Showing posts with label Kamsa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kamsa. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is Yogmaya In The Hindu Pantheon?

 

Yogmaya is a powerful Goddess form known for her capacity to bewitch and perplex people—in other words, her ability to wield maya, the power of illusion.

Yogmaya is mentioned as the divinity who assumes the shape of a newborn girl and is subsequently slain by Krishna's cruel uncle, Kamsa, according to certain modern texts.

All the inmates of Kamsa's palace fall slumber under her enchantment the previous night, according to these texts, and Krishna's father, Vasudeva, is able to take the child away.

Yogmaya is said to have facilitated Krishna's clandestine rendezvous with the ladies of Braj later in his career—when Krishna plays his flute, the women come to him, but all the others fall under Yogmaya's influence and are oblivious of their absence.

Yogmaya is a strong goddess because of her capacity to manipulate maya; she is honored on the fourth day of Navaratri, the festival of the "nine nights" that are holy to the Goddess in her many incarnations.


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Hinduism - Who Is Rohini In Hindu Mythology?

 

The birth mother of Balarama, the divinity Krishna's brother, according to Hindu legend.

Balarama was born in an unusual way.

The fetus is mysteriously transferred from Devaki's womb to Rohini's after he is conceived.

This is done to keep him safe, since Devaki's evil uncle Kamsa has already slain Devaki's previous seven children and would undoubtedly kill Balarama if she carries him to term.


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Hinduism - Who Is Putana In Hindu Mythology?

 

Putana is a demon assassin dispatched by Kamsa, the ruler of Mathura, to assassinate his nephew, the child-god Krishna, according to Hindu mythology.

Putana transforms into a beautiful young lady using her magical abilities, and after fawning over Krishna for a moment, she places him to suckle at her pierced breast.

When Krishna latches on, though, Putana is in serious trouble—Krishna drains the life out of her by sucking at her breast so hard.

As she dies, she reverts to her natural shape, which is enormous and horrible, and the impact of her corpse crashing to the ground shakes the earth and falls trees.


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Hinduism - Who Is Kamsa In Hindu Mythology?

 

In Hindu mythology, the evil king of Mathura who is regarded Krishna's uncle and brother of Devaki, the divinity Krishna's mother.

According to legend, Kamsa is born when a demon assumes the shape of Ugrasena, Devaki's father, and has sexual relations with Kamsa's mother while in this guise.

A holy voice informs Kamsa on the day of Devaki's wedding that his sister's eighth child would ultimately kill him.

He murders all of Devaki's children as soon as they are born in order to prevent the prophesy from coming true.

However, on the night Krishna is born, the palace's residents fall into a profound slumber, the closed doors miraculously open, and the child is whisked away to his foster parents, Nanda and Yashoda.

When Kamsa discovers what has occurred, he orders his warriors to slaughter all of the country's newborn infants.

When that fails, Kamsa dispatches different demon assassins, including Putana, Shakata, Trnavarta, Keshi, and Bakasur.

Krishna easily eliminates all of them, forcing Kamsa to resort to other tactics.

He arranges a huge feast and dismantles his chariot in order to pick up Krishna and his younger brother Balarama, who are now teenagers.

Kamsa's strategy is to entice the brothers to the festival grounds, where they would be slain in a "friendly" wrestling contest with some seasoned competitors.

The two lads thwart the scheme by assassinating the wrestlers, following which Krishna climbs into the royal box and assassinates Kamsa. 


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