The bright celestials of Heaven were
seated in their Assembly Hall, Sudharma. They were sad and thoughtful.
moaning of mortals reached their ears; the oppression, the tyranny and the lawlessness on
earth troubled them.
Mother Earth overburdened by her load, repaired to this assembly of
gods in Mount Meru. On her way, she met the holy sage Narada, the messenger of Heaven. He
wafted in the air as he played the divine theme on his Veena. He escorted Mother Earth to
They both entered the abode of the celestials. They found the bright
ones seated; deep silence prevailed in the hall. Their lustre dazzled Narada Peace and
silence reigned everywhere.
Who would help them? Narada thought of Brahma, the creator. He went to
that wise and good deity and requested his help. Mother Earth narrated her sad tale. The
devas directed them to approach Siva, the Supreme God. Brahma and Narada proceeded to the
snowy peak of Mount Kailas where dwelt the great Siva.
They found the great God seated in the posture of a Yogi with his
matted locks and the crescent moon on his forehead. Benignance and compassion for all
reigned in his peaceful countenance.