|I for Indra sitting on Airawat|
The people of Gokul listened to Krishna and venerated Mount Govardhana while Nandagopan watched the skies fearfully, expecting Lord Indra’s wrath to create havoc. A smiling Krishna did his best to reassure his father only in vain.
A lightning bolt struck, followed by the sound of thunder as he arrived, the lord of the Devas, on his white elephant Airavat. The majestic elephant with five trunks seemed to float down from the skies, Lord Indra seated on its back. Nandagopan’s fear reached its height when Airavat landed on the ground, close to Mount Govardhana.
The people looked on in awe as Indra climbed down from his huge mount. He folded his hands in greeting to Lord Krishna and his father. Nodding his head at the others, Indra walked to the foot of Mount Govardhana and prostrated on the ground, paying his obeisance to the mountain that gave its bounty to the people of Gokul.
Nandagopan watched on, his mouth open in amazement!
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NOTE: I strongly believe that no power of God is negative. Such things as punishing Gods are tales woven to fit into the third dimensional illusory world that we are living in right now. Hence I have given the story of Indra’s wrath a new spin in the above tale.
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Sundari, I respect the way you have woven the story without hurting the sentiments of Indra in any way. The tale remains as powerful, but without the negativity with which it is often narrated! Kudos!ReplyDelete
Thank you Deepti :)Delete
Power brings arrogance and I guess in a multitude of stories the arrogance of Indra is depicted...but he was also humble to acknowledge his faults and bow down to the Lord... Brings to mind the image of little Krishna holding the Govardhan parvat on his little finger!ReplyDelete
Thank you Little Princess :)Delete
Indra was so humble! Loved this :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Soumya :)Delete
Wonderful narration and i was amazed to read the end. So unlike Lord Indra.ReplyDelete
Exactly. Thank you PrasannaDelete
I love the spin given at the end. I sometimes felt that maybe it was too much to portray Indra like that in this story and many other mythology ones. Could he be so bad? Your ending to this story kind of made me happy :DReplyDelete
It Happens For A Reason
Glad to hear that Swathi :DDelete
It's beautifully woven, Sundari and let's keep the faith of positive energy:)ReplyDelete
Thank you Vishal! I agree :)Delete
This mythology also coincides with science, that it rains because of mountains. :-)ReplyDelete
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Everything is interconnected in nature. One cannot survive without the other. It doesn't make sense playing who's the best :DDelete
And yaaaaayyyyyyyyy! Tell me about it
Interesting, a story revolving around a mountain... Yet another great one, Sundari!ReplyDelete
Thank you Devika :D I added the link of the original story for your referenceDelete
I knew the original story, and I like the twist you've given to the tale :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Vinay :)Delete
I was not aware of the original story, so read that your story, one after the other. Liked the way you ended the story. Wonderful :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Shilpa :D Glad to hear thatDelete
I was waiting for the inevitable to happen. Indra's arrogance to kick in, he being taught a lesson etc etc. But wow what a twist! Indra owes you one :PReplyDelete
P.S. I agree with your ending note.
*Shantala @ ShanayaTales*
Doesn't he? LOL Thank you Shanaya :DDelete
I agree with your belief that there is no punishing God. Loved your spin on Indra's wrath. A humble Indra is refreshing!ReplyDelete
Thank you Suzy. Yeah, too much negativity begins to pall. We need loads more positive energy in the world :)Delete
Our Gods are how we have chosen to portray them. Whether we believe in a helpful, friendly God or a punishing, arrogant God... it is totally up to us. I personally don't like to believe in anything that scares me. :)ReplyDelete
I agree with you absolutely :) Thank you for stopping by ChickyDelete
I have never heard of this story before. Interesting read.ReplyDelete
Thank you Rajlakshmi. Glad you liked my post :)Delete
:) it is an Indra who blessed the people of Gokul, I like himReplyDelete
Yeah, that's why I wrote his character like this. If he is the lord of the Devas, he can't be bad, can he? :DDelete
Agree with you that God is no punishing entity. Krishna was saved from the task of lifting Govardhana :)ReplyDelete
True about Krishna. Didn't think of that. Thank you Prathima :)Delete
I loved this spin on the tale, Sundari! So much better than the original :) Yes, there is no such thing as the wrathful God of the Old Testament. Not in Hindu mythology anyway. There is a Righteous God, though, to keep evil at bay.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Shailaja :)Delete