2SAI BABA OF SHIRDI.Sai baba of shirdi ( unknown-15 october 1918), also known as shirdi sai baba, was an Indian guru, yogi and fakir who is regarded by his devotees a saint.He was revered by both his muslim and hindu devotees, and during, as well as after, his life on earth it remained uncertain if he was a muslim or hindu himself .This however was of no consequence to sai baba himself .
3SHIRDI SAI BABA IN 1918. Historical sourcer:- Biographers of sai baba have based their writing on primary sources .One such sources is the shirdi diary by ganash shiri krishna khaparde, which describes every day of the outhor,s stay at shirdi .Speculation about the unknown episodes of sai baba,s life are primarily baesd on his own words. The most important source about sai,s life is the sai satcharita, writtin in marathi in 1916 by govindrao raghunath dabhokar, whom sai baba nicknamed “HEMADPANT”.
4Sai baba depicted on a tapestry HINDUISM :-During sai baba,s life the hindu saint anandanath of yawala declared sai baba a spiritual “ diamond”.Another saint, gangagir, called him a “jewel”.Shri beedhar maharaj greatly revered sai baba and in 1973 , when he met he bestowed the title jagadguru upon him .
5Hanuman BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD Murti of hanuman and his mother anjaana, at the Anjana mata temple, Chomu.Hanuman was born to the humanoid creatures called the Vanaras.His mother anjana was an apsara who was born on earth or a female vanara due to a curse .
6Hanuman mistakes the sun for a fruit by BSP pratinidhi. As a child, believing the sun to be a ripe mango, Hanuman pursued it in order to eat it .Rahu a vedic planet corresponding to an eclipse, was at the time seeking out the sun as well, and he closhed with hanuman.Hanuman thrashed rahu and went to take sun in his mouth.
7RAM AND LAKSHMAN MEETING HANUMAN AT RISHYAMUKHA. Hanuman meets rama during the rama,s 14- rishyamukha .With his brother lakshman , ram is searching for his wife sita who had been abduted by ravan.Their search brings them to the vicinity of the mountain rishyamukha, where sugriva, along with his follows and friend, are in hiding from his older brother vali .
8HANUMAN SHOWING RAMA IN THIS HEART. Shortly after he is crowed emperor upon his return to ayodhya, rama decides to ceremoniously reword all his well wishers.At a grand ceremony in his court, all his friend and all is furns being honoured at the throne .Hannuman approaches without desiring a reword .
9HANUMAN IS CHARACTERIZED AS A CELIBATE IN MOST INDIAN TEXTS . However, in the khmer reamker and thai ramakien, hanuman falls in love with the pretty mermaid suvannamaccha.Aport from ramayana and mahabharat, hanuman is mentioned in several other texts .Some of these stories add to his adventures mentioned in the earlier epics, while others tell alternative stries of this life .
10KRISHNA CARRIED ACROSS THE RIVER. According to bhagavata puran, krishna was born to devaki and her husband, vasudeva.In the story of krishna the deity is the agent of conception and also the off spring .Because of this sympathy for the earth , the divine vishnu himself descended into the womb of devaki and was born as her son , vaasudeva( i.e. krishna ) .
11KRISHNA HOLDING GOVARDHAN HILL AS DEPICTED IN PAHARI PAINTING. Nanda was the head of a community of cow- herders, and he settled in vrindavan .The stories of krishna childhood and youth tell how he become a cow herder, his mischievous pranks as makhan chor(butter thief) ,his foiling of attempts to take his life, and his role as a protector of the people of virindavan .Krishna killed the demoness putana, disquised as a wet nurse, sent by kansa for krishna,s life .
12KRISHNA AND PRADYUMNA BATTLE THE DEMON NIKUMBHA WHO ASSMES THE FORM OF BIRD . 1. Krishna had a total of 16,108 wives, of which only eight were his princely wives, also known as ashtabharya, or patrani ( Rakmini, satyabhama, jambavati, nagnajiti, kalindi, mitravinda, bhadra, lakshmana) and the other 16, 100 were rescued from narakasure .2. They had been forcibly kept in this palace and after krishna had killed narakasura he rescued these 16, 100 womem and freed them .
13SITA(FAR RIGHT), RAM(CENTER), LAKSHMAN(FAR LEFT), AND HANUMAN(BELOW SEATED) AT BHARTIVEDANTA MANOR, A TEMPLE IN WATFORD.Rama, the search avatar of vishnu and son of dasharath belongs to raghuvansa believed to have descended from raghu .Parashurama(“rama with the battle axe “) the sixth avatara of vishnu, sometimes also referred toas jamadagnya, or as bhargava rama ( descended from maharishi bhrigu), a chiranjivi or immortal .Balrama (“the strong rama”), the elder brother and close companion of krishna .
14VALMIKI COMPOSING THE RAMAYANA. The primary source of the life and journey of rama is the epic ramayana as composed by the rishi valmiki .The vishnu purana also recounts rama as vishnu,s seventh avatar, and in the bhagavat puran, ninth skandha, adhyayas 10 & 11.The story of the ramayana is again recounted in brief up to and including the slaying of ravan and prince ram,s return to Ayodhya .Additionally, the tales of ram are reverenty spoken of in the mahabharata .
15DHARMA OF EXILE.Rama portrayet as exile in the forest, accompanied by his wife sita and brother lakshman king dasarata announces to ayodhaya that he plants to crown rama,b his eldest child the yuvaraja( crown prince).While the news is welcome by everone in the kingdom, the mind of queen kaikeyi is poisoned by her wicked maid – servant, manthara.Kaikeyi , who is intially pleased for rama, is made to fear for the safety and future of her son bharata .
16MA SARASWATIA picture from mysure showing , saraswati holding a veena made in the 19th century, made by durgada krishnappa .In the rigveda, saraswati is a river as well as its personification as a gooddess .In the post vedio age, she began to lose her status as a river gooddess and become increasingly associated with literature, arts, music, etc.In hinduism, saraswati represents intelligence, consciousness, cosmic knowledge, creativity, education, enlightenment, music, the arts, eloquence and power .
17CHARACTERISTICSSaraswati is strongly associated with flowing water in her role as a gooddess of knowledge ,She is depicted a beautiful women to embody the concept of knowledge as supremely alluring .She possesses four arms, and is usually shown wearing a spotless white sari and seated on a white lotus or riding a white swan .