World is amazed to see the highly developed science and technological feats of Bharat that were miles ahead compared to the most advanced technologies of today.
There are traces of science in ancient India where the normal process of giving birth was broken by pious Sages. They converted their conserved energy of celibacy in giving birth to humans. Some of them had divine intervention but the process was more or less similar – meditating thousands of heaven years (1 earth year = 1 day of Heaven) and making everything possible. Few of them also spent time in Yogic activities for hundreds of earth years and stunned the contemporary world.
- 1 Birth of Humans without Union of Virya and Raj
- 2 The Unborn Earthlings of India
- 2.1 Birth of Dhritharashtra, Pandu and Vidur
- 2.2 Birth of the Kauravs, 100 Sons of Gandhari with the Vedic Simulation Process
- 2.3 Birth of Pandavs with the Vedic Mantras and Transfer of Energies
- 2.4 Birth of Karna with the Help of Solar Energy
- 2.5 Science of Birth from Divine Yagna
- 2.6 Birth of Hanuman and One of the Reasons for His Monkey Appearance
- 2.7 Birth of Makardhwaj, Son of Hanuman
- 2.8 Dronacharya Was Born In a Vessel Claimed as First Test Tube by Scientists of Today
- 2.9 Birth of Rishyasring Son of Vibhandak
- 2.10 Birth of Kripacharya Self-made Son of Shardwan
- 2.11 Birth of Dhrishtadyumna and Draupadi from Yagna
- 2.12 Birth of Radharani, The Greatest Bhakt of Shree Krishn
- 2.13 Raja Sagar and Birth of 60,000 Sons
- 2.14 How Daughter of Janak, Sita took Birth
- 2.15 Birth of Manu Swayambhuva and Satarupa
- 2.16 Birth of Raja Prithu without Female Who made World Habitable
- 2.17 Surprise Me More:
Birth of Humans without Union of Virya and Raj
Ayonija Wombless Birth was Possible In Ancient India
We all are made up of same set of molecules, technically every object that we in disbelief think as the non-living are related to us. They are created using the same atoms which made us. Stones to trees to humans all are made up of water, air and fire. The vacuum within and external to everything is the connecting point while the base remain the same. The question arises so can you create a human from stone or can you think of a tree giving rise to human form through one of its branches. Our programmed mind deny the theory as it works within framework of knowledge that drives it but theoretically it is possible if we are able to decode it to the minutest Truti level of the size of smallest atom that we know as of today – it is beyond Truti atom unrecognizable with basic human traits and material consciousness level, we require to break ourselves from the dimensional enclosure to reach the vacuum which is not bound by earthy dimensional principles.
Hindu sages of ancient India were able to use their body as a vehicle to reach that vacuum which has no beginning and no end. Once the connection to the source is developed it becomes vacuum itself, the relativity of unmanifestation and manifestation is not within the binding principles of the conscious epicenter of Universe, earth.
The process with which we humans are born requires huge consumption of energy, power and degradation of Sattvik bhav. The thoughts that we have during pro-creation of child decides some of the basic behavior of a person. Remaining traits are defined by genes and aura around. Though a person can completely change his basic nature by completely merging with the source while following the path of Vedic meditation.
Birth through the unborn formation in ancient India was done so that the sole purpose of bringing such humans and divine beings is met. It was done for shaping the world history whose ripples will be felt till the end of this Kaliyuga, next 4,26,000 years approximately. The basic foundation of everything in our world is two dimensional – Dharma/Adharma, Good/Bad, Pious/Evil, Right/Wrong and so on while followed by primitive three dimensional beings. The process of unborn formation of giving birth to humans never followed the core principles but once the birth happened, every one had to follow the two dimensional rule of the earth. And they served their reason for existence within principle of cause and effect abiding by the Karma.
The Unborn Earthlings of India
Hindu texts Ramayan, Mahabharat and Purans have description of several humans who did not went through the natural process of taking birth.
Birth of Dhritharashtra, Pandu and Vidur
Both Ambika and Ambalika were wives of King Vichitravirya of Hastinapur, who, however, died childless. Anxious to ensure the continuation of the royal lineage, Vichitravirya’s mother Satyavati asked one of her sons, Dwaipayan, the ascetic Vyasa (born through Sage Parashara), to practice Nidhiyog and bestow motherhood upon the two widowed queens. Vyasa, as a Sage was practicing severe austerities, evoking intense energies, and had fearsome appearance, so much so that Ambika shut her eyes tight when she saw him while he was projecting energy to make her pregnant, similarly her sister Ambalika went pale with fear. As a result, the sons they bore were respectively the blind Dhritarashtra, and the weak Pandu, both of them ineligible to become kings.
॥ आदिपर्व महाभारत॥
ततो विवाहे निर्वृत्ते सत्यवत्यामजायत।
वीरश्चित्राङ्गदो नाम वीर्यवान्पुरुषेश्वरः ॥
Then after the marriage was celebrated, was born to Satyavati (the fisherman’s daughter) a heroic son, a warrior and lord of men, named Chitrangada.
अथापरं महेष्वासं सत्यवत्यां सुतं प्रभुः।
विचित्रवीर्यं राजानं जनयामास वीर्यवान् ॥
The powerful king then begot by Satyavati another son, King Vichitravirya, a great archer.
स्वर्गते शान्तनौ भीष्मश्चित्राङ्गदमरिन्दमम्।
स्थापयामास वै राज्ये सत्यवत्या मते स्थितः ॥
When Shantanu attained to heaven, Bishma, standing by Satyavati’s intention, established Chitrangada, the vanquisher of enemies, as king.
तेनास्य सुमहद्युद्धं कुरुक्षेत्रे बभूव ह ।
मायाधिकोऽवधीद्वीरं गन्धर्वः कुरुसत्तमम्॥
At that time, a powerful Gandharva king of the same name came against Chitrangada. Between him and Chitrangada was a very great battle in Kurukshetra. His superior in deceitful warfare, the Gandharva killed that warrior (Chitrangada), the best of the Kurus.
