So Ravana was mere Karta (do-er) ..or he really deserve all this bashing every year at Ram Leela Ground ? He himself was great pundit and he knew consquences of every action/Karma he was engaged in. I guess he did all this to get Moksha through Lord himself and make him self immortal with Lord till eternity.Yesterday while watching The Dark Knight (Batman Movie on Warner Bro..) one dialogue of joker said it all when batman ask why he ( joker) was behind him (batman). Here it goes
I don’t wanna kill you! What would I do without you? Go back to ripping off mob dealers? No, no. No! You…you complete me..
So on same line it was Ravana who completes Ram. It was his master stroke or evidence of his intellect that he become immortal. Dasha-hara (remover of ten) usually referred with removal of Ravana by Lord Ram.Ravana is usually referred as evil. He is symbol of bad in India and South East Asia. He was great scholar (vidvan or pundit) .In Hindu mythology Ravana is depicted as ten headed man. This is often referred to as symbolism of the immense knowledge of the Vedas and other Hindu scriptures that he had. He had also mastered all Kshatriya skills. His twenty hands depict his never ending desire for more in his life. This great scholar had also composed the ‘Shiva Tandava Stotra‘. He could entrance everyone with his amazing of skills playing the veena (musical instrument).He was blessed by all the scholarly qualities of a Brahmin and the immense power and strength of a demon.
10 heads of Ravana as follows:
a) Kama vasana (Lust)
b) Krodha (Anger)
c) Moha (Delusion)
d) Lobha (Greed)
e) Mada (Over Pride)
f) Matsara (Jealousy)
g) Manas (Mind)
h) Buddhi (Intellect)
i) Chitta (Will)
j) Ahankara (Ego).
A great warrior and ardent follower of Lord Shiva. Kuber, who was half brother of Ravana, is work shipped on Diwali although he is also from same clan i.e. half Brahman and half Asur. He was the one who designed fort of Lanka with gold.Ravana claimed it by his power.Yesterday my grandfather told me that as per mythological texts there are many stories which confirms the fact that Ravan was great in many aspects.
My Grandfather also told me one interesting story which lead to this war. Shri Ram was Manglik as per horoscope and Devi Sita was not Manglik. Mangliks are those who have Mars effect as per horoscope.This condition is astrologically believed to be unfavorable for marriages, causing discomfort and tension in relationship, leading to severe disharmony among the spouses and eventually to other bigger problems. This is attributed to the “fiery” nature of Mars, the planet of war.
Lord Ram dismantled (rather than broke) the Dhanush of Lord Shiva at Svyamvar (Contest) and married Sita but later it was protested by priests due to horoscope related issues. In order to avoid the consequences certain rituals were performed during their marriage to satiate Mars but of no avail.As per astrology , in such alliance one who is non-manglik faces the wrath of Mars. So Sita faced the consequences later as after marriage Rama chose Vanvasa , gave up his kingdom and she ended up in roaming with Rama in jungle. She was abducted by Ravan for a year and more.After war she didnt stayed in Ayodhya as queen due to issues with Lord Rama. It might sound crazy to millions in this 21st century.
Well i m following more religious, spiritual articles in order to gain more insights about my own religion. I have not given up other subjects.Recently Rajat Gupta was sentenced followed by lots and lots of analysis on web. Reading more about this on web these days.Read this speech/article from Suhasini Haidar which is damn good for all of us who have just started our career because i feel basic remains same in every domain.
Books in the shelves #
Immortals of Meluha : Lately i m back to fiction.I have heard lot about this part of triology and started reading while travelling to hometown. Till now it was successful in keeping me enaged and interested.
Experiments with Truth #: Still work in progress.Well i m following more religious, spiritual articles in order to gain more insights about my own religion.