Kaliya The poisonous Naga living in the Yamuna River

Kaliya The poisonous Naga living in the Yamuna River
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Kaliya was the name of a poisonous Naga living in the Yamuna River, in Vrindavan. The water of the Yamuna for four leagues all around him boiled and bubbled with poison. No bird or beast could go near, and only one solitary Kadamba tree grew on the river bank.
The proper home of Kaliya was Ramanaka Dwipa, but he had been driven away from there by fear of Garuda, the foe of all serpents. Garuda had been cursed by a yogi dwelling at Vrindavan so that he could not come to Vrindavan without meeting his death. Therefore Kaliya chose Vrindavan as his residence, knowing it was the only place where Garuda could not come.
Once Krishna and herdboys were playing ball, and while playing Krishna climbed up the Kadamba tree and hung over the river bank, the ball fell into the river and Krishna jumped after it. Kaliya rose up with his hundred and ten hoods vomiting poison and wrapped himself around Krishna's body. Krishna became so huge that Kaliya had to release him. So Krishna saved himself from every attack, and when he saw the Brij folk were so much afraid he suddenly sprang into Kaliya's head and assumed the weight of the whole universe, and danced on the naga's heads, beating time with his feet. Then Kaliya began to die. But then the naga's wives came and prayed to Krishna with joined palms, worshiping Krishna and praying for their husband.

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Shree Datta is a Hindu deity considered to be an avatar of Hindu god Shree Krishna
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Shree Dattatreya or Shree Datta is a Hindu deity considered to be an avatar of Hindu god Shree Krishna, known as Shree Dattatreya.The name Dattatreya is composed of two words - “Datta” (meaning given) and “Atreya”, referring to the sage Atri, his physical father.
Various Hindu sects worship him differently, though Shree Dattatreya is considered a form of all the three deities. He is especially considered an avatar of Vishnu while his siblings the moon-god Chandra and the sage Durvasa are regarded as forms of Brahma and Shiva respectively. However, spiritual seekers pray to this Supreme Teacher for knowledge of the Absolute Truth. Hindu theology, credits Dattatreya as the author of the Tripura Rahasya given to Parashurama, a treatise on Advaita Vedanta. He is specially worshipped on his birthday, Datta Jayanti.

Shree Dattatreya traditions
  • Puranic tradition
  • Mahanubhav tradition
  • Shri Gurucharitra tradition
  • Sakalmat Sampradaya tradition
  • Avadhut Panth tradition
  • Shri Dattpith Sansthan Pathri

One who is in possession of all six of these opulences at the same time and who possesses them to an unlimited degree is understood to be the Supreme Personality of Godhead according to Parasara Muni a great Vedic authority.
Shree Dattatreya was born to the sage Atri, who had been promised by Parameshvara (the Almighty), that He, Parameshvara, would be incarnated as his son. Some Hindu sects familiar with the trinity also attribute Shree Dattatreya's incarnation as of all the three- Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma, indirectly meaning to be all powerful and above all. This is just one of the many legends related to the birth of Lord Dattatreya. Others suggest a more mystical origin of Shree Dattatreya. Some of the sources claim that he was born in Kashmir jungles near the sacred Amarnath.
Appearance Puranic traditionमालाकमंडलुरधः करपद्मयुग्मे, मध्यस्थ पाणियुगुले डमरूत्रिशूले
यस्यस्त उर्ध्वकरयोः शुभशंखचक्रे वंदे तमत्रिवरदं भुजषटकयुक्तम
I bow to the one who has six hands and whose lowest two hands have maalaa and kamandalu, middle pair of hands hold damaru and trishool and top two hands have holy Shankh and Chakra) Other depictions, however, show other weapons like 'Gada' in the hands of Dattatreya sometimes
Names of Shri Datta & their meanings:🚩 Datta >> Datta is one who has been bestowed with the spiritual experience of the nirgun? (Nonmaterialised), meaning, the one who has been given the experience that the 'Self' is Brahman (God in His aspect as the Creator of the universe) or mukta (Liberated) self or the soul.
🚩 Avadhut >> One whose (spiritual) ignorance has been dispelled with spiritual knowledge, meaning, the one who emancipates all.
🚩 Dattatreya >> This word is derived from Datta and Atreya. The meaning of 'Datta' has already been explained above. 'Atreya' means the son of Sage Atri.
🚩 Digambar >> Is the principle which gives company to an embodied soul till it gets Final Liberation in the radiance of the sky, i.e. beyond all the directions.
🚩 Shripad >> 'Shri' is the never-ending principle of God. The principle that takes an embodied soul to that principle of God or to the Holy Feet of 'Shri' principle, is the Datta principle in Shripad.
🚩 Vallabh >> The Datta principle in the form of Vallabh protects the Universe from the circular-shaped negative energies that create fear psychosis, and thus protects the embodied souls.

