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Old June 11th, 2011, 02:58 AM
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Wait. Was this concept there in other contexts of same or another Indian mythology? Because I think I learnt about this in the context of some king going to heaven to participate in a war. Can you throw light on this as well?
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Wait. Was this concept there in other contexts of same or another Indian mythology? Because I think I learnt about this in the context of some king going to heaven to participate in a war. Can you throw light on this as well?
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And I suppose he makes this discovery due to returning to earth and not because someone apprises him.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 04:00 AM
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Kakudmi (sometimes also called Kakudmin, or Raivata, son of Revata) was the King of Kusasthali, a kingdom beneath the ocean.
Kakudmi's daughter Revati was so beautiful and so accomplished that when she reached a marriageable age, Kakudmi, thinking no one upon earth was worthy of her, went to the Creator himself, Lord Brahma, to seek his advice about a suitable husband for his daughter.
When they arrived, Brahma was listening to a musical performance by the Gandharvas, so they waited patiently until the performance was finished. Then, Kakudmi bowed humbly, made his request and presented his shortlist of candidates. Brahma laughed loudly, and explained that time runs differently on different planes of existence, and that during the short time they had waited in Brahma-loka to see him, 27 catur-yugas (a cycle of four yugas, totalling 108 yugas, or Ages of Man) had passed on earth (see time dilation theory). Brahma said to Kakudmi, "O King, all those whom you may have decided within the core of your heart to accept as your son-in-law have died in the course of time. Twenty-seven catur-yugas have already passed. Those upon whom you may have already decided are now gone, and so are their sons, grandsons and other descendants. You cannot even hear about their names.[2] You must therefore bestow this virgin gem (i.e. Revati) upon some other husband, for you are now alone, and your friends, your ministers, servants, wives, kinsmen, armies, and treasures, have long since been swept away by the hand of time."[3]
King Kakudmi was overcome with astonishment and alarm at hearing this news.[3] However, Brahma comforted him, and added that Vishnu, the Preserver, was currently incarnate on earth in the forms of Krishna and Balarama, and he recommended Balarama as a worthy husband for Revati.
Kakudmi and Revati then returned to earth, which they regarded as having left only just a short while ago. They were shocked by the changes that had taken place. Not only had the landscape and environment changed, but over the intervening 27 catur-yugas, in the cycles of human spiritual and cultural evolution, mankind was at a lower level of development than in their own time (see Ages of Man). The Bhagavata Purana describes that they found the race of men had become "dwindled in stature, reduced in vigour, and enfeebled in intellect."
Daughter and father found Balarama and proposed the marriage, which was accepted. The marriage was then duly celebrated.
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This is a temporary thread. I will ask the moderator to remove it altogether once my queries have been answered.

There is this anecdote in Indian mythology. Someone goes from earth to heaven. On returning to earth he finds that a short period in heaven is a long time on earth. That means if one spends some time in heaven, during the same interval much more time passes on earth.

So what was the context? Who was the protagonist? And what amount of time on earth corresponded to heavenís one day/year in that mythology?
there are lot of such stories in all religions which indicate that the time-velocity is different there and here.

Einstein's explained relativity in simple words as "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

So heaven and earth could be a the state of mind.

Ujjaini kingdom's Vikramaditya is said to be vanshaj of Devraj Indra and travelled to indralok with Betal during his time.

1 day of lord branhma is equal to 4 yugas of earth or something. Rakhi said this in my Yuga thread.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 06:56 AM
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there are lot of such stories in all religions which indicate that the time-velocity is different there and here.

Einstein's explained relativity in simple words as "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

So heaven and earth could be a the state of mind.

Ujjaini kingdom's Vikramaditya is said to be vanshaj of Devraj Indra and travelled to indralok with Betal during his time.

1 day of lord branhma is equal to 4 yugas of earth or something. Rakhi said this in my Yuga thread.
Bhoot/Prayt/Vetal/Asur/Rakshas/Pishach/Danav/Daitya etc are not allowed in Swarglok (or Indralok)...unless of course they invade it successfully
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Can you help me in this?

the story is about mata revathi and Balram's marriage. her father wasnt able to find sutiable groom in satyuga so he went to brahmlok with her daughter to find who would be his groom, they stay there for hour and brahma asks them to go back and tells them the go now Dwapar yug is ending and Revati's groom is balram, avatar of shehnaag. but in Dwapar height of human has reduced so balram reduce her height according to him using his plough.


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Bhoot/Prayt/Vetal/Asur/Rakshas/Pishach/Danav/Daitya etc are not allowed in Swarglok (or Indralok)...unless of course they invade it successfully
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the story is about mata revathi and Balram's marriage. her father wasnt able to find sutiable groom in satyuga so he went to brahmlok with her daughter to find who would be his groom, they stay there for hour and brahma asks them to go back and tells them the go now Dwapar yug is ending and Revati's groom is balram, avatar of shehnaag. but in Dwapar height of human has reduced so balram reduce her height according to him using his plough.


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Wait. Was this concept there in other contexts of same or another Indian mythology? Because I think I learnt about this in the context of some king going to heaven to participate in a war. Can you throw light on this as well?
I think you are confusing the story of Rip Van Winkle
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"usually mythical : existing only in the imagination :" extracted from your link.

an in some cases, the reality is so great that you can only imagine it, since there is no way you can experience it.
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I don't get the practice of Sikhism. My Punjabi friend says even Sikhs go and worship in Hindu temples. You say your grandmother narrated you Hindu mythological stories. Aren't Sikhs distinct from Hindus?
as far I am concerned, Sikhs are a brave Hindu select folks who took this direction to protect Indian borders from the muslim barbarians.
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as far I am concerned, Sikhs are a brave Hindu select folks who took this direction to protect Indian borders from the muslim barbarians
Rather, they (by far Sikhs were lower caste Hindu folks & converted Muslim folks) were forced to take this direction due to Mughal atrocities. If Mughals had not committed atrocities on them, they would not have taken up arms...they would be as gentle (and self-effacing) as Guru Nanak
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Rather, they (by far Sikhs were lower caste Hindu folks & converted Muslim folks)
the remaining i.e. non hindus/converted muslims were jews and druses who converted because the women were pretty...
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