Venkatraman.Chandrasekaran at NOKIA.COM Venkatraman.Chandrasekaran at NOKIA.COM
Wed Oct 9 18:55:45 CDT 2002

> He prayed to Lord Vishnu and Lord Vishnu entered in
> subtle form into the Vajra of Indra (which was made of
> the bones of Dadhichi). Maha Maya entered into the
> foam of the waters,foam being not dry or wet. The foam
> covered the Vajra. When struck by such a Vajra, Vritra
> was killed.
> For this treachery of cheating and killing a friend
> Indra spent a long long time in the stem of a lotus in
> the Manasa lake. The story continues .....

  If killing Vr~tra was indeed treachery and a misdeed
why then Devi, Vishnu willingly helped Indra in perpetrating 
the crime?
  What is the subtle meaning behind this story?


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