तस्मिन्पुरुषशार्दूले निहते भूरितेजसि।
विचित्रवीर्यं च तदा बालमप्राप्तयौवनम्।
कुरुराज्ये महाबाहुरभ्यषिञ्चदनन्तरम् ॥
When the foremost of men, (Chitrangada) of great prowess, was killed, the powerful Bhishma crowned, in the kingdom of the Kurus in succession to Chitrangada, Vichigtraveerya, a boy not yet attained to youth at that time.
संप्राप्तयौवनं दृष्ट्वा भ्रातरं धीमतां वरः।
भीष्मो विचित्रवीर्यस्य विवाहायाकरोन्मतिम्॥
When he saw that his brother had attained youth, Bhishma, the foremost of the wise, considered Vichitraveerya’s marriage.
अथ काशीपतेः कन्या वृण्वाना वै स्वयंवरम्।
भीष्मो विचित्रविर्याय प्रददौ विक्रमाहृताः
Then, Bhishma presented to Vichitravirya the daughters of the king of Kasis, who were (then) choosing their husbands in Swayamvara and whom Bhishma had carried off by his valour.
ज्येष्ठा तासामिदं वाक्यमब्रवीद्धसती तदा।
’मया सौभपतिः पूर्वं मनसा हि वृतः पतिः’॥
The eldest of the princesses (Amba) spoke, smiling at that time: “The king of the Saubhas has already, in my mind, been chosen by me as my husband.”
विनिश्चित्य स धर्मज्ञो ब्राह्मणैर्वेदपारगैः|
अनुजज्ञे तदा ज्येष्ठामम्बां काशिपतेस्सुताम्॥
Deciding in consultation with Brahmins who were complete masters of the Vedas, Bhishma who knew Dharma, permitted at that time Amba, the eldest daughter of the king of the Kasis (to marry the Saubha king).
अम्बिकाम्बालिके भार्ये प्रादात् भ्रात्रे यवीयसे।
(Bhishma) gave Ambika and Ambalika as wives to his younger brother, Vichitravirya.
तयोः पाणी गृहीत्वा तु रूपयौविनदर्पितः।
ताभ्यां सह समास्सप्त विहरन्पृथिवीपतिः।
विचित्रवीर्यस्तरुणो यक्ष्मणा समगृह्यत ॥
Marrying them and enjoying them for seven years, the youthful king Vichitravirya, proud of his beauty and youth, was seized by consumption.
जगामास्तमिवादित्यः कौरव्यो यमसादनम्।
And like the sun setting, the descendant of Kuru passed into the abode of Death.
ततस्सत्यवती दीना गात्ङ्गेयं वाक्यमब्रवीत्।
’जानामि ते स्थितिं सत्ये परां सत्यपराक्रम।
यथा ते कुलतन्तुश्च धर्मश्च न पराभवेत्।
सुहृदश्च प्रहर्ष्येरंस्तथा कुरु परन्तप’ ॥
Then, the dejected Satyavati spoke to Bhishma: “I know your great devotion to truth, you hero of Truth; valorous Bhishma! act in such a manner that neither the continuity of your family nor your Dharma will suffer and that friends, too, will rejoice”
’ त्वमेव कुलवृद्धाऽसि गौरवं तु परं त्वयि।
सोपायं कुलसन्ताने वक्तुमर्हसि नः परम् ॥’
“ You are the eldest of the family; great respect attaches to you;
you must tell us the best means of the continuation of the
’विश्वासात्ते प्रवक्ष्यामि सन्तानाय कुलस्य नः।
कन्यापुत्रो मम पुरा द्वैपायन इति श्रुतः ।
स नियुक्तो मया व्यक्तमपत्यं जनयिष्यति॥’
“Because of my confidence in you and for the continuation of our line, I shall tell you. There is a son known as Dwaipayana born to me long ago, when I was a maiden. Appointed by me, that Dwaipayana will surely beget issue.”
ततस्तस्मिन्प्रतिज्ञाते भीष्मेण [कुरुनन्दन]
प्रादुर्बभूवाविदितो व्यासो वचनमब्रवीत्।
भवत्या यदभिप्रेतं तदहं कर्तुमागतः ॥
When it was accepted by Bhishma, Vyasa manifested himself unperceived and said (to his mother, Satyavati): “I have come to carry out your intention.”
जज्ञिरे देवगर्भाभा: कुरुवंशविवर्धनाः।
ध्रुतराष्ट्रश्च पाण्डुश्च विदुरश्च महामतिः॥
Like sons of gods, continuers of the Kuru dynasty were born,
Dhritarashtra, Pandu and the lofty-minded Vidura.
संस्कारैस्संस्कृतास्ते तु समपद्यन्त यौवनम् ॥
Protected like his own sons by Bhishma from their birth, and purified by rites, they attained youth.
When Sage Vyas projected his energy into Queen Ambika, the intensity of energy was huge she closed her eyes. Queen Ambalika was shaking and her skin became yellow in fear. While maid was calm and withstood the projection fearlessly. Sage Vyas told her mother Satyawati that closing of eyes will result in the birth of blind Dhritharashtra, fearing the intensity will lead to a birth of a weak prince Pandu. However since the maid was stronger among all to absorb the energy bravely, she will give birth to knowledgeable healthy man who will master the principles of Dharma and Vedas known as Vidur. Vidur would later manage the administration of Hastinapur under King Dhritharashtra.
Birth of the Kauravs, 100 Sons of Gandhari with the Vedic Simulation Process
Hybrid Children of Gandhari – First 15 Months in Womb Later Artificial Surrogacy of 2 years
Gandhari entertained with respectful attention the great Dwaipayana, Ved Vyas, who came to her abode, exhausted with hunger and fatigue. Gratified with Gandhari’s hospitality, the Rishi Vyas gave her the boon she asked for, viz., that she should have a century of sons each equal unto her husband King Dhritharashtra in strength and accomplishments. Some time after Gandhari conceived, she bore the burden in her womb for fifteen long months without being delivered. And she was greatly afflicted at this. It was then that she heard that Kunti had brought forth a son whose splendour was like unto the morning sun. Impatient of the period of gestation which had prolonged so long, and deprived of reason by grief, she struck her womb with great violence without the knowledge of her husband. And thereupon came out of her womb, after two years’ growth, a hard mass of flesh like unto an iron ball.
