Bewitched by her voluptuous figure and drunk with power and liquor, Sunda and Upasunda took hold of Tilottama right and left hands respectively. According to the Vishnu Purāna, they were sons of Lord Brahma. Often looked upon as the choristers in Indra’s heaven, the Gandharvas were the descendants of Kashyapa and his wife Arishta. Gandharvas in Mahabharata When Arjuna, the Pandava, went to the heavens in search of celestial weapons, the Gandharvas at Indra’s court taught him singing and dancing. These effects meant that the drink has been considered divine since ancient times; a beverage which brought humans closer to divinity. There was a Gandhrava also by the name Chitrangada. Then occurred a fierce battle between Arjuna and the ruler of Gandharas, viz., the son of Shakuni (14,83), Gandhara was also the name of a musical note, a technical term in the art of music. Female friendship does not exist; their hearts are the hearts of jackals. According to the Ramayana, the city was founded by Bharata, and named after his son, Taksha, its first ruler. Valmiki Ramayana - Kishkindha Kanda in Prose Sarga 41 Sugreeva sends Vanara-s to southward which troop includes Hanuma, Jambavanta, Niila and others and Angada is its leader. .”The Gandharvas were next born, imbibing melody; drinking of the goddess of speech, they were born, and hence their appellation. The gods never accept any gifts from them. She carried with her only one weapon — her veena. Rambha is the wife of Nalakuvara, the son of Kubera. Rama meets the rakshasa Kabandha and kills him, freeing him from a curse. Go home, Pururava; I am as hard to catch as the wind. The Ramayana describes Mandodari as beautiful, pious, and righteous. Karna who vanquished all the Kambojas and the Amvashthas with the Kaikeyas, that puissant one, who, having for the accomplishment of his purpose vanquished the Gandharas and the Videhas in battle (8,9), In the region called Aratta, resides the people called the Vahikas. He then reached the Gandhara country, Arjuna reached the country of the five waters which swelled with population and prosperity. He was the son of the gandharva Sri Vishvavasu or Sri and was also known as Danu (दनु). Janamejaya, a Kuru king in Arjuna's line, conquered Takshasila, probably then ruled by the Naga Takshaka. The last two Yugas (prehistoric periods) were named after them. Vibhishana was a kind-hearted brother who advised Ravana to return Sita to Lord Ram and uphold Dharma. Vishwamitra one of the most respected and revered sages in ancient India frightened the gods and even tried to create another heaven. Vishvakarma collected all that was beautiful from the three worlds (heaven, earth, underworld) and all the gems of the world and created an alluring woman – with unrivaled beauty – Tilottama and directed her to seduce the demon brothers to the extent that she would become an issue of contention between them. The poem describes the royal birth of the god Rama in the kingdom of Ayodhya (Oudh), his tutelage under the sage Vishvamitra, and his success in bending Shiva ’s mighty bow at the bridegroom tournament of Sita, the daughter of King Janaka, thus winning her for his wife. Once Arjuna had visited heaven along with his Gandharva friend. (4,17), (13,17), This article is about the kingdom as described in the Hindu epics. Subala (1,110) was a king of Gandhara during the Mahabharata period. His sons were Shakuni, Subala, Achala, Vrishaka and Vrihadvala (1,188). It is believed that the origin of the apsaras, as told by the Institutes of Manu, are said to be the creations of the Seven Manus, the progenitors of mankind. Gandharas were natural allied of Kauravas owing to Shakuni, the close companion of Duryodhana. Naga literally means a Serpent or a serpent-god. Her accomplishments in the arts of dancing, music, and beauty was unrivaled. Gandhara is mentioned as a hilly country at (5,30). The Ramayana study guide contains literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. As Sunda and Upasunda were enjoying a dalliance with women and engrossed in drinking liquor along a riverbank in the Vindhya mountains, Tilottama appeared there plucking flowers. Takshasila was founded by Raghava Rama's brother Bharata. The Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses in seven books (kandas) and 500 cantos (sargas), and tells the story of Rama (an avatar of the Hindu supreme-god Vishnu), whose