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Incineration of Love God Madan Cupid 3

Incineration of  Love God Madan ( Cupid )
Three of Many
Originally written in Hindi by my late father Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor
1899 to 1994
English version by Ravindra K Kapoor.

Prelude to this epic.
According to Indian mythology Madan the Love God or Cupid was asked to divert the attention of Lord Shiva*, the supreme God of Hindus, who was lost in deep meditation,  so that Lord Shiva may be requested to help the Gods from the attacks of the demon supreme immortal Tarakasur. However, when Madan disturbed Him in meditation Shiva became too furious and opened His third eye. Madan the Cupid God got burnt by the fire of the anger of his third eye. This epic reveals many interesting incidents about this story later in this series…..

(Hindi Name)  Madan Dahan

Passion had not attained,
Control over human life,
Serene Love then prevailing,
Was the ideal  worship.

Gold had not blackened,
Mind and heart of humans,
Service of all was then,
Lives most glorious action.

Work of Brahma* the creator,
Was at the verge of completion,
Vishnu* the preserver of Universe,
Had created livelihoods for all.

Kanpur India 23rd April 2012 

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*Brahma-	According to the Puranas, Brahma is self-born in the lotus flower. Another legend says that Brahma was born in water. A seed that later became the golden egg. From this golden egg.. The remaining materials of this golden egg expanded into the Brahman?a or Universe.

* Vishnu -Vishnu is the supreme God  of Hinduism. It describes Vishnu as the All-Pervading essence of all beings, the master of—and beyond—the past, present and future, one who supports, sustains and governs the Universe and originates and develops all elements within. Vishnu governs the aspect of preservation and sustenance of the universe, so he is called "Preserver of the universe".

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  1. Date: 5/10/2012 7:33:00 PM
    what is Vishnu relationship with Krishna.

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 7:37:00 PM
    still trying to understand the concept of the names of Gods, your Gods. with the names of my Gods. is Vishnu the same as Jehovah?don't answer that!!!

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 9:30:00 AM
    Hi Ravi, I've read three so far and will return to read the rest. Quite a story of folklore from your country. So nice you can share these things with us as India has always been a land of mystery to me. I'm glad to have a taste of what makes your country unique. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 8:56:00 AM
    I missed a few days and am catching up. I wish I could tell your father Thank you.

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 4/27/2012 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Joann for your continued interest...Ravindra
  1. Date: 4/24/2012 7:28:00 PM
    It sounds like it was a wonderful time!! Well depicted, Ravindra.

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 4/27/2012 8:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea for your continued interest and wonderful comments...Ravindra
  1. Date: 4/23/2012 8:37:00 PM
    Ravindra, a wonderful continued story.. very deep, like the reality that blackens our love... .. this is a wonderful way to express the magic and love that can change all the universe. I love keeping track of all the inspiration, you lend throughout your poetry, and your late fathers wisdom when writing. Always looking forward to your inspiring mind. Have yourself a wonderful night,..always. PD

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 12:23:00 PM
    thank you for sharing, my friend - I have enjoyed all three parts. A lovely tribute to your late father

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 11:22:00 AM
    Thank you for the interesting and informative write, I really enjoyed this hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 8:11:00 AM
    I enjoyed this one very much, Ravindra. I am looking forward to future poems to see what may become of this. Hugs, Catie :)

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 4/23/2012 9:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your continued interest.
  1. Date: 4/23/2012 6:36:00 AM
    The story written by my late father Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor of this Epic starting from the pre- civilization era belonging to a period more than many many thousands of years back. Hope this would be an interesting feature for the readers of current century, who lives in an era of changing values, traditions and even relations. With best wishes...Ravindra