When she was about to throw it away, (Dwaipayana) Rishi Vyas, learning everything by his spiritual powers, promptly came there, and that first of ascetics beholding that ball of flesh, addressed the daughter of Suvala thus, ‘What have you done?’
Gandhari, without endeavouring to disguise her feelings, addressed the Rishi and said, ‘Having heard that Kunti had brought forth a son like unto Surya in splendour, I struck in grief at my womb. You had, O Rishi, granted me the boon that I should have a hundred sons, but here is only a ball of flesh for those hundred sons!’
It is not possible for a woman to bear 100 sons but the blessings of Bhagwan Shiv can never be fruitless. Vyasa said, ‘Daughter of Suvala, it is even so. But my words can never be futile. I have not spoken an untruth even in jest. I need not speak of other occasions.”
After instruction from Ved Vyas, a hundred and two pots full of ghee were brought instantly.
In the meantime, water with Vedic mantras was sprinkled over the iron ball of flesh. The ball decimated into 101 different parts. Each part was placed in different pots filled with ghee. Ved Vyas advised let them be placed at a concealed spot and only be opened after 2 years. The concealed pots had womb-like environment which later gave birth to 100 sons, 1 daughter of Gandhari and one son of Sughada.
Many ill omens accompanied during birth of first child, Duryodhana. There were comets seen in the sky. Dogs started braying and Jackals were seen prowling in the city. Concerned by these omens, Dhritharashtra sent for astrologers skilled in the art of interpreting omens, and asked them the meaning of the omens that were being seen. The situation had been different if Gandhari had waited for 2 years of gestation period to give birth to her children.
They all were unanimous that the omens were uniformly bad. They said, “O King, These omens suggest that your first-born son will be the cause of utter destruction of the Kurus. We would advise you to sacrifice him, if you want to preserve your race. It has been said that, to save a family you may sacrifice a man, to save the clan you may sacrifice a family, to save a village you may sacrifice a clan, and to save a kingdom you may sacrifice a village. In this case, to save the kingdom of Kurus, you should sacrifice your first-born. Your son will bring nothing but misery to all. Save yourself, and the Kurus while there is still time!.”
However, blinded by his love for his new born son, the King would not agree to this. Duryodhana was born exactly one day before Bheema’s birth in the forest. From an early age, Duryodhana showed a great aptitude for war and demonstrated immense strength, directed towards destruction.
The names of all of Gandhari’s 101 children are (not in sequence of birth, Duryodhana came to birth first, regarded as the eldest of all):
2. Yuyutsu (Son of Sughada, maid of Gandhari)
102. Dussala (Daughter of Gandhari)
Birth of Pandavs with the Vedic Mantras and Transfer of Energies
Pandu was crowned the king of the Kurus, and he ruled from his capital city of Hastinapura. There was a chieftain of a clan called Yadavas, whose name was Soora. He had a cousin named, Kunti Bhoja.
Soora cared for his cousin Kunti Bhoja who was childless so he gave his eldest daughter, Prita, to the cousin. From that day, that girl came to be known as Kunti after becoming daughter of Kunti Bhoja. She was the woman that Bhishma chose to be the bride of Pandu. Later Pandu also married Madri, the sister of Salya, the king of the Madra.
Dhritharashtra was married to Gandhari, the princess of the Gandhara kingdom. When she learned that her husband was blind, she tied her eyes with a dark cloth, and never took it off but once during Mahabharat war.
A few years later, Pandu went hunting in the forest, accompanied by his wives and his court. He shot dead a deer, during its breeding season, while it was in the act of mating with his female companion. Unfortunately, the stag turned out to be a sage, who had taken this form along with his wife, in order to enjoy the pleasures of the flesh without human inhibitions. The sage, before dying, cursed the king, saying, “Since you have killed a creature in the tenderest of all moments, may you also die the instant you approach a woman with amorous intent!”.
Pandu was grieved beyond words. Besides, he was at the time childless. He apprised Bhishma of the curse and stated his intention to spend the rest of his life in the forest, leading the life of a hermit. Bhishma saw the force of his arguments and did not hinder him. His wives and some of his trusted courtiers also accompanied him to the forest. Dhritharashtra was crowned the new king of Hastinapura.
During his wanderings in the forest, Pandu met some sages. While discussing the concept of heaven and salvation with them, he was appalled to learn that a man without children could never aspire for heaven. He then sought their blessings, and they blessed him, saying, “You will have many worthy and illustrious sons.” (Heaven is not the ultimate destination but attaining Moksha.)
After this incident, Pandu began to think of ways by which he might obtain children. He spoke to Kunti about it, and suggested her that she beget children by suitable, illustrious men through Vedic mantras and Tap. At this point Kunti narrated an incident that occurred when she was a girl and how she gave birth to a child with the help of Vedic mantras.
When Pandu heard his wife’s experience, he was overjoyed. He thought for a while and said, “Since truth is the best virtue that a man may possess, I wish that you beget a child from Yama, the Lord of Justice. He would be an apt choice to father our first child.”
Then Kunti utilized the Mantra, summoned Yama and as before, without having to wait for the nine month gestation, a son was born to her. They named him Yudhishtra. At this time, Dhritharashtra was still childless, and hence Yudhishtra was the eldest prince of the Kuru dynasty.
A year passed. Pandu said to his wife, “Kunti, it is said that a man who has but a single child is no better than a man who has none. The future is uncertain. In case something happens to our only child, we will still be in the same predicament as before. Therefore, use the Mantra one more time and bear another child.”
