Sage Narada’s Spiritual Journey

Narada

Narada

Rishi Narada’s spiritual journey still goes strongly and smoothly. Narada Maharishi was the mind born son of Lord Brahma, and he learnt the divine secrets, also known as “BRAHMA RAHASYA”, from his father Lord Brahma. Though he was considered to be an immortal, but once, he was born to a servant maid in the earth, and he lived a normal life. After the death of his affectionate mother, he began to serve several Vishnu Bhagavathas, and he became a staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu. After his death, he has again attained the position of “DEVA RISHI NARADA”, and began to wander in various Divine worlds as usual.

Narada is very good in playing the musical instrument Tamboora, and with that instrument, he used to sing wonderful songs on Lord Vishnu, and in some of the spiritual films, we could have noticed that the character, who, plays as Narada, would be holding a Tambura on one of his hands, and his mouth would utter the mantra, “NARAYANA”, “NARAYANA”, and some of them would be very much attached and dedicated with the Naradacharacter, and due to that, they would look similar to the original Narada himself!

Rishi Narada had traveled to all the worlds, and also shared his wonderful adventures to Rishis like Suda, Shuka, Bharadwaja and to the Bhagavathas like Prahalada, Markandeya and Dhruva. Though he had visited the heaven, and witnessed the beauty of the celestial Apsaras, he didn’t get any sensual feeling, since his mouth always chants the Vishnu Mantra, “OM NAMO NARAYANAYA NAMAHA”. Narada used to frequently visit the Vaikunta, the divine abode of Lord Vishnu, and he used to sing songs directly in front of Lord Vishnu and Ma Lakshmi Devi.

Still now Narada visits various places, and he was appeared in the dream of few ancient kings, who are considered to be the staunch devotees of Lord Vishnu. Once the great Tiruvannamalai Saint, Sri Seshadri Swamigal had got the divine vision of Rishi Narada during his young age, and he has seen him flying in the skies by uttering some divine songs on Lord Vishnu.

“NARADA BHAKTI” cannot be explained and expressed in words. He only taught about the significance of Vishnu Bhakti to Prahalada and Dhruva, and only because of him, they have become staunch devotees of Lord Vishnu.

Narada has praised Lord Brahma in the form of songs, which are as follows:-

Salutations to Lord Brahma, who is the supreme god, who appears either in form or in formless nature, he would lead us to the path of salvation. He would gift us sufficient wealth, would give good health, and would make us to breathe easily in our life.

Salutations to Lord Brahma who could not be understand fully even by the demigods in the heaven, who occupies in the souls of the blessed ones, who is highly immortal one, who gives pleasantness and peacefulness to those who worship him sincerely.

Salutations to Lord Brahma, who is greater than all sages, who is considered to be the father of all living beings, who is always worshipped by his lovely consort and goddess of knowledge, Ma Saraswati, and he is the one who can be approached only through bhakti and meditation.

Salutations to Lord Brahma, who stays in the souls of the great sages like Bhrigu, Pulastiya and Marichi, and gives them more and more wisdom, knowledge and courage.

Salutations to Lord Brahma,who is also in the form of fire flames, and he is the creator of the nature gods like Agni, Vayu and Varuna, he is the one who lives in the Satya Loka, which appears more beautiful than that of the Swarga Loka. He is the god who is beyond time and an Independent deity, who is to be worshipped by us by considering him as our Divine father and mother.

Salutation to Lord Brahma,who is the son of is Lord Vishnu,who contains the features of Vishnu and Shiva, and he is having the capacity to destroy even the entire universe through his abnormal powers.

Salutation to Lord Brahma, who is the form of wealth, knowledge, courage, bravery and prosperity, he is the one who activates our body by removing our ego, tensions, ugly thoughts and boosts lot of spiritual energy.

Salutations to Lord Brahma who has defeated the worldly illusions, who never likes comforts and luxuries, even though he lives in the Divine world, he is the one who lives like a sage, and shares his wonderful spiritual knowledge with sages, saints and his devotees.

Salutations to the god, who looks like a worshipful Rishi, who has got good knowledge than the Deva Rishi Brihaspati, who is sincerely worshipped by his mind born sons like Narada, Daksha, Sangukarna and Pulastiya, and he is the one who is beyond our imagination.

Salutations to Lord Brahma, who is very much interested to offer his whole heartedly prayers to his father Lord Vishnu, who has got back the Vedas from Lord Hayagriva, a form of Lord Vishnu, who is very keen in granting boons to his devotees.

Salutations to Lord Brahma, who cannot be destroyed by any one, who is considered as the creator of the three worlds, who adds sweetness in our lives, based on our trust and pure bhakti.

Salutations to Lord Brahma, you have created the Sun and the Moon, you have created the stars, which add brightness to the skies, and you have created the Bhagavathas like Dhruva, Prahalada and Markandeya.

Salutations to Lord Brahma, who used to show great mercy on the Devas, and the weaker ones, and you are the one, who is found in all the objects present in the earth and in the heaven. With your great powers, please grant all kinds of prosperity to all of your devotees.

“OM SRI DEVA RISHI NARADAYA NAMAHA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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