10 Amazing Stories of Lord Vishnu you must read #1

We all know that Lord Vishnu married Goddess Lakshmi. Do you want to know the story of how they married?

The story of their marriage starts with Indra – the Lord of the Devas.

Now Indra was a very powerful God. He was the king of Heaven and the ruler of the other gods. However, all this got into his head. He became arrogant and became disrespectful to others.

Indra had a four tusked, beautiful white elephant called Airavatha. Whenever Indra felt like going out of the kingdom, he would occasionally travel on Airavatha.

One such time when Indra was travelling on Airavatha, he met Sage Durvasa coming from the other side.

Sage Durvasa was a powerful sage. As he was immersed in meditation most of the time, he had enormous yogic powers within him However he had one drawback. Sage Durvasa got angry exceptionally fast and also cursed people often.

Sage Durvasa while travelling the world had found a fragrant garland. The flowers of the garland never faded and remained fresh always. He was carrying the garland with him when he met Indra coming on Airavatha.

Sage Durvasa felt that Indra being the King of Gods should be given the garland.

On seeing Sage Durvasa, Indra curtly greeted the Sage without saluting him. In those days, it was customary to salute the wise and learned sages, giving them due respect.

Sage Durvasa however did not get angry at this. He handed over the garland to Indra. “Take the garland, Indra. It befits you well.”

Indra carelessly took the garland and placed it on Airavatha’s head. The aroma from the garland was so strong that Airavatha took the garland from his head and flung it down.

Looking at the careless manner in which Indra had treated the garland, Sage Durvasa got enraged, “Have you forgotten how to greet people and how to behave when you receive a gift. You insolent…”

Indra had the fright of his life. He suddenly remembered the long list of people whom Sage Durvasa had cursed and reduced them to nothing. He swallowed…Lord of the Gods or not, Sage Durvasa was not someone to be taken lightly.

He hastily got down from Airavatha and rushed forward fell on the sage’s feet to prevent the sage from saying anything further. Before the sage could complete his words, Indra cried, “Forgive me, Sage. I behaved badly. I should have respected you and…”

Sage Durvasa if anything got angrier and snorted, “Hah!” He blazed, “Now that you know I am going to curse you, you say you are sorry…Am I supposed to believe that you have realized your folly?…’

To be continued next week...🙏🙏

Published by Anita Vij

A caring mother of 2. A loving wife. An aspiring individual who wishes to share her life-long learnings with the rest of the world.

15 thoughts on “10 Amazing Stories of Lord Vishnu you must read #1

  1. Anita Ji
    Thank you so much for sharing stories on Lord Vishnu. Ancient ( pauranik) stories are highly meaningful, enlightening. We learn morality. At the same time we know about our Devatas. We grow more with devotion. And your story telling style is very nice.
    Waiting for the next one.
    Best regards 😊🙏

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    1. Thank you for appreciating this post. Just want to spread some knowledge about our Gods. Our new generation might not be interested in these stories but parents can tell them as a story and spread the word about our Sanskriti.😊

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      1. You are doing a great work 😌
        I understand what you are doing, because I am also doing the same.
        Together we can fulfill what we intend to do for spreading our Sanskrit Texts (Vedanta Darshan)and Sanskriti.
        God bless you, your family and friends. Looking forward for your new post. I am learning a lot from your post. Please find time to have a glance on my latest post
        Best regards 🙏


  2. Wonderful entrance; That teaches us what respect for the other is, because if we do not behave properly, letting ourselves be carried away by pride, then there are no excuses that will redeem our mistake. A warm greeting.

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      1. There is no reason to. You deserve it for the clarity of your insights. It happens that society has been sick for decades with an ever-deepening inequality. Unfortunately when the basal nucleus – the family – of society broke down in the 20th century, it has not been able to recover. We are worse than in those old days. A warm greeting.

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      2. Really, our Society has been sick for decades. And inequality is increasing. No time for human ( not all) to sit for a while to think about cultural heritage.
        In this platform, I see there are people doing great work for the Mankind by sharing their knowledge. Many writers are contributing their hardwork for the benefit of society.
        You have beautifully pointed out what our society needs now.
        My best regards 🙏🙏

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