As per Hindu Puranas, Yayati was a noble king, and he was the son of King Nahusha and Ashokasundari, also known as “SREE BALA TIRIPURA SUNDARI” who was the daughter of Shiva and Parvati. His descendants were the Pandavas.
Due to his great power, Yayati had conquered the entire world and was considered as the great emperor of the world. He also ruled his kingdom in a well-versed manner treating the people in a proper manner, and he had given a GOLDEN RULE during his period, similar to Lord Sri Rama and Bhakt Prahalad. His son was puru, and King Bharata, son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala, was also the descendent of puru.
He married Devayani who was the daughter of Shukracharya, the guru of the demons. He also got an affair with Sharmishtha, the maid of his wife Devayani. Due to that he was cursed by Sri Shukracharya to become an old aged man. After repeated requests by Yayati, he slightly changed his curse, and allowed him to exchange his curse with someone.
Yayati exchanged his curse with his son, Puru, who was a very holy and a noble son, and readily accepted his curse, and has become an old man. After spending several years of his life as a young man, Yayati got interested in seeking spirituality, and took back the curse from his son, and he became an old man, and lived in the form of a sage by establishing an ashram in the forest, and after his death, he attained SALVATION, and merged with his mother, ASHOKA SUNDARI.
Being the son of Mata Ashoka Sundari, he contains superior powers, and is able to grant boons to us. He will relieve us from our sins, diseases and gives more confidence and courage towards running our life in a proper manner. He gives great wisdom, knowledge and spiritual power. By worshipping him with great bhakti, his mother Devi Ashoka Sundari will become happy, and will bless us and gives a peaceful, prosperous and a happy life.
Let us worship the great king Yayati and be blessed.
“OM SREE YAYATI MAHARAJAVE NAMAHA”
“OM SREE ASHOKA SUNDARI ANNAIYE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”