Friday, April 07, 2006

FirstRayOfSun...

This blog is for general writings! This can touch all the subjects under the Sun...
Oh! I will start this blog by writing about name of this blog itself "FirstRayOfSun". I selected this as the title because my name Arun has this meaning. According to Hindu Mythology 'Arunan' was the charioteer of 'Surya' the Sun. And in that sense Arun is the first ray of Sun...


In my mother tongue Malayalam 'Arunavarnam' means Red, the colour of horizon when the sun rises. You all may think that its the same colour when the sun sets also, but I have not mentioned that here. This is because I prefer mornings more than evenings.


Adding more to the mythology side (I love Hindu Mythology) the story of Arunan goes like this: There was a Rishi who didnt had any children even though he had two wives ( Don't ask me why ;-) So finally he gets two eggs and gives one each to both of them and asks them to hatch them so that they have children. After some time one egg hatches and there comes out 'Garuda'. Seeing this the other wife got restless and she decides to use some force. Unfortunately she breaks the egg and the baby coming out was not complete in the sense that it had malformed legs. And he is our hero 'Arunan'.Garuda goes on to become Vishnu's vehicle and Arunan, charioteer of Surya.

Arunan had this great longing to go to Kailash and see Siva. But since he didnt had proper legs he changed himself into a beautiful girl and Starts off. But on her way, Indra sees her and gets attracted to her. This results in the creation of 'Baali' the ape king.

Arunan comes back to Surya and tells him all that had happened. Surya was curious to see what prompted Indra to go out of way. So he asks Arunan to change himself into that beautiful girl. He changes himself and do I need to tell you more. After all Surya is also a Male...:-))

Another ape was created and his name was 'Sugreeva'. The story of Sugreeva and Baali will be a little bit long. so let me stop this story here. Will be back with more later....

2 comments:

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Nikhil Maheshwar said...

That was a good piece from the mythology.. Inspired me to write something from myth..

Later
Nick