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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Happy Diwali

Wish every one a Happy and Prosperous Diwali.

Got some thoughts on this day.

Ravana is depicted in art with up to ten heads, signifying that he had knowledge spanning all the ten directions. He was an accomplished scholar and a Veena player.

Ravana was a great devotee of Shiva and is supposed to have composed the Shiva Tandava Stotra.

Ravana gained enormous powers when he prayed to Brahma, who granted him a boon: Ravana wished that his life be protected from Devas (divinities), Asuras (enemies of the Devas), Rakshasas (demons), Gandharvas (celestial musicians), Yakshas (demigods), and other celestial and magical beings.

In his arrogance, Ravana forgot to ask for protection from man.After gaining such immense powers Ravana became corrupt and selfish; it was soon deemed necessary to rid the world of his tyranny.The poem's characterisation of Ravana serves as an example of the dangers of lust and ego.

All i could infer is , what ever may be the education you have, What ever may be the Origin
of your birth, How ever powerful you may be in terms money, How ever you may be true to
your god....Corrupted mind and Selfishness always leads to evil..

Please click Here to know the impact of a Corrupted mind.

3 Comments:

  • At November 01, 2005 5:46 PM, Blogger Slice Of Life said…

    what about narakasur story?

    all hindu festivals celebrate victory of good over evil
    uma

     
  • At November 04, 2005 4:41 AM, Blogger Sriram V Iyer said…

    hi rajesh

    i'm interested in such mythology too. and i hail from coimbatore.

    where in coimbatore are you?

    regards
    sRi

     
  • At November 07, 2005 7:51 PM, Blogger Rajesh said…

    @Uma,
    A lot of such evil's exists in Hindu Mythology..I took one such
    example for the post.

    But Narakasur was an evil by nature. Ravana was good by birth
    and he turned greedy as when he gained power.


    @Sriram,

    Welcome onboard.

    I am at present in the UK.

     

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