Shantanu agreed and they got married. Chris: Welcome back! Shantanu was the father of very famous personality of all times Bhisma on whom we all are so proud of. Pratipa named his son Shantanu and he … The moment a son was born she took him to the river and threw him in the deep waters. About Shantanu and Ganga .. I would have never imagined the the traditional stories about gods, goddesses , gurus and devtaas. Ganga was actually given responsibility to give human births to the 8 cursed demigods. then Ganga reviled a story from their Past ,  that She was the daughter of  Brahma and she is protecting their sons from a curse . Shantanu fell in love with her and asked her to marry him. Shantanu Meets Goddess Ganga by Warwick Goble, 1913 Shantanu stops Ganga from drowning their eighth child, who later was known as Bhishma. Once Shantanu's Chief Minister also said - "Mahaaraaj, What type of a woman she is? life. He was a very generous and righteous person. The king succeeded and the news spread out in the kingdom that Ganga was ready to conceive Shantanu’s first child. ( Log Out /  actions. He is best known for being the father of Bhishma, one of the mightiest warriors of all time. Since both his older brothers abdicated the throne, he inherited the Kingdom despite being youngest. Ganga remembered the Pratip's word of ShatanuS gave proposal to Shantanu ' she wants to marry him but one condition he doesn't interfere of her work otherwise she leaves him' . Shantanu watched as Ganga sat in the courtyard, enjoying the winter sun. Shantanu stops Ganga drowning the last Vasu I couldn’t ever ask, it was part of our agreement. He saw a beautiful lady came to him. https://theindianmythology.wordpress.com/ Y holds out his index and middle finger to PM. Devrat was none other than Bhishma Pitamaha. light for the interview. Shantanu and Ganga. He saw Ganga the Divine River and the Goddess Ganga. I wanted to show the inner conflict that Shantanu faced as this was She was just so elegant and graceful and had something mysterious about her. He was the son of king Pratipa and was the father of 3 sons, Bhishma, Chitrangada and Vichitravirya, born in that order.His son Bhishma, was born to his first ife, the goddess Ganga.. His two other sons were the children of Satyavati, a demigoddess whom he married after Ganga left him. Apurva Beniwal Once while strolling on the banks of the river Ganga, Shantanu saw a maiden of exceeding beauty. Ganga having thus appeared, revealed to him that the boy was actually his son Devavrata and that he was taught the knowledge of the holy scriptures by the sage Vasishtha and the art of warfare by Parshurama. Ganga gave birth to sons one after another, but what she did with them is shocking! Once walking by the banks of river Ganga, he saw a beautiful women. They lived … seven of our children. Shantanu Meets Goddess Ganga by Warwick Goble, 1913. Well thank you to the both of you for coming in and speaking He saw Ganga the Divine River and the Goddess Ganga. For which the river goddess put forth a condition to never to be stopped for what she does after marriage. One attains mukti by observance of the sacred ekadasi brata and Narayana is pleased with someone who … The moment a son was born she took him to the river and threw him in the deep waters. Because of the agreement Shantanu and Ganga made as a condition to getting married Shantanu It was a love at first sight affair for King Shantanu when he saw personified gorgeous Ganga sitting by her own bank and he instantly proposed her. hand in marriage? Joining me, I have Shantanu. Shantanu and Ganga. Shiva agreed and Ganga fell on his head. This year her birth is being celebrated on May 13. I wanted so badly to ask her why she would do that to our She agreed, but put forth a condition, that at no stage shall the king question her actions, or she would leave him. She wanted that children borne out of their wedlock must be the heirs to Shantanu’s kingdom. That she couldn’t possibly do that again. She explained why she had drowned Ganga also warned King that if in future he question her , then she will leave him after giving the answer. Shantanu, having enjoyed domestic felicity for six and thirty years, retired into the woods. born mortal. Mahabhishan was constantly looking at Ganga , a soft breeze blown off the cloth from Ganga’s shoulder everyone in the court put their eyes on the floor except Mahabhishan , Ganga was also lookig at him. Shantanu and Gangaa - 2. They attended lavish parties, ate fancy dinners, drank the most expensive wine. Shantanu agreed and they married. The Overview: In his previous birth, Shantanu was Mahabhisha, a king of the Ikshvaku dynasty. When I It seems as if they were children of a Rishie but no one was around King told that they may not know the motto of Rishie to leave these children behind and decided to take them with him to the palace he name the boy as Kirpa and the Girl as kirpi , because he found them from kripa(compassion) of Rishie. Ganga, feeling insulted, sought to sweep away the Earth with her descent. Apurva Beniwal I also wanted to show The Overview: In his previous birth, Shantanu was Mahabhisha, a king of the Ikshvaku dynasty. Ganga had long black hair, blue eyes, and a soft smile. June 23, 2013 by storytellertoday. Ganga same to return Devrat their eight son to Shantanu as she promised She pointed towards a teenage boy who build that Bridge of arrows and in the next arrow he broke it himself. Ganga also enjoyed Mahabhisha’s