Indra is the heavenly and arrogant king. One day Rishi Durvasa came with an divine gift of a garland in the form of 'Prasad' after his daily but our King Indra being too arrogant took it from him without having any gratitude and gave the garland which came as 'Prasad' to his vehicle 'Aravata' .This idiotic Aravata did not what to do with it and crushed it under his feet. A stunned and baffled Rishi Durvasa curses him that all heavenly wealth and happiness will be gone. The passer by Apsara's got worried. One of Apsara Menka who was close to Narad Muni went and narrated the entire story in a melodramatic way. The ever knowing Narad Muni laugh aloud and said, dear Devi don't you know that I am all knower and all rounder roamer who has travelled all the three worlds. Hmm I know about that and what you do there also Nautanki Narad saying this Apsara leaves to her paradise without any backward glance. When she reaches her paradise she finds her paradise and other paradise in darkness .This darkness was due to Indra's disrespect towards Rishi Durvasa. The other devatas tried to persuaded Rishi Durvasa to reduce the power of his curse but all went in vain as he was not going to listen any one of them .Finally all other devatas along king Indra went Brahma dev as he felt ashamed and helpless about his power. Brahma dev who was sitting and doing his meditation looked up and welcome them. He asked regarding their purpose of their visit. Looking at their pale faces he understands what went wrong. But he chose to remind silent. Here Narad Muni went to Vaikunta to give his daily updates to the lord Vishnu. He narrated the entire story as how Rishi Durvasa came in to give a divine garland as a 'Prasad' to Indra but he did not accept it very well and that led to the curse given Rishi Durvasa that all the wealth and happiness of heaven will be lost. This all due to Indra's arrogance so do something about otherwise there will lot of destruction happening around.
They all told Brahma Dev regarding the happening .Brahma Dev nodded and said "Dear children I can't do anything about the curse by Rishi Durvasa but then you can go ask for help lord Vishnu " .I can't guarantee his help in this matter as Rishi Durvasa is powerful person whose curse can't averted or be lesson until Rishi was willing to let go. Feeling dejected they rush to Vaikunta and they all narrate the happening of the day .Indra who felt ashamed of his power and arrogance surrenders himself at the feet of lord Vishnu and asks him for forgiveness the actions .Lord Vishnu smiling replied to him "I am very happy that you understood faults and surrendered to me so I will surely help you in this and while doing this task you have to take help of the Auras ". But never ever disrespect any kind person who brings an offering to you like the way you did with Rishi Durvasa and lord Vishnu took a form of Kurma to help them churn mandara mountain by keeping the mountain on his back..Thus Kurma avatar of Lord Vishnu was revealed to the world.
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