10 Amazing Stories of Lord Vishnu

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The Gods bowed their heads and thanked Vishnu, their joy knew no bounds. Already their visit to Lord Vishnu had revived them. Indra and the other Gods began to feel stronger…

‘Take care of the other things.’ Vishnu said. As the Gods were about to leave, Vishnu called them, ‘ Make sure you hold Vasuki’s tail and not his head, while churning the ocean.’ None of the Gods could make sense of the cryptic comment, but they knew that they had been dismissed. They left Vaikunta happier, knowing what had to be done…

Indra with Vayu and Agni first went to see the Asura King Bali.

On seeing Indra unarmed, the Asura king’s ministers wanted to kill Indra. However, Bali decided to hear them out.

Indra laid out the entire plan. ‘We want to get the Amrita out of the ocean.’ He began without any preamble.

 Indra watched Bali’s eyes grow round. His minster blankly stared at Indra, as if he had gone mad. ‘Amrita, you mean the Amrita. The one that…’

Bali looked at Indra and realized that he was speaking the truth. He silenced his minsters. ‘How do you propose to do that?’ He asked softly, wondering whether the Devas were trustworthy.

Indra told him about about Mount Mandara and Vasuki. ‘This cannot be done by you or by us alone…’

One of Bali’s minster interrupted harshly, ‘We do not need your help, you coward…we can do this…’

‘SILENCE!’ Bali roared and the minister abruptly stopped talking. Bali angrily eyed the minister and then turned to Indra, ‘We need each other. We do this together.’ 

He nodded his head curtly and dismissed Indra. Indra left with Vayu and Agni happy that the first part of the plan went well.

Indra then alone went to the Vasuki – the king of snakes.

Indra saluted Vasuki and told him about the Devas and the Asuras planned to churn the ocean and that they needed a rope.

Vasuki realized immediately his role and said hissing, ‘Well it is a tough job, but I agree. I assume I will get part of the nectar when the churning is done?’

To be continued…

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.

5 thoughts on “10 Amazing Stories of Lord Vishnu

  1. The story has highly spiritual meaning.
    Devas and asuras are part of senses. The mind is an ocean, where our thoughts and emotions play on it like the waves of the ocean. The Mandara mountain represents the virtues of steadiness and concentration.
    The Samudra or the Ocean of Milk actually represents the human Consciousness or the Jeevatma. The Churning of the Ocean embodies the journey of life undertaken by this Jeevatma during its tenure on earth. It represents all the moments of pleasure and pain, physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual struggles that it is put through in life.
    Anita ji, Thank you so much for sharing such an insightful story from Purana. Please continue. Excellent! Waiting for the next.

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    1. Thank you so much for explaining the whole story in a different perspective. It was not known to me.🙏🙏
      Pure consciousness is our spiritual essence. Being infinite and unbounded, it is also pure joy. Other attributes of consciousness are pure knowledge. This is our essential nature. Our essential nature is one of pure potentiality.Pure consciousness is our spiritual essence. Being infinite and unbounded, it is also pure joy. Other attributes of consciousness are pure knowledge, infinite silence, per-fect balance, invincibility, simplicity, and bliss. This is our essential nature. Our essential nature is one of pure potentiality.🙏😊


      1. Wonderful 😊🙏
        You have explained the Pure Consciousness in unique way. That is our Reality, True Identity. This is pure joy too.
        It is Pure Knowledge, Bliss and infinite. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge ☺️🙏


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