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Incineration of Love God Madan Cupid 01 of many

Incineration of Love God Madan ( Cupid )
One 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


Ages before in Satyug* or the Golden Age,
When Cupid was wandering in human form,
And humans were living on Earth,
Without passion and were even free from lust.

He kept man and woman all,
Intoxicated with the wine of love, and
Blended with the beauty and loveliness,
He was prevailing in every innocent heart.

He was dwelling as the charm of everyone,
In the tender heart of a woman,
And in the attractions of a youthful body,
Was wandering even,  in the courtyards of Gods.
Ravindra
Kanpur India 20th April 2012
To continue…..



Clarifications:
*Yug or Yuga 
Yuga in Hinduism, is the "Yuga (Age or Era) of Truth", when mankind is governed by gods, and every manifestation or work is close to the purest ideal.
* The cycle Yugas (Ages) in Indian mythology
The yugas are said to succeed each other almost endlessly. After the perfect Satya Yuga, a decline marks the Treta Yuga. Further decline brings about the Dwapara Yuga, and after it comes the final and dark Kali Yuga, a time of wickedness, when man kills another man. At the end of the cycle a Divine Being is said to take birth and reestablish righteousness, thus beginning a new Satya Yuga.
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  1. Date: 11/18/2013 9:10:00 PM

    A very enjoyable read this eve xxx

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 8:46:00 PM

    ok . i'm intrested as long as you keep the lessons short.

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor Date: 5/4/2012 9:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks John for your interest. I hope to place only 3 stanzas in each episode. Shall be visiting your poem soon. With best wishes..Ravindra
  1. Date: 4/21/2012 10:03:00 PM

    So here it is! LIke you talked about in your blog. Very nice, Ravindra. Sure wish I saw you more often here at Soup. Thanks for reading my poem today and for this interesting poem of yours. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 11:57:00 AM

    I did enjoy this story and am looking forward to the reast of it. i also like how you posted information for us at the bottom. Thank you. A great tribute to your father's work.

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 11:18:00 AM

    Unique, original, insightful work. Magically penned!

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 11:01:00 AM

    Hullo Ravindra. Good to see you post again. I hope you are doing well. This post is a wonderful insight into your culture. Ah yes, the Kali Yuga and Satya Yuga. It is obvious with how much passion and effort you display poems and topics of this nature. This is of course also a nice dedication to your Father. I couldn't help but notice that he lived to be 95 years old....a good, full life!

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 10:27:00 AM

    Hi Ravindra. This is such a lovely poem, beautiful indeed. Thank you so much for the short glimpse into a culture that is foreign to me. I enjoyed it. best wishes, and hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 10:18:00 AM

    I am quite hopeful that this new series would be liked by all the poetry lovers, who always want to see and welcome the beauties of other cultures and beliefs with open arms. With best wishes and love...Ravindra