HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 12-2.


12. Vasanta Navaratri : 2.

The victor, King Yudhajit, thereupon crowned his grandson, Satrujit, at Ayodhya, the capital of Kosala.

He then went out in search of Manorama and her son.

The Rishi said that he would not give up those who had sought protection under him.

Yudhajit became furious.

He wanted to attack the Rishi.

But, his minister told him about the truth of the Rishi’s statement.

Yudhajit returned to his capital.



Fortune smiled on Prince Sudarsana.

A hermit’s son came one day and called the eunuch by his Sanskrit name Kleeba.

The prince caught the first syllable Kli and began to pronounce it as Kleem.

This syllable happened to be a powerful, sacred Mantra.

It is the Bija Akshara (root syllable) of the Divine Mother.

The Prince obtained peace of mind and the Grace of the Divine Mother by the repeated utterance of this syllable.

Devi appeared to him, blessed him and granted him divine weapons and an inexhaustible quiver.

Swami Sivananda
 To be continued  ...



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