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.)
Amazon Link – Samudramanthanam
☆ Weekly Column – Samudramanthanam – 13 – Sharanga ☆
Churning of ‘Kshirasāgara’ was continue from long time. Naga Vasuki is feeling tired now. Now his body movement was losing synchronization with efforts and directions of Sura and Asura.
At the other end mount Mandara was also feeling pain in its body some creaks also start appeared over its skin.
A sound of something like big rock break come and a part which is large in length side started separating from mount Mandara vertically.
At the very same time Naga Vasuki started losing its upper body skin called exuviae (it is very special property of snakes and some other insects).
The breaking part of mount Mandara and Vasuki’s upper skin combined and took a shape of bow. Yes, the mount Mandara sharp long slightly bent in between making its limbs and skin of Vasuki Naga made its bow string. That biggest bow of the world started falling in ‘Kshirasāgara’. All Sura and Asura started running here and there to save themselves from that falling bow.
The Bow fall over ‘Kshirasāgara’ with high sound and from that force, liquid splash from ‘Kshirasāgara’ raise above and fall over northeast and southeast part of earth and created north and south poles.
Now situation was difficult, all Sura and Asura combined together and started thinking that how to remove this biggest bow from ‘Kshirasāgara’? So that churning can be started again.
First, many Suras tried to hold that but no one got success. Then king of Sura ‘Indira’ come to pick that bow. He tried with his whole strength but was unable to move that from its position.
Then Bali come to join Indra but they didn’t got success. At the end all Sura and Asura combined together to pick and throw that bow away but all efforts were waste.
© Ashish Kumar
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