wife Sita is abducted by Ravan, the king of Lanka. See the article Bahlika Culture for more details. The theft of the Soma infuriated all the gods yet they couldn’t do anything as the Gandharvas were their allies. Shakuni's sister was the wife of the Kuru king Dhritarashtra and was known as Gandhari after the area of Gandhāra. They asked for great power and immortality, but the latter was denied, instead, Brahma gave them the boon that nothing but they themselves can hurt each other. The Kuru prince and heir apparent, Chitrangad, was killed in a battle by a Gandharva of the same name. They are Rambha, Urvashi, Menaka and Tilottama . न वै स्त्रैणानि सख्यानि सन्ति सालावृकाणां हृदयान्येता ॥. Press Esc to cancel. Later Shakuntala falls in love with King Dushyanta and gives birth to a child called Bharata after whom India was first named. The drink is famously described and praised in a Mandala of the sacred Vedic text, the Rigveda. He ruled the Janasthana region – majority of the Rakshasas lived here. But he merely cursed Menaka to be separated from him forever, for he loved her as well and knew that she had lost all devious intentions towards him long ago. They are also seen to live on trees, such as the banyan and the sacred fig, and are entreated to bless wedding processions. Sometimes, she is described a rakshasi (demoness), at other times, she is said to have gandharva (celestial dancers) lineage. All of them were Gandhara chiefs. It is said that when they rose from the waters neither gods nor asuras would wed them, so they became the common property of both classes. Gandharvas are often referred to in Indian epics. The Ramayana narrates: Kabandha was born as a gandharva (celestial musician) named Vishvavasu. The earliest mention of apsaras is as river nymphs, and companions to the Gandharvas. Soma is personified by the god of the same name who is also the god of sacrifices and who may, in some texts, be associated with the Moon. ... For example, Viradha is actually a gandharva, an elf-like being, who was cursed by the god Kubera to live as a rakshasa. They sold it to the gods in exchange for a goddess – the goddess Vach (speech) – because they are very fond of female company. The lowest of Brahmanas also are residing there from very remote times. (12,183), (14,50) AD, This page was last edited on 3 December 2020, at 19:50. Subala was present in the self-choice event of Draupadi and in the Rajasuya sacrifice of Pandava king Yudhishthira. Bharata's descendants ruled this kingdom afterwards. She refused. He was one of the most important characters in the Hindu epic Ramayana. The Kuru prince and heir apparent, Chitrangad, was killed in a battle by a Gandharva of the same name. This story is present in Mahabharata. ---In the Krita age ', they were nowhere on earth. Golden Deer In Aranya Kanda – Ramayana (Story of Sita) Maricha disguised in the form of a golden deer, captivated Sita’s attention. Story of Rama and demon Khara is the direct result of Lakshman nipping the nose of Rakshasi Surpanakha at Panchvati Ashram in Dandaka forest in the Ramayana. The Gandharvas are often seen as companions to the apsaras. In Jamini Mahabharat, there is another story of Urvashi, when she insulted Rishi Durvasa. All the Gods turned to Goddess Saraswati for her wisdom. (2,57). The tale states Sunda and Upasunda were sons of the asura (demon) Nikumbha. Shakuni lived in the court of Kurus, as a councillor of king Duryodhana. It was unlike anything the Gandharvas had heard. This curse protects the chastity of Sita, the wife of Lord Rama when she is kidnapped by Ravana. However, she fell in genuine love with him and a baby was born to them who later grew in Sage Kanva’s ashram and came to be called Shakuntala. Arjuna later marries a Gandharva princess. (gām dhanyatha, ‘drinking speech’).”