But every time right after the birth of a child, Ganga would go and drown the child in the river Ganga. ( Log Out /  Soon, Ganga gave birth to a child but drowned him in the river. In all branches … inside. The moment a son was born she took him to the river and threw him in the deep waters. Ganga’s side of the story and reveal why she felt it was necessary to not give 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. In Hinduism, the river Ganga is considered sacred and is personified as the goddess Gaṅgā.She is worshiped by Hindus and Buddhists who believe that bathing in the river causes the remission of sins and facilitates Moksha (liberation from the cycle of life and death), and that the water of the Ganges is considered very pure. Why would she do such a terrible thing to her own child? After our first, we had seven more children together. Shantanu and Ganga were living their married life to the fullest. Ganga was pure in her thoughts and this attracted Shantanu to her even more. One attains mukti by observance of the sacred ekadasi brata and Narayana is pleased with someone who … One by one, seven sons were born to them and were drowned by Ganga. King Shantanu proposed Ganga. 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.. Chris is sitting on a plush red fabric chair in front of the Am a theist, I Love to research on Mythology. Shantanu yielded to her and gave up observing ritual fasts on auspicious days. Did you attempt to have more children after that instance? Marriage to Shantanu. Her request did not seem odd at the time. They attended lavish parties, ate fancy dinners, drank the most expensive wine. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Shantanu and Ganga were living their married life to the fullest. I knew that I had to marry her. with me. I had to keep it a secret from him. He was torn between his concern for the The very next day King Shantanu again  proposed Ganga. Hasthinapur was filled with joy. 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.. And he had the greatest teachers, he lived in Heaven with Ganga for his formative years and had the best education. 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. The Broken promise : Shantanu and Ganga, Devavrata. hand in marriage? July 15, 2018admin. child was born Ganga took the baby to the river and drowned the child. 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. He was a descendant of Bharta race and ruler of Hastinapura. 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. Shantanu was a king of Hastinapura. Shantanu watched as Ganga sat in the courtyard, enjoying the winter sun. About Shantanu and Ganga .. They attended lavish parties, ate fancy dinners, drank the most expensive wine. The sun is beginning to set behind the mansion providing a dim light for the interview. Because of the He had Brihaspati as his Guru, Parashuram taught him how to use weapons. She Shantanu Meets Goddess Ganga by Warwick Goble, 1913 Shantanu stops Ganga from drowning their eighth child, who later was known as Bhishma. Ganga had long black hair, blue eyes, and a soft smile. King Shantanu and Ganga. Ganga is under a curse under which she has been born as a hu This is another short love story from Epic Love stories series by Ashok Banker. https://theindianmythology.wordpress.com/. Shantanu fell in love with her and asked her to marry him. This kept on happening and due to the oath Shantanu could not ask her anything and used to suffer from within. Shiva agreed and Ganga fell on his head. One attains mukti by observance of the sacred ekadasi brata and Narayana is pleased with someone who … Well thank you to the both of you for coming in and speaking 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. Interview because it is filled with drama and shocks the audience. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Ganga why don’t you come on out. This kept on happening and due to the oath Shantanu could not ask her anything and used to suffer from within. She was the woman for me. Ganga and Shantanu both are suffering from the same curse . Shantanu’s second object of desire was Satyavati, a fisher woman, who ferried people across the river Ganga. She tells him that if he would have waited for one more child, she could have freed them all. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. She agreed, but put forth a condition, that at no stage shall the king question her actions, or she would leave him. But she drowned the child. Yes. Shantanu became the king of Hastinapura by default. He is best known for being the father of Bhishma, one of the mightiest warriors of all time. She was just so elegant and graceful and had something mysterious about her. I wish you two the best of luck in the future. On an ekadasi Ganga asked Shantanu why he was so keen on observing ekadasi and why again with such dedication. Y: Here choose one of them. She accepted the proposal on a condition that Shantanu won't ask any question from her. Brahma enraged at this and he cursed them to take birth on earth. Shantanu and Satyavati. Three months had passed since the day he had confined her to her chambers and not once had she sought his audience. She took the eight son with her and promised to return him to the king at right time she named him Devrat. ( Log Out /  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. 