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 -3  Manifestation of Goddess ☆ 

After creation was completed sage Bhrigu and his wife Khyati went to meet the Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu was sitting on Sheshnaga and Goddess Lakshmi was sitting beside him.

Sage Bhrigu and his wife Khyati do Namste, salute to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi  and then Bhrigu said, “O! all preservation, the core essence of you and mother Lakshmi  is already manifested in different creatures of nature, but now it is our hearty wish that Goddess Lakshmi will take her incarnation in our home, to remove obstacles of  earthly creature.

Lord Vishnu smiles and said, “Bhrigu you are above me, and my duty is to help great sages to sustain and run universe as per decided cycles and if you wish to be then Goddess Lakshmi will definitely take incarnation from the womb of your wife ‘Khyati’.

Almost one year later, on the night of Sharad Purnima in the hut of sage Bhrigu smell of millions of roses arise and moon was showering his radiant white light over that place. All the beautiful and symmetrical aspects of universe are surrounding the Bhrigu hut. Around 12:00 a.m. Khyati has given birth to a girl child. That child was such a beautiful that all world come to see her in bhrigu home. Gajraj, king of elephants came with his companions and do showering of Khsirshagar milk of that born girl who was actually the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. The little girl was born with the cushion of lotus flowers. All the good sign of fortunate start happening around that place. Many types of treasures start flowing over there.

Sage Bhrigu and his wife Khyati were amaze from all these and both do the salute to new born child girl Goddess Lakshmi.

Sage Kashyapa has many wives name of few are Aditi, Diti, Kalika, Tamra, Krodhavasa, Anala, Arista, Khasa, Surabhi, Ira, Sursa etc.

Aditi has given birth to 12 Adityas, 8 Vasus and 11 Rudras. These all assign as demigods of nature and natural cycles as well as cosmos cycles of lower level. The twelve Adityas are Data, Aryaman, Mitra, Sakra, Varuna, Amsa, Bhaga, Vivasvan, Pusa, Savita, Tvasta and Vishnu (incarnation of maha Vishnu, one of the trimurti of hindus), 8 Vasus are Dhara, Dhruva, Soma, Ahas, Anila, Prabhasa and Anala, 11 Rudras, the incarnations of Lord Shiva are Ajaikapat, Ahirbudhnya, Virupaksa, Suresvara, Jayanta, Bahurupa, Aparajita, Savitra, Tryambaka, Vaivasvata and Hara.

Diti has given birth to many Daityas, few of which are Surapadma, Simhavaktra, Vajranga, Gomukha, Hiranyaksa, Hiranyakasipu, Simhika and Ajamukhi.

Kashyapa wife Krodhavasa has given birth to many different creatures of earths including, Mruga who was first creature of animals, Mrgamanda who given birth to Rksa, Srmara and Camara.

Krodhavasa also given birth to Hari from which lineage of Lions and Monkeys stated.

Bhadramata given birth to Iravati the mother of elephant Eiravata.

Other elephants were born from Matangi.

Krodhavasa also given birth to Saduli from which Tigers and leopards generated.

She also given birth to Sveta who given birth to eight elephants who hold the globe of earth from eight directions.

Surabhi given birth to Rohini mother of all cattle and Gandhavri, mother of all horses.

Surasa given birth to Nagas (Serpents)

Kadru given birth to all reptiles.

Sage Kasyapa other wife Tamra given birth to some other children, Kraunci responsible for owl family birth,

Bhasi for Bhasas, Syeni for Hawks and eagles, Dhrtarastri for Swans and ruddy geese

Suki given birth to Nata,

Vinata given birth to Aruna and Garuda.

So, platform was ready. Almost all creature has been created and role of Brahma in first cycle of life about to end and now task of Vishnu is ready.

Brahma married his daughter Shachi, to Indra and made Indra as kind of heaven and all Devtas. In fact, he was not deserving contender for king and inferior from Varuna in all counts. But it was done and now Varuna was very upset and decided to be spy of Asura or Danava whose location was fixed to under earth. Asura were also not happy with this arrangement.

Cycle of time is passing like always.

© Ashish Kumar

New Delhi

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