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Mohini Avatar: The Magical Tale of Enchanting Adventures

Here is the story from the Vishnu Puran, where Mohini Avatar brings back the balance to the world

The precursor to the Mohini Avatar

Devas, who were like the good guys, and the Asuras, who were not so good, got involved in a Devasur Sangram. and if you do not know Devasur is a combo of Dev plus Asur and Sangram means war.

Asuras were brutal, and more powerful than Devas. They were using all the bad tactics available and eventually, won.

And now the world belonged to them.

Devas lost all their powers and were at an all-time low. That’s when they went to Bhagwan Vishnu who suggested them to churn the cosmic ocean called the Ksheer Sagar

But they cannot do it alone as they have lost their powers, so they asked Bhagwan Vishnu for a solution, who suggested them to do it with Asuras.

But why would Asuras do this?

Don’t you know, that Lord Vishnu has all the answers? He smiled and suggested a suitable bait.

The idea was a hit and soon Asuras were ready to work with Devas to churn the ocean because they realised that something very special called Amrit would come out of Samudra Manthan, which could make them live forever.

They planned that the moment it came out, they would through Devas away and drink it all among themselves

What they did not know, Bhagwan Vishnu already knew their wicked plans and thought out the right solution for them.

The Churning of the Cosmic Ocean

To churn this great Ksheer Sagar, they wanted a big spinning stick and of course a rope of similar size.

They used a huge mountain called Mount Mandara or let’s say Mandara Parvat as the spinning stick, and the mighty serpent Vasuki as the rope.

Nagraj Vasuki in Samudra Manthan

As they started to churn, the ocean rumbled, and many amazing things started coming out – sparkling jewels like Kaustubh mani, magnificent creatures like the seven-headed horse Uchchaihshravas, and even gods and goddesses!

But the most enchanting surprise was yet to come.

The appearance of Mohini Avatar

As the churning continued, a beautiful and graceful form appeared – it was Mohini Avatar! Mohini was like a celestial princess with the most dazzling beauty you can imagine. Her presence made everyone stop and stare, even devas and asuras forgot about the churning for a moment.

Mohini Avatar at Samudra Manthan

Now, here’s where the story gets really interesting.

The gods and demons saw something very special in the ocean – the elixir of immortality, the magical potion that could make them live forever. You guessed it right, It’s Amrit

But there was a problem – everyone wanted it, and a big fight was about to start!

That’s when Lord Vishnu, who is like the wise protector of the universe, had a clever idea. He transformed into Mohini, this mesmerizing and enchanting lady. Mohini started to dance, a dance so beautiful that it captured the attention of everyone around. The demons, especially, were so fascinated by Mohini’s dance that they forgot all about the elixir.

While the demons were enchanted by Mohini, Lord Vishnu, in this lovely form, gave the elixir to the gods, ensuring they got what they needed. Mohini’s dance not only saved the day but also brought back harmony and balance to the world.

And so, the gods sipped the magical elixir Amrit, becoming stronger and immortal, while Mohini’s dance became a legendary tale of beauty, cleverness, and bringing balance to the cosmic world. And that, my little friend, is the magical story of Mohini Avatar and the Ksheer Sagar Manthan!

Anupam Kaushik

Mr. Anupam Kaushik, the founder of Mokshaverse, is passionate about children and futuristic education. He has helped several school leaders, students, parents, and entrepreneurs around education.

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