Friday December 6, 2019

Here is the explanation to the miraculous birth of Rishi Aurva in Hinduism!

Devi Aarushi was frightened of rogue Kshatriyas who were the descendant of Kritavirya and to save her child from the evils, she conceived him not in her womb but in the thigh

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Vedas, Ramayana, Mahabharata have mentioned the instances of birth of babies in an unusual manner. It is not how Dhritarashtra, Pandu, Duryodhana, Arjun or any other mythological character in Hinduism were born, it’s about how Kripacharya, Kripi, or Sukadeva born. Science might not be able to explain about these births as these are too unnatural for people who think rationally. Rishi Aurva is one such example whose birth is beyond explanation, rather it is miraculous in the true sense of the term.

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In Hindu Mythology, several meanings are attached to Rishi Aurva. Lets find out!

  • Aurva is who has taken birth from Urvi (Earth)
  • The descendent of Rishi Urva
  • The child took birth from Uru (thigh)
  • The fire of wrath or anger

Aurva was a Vedic Rishi whose reference is also there in Puran as a descendant of Rishi Bhrigu. He was the son of Arushi and Chavan. Chavan was the son of Rishi Bhrigu and Puloma. According to Mahabharata, he was affected by some incurable diseases and looked ghoulish. After the Ashwini Kumaras (Twins Gods in Hindu mythology who were extremely good-looking) mantra, he got relief from the disease and became extremely handsome. In the name of Chavan, the preparation is called Chavanprash. Since then, people are taking Chavanprash for their health.

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Son of Rishi Chyavan, Aurva’s birth was an unnatural one. Devi Aarushi was frightened of rogue Kshatriyas who were the descendant of Kritavirya. To save her child from the evils she conceived him not in her womb but in the thigh. But the Kshatriyas soon got the news and they attacked Devi Aarushi. When the Kshatriya kumaras tried to kill the embryo in the thigh and also Devi Aarushi, the baby became angry. He couldn’t tolerate the molestation of his mother on the hands of Kshatriya kumaras. To show his power and take revenge, the baby torn his mother’s thigh and appeared before the Kshatriyas. He was shining in the fire of wrath. The Kshatriyas couldn’t resist the radiance and brightness of Aurva and as a result they became blind.

Lava entering sea, Wikimedia Commons
Lava entering sea, Wikimedia Commons

Aurva’s Krodhanal (fire of anger) was then started to spread and destroy Trilok (Swarga, Marta, Patala: Heaven, Earth, Hell). On his request ancestors, Aurva controlled his anger and threw the fire in the sea. That fire took the form of horse-headed and named ‘Badabanal (another name of Agnidev).

Apart from this, there is another story about Aurva. According to Amarkoshtika, Rishi Urva wanted to give birth to a child without any biological source. He churned his breast with fire and a powerful man was born, who was kept in the sea.

According to Hindu Mythology, Agni has three different impersonations. Those are Surya (Sun) in the sky, Vajra (Lightning) in the air and Agni (Fire) on the earth. There is a simple explanation of these stories. Urva is another name of Earth. Aurva, the fire takes birth from the earth ( here, denotes lava) and at last kept, in the sea. The story of Earth’s transition from hot ball to a planet of life is told with elegance and in a poetic manner. These stories indicate, how much power the Vedic Rishis. Further, the story of a child protecting his mother being an embryo symbolizes the significance of the strong bond that a child share with his/ her parent in Indian tradition.

– by Priyanka Saha of NewsGram. Twitter: @priyanka140490

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    The stories from puranas have a hidden meaning in them. The literal meaning should be discarded and the scientific truth behind it must be found.

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Access to the coast could help to reduce these health inequalities in towns and cities close to the sea

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People in poorer households living close to Coastal Areas experience fewer symptoms of mental health disorders. Pixabay

Living in the Coastal Areas could support better mental health in England’s poorest urban communities, a new study suggests.

The study, published in the journal Health & Place revealed that living in large towns and cities near to England’s coastline is linked with better mental health for those in the lowest earning households.

“Our research suggests, for the first time, that people in poorer households living close to the coast experience fewer symptoms of mental health disorders,” said study lead author Jo Garrett from University of Exeter in the UK

“When it comes to mental health, this ‘protective’ zone could play a useful role in helping to level the playing field between those on high and low income,” she said.

Researchers used survey data from nearly 26,000 respondents in their analysis, which marks one of the most detailed investigations ever into the wellbeing effects of being beside the sea.

The research used data from the Health Survey for England and compared people’s health to their proximity to the coast; from those living less than one km away, to those more than 50 km away.

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Living in the Coastal Areas could support better mental health in England’s poorest urban communities, a new study suggests. Pixabay

Its findings add to the growing evidence that access to blue spaces – particularly coastal environments – might improve health and wellbeing.

Approximately one in six adults in England suffer from mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, and these are far more likely in people from poorer backgrounds.

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The findings suggest that access to the coast could help to reduce these health inequalities in towns and cities close to the sea. (IANS)