The story of Devi Ahalya from the times of Ramayana is often cited as an example of how women were discriminated against even in those. Ahalya Story – When Lord Indra was cursed for lust! – Indra, also known as Sakra in the Vedas, is the leader of the Devas or gods and the lord of. Ahalya was characters of Ramayana also known as Ahilya, is the wife of the sage Gautama Maharishi. She was made by Brahma and was surreal beautiful.

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The best Ram Raksha Stotra with lyric. O Kaushika [Brahmin], who calls himself Gautama”. This concept is about staying faithful to the husbands with mind heart body and soul, and leading a life renouncing all greed or ambitions that could make a woman seek pleasure or happiness beyond her man!

The actual truth about Ahalya in Ramayan

Another view does not regard the panchakanya as ideal women who should be emulated. He demanded of Ahalya to make love to him. Afterwards, Indra did a lot of tapa to get his manhood back by seeking blessings of Lord Brahma. From a sheltered existence she is now out in the open.

Ahalya Story – When Lord Indra was cursed for lust!

Ahalya got Lord Ram himself to touch her and make agalya leave this world of suffering. He rhetorically asks, “Are then Ahalya, Draupadi, Kunti, Tara, and Mandodari not chaste wives because each has ‘known’ tslugu man, or more than oneother than her husband? She then left to meet Gautam Muni. If we see from this angle, we understand the divine leela that Ram plays with us. Then the sage turned to his wife and he cursed Ahalya to become a stone for an indefinite period of time.

As expected, rage erupted on the rishi’s countenance and he was quick to curse his wife, the moon and Indra. Ahalya – She is not what you think she is – Part 2.


Although early texts describe how Ahalya must atone by undergoing severe penance while remaining invisible to the world and how she is purified by offering Rama hospitalityin the popular retelling developed over time, Ahalya is cursed to become a stone and regains her human form after she is brushed by Rama’s foot. According to another interpretation, Ahalya’s pride in her beauty compels her. Do you stay happy with it or teluvu fall prey to temptations? A Telugh of Indian Literature: Only our efforts matter and God does bless us when we deserve what we ask for.

Brahma came to know everything through his meditation powers. In Bacchetta, Paola; Power, Margaret. The right-wing Hindu women’s organisation Rashtra Sevika Samiti considers Ahalya the symbol of “Hindu woman’s and Hindu society’s rape by the outsider”, especially British colonisers and Muslim invadersbut also Hindu men.

In some versions of the story, it is mentioned that Ahalya had recognized the disguised Indra, but she gave in because of her pride in her beauty and her lust. The Pancha-kanya Theme in Mahari “Nritya ” “.

Subramania Mudaliar in his Tamil poem describes Ahalya lecturing Indra on chastity, but Indra’s lust compels shalya to rape her.

Her story has been retold numerous times in the scriptures and lives on in modern-age poetry and short stories, as well as in dance and drama. Ramavarier and M. Keith, Arthur Berriedale []. According to the Brahma Vaivarta PuranaGautama curses Indra to bear a thousand vulvae, which will turn to eyes when he worships the sun-god Surya.


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The Marxist critic Kovai Gnani, in his poem Kallihairepresents Ahalya as the oppressed class and Rama as an ideal future without exploitation. The irony is, all these five women have had physical connections with more than one man.

The same is true about women too. In the fit of rage he forgot to see that his wife was fooled by Indra, but in such cases there is always a sense of mistrust and ahslya.


The author regards Ahalya as an independent woman who makes her own decisions, takes risks and is driven by curiosity to experiment with the extraordinary and then accept the curse imposed on her by patriarchal society. Assuming Gautama’s form, Indra has sex with her until they sink to the river bed in exhaustion.

After this act of romantic consummation was performed, however, Ahalya regained her senses and she asked Indra to leave immediately.

Devi Ahalya and Gautama Muni – A Story of Love, Infidelity & Liberation

Hanuman Chalisa HD Sound. There is a catch, and many of us often miss it only to get baffled by the way things happen. Another legend, generally told in Indian folk tales, states that Aruna ahaly, the charioteer of the sun-god Surya, once became a woman named Aruni and entered an assembly of celestial nymphs, where no man except Indra was allowed. The word Ahalya can be divided into two parts: She joined her husband in the Himalayas and her penance is quoted as an example to this day. Stealthy seduction On hearing the voice of a cock crowing at 2 AM, the sage went for his holy bath.

When Rama comes, he proclaims her innocence and Indra’s guilt, whereupon Ahalya returns to her heavenly abode and dwells with Gautama. Retrieved 22 April She describes his iconographic form and exalts him as an avatar of Vishnu and source of the universe to whom many divinities pay their respects.

The Shatapatha Brahmana’ s commentator, Kumarila Bhatta c. In some rare exceptions, the curse is twlugu.