you must read # 6
Agni looked at Varuna, slowly a hope creeping into his tired eyes. However Indra frowned, ‘However my Lord, how can we get the Amrita out of the ocean…And my Lord, why do we need the help of the Asuras…? Why….?’
Vishnu held up his hands, Indra was indeed a good leader, who thought through everything…’Patience my good Indra. The Amrita has to be churned out of the ocean. For that, you need a churner. Mount Mandara will be your churner.’
Vayu’s eyes grew round – Lifting Mount Mandara on the best of days was impossible. Lifting it in their present condition was going to be impossible.
Indra however understood. They needed the help of the Asuras to break the mountain and take it to the Ocean. However, he had another question.
‘My Lord,’ Indra bowed, ‘The rope for churning the ocean?’
Vishnu smiled, ‘Ask Vasuki the snake God to be the rope. Promise his share in the nectar, I think he will agree.’
Indra bowed. There was one question which was burning him. He however had no doubt that the Dark God had thought about it.
Agni however asked the question for him, ‘My lord, if the Asuras help us, we would have to share the nectar with them, how can we stop them?
Vishnu smiled and gave a mischievous smile. ‘I will take care of that.’ The finality with which he said it brooked no further arguments. The Gods had no doubt that Lord Vishnu would give them the Amrita.
Lord Vishnu looked at the tired faces of all the Gods and said, ‘Henceforth you will not feel as tired as you are now. Though I cannot turn back the curse of the great sage Durvasa, I can make it go slow. You will lose your energy slowly. Make sure, you finish the job before you lose all your energy.’
To be continued…🙏🏻🙏🏻