. . . Chanting of vedic slokas coupled with tapas (concentrated devotion) synchronizes individual's soul with the Supreme Soul according to #SanatanaDharma. Our sages and ancestors believed that ordinary people cannot understand the divinity of Vedas. For example, some sections of #Yakshas and #Gandharvas thought that Devi was worshiped by sages for getting Riches; so they did not oppose worshiping of Devi but they transformed the Devi into a Goddess of Wealth and worshiped Her as Lakshmi.....
(This is an extract from Chapter 25 titled ' Sanatana Dharma' in author's Book, " A Tribute to the Ancient world of India ", ©)
.......Some of the later day Puranic writers started depicting various male Gods and female Goddesses as wives and husbands. In fact we would learn in a later chapter that Devi Sita was not a person but a Statue. And similarly there are Panchakanyas (five virgin women), viz., Ahalya, Draupadi, Sita, Tara and Mandodari. Ahalya is alluded to be the consort of Sage Gautama, Draupadi - wife of Pandavas, Sita - wife of Rama, Tara - the wife of Vali, Mandodari -wife of Ravana. But truth is different. These are statues of Devi called by different names. .....
. . . It seems Sukracharya is not alluded to be as Rushi or Muni in the scriptures but he is called as Acharya , a Professor who was well versed with the scriptures. One of the sons of Sukracharya is said to be called Chand. He is also said to have imparted Mruta Sanjeevini Vidya to Kacha , son of Bruhaspati. Some ascribe Gayatri meter / mantra to Sukracharya.
And another story is about Sage Bhrigu. Sage Bhrigu once goes to Vaikuntha, abode of Lord Vishnu. Bhrigu gets ire for neglecting him by Vishnu. So Bhrigu hits Vishnu with his foot on the Chest of Vishnu (where Lakshmi dwells) . Vishnu then. . .
. . .simply destroys Eye in Bhrigu’s foot by playing trick of pretending to be massaging the leg of Bhrigu. This conveys a message that Bhrigu who belongs to YGK / Parswah clans is percieved to be having his eye (vision) in his foot not in the head by the Sages. So Bhrigu is deemed to be having myopic vision and could not view and understand the essence of Sanatana Dharma.
And Sukracharya believed in himself and tried to manipulate course of events in his favour. Even though Sage Vishwamitra also did the same way, Viswamitra ultimately followed the Sanatana Dharma and became Brahma Rushi by conducting tapas for thousands of years. But Sukracharya did not do this. That is why our Puranas depict Sukracharya as single eyed person. Same is the case with Kubera. Statues of Kubera are always sculpted with his head bending downwards and Puranas say that one of his eyes is of Pingala stone. . . . .
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