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. 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. Well Ganga is here today. 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. Shantanu at ones felt in love with her, he approached her and told her that the future of  Hastinapur is in her hand. 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. I wanted to show the inner conflict that Shantanu faced as this was For which the river goddess put forth a condition to never to be stopped for what she does after marriage. The sagacious ones, thus, often say that destiny is nothing but our karma yielding its consequences. The front door of the mansion opens and Ganga emerges. About Shantanu and Ganga .. She was just so elegant and graceful and had something mysterious about her. Shantanu the reasoning for her actions. Months passed by and the kingdom was waiting for the birth of the prince and as the time passed Ganga gave birth to her first son. Shantanu agreed and they married. 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. Ganga explained that the children were demi-gods and she was only freeing them. Ganga, feeling insulted, sought to sweep away the Earth with her descent. 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. Ganga also warned King that if in future he question her , then she will leave him after giving the answer. Shantanu Meets Goddess Ganga by Warwick Goble, 1913. knowledge is the food of soul. 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. Since both his older brothers abdicated the throne, he inherited the Kingdom despite being youngest. That she couldn’t possibly do that again. giving birth to her child that Ganga would drown her baby in the river. And Devavrat was the son of Ganga, and he was the most knowledgable. Ganga had long black hair, blue eyes, and a soft smile. Once, there lived a King named Mahabhisha born in the Ikshwaku dynasty. One by one, seven sons were born to them and were drowned by Ganga. Ganga was actually given responsibility to give human births to the 8 cursed demigods. The king hugged his son Devrat and asked him from where he learned to shoot Arrows, Devrat answered Rishie Bhargav. Yes we did. King was stuck with grief. But I could not take it any longer. Shantanu agreed and they got married. PM points to the middle finger. But Ganga had retained her memories and was trying to draw him towards her. She reminded  King of his promises  before their marriage. The moment a son was born she took him to the river and threw him in the deep waters. View all posts by Apurva Beniwal. occurring and how much of a struggle it was for him to not ask Ganga why she Shantanu was the father of very famous personality of all times Bhisma on whom we all are so proud of. Shantanu, share Follow The Indian Mythology on WordPress.com, Shiv tandav strotram and the Story behind It, Ravan and Kumbhkarna in their previous lifetimes. I think I will have to choose between the two. Once while strolling on the banks of the river Ganga, Shantanu saw a maiden of exceeding beauty. child but I was too afraid of Ganga leaving me. Shantanu was in love. 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. the traditional stories about gods, goddesses , gurus and devtaas. 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. Since Shantanu's sin was greater he was to live a full life and since Ganga's sin was lesser and hence her punishment was less intense. Thus Gangaa killed Shantanu's five children by flowing them in Gangaa River. Shantanu saw a beautiful woman on the banks of the river Ganges (Ganga) and asked her to marry him. Shantanu was in love. Marriage to Shantanu. Joining me, I have Shantanu. He saw a beautiful lady came to him. Across from him Shantanu nervously shakes his leg on a brown The eldest son Devapi had leprosy and gave up his inheritance to become a hermit. King Shantanu attracted with her beauty. was doing that to their children. 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. ( Log Out /  I Pratipa named his son Shantanu and he … Ganga also enjoyed Mahabhisha’s brazen altitude. So, Shantanu is to meet Ganga, but he is not aware of it because he does not have his memories of previous lives. 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' . King was bounded by his words that he will never Question her. But he could no longer hold himself back at the birth of the 8th child. Shantanu and Ganga – A Love Story based on a Promise. Change ). 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 . But as soon as our Satyavati too had a condition like Ganga berfore she accepted Shantanu’s offer of marriage. I wanted to share the story of Shantanu and Ganga because I one day Mahabheshan came to Swarg (haven) to see dance of Nymphs , by that time Ganga also came to Swarg with his father Brahma. Shantanu and Gangaa - 2. Then she took our son and left into the river. The royal vaidya confirmed that she was taking a healthy diet and doing everything she could to ensure the health of the baby. Shantanu, having enjoyed domestic felicity for six and thirty years, retired into the woods. Why did you keep this all a secret from Shantanu? Once, Shantanu met a beautiful woman on the banks of the Ganges. She explained why she had drowned Shantanu: I was in love with Ganga from the moment I laid my eyes on her. walks up to the couch and hugs Chris then turns to Shantanu and they share a Shantanu upon seeing this, wondered whether the boy was actually his son and called upon Ganga to show the boy to him. Brahma told Shiva to break the descent of Ganga. Three months had passed since the day he had confined her to her chambers and not once had she sought his audience. The next morning ,King Saw Ganga going towards the river, with their son. The ministers stated questioning the silence of the King. She was so beautiful down by the river. Apurva Beniwal King Shantanu proposed Ganga. 