Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pushkar Fair Belong To Brahma And Prajapati

Main reason behind my Rajastan visit this year was to attend pushkar fair it's related to prajapati whoes belong to brahma. I started with my travel plans once I read about pushkar on an email list. Pushkar camel fair is worlds largest camel fair. A small city of population 14,000 boasts 200000 visitors during the fair. Around 50 thousand camels and other cattle are traded during the fair period. Hindu Temple Pushakr fair shows what does it mean to be part pf Indian Holiday. Colorful crowd having fun with their family and friends involving lots of shopping. The fair goes for a week as travelers around the world join in the fun.

Pushkar fair or Pushkar ki mela is celebrated during the week of Kartik Purnima. Thousands of people take holy dip in the lake on kartik purnima and prajapati people must come here for celebrate, According to legend Brahma was on his way to search a location for his Yagna. During the search mission a lotus fell from his hand onto the earth and water sprouted from that place to form a lake. The lake has 52 ghats (one of them is brahma ghat) where pilgrims can perform their rituals. Pushkar boasts the only Brahma temple in the world.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Daksha Prajapati - Prajapatis, Samaj, Matrimonial, Career

The producers, evolvers, or givers of life to all on the earth's planetary chain, and hence lords of offspring in the hierarchical sense. Prajapatis is likewise applicable mutatis mutandis to larger hierarchical divisions, such as a solar system or galaxy.

The prajapatis "are, like the Sephiroth, only seven, including the synthetic Sephira of the triad from which they spring. Thus from Hiranyagarbha or Prajapati, the triune (primeval Vedic Trimurti, Agni, Vayu, and Surya), emanate the other seven, or again ten, if we separate the first three which exist in one . . . In the Mahabharata the Prajapati are 21 in number, or ten, six, and five (1065), thrice seven".
These seven, ten, or more prajapatis correspond likewise to the Mazdean Amesha-Spentas or Amshaspends and the Hindu Saptarshis. The name prajapati is most commonly given to ten rishis or sages known as the mind-born sons of Brahma: Marichi, Atri, Angiras, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, Vasishtha, Prachetas or Daksha, Bhrigu, and Narada. These are really collective names for the various classes of monads, each single prajapati representing also the spiritual-intellectual hierarch of his own particular hierarchy or class of monads. Hence the meaning of prajapati as lord or parent of offspring -- the ten classes of monads corresponding each to its own proper prajapati. Further the prajapatis are the parents of the seven or ten manus. The Puranic myths with their genealogies of the seven prajapatis, rishis, or manus are "but a vast detailed account of the progressive development and evolution of animal creation, one species after the other"

"The whole personnel of the Brahmanas and Puranas -- the Rishis, Prajapatis, Manus, their wives and progeny -- belong to that pre-human period. All these are the Seed of Humanity, so to speak. It is around these 'Sons of God,' the 'Mind born' astral children of Brahma, that our physical frames have grown and developed to what they are now. For, the Puranic histories of all those men are those of our Monads, in their various and numberless incarnations on this and other spheres, events perceived by the 'Siva eye' of the ancient Seers, (the 'third eye' of our Stanzas) and described allegorically. Later on, they were disfigured for Sectarian purposes; mutilated, but still left with a considerable ground-work of truth in them. Nor is the philosophy less profound insuch allegories for being so thickly veiled by the overgrowth of fancy.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Asian Mythology: Prajapati

Prajāpati is the “lord of creatures,” the primal being associated with creation in the Indian (see Hinduism entries) Brāhmaṇas (see Brāhmaṇas). But by the time of the epic the Mahābhārata (see Mahābhārata), he has lost his position as the primal soul or first god and has become simply a god whose job is to create. From the time of the Upaniśads (see Upaniṣads) on, he is frequently the same being as Brahmā (see Brahmā) the creator god in the Hindu trimūrti that is Brahmā, Viṣṇu (see Viṣṇu), and Śiva (see Śiva). There are several myths about the process by which Prajāpati created the world. The Aitareya Brāhmaṇa contains a story of incest that echoes the ṛg Veda creation myth (see ṛg Veda, Vedic Cosmogony). Prajapati came to his daughter, the sky or dawn, as a stag, she becoming a doe, and had intercourse with her. But the gods disapproved, and Rudra (see Rudra), who later is Śiva, pierced him with an arrow. Prajapati's seed flowed forth and became a lake protected by Agni (see Agni), or Fire, out of which came many things, including Brhaspati (see Bṛhaspati), the lord of sacred speech—sometimes Indra (see Indra)—necessary for proper sacrifices and mantras (see Mantra). In the Kauṣitāki Brāhmaṇa, it is Prajapati's sons who are seduced by his daughter. From their spilled seed, captured by Prajāpati in a golden bowl, emerges the thousand-eyed Bhava or “Existence,” a version of the old Vedic (see Vedic entries) primal man or Puruṣa (see Puruṣa). In still another myth—in the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa—Prajāpati masturbates and spills his seed into Agni. The seed becomes the sacred milk of clarified butter used in sacrifices. By producing progeny and making proper sacrifice, Prajapati, setting a standard for humans, saved himself and existence from the death that is Agni.

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: Prajapati

Creator figure in the Vedic period of India. In early Vedic literature (see Veda), the name was applied to various primal figures. Later it signified one deity, the "lord of all creatures," who was said to have produced the universe and all its beings after preparing himself through ascetic practices. Other stories allude to his own creation from the primal waters. His female emanation was Vac, the personification of the sacred word; Usas, the dawn, was identified as his female partner or his daughter. In the post-Vedic age, Prajapati came to be identified with Brahma.

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