7 April 2016

Fullara Devi-Sati and Shiva. Alphabet F for the # a to z challenge

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Where do I begin 
This tale of love 
Dear readers
There dwelt Adi-Yogi Shiva
In unity with Shakti
Mother of the Mighty Three
In a time beyond time.

All was well.

She separated from her Lord
To help create the Brahmannda

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Her work done 
The one way she could return
Was tedious to say the least

She had to be born of Daksha
The son of Brahma,
Making her at the same time
Her own
Great grandmother and grandchild

After many a hurdle 
Shakti, now Sati
United with her ascetic Hero
In marriage.

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There the story does not end,
For Daksha the vengeful
Carried in him the venom
Of senseless hatred

Finally causing Sati to 
Fling herself into his Yajna fire
Rather than bear insult
To her spouse

Tandava shook Heaven and Earth
Shiva's agony unbounded
unleashed a mighty rage

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He carried the corpse of Sati
His beloved - while he danced
The universe unable to bear 
The weight of it all.

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Every being as one pleaded with Vishnu
Who tried to calm and appease
One who tore like a hurricane 
All over the land of mortals

In the end 
Nature took things in her hands
Dropping the Divine feminine
All over in bits
Her lips at Fullara

Now worshipped as Fullara devi
Fifty-one Shaktipeethas 
Marking the Goddess parts

Bhairava your Lord
Finally ensconced 
To be forever with you. 

 * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullara
 * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakti_Peetha

I am writing poetry based on Indian mythology/history for the April 2016 A to Z challenge. Please read, comment and share freely and do come back :)

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