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 real story of Ahalya: When Lord Indra was cursed for lust!

Filled with pride, she got subdued by the lust. Retrieved 22 July Indra also watched the habits of the sage and noticed that the sage left his ashram at the dawn of each day. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Ahalya was the wife of sage Syory.

Ahalya – Wikipedia

Sharadvan, born with arrows in his hand, and Chirakari, whose extensive brooding over his actions leads to procrastination. She got patient, understood the presence ih Lord, and attained devotion by the grace of the Lord Ram.

For the Indian film, see Ahalya film. Official Site of Darbhanga District. Hanuman Chalisa HD Audio. Strangely, this spiritual freedom was not something that her husband could bestow upon her. It depicts Ahalya as a free-spirited woman, who dares to stoy painted nude by Inder Indraa pupil of the art professor, Gautama, and defends her decision against her husband’s criticisms.

Stories you may want to read. He is capable of seeing through the truth because you cannot hide anything from him. One can then see how the mind plays tricks in making you believe all that it wants. He cursed Ahilya to become a stone for an indefinite period of time.


Ahalya got married to Gautama Brahma came to know everything through his meditation powers. Like most other versions of the story, Ahalya is turned into stone and advised to engross herself in meditation of Rama, “the Supreme Lord”. When Ram asked waiting for whose coming? When Lord Indra was cursed for lust! She gave in and the two committed the sin. Brahma came to know everything through his meditation powers.

The Bala Kanda mentions that Gautama spots Indra, who is still in disguise, and curses him to lose his testicles. Agamudayar derived from “brave”who confronts Gautama, Maravar derived from “tree”who climbs a tree and Kallar derived from sttory or “rock”who hides like a thief behind a large rock.

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In the past, Brahma – out of curiosity – had created some beautiful girls, among whom, Ahalya was the best, possessing the highest virtues. She attained liberation at the feet of Lord Ram himself, something for which at least I am willing to remain a stone for a billion ages. You must be logged in to post a comment. Why is Ravana worshipped? As they near the ashram, Vishvamitra recounts the tale of Ahalya’s curse and instructs Rama to save Ahalya.

This caused much concern to all the gods, as his multifarious duties in various worlds remained suspended, and they went as one to seek Brahma’s help. Ahalya Uddhar Ahalya being liberated from her curse by Lord Rama Rama and Lakshman were staying in the forest under the tutelage of Vishwamitra, who taught them the Vedas and other scriptures.


Many a time people tell only half of the story to make their point, and this is horribly wrong. Ahalya has been examined in a new light by several modern writers, ib commonly through short stories or through poetry in various Indian languages.

The actual truth about Ahalya in Ramayan

Two sites are widely held to be the Ahalya-tirtha. July 24,3: From Transgression to Transcendence”. Afterwards, Indra did a lot of tapa to get his manhood back by seeking telhgu of Lord Brahma.

Ahalya claims her innocence this part is not found in all manuscriptsbut Gautama agrees to accept her only when she is sanctified by offering Rama hospitality. It is a perfect system: Enraged, Ahalya curses Anjani to give birth to a monkey too. The same is true about women too. Journal of South Asian Literature: As in other versions of the tale, the repentant Ahalya is turned to stone, only to be liberated by Rama, and Indra runs away disguised stoy a cat but is cursed to bear the marks of a thousand vulvae.

The location of the Ahalya Tirtha, however, stands disputed. Views Read Edit View history. Gautama orders her to go to the forest and become a stone until rescued by the touch of Rama’s feet.