However, this whole process of using the Mantra was not very agreeable to Kunti. She tried to dissuade her husband from pressing this matter. At last, she yielded. This time they chose the mighty wind Vayu, to be the father of their child. The son born thus was named Bheema. While Gandhari gave birth to Duryodhana the next day after birth of Bheema.
Once again, Pandu insisted and wished for another child. Kunti summoned Indra to be the father. The child born was named Arjuna and it was foretold at his birth that he would be a peerless warrior, just like his divine father. Madri also wished for children of her own, and so Kunti taught her the incantations. Madri invoked the twin Ashwinis, and begot the twins Nakula and Sahadeva through them. The five sons of Pandu were known as the Pandavas.
One fine spring day, the forest was filled with blooming flowers and the sweet songs of birds. Intoxicated by these surroundings, Pandu could no longer control himself. His wife Madri was nearby and she was a woman of great beauty. Forgetting about the sage’s curse, he was filled with desire for his wife and approached her, his mind full of lust. The sage’s curse came into effect and he was struck dead on the spot.
Madri was inconsolable. She blamed herself for her husband’s death. She decided that life held no meaning for her without Pandu and announce her intention of committing suicide. Kunti and the others tried very hard to dissuade her, but could not shake her resolve. After committing her twins Nakula and Sahadeva to Kunti’s care, Madri committed suicide by jumping into Pandu’s funeral pyre.
After the period of mourning was over, Kunti asked the rest of the sages for advice. The eldest among them said, “You must now look after the welfare of your children. They have a strong claim to the throne of Hastinapura. Besides, they need to be educated in a manner befitting princes. You must take them to Hastinapura and commend them to the care of their uncle and that of Bhishma, the grand-sire of the Kurus. We will escort you to the capital, any time you wish to go.”
After discussing this with her older children, Kunti felt that this was the best course of action to follow. She went to Hastinapura with her sons, accompanied by her faithful courtiers and the sages from the forest. Their royal relations were very much grieved to learn of Pandu’s death, and very cordially welcomed the young princes and their mother. Vidura was especially pleased with the good manners and excellent qualities of the Pandavas.
Some time after the Pandavas came to live in Hastinapura, Vyasa visited his mother Satyavati. He told her that due to the jealousy of Duryodhana, many problems would arise for the Kurus. He advised her to retire from the capital, go to the forests and lead the life of an ascetic, for she would not be able to bear the sad events that were to come in the future. Satyavati discussed this proposal with her daughters-in-law. Finally all three of them decided to follow Vyasa to the forest.
Birth of Karna with the Help of Solar Energy
Plants are not engineers still they could easily convert solar energy for their growth and sustenance. Herbs and plants found hundreds of meters deep in the ocean are devoid of sun light but are able to absorb the required solar energy from water not possible even by humans. All the natural vegetations are doing it since billions of years so how it is impossible for the humans with the awakened consciousness not to achieve it for themselves. Plants give rise to the new plants from their branches or seeds. The process does not involve getting pregnant but seeding externally.
The technology of converting energies to give birth with the help of secret Mantras and Vedic method was devised by Hindu Sages. They were able to decipher knowledge given by Bhagwan himself to natural habitats.
Queen Kunti shared her experience with King Pandu of how she gave birth to Karna without involving in a physical relationship before marriage.
She said, “O King, When I was a girl in my father Kunti Bhoja’s palace, the great sage Durvasa visited us. Everyone knew of the Rishi’s fiery temper and wanted to keep him in the best of humors. It fell to my lot to attend to him, and to make all arrangements for his stay. So well did I discharge this duty, that when his stay ended, he granted me a boon. He gave me a Mantra (incantation), which would summon any deity that I wished. He said that I would be with child from that deity. The son born would inherit the properties of his divine father.”
“As I grew older but still very young, I did not understood the full implications of this boon. Once the sage had gone, I wished to test the efficacy of this Mantra, and meditating upon Surya (the sun), I uttered this incantation. The next moment the Lord of the skies, Sun God, appeared in person before me, impelled by the power of the Mantra. I was frightened, and pleaded him to go away. This, however, he could not do, for the Mantra bound him as well as me. A son, shining like the sun, clad in divine armor and possessing earrings that glittered with dazzling aspect, was born to me. Since divine births are not subject to the nine month gestation of mortals, the child was born to me without any delay.”
“Fearful of the ridicule of society, steeling my heart, I put him in a casket and set him adrift in river Ganga.”
Karna was elder brother of all Pandavas and not Yudhisthir.
As explained by Kunti herself, this is how Karna came to birth with the help of Sun.
Science of Birth from Divine Yagna
Birth of Ram, Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrughan
Before Ram and his brothers were born, King Dashratha and his first wife Kaushalya had a daughter named Shanta. She was given into adoption to Raja Rompad (also referred as Lompad in some texts). The incident goes like this; Kaushalya’s elder sister Vershini and her husband Raja Rompad (who was a great friend of Raja Dashratha as they studied in same Ashram) had no offspring. Once, when Vershini was in Ayodhya, she joked around asking for a child, to which Dashratha promised her she can adopt his daughter, Shanta. As the promise of ‘Raghukul’ had to be kept, Shanta was adopted by Raja Rompad, the king of Angdesh. The saying is famous till date – Raghukul Reeti Sada Chali Aayi, Prann Jaaye Par Vachan Na Jaayi.
One fine day, when Shanta was grown up to be an adult and was now a very beautiful woman, she was in a conversation with Raja Rompad. At this time, a Brahmin came to visit King Rompad requesting help for cultivation during the monsoon. Busy in the conversation with his adopted daughter Shanta, Raja Rompad ignored the Brahmin who left the kingdom. Lord Indra, the God of rains, was offended because his Brahmin devotee was insulted. Lord Indra decided to punish Rompad and hence, it did not directed rain in the monsoon.
To get free from this curse, Raja Rompad requested Rishi Rishyasringa, to perform a Yagna asking the Lords for rains, which succeeded. To pay honour to the Rishi, King Dashratha and King Rompad decided to marry-off Shanta to Rishyasringa.