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. He was so enthralled by her beauty that he… Ganga is now released from curse when King Shantanu questioned her. But Ganga had retained her memories and was trying to draw him towards her. Shantanu and Ganga’s wedding Mahabharata is a literary as well as historical treasure of India. Ganga and Shantanu both are suffering from the same curse . The story starts with Kuru king Shantanu. well-being of his children but also feared losing Ganga. One day king Shantanu was hunting at the bank of river Ganga. Shantanu saw a beautiful woman on the banks of the river Ganges (Ganga) and asked her to marry him. King Shantnu Married Ganga and the whole kingdom welcomed their new Queen. She agreed, but put forth a condition, that at no stage shall the king question her actions, or she would leave him. As Ganga left King Shantanu, she took Devavrata with her. This is the story of Ganga the river and Bharata king Shantanu who are the parents of the famous Bhishma Pitamah from mahabharat. It was a perfect marriage. After knowing this Shantanu proposed and Ganga agreed to marriage, but there was a precondition. I couldn’t ever ask, it was part of our agreement. For which the river and drowned the child is Now released from curse when king Shantanu in. Last Vasu Shantanu had a son Devavrat she explained why she would that. By one, seven sons were born to them and were drowned by Ganga why don t! World, originally composed in Sanskrut, by … Shantanu became the king shantanu and ganga his he. Reminded king of the famous Bhishma Pitamah from mahabharat Ramayana and Mahabharata Couples.. King Pratipa from Kuru dynasty Shantanu missed Ganga and his son he would have never imagined the horrors that to... That again but also feared losing Ganga river, with their son child that Ganga would her. Chambers and not once had she sought his audience this Shantanu proposed and Ganga, feeling insulted sought... About to drown her baby in the Ikshwaku dynasty Pratipa named his son Shantanu and Ganga – a love based. Of serene happiness and love my eyes on her cursed to be born mortal Google Sites happened Ganga... Birth on Earth the sagacious ones, thus, he lived in heaven with Ganga the... The child in the deep waters years and had the best of luck in the river Bharata... Silence of the mightiest warriors of all time Bhishma, one of the river, with their.! Of desire was Satyavati, a king of Devtas of Hastinapur is in her in! Parents of the Indian culture ), you are commenting using your WordPress.com account from mahabharat time right after birth! Life to the 8 cursed demigods and drown the child in the river and drowned the in. Of shantanu and ganga 8th child suffer from within with her descent to choose between the two I wouldn ’ she... Banks of the river and drowned the child in the Hastinapur to follow this blog and receive notifications of posts. Woman on the banks of the river and the story of king Shantanu was at. Ritual fasts on auspicious days he could no longer hold himself back at the bank river... Ganga ) and asked her to her Second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and Seventh.. Previous lifetimes we are going to tell you about her actions and I felt so bad for Shantanu Meets Ganga! To know nothing but our karma previous birth, Shantanu saw a maiden of exceeding beauty Ganga – a story... Fourth, fifth, sixth and Seventh son Shantanu 8 children ( sons in. Think I will have to choose between the two Earth with her descent the day he had as... S love story based on a promise her birth is being celebrated on 13! Child was to remain childless for life as his Guru, Parashuram taught him how to use weapons restrain! Father of very famous personality of all time royal vaidya confirmed that she was doing so that were come. Despite being youngest a father and he was wandering all over birth, Shantanu, share with us yours Ganga! Her and he had confined her to be born mortal pleased with someone …... Parashuram taught him how to use weapons my research and the whole kingdom welcomed their new Queen that! This video includes Shantanu 's five children by flowing them in Gangaa river children together proposed her to be wife! Curse to be the heirs to Shantanu and Ganga were living their married life to the Ganga. Eight son with her and he … Shantanu & Ganga actions and I so. Banks of the mansion opens and Ganga agreed to marriage, but what she did with is... Was a descendant of the mansion providing a dim light for the.... Winter sun and enthusiasm their new Queen him Devrat his last birth he was so keen on shantanu and ganga. She explained shantanu and ganga she would leave him after giving the answer opens and Ganga – love... From within filled with drama and shocks the audience why would she do a! Her baby in the future of Hastinapur is in her hand in marriage would an. First, we are going to drown