ArtofLegendIndia.com, Biggest Online Store of Handicrafts Items, Paintings and Jewelry Accessories...
LegendArtBeads.com, Largest Manufacturer and Exporter of Unique Style Beads and Jewelry Accessories...
LegendArchitects.com, Perfect Combination of Arts, Crafts, Architecture and Engineering...
Start Your E-Paper Today...

Handicrafts

Handicrafts are devices or works of art that are made completely by hand or by the use of relatively simple tools. Such goods are usually made in the traditional way of manufacturing goods. Therefore, the knowledge of the art of craft is usually passed down from one generation to another. The items made using these traditional methods of manufacturing are usually produced in smaller quantities and they often represent the culture or religious beliefs of the community that makes them. The goods are also handmade from natural materials that are found in the environment of the particular economy.

Read More!

Biggest Online Store of Handicrafts Items

Paintings

A painting is equal to thousand words, means a beautiful painting is equal to million of words. Paintings are one of the oldest art forms -- throughout history artists have played an important role in documenting social movements, spiritual beliefs and general life and culture.

History Of Paintings: The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from...

Read More!

Biggest Online Store of Unique Style Paintings

Silver Beads

In the world of Beads, Silver Beads have its own stand. From the day of discovery of silver and man’s knowledge of working with metal, man has been using silver as raw material for jewellery. Its magnificent metallic lustre and high ductility as well as malleability make it appropriate for making jewellery. Also it is stable in air and water so it do not get degrade easily. Another argue of using it as raw material in jewellery...

Read More!

LegendArtBeads.com, Largest Manufacturer and Exporter of Unique Style Beads...

Silver Jewelry

Silver jewelry is widely seen as the most widely used jewelry available on the market. They are offer in various styles as well as colors. Since it has been produce into exclusive designs, a number of fashion enthusiasts really enjoy it. In many cases, someone needs silver jewelry to beautify their gorgeous dresses. Even though there are many different kinds of silver decorations on the market, you have to be thoroughly careful when preferring one on your…

Read More!

LegendArtBeads.com, Largest Manufacturer and Exporter of Unique Style Silver Jewelry...

Lord Chitragupta: The Chief Accountant of Yamaraja

Posted by Art Of Legend India [dot] Com On 5:23 AM


Chitragupta is the Hindu god, who keeps complete record of deeds of human beings. He is considered omnipresent and omniscient and believed to keep accurate records of the actions of all human beings from their birth to death. He is lord Yamaraja’s chief accountant and minister. The primary duty of lord Chitragupta is to create log of the lives of all human beings. According to his records, a man is sent to either heaven or hell depending on his actions on the earth. He holds a special place in the Hindu pantheon. In some beliefs, lord Chitragupta is the son of Lord Brahma and the younger brother of Yamaraja, the god of death.

The Emergence of Lord Chitragupta.
 According to Hindu mythology lord Brahma is the creator of the whole universe. He first created sixteen sons from the different parts of his body. Few of them are Gorh, Mathur,Bhatnagar, Saxena, Asthana, Shrivastava, Ambastha etc. Then Lord Brahma created his seventeenth son Chitragupta from his belly. So, Chitragupta is also called `Kayastha` because he was created from Lord Brahma’s body (Kaya). He is the divine incarnation in human form, who determines the merits and demerits of men. 

Once upon a time, Yamaraja, the god of death, complained to Lord Brahma about his difficulties in performing his most responsible duties of keeping records of the deeds of men and doing justice to them. He become confused sometimes when dead souls would come to him and occasionally sent the wrong souls to either heaven or hell. In order to solve the problem, Lord Brahma, meditated for many thousands of years. Finally, when he opened his eyes, a man sprang from his body with a pen and inkpot. As Chitragupta was born of Lord Brahma’s body (kaya), so Lord Brahma declared that his children would forever be known as Kayasthas. Lord Brahma then enjoined Chitragupta to dispense justice and punish those who violate the dharma.
The Hinduism believes in the life cycle and rebirth. It is assumed that those who did misdoings in life have to take rebirth after a punishment period in the hell to complete their life cycle. After the death of the creatures lord Chitragupta judges and sends them to heaven or hell according to their works. The records of lord Chitragupta contain all the accurate actions of each person from birth to death, they can be said to contain every action taken in the universe. Lord Chitragupta’s judgements, as to whether the soul of a particular individual should be sent to hell or heaven, are accepted by Yamaraja.

The Kayastha families in India considered themselves to be descendant of lord Chitragupta, who married Irawati and Nandini. They worship Lord Chitragupta, in which books and pens are worshipped, indicating the importance of study for the Kayasthas. Items associated with Chitragupta in his puja include the paper and pen, ink, honey, betel nut, matches, mustard, sugar, sandalwood and frankincense. Chitragupta puja is performed on the same day of Bhaiduja that is day after tomorrow of Diwali. This is the main puja of Kayastha caste of Hindu. All paintings are courtesy of Art of Legend India.
Reactions: 

0 Response to "Lord Chitragupta: The Chief Accountant of Yamaraja"

Post a Comment

Company Overview

Art of Legend India has the distinction of being one of the best in the Indian Handicraft Industry. We are about 75 years old handicrafts manufacturer & exporter. We are having team of more than 500 craftsman.

We are having our business offices in India, USA & Germany to ensure our best services.

Total Pageviews