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 taken 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 – 25 – Kalpavriksha ☆
Last phase of churning of ocean of milk ‘Kshirasāgara’ was going on. All were waiting for amrita now. After one more round of push and pull of mount Mandara with the help of Naga Vasuki by Sura and Asura a tree with golden green leaves seen over ocean surface. Indira and other wondered that what is this. The glory of that tree was looking immeasurable. The roots and timber were below the ocean and only branches and leaves were visible above ocean.
Meantime an Asura started thinking in his mind about Rajasavik food. Soon a big plate of Rajsavik food appeared in front of him from nowhere.
All were amazed.
Other hand one Sura thinking about ornaments and soon he got them.
Then Lord Bharma said, “this is ‘Kalpavriksha’ that can fulfill wish only about thinking them. Now question is to whom this ‘Kalpavriksha’ belongs to”
Indira said, “No, question about it ‘Kalpavriksha’ is born to be a part of Indira’s heaven”
Soon Bali said, “No, Indira till now we haven’t objected on anything. Even I have given Parijaat to your wife and make her my own sister’ but this ‘Kalpavriksha’ go to only underworld and if not, then war will surely take place”
After listing these words of their king against first time Asura felt very proud over him.
Soon both the teams lost their grips over Naga Vasuki and be ready for war.
Indira picked his Vajra and about to attack over Bali. Bali is actually ready for this attack and stop and hold Indira hand from his right hand.
Then one to one dual is started in between Indira and Bali and other hand both the teams also doing war against each other team members.
Brahma and other sage present there were trying to stop them but they were unable to listen.
This war is taking serious shape.
Then a big blast happened at place where ‘Kalpavriksha’ appeared from ocean. That was vanished and no mark of ‘Kalpavriksha’ remained.
© Ashish Kumar
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