. She succeeded in breaking the meditation of Vishwamitra. In Hinduism and Buddhism, a gandharva is a celestial being, specifically a divine musician. Furious Urvashi cursed Arjuna that since he had not behaved in a manly way with her, therefore, he will have to live as a female. Shakuni's sister was the wife of the Kuru king Dhritarashtra and was known as Gandhari after the area of GandhÄra (which is in modern Afghanistan and Pakistan). One of the two great epics of India, 'Ramayana' is based on the story of Rama. Puskalavati, Takshasila (Taxila) and Purushapura (Peshawar) were cities in this Gandhara kingdom. They are associated with creativity, charm and sensuality. Gandhara army united with the Kaurava army right from the camping phase along with the chiefs of the Sakas, the Kiratas, and Yavanas, the Sivis and the Vasatis (5,198), The following are other references that give valuable information on their role in Kurukshetra War:-, Arjuna conducted a military campaign after the Kurukshetra War. The Gandharvas are good warriors as well. Type above and press Enter to search. किमेता वाचा कृणवा तवाहं प्राक्रमिषमुषसामग्रियेव । पुरूरवः पुनरस्तं परेहि दुरापना वात इवाहमस्मि ॥ The Rig Veda mentions one apsara by name; she is Urvasi, wife to Pururava, who is an ancestor of the Kauravas and Pandavas. She was one of the most beautiful apsaras in the world with quick intelligence and intent talent but a desired for a family. Soon, all the Gandharvas surrounded her while she continued playing. Gandhara prince Shakuni was the root of all the conspiracies of Duryodhana against the Pandavas, which finally resulted in the Kurukshetra War. What does Hindu Dharma say about Reincarnation?  Kuru King Dhritarashtra's wife was from Gandhara (a Gandharvi) and she was well known by the name Gandhari. He watches the performance of Urvashi. Later Indra asked Urvashi to spend some leisure time with Arjuna. He performed his duty well. Kabandha was a Gandharva. In the Ramayana, Sarama (Sanskrit: सरमा, Saramā) is the wife of Vibhishana, the brother of Ravana, the demon (rakshasa) king of Lanka. Shailusha – Valmiki Ramayana (Uttar Kand 100) says that the Gandhara kings in north west were in fact the descendants of Shailush Gandharva. This massacre was stopped by a Brahmin named Astika, whose mother was a Naga. Khara was one of the brothers of Surpanakha as per Aranya Kanda. This explains why there is much Gandhara influence in Indian Classical Music. The Yadava chief Bala Rama saw many Gandharva settlements on the banks of Saraswati River, not far from Gandhara, during his pilgrimage over Saraswati river basin. Lord Indra made Kabandha in a ugly creature. Then a series of events occur after which she was relieved of the curse. Rambha is known as the Queen of the Apsaras. Not only drunk by priests for its sacred nature it was also credited with uplifting qualities, giving the drinker a boost in energy and alertness. Rishi Durvasa cursed her to become a mare. Gandharva desa seems to be the original name (Ramayana 7-101-11) of Gandhara which is extended from Kabul Valley to Taxila (Takshasila) and comprised the Rawalpindi and Peshawar districts in Pakistan. Dasharatha, the King of Ayodhya had three wives , Kausalya, Kautilya and Sumitra. The distraught Pururava, while wandering around in a forest, spotted Urvasi playing in a river with her friends, and begged her to return to the palace with him. By some accounts, it is he who cursed Ravana. How they lost this right has a story: in one version, the Gandharvas failed to guard the Soma properly, resulting in it being stolen. Soon, the demons attacked heaven and drove the gods out. The Gandharvas are often associated with music while the Apsaras are known for their beauty which often plays the catalyst in bringing down a deeply meditating guru or a Rakshasa (demon). The name Ramayana is a tatpurusha compound of Rama and ayana ("going, advancing"), translating to "Rama's Journey". Yet, he was childless. Dhritarashtra – He was sent by Indra as a messenger to the yagya started by Vaishali king Marutta and Samvarta rishi, the brother of Brihaspati. The Gandharva Kali and Dwapara, probably were princes from Gandhara. The apsara beings are the divine courtesans and among them are four apsara beings of high order. He gave him two long arms and a mouth on his belly. She was often asked by the king of the Devas, Indra to break the Tapasya of sages so that the purity of their penance is tested against temptation, and also that the order of the three worlds remains undisturbed by any one man’s mystical powers. In the epic Ramayana, Rambha is violated by Ravana, king of Lanka, who is thereby cursed by Brahma that if he violates another woman again, his head will burst. His sister Gandhari was the mother of Duryodhana. Then suddenly, she stopped playing. Melodious notes filled the air. Ramayan is one of the most popular Indian epic mythological television series of the late ’80s. They are without the Veda and without