Saturday, April 15, 2017
The Sunday found me in august company of a bunch of open minded peopled discussing Mythology without prejudices, now that’s a interesting place you will agree in this day when rabble rousing is so the in thing.
The talk was headed by Mr. Agarwal who has written a few books on the saptarishis and is a doctor who is now more into looking at pulses of Mythology then patients.
Did you know Saptarishis changed every Manwantar?
The saptarishis are the 7 stars that you see in the sky and it is said the saptarishis are the ones who live there,
Now what is a manwantar?
A specific Manu who is a creation of Brahma rules each Manwantar
Each manwantar is 306720000 human years.
The current sages of the manwantar now are :
ATRI - Atri and anasuya (not my ex GF) lived in chitrakoot, chandravanshis are from Atri’s lineage.
BHARADWAJ - He led ram to chitrakoot, told him what a lovely place it is. He was father of Dronacharya.
He conducted a Putrakameshthi yagna for Bharat to be born (Bharat)
GAUTAM - the man of Ahilya, he lived near current day trumbekashwar, he had 5 sons, one was priest of Janak anjani (hanumans mother) is daughter of Gautama and ahaliya.
JAMDAGNI - was father of parashuram, and was related to vishwamitra, and married to Renuka, they lived in Janapaw near Indore, had 5 sons, he is credited with having discovered slippers and umbrella (the story goes that the sun was very hot and he picked up his bow to shoot at sun when the sun gifted him that which would help the earthlings be able to handle the suns heat)
KASHYAP – Grandson of Brahma, he was from Kashmir, and was the one who populated the earth, Aditya the mom of gods were his wife, Danu, mom of danavs was also his wife, he is father of all species of life, and no there was no bestiality involved. He officiated parashurams Ashwamed yagna
VISHWAMITRA – he was born a king, was materialistic, he ran into vashist and got converted to the spiritual side of things he got to know about the cow Nandi and attempted to grab Nandi, but was defeated by nandi’s army that originated from nandis body parts
He is the only saptarishi who was born a human, he lived in kanauj in UP and composed 3rd mandal of Rig-Veda, gayatrimantra was opened to the masses by him,
He gave Ram and Laxman knowledge of weapons and how to go for long without food.
VASHIST – he taught Rama, was kulguru of Suryavanshis, lived near manila was a manasputra and lived in times of raja Harish Chandra wife was Arundhati, had 100 sons he composed yog puran agnipuran, and had tussle with vishwamitra
The saptarishis for the next manwantar are:
I am sure there are things you did not know about that you do know now
Friday, March 31, 2017
DAY 3, 0500 HOURS AFTER TOSSING AND TURNING FOR MOST PART OF NIGHT, the heat the mosquito the odomos and all combined we are up and might as well get a move on,
Rahul, akiki, rathore and me decide to make an exit, an early exit to ride in the shade and before the sun is too brutal on us.
We mange to all get ready and take off by 0600 hours.
OD: 05216, I fuelled up, loaded tank between my legs time to ride on.
Akiki riding lead, me and Rathore oscillating in between and Nitin Gaikwad to bring up the rear, Nitin is a fast rider, and the only way to make him stay with us is to give him the tail, so he does not do the usual and ride off at 120 kmph.
The morning ride was a pleasure it was cool, n we were riding west, the sunrise behind us, we were making good speed first hour we covered 65 km,
we stopped for tea, for 10 minutes n we were away again, we reached Aurangabad at 0840, OD: 6357
As we were onwards towards shirdi
|spirits high post a fulfilling meal|
|Paratha, Aloo Paratha|
As we left Aurangabad behind us 30 km after Aurangabad, I felt the tyre wobbling and was thinking about a flat tyre as I pulled over to check, it was OK
As I got on the bike I saw Akiki checking his bike too, he too felt his tyre wobbling, maybe it was the cross wind that made the bikes go about wobbling, I also realized this was the same vicinity where I had a crash 2 years back while returning from RM 2015 Nagpur
Yes we did cross the speed breaker where the crash was and we stopped to have a drink of sugarcane juice to rehydrate our self and celebrate the fact that I did not go through a similar fate again, ( call me superstitious)
|suger cane stop|
As the day progressed so did the heat, we were beginning to feel our self in need of hydration and we were doing more stops, every 60 – 75 km to get a drink of water
We had a fairly smooth ride for rest of the way,
We reached shirdi by 1240 hours and decided to continue as none were too hungry, also we wee sure we had crossed most of the bad roads mostly 4 lane expressway greeted us and we made good speed as we rode on, we were almost home without any further ado
a final selfie stop was due before we split up on our own ways,
|4 riders, Akiki, Nitin, Jayesh and me|