** Baali (Aryan Cretions) Vijay Dshmi Promo **
Mr. Mahesh Nambiar
Baali (Vali) was king of Kishkindha, a son of Indra and the elder brother of Sugriva. He was killed by Rama, an Avatar of Vishnu. Vali was famous for the boon that he had received, according to which anyone who fought him in single-combat lost half his strength to Vali, thereby making Vali invulnerable to any enemy. Once Ravana called Vali for a fight when Vali was doing his regular Sandhyavandanam. He took Ravana in his tail and took him around all the world. Humbled, Ravana called for a truce [agreement to stop war tempararly]. It is said in the Ramayana that Vali was very brave and courageous. Before dawn he used to go from the Eastern coast of sea to the Western coast and from the Northern coast of the sea to the Southern coast to pay his homage to Surya - the sun-god. He was so brave and powerful that on his way to pay homage to Surya, he used to toss the mountain peaks upward and catch them as if they were play balls. Also after completing the tedious task of paying homage to the sun god in all the four directions, when he used to return to Kishkindha he does not feel any tiredness. Vali was the husband of Tara. As one myth goes, fourteen types of gems or treasures were produced from the churning of ocean. One gem is that various Apsaras (divine nymphs) were produced and Tara was an Apsara produced from the churning of ocean. Vali who was with the devas, helping them in the churning of ocean, took Tara and married her.
Vali was very courageous this can be understood from the fact that, when Tara tried to stop him and begged him to not to go to fight Sugriva, by saying that it is God (Rama) who is helping Sugriva and has come to Sugriva’s rescue; Vali replied to Tara that even if he is fighting against God he can’t ignore a challenge for a fight and remain quiet. He adds that even if the caller for the fight had been his own son Angada he would still go to fight.
Vali had been known as a good and pious vanara-king, but had been too outraged to heed his brother Sugriva after his brother had sealed the entrance to a cave in which Vali was fighting a rakshasa named Mayavi. Sugriva had mistaken the blood flowing out of the cave to be his brother's, blocked the entrance to the cave with a boulder and left for Kishkindha, assuming that his brother was dead. When Vali had emerged victorious over the rakshasa, he had found that the entrance to the cave was blocked. He journeyed back to kingdom to find Sugriva ruling in his place. Sugriva tried to explain the situation to Vali, but Vali, enraged, would not listen. Vali then nearly kills Sugriva, except that Sugriva was able to escape Vali's grasp. Sugriva barely escaped from the kingdom. When Vali chased Sugriva out of his kingdom, he also claimed Sugriva's main wife, Rumā. Sugriva fled into the forest where he eventually meets Rama and Lakshmana.
"रावण के वध से पूर्व भगवान राम ने बाली को मुक्ति दी थी इसलिए उस दृश्य के मृत्युलोक से दर्शन नहीं हुए। कहते है श्री राम और रावण एक ही राशी के थे फिर कर्मो ने विशाल अंतर कर दिया। त्रेता में जैसे रावण ने सारा पाप अपने सर ले लिया तभी कोई बाली के अंत पर उत्सव नहीं मनाता। परन्तु पाप तो तब भी विद्यमान था प्रजा के मन में बसा किसी अवसर की घात में ...जो भक्त जनता ने माता सीता पर लांछन लगा सिद्ध कर दिया। राम जी के तेज से पाप स्वछन्द कैसे रहता पर रावण की मुक्ति के बाद भी छदम पाप तो था। कहते तो यह भी है की मेरे भाई सुग्रीव की सूरत और कर्म मुझ जैसे थे। पर मेरे अंतरमन में कहीं सुप्तावस्था में छिपा पाप जाग गया और बाली की सुग्रीव से सभी समानताएँ मिट्टी हो गयी।
धर्म और नीरीह की रक्षा में अनैतिकता को अनैतिकता से काटने के लिए सभी विधाओं में निपुण भगवान् श्री कृष्ण का महाभारत में किये आचरण उदाहरण दिया जाता है, पर उस युग से पहले भगवान राम ने बाली को सामने ना आकर मुक्ति दी और पापी को अपने पुरुषोत्तम आचरण से हटकर समाप्त किया। मै धन्य हूँ जो श्री राम ने मुझे मुक्ति देकर उस युग का दूसरा रावण उदय होने से पहले ही अस्त कर दिया। तब ऐसा करने की आवश्यकता कम पड़ती थी पर अब जब हर ओर पाप की परत जमी है तब पाप से पाप को नष्ट करने फिर आया है बाली। मै उन श्री अवतारों के समान तो नहीं बन सकता पर उनका अनुसरण करूँगा जब तक भगवान, कल्कि अवतार लेकर स्वयं मुझे दोबारा मुक्ति देने नहीं आते।
जय श्री राम!"
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