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In the News (Sat 19 Apr 14)

  
  What is Deepavali?
On coming to know about this, Satyabhama was enraged by Narakasura's malevolence towards women, and she appealed to Krishna to give her the golden chance to destroy Narakasura.
After Narakasura was beheaded, the imprisoned women were released, and Krishna accepted to marry them.
It is interesting to note that Bhudevi, mother of the slain Narakasura, declared that his death should not be a day of mourning but an occasion to celebrate and rejoice.
www.ocf.berkeley.edu /~hsc/past_events/deepavali.htm   (728 words)

  
  Narakasura - The Asura Who Gave Us Diwali - Indian Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Narakasura was the son of Goddess earth, (referred to as Dharthi), by Lord Vishnu himself during his Varaha (boar) avatar.
His mother, the earth, sought the boon from Vishnu that her son should have a long life, and that he should be all powerful.
Narakasura possesed 11 Ashtaunis (Ashtauni = a division of the army) large army, that he unleashed on Krishna.
members.cox.net /apamnapat/entities/Narakasura.html   (355 words)

  
 Deepavali -- The festival of Lights
Once there lived a monster named Narakasura, who ruled the kingdom of Pradyoshapuram.He was a nuisance to the gods and the pious sages.He would disturb their penance or create havoc during the rituals.
Satyabhama appealed to Krishna to give her the opportunity to destroy Narakasura, as the demon was given a curse that he would expire in the hands of a woman.
It is interesting to note that Bhudevi, after narakasura's death, declared that it should not be a day of mourning but an occasion to celebrate and rejoice.
www.mypandit.com /mypandit/User/deepavalilegend_1.jsp   (223 words)

  
 Wise Earth School of Ayurveda -- Newsletter
Narakasura was a malevolent character who had also kidnapped and imprisoned 16000 women in his palace.
Due to a curse, Narakasura was destined to be killed by a woman.
Narakasura’s demise is a cosmic triumph that symbolizes success of the greater good over the ills of our time.
www.wisearth.org /newsletter/deepavali.html   (577 words)

  
 Diwali - An Exposition By Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
As Narakasura had inflicted sufferings on women, he had to be punished by a woman.
But all the Gopikas (cowherdesses) fell at Krishna's feet and pleaded that it would not be possible for them to live in dignity in their old homes after having been the prisoners of Narakasura and they would prefer to end their lives at his feet rather go back.
Narakasura, though a demon, was a devotee of Shiva.
sai_maa.tripod.com /diwali02/diwali.htm   (4258 words)

  
 Anil Kumar's Sunday Satsang at Prasanthi Nilayam, 03-11-2002
Narakasura was a demon-king who had all the bad qualities ever possible in one person.
Narakasura is the greatest of them all because he bundled up all the bad qualities in one lifetime.
Narakasura transforms into nara, the human being, with the rajasic quality, with the emotional quality and the desire to become something good.
www.saibaba.ws /ak_satsang/2002/2002Nov03.htm   (5806 words)

  
 Sai Centre - Katong (Singapore)
Under his rule, the villagers suffered a lot of hardship as the demon tortured the people and kidnapped the women to be imprisoned in his palace.
Narakasura worked freely with his emotions and passions and that desire brought him to his end.
Therefore, we must learn to face the six enemies of man, namely, lust, anger, attachment, pride, hatred, greed - and be a man, Nara, not Narakasura, who holds on to these six foes and tries to pacify them by yielding to their demands.
www.saicentrekatong.com /fest_redirect.asp?FestID=9   (689 words)

  
 The Hare Krsnas - Krsna's Later Pastimes with Demons - Narakasura
Narakasura possessed eleven such divisions, and all of them were throwing arrows toward Krsna, but Krsna killed them all, simply by throwing three arrows from His side."
When he saw that all his soldiers, commanders and fighters were killed on the battlefield by the strokes of the weapons of the Personality of Godhead, he became exceedingly angry at the Lord.
"....Krsna, at the request of Indra, kills the demon Narakasura, the son of the earth personified, along with the demon's associates, headed by Mura.
www.harekrsna.com /philosophy/associates/demons/dwarka/narakasura.htm   (894 words)

  
 Krishna16
Narakasura, the king of Prag-jyoti- sha-puram had totally forgotten the Atmic Principle, identifying himself with the body, leading a life full of darkness of ignorance.
When Narakasura lost all his strength due to his anger, Krishna made Satyabhama kill him.
After Narakasura was killed, Krishna freed them from prison and asked them to return to their respective homes after being prisoners of Narakasura.
saikrishnaaya.tripod.com /krishna/krishna16.htm   (1193 words)

  
 Yakshagana enthralls audience : HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
So Sathyabhama battles with Narakasura and she is joined by Krishna, who later regains consciousness.
Narakasura realises these are his parents and he pleads with them that, as he is their son, his name should be remembered by all the people on the day of his death which was a Chaturdashi.
Narakasura’s role was played well by Laxminarayan Rao, while Vishvaka Rao played the role of Krishna and Tara Rao that of Sathyabhama.
www.hindustantimes.com /2005/Aug/16/5922_1463137,0015002100020005.htm   (394 words)

