Shiv Jee | Stories-17
See also Vrikaasur
There was once an Asur whose name was Bhasmaasur. Once he did severe penance and pleased Shiv. Shiv appeared before him and asked him what he wanted. Bhasmaasur desired that his mere touching somebody's head should reduce the person to ashes. Shiv conferred him the boon. Now Bhasmaasur wanted to test it. Who else was better candidate than Shiv himself for this test? Shiv guessed it so he took to flight. He went in all Lok but he found Bhasmaasur following him, so he proceeded towards Vaikunth Lok.
When Vishnu saw Shiv running like this, he understood that Shiv is in trouble. In order to save him from that predicament, Vishnu appeared as a voluptuous damsel (Mohinee) before the pursuing Asur and enticed him. He became amorous and made advances to her. She asked him to go to a spring in front of them and rub himself with water, before embracing her. As he was taking bath under the spring, his hand touched his body, and eventually his head. As soon as he touched his head, he fell down in a heap of ashes.
Created and Maintained by Sushma Gupta
Created on March 15, 2003 and Updated on May 13, 2013