Showing posts with label Dhruva. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dhruva. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is Dhruva?


 (“fixed”) A youngster who represents the tireless pursuit of a goal in Hindu mythology. 

Dhruva is a king's son, but his father prefers Dhruva's half-brother over Dhruva for some unexplained reason. 

Disturbed by this insult, Dhruva vows to rise above all others and retreats to the wilderness to do austerities (tapas). 

The deity Vishnu comes to Dhruva after eons of body mortifications to offer him a boon. 

Vishnu tells Dhruva that after his death, he would be positioned as the Pole Star, the pivot around which all the other stars in the sky shall revolve. 

In India, this star is still recognized by such name. 



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