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Significance of Lord Ram breaking Lord Shiva's bow

Pinaka or Shiv Dhanush was the bow of the Hindu god Shiva. Vishvakarma crafted two divine bows. He gave Sharanga to lord Vishnu and Pinaka to lord Shiva, who killed the demon Tripurasura with it. The bow was broken by Ayodhya's prince  Ram when he attempted to string the bow, during the swayamvara of Sita, thereby winning the princess's hand in marriage.                        Image source - He didn't break Shiv Dhanush for insulting Shiva, breaking of Dhanush has the following significance. 1)Lakshmi can only be stationary near Vishnu. So Sita can only be of Ram. 2)Shiv Dhanush was broken to break the egos of arrogant Kshatriyas who were also tormenting the people like Rakshasas. 3)Breaking of Dhanush had depicted that ParshuRam's tenure is over and now the earth is in the hand of Shri Ram. 4)Both superpowers Shiva and Vishnu are the same and there is no difference in them. 5)Ravan was informed that m

The Immortal India - Book Review

The book was released on 28th August 2017 and I had it in my hand the next day. That's the impact of his books on me. And even this is a non-fiction book, I cannot resist myself from ordering it on Amazon.   This book basically contains articles and speeches by Amish that were published in newspapers and journals. It also contains debates and talks that he gave in various lit festivals which he keeps on attending as he likes having interaction with readers. We met too, Amish Sir !! Perhaps you won't remember. But we did when you came here with Sanjiv Sanyal for the book launch event. It was in the last year.      Before  I start discussing the book, let's have a look at the trailer . Now, the book is divided into four parts Religion & Mythology Social Issues History Musings 1. Religion & Mythology This section is my favourite. In this section, Amish starts with Lord Shiva - The God of contradiction . Explores question like Why people think He is