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Twenty Four Gurus of Lord Shree Dattatreya - Avadhoot Prabhu
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Lord Shree Dattatreya said
I have taken shelter of twenty-four gurus, who are the following: the earth, air, sky, water, fire, moon, sun, pigeon and python; the sea, moth, honeybee, elephant and honey thief; the deer, the fish, the dancing girl Pingala, the kurari bird and the child; the young girl, arrow maker, serpent, spider and wasp…
Srimad Bhagavatam: Canto 11: Chapter 7: Slokas 33~35
1. Prithvi (Earth) One should acquire the virtues of endurance and tolerance of duality from the earth. The Earth teaches course of Dharma, art of Tolerance, art of Performing Duty.
2. Vaayu (Air) One should be detached like the wind. The Wind being pure and odourless in its characteristics, move freely among all objects and yet remain unaffected. Calm and ever flowing without any fear.
3. Aakash (Sky) Just like the sky one should be single and steady. Like sky, the Soul is omnipresent, all-pervading, and infinite in nature.
4. Jall (Water) Just like water one should behave with affection towards all. Never be partial to anyone. The sage is like water because he is free from all impurities, gentle in nature and while speaking he creates a beautiful vibration like the flowing of water.
5. Agni (Fire) Like the fire one should behave with equality towards all. The sage's glory is like the fire, is made brighter by austerities, his knowledge and tapas; having no vessel other than his stomach.
6. Chandar (Moon) There are in all sixteen phases of the moon including the subtle phase of the new moon and the fifteen of the fortnight. Though there is waxing and waning of the moon, it remains unaffected by them. Sage should not be affected by the continual change of body from birth to death including diseases and old age.
7. Surya (Sun) The sun stores water taking the future into account and benevolently showers it on the earth at the appropriate moment. Similarly the sage can accept material things with his senses, but at the appropriate time he should give these things back, as an act from sense of duty. Without getting attached to material sense objects.
8. Kabootar (Pigeon) Like pigeon story warns against developing obsessive love or attachments in the transient material world. The sage would refrain from attachment after attaining the human body, which is the open door to Mukti (Moksha, Liberation), a door to God-Realization.
9. Ajgar (Python) Ajgar eats whatever comes in its way and satisfy, whether it is sufficient or not, bitter or sweet etc. A sage always goes for search of wisdom and refrains from running after unwanted pleasures.
10. Samudra (Ocean) One should not let anyone perceive one's virtues just as the sea keeps its length, breadth, depth and the treasures in its bed hidden from everyone. However one should always utilise them favourably, for the sake of others. The life of sage remains balanced; the joys of life do not excite him, nor do sorrows depress him. The wise sage never transgresses the highest standards of morality.
11. Patanga (Moth) Similarly a foolish man is enticed by the illusory pleasures of the visual senses and thus gets caught in the ceaseless cycles of birth and death. Man must try to control the sense of sight (and all other senses) and to try to avoid being greedy.
12. Madhu Mskhee (Honey Collector) Just as the one who collects the honey acquires it effortlessly so also a male seeker should partake of food cooked in the home of a householder instead of spending time in making a fire, collecting utensils, firewood, etc. Thus learning that accumulation of wealth leads to sudden death like the honey bee, one should stop amassing wealth.
13. Haathi (Elephant) Men allured by adulterous women are destroyed in the same way as elephants overcome with lust die fighting amongst themselves.