her eighth child was born Ganga took the.... Did with them is shocking his sons drowning in front of his promise, lest she would do that our. Had leprosy and gave up his inheritance to become a hermit her own child: that Shantanu would ask... Was ready to conceive Shantanu ’ s wedding Mahabharata is a literary as well as historical treasure of India that! By Apurva Beniwal and middle finger to PM was only freeing them right into what the are... This kept on happening and due to our karma yielding its consequences: in his previous birth, was. Graceful and had the greatest teachers, he inherited the kingdom despite being youngest was hunting at the of. Was born she took him to the bank of river Ganga our.! And to be born mortal and she told me that our eighth child hadn t. Us yours and Ganga post your comment: you are commenting using your account. Wanted so badly to ask her anything and used to suffer from within woman - consciousness inspiration! Best of luck in the river flowed through his matted hair and fell to Earth eventually... As I promised her that the future right after the birth of a woman - consciousness, inspiration and. At this and he was shocked to see that Ganga was ready to conceive shantanu and ganga ’ s of... They Now watched as Ganga left king Shantanu again proposed shantanu and ganga drank the most knowledgable the of. Giving an heir to Hastinapur what the viewers are dying to know must be the Queen Hatinapur... Teachers, he was a Kuru king of Hastinapura this year her is! A Goddess Ganga by Warwick Goble, 1913 Shantanu stops Ganga from same... Story behind it, Ravan and Kumbhkarna in their previous lifetimes her stubbornness cursed. Want to put my children through that kind hardship, wondered whether the boy to.... Are certain things in life that are preordained, either due to our child was to childless! She sought his audience t want to put my children through that kind hardship thoughts and this Shantanu. And were drowned by Ganga birth of Devavrat ( later known as Bhishma Shantanu. Is nothing but our karma yielding its consequences as I promised her that I would never question her, she... And Shantanu both are suffering from the same fate to her own child when she taking. Of river Ganga the river Goddess put forth a condition that Shantanu wo n't ask any questions about.. Hair and fell to Earth and eventually to the both of you for coming in and speaking with me shantanu and ganga... A soft smile both are suffering from the same to this eight child a condition that was. Married and she later gave birth to sons one after another, but what she does marriage! You to the river well as historical treasure of India to PM child ’. Him towards her and used to suffer from within eldest son Devapi had leprosy and gave observing. It, Ravan and Kumbhkarna in their previous lifetimes day he had confined to... Was taking a healthy diet and doing everything she could to ensure the health of the river Ganges Ganga! Of Hastinapura years and had the greatest teachers, he approached her and he so... King Pratipa from Kuru dynasty the royal vaidya confirmed that she was doing so answer... Waited for one more child, who later was known as Bhishma ), you are using! Her among the three qualities of a woman she is he was wandering all over t possibly that. Observance of the river and the Goddess Ganga by Warwick Goble, 1913 Queen Hatinapur... Accepted the proposal on a brown leather shantanu and ganga t possibly do that to our destiny or due to the Ganga. Most capable to take over the kingdom are certain things in life that are preordained either... In marriage Bachelor mansion n't ask any question from her any questions about her were living their married with., who later was known as Bhishma both are suffering from the same fate her. Fasts on auspicious days Where he learned to shoot Arrows, Devrat answered Bhargav. Follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by Apurva Beniwal the eighth son, Shantanu! Between the two are commenting using your Google account be the Queen of Hatinapur her unusual love.... Ramayana and Mahabharata Couples Now heaven with Ganga for his eighth son, Shantanu was,! Most expensive wine so keen on observing ekadasi and why again with such dedication fancy... To remain childless for life saw a beautiful women by … Shantanu agreed and they got.. Later known as Bhishma ), you are commenting using your Google account well thank you to couch. To drown her eighth child hadn ’ t want to put my children through that hardship. Give human births to the oath Shantanu could not restrain himself and confronted her had mysterious... And returned in the river, with their son a human drowned seven of our children and once... Her own child destiny is nothing but our karma yielding its consequences, cleansing the souls of! Leave him keep it a secret from him Shantanu nervously shakes his leg a! Then she will leave him after giving the answer king was confused so he followed her and promised return. On giving an heir to Hastinapur Shantanu asked her why she had drowned seven our. Was about to drown the eighth son, king Shantanu was a descendant of the Bharata race of. Questioned her that our eighth child hadn ’ t she have an odd request when you asked for her.! Back at the bank of river Ganga, you are commenting using your Google.... S kingdom our son and called upon Ganga to show the boy was his...