Raja Dashratha became old but had no heir to his opulent kingdom and throne. Dashratha decided to perform (अश्वमेध यज्ञ) Ashwamedh Yagya and (पुत्रकामेष्टि यज्ञ) Putrakameshti Yagya to bear children from his queens. Minister Sumantra suggested Raja Dashratha that Sage Rishyasringa should perform the Yagya, though Rishi Vashisth was Kulguru and Dharma guru of Ayodhya Kingdom. Taking permission from Rishi Vashisth, Dashratha requested Rishi Rishyasringa to perform Yagya.
Rishi Rishyasringa performed the Yagya perfectly following all the Vedic norms. During Putrakameshti Yagya a divine Yagya Purush, Prajapatya emerged and gave (नैवेद्य) Naivedya prasad (payasa broth- divine kheer madeup of milk and rice) to Dashratha saying him to feed the prasad to his Queens to bear children.
Raja Dasaratha gave half of the divine prasad payasa broth to Queen Kaushalya, one third to Queen Sumitra and one eighth to Kaikeyi and then, after some thought, the remainder to Sumitra. The distribution of the prasad was done using divine method following Vedic principles which was part of the process to bear divine children. Even eating the prasad had a defined process who will eat first and later.
The proportion that each Queen got was:
1/2 (Kaushalya) + 1/3 (Sumitra) + 1/8 (Kaikeyi) (first round) =
12/24 + 8/24 + 3/24 = 23/24
Left over for Sumitra therefore: 1/24
So Sumitra received in total: 1/3 + 1/24 = 8/24 + 1/24 = 9/24 = 3/8
Therefore the final distribution was as follows:
1/2 + 3/8 + 1/8 = 4/8 (Kaushalya) + 3/8 (Sumitra) + 1/8 (Kaikeyi)
= 8/8 = 1
On Shukla Paksh, navami tithi of Chaitra (ninth day of bright fortnight of Chaitra), when the Sun, the Mars, the Saturn, the Venus and the Jupiter were seated in their high places in the Punarhwashu constellation and the Cancer ascendant just arised, divine baby, Bhagwan Ram came to birth from mother Kaushalya. Thereafter in good constellation and auspicious time, one son, Bharat from Kaikeyi and two sons, Laxman and Shatrughan from third Queen Sumitra were born.
Birth of Hanuman and One of the Reasons for His Monkey Appearance
Heaven is not gifted like earth with beautiful nature, rivers, waterfalls and mountains, etc. Heavenly beings often visit earth and roam around the scenic regions which they cannot see in their place. Anjana, an apsara from heaven thought of visiting earth and wandered through the forests. While she was wandering she saw a Sage in the monkey form meditating, (A Yogi can take any form to meditate – taking animal form and penancing in forests helps as animals might get afraid of human, seeing human in their place but when they see another animal they are calm. Yogis never harm anyone until they are forced to so. They respect animals and nature a lot and help in protecting them. There is also another reason that being in animal form they can have materialistic pleasures and human form remains pious.) She mocked at the monkey laughing at him, the monkey ignored her unusual behavior but she crossed her limits, when she started throwing pebbles on the monkey disturbing him in his meditation.
The sage in the monkey form got very angry and yelled “Young apsara, you have committed a great evil. You should never disturb a sage’s mediation. I curse you to assume the form that you mocked, the form of a monkey! And you will remain this way until you give birth to the avatar of Bhagwan Shiv.”
Anjana ran as far and as long as she could, but she began to grow tired. She came to a stop near a large banyan tree, and collapsed under its shade. There Anjana curled her tiny monkey body into a ball and cried herself to sleep. At first light Anjana awoke, and the tragic memories of last day flooded back to her. She sat up, rubbed her eyes, and looked around. To her surprise Anjana found that beneath the banyan tree there was also a makeshift altar with a small statue of Bhagwan Shiv. She remembered the curse the monkey sage had placed upon her, and decided that she would devote herself to the worship of Mahadev. She hoped that if she demonstrated true devotion, Bhagwan Shiv would grant her the boon of giving birth to his avatar.
Without stopping for food, drink, or sleep, Anjana prayed for three years. Her fur grew matted, and her body withered away from starvation. From the Kailash, Bhagwan Shiv had been observing the penance of Anjana in monkey form.
Bhagwan Shiv knew this is the time to make her wishes true. He blessed Anjana, “You have shown your bhakti and proven yourself.” Anjana neither moved nor opened her eyes, but a smiled slightly.
To help Anajana regain her lost appearance, Bhagwan Shiv asked Vayu dev (Wind God), to bring a portion of Naivedya prasad from the Raja Dashratha’s Yagya to Anjana. Vayu gladly complied. He instructed a hawk to grab a small portion of prasad and bring it to Anjana. The hawk carried out Vayu’s wishes, and as it dropped the prasad into Anjana’s lap, Vayu softly spoke to Anjana, “Eat the prasad.”
After three years Anjana first time she broke her meditation opened her eyes for eating prasad. Vayu then explained how he helped her to have a child and fulfill the condition of curse placed on her. Henceforth, the child will be also known as Pavanputra, son of wind. Vayu also assured her that he would be a dutiful and loving father to help Hanuman grow strong, intelligent and powerful. He will also help his son whenever he needs his father. Upon hearing this, Anjana smiled in relief. She knew that soon she would resume her form as an apsara, and would be forced to leave her child. With a powerful father like Vayu Anjana’s child would be taken care of.
Bhagwan Shiv is merciful and he took Rudra avatar in earth in the monkey form to help his bhakt Anajana Apsara.
Birth of Makardhwaj, Son of Hanuman
When Hanuman had gone to Lanka in search of Maa Sita and was caught by Meghnad and was presented before Raavan in his court, Hanuman advised Raavan to surrender to Bhagwan Ram and release Maa Sita. Raavan got angry, tried to insult Hanuman and ordered to lit fire in Hanuman’s tail. With his burning tail, Hanuman flew off and burnt the entire Lanka.
