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पितृगीता

गीता म्हणजे प्राचीन ऋषी मुनींनी रचलेली विश्व कल्याणकारी मार्गदर्शक तत्त्वे.
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पितृगीता
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अपि धन्यः कुले जायादस्माकं मतिमान्नरः । अकुर्वन् वित्तशाढ्यं यः पिण्डान्नो निर्वपिष्यति ॥१॥
रत्नवस्त्रमहायानं सर्वतोयादिकं वसु । विभवे सति विप्रेभ्यः अस्मानुद्दिश्य दास्यति ॥२॥
अन्नेन वान्यथाशक्त्या कालेऽस्मिन् भक्तिनम्रधीः । भोजयिष्यति विप्राग्र्यांस्तन्मात्रविभवो नरः ॥३॥
असमर्थोऽन्नदानस्य वन्यशाकं स्वशक्तितः । प्रदास्यति द्विजाग्र्येभ्यः स्वल्पां यो वापि दक्षिणाम् ॥४॥
तत्राप्यसामर्थ्ययुतः करैर्गृह्यासितांस्तिलान् । प्रणम्य द्विजमुख्याय कस्मैचिदपि दास्यति ॥५॥
तिलैस्सप्ताष्टभिर्वापि समवेतं जलाञ्जलिम् । भक्तिनम्रः समुद्दिश्य योऽस्माकं सम्प्रदास्यति ॥६॥
यतः कुतश्चित्संप्राप्य गोभ्यो वापि गवाह्निकम् । अभावे प्रीणयेत्तस्माद्भक्त्या युक्तः प्रदास्यति ॥७॥
सर्वाभावे वनं गत्वा कक्षमूलप्रदर्शकः । सूर्यादिलोकपालानामिदमुच्चैः पठिष्यति ॥८॥
न मेऽस्ति वित्तं न धनं न चान्यच्छ्राद्धस्य योग्यं स्वपितॄन्नतोऽस्मि । तृप्यन्तु भक्त्या पितरौ मयैतौ भुजौ ततौ वर्त्मनि मारुतस्य ॥९॥
इत्येवं पितृभिर्गीतं भावाभावप्रयोजनं । कृतं तेन भवेच्छ्राद्धं य एवं कुरुते द्विजः ॥१०॥
इति वराहपुराणे आदिकृतवृत्तन्ते श्राद्धकल्पो नाम त्रयोदशोऽध्यायः पितृगीता समाप्तम् ।

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KĪCAKA(कीचक)

  • Brother-in-law of Mātsya, king of Virāṭa and son of Kekaya, king of the Sūtas.
    1) General information.
    To Kekaya, king of the Sūtas was born of queen Mālavī, Kīcaka and other 105 sons younger to him called Upa-Kīcakas. Their only sister was called Sudeṣṇā, (Bhārata, Southern text, Page 1898). Kīcaka and Upa-Kīcakas took their birth from an aspect of Bāṇa, the eldest of the Asuras known as the Kālakeyas. (See Bhārata, Page 1893). Mātsya, the Virāṭa king wedded Sudeṣṇā; and from that day onwards, the brothers too lived in the Virāṭa palace. Kīcaka was the chieftain of Virāṭa's army, and he had, many a time, defeated in war King Suśarman of Trigarta. [Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 25, Verse 30].
    2) Kīcaka and Pāñcālī.
    During their life incognito, the Pāṇḍavas lived in the Virāṭa palace after taking up various jobs. Pāñcāli, under the assumed name Mālinī, served Sudeṣṇā and her daughter Uttarā as their chaperon. Kīcaka fell in love with Pāñcālī at first sight. But, Pāñcālī resisted all his advances. Then, he sought the help of his sister Sudeṣṇā to bring round Pāñcālī to him somehow. Sudeṣṇā asked Kīcaka to be ready on the New Moon day with liquor and rice and promised to send Mālinī (Pāñcālī) to him. Ordered by Sudeṣṇā, she went to Kīcaka with his plate of food much against her will. Kīcaka caught hold of her, but she ran when the former caught her by the hair, felled her on the floor and kicked her. A Rākṣasa, who was deputed for Pāñcālī's security appeared on the scene in a trice and felled Kīcaka. 3). Kīcaka's Death. The very same night with tears in her eyes, Pāñcālī told Bhīma all about the indecent behaviour. He asked Pāñcālī to invite Kīcaka to a secret meeting at a specified place the next night, and promised her that he would remain concealed there and kill Kīcaka. Accordingly Bhīma concealed himself the next night in the dancing hall and, as requested by Pāñcālī, Kīcaka came to the hall at midnight to spend a few hours with Pāñcālī. Bhīma was lying there on a cot, and Kīcaka, mistaking him for Pāñcālī kissed him. Bhīma caught him in his iron grips and crushed him to death. The next morning, it was the fate of Kīcaka's brothers to lament over his death. The story also was spread that Kīcaka was killed by some Gandharva, the husband of Pāñcālī. The Upa-Kīcakas removed the dead body of their brother to the burning ghat. Proclaiming that Pāñcālī, who was responsible for the death of their brother would also be burnt to death on the same pyre, the Upa-Kīcakas forcibly took her with them. Hearing the heart-rending cries of Pāñcālī Bhīma rushed to the spot and killed all the Upa-Kīcakas and saved Pāñcālī from death. In the presence of the Virāṭa king the cremation of Kīcaka and the Upa-Kīcakas took place. [Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 13 et seq].
     
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