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Kalyana-Kalpataru (Divine Lila Number)
Kalyana-Kalpataru (Divine Lila Number)
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Foreword
Sri Krsna Dwaipayana Vyasa has finished composing seventeen Puranas. He did it in order to get rid of the inner agony and unrest, which was bothering him since long. He started composing Puranas with the hope that it will bring him peace. But he found himself standing exactly where he was before he started his saga. The real peace of mind is still away from him. He is worried. It is on this point that the celestial sage Narada appears on the scene and makes a discreet enquiry about his well-being Vyasa unreservedly opens his heart before the reverent sage and requests him to suggest some remedy. The omniscient Narada suggests to Vyasa to compose Srimad Bhagavata exclusively based on the Divine Lilas of Sri Krsna the Lord Paripurnatama. Vyasa did it and after the completion of composing the Mahapuranaand narrating and singing the Lilas of Lord Supreme He found all his mental restlessness gone. His heart was as blissful and unwavering as a lamp in a room where there is no wind.

More or less five centuries back a great devotee saint and scholarly poet Narayana in Kerala composed his small but very beautiful and famous Narayaniyam consisting of one thousand and thirty six verses. It is said that he had paralysis due to his own Guru Bhakti. His Guru was suffering seriously from paralysis and his pain was unbearably acute. Narayana was extremely pained to see his Guru moaning and groaning day in and day out. One day on a sacred occasion he took over the disease of his Guru as Dana. Since that very day his Guru started improving and he himself started feeling unwell. After some time he became so serious that he could not even walk a few steps. One day some mahatma felt pity on him and suggested him to sing the Lilas of the Lord MahavisnuNarayana went to Guru Vayur and there remaining in the precints of the temple he started composing sweet and beautiful Slokas narrating the Lilas sported by the Lord in hall his ten incarnations. In other words he started composing Bhagavata in its abridged form. Everyday he composed about ten verses i. e. one decade a day. The Project engaged him for one hundred days. And at the end he found himself completely free from the disease.

These two incidents are sufficient to prove that any object worldly or otherworldly can be achieved by chanting divine Lilas of the Lord sincerely with undivided devotion.

In literature we find mentions of Tapovanas(forest where the ascetics used to practise austere penance) where we learn that even the animals abandoned the feeling of natural enmity as between a cow and a tiger; a cat and a rat and the like and lived together in friendly atmosphere. From the above we can safely draw the conclusion that if we are really desirous of finding ultimate peace and bliss we have got to take refuge under the Lord Almighty and make a complete surrender at his feet.

With this purpose Kalyana- Kalpataru is presenting its Divine Lila Number in which we have tried to show that whatever is happening or will happen is nothing but the Divine Lila of the Lord Supreme. Whatever is dine in the universe there is secret and hidden divine motive that exhilarates the wheel of universal welfare in the right direction. Even in most unwanted happenings there is some divine hand pointing and leading towards ultimate good: it is another thing that we are unable to recognize the divine will and its beneficial effect. We fail to realize that the omnipotent Lord is always in a sportive mood and everything that takes place is simply his Lila. Lila is a word broadly used covering a very wide range. In the Sanskrit poetics its use is very limited. Generally Lila is imitating how the beloved behaves.

According to the Bhagavata the divine Lilas are done as a divine grace upon human beings. By listening these Lilas they can attain bliss and liberation.

I thank my colleagues who have spared no pains in bringing about this issue in the present from and without whose assistance in would not have been possible at all for me to do so.