The fish was caught by people of Ahiravan, who ruled Patal Lok, the nether-world. The Markardhwaj, was discovered, when stomach of fish was cut open and named after it. Ahiravan, seeing his strength & virility gave him job of guarding, the gates of his Kingdom.
According to Ramayan, when Ahiravan took Ram and Lakshman to Patal, Hanuman followed them to their rescue. He was challenged at the gate of Patal by a strong creature, who was part Vanar and part Makar. He introduced himself Makaradhwaj and son of Hanuman, the mighty warrior.
Hanuman was amused and said that, I am myself the Hanuman but he could not be his son, as he was celibate since birth. However, Hanumana then closed his eyes in dhyan to see the events that led to birth of Makardhwaj.
Makardhwaj asked him for his blessings, however, he said to Hanuman, that he will have to fight him to enter Patal, as he cannot betray Ahiravan, his mentor. Hanuman defeats Makaradhwaj in a duel and binds him to proceed further to ultimately kill Ahiravan to rescue Ram and Lakshman. Hanuman later killed Ahiravan.
Later, on Bhagwan Ram’s advice he installed Makardhwaj, asking him to follow the path of Dharma as King of Patal before returning to Lanka, to continue war with Raavan.
The location of another meeting of Hanuman and Makardhwaj is situated in a small place called Bhetdwarika in Gujarat. The place is converted into a temple of Hanuman and Makardhwaj . This place is around 2kms from the main Dwarika. This temple is known as Dandi Hanuman Temple.
Dronacharya Was Born In a Vessel Claimed as First Test Tube by Scientists of Today
Maharishi Bhardwaj of Gangadwar was a great Sage who practiced penance and devoted his time learning Vedas and meditation.
One evening Rishi Bharadwaj was getting ready to do his evening prayers and Yagna (यज्ञ, Yagya). He went to the Ganga River to take his usual bath but was amazed to find a beautiful woman bathing at his usual spot in the river. It is strongly advised in Yoga to remain strong and powerful, avoid any physical, mental or emotional contact with opposite s*x. Rishis underwent austerity, even if married they practiced celibacy. Unmarried Rishis never looked towards women. They renounced everything.
On seeing Bharadwaj, the beautiful Apsara Ghrtaci (घृताची – full of ghee/जल) got out of the Ganga River wearing a single loin cloth. The accidental vision of a beautiful Apasara mesmerized Rishi Bharadwaj and he was completely moved by her heavenly beauty not seen on earth. Apsara Ghrtaci was also looking towards Rishi, she tried to move but slipped on the banks of the river and the loin cloth slipped from her body. Rishi Bharadwaj was overpowered by the moment and he involuntarily emitted virya, semen. The virya is the kunji of energy because Sages practice strong austerity and never waste their internal energy in materialistic pleasures. The virya of Rishi Bharadwaj had concentration of immense energy. An energy cannot be wasted following principles of nature. The Rishi collected the virya drop in a Drona, a pot used for the Yajna and kept it in the dark corner of his ashram. This is from where Dronacharya was born and named after the pot, Drona.
Here also, the two major elements were used in creation of a baby, appearance of Ghee and Virya but without natural process while Ved Vyas used his exuberance and Ghee to bring children for Gandhari but avoided using Virya and womb. The process of developing babies remains the same enclosing the elements with Vedic mantras in the pots.
Birth of Rishyasring Son of Vibhandak
Rishyasring (ऋष्यश्रृंग-Rishyasringa) was son of Kashyap Vibhandak (विभाण्डक-Vibhandaka).
Vibhandaka had knowledge of Vedas and several Yogic processes to protect the nature. He was celibate, lived an austere life, cut off from the outside world in the forest. He was very pious and his senses had complete control over materialistic pleasures.
Vibhandaka followed Vedic principles of doing Yagna and meditating alone in the forest. Once to take bath before performing Yagna, he took a dip in the Sarovar, lake. Vibhandaka had never seen a woman but only animals and trees around. Incidentally that time, Apsara Urvashi also came there, playing with the water, her beauty made Vibhandaka release semen, Virya, in water.
Urvashi was sent to lure Vibhandaka by Indra, the king of gods, who feared the yogic powers gained out of penance by the Rishi could prove fatal to the very existence of heavenly world. Apsaras reside in heaven but they frequently* visit our earth as obtaining punya and moksha is not possible in heaven. It can only be achieved in doing penance on earth by beings in human form. Heavenly bodies consider us humans as very fortunate to have this opportunity in Manav yoni. Apsaras contribute their part in keeping the world running and create situations that can help Devtas and God Indra.
*It is frequent for them and not for us because 1 earth year = 1 day in heaven, so Apasaras come to earth after few thousands of years.
Vibhandaka felt very bad and was in the guilt as his penance was infallible, he never harmed anyone in his life. He thought the incident has some meaning in the past, did dhyan to see the series of events that was the reason for his discharge. He saw that a doe (female deer) drank his Virya with water while drinking from Sarovar. The doe got pregnant. To know past life of the doe, he did more dhyan and found that the doe was actually a Devkanya who was cursed by Bhagwan Brahma himself that she will take birth in deer form and only when she is able to give birth to a Rishi Putra she will be able to come out of this curse and regain her original form.
Rishyasring had horns in his head like a deer as he son of a doe, a Devkanya. Later on, Devkanaya regained her original form and got released from the sin she had committed, the reason she was cursed by Brahma himself.
Birth of Kripacharya Self-made Son of Shardwan
Maharishi Gautam had a son called Shardwan. Shardwan was one of the rarest babies who was born with arrows and was a gifted archer. Another baby Karna was born with a Kavach.
Shardwan was from his early childhood, more interested in archery than in the study of the Vedas. His aim was to learn the art of each warfare. He meditated and attained the art of mastering all types of warfare.
Shardwan became the greatest archer and no one could defeat him. This created panic among the demigods and specially Indra, the king of the gods felt the most threatened. He thought the time has come to deviate Shardwan from his archery and reduce his powerful energy to controllable level.
