Mani

- August 2, 2020


Illustration: Mala Narwani

The word ‘Mani’ has multiple references in the Puranas. Here are some of them.

  1. One of the two attendants given to Kartikeya by the moon god, Chandra. The other attendant was called Sumani.
  2. A sage who was a member of the Brahmasabha.
  3. A serpent born of the Dhritarashtra family, burnt to death in the Sarpa Satra, a snake sacrifice yagya, performed by Janamejaya who was the great-grandson of Arjuna.

Comic of The Month

Prahlad

Prahlad drove his monstrous father to a murderous rage. He insisted on praising Lord Vishnu who was considered a sworn enemy by his father Hiranyakashipu. When he tried to punish his disobedient son, Hiranyakashipu's potent poisons turned to nectar while his lethal weapons fell harmlessly away. In this tale of bloodthirsty revenge, Prahlad's only defence is his devotion which dramatically puts an end to all evil.

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