  
 The Story of Krishna and Narakasura - Stories of Krishna
Narakasura would raid and plunder the kingdoms of the three worlds.
Narakasura heard that Indra, the king of the devas, had thousands of divine elephants in his army.
Now Narakasura, greedy that he was, wanted to possess everything, so he attacked the heavens.
www.indiaparenting.com /stories/krishna/krishna07.shtml   (455 words)

  
 Telekom Malaysia - Selamat Hari Raya
Narakasura, a monster, ruled the kingdom of Pardyoshapuram.
Hearing this, Satyabhama was enraged by Narakasura's doings towards women, and she appealed to Krishna to give her the golden chance to destroy Narakasura.
Narakasura was beheaded, the imprisoned women were released, and Krishna accepted to marry them.
www.hitz.fm /oap/pro/telekom02_festivals/default.asp?event=2   (324 words)

  
 Vedanta Shastras Library » Episodes in Bhagavatam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The slaying of Narakasura is described in chapter 59 of Skandha X of Srimad Bhagavatam.
Narakasura, described as a son of Bhumidevi, was a very wicked Asura who terrorised the whole earth.
Narakasura is said to be the son of the earth, which means allegorically that he is the product of the five elements.
www.shastras.com /articles/episodesinsrimadbhagavatam/3   (3038 words)

  
 Diwali - the mother of all festivals - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
But Narakasura, who was born to Mother Earth, failed to rouse the affection of his mother when he was slain by God.
The redeemed Narakasura, having acquired ‘jnana’, expressed the idea that people could purify themselves by bathing in hot water with oil on their bodies, which is equivalent to taking a dip in the sacred Ganges.
Narakasura’s mother did not magnify her own misery at losing her son but prayed for the well-being of humanity.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/nov142004/deep1.asp   (759 words)

  
 Goa up beat with Diwali fervour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Hundreds effigies of 'Narakasura', made in different sizes greet tourists on either side of the pavements on the eve of Diwali- the festival of lights.
All the Narakasuras in their sitting posture symbolise the evil on the earth, present an on side of the road even as the high-decible music, not connected with any mytholigical themes of the festival, is played at its high pitch.
The festival symbolises killing of demon 'Narakasura' by Goddess Durga and thus bringing peace and tranquility to the devotees, according to mythology.
news.webindia123.com /news/articles/India/20061020/485255.html   (433 words)

  
 Vedic_Temple
Narakasura, a monster, ruled the kingdom of Pradyoshapuram.
To prove his power, Narakasura usurped some territory of Aditi, (the king of Suraloka and a relative of Satyabhama, Lord Krishna's wife).
Vexed with this harassment, Indra and other gods approached Lord Krishna and pleaded with him to protect them from the demon "Narakasura".Satyabhama appealed to Krishna to give her the golden chance to destroy Narakasura, as Narakasura was given a curse that he would be killed by a woman.
groups.msn.com /vedictemple/diwalideepavali.msnw   (666 words)

  
 Deepavali
Narakasura, because of his previous store of virtue, had been granted a boon at the moment of his death.
What is interesting to know is that when Krishna wanted to wage war against Narakasura, Krishna's wife Satyabhama, who was adept in archery, wanted to join her husband...and she did.
The fireworks that are burst during Deepavali symbolize the use of fiery weapons used during the war that Krishna waged against the demon.
www.dalsabzi.com /Language_Festivals/deepavali.htm   (1331 words)

  
 Blessingsonthenet.com
Narakasura was infamous for his wicked ruling and high disregard for gods and women.
When she heard of the injustice being done to women in general by Narakasura and his behaviour with Aditi, she was enraged.
Satyabhama went to ask Lord Krishna, permission to wage a war against Narakasura, Krishna not only agreed, but also offered to drive her chariot in the Warfield.
www.blessingsonthenet.com /Temple/festival3.asp?festivalid=F1126   (298 words)

  
 Killing of Narakasura,Naraka Chaturdashi Parva,Narakasura Vadh
The Narakasura Vadh by Sathyabhama could also be taken to interpret that parents should not hesitate to punish their children when they step in to the wrong path.
The tradition is followed and people offer prayers on the previous day of the Naraka Chaturdashi to the vessel in which water is being heated for having bath.
Hindus light fireworks, which are regarded as the effigies of Narakasura who was killed on this day.
www.diwalifestival.org /killing-of-narakasura.html   (316 words)

  
 mypandit.com - DEEPAVALI - 01.11.2005
During the war, Krishna swooned for a while, a preordained divinely act adopted to empower Satyabhama to kill the demon.
So on the day previous to Narakachaturdashi, Lord Krishna's divine intervention led to the killing of the demon, Narakasura and liberation of the imprisoned damsels as well as recovery of the precious earrings of Aditi.
Narakasura replied that he wanted to enjoy the last day of his life in a grand manner and Diwali was celebrated.
www.mypandit.com /mypandit/user/c_depavali2005.jsp   (798 words)

