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The story of YAYATI – THE FATHER WHO EXCHANGED HIS OLD AGE WITH THE YOUTH OF HIS SON!The title appears to be interesting but surprising in the present context! But in the days of…
2. Which mythical king exchanged his youth for old age of his father Yayati?
Here, we share with you the amazing, strange, and yet exciting story of King Yayati. He was a Puranic king who exchanged his old age with the youth of his son. The story finds mention in the Mahabharata-Adi Parva as well as in Bhagavata Purana. Yayati was the Chakravarti Samrat (World Emperor). He had conquered the whole world.
Enraged at his son-in-law’s disobedience, Shukracharya curses Yayāti with premature old age in punishment for inflicting such pain upon his daughter. However on learning Sharmishta’s desire to become a mother, he later relents, telling Yayāti that if he can persuade one of his (Yayāti’s) sons to swap ages with him he will be able to escape the curse and regain his lost youth for a while.
4. Which mythical king exchanged his youth for old age of his father Yayati?
Yayati, now an old man, quickly returned to his kingdom and called for his eldest son. “My dutiful son, take my old age and give me your youth, at least for a while, until I am ready to embrace my old age.” The eldest son turned down his father’s request and so also the next three older brothers. Puru accepts his father’s old age
Sympathising with her Yayati secretly married her and she had two sons. When Devyani came to know their secret marriage, she told Sukracharya, who cursed Yayati with old age. Devyani was very sad at this. Shukracharya told her that it was not possible to take back the curse but a son of Yayati could exchange his youth with him.
Puru, the youngest, who was devoted to his father, was the only one who would consent. He gave up his youth and took on his father’s old age. In return, Yayati immediately crowned Puru as the king. Then Yayati went away to lead a life of pleasure. He sought to quench his desire by immersing himself in pleasure.
7. Which mythical king exchanged his youth for old age of his father Yayati?
Yayati became an old man. If Yayati wanted he could give his old age to someone and take his youth from him. Yayati was confident that his sons would exchange their youth with him. Yayati requested all his five sons one by one to give their youth to him. Except Puru everyone rejected his demand. Puru became the successor of king Yayati later on.
8. Which mythical king exchanged his youth for old age of his father Yayati?
Devayani’s father soon became wracked with guilt for the severity of the curse, but it was too late—he was unable to reverse the effects. So Devayani’s father gave Yayati another chance. According to the magic of the curse, if one of Yayati’s children was willing, they could exchange their youth for their father’s old age. Most of his …
9. Which mythical king exchanged his youth for old age of his father Yayati?
Yayati is a 1959 Marathi-language mythological novel by Indian writer V. S. Khandekar.One of Khandekar’s best-known works, it retells the story of the mythical Hindu king, Yayati, from the Hindu epic the Mahabharata.The novel has multiple narrators, and poses several questions on the nature of morality.Scholars have analysed its hero, Yayati, as a represention of modern man.
Yayati, now an old man, quickly returned to his kingdom and called for his eldest son. “My dutiful son, take my old age and give me your youth, at least for a while, until I am ready to embrace my old age.” The eldest son turned down his father’s request and so also the next three older brothers. Then came the youngest, Puru.
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