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How did the moon become a part of Brahma, brother of Goddess Lakshmi and maternal uncle of every child? theinsiderinsight


Chanda uncle is from far away, Laddu is from Motichur,
You eat in the plate, give it to Munna in the cup.
The cup broke, Munna got angry…
Will bring a new cup, will convince Munna

I don't know how many decades, centuries or even how many turns of time, mothers have been putting the pieces of their hearts to sleep by singing such songs. Without any instrument, raga and beyond rhythm and rhythm, these small songs are the most natural, the most natural real tunes coming from the free voices of the mothers themselves. This is not just a song, it is a fountain of motherly love flowing from a mother's neck for her child. It is night time, the newborn is not sleeping, he is upset, scared and crying. The solution to his problems is this beautiful song sung by his mother, which is called lullaby.

The companion of this lullaby is the moon. God knows how and with what relation, the mother has called him her brother and the moon blooming in the sky is so happy with this new relationship that he happily becomes the maternal uncle of every child. Look at another lullaby. It was sung by Sadhvi Lata Mangeshkar in Bhojpuri and it is the most listened lullaby after appearing in the film.

Hey Chanda Mama, come here, come here, come to the river bank.
Come carrying milk and rice in a golden bowl.
I suffocated in Babua's mouth.
I am coming down, my parapet has come, it has been a long time since I started calling.
Well it's a long time, yes Babu is feeling hungry.
Hey Chanda uncle.

The miracle of the lullaby has been such that the children fall into sleep as soon as they hear it and then after they fall asleep, the mothers bow down in their heart and thank their brother who, despite being in the sky, helps the child sleep with them. Was helping. Perhaps this might have been the reason that the Moon is the witness of most of the Teej festivals of women, in which they complete their fast after seeing it.

Moon's divine presence in daily life

This presence of the Moon in our daily life makes it divine and by giving it equal place to the Sun God, it has been called Chandradev. If the Sun is divakar then the moon is nishakar. He is the king of the night, and in the Vedas he has been called the lord of all medicines. He is the god of juices. He is the soul of flowers and the consciousness of all flying creatures. Apart from this, even the very gentle and gentle creatures on earth also get the protection of the Moon. These include creatures like deer, rabbit, lamb, calf. Somaras, the most favorite drink of Indra and other gods, is a drink made from the essences of medicines mixed with the rays of the moon. That is why Moon has been called Somdev in the Vedas.

Origin of Moon mentioned in Rigveda

The story of the origin of the Moon is like the origin of the Sun God. The secret of the origin of Chandradev is hidden in the imagination of that great man, which is described in the Purusha Sukta in the tenth Mandal of the Rigveda.

Moon Manso Jatashchaksho Suryo Ajayat,
Shrotradvayuscha pranascha hridayatsarvamidam jaayte.

Meaning: The moon was born from the mind of that great man, the sun from the eyes, air from the listener and this entire world from the life and heart. The story of Vishnu Purana says that when there was nothing anywhere, then by the will of that Virat Purusha (Lord Vishnu has been called the first Virat Purusha in the Puranas), an ocean as white as milk was created. An unborn baby was lying on a Peepal leaf in that milky ocean. This child continued to develop on his own will and became a complete man. He had four hands and the shadow of snakes on his head. When that great man opened his eyes, the light emanating from his eyes became the Sun and the light from his mind became the Moon. It was because of the sound coming from the ears and his desire to breathe that the universe was filled with vital air.

Origin of Sun and Moon in Shiva Purana

In Shiv Purana, the reason for the origin of Sun and Moon is said to be the Anand Tandav of Shiva and Parvati. When Shiva and Parvati started uniting while performing Anand Tandav, the energy emanating from Shiva's eyes became the Sun and from the radiant body of Goddess Parvati, Chandradev was established in the sky. Brahmavaivarta Purana gives another explanation of this and says that, when Lord Brahma, sitting on the navel of Sri Hari Vishnu, opened his eyes, he saw that there was nothing anywhere. Then the feeling arose in his mind that he was one and alone. In the Vedas it has been called Eko Aham Bahushyami, that is, 'I am one but want to be many.' Then Brahmadev placed his hand on his heart and a cold mass came out of his mind. This clean, white and symbolic body of peace made Brahmadev feel very peaceful and cool. This body became the Moon and was established in the sky.

