The story of Devi Ahalya from the times of Ramayana is often cited as an example of how women were discriminated against even in those. Ahalya Story – When Lord Indra was cursed for lust! – Indra, also known as Sakra in the Vedas, is the leader of the Devas or gods and the lord of. Ahalya was characters of Ramayana also known as Ahilya, is the wife of the sage Gautama Maharishi. She was made by Brahma and was surreal beautiful.

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Ahalya, meanwhile, spent years in earnest repentance, surviving on nothing but air. O Kaushika [Brahmin], who calls himself Gautama”. Indra subsequently poses as Gautama and fulfils his objective.

The real story of Ahalya: When Lord Indra was cursed for lust!

The Puranas introduce themes that are echoed in later works, including the deception of the unsuspecting Ahalya by Indra’s devious disguise as Gautama in his absence. Hanuman Chalisa HD Sound.

A stone and a eunuch Ahalya was reduced to a stone and Indra was reduced to a eunuch bearing a thousand vaginas on his body. In telugy epic, Vishvamitra tells Rama that the cursed Ahalya has assumed the form of a rock and is patiently awaiting the dust from Rama’s feet. But that is subject to personal judgement. Koral Dasgupta News18 Specials.


The Ramavataram is an example of the Bhakti-era poets who exalt Rama as a saviour. The extremes were nullified. Retrieved 22 July At the time of handing over Ahalya, Brahma told Rishi Gautam to bring her back when she turned young.

The poet asks if it was better for Ahalya to remain physically a stone and retain her dignity rather than return to a stony marriage. Coming back to Ahalya, the lore says when Rama touched her she became curse-free.

Gautama finds the three boys and names them according to their behaviour: The Bala Kanda mentions that Gautama spots Indra, who is still in disguise, and curses him to lose his testicles. When that time arrives, the sage returns Ahalya to Brahma, who, impressed by Gautama’s sexual restraint and asceticism, bestows her upon him.

Bhattacharya, Pradip March—April The Ayodhya prince Rama, his brother Lakshmana and their guruthe sage Vishvamitra pass Gautama’s desolate ashram while travelling to King Janaka ‘s court in Mithila. After Ram and Lakshman killed all the demons and successfully protected the Yagna, they got the news about Sita Swayamvar. Lucky and Unlucky Zodiac Signs for Indra convinced the moon to take the form of a cock and wake up Gautama Rishi much before dawn On seeing the greatness and solemnity of Maharshi Gautama, Brahma got surprised and thought that he should get Ahalya married to the sage.


However, the divine beauty teugu Ahalya had attracted the attention of all the Devas and Asuras by then. Retrieved 8 December According to another interpretation, Ahalya’s pride in her beauty compels her. There is a catch, and many of us often miss it only to get baffled by the way things happen.

Ahalya Story – When Lord Indra was cursed for lust!

The petrification motif also appears in non-scriptural works. Although Ahalya is cursed, Vishvamitra nevertheless describes her as goddess-like and illustrious, [42] repeatedly calling her mahabhagaa Sanskrit compound maha and bhaga translated as “most illustrious and highly distinguished”; [7] [43] [44] [45] this interpretation contrasts with that of Rambhadracharyawho believes that the word mahabhagain the context of Ahalya’s story, means “extremely unfortunate” maha and abhaga.

While Gautam was away for morning ablutions, Indra, disguised as Gautam, approached Ahilya and proposed sexual desires in front of her.

Archived from the te,ugu on 15 April Hanuman Chalisa HD Audio. Retrieved 19 January A fourth child, Vellalais added in some versions. Archived from the original on 20 July Many a time people tell only half of the story to make their point, and this is horribly wrong.