Once upon a time there lived a man and his wife who were very unhappy because they had no children. These good people had a little window at the back of their house, which looked into the most lovely garden, full of all manner of beautiful flowers and vegetables; but the garden was surrounded by a high wall,
Approximately 500 years ago, the kingdom of Rajasthan was the land of warriors, sages, sadhus, and kings. It was at this time; Princess Mirabai was born (1478).
નંદલાલ નહિ રે આવું, ઘરે કામ છે,
તુલસીની માળામાં શ્યામ છે;
વૃંદા તે વનને મારગ જાતાં,
રાધા ગોરી ને કાન શ્યામ છે … નંદલાલ.
Parashurama, warrior with the axe, from the Treta Yuga. He is son of Jamadagni and Renuka and received an axe after a penance to Shiva. He is the first Brahmin-Kshatriya in Hinduism, or warrior-saint, with duties between a Brahmin and a Kshatriya.
3rd December 2017
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