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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Joshua and Shilavati - Souls said "stop" to sunrise/sunset


Joshua - He was Moses's assistant who took over water parting job along with rest from Moses. At Gibeaon, to win the battle he asked God to stop sun and moon to enable him to finish the battle in daylight. God yielded to his request?!.

Shilavati - Shilavathi's husband was a leper. He was playboy in his days and after being rejected by prostitute he came back to his wife and the wife still accepted him. Again one day he wanted to visit the slut who ditched him and the wife carried him on her shoulders. On his way to the cathouse, he fell into wrath of a sage Mandavya by mistake and the sage cursed the ugly guy to die before sun rise.
Shilavati used her power of fidelity and her loyality to her husband and cursed the sun not to rise. The sun didnt rise and all the gods made trip down to earth to convince her to let go off the sun. ??!!

Hindu mythology worships this lady also has one of Pativratas. A pativrata (Pati = husband, Vrata = devotion/devoted), is a virtuous woman, to whom the entire universe is her husband.

The equivalent for pathnivirata(Pathni-wife)  doesnt exist in hindu mythology. The closest you get is only Lord Rama,the only one deity who had only one wife in only one of his 10 avatars.

These stories are forcefully injected into every Indian woman's blood atleast that is what every Indian man thinks. But my hubby may differ because he gets to see only my "kali" avatar, not any of the pativiratas anytime :)

Moral of the story: If you have exam tommorrow, you shouldturn off your tv, not ask NFL to stop playing their game.


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15 comments:

  1. These stories are forcefully injected into every Indian woman's blood atleast that is what every Indian man thinks. But my hubby may differ because he gets to see only my "kali" avatar, not any of the pativiratas anytime :


    ....still laughing out loud.....

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  2. I had an experience with Kali over a decade ago. Very instructional.

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  3. That moral made me laugh out loud. Great post!

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  4. rejected by a prostitute... lmfao whaaaatt, isnt that like an oxymoron

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  5. i think the water-parting was a one-time thing, but your point is well-taken.

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  6. well, i do have exams lolz! xd

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  7. I've never heard that story of Joshua before! Very cool, and I really like the "moral of the story" Procrastination is a very bad habit.

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  8. Nice thoughts on the Pativratas, thanks for sharing. One cannot stop thinking about Draupadi while talking about Pativratas. She is considered to be 'Kula Devata' and/ or 'Grama Devatha' by many people.

    In fact, there are many shrines for Goddess Draupadi, spread in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. One of the shrines, where She is a Grama-Devatha and Kula-Devatha to many, is located in one of the small villages of Tamil Nadu.

    The village is named KONDAL, Mayiladuthurai Taluk, Nagapattinam District, Nidur P.O, Tamil Nadu.

    Draupadi

    Draupadi Amman Thunai - May you all be BLESSED by HER grace!!

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