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The Gods of Winds

A warring god of wind storms and lightening,
Rudra, rough looking, well built, braided hair
Golden in color, of firm limbs widening
With streaks of lightening and fearful blares
Making nervous with fear all the beings.
But caters medicines to the world with care
The wind God is the breath bringer to all
Perfumes, caresses and senses at his call.

Rudra sired his wife Deeti with a son
Deeti vowed to keep him in her womb for more years
Letting the child be more and more brawny one.
Indra, the chief deity of heaven, out of fear,
Entered her womb and chopped him with passion
But pieces so strong reformed into numbers. 
They were named as Maruts, varied Gods of wind
Who lash the world from end to end with great dins.

They are progeny of Rudra, the bulls of heaven,
Radiant in serried rank free from spots and stains
Who drench the earth with heavy rains uneven.
No one know from where they take shape and rain
Spreading forth darkness during the day time even.
Bring health and wealth in noisy way, but veterans.
*"The winds of God’s grace are always blowing
It is left to us how to set the sails flowing."

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*Rudra, Maruts and Deeti are characters in Hindu Mythology*
* Inspired by a quote
December 21, 2014
Third Place win
Form: Ottava Rima - Rhyme Scheme abababcc, dededeff, ghghghii
Sources : Wikipedia - hinduwebsites

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Date: 1/4/2015 8:45:00 AM
Love this, dear friend.. Congrats on a great win. I could read the first stanza over and over.. Also fav the ending quote.. Hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 1/3/2015 9:00:00 PM
Wonderful write Dr. Ram! Congrats on top place win with ur write on Rudra! Wish u a very happy new year !
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Date: 1/2/2015 11:41:00 PM
Dr Ram, Congrats on your win... Linda :
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Date: 1/2/2015 7:49:00 PM
You got in a lot of good stories about the gods of winds with yours. Congrats on a great win.
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Date: 1/2/2015 7:22:00 PM
hows the view from up in the #1 group, congratulations on another fine poem Dr. M
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Date: 1/2/2015 2:18:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Dr. Ram. Very informative and well-written. Sandra
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Date: 1/2/2015 1:01:00 PM
Well done and many congrats and best wishes Dr ram xx
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Date: 1/2/2015 12:52:00 PM
Congrats Doc, Good Job :)
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Date: 1/2/2015 12:08:00 PM
Dr. Ram, your highly expressive poem is a natural winner and as always you teach us something new, congrats!
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Date: 1/2/2015 12:03:00 PM
Based on Hindu Mythology...great poem. Congrats on win. Regards Mehtasaab> Rajat
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Date: 1/2/2015 10:59:00 AM
so beautifully flowing with great description and detail - many congrats :-) Hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 1/2/2015 9:38:00 AM
Hi Dr. Mehta, Very descriptive. Nicely done. I particularly like the wording, "drench the Earth with heavy rains uneven." I think uneven rains are great. Congratulations on your excellent win. Happy New Year! Earl
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Date: 1/2/2015 9:33:00 AM
Congrats on a great win Dr Ram...Happy New Year
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Date: 1/2/2015 4:22:00 AM
Another pointer to your excellence, congrats Dr. Ram....huggs
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Date: 1/2/2015 2:15:00 AM
congrats on 1st Ram well researched and written ty for your support hugs
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Dr.Ram Mehta
Date: 1/2/2015 6:08:00 AM
Thanks, Shadow and wish you all the best of 2015
Date: 12/23/2014 4:19:00 PM
Thank you Dr Ram for this insight into the God of Wind.
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Date: 12/23/2014 11:31:00 AM
Very nicely penned ...I like the way you ended it....Merry Christmas to you Dr Ram
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Date: 12/22/2014 6:12:00 PM
Dr. Ram, you can easily tackle a complex poem structure as easily as an smooth flowing romanic piece. Your Hindu Methology write is truly impressive!
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Date: 12/22/2014 5:01:00 AM
- Dr. Ram my friend, a very beautiful poem - I wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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