand hoods spreads itself like a bed.... (Malar Namdev, p. 1292) Like father and grandfather, the grandson has the Lord\'s approval making the foundation of spiritual power, he…
BARANA (VARUNA) There are many Baranas..... (Sarag M. 5, p. 1236) He is the god of ocean and sovereign of waters. He carries a noose called Naga-Pasa for binding offénders. His favourite resort is Pushpa-girl (flower-mountain) and his city is Vasudha-nagara. He is one of the oldest of the Vedic…
BALMIKA (VALMIKI) Balmika, the Iow-caste person (Chandala) attained emancipation..... (Maru M. 5, p. 999) The sage Valmiki was the author of Ramayana. His place of residence was Chitra-kuta, a hill in the district of Banda in Bundelkund. When Sita was about to become a mother, she was left near the…
BALI The (demon) king Bali was inflated with ego because of his wealth. With great pride, he performed Yajnas (sacrificial feasts). Without getting the advice of the Guru, he was sent to the nether-world. (Gauri M. l, p. 224) (Vishnu as) Vamana had asked for only two and a half…
BALABHADRA (BALARAMA) Hari Himself likes the service of the Guru, Krishna and Balabhadra meditate at the feet of the Guru. (Gauri Guareri M. 4, p. 165) Balabhadra is another name of Balarama, the elder brother or Krishna. He is known as the incarnation of the white hair of Brahma. In…
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