Shishu Sansaar | Stories-Gods
Garud Frees His Mother
Garud took some sea water and flew. The dust which was coming after him because of his wings movement also came with him. He extinguished the fire which was working as the boundary wall of the place where the Amrit was kept, by sea water. The dust which was coming along with Garud filled Devtaa's eyes who were keeping watch on Amrit. so they could not see Garud. Garud picked up the pitcher of Amrit and started his journey back. When Indra saw a bird taking Amrit he said - "Who is this who is taking Amrit?" Garud said - "I am taking your Amrit, you may take it from me. You can show your bravery."
Indra showered arrows at Garud but Garud wounded Airaavat and proceeded towards Prithvi. Indra said - "O sinless Garud, If you will give this Amrit to Naag's mother then all Naag will be immortal, so if you agree with me then I will bring this Amrit from there." Garud said - "My mother is in trouble because of this slavery. When she gets free from it and everybody knows that she has become free from her slavery, then you can bring that Amrit from there."
Garud brought the Amrit and gave it to his mother, and she gave it to Kadroo. Now her mother was a free woman. In the meantime Indra kept a poison pot in the place of the Amrit pot. Kadru called her sons and gave that poison to them saying - "May these Amrit drops always be in your families' mouths and you always be satisfied with this." After giving Amrit to his mother Garud came to Vishnu. Who reads or hears this story he gets free from all sins and goes to Dev Lok."
Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Modified on 05/05/13