Curse from Durvasa Muni • Durvasa Muni once cursed Lord Indra because he haughtily threw a garland Durvasa gave him. • Durvasa cursed him that the devas would lose all their powers. • After seeing the devas in a weakened state, the Asuras attacked Devas and the Devas lost! • The Asuras then took over the Three Worlds (Bhu, Bhuvar & Svar).
Divine Nectar • At that time, both Devas and Asuras were also mortal. • Amrit, the divine nectar that would give immortality could only be obtained by churning the Ocean of Milk. • The devas and asuras both sought immortality and decided to churn the Ocean of Milk.
Churning of Milky Ocean • Lord Vishnu incarnated as Kurma, the tortoise, on whom was placed the Mantara mountain as a churning pole • And Vasuki, the great venom-spewing serpent, was wrapped around it and used to churn the ocean. • With the devas on one side and the asuras on the other, the Ocean of Milk was churned.
Goddess Lakshmi Emerged • A host of divine celestial objects came up during the churning. • Among these, importantly, was Goddess Lakshmi (SanchalaLakshmi), the daughter of the king of the milky ocean. • Goddess Lakshmi went to Vaikuntha and lived with Lord Vishnu.
Video Clip • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oau8fkO51N0&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=188BA30B6DFF0D40
Quiz Time • Who cursed Lord Indra ? • Durvasa Muni • What did the Devas and Asuras want and why? • Amrit; for immortality • What is the name of the snake used to wrap Mantara mountain to churn milky ocean? • Vasuki • Name any four names of Goddess Lakshmi ? • Adi Lakshmi, Aishwarya Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi, Veera Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Santhana Lakshmi, Divya Lakshmi and, Gaja Lakshmi