Narad Muni:-The First Journalist On The Planet Earth And The Heavens, 12 More Exciting Facts

Narad Muni:-The First Journalist On The Planet Earth And The Heavens, 12 More Exciting Facts
Narad Muni:-The First Journalist On The Planet Earth And The Heavens, 12 More Exciting Facts

Hindu mythology had been mentioned through various Yugas, but one thing that has been common in all these Yugas is Messenger of Gods also known as Narad-Muni.If you have grown up watching Mahabharata or reading mythological books, then you might be aware of this chant. Yes, it is the chant that comes at the right moment and at the right place by the messenger of gods ‘Narada Muni’. Always depicted carrying a veena and a khartal, he is unpopular for his gossiping (by spicing up facts) that later becomes the root for several controversies.

  1. Narad in his previous birth was the son of a common maidservant and grew up serving devotees. While serving the enlightened masters, he realized his true calling.
  2. His birthday is celebrated as ‘Patrakar Diwas’, as he is considered as the first messenger of this Universe. This year it falls on 22nd May. He has the boon to travel to any of the three worlds, at will.

    Narad Muni
    Narad Muni
  3. An institution in itself! Narada has mastered 64 vidyas and possessed the skill to convey ideas into perfection. He is the one who spread the importance of devotion and faith and showed humans the significance of a virtuous life.
  4. Narad temple:- There is a temple dedicated to Narad and it is located at Naradagadde, which is at a distance of about 48 km from Raichur. It is believed that the sage performed penance at the mentioned spot. The temple is at one of the scenic islands and attracts a large number of devotees and tourists.
  5. The goal of gossips:-Though he is known as the gossip monger and is always been accused of making people fight. Vishnupuram describes him as, “Naram nar samuham Kalahena dhyati Khandayatiti.” Neither malice nor vengeance is the intention in the disputes. His ultimate aim is always the betterment of every soul with no self-interest.
  6. He was instrumental in the making of the Ramayana, for he was the one who had cursed Lord Vishnu.
  7. He also tempted Rishi Valmiki to write the Ramayana. Only when Narad narrated the story of Lord Rama, the perfect man and the other events of Ramayana, did Valmiki agree to pin down the great epic as a poem.

    Narad Muni
  8. Narad might have a Chinese connection too:-In the Rig-Veda, it is mentioned that Narad belonged to the Hoon Desh. This is, in fact, an area in the present day Uttarakhand bordering China.
  9. The legends in Chamoli region of Uttarakhand go on like this: i.e. Hoon Desh Me Rahate Narad Tholing Math Wale [Narad of Tholing Math lives in Hoon Desh].:-The exact location of his dwelling is called Tholing, and it is near present-day Chamoli at a height of 12,200 feet.
  10. It is believed that the sage spent time there with Lord Vishnu.
  11. Narad, without doubt, was the first journalist on the planet Earth and the heavens.Some of you might not know that he is the son of Brahma. And since he likes to spice up facts, he fits the role of a journalist perfectly.
  12. He was the master of 64 Vidyas. A legendary figure, this sage was an institution in itself! His greatest skill was to convey certain ideas (of his liking, of course) to perfection. He was a mobile encyclopedia.

    Narad Muni
    The ‘Bhakti Sutras’
  13. The ‘Bhakti Sutras’ of Narad is a masterpiece. The sutras are books on the devotion that have no comparison to any other book on devotion or bhakti. The books clearly outline the authority and philosophy of Bhakti, in words that even a layman can understand.
  14. He is one of the 12 Chiranjeevis or Immortals who is still living a life of a Human between us.


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