Being prayed for by the demigods, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth Himself, directly appeared with His expansion and expansions of the expansion. Their holy names were Rama, Lakṣmaṇa, Bharata and Satrughna. These celebrated incarnations thus appeared in four forms as the sons of Maharaja Dasaratha.
Ravana.. Personlification of Lust.. One who follows the path of Ravana is condemned in two ways: his body is fit to be eaten by dogs and vultures, and the soul goes to hell. As stated by the Lord Himself in Bhagavad-Gita (16.19): tän ahaà dviñataù krürän saàsäreñu narädhamän kñipämy ajasram açubhän äsuréñv eva yoniñu […]
Text 24 tato niñkramya laìkäyä yätudhänyaù sahasraçaù mandodaryä samaà tatra prarudantya upädravan Thereafter, all the women whose husbands had fallen in the battle, headed by Mandodaré, the wife of Ravana, came out of Lanka. Continuously crying, they approached the dead bodies of Ravana and the other Rakshasas. Text 25 svän svän bandhün […]
Kaliyuga – the Sinful age The universal cycle is divided into Satyayuga – the golden age of religiosity and austerity, Treta yuga- where ¾ of the population remain God conscious, Dvapar yuga in which in the beginning 43 gradually dwindles until it intersects Kali yuga. At the beginning of the age of Kali not more […]
TEXT 09 rakñaù-svasur vyakåta rüpam açuddha-buddhes tasyäù khara-triçira-düñaëa-mukhya-bandhün jaghne caturdaça-sahasram apäraëéya- kodaëòa-päëir aöamäna uväsa kåcchram TRANSLATION While wandering in the forest, where He accepted a life of hardship, carrying His invincible bow and arrows in His hand, Lord Rämacandra deformed Rävaëa’s sister, who was polluted with lusty desires, by cutting off her nose and […]