Trifles are, more often than not, the causes of catastrophic changes. Such is the case of Mother Parvathi and holy Ganges, the twin wives of Lord Shiva.
Enraged at the discourteous way in which the two wives ell to quarrelling even in his presence the Lord cursed them to be at once born to a prostitute mother on the earth.
How inconsiderate the quality of anger --- of even Gods!
all the city of Benares shared the bounty of Viswamohini the greatest of prostitutes. She was blessed by becoming the mother of the two Goddesses and they were called Mahananda (Parvathi) and Sadananda (Ganga).
As they grew of age the mother yearned her hoarding up of immense wealth through Jambuka her brother. He was the Agent-General of supplies.
One day when in worship of Shiva on the banks of the Ganges, Narada appeared and blessed Mahananda. But when she craved for 'Panchakshari" She was denied it on the plea of her birth. This strengthened her resolve to obtain Shiva at any cost.
All the machinations of Viswamohini and her brother failed on both the girls.
Narada went to Swarga and kindled the love of Indra by this praise of the virtuous Mahananda. As iron to magnet he started to gratify his lust in spite of the warnings of Narada.
Narada's prayer to Shiva to save the unfortunate girls were heard in Kailas.
Narada and Thumbura the celestial musician conspired to teach Indra a lesson and they took the shapes of a beggar boy (Narayana) and girl (Thumba) respectively.
Tample manners and cunning overtures lured many a milionaire into Viswamohini's clutches only to be disappointed and deprived of their wealth in the end.
Then came Indra. Sadananda was presented as Mahananda. Thumba who joined their service persuaded her to be ... him since no harm could befall her on account of the