The way Moon is described in the Vedas, he does not appear as the brother of the Adityas. Nor is he counted with Indra, Surya, Agni, Mitra, Varun and Rudra, but he is definitely praised as Somdev.

Story of moon birth in Bhagwat Purana

In a story of Bhagwat Purana, the incarnation of Moon in human form has also been described. According to this Purana, he is the son of sage Atri and his wife Param Sati Anusuya. He was born from a part of Brahma. The story of Moon's birth and incarnation is very interesting and strange. According to the story, once Devarshi Narad had gone to Vishnuloka. Saraswati and Parvati were also present there along with Goddess Lakshmi. During this time, sati and chastity of women were being discussed among the three ladies. Regarding this incident, Narada Muni said that even on earth there are no less women who follow chastity. Then the ladies said to tell the name of only one person, then Devarshi took the name of Sati Anusuya.

Tridev arrived to test the chastity of Sati Anusuya.

The three goddesses were proud of their chastity, that is why they sent Brahma-Vishnu and Shankarji to test them for Sati. Tridev reached Atri Muni's ashram in the guise of a saint. At that time Rishi Atri had gone somewhere. Goddess Anusuya was the only one in the ashram. He welcomed the sages and asked them to have food. The sages put a condition before her that we will take food only when you bathe us with your own hands and feed us. Sati Anusuya agreed to his request and said, “Okay, let's go to the courtyard.” After this, the sage's wife immediately transformed those three sages into 6-month-old newborn boys with the power of her yoga and bathed them just like a mother bathes her children and then fed them milk and put them to sleep. In this way, the three gods started playing in the ashram as Anusuya's sons. In this way they were bound to the cycle of human life. When Rishi Atri reached the ashram, he saw the divine signs of the children and recognized them as the Trinity, then Anusuya told him the whole story. The sage also considered the three children as his sons and started raising them.

Gods gave boon to Sati

Here, when the Trinity did not reach their home for many days, the goddesses started worrying. She reached Atri Ashram to find him. Sati Anusuya welcomed him and asked the reason for coming. Then the ladies told that our husband had come to take your exam, but did not return. Where are they? Then Anusuya pointed towards the cradle and said, speak slowly, my little children are sleeping right now. If you wish, you can identify your husbands and choose them. When the goddesses looked into the cradle, they were astonished to see the Trinity transformed into newborn babies. Then the goddesses considered Sati Anusuya as the supreme Sati and praised her and requested to free the Trinity from this bondage. Sati Anusuya withdrew her yoga power and the Trinity returned to its original form. He gave many boons to Sati Anusuya and respecting the motherly affection and love he received from her, he left each child in the same infant form with his own share.

Moon was born from Brahma's part

Among these, Chandramas was born from the part of Lord Brahma, the part of Shankarji was called Durvasa and from the part of Lord Vishnu, Dattatreya was born. Chandramas himself grew up and studied Vedas, Vedanta and all the scriptures, after which he performed rigorous penance for 1000 years. He got many achievements through this penance. Brahmadev blessed him with opulence and with this boon of opulence, he became the ruler of Chandralok and was called Moon.

Story of Sagar Manthan

One of the most famous and common stories of the origin of the Moon is the Samudra Manthan. The story of Samudra Manthan is mentioned in almost every Purana. The simple meaning of this spiritual story is that the ocean was churned. Just like when curd is churned, the purest butter is obtained and ghee is obtained from butter. Similarly, by churning the ocean, many gems were extracted from it. Poison came out first and nectar came out last. This story is about brainstorming of ideas in its second form.

Sage Durvasa's curse to Indra

The story of Sagar Manthan unfolds due to the curse of sage Durvasa. Once sage Durvasa gifted a garland of fragrant flowers to Devraj Indra. Devraj placed that garland on Airavat's head. The elephant, intoxicated by the fragrance, picked up the garland, threw it and crushed it with its feet. Sage Durvasa considered this an insult and Indra, who had become arrogant due to being victorious in a war, cursed him that he would lose all his opulence and become wealthless. Due to this curse of Durvasa, all the treasures of Devlok disappeared and Lakshmi herself also disappeared. As soon as the glory of the gods diminished, the demon king Bali attacked them and conquered heaven.

