In the previous episode, we were at a major juncture wherein the pot of treacherous poison emerged from beneath the ocean floor, as the drilling process was going on unabated. As the poison had to be neutralized before the other items from the ocean floor emerged, both the Devas and Raakshasas did not know how to proceed further. It is at this time Bhagawan Shiva comes to the rescue and He takes up the initiative to consume the poison all by himself. As Bhagawan Shiva starts consuming the poison, Goddess Parvathi Devi rushes near Him, holds His neck and stops the poison from diffusing inside His body. Since the poison stayed put in His neck, and since the neck turned blue in color due to the impact of the poison, Bhagawan Shiva is also referred famously as Bhagawan Neela-Kanta.
As this happens, the drilling process continues further, and finally the divine “Amrita” comes out of the Ocean floor. As it comes out, both the camps are overwhelmed! Finally the mission has been achieved! Their hard and strenuous work bears fruit! Both the camps rejoice in the success. However, the problem comes here – Who will get what share of the “Amrita”? Indra was now very particular that the entire “Amrita” should go only to the Devas camp and nothing should go to the other side. He felt that if Raakshasas become immortal, the world wouldn’t be able to sustain due to the atrocities that these people would create. However, the Raakshasas were not willing to relent. They’ve of course worked hard for the drilling process and they didn’t want to go empty-handed! A big fight started between the two camps and Indra once again ran to Bhagawan Vishnu for a solution! Bhagawan Vishnu immediately gets into the act, and this is where we have the “Mohini Avatara”.
This is going to be a very interesting event here, where Bhagawan Vishnu disguises Himself as a beautiful and an attractive woman who comes with the pot of the divine “Amrita” towards both the camps. Upon looking at a beautiful woman coming towards them, the Raakshasas were so mesmerised on the spot! They fell in love with this beautiful woman immediately and totally were unaware that this was a ploy against them! As the Raakshasas clearly fell into the trap, Bhagawan Mohini now sets the rules of the ‘distribution’. She asks both the camps to be seated opposite to each other and that, the instruction was to wait for each other’s turn and not to rush at the same time. Thus, all the Devas took their places on one side and all the Raakshasas were sitting on the other side.
The distribution starts. Bhagawan Mohini commences Her distribution agenda with the Devas. Thus, according to the plan, each and every person in the Deva camp, including Indra gets his due share of the “Amrita” and with this, Indra regains all his lost power, position, kingdom, etc. He and the Devas thus become immortal too. The Raakshasas on the other hand, were admiring Bhagawan Mohini and Her beauty, and were totally lost in the “Moha” (Illusion) that was created! Little were they aware that they were being tricked and all the “Amrita” was going to be distributed only to the Devas and not to them!
As this is going on thus, there were two Raakshasas who smelt a ploy happening here! They were just looking at the pot of “Amrita” and the quantity was becoming lesser and lesser as the Devas were consuming it entirely. They had a doubt that when Mohini came to the other side, nothing would be left over! Moreover, these two Raakshasas were totally spellbound by the stupidity of their peers, as they were totally lost in the illusion. Hence, they decided to come up with a plan!
Now who are these two Raakshasas and what was their plan? Let’s eagerly wait till the next episode to find out! Stay tuned! 🙂