Contents
1Forewordvii
2Subhasamsaxii
Introductry
1Ahalya Redeemed5
2Brahmalina Sri Jayadayal Goyandka6
3Divine Lila Brahmalina Swami Ramsukhdas12
4How to Meditate on Divine Pranks Nityalilalina Sri HanumanPrasad Poddar15
5Paramatma Lila Komanduri Navin Chander20
6Ten Avataras and Evolution Process Dr. Debabrata Das36
7Significance of Dharmasamsthapana as the Purpose of an Incarnation Swami Sanmayananda45
8God's Descent: Concept of Incarnation Dr. P. P. Sharma48
9The Concept of Lila in Hinduism Dr. A. B. Shivaji51
10The Concept and Philosophy of Divine Incarnations Dr. P. V. S. Subramanian55
11Divine Love R. P. Dwivedi60
Matsyavatara
1The Incarnation of Fish and the Sport He Played S. Hari62
2The Supreme Incarnates as Fish64
Kurmavatara
1Turtle God71
2Nectar Extracted and Distributed75
3When Krsna Assumed a Turtle Form78
Varahavatara
1Factors Contributing to the Incarnation of the Divine Boar81
2 Varaha Incarnation 85
3Jaya and Vijaya Born as Hiranyakasipu and Hiranyaksa88
4Encounter with Hiranyaksa91
5Sri Varahi A. S. Padmanabhan97
Nrsimhavatara
1Uniqueness of Narasimhavatara Dr. E. P. Aravindakshan101
2Bhakta Prahlada - A Devotee Extraordinaire R. P. Dwivedi 103
3The Demonic Father and the Angelic Son K. V. Krishnamachari110
4Sri Nrsimhavatara R. Kannan118
5The Unique Devotion of Prahlada Swami Padmanabhananda Saraswati124
6Suddhadvaitavada126
7Nrsimha Puja127
8Go, Almighty Dr. Krishnachandra Shukla131
Vamanavatara
1Bali- A Victim of Divine Deception S. Hari132
2Vamana - A Unique Avatara C. N. Parthasarathy136
3Advent of Vamana138
4Lord Vamana in the Sacrificial Canopy of Bali141
5 Counter Arguments of Bali- lord Vamana Assumes Trivikrama Form146
6How Bali welcomed Humiliation152
Parasuramavatara
1 Sri Rama-Parasurama Encounter in Ramayana S. Ambhrini156
2Parasurama as in Ramacaritamanasa160
3Parasurama in Mithila170
4Parasurama Fights with Bhisma177
5Transfiguration of God Chilukuri Venkateswarlu202
Ramavatara
1The Potency of Rama-Nama P. S. Ramanathan203
2Sri Rama, the Supreme Divinity in Human Garb Kumble Vittal Rao206
3Rama's Vairagya P. S. Varma208
4Sri Rama a Prince of Humour!N. Rajagopalan212
5Nisada and Sabari Episode Shastri Harijivan216
6Jatayu Moksa Visnupriya219
7The Banishment of Sita Keshavram N. Iengar222
8Two Episods from Ramakatha- Their Relevance D. S. Bajpai226
9Ramacaritamanasa ( The Cradle of Rama Bhakti) R. C. M. Tripathi231
10Sri Rama- The Most Charming R. Kannan238
Krsnavatara
1Who is Lord Krsna?Satish K. Kapoor244
2Lord Krsna Steps in to save Draupadi P. S. Ramanathan250
3Krsna: An Enigma K. V. Krishnamachari254
4On Sri Krsna n the Gopis Sri Bhaisab260
5Krsna- The Pied Piper of Indian Thought Lt. Col. R. K. Langar263
6Krsnarjuna-Yuddha-Lila Dr. Mukunda Pati Tripathi 'Ratnamaliya'267
7Images of Lord Krsna from Sri Krsnakarnamrtam Dr. P. V. S. Subramanian272
8Three- purpose Lila of Madhusudana Amolak Ram278
9Andal- The Bard and the Mystic Bride B. M. N. Murthy281
10Sri Vaikhanasa School- An Epitome284
11Lord Krsna - The Lilawatara K. D. Sanwal290
Buddhavatara
1The Essence of the Buddha's Teachings Dr. V. V. Chalam294
2Buddha-Avatara R. Sridharan297
3Siddhartha300
4Lord Buddha302
5Teachings of Buddha305
6Buddha and His Incarnations308
7Saccamkira Jataka312
8Buddhism -A Religion of Self Help Lt. Col. R. K. Langar316
9Blaspheme D. V. Sahani320
Kalki Avatara
1Incarnation of Kalki321
Siva- Sakti
1The Subtle Lila of Siva and Sakti329
2Sivalila Shastri Chandrashekhar335
3The Greatness of Siva337
4Worship - Imagery of Siva343
5Demons of lord Siva Maharshi Shiva Brat Lal345
6Where Lord Siva Married Parvati (Triyuginarayana) C.V. Bhimasankaram348
7Somanatha -The Shrine Eternal Sita Ram Singh352
8The Vision Kirna Dhar356
Hanuman
1Hanuman the Harbinger of Happiness Dr. A. B. Sai Prasad358
Bhagavan Kapila
1Bhagavan Kapila's discourse to his mother Devahuti Prof. Harish C. Gaur362
Nirankara
1Marvels and Bounties of Lord Nirankara (Formless) A. P. Anand368
Prayer
1Srimannarayaniyam372
2Dasavatara Dwadasa Stotra C. N. Srinivasa Rao376
3Dasavatara Stotram Jayadeva379

