English Literature – Weekly Column☆ Samudramanthanam – 22 – Umbrella ☆ Mr. Ashish Kumar
Mr Ashish Kumar
(It is difficult to comment about young author Mr Ashish Kumar and his mythological/spiritual writing. He has well researched Hindu Philosophy, Science and quest of success beyond the material realms. I am really mesmerized. I am sure you will be also amazed. We are pleased to begin a series on excerpts from his well acclaimed book “Samudramanthanam” . According to Mr Ashish “Samudramanthanam is less explained and explored till date. I have tried to give broad way of this one of the most important chapter of Hindu mythology. I have read many scriptures and take references from many temples and folk stories, to present the all possible aspects of portrait of Samudramanthanam.” Now our distinguished readers will be able to read this series on every Saturday.)
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☆ Weekly Column – Samudramanthanam – 22 – Umbrella ☆
Then former king of heaven ‘Varuna’ came in front of all and said, “Indira you know better that I am the best king of Sura and heaven but destiny has made you king of heaven. You are asking how rain is falling without your permission. Are you forgetting that once all the water of universe including water of rain was in my custody? Now as Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu made you king, they have also taken right of fresh water from me and now I am only the god of ocean water. So, this rain is generated by my ocean water because here everyone has got something or other thing but I haven’t got anything.”
Lord Brahma said, “Varuna, your argue and way is not the way of Devtas. You know that this churning will be helpful for Sura, Asura, sages, animals, birds in short for all live creatures of universe and you are doing wrong to disturb this churning by making ocean rain. And the point of gift which are coming as the byproduct of churning so it is our promise that next gem whatever it will emerge from this ocean ‘Kshirasāgara’ will belong to ‘Varuna’ only. Sura or Asura do you have any objection on it?”
Sura and Indira wants to finish this churning as soon as possible to get final outcome of as liquid of immortality, Amrita from ‘Kshirasāgara’ so they don’t mind if next thing will be given to ‘Varuna’ as in other hand from the day when little disturbance appeared in between the relations of ‘Indira’ and ‘Varuna’ from that day ‘Varuna’ is closer to Bali and Asura.
On the signal of ‘Varuna’ the rain of salty water stopped and churning started.
Now came a big canopy type thing from ocean. It was actually a very big umbrella which came at the surface of ocean.
This was a divine umbrella which was taken by ‘Varuna’ to save creature of ocean during any disaster. This umbrella was appearing on the day of Gawardhan.
© Ashish Kumar
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