brazen altitude. I knew that I had to marry her. Shantanu could not ask her the reason, because of his promise, lest she would leave him. Time passed and … Shantanu the king falls in love with Ganga and gets married to her not realizing that she is no ordinary woman but the Goddess of river Ganga. Ganga told that Shantanu was king Mahabhishan in his last birth he was a friend of Indra , the king of Devtas. Shantanu: I was in love with Ganga from the moment I laid my eyes on her. Now? One day King Shantanu was at the bank of Ganga. Shantanu, share with us yours and Ganga’s love story. He gave those children to the Raaj Guru to take care off, because the king was waiting for Ganga who promised him to return his Eight Child. Today, we are going to tell you about her unusual love story with King Shantanu. But as soon as our Shantanu & Ganga. To the people who think like why Shantanu, who’s he (we know only actor Shantanu – son of Bhagyaraj.. Lolz) and how is he related to Mahabarata He was a King of Hastinapura and is the great grandfather of Pandavas and Kauravas. King Shantanu proposed Ganga. The ministers stated questioning the silence of the King. Shantanu at ones felt in love with her. Infatuated by her, I quickly agreed. leather couch. Shantanu the reasoning for her actions. long hug. I was When Ganga was about to drown the eighth son, Shantanu, devastated, could not restrain himself and confronted her. children. Ganga beared King Shantanu 8 children (sons) in all. Across from him Shantanu nervously shakes his leg on a brown King was bounded by his words that he will never Question her. And she told me that our eighth child was to remain childless for All the eight sons were also cured by Rishie Vashisht to take birth on earth , Ganga promised them to give birth and she will drown them to release them from the curse. She was the woman for me. King Shantanu and Ganga. It was Due to his meritorious deeds he attained heaven after his death. I truly feel that knowing mythology and discussing about it will preserve our culture and also give us an optimistic realization of existence, so i created this blog and it is dedicated to Indian mythology.. Once, there lived a King named Mahabhisha born in the Ikshwaku dynasty. The whole kingdom was talking about Ganga and her stubbornness. Shantanu Meets Goddess Ganga by Warwick Goble, 1913 Shantanu stops Ganga from drowning their eighth child, who later was known as Bhishma. The river flowed through his matted hair and fell to Earth and eventually to the Underworld, cleansing the souls. Shantanu became the king of Hastinapura by default. The Bachelor: Where Are the Ramayana and Mahabharata Couples Now. But being a king he was wandering all over. I was shocked when after to the bank of river Ganga and try to find her in the streams of water. One by one, she drowned six more children. Shantanu married Ganga, but ganga used to throw all his kids in river ganga, as she had taken some oath to do so, but when this kid Devarath (Bhism) was born Shantanu asked her not to do that. Shantanu upon seeing this, wondered whether the boy was actually his son and called upon Ganga to show the boy to him. Soon, Ganga gave birth to a child but drowned him in the river. But Ganga had retained her memories and was trying to draw him towards her. It tore me apart It was the day when the eighth son was born but the palace was beaming with lantern in shadow as they crying in sorrow and fear. So Indra also cursed Ganga to leave the heaven and return only after breaking Mahabhisha’s heart. Why did you keep this all a secret from Shantanu? Holy River Ganges is said to have originated on Ganga Saptmi. Sign in|Recent Site Activity|Report Abuse|Print Page|Powered By Google Sites. One day king was peeping out off his window at Ganga , he saw that the flow of Ganga was stopped by a bridge of arrows he reached the bank and pulled an arrow to break the bridge but was stopped by a soft voice and the voice was of Ganga . She agreed, but put forth a condition, that at no stage shall the king question her actions, or she would leave him. Shantanu yielded to her and gave up observing ritual fasts on auspicious days. Finally, Ganga explained about a curse given to her, that her children were cursed to be born on earth and drowned, except the 8th child who will live a long life but to never have a wife or children, he would be virtuous, conversant with all the holy scriptures, obedient son to his father. Shantanu saw a beautiful woman on the banks of the river Ganges (Ganga) and asked her to marry him. On an ekadasi Ganga asked Shantanu why he was so keen on observing ekadasi and why again with such dedication. When Ganga was about to drown the eighth son, King Shantanu confronted her. the traditional stories about gods, goddesses , gurus and devtaas. child I finally asked her way she was killing each of our new born children. Ganga on meeting Shantanu agreed to marry him but on one condition that he will never question her any act.After marriage as seven children were born, one after the other, Ganga drowned them in her own waters, freeing them from human life.Shantanu although deeply hurt never questioned Ganga. Because of the agreement Shantanu and Ganga made as a condition to getting married Shantanu was left in the dark and to watch in horror was his wife drowned seven of their children. One by one, seven sons were born to them and were drowned by Ganga. King Shantanu stayed silent and lived up to his promise till the seventh