  
 Deepavali - Festivals of Lights
But Narakasura could not be easily killed as he had a boon that he would face death only at the hands of his mother Bhudevi.
When Krishna feigned unconsciousness after being hit by an arrow of Narakasura, Satyabhama took the bow and aimed the arrow at Narakasura and killed him instantly.
Narakasura had also requested that the day be remembered with great joy and festivity.
www.sbl.org.sg /a8/shichengchaoyin/26/page36.htm   (1476 words)

  
 MSN India - Diwali
He was a trouble-maker and used to disturb the sages and priests during their penance or create havoc during the rituals.
Satyabhama appealed to Krishna to give her the chance to destroy Narakasura, as he was cursed to die of a woman's hands.
Bhudevi, mother of the slain Narakasura, declared that his death should not be a day of mourning but an occasion to celebrate and rejoice.
server1.msn.co.in /sp04/diwali/legends.asp   (364 words)

  
 HAPPY  DIWALI
When Narakasura started to harm Rushis and devotees of God, then, Lord Krishna wanted to kill him and free all the sufferers from his clutches.
Before going to the battle, he went to Satyabhama, (the incarnation of mother earth) and explained the wickedness of Narakasura to her.
She felt very much for all the sins of Narakasura and she wanted Narakasura to be killed.
www.chinnajeeyar.org /Archives/Arch2005/happydiwali05.asp   (539 words)

  
 Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Prasanthi Nilayam
The lamp is not merely the symbol of knowledge of Truth, but also of the one Atma (spirit) that shines in all.
Legend has it that it was on this day the demon ‘Narakasura’ was vanquished and 16000 Gopikas (cowherd maidens devoted to Lord Krishna) who were held in captivity were freed from the clutches of the demon by Lord Krishna.
When Narakasura was killed all those who suffered under him were overjoyed.
www.srisathyasai.org.in /Pages/AshramInfo/Deepavali.htm   (497 words)

  
 Dispel the Darkness of Ignorance
Narakasura, the king of Praagjyotishapuram had totally forgotten the Atmic principle, identifying himself with the body, leading a life in darkness of ignorance.
As Narakasura was very strong both physically and mentally, Krishna decided to weaken him gradually by subjecting him to fits of anger.
After Narakasura was killed Krishna freed them from prison and asked them to return to their respective homes and lead a peaceful life.
www.eaisai.com /baba/docs/d981019.html   (2339 words)

  
 The Significance of Dipavali
The Dipavali festival is regarded as an occasion particularly associated with an ancient event of Sri Krishna overcoming the demoniacal force known as Narakasura, recorded in the Epics and Puranas.
After the great victory over Narakasura in a battle which appears to have lasted for long, long days, Sri Krishna with his consort Satyabhama returned to his abode in Dwaraka.
The residents of Dwaraka were very anxious about the delay caused in Sri Krishna's returning, and it is said that they were worshipping Bhagavati Lakshmi for the prosperity and welfare of everyone and the quick returning of Bhagavan Sri Krishna and Satyabhama.
www.swami-krishnananda.org /disc/disc_95.html   (676 words)

  
 Online edition of Daily News - Features
She said she was impressed by the performance of the students of "Abhinaya Academy of Bharathanatyam" in the dance drama titled "Narakasura Vatham".
She also said the dance drama "Narakasura Vtham" performed by the students of Abhinaya Academy of Bharatha Natyam is of high standard.
According to Hindu mythology Narakasura, an all powerful demon, was a tyrant king.
www.dailynews.lk /2004/11/24/artscop10.html   (449 words)

  
 Inner significance of festivals
When the residents of the city were apprehensive about their safety and security, Krishna founded a city at Dwaraka to provide a place of refuge for them.
The city in which the demon Narakasura had his capital was known as 'Praagjyotishapuram.' The name consists of four syllables: Praag, jyoti, sha and puram.
But all the gopikas fell at Krishna's feet and pleaded that it would not be possible for them to live in dignity in their old homes after having been prisoners of Narakasura and they would prefer to end their lives at His feet rather than to go back.
www.sathyasai.org /discour/1988/d881109.html   (1303 words)

  
 Krishna & Narakasura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
According to the Bhagwat Purana, Narakasura was born of Mother Earth.
Yet in his personality he was a brutish beast.Naraka’s deeds were so dark that his name has come down as a symbol of darkness.
The Puranas apparently have no knowledge of this.The frequent references to Krishna in our epics and poems, as the enemy of Naraka (Narakari) and even of his deputy Mura (Murari) seem to indicate that the tyrant of Pragjyotishapura was notorious in his times.
www.mantraonnet.com /shopping/comic-books/gods/krishna-narak.html   (145 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Lord Krishna, felt the need to banish the demon Narakasura for good because of the improper things he was doing.
Narakasura, had the power of changing form so he would pretend to be someone and kill other people and destroy people’s property.
In house there is a mask of Narakasura that is hung of the front door to keep anything bad from coming in.
www.ecoo.org /webspinner/macklin/Diwali.html   (265 words)

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