Indra then sent a beautiful divine Apasara Janpadi from the heaven to distract the celibate Shardwan. Janpadi came to the sage and tried to seduce him in various ways. Shardwan used every trick to control himself but since his meditation was more directed towards attaining skills of warfare, he was not master of Hindu texts but still the learner. However when Vedic Yogis got deviated from the path of meditation earlier then Shardwan escaping the beauty of Janpadi was not possible. He finally got distracted and the body movements of such a beautiful woman made him lose control. As he was a great sage he still managed to resist the temptation and controlled his desires, stayed away from the Janpadi. But his concentration was lost and he dropped his bow and arrows. His semen, Virya fell on some weeds by the wayside and divided the weeds into two from which a boy and a girl were born.
Shardwan felt remorse, he left the hermitage, his bow and arrow and went to the forest for penance. Coincidentally, King Shantanu, the great-grandfather of the Pandavas was crossing from there and saw the children by the wayside. One look at them and he realised that they were the children of a great archer Brahmin. He named them Kripa and Kripi and decided to take them back with him to his palace. When Shardwan came to know of this he came to the palace and revealed the identity of the children and performed the various rituals which are performed for the children of Brahmins. He also taught the children archery, Vedas and other shashtras and the secrets of the Universe. The children grew up to become experts in the art of warfare and the boy Kripa came to be known as Kripacharya who was now assigned the task of teaching the young princes all about warfare. Kripacharya later became Kulguru of Kuru dynasty.
Birth of Dhrishtadyumna and Draupadi from Yagna
Dronacharya and Drupad, son of King Prishat were close childhood friends. After becoming king, Drupad was filled with ego and shallow pride. He thought himself to be very fortunate and intelligent than others.
In due time, Drona married Kripi (Kripacharya’s sister) and the couple had a child whom they named Ashvathama. The family was so poor that they could not even afford to give real milk to their child. Kripi thus insisted that Drona go and see his old friend Drupad. If not half the kingdom, he should at least get a few cows from his friend. Drona finally agreed and set out to visit the king of Panchal. But when he reached the kingdom, seeing the way he was feebly dressed, the guards stopped him and relayed the message to King Drupad of a visitor who claimed to be an old friend. Drupad remembered his friend, but many years had passed and he had grown attached to the kingdom. Drupad thus insulted Drona with the message that only equals could be friends, and since Drona was obviously not a king, they could not be friends. This incident hurt Drona very deeply.
Drona then came across the playing grounds of the princes of the Hastinapur court, the Pandav and Kaurav brothers. Drona saw that a ball had fallen into a well, and the brothers were unable to retrieve it. Using his prowess with weapons (as blessed by Parashuram), Drona flung a branch into the ball, and then strung more branches, one after the other, until the ball could be pulled out. Seeing this amazing display of skill, the princes requested him to become their guru and teach them martial arts. Drona agreed and he became the royal teacher of the Hastinapur princes.
Upon completion of their studies, as an expression of their gratitude, students give the master a gift, called guru-dakshinaa. For guru-dakshinaa, Dronacharya asked the students to capture Drupad’s kingdom. After the Kaurav brothers were unsuccessful, Arjun (Dronacharya’s favorite disciple) and the Pandavs captured Drupad and brought him to Dronacharya. Dronacharya reminded him of the promise they had made as friends, and returned half the kingdom to him! Drupad was humiliated and sought revenge.
Drupad wanted to a have brave powerful child who can easily kill Dronacharya. He thought of arranging a Mahayagna to beget a son that can take revenge of his insult. Drupad went to several Rishis to perform the Yagya (Yagna) but all of them rejected doing Yagna for such purpose.
Drupad was not losing hope, he kept searching for the Rishi who can help him. Rishi Yaaj agreed to perform the Yagna.
Yaaj concentrated and meticulously performed all rituals of Yagna. After the end of Yagna, a Divya Kumar and Divya Kanya emerged from the Agnikund. The Brahmins present in the Yagna named them, Dhrishtadyumna and Draupadi respectively.
The reasons being they said the boy will be very impatient, brave and intolerant, he emerged from Agnikund so we call him Dhrishtadyumna. However since the beautiful Kanya bears the skin color of Bhagwan Krishn so she will be named Krishna, later she was also known as Draupadi being daughter of Drupad.
Birth of Radharani, The Greatest Bhakt of Shree Krishn
According to Bhrama Viavrat Puran, a beautiful Kanya emerged from the left hand of Shree Krishna. After Prakatya she placed flowers and bowed to the lotus feet of Shree Krishna. She softly started talking to Shree Krishna and sat with him on his Sinhasan. This beautiful Kanya is Radharani.
In Golak, Shree Krishna was with Shree Veerjadevi. Shree Radharani felt disturbed. She wanted to go there with her friends, but Gop Shree Dama stopped her. Radha got angry and cursed Gop he will reborn as Asur. Gop felt bad he retaliated by cursing Radha in return that she will take birth as a human. Her shadow roop will reside with Krishna ansh, Mahayogi Raayan. During this period, earthy people will consider you as dharmapatni of Raayan and Radha will be away from Shree Krishna for some time.
As per Bhrama Viavrat Puran, during birth of Bhagwan Shree Krishna, he suggested Radharani to become daughter of Vrishbhanu and Sadhvi Kalavati. And she has to take birth from the ansh of Maa Laxmi, being manasputri of Pitras.
Radharani was Ayonija (Maa Sita) so she did not took birth from the womb of her mother. Her mother Sadhvi Kalavati took the power of wind, Vayu in her womb to attain foetation, with the blessings from Yogmaya she gave birth to Vayu later Vayu got converted into Radharani.
Raja Sagar and Birth of 60,000 Sons
According to history of Ramayan, Ikshvaku dynasty’s king Sagar had two queens – Keshini and Sumati. After remaining childless for several years, King and both Queens went to Himalay to perform strict penance and abide by the Vedic rituals of obtaining child through unborn process.
Maharishi Bhrigu blessed them that Sumati will give birth to 60,000 haughty sons and Keshini will give birth to a son whose son will continue the lineage.
