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 -2 Creation of different creature☆
Lord Vishnu was disappeared and Lord Brahma was sitting over white lotus alone. The lotus was coming out from the sea of milk or “Kshirasāgara”.
After some time, a sound breaks the concentration of Lord Brahma. He opens his eyes and saw in front of him four kids of age around five years were standing. They salute to Lord Brahma and said,” paranam, salute to our father”
Lord Brahma said with little bizarre look, “who four are you? You all are looking very innocent kids? Please let me know where you have come?”
One from those four little boys said, “O! Brahma we are generated from your mind and, so we are your manasputra, “mind born sons”. We are ‘Kumars’ (ku means ‘who’ and ‘mar’ means ‘kill’, so kumar means who can kill him? means no one. So kumars are death-less). Our names are Sanaka (ancient), Sanandana (blissful), Sanatana (Eternal) and Sanat (Lord Brahma, eternal, accompanied by a protector). Now please tell us why you have created us and what we have to do now?”
Lord Brahma said, “O! my manasputras, I have created all four of you on the command of Lord Vishnu and he is given us a task to create universe. I want you to help me to create universe.”
After listing name of Lord Vishnu all four kumars eyes closed from joy and peace and they start chanting name of Lord Vishnu. After sometimes one of kumars Sanaka said to Lord Brahma,” Our father, what a beautiful world you have given to us ‘Vishnu’ the sound of Vishnu makes us joyful. From now on wards we will chant only name of Vishnu and will do nothing”
Lord Brahma said, “my sons yes you can chant that name but before that you have to help me to create different creatures and natural entities”
Then Sanatana said, “But we don’t know anything except the name of Lord Vishnu. We are yours mind born sons and now our mind is occupied with Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is not originator he is only ever presence preserver. Nothing is coming in our mind except name and properties of Lord Vishnu. So, from now onwards we will remain as it is and chant only name of Lord Vishnu till eternity”
Then Sanandana said,” Oh! father at the time when you were thinking about our image to create us. Your focus was only on Lord Vishnu. So, we have born with the essence of Lord Vishnu having properties of Lord Vishnu only. If you have to create sons who can help you to create universe you should have to think and concentrate on those properties which are required to create different parts of nature and universe, than output of that meditation will defiantly be sons who know and help you to create universe.
Then, those four kumars, started flying in space and left the Lord Brahma alone again.
© Ashish Kumar