knowledge, without sacrifice and without the power to assist at other's sacrifices. Vishvavasu performed penance and got the boon of immortality from the creator-god Brahma.He became arrogant due to his boon and attacked Indra, the god-king of heaven. Nagas were considered as a super human tribe, in Puranas. A remake series Ramayan produced by Sagar Arts aired on NDTV Imagine in 2008. GandhÄra (Sanskrit: à¤à¤¨à¥à¤§à¤¾à¤°) was a kingdom mentioned in the Indian epics Mahabharata and Ramayana. They appear prominently in Mabharata. In the Epic poems more is said about them—the Rāmāyana attributing their origin to the churning of the ocean, and with this, the Purānic account of their origin agrees. They are all fallen and many amongst them have been begotten by Shudras.. From there he proceeded to the country of Gandharas. It is also a term for skilled singers in Indian classical music Hinduism. The Purānas mention various ganas or classes of them the Vāyu Purāna enumerates fourteen, the Hari Vansa- seven. Indra brought back the Soma and, as a punishment for their dereliction of duty, the Gandharvas were excluded from the Soma-draught. Apsaras dance, sing, and play around. During the epicâs period, the kingdom was ruled by Shakuni's father Suvala, Shakuni and Shakuni's son. He thus performs a fire sacrifice, putrakameshti yagya, which results in him being blessed with four children, of which Rama is born to Kausalya, Bharata to Kaikeyi, while Lakshmana and Shatrughna a… The gods congratulated her and Brahma granted her the right to roam freely in the universe as a boon. The Nagas could be a group of people who inhabited India during epic periods who worshiped snakes. The Prasthalas, the Madras, the Gandharas, the Arattas, those called Khasas, the Vasatis, the Sindhus and the Sauviras are almost as blamable in their practices (8,44). This indicate that the Gandharas followed the Bahlika Culture. It is from the Treta age' that they have had their origin and began to multiply. When Vishwamitra realized that he had been tricked by Indra, he was enraged. By the time the Puranas and the two epics were composed, the apsaras and gandharvas had become performing artists to the gods; the apsaras are singers, dancers, and … Sage Vishvamitra, who is well-versed in warfare, gives many such weapons to Rama. He conducted a massacre called Sarpa Satra meaning the slaughter of the snakes, in which the Naga race was nearly exterminated. While Rama, his wife and brother are in exile, living a simple yet happy life in the forest, tragedy strikes! When Arjuna, the Pandava, went to the heavens in search of celestial weapons, the Gandharvas at Indra’s court taught him singing and dancing. Greek writers later shortened it to Taxila. It is speculated that another super human tribe called the Gandharvas were originally inhabitants of the Gandhara kingdom. [ Read: Short Stories From Ramayana For Kids] Satyavati asks her elder son Vyasa to father children with Ambika and Ambalika, the widows of her dead son Vichitravirya. The first book of Ramayana, the Bala Kanda depicts the origin of Lord Rama and his siblings, Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna. A Gandharva, namely Tumburu, in his courting with Rambha had belated his services to Kubera. Kabandha's legend appears in the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, as well as in later Ramayana adaptations. Gandharva (right) with an Apsara, 10th century, Cham, Vietnam. In Ramayana too, which is much earlier to Mahabharata, there are elaborate accounts of such astra-s in the coming chapters. 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In the Vedas, the apsaras are water nymphs, often married to the gandharvas. They then gave the drink to the archer-god Gandharva for safe-keeping but one day Agni, the fire-god, stole it and gave it to the human race. I have moved on from you like the first rays of dawn. The Mahabharata is said to have been first recited at this place. The Gandharvas then ashamed of their actions returned the Soma plant and learned how to play music from Saraswati. When the terrible period came, joining Treta and the Dwapara, the Kshatriyas, approaching one another, engaged themselves in battle.