Varsneya

- June 29, 2020


Illustration: Ritoparna Hazra

The word ‘Varsneya’ had many references in Puranic scripts. Here are some of them.

  1. Varsneya was a charioteer of the king of Nisadha of Nala. He later became the charioteer of King Rituparna in Ayodhya.
  2. Varsneya is another name for Vishnu.
  3. Varsneya is also the name of an ancient country. The King of Varsneya was among those that brought presents to Yudishthira’s Rajasuya Yagya.

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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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