you must read#3
The guard asked Agni what had happened. Agni explained haltingly about what happened. The guard’s eyes looked wildly as he looked panic-stricken. ‘We are doomed…’ He whispered softly.
Indra looked sharply at the guard, ‘Explain yourself, my man. What happened?’
The Guard still looked terrified when he whispered, ‘It is the Asuras, sir… they are attacking us….’
The Guard looked at the floor, wondering whether anyone would even survive the attack, forget defending themselves.
Indra and his council of Gods looked like they had been petrified. This was bad, very bad. The Devas and the Asuras were forever at war and more often than not, the Devas won because of their superior technology. However now with the Devas feeling so tired, they doubted whether they could even survive the fight let alone win it.
Indra knew it was suicide to even try to defend themselves. However, he was left with no choice. In those days, when anyone was challenged to a fight, they had to fight back. It was a matter of honor.
Needless to say, the Devas were routed and most of them fled Devaloka. The Asuras laughed at the Devas calling them cowards and the chief of the Asuras – Bali crowned himself as the King of Devaloka.
The Devas thrown out of their home went to the Creator – Brahma’s place – Satyaloka. Tired and unhappy with their defeat at the hands of the Asuras, the Devas were glad to finally reach Brahma’s place. They saluted Brahma and told him everything and asked for a way out.
Brahma was flabbergasted. How could Indra behave so arrogantly towards a noble sage? Brahma yelled at Indra, ‘How could you, Indra? I had asked you to be patient and wise as a leader. You do not behave like someone you are the King of Devas…’ He said his eyes blazing looking at Indra.
To be continued…