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Foreword
Sri Krsna Dwaipayana Vyasa has finished composing seventeen Puranas. He did it in order to get rid of the inner agony and unrest, which was bothering him since long. He started composing Puranas with the hope that it will bring him peace. But he found himself standing exactly where he was before he started his saga. The real peace of mind is still away from him. He is worried. It is on this point that the celestial sage Narada appears on the scene and makes a discreet enquiry about his well-being Vyasa unreservedly opens his heart before the reverent sage and requests him to suggest some remedy. The omniscient Narada suggests to Vyasa to compose Srimad Bhagavata exclusively based on the Divine Lilas of Sri Krsna the Lord Paripurnatama. Vyasa did it and after the completion of composing the Mahapuranaand narrating and singing the Lilas of Lord Supreme He found all his mental restlessness gone. His heart was as blissful and unwavering as a lamp in a room where there is no wind.

More or less five centuries back a great devotee saint and scholarly poet Narayana in Kerala composed his small but very beautiful and famous Narayaniyam consisting of one thousand and thirty six verses. It is said that he had paralysis due to his own Guru Bhakti. His Guru was suffering seriously from paralysis and his pain was unbearably acute. Narayana was extremely pained to see his Guru moaning and groaning day in and day out. One day on a sacred occasion he took over the disease of his Guru as Dana. Since that very day his Guru started improving and he himself started feeling unwell. After some time he became so serious that he could not even walk a few steps. One day some mahatma felt pity on him and suggested him to sing the Lilas of the Lord MahavisnuNarayana went to Guru Vayur and there remaining in the precints of the temple he started composing sweet and beautiful Slokas narrating the Lilas sported by the Lord in hall his ten incarnations. In other words he started composing Bhagavata in its abridged form. Everyday he composed about ten verses i. e. one decade a day. The Project engaged him for one hundred days. And at the end he found himself completely free from the disease.

These two incidents are sufficient to prove that any object worldly or otherworldly can be achieved by chanting divine Lilas of the Lord sincerely with undivided devotion.

In literature we find mentions of Tapovanas(forest where the ascetics used to practise austere penance) where we learn that even the animals abandoned the feeling of natural enmity as between a cow and a tiger; a cat and a rat and the like and lived together in friendly atmosphere. From the above we can safely draw the conclusion that if we are really desirous of finding ultimate peace and bliss we have got to take refuge under the Lord Almighty and make a complete surrender at his feet.

With this purpose Kalyana- Kalpataru is presenting its Divine Lila Number in which we have tried to show that whatever is happening or will happen is nothing but the Divine Lila of the Lord Supreme. Whatever is dine in the universe there is secret and hidden divine motive that exhilarates the wheel of universal welfare in the right direction. Even in most unwanted happenings there is some divine hand pointing and leading towards ultimate good: it is another thing that we are unable to recognize the divine will and its beneficial effect. We fail to realize that the omnipotent Lord is always in a sportive mood and everything that takes place is simply his Lila. Lila is a word broadly used covering a very wide range. In the Sanskrit poetics its use is very limited. Generally Lila is imitating how the beloved behaves.

According to the Bhagavata the divine Lilas are done as a divine grace upon human beings. By listening these Lilas they can attain bliss and liberation.

I thank my colleagues who have spared no pains in bringing about this issue in the present from and without whose assistance in would not have been possible at all for me to do so.