14 gems found from the sea

Then, on the request of the gods, Lord Vishnu again suggested the churning of the ocean for their upliftment, but the churning of the ocean was neither a matter for the gods alone nor for the demons. Therefore, an agreement was made between the gods and demons, under which it was decided to churn the ocean. From this churning of the ocean, first poison came out, which Lord Shiva drank and then one by one many gems came out. The number of these gems is 14. For this, there is a verse in Bhagwatpuran, in which the names of all the 14 gems are mentioned.

Lakshmi Kaustubhparijatkasuradhanvantarishchandramah,
Village: Kamduha Sureshwargajo Rambhadidevanganah.
Ashwah Saptmukho Visham Haridhanuah Shankhomrutam Chambudheh,
Ratnanih Chaturdash Pratidam Kuryatsada Mangalam.

1. Kalakoot (Halahal) poison: Shiva drank it.
2. Airavata: became the vehicle of Indra
3. Kamdhenu: Gifted to the sages.
4. Uchchaishrava: The demons got it, but in a subsequent war the gods won.
5. Kaustubh and Padmarag Mani: Found by Lord Vishnu, studded in the necklace.
6. Kalpavriksha: Planted in the garden of heaven
7. Apsara named Rambha: Found Indra Sabha in heaven
8. Mahalakshmi: Goddess Lakshmi herself chose Shri Vishnu.
9. Varuni liquor: Found by demons
10. Moon: Went to heaven, lord of Chandralok.
11. Sharang Dhanush: Bow of Lord Vishnu
12. Panchajanya Shankha: Conch of Lord Vishnu
13. Dhanvantari: Physician of the Gods
14. Amrit: Gods got it

There is also a couplet in Hindi, in which the names of 14 gems are recorded.
Shri Rambha Vish Varuni, Amiya Shankh Gajraj,
Dhanvantari Dhanu Dhenuh, Mani Moon Taru Baaj.

Moon is brother of Goddess Lakshmi

Moon, Lakshmi and lastly Amrit were also included among the 14 gems. Due to its birth from the sea, the Moon is said to be made of water element in astrology. Due to appearing with Goddess Lakshmi in the churning of the ocean, Moon is said to be the son of the ocean and brother of Goddess Lakshmi. Lakshmi ji herself is also called Sindhusuta. Similarly, Shankha is also the brother of Goddess Lakshmi and Moon. That is why the conch is not blown in the worship of Goddess Lakshmi, but the conch is blown in the worship of Vishnu. In the public mind, it is taken as a popular joke between brother-in-law and brother-in-law.

Why celebrate Sharad Purnima

Due to its emergence with nectar, the moon is considered to be stained with nectar and it is believed that the rays of Moon God shower nectar which is a medicine in itself. In the Sanatan tradition, a festival dedicated to the rays of Moon has been celebrated for centuries. It is called Sharad Purnima. In this festival, there is a custom of making kheer on the moonlit night of full moon and keeping it in the moonlit night. It is believed that on this day the moon blooms in the sky with its full glory and is also very close to the earth and with the help of its cool moonlight rays the nectar falls into the kheer and turns the kheer into a medicine. This kheer increases immunity against many diseases, is nutritious, increases intelligence and enhances beauty.

Witness of good fortune and symbol of affection

Due to its divinity, softness and being the brother of Goddess Lakshmi, Moon has easily mixed with the Indian people. In the Indian family tradition, the housewife is also considered to be the form of Lakshmi, hence she easily considers Chandradev as her brother and calls him the maternal uncle of her children. From ancient times till today, Sun and Moon are visible gods to the people. When it is day, Sun God provides energy and when it is night, Moon God provides coolness along with light. Vedic literature also says that the moon was created so that sin cannot be committed in the darkness of night. Moon is a symbol of pure love. It is an indicator of the seriousness of relationships and relationships. This is the reason why astrology also considers Chandradev as the basis of marriage. Sometimes this Moon becomes the witness of good fortune and sometimes this Moon God becomes the medium to fulfill the wishes made for the children.

The second mantra in Navagraha Mantra is sung for the Moon.
Dadhisankh Tusharabham Kshirodarnav Sambhavam
Namami Shashinam Som Shambhormukut Bhushanam.

I bow to Moon God, whose complexion is as white as curd and conch shell. I bow to those who have arisen from the ocean like milk. I bow to Shashi and Soma who adorn the head of Lord Shiva like a crown.

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