child. Shantanu and Ganga. walks up to the couch and hugs Chris then turns to Shantanu and they share a She tells him that if he would have waited for one more child, she could have freed them all. [1] He was a descendant of the Bharata race, of the Lunar dynasty and great-grandfather of the Pandavas and Kauravas.He was the youngest son of King Pratipa of Hastinapura and had been born in the latter's old age. Shantanu stops Ganga drowning the last Vasu All these are the very foundation of the Indian culture. They married and she later gave birth to a son. Shantanu and Ganga were living their married life to the fullest. I couldn’t bear it anymore. But he could no longer hold himself back at the birth of the 8th child. It is the longest epic poem in the world, originally composed in Sanskrut , by … King Shantnu Married Ganga and the whole kingdom welcomed their new Queen. Shiva agreed and Ganga fell on his head. Whenever Shantanu missed Ganga and his son he would go. She accepted the proposal on a condition that Shantanu won't ask any question from her. She agreed but with one condition: that Shantanu would not ask any questions about her actions. horrors that were to come. I was in love with Ganga from the moment I laid my eyes on I truly feel that knowing mythology and discussing about it will preserve our culture and also give us an optimistic realization of existence, so i created this blog and it is dedicated to Indian mythology.. But I could not take it any longer. Shantanu was in love. He had Brihaspati as his Guru, Parashuram taught him how to use weapons. knowledge is the food of soul. She was just so elegant and graceful and had something mysterious about her. Once while strolling on the banks of the river Ganga, Shantanu saw a maiden of exceeding beauty. As Ganga left King Shantanu, she took Devavrata with her. The eldest son Devapi had leprosy and gave up his inheritance to become a hermit. But Ganga had retained her memories and was trying to draw him towards her. After knowing this Shantanu proposed and Ganga agreed to marriage, but there was a precondition. Shantanu and Ganga were living their married life to the fullest. Shantanu had a son Devavrat. In all branches … was going to drown our children he would have never let that happen and the Ganga : In Hinduism, the river Ganga is considered sacred and is personified as a goddess Ganga. Shantanu was busy enjoying his married life with Ganga, neglecting his kingdom and focusing only on giving an heir to Hastinapur. All these are the very foundation of the Indian culture. Shantanu was a king of Hastinapura. In Ancient times in India, there was a king called Shantanu with his capital named as Hastinapura which is located near the Ganga River (Ganges).This king was hunting one day when he saw a beautiful woman near the banks of the river. Satyavati too had a condition like Ganga berfore she accepted Shantanu’s offer of marriage. July 15, 2018admin. the same thing happened when Ganga gave birth to her Second , third, fourth, fifth, sixth and Seventh  Son. This kept on happening and due to the oath Shantanu could not ask her anything and used to suffer from within. Shantanu accepted her proposal and they married and returned in the Hastinapur. View all posts by Apurva Beniwal. To begin with, Shantanu was the king of Hastinapura and Shantanu married the goddess Ganga(river Ganges).They had eight children altogether.Ganga Devi was forced to kill the first seven children (babies) in order to deliver them from the curse of Sage Vasishta. Shantanu agreed and they got married. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Three months had passed since the day he had confined her to her chambers and not once had she sought his audience. Shantunu was shocked. Saarthi( the chariot driver) asked him where should he drive the chariot Shantanu asked him to take in any direction he likes by that time the heard the cry of  2 children they followed the voice and reached those two children. So, Shantanu is to meet Ganga, but he is not aware of it because he does not have his memories of previous lives. Thus Gangaa killed Shantanu's five children by flowing them in Gangaa River. Shantanu and Ganga were living their married life to the fullest. The Broken promise : Shantanu and Ganga, Devavrata. horrified. but being a Father and he can no more see his sons Drowning in front of his eyes. Y: Here choose one of them. Shantanu’s second object of desire was Satyavati, a fisher woman, who ferried people across the river Ganga. horrified by her actions and I felt so bad for Shantanu. Shantanu married Ganga, but ganga used to throw all his kids in river ganga, as she had taken some oath to do so, but when this kid Devarath (Bhism) was born Shantanu asked her not to do that. After our first, we had seven more children together. Follow The Indian Mythology on WordPress.com, Shiv tandav strotram and the Story behind It, Ravan and Kumbhkarna in their previous lifetimes. In all branches … Well, quickly after our marriage Ganga became pregnant with ( Log Out /  The maids wishpering talking that Ganga will do the same to this eight child. But didn’t she have an odd request when you asked for her she would marry me as long as I promised her that I would never question her Welcome back! Thus, he was bought up with much care and affection. https://theindianmythology.wordpress.com/. Am a theist, I Love to research on Mythology. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Shantanu yielded to her and gave up observing ritual fasts on auspicious days. Shantanu gave his words to Ganga that he will never question her and will never ask her to give any reasons about any of her action. He was torn between his concern for the And Shantanu's son, the Vasu born of Ganga, named Devavrata resembled Shantanu himself in personal beauty, in habits and behaviour, and in learning. our first child. Chris is sitting on a plush red fabric chair in front of the Ganga and Shantanu both are suffering from the same curse . was doing my research and the reading for class. Shantanu married Ganga, but ganga used to throw all his kids in river ganga, as she had taken some oath to do so, but when this kid Devarath (Bhism) was born Shantanu asked her not to do that. Three months had passed since the day he had confined her to her chambers and not once had she sought his audience. She satisfied the King by her charm and affection, as well as by her music and dance; and thus the King passed many seasons unconscious of time. Her request did not seem odd at the time. Shantanu, having enjoyed domestic felicity for six and thirty years, retired into the woods. Bachelor mansion. Well Ganga is here today. The royal vaidya confirmed that she was taking a healthy diet and doing everything she could to ensure the health of the baby. Shantanu longed to make her his wife. She agreed But kept a condition that King will never Question her . Shantanu, share Ganga told that Shantanu was king Mahabhishan in his last birth he was a friend of Indra , the king of Devtas. She told me that Shantanu and Ganga. Regards dying to know. Shantanu and Ganga’s wedding Mahabharata is a literary as well as historical treasure of India. So I am just going to jump right into what the viewers are He was the son of king Pratipa and was the father of 3 sons, Bhishma, Chitrangada and Vichitravirya, born in that order.His son Bhishma, was born to his first ife, the goddess Ganga.. His two other sons were the children of Satyavati, a demigoddess whom he married after Ganga left him. She cited that after marriage Santanu should not question her for her actions. Due to his meritorious deeds he attained heaven after his death. Ganga told that Devrat learned Vedas from Rishie Vashist , Yudh kala (war rules) from Parshuram and Rajneeti From Guru Bhraspati , because she knew that hastinapur should be ruled by a deserving Prince and Now Devrat is capable in true sense. Yes. Shantanu agreed and they got married. child but I was too afraid of Ganga leaving me. It was a perfect marriage. On an ekadasi Ganga asked Shantanu why he was so keen on observing ekadasi and why again with such dedication. But every time right after the birth of a child, Ganga would go and drown the child in the river Ganga. She was just so elegant and graceful and had something mysterious about her. I wish you two the best of luck in the future. She has no quality in her among the three qualities of a woman - consciousness, inspiration, and enthusiasm. with us yours and Ganga’s love story. The front door of the mansion opens and Ganga emerges. Saying that they were Eight Vasus who were cursed to be Brahma told Shiva to break the descent of Ganga. But she drowned the child. SO by the time we had our eighth and last Yes we did. And Shantanu's son, the Vasu born of Ganga, named Devavrata resembled Shantanu himself in personal beauty, in habits and behaviour, and in learning. knowledge is the food of soul. She reminded  King of his promises  before their marriage. She would have dealt the same fate to her eighth child hadn’t Shantanu stopped her. I was very excited to become a father. I was There was just one exception: ekadasi, an upavasa dedicated to the Supreme god, Narayana. Ganga explained that the children were demi-gods and she was only freeing them. Marriage to Shantanu. Am a theist, I Love to research on Mythology. The very next day King Shantanu again  proposed Ganga. And he was the most capable to take over the kingdom. King was stuck with grief. I wouldn’t want to put my King Shantanu proposed Ganga. This time king followed Ganga till the river and stopped her from drowning the child and asked her for the reason to drown their children. The story starts with Kuru king Shantanu. Ganga’s side of the story and reveal why she felt it was necessary to not give Shantanu at ones felt in love with her, he approached her and told her that the future of  Hastinapur is in her hand. Having taken the lovely Ganga for his wife, Maharaja Shantanu passed many years in her association. Shantanu agreed. Ganga gave birth to sons one after another, but what she did with them is shocking! The sagacious ones, thus, often say that destiny is nothing but our karma yielding its consequences. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. her. child was born Ganga took the baby to the river and drowned the child. Ganga asked Devrat to go with his father and she is bound to her duty just like them and now Devrat should also do his duty towards his father. He performed a lot of austerities including one thousand Ashwamedhas and a hundred Rajasuyas.He made all the gods and Indra very happy. Did you attempt to have more children after that instance? Change ). I Ganga why don’t you come on out. would leave me. Then she took our son and left into the river. One day king Shantanu was hunting at the bank of river Ganga. In the epic Mahabharata, Shantanu was a Kuru king of Hastinapura. 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