The irony of ideals from cosmos
Forbidding a fragrant flower
Being offered to the auspicious one
Yet used to enliven the soul and senses.
The fate of a cream-colored flower
Foredoomed by the supreme divinity
A very dear to Lord Shiva
Succumbed to deception betwixt wrangle.
Lord Vishnu coveted internal happiness
Lord Brahma, to eliminate the desires
A contention fueled up and arose between the deities
With Lord Shiva addressed as the arbiter.
Mahakala, appeared as Jyotirmaya Linga
Asked the ever-victorious Anantajeet and the Creator
To seek the beginning and end of Linga
With threads of hope the deities advanced.
Adeep, the Lord of Light doomed and foiled
Neared Jagadisha in obeisance
In the cloudy adobe, pure and ecstatic
Perceived Shiva as the Swaroopa of Brahmaand.
Ketaki flower, naïve and pleasant
Floated aimlessly in the carousel around Linga
Trideva persevered afore his ego
Solicited the bloom into bearing false witness.
The perjurer however had to pay a price
Shiva’s vexation cursed Lord Brahma
Of not being worshipped in temples anymore
The floweret will not be used as worship to gods.
The love of Shiva for floret
Now turned into a disparaging disgrace
But as sunlight skimmed across universe
Pleads of Ketaki were contemplated.
The beautiful monsoon flower
Got back its praise and amour
Harmonize, sweet and silently buoyant
Although hinderances, Ketaki was joyful and pious afresh.
Anantajeet – Lord Vishnu
Swaroopa- Form of the creator of universe ,Lord Shiva
Creator – Lord Brahma
Mahakala – Lord Shiva
Adeep, Lord of Light – Lord Vishnu
Jagadisha- Lord Shiva
Trideva- Lord Brahma