This great churning is known as samudra manthan. He gets a sip. Vishnu immediately cut off the head of the demon, but it had become immortal in two parts — Rahu, the head, and Ketu, the body.
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A great war between the gods and demons followed. The Journal of Asian Studies. Thank you Swarajya for posting this detailed narration. Stoorythe King of Svargawhile riding on the elephant Airavatacame across Sage Durvasa who offered him a special garland given to him by Shiva. At last, Dhanvantari - the Divine Physician appeared with a pot of Amrita nectar of immortality in his skilful hands.
People believe that after bathing there during the Kumbha mela, one can attain moksha. I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp more information. Once Garuda got back and the Gods drank the nectar, they became immortal. But before the nectar could pass his throat, Mohini cut off his head with her divine discus, the Sudarshana Chakra.
Very storyy info here, Swarajya ji. Frightened, devas manthaj appealed to Vishnuwho then took the form of Mohini. These four places are where the Kumbh Mela is celebrated every 12 years.
Once the pole was balanced, it was tied to the gigantic snake, Vasuki, and the gods and demons started pulling it from either side. Devas sought help from God Vishnu Who advised them to treat asuras in a diplomatic manner.
According to the quality of the treasures produced, they were accepted by Vishnu, the devas, and the asuras. Lists are completed by adding the following Ratnas: This terrified the gods and demons because the poison was so stofy that it could destroy all of creation. Some stories suggest that the all powerful goddess pressed his neck to stop the poison from spreading while other mantyan suggest that Goddess Parvati suckled him in the form of Goddess Tara to stop the poison form spreading.
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This list varies from Purana to Purana and is also slightly different in the epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata. But, he did not swallow it. Lord Vishnu in His second incarnation, in the form of a turtle Kurmacame to their rescue and supported the mountain on His back. This legend is the basis for the belief that these places acquired a certain mystical power and spirituality.
Geet, Thanks for your comment. Search Member Search Keyword. While her beauty bewildered the asuras, Mohini seized the nectar and returned it to the Devas, who drank it immediately.
Airavata, the white elephant, was taken by Indra, the king of devas.
Seeing Indra's disregard, the revered sage became furious. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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This enraged the sage as the garland was smaudra dwelling of Sri fortune and was to be treated as prasada. Therefore, multiple scholars, including R. This enraged the sage as the garland was a dwelling of Sri fortune and was to be treated as a prasada or religious offering.
The 75 feet tall temple is decorated all over with ornamental work.