Contents
1Forewordvii
2Subhasamsaxii
Introductry
1Ahalya Redeemed5
2Brahmalina Sri Jayadayal Goyandka6
3Divine Lila Brahmalina Swami Ramsukhdas12
4How to Meditate on Divine Pranks Nityalilalina Sri HanumanPrasad Poddar15
5Paramatma Lila Komanduri Navin Chander20
6Ten Avataras and Evolution Process Dr. Debabrata Das36
7Significance of Dharmasamsthapana as the Purpose of an Incarnation Swami Sanmayananda45
8God's Descent: Concept of Incarnation Dr. P. P. Sharma48
9The Concept of Lila in Hinduism Dr. A. B. Shivaji51
10The Concept and Philosophy of Divine Incarnations Dr. P. V. S. Subramanian55
11Divine Love R. P. Dwivedi60
Matsyavatara
1The Incarnation of Fish and the Sport He Played S. Hari62
2The Supreme Incarnates as Fish64
Kurmavatara
1Turtle God71
2Nectar Extracted and Distributed75
3When Krsna Assumed a Turtle Form78
Varahavatara
1Factors Contributing to the Incarnation of the Divine Boar81
2 Varaha Incarnation 85
3Jaya and Vijaya Born as Hiranyakasipu and Hiranyaksa88
4Encounter with Hiranyaksa91
5Sri Varahi A. S. Padmanabhan97
Nrsimhavatara
1Uniqueness of Narasimhavatara Dr. E. P. Aravindakshan101
2Bhakta Prahlada - A Devotee Extraordinaire R. P. Dwivedi 103
3The Demonic Father and the Angelic Son K. V. Krishnamachari110
4Sri Nrsimhavatara R. Kannan118
5The Unique Devotion of Prahlada Swami Padmanabhananda Saraswati124
6Suddhadvaitavada126
7Nrsimha Puja127
8Go, Almighty Dr. Krishnachandra Shukla131
Vamanavatara
1Bali- A Victim of Divine Deception S. Hari132
2Vamana - A Unique Avatara C. N. Parthasarathy136
3Advent of Vamana138
4Lord Vamana in the Sacrificial Canopy of Bali141
5 Counter Arguments of Bali- lord Vamana Assumes Trivikrama Form146
6How Bali welcomed Humiliation152
Parasuramavatara
1 Sri Rama-Parasurama Encounter in Ramayana S. Ambhrini156
2Parasurama as in Ramacaritamanasa160
3Parasurama in Mithila170
4Parasurama Fights with Bhisma177
5Transfiguration of God Chilukuri Venkateswarlu202
Ramavatara
1The Potency of Rama-Nama P. S. Ramanathan203
2Sri Rama, the Supreme Divinity in Human Garb Kumble Vittal Rao206
3Rama's Vairagya P. S. Varma208
4Sri Rama a Prince of Humour!N. Rajagopalan212
5Nisada and Sabari Episode Shastri Harijivan216
6Jatayu Moksa Visnupriya219
7The Banishment of Sita Keshavram N. Iengar222
8Two Episods from Ramakatha- Their Relevance D. S. Bajpai226
9Ramacaritamanasa ( The Cradle of Rama Bhakti) R. C. M. Tripathi231
10Sri Rama- The Most Charming R. Kannan238
Krsnavatara
1Who is Lord Krsna?Satish K. Kapoor244
2Lord Krsna Steps in to save Draupadi P. S. Ramanathan250
3Krsna: An Enigma K. V. Krishnamachari254
4On Sri Krsna n the Gopis Sri Bhaisab260
5Krsna- The Pied Piper of Indian Thought Lt. Col. R. K. Langar263
6Krsnarjuna-Yuddha-Lila Dr. Mukunda Pati Tripathi 'Ratnamaliya'267
7Images of Lord Krsna from Sri Krsnakarnamrtam Dr. P. V. S. Subramanian272
8Three- purpose Lila of Madhusudana Amolak Ram278
9Andal- The Bard and the Mystic Bride B. M. N. Murthy281
10Sri Vaikhanasa School- An Epitome284
11Lord Krsna - The Lilawatara K. D. Sanwal290
Buddhavatara
1The Essence of the Buddha's Teachings Dr. V. V. Chalam294
2Buddha-Avatara R. Sridharan297
3Siddhartha300
4Lord Buddha302
5Teachings of Buddha305
6Buddha and His Incarnations308
7Saccamkira Jataka312
8Buddhism -A Religion of Self Help Lt. Col. R. K. Langar316
9Blaspheme D. V. Sahani320
Kalki Avatara
1Incarnation of Kalki321
Siva- Sakti
1The Subtle Lila of Siva and Sakti329
2Sivalila Shastri Chandrashekhar335
3The Greatness of Siva337
4Worship - Imagery of Siva343
5Demons of lord Siva Maharshi Shiva Brat Lal345
6Where Lord Siva Married Parvati (Triyuginarayana) C.V. Bhimasankaram348
7Somanatha -The Shrine Eternal Sita Ram Singh352
8The Vision Kirna Dhar356
Hanuman
1Hanuman the Harbinger of Happiness Dr. A. B. Sai Prasad358
Bhagavan Kapila
1Bhagavan Kapila's discourse to his mother Devahuti Prof. Harish C. Gaur362
Nirankara
1Marvels and Bounties of Lord Nirankara (Formless) A. P. Anand368
Prayer
1Srimannarayaniyam372
2Dasavatara Dwadasa Stotra C. N. Srinivasa Rao376
3Dasavatara Stotram Jayadeva379
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