As years passed, Sumati gave birth to pumpkin sized Garbh pind. Raja Sagar was not amused, he was about to throw it away, he heard Akashvani that “the Garbh Pind has 60,000 fertile seeds. You need to keep each seed in a ghee filled 60,000 separate pots.”
Raja Sagar obeyed the Akashvani thanking Bhagwan Shiv for his blessings. In due period, the pots gave birth to 60,000 sons of Sumati.
Later King Sagar thought of performing Ashwamedh Yagya, he asked all his 60,000 sons to protect the horse and make the Yagya successful.
While that Ashwamedh horse is being moved around provinces it reached the south-easterly zone, and at seashore Indra abducted that horse and hid it underneath the earth. Raja Sagar then ordered his escorting sons that horse to dig up that place to locate the ritual horse. Then those princes unremittingly dug the place to oceanic depths until they reached Shrihari reposing there in the form of Sage Kapil.
When the 60,000 sons found the horse at Kapil dev’s ashram, they thought he had stolen it. When they prepared to attack the meditating rishi, Kapil opened his eyes, fire emanated, and they were immediately burned to ashes.
How Daughter of Janak, Sita took Birth
Maa Sita was not born from the garbh of mother Sunaina. As per Ramayan, Sita was gifted to Raja Janak by mother Earth herself. We can refer verses from Valmiki Ramayan.
वाल्मीकि रामायण के बाल काण्ड में राजा जनक महर्षि विश्वामित्र से कहते हैं कि-
अथ मे कृषत: क्षेत्रं लांगलादुत्थिता तत:।
क्षेत्रं शोधयता लब्धा नाम्ना सीतेति विश्रुता।
भूतलादुत्थिता सा तु व्यवर्धत ममात्मजा।
अर्थात्- एक दिन मैं यज्ञ के लिए भूमि शोधन करते समय खेत में हल चला रहा था। उसी समय हल के अग्र भाग से जोती गई भूमि से एक कन्या प्रकट हुई। सीता (हल द्वारा खींची गई रेखा) से उत्पन्न होने के कारण उसका नाम सीता रखा गया। पृथ्वी से प्रकट हुई वह मेरी कन्या क्रमश: बढ़कर बुद्धिमान हुई।
Meaning- One day, I was ploughing the field for the purpose of yagna, that time the front end of the plougher gave rise to a baby which emerged from the earth. She was named Sita due to the line drawn on the field by the plougher. The baby born from the mother earth became very intelligent girl.
Birth of Manu Swayambhuva and Satarupa
Inferring ancient Hindu texts, Manu Swayambhuva or the first man and the first woman or Satarupa re-began the growth of human population. Brahma imagined and Manu Swayambhuva came into existence. Rigved also confirms this, that Manu was the first male who came to birth and sow the seeds of human re-generation in the world. Manu is known as Adi Purush. Ved Samhita also consider Manu as the oldest historical person who began the process of birth for the humans.
When there is no couple and earth has to be re-populated after Mahapralay then reproduction from natural process is not possible. Here the principles of reproduction prescribed in the earth by the divine system has to be bent and that is why Brahma imagined and gave birth to Manu (मनु) while first female Satarupa (Satrupa-सतरूपा) was formed with the energy from the right-side of the body of Brahma.
Later they were sent to earth and from there the reproduction of first group of humans took place. But even Manu and Satarupa had to practice penance and dhyan for hundreds of years to obtain children and future generations for mankind.
Manu and Satarupa are previous births of Raja Dashrath and Rani Kaushalya.
Manu learned Hindu texts, Vedas and Purans, he later developed Manu Smriti based on his interpretation of Vedic principles. Manu Smriti was later re-interpreted by many scholars and when it came in the hands of invaders it was mostly changed to suit the purpose of their agenda. Original Manu Smriti is already lost which were rules and regulations for the unity and development of Hindu society.
The eldest son Priyavrat of Manu was the first Kshatriya of the world. He also composed Swayambhuv Shastra that clearly stated that all humans are equal which also included that son and daughter have same rights on the property inherited from the father. Today’s Hindu code of conduct for undivided Hindu family has roots from Swayambhuv Shastra.
Birth of Raja Prithu without Female Who made World Habitable
The birth of Prithu is without female intervention. Thus being a ayonija (born without initial or later contribution of the yoni), Prithu is untouched by desire and ego and can thus control his senses to rule dutifully upholding Dharma.
The Bhagwat Puran and Vishnu Puran details the history of Prithu.
King Vena, from the lineage of the pious Dhruva, was an evil king, who neglected Vedic rituals. Thus the Rishis killed him, leaving the kingdom without an heir. The kingdom was already in famine due to the anarchy of Vena, it needed an able king to restore prosperity. So, the sages churned Vena’s body (preserved by mother Sunitha – world’s first incident on preservation of human body), out of which first appeared a dark dwarf hunter, a symbol of Vena’s evil. Since the sins of Vena had gone away as the dwarf, the body was now pure. On further churning, Prithu emerged from right arm of the corpse.
Later on, to end the famine by slaying the earth and getting her fruits, Prithu chased the earth (Prithvi) who fled as a cow. Finally, cornered by Prithu, the earth states that killing her would mean the end of her subjects too. So Prithu lowered his weapons and reasoned with the earth and promised her to be her guardian. Finally, Prithu milked her using Manu as a calf, (Since then pious cow started releasing milk only after calf was made to drink her milk) and received all vegetation and grain as her milk, in his hands for welfare of humanity.
Prithu was the only king of earth, he turned rough terrains into fertile lands so that cultivation can be done easily. Prithu also constructed several rivers, mountains, fountains, etc so that natural balance is maintained in earth for the existence of mankind. Before Prithu’s reign, there was no cultivation, no pasture, no agriculture, no developed routes for connectivity in the world, entire civilization was developed from scratch under Prithu’s rule. Mother earth got its name Prithvi on Raja Prithu for he was the one who made mother earth habitable for all.