Water, even a single drop of it can soothe a scorched soul; a reason why here, in India, our ancestors gave it a significant identification. A reason why offering Jal/water to a thirsty person or animal is considered a sacred deed. And even today, we
The adventurous and skilled King Bhagirath of the Isvaku dynasty was the son of King Dilip. Bhagirath’s ancestor, King Sagar had performed an Ashvamedh yagya with a desire to win over the whole world. Lord Indra got nervous over this yagya, thinking that it was
King Sagar was from the famous Isvaku lineage of Ayodhya. King Bahuk was the father of King Sagar. King Bahuk was vicious, but at the same time very ambitious. With the help of Taljandhas and Shakas, Bahuk had snatched away the kingdom of Haihaya family.
Ganga was born from the holy water in Lord Brahma's kamandalu—water that Lord Brahma obtained by washing the holy feet of Lord Vishnu when Vishnu was in his dwarf incarnation as Brahmachari," Kapil told Anshuman. "Because Ganga was born from that holy water, she has
Now to invoke Lord Shiva, Bhagirath stood on the big toe of his left leg and prayed. After he became absorbed in the name of Lord Shiva by constant japa (repetition) of the mantra "Aum Namah Shivaye”, Lord Shiva appeared before Bhagirath
Bhagirath wondered what was going to happen next.He wanted Ganga to come with him to the place where the ashes of his ancestors were lying, but Ganga was now caught in the hair locks of Shiva. He went to Lord Shiva and pleaded, “Lord, now
Bhagirath was totally unaware of this whole affair. He was still moving forward blowing his conch shell. When he turned back to see if Ganga was following him, he found that Ganga was not there. He remembered that she was behind him up until the
Finally Ganga led by Bhagirath reached the ashram of Sage Kapil. Sage Kapil was overwhelmed with joy at Ganga’s arrival. He welcomed her and led Ganga to the spot where the ashes were lying. Bhagirath stood with his hands folded in adoration. As soon as