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Why is Narada always roaming? Did he get any curse?

Hindu mythology about why Narada muni does not stay in one place?

Why Narada muni was cursed? And Why Narada muni does not stay in one place?
Why Narada muni was cursed?

Why is Narada always roaming?


If you are aware of Narada muni, you will know that he is known to carry around his veena and travel the entire universe. One place to another all the time chanting the name of his holy Shree Narayana, but have you ever wondered why is he always roaming? Why does he not stay in one place? Does he not have a place to settle, when other gods have a place to live. For example, Lord Shiva lives in Kailash, Lord Vishnu in Vaikuntha Dhaam and the Devtas live in Svargalok (Heaven). If you think that roaming around is just a part of Narada's personality, then let us bring to you the story of the curse that made Narada Muni the kind of sage he is known for today.

Why Narada muni does not stay in one place? Did he get any curse?

When Bramha created and populated the earth, he appointed Daksha as the ruler of all living beings on Earth, and hence he was called Prajapati Daksha. Upon becoming the Prajapati, it was Daksha's responsibility to populate the earth with Satvik (Good and Pure) beings administer everything in the world, and establish rules wherever necessary. Abiding by the order of Bramha and Vishnu, Daksha's wife Panchajani gave birth to ten thousand sons. All of his sons were pure in character and morality and were known as the Haryasvas.

Ordered by their father to create a more good population, the harsyasvas went in the west direction to the place where the river Sindhu (Indus) meets the Arabian sea. In those days this was the site of a holy lake named Narayana-Saras, Where there were many saintly sages practicing penance. The Haryasvas began practicing austerities, penances, and meditation to eventually create a more good population on earth. When Narada Muni saw the boys engaged in such commendable and superior austerities, simply for the sake of the creation of population, he noticed that the Haryasvas brothers were already purified because of living in that holy place and were practically ready for liberation.

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He thought to himself, why should they be encouraged to become entangled in family life, which is so dark that once having entered it one cannot leave it? With this thought in mind, Narada Muni asked them to reconsider their father's order to be entangled in family life. Narada Muni's purpose was to get the sons of Prajapati Daksa to divert their attention toward spiritual realization instead of involving themselves in the ordinary but complicated affairs of propagation of life.

Narada Muni advised the boys that the ultimate goal of this human life is not for ordinary men to beget children, but to be free yourself, and free from the karmic cycle and be one with the supreme god, which was the same advice given by Prahalada to his father. The Hartasvas took this advice very seriously and continued their penance, eventually to enlighten themselves and never to return to fulfill Daksha's desires.

Prajapati Daksha was sad at the loss of his sons. a mourning Daksha was pacified by Lord Bramha with the instruction to try to reproduce more children to fulfill his duty. Daksha and his wife again had one thousand more sons, these sons were known as the Savalasvas. Prajapati Daksha sent his second group of sons to the same place where his previous sons had attained perfection. He did not hesitate to send his second group of sons to the same place, although they too might become victims of Narada's instructions.

According to the Vedic culture, one should be trained in spiritual understanding as a Bramhachari (Celibacy) before entering household life to beget children, this is the Vedic system. Thus Prajapati Daksha sent his second group of sons for cultural improvement, despite the risk. At Narayan-Saras, the second group of sons performed penances in the same way as the first group of brothers. They bathed in holy water, and by touching it, all the unclean desires of the flesh in their hearts were purified. They complained about the words that started with Omkara and faced a lot of hardship.

Narada Muni again approached these sons of Prajapati Daksha, who were engaged in Tapasya to beget children, and spoke enigmatic words to them just as he had spoken to their elder brothers. The second sons of Daksha fell for Narada Muni's philosophy again and moved in the direction of celibacy and self-enlightenment to free themselves of this mortal world. At this time, Prajapati Daksha observed many inauspicious signs, and soon he heard from various sources that his second group of sons, the Savalasvas had followed the path of their elder brothers as per the instructions of Narada.

When he heard that the Savalasvas had also left the world to engaged in devotional service, Daksha was angry at Narada Muni. When Daksha met Narada Muni, he became furious ready to curse the sage. Prajapati Daksha accuses Narada that although he dresses up like a saint, he was not a saintly person. He did injustice and ruined the vision of Bramha and Vishnu; he turned all of his efforts futile. He said Narada purposefully created enmity between them even though Daksha had never wronged him. He also said that Narada was not a Vishnu bhakta as he was ill-intentioned and broke Daksha's family. He cursed Narada to have no residence and keep wandering around the world, just as he made his sons have no home of their own, depriving them of a stable Grahasth Jeevan (Martial life).

When cursed by Prajapati Daksha, Narada Muni said 'Tad Badham', which means 'I accept this curse'. He could have defended himself and cursed Prajapati in return, but because he was a merciful and tolerant saint, he took no actions and respectfully accepted the curse. Daksha went on to have 24 daughters who would fulfill his duty of populating the world. His daughters would get married to Gods, Saptarishis, and other powerful men of the world. Sati, the wife of lord shiva was one of his daughters amongst the 24.



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