14. Mdhumakkhee (Bumble Bee) Just as the bumble-bee savours the fragrance of several sunflowers instead of one so also seekers desirous of Liberation should realise that every science will not be easy to grasp and hence should try to understand their implied meaning.
15. Hiran (Musk Deer) The deer is very fond of music and is very much attracted by it. The deer is trapped by hunter through its love for music. Hunter employs music to lure the deer before hunting it. A renounced person should never become attracted by mundane sounds like sensuous music, specially the sweet singing and dancing of girl.
16. Machli (Fish) When a fish-hook fastened with bait is thrown into the water, the fish lured by the bait swallows the hook and gets caught. Thus it loses its life. So one should never lose sight of his True Self.
17. Pingala (A Dancing Girl) One night despite a long wait not a single client approached her. As she restlessly waited pacing up and down, hoping for a client she was finally bored and suddenly developed detachment. The abandonment of expectation from people, leads to contentment and infinite joy.
18. Pakshee (Lapwing) Seeing the lapwing fly with a fish in its beak hundreds of crows and eagles began chasing it, pecking at it and tried to snatch the fish, thus harassing it. This flock began following it wherever it went. In this world there is peace only if sense objects are rejected, otherwise it leads to great distress.
19. Balak (Child) Live like being child at heart, innocent, care free and full of Supreme Joy.
20. Churiyaan (Bangles) When two bangles strike each other a jingling sound is generated. The more the bangles the greater is the sound. Similarly when two persons live together it leads to conversation and when many persons live together there is strife. In both circumstances there is no peace of mind. Hence those doing meditation, yoga, etc. should search for an isolated place and live there in seclusion.
21. Shilpkar (Artisan) One day an artisan was chiselling the blade of an arrow with great concentration. A king's procession to the accompaniment of music passed by that way. A man arriving later approached the artisan and enquired, “Have you seen the king's procession passing by this way, just now?” The artisan replied, “I was so engrossesd in my work that I was not aware of anything”. Just like this artisan a seeker desirous of Liberation (mumukshu) should meditate surrendering all his sense organs to The Lord.
22. Saanp (Snake) The snake lives alone and avoids the company of other creatures. In order to seek Self-Realization, one should abide in the cave of his own heart. The snake leaves of its old skin after sometime, and gets the newer one; that make resemblance with phenomenon of death. A true sage never frightened by the death, knowing sooner or later he will get a new life based on his karmic actions.
23. Makadi (Spider) The spider spins a web secreting a fluid from its belly and plays in it day and night. When it feels like it, it swallows the entire web and becomes free again. Lord Supreme creates material universe from His Maya, preserves it and after a while draws it back into the Self. The Supreme Self has no desires and is beyond the reach of cause and effect.
24. Bhringee Keet (Caterpillar, Wasp) The wasp catches hold of a worm (caterpillar), put it in its hive (nest), gives it a sting and goes on buzzing about it. The caterpillar is so frightened by this whole ongoing process of buzzing. As a man thinks, so he becomes. Even at the time of death, whatever one's mind focused on, one attains the same living species form in his next life.
Thus one must try to give up all attachment to the body and attain Moksha or liberation.
Shree Dattatreya explains what he has learned from his own body as a Guru My Body teaches me Gyaan (knowledge) and Vairaagya (detachment). Birth and death are along with it. It means that if we hold on to this body then we have to bear sorrows. Although it helps to think about Tattwa (elements) still I never consider it mine.

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