Niran Kumar Reward Points : 3900 Member Since : Thursday, March 19, 2009
The churning of the ocean of milk is one of the important event in Hindu Mythology. The Asuras and the devas equally participated in the process. Amrita the heavenly nectar of immortality was produced from the Ocean. was it not the duties of all to distribute equally among them. But why there were quarrel among the devas and Asuras
The churning of the milk - ocean was an elaborate process. Mount Mandara was used as churning rod and Vasuki, the King of Serpents, became the churning rope. Lord Vishnu himself had to intercede in so many ways to aid the Devas. All kinds of herbs were cast into the ocean and many great beings and objects were produced from the ocean and were divided between asuras and gods. At last, Dhanvantari - the Divine Physician appeared with a pot of Amrita nectar of immortality in his skilful hands. Fierce fighting ensued between devas and asuras for the nectar. The devas didn t want the daityas to get hold of the amrita as it would have offered them immortality and then it would have been very difficult for the GODS to rule. Hence to protect the nectar from asuras, devas hid the pot of nectar at four places on the earth - Prayag Allahabad , Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. At each of these places, a drop of the nectar spilled from the pot and since then, it is believed that these places acquired mystical power. Grand Kumbh Mela is celebrated at the four places after every 12 year for this reason. Eventually, Lord Vishnu took the form of a beautiful woman, Mohini. While her beauty bewildered the asuras, Mohini seized the nectar and returned it to the Devas, who drank it immediately.
Posted On : 4/14/2009 9:17:47 PM
Sanjeev Reward Points : 100 Member Since : Monday, July 13, 2009
Thanks for this wonderful exposition on the subject. It is, in a sense about the journey of life itself, as we walk from our basic needs to self realisation.
Posted On : 7/13/2009 3:08:41 AM
Dr. Y. Talwar Reward Points : 200 Member Since : Friday, December 14, 2007
Thanks for the GREAT reply. It cleared many aspects of doubts that were being originating during the Sadhana I am practicing. Thanks once again to Sh Rajendra Prasda and all the team too.