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Showing posts with label Ambika. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is Vyasa In Hindu Mythology?

 



A sage who is traditionally thought to be the creator of the Mahabharata, the second of the two major Sanskrit epics, according to Hindu mythology. 

As a consequence of his dalliance with the ferrywoman Satyavati, Vyasa is the son of the sage Parashara.

Satyavati marries King Shantanu later in life, but only after securing the guarantee that their offspring will govern instead of Shantanu's firstborn son, Bhishma.

Satyavati's first son dies as a youngster, and his second son dies after marrying but before producing children.

Satyavati begs Vyasa to sleep with the brides of her younger sons, Ambika and Ambalika, in order to save Shantanu's dynasty.

Vyasa is a terribly unattractive man, according to legend, and both ladies respond automatically when he comes in their beds.

Ambika conceals her eyes, causing her son Dhrtarashtra to be born blind, while Ambalika becomes pale, leading her son Pandu to be born with an unusually pale complexion.

Vyasa also has intercourse with Ambika's maidservant, who freely submits herself to him, and Vidura is born from her.

The Pandavas and Kauravas, respectively, are the descendants of Pandu and Dhrtarashtra, the two warring groups whose rivalry propels the Mahabharata.

As a result, Vyasa is not only the Mahabharata's author, but also the source of the Mahabharata's two families' fight.


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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - Who Is Ambika (2) ?



Ambika is the daughter of the ruler of Kashi and the wife of King Vichitravirya in one of the major Hindu epics, the Mahabharata. 


  • When Vichitravirya dies without children, his mother, Satyavati, instructs her eldest son, Vyasa, to have sex with Ambika and her sister Ambalika in the hopes of having a child and continuing the family line. 
  • Vyasa is said to be extremely ugly, and when he arrives in a woman's bed, she responds instinctively. 
  • Ambika closes her eyes, blinding her son Dhrtarashtra, while Ambalika becomes pale, giving her son Pandu an abnormally pale skin.


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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - Who Is Ambika?



Ambika is the Goddess's epithet, which means "mother." 


  • It is often used to allude to Shiva's wife Parvati, but it is also the name of a strong female goddess in the Devimahatmya, the oldest book in which a female divinity is portrayed as the universe's Ultimate Reality.


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