---Another group comprising Andrakas, Guhas, Pulindas, Savaras, Chuchukas, Madrakas were also mentioned along with the first group. Once, the brothers practiced severe austerities on the Vindhya mountains, compelling the creator-god Brahma to grant them a boon. They are portrayed as semi-divine beings; who do not seem to be able to curse humans (except on one occasion) or grant them boons as gods can, but we do see them as adept in magic and knowledgeable in all of the 64 performing arts; additionally, we see many Gandharvas skilled in warfare. But when she tried to lure him, he denied the proposal saying that she was the wife of one of his ancestor Pururva, so he respected her and can’t accept her proposal. Puskalavati, Takshasila and Purushapura were cities in this … Shakuni was a skilled dice-player. According to the modern academic view, Vishnu, who, according to Bala Kanda, was incarnated as Rama, first came into prominence with the epics themselves and further, during the puranic period of the later 1st millennium CE. They are again divided, as being daivika, ‘divine,’ or laukika, ‘worldly.’ The former are said to be ten in number, and the latter thirty-four, and these are the heavenly charmers who fascinated heroes as Urvasi, allured austere sages from their devotions and penances as Menekā and Rembhā and Tilotama. They are described as inseparable siblings who shared everything: the kingdom, the bed, food, house, seat. Another Gandharva gave an enchanted war chariot and some divine weapons to Arjuna, and on another occasion, imprisoned Duryodhana and his whole pleasure camp when the two groups entered into a dispute over the rights to a picnic spot. Of them gandharva-s are amiable beings for their expertise in performing arts. Produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar, the show used to create a curfew-like situation on the streets when it was aired on DD National between 9 am and 10 am every day.It hit the small screen again in March 2020 when there was a nationwide lockdown in the wake of Corona pandemic. Ambika gives birth to a blind child, named Dritharashtra and her sister Ambalika to a pale skinned child Pandu. Gandhara form of sculpturing is also famous (very close to Greek sculpturing). They are exceedingly beautiful, and because they can cause mental derangement, they are beings who are to be feared. According to "Vishnu Purana," the gandharvas are sons of the god, Brahma.The most popular include Vishvavasu, Chitraratha and Tumvuru. However, Ravana did not listen to his advice. Indra said that Kabandha would regain his original form when Rama severs his arms. 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Gaya, Gavaksha, Vrishava, Charmavat, Arjava, and Suka were mentioned as brothers of Shakuni, all of them being the warriors in the Kurukshetra War (6,91), Karna is mentioned to have subjugated Gandharas along with others like the Madrakas, the Matsyas, the Trigartas, the Tanganas, the Khasas, the Pancalas, the Videhas, the Kulindas, the Kasi-kosalas, the Suhmas, the Angas, the Nishadhas, the Pundras, the Kichakas, the Vatsas, the Kalingas, the Taralas, the Asmakas, and the Rishikas (8,8). Lord Indra, frightened by his powers, sent Menaka from to lure him and break his meditation. In time they became celestial musicians whose melodies had more power to rouse the mind than any intoxicant. Saraswati promised to recover the soma plant. Kabandha was a gandharva (celestial musician) named Vishvavasu or Danu, who was cursed and made into an ugly, carnivorous demon by Indra, the king of the gods, and/or a sage. Soma was perceived to be the drink of the gods, an elixir consumed by the Hindu gods and their ancient priests, the Brahmanas, during rituals. As both of the brothers argued that Tilottama should be his own wife, they grabbed their clubs and attacked each other, ultimately killing each other. The Gandharvas felt disappointed that the music had stopped. Also, in the epic Mahabharata, there … Mandodari was the daughter of Mayasura and an apsara named Hema. In Hindu scripts, the gods gained their immortality by drinking Soma and it was the favorite tipple of the great god Indra. Vishvavasu looked in distress at the beautiful girl and said. They are handsome, possess brilliant weapons, and wear fragrant clothes. The Gandharvas are good warriors as well. Vishvavasu put two Gandharvas, Svan, and Bhraji, in charge of protecting this potion. Mandodari bears two sons: ... Sumali was the son of demon king Sukesa and Gandharva princess Manimaya. 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