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Friday, November 2, 2018

King Manu and The Fish


King Manu and The Fish

Many years ago, King Manu, a noble man ruled the Earth. It is said that he was the first ruler of the earth. He was a man of great wisdom and was devoted to virtue. King Manu had been engaged in severe penance for thousands of years. On one fine day he went to a river near his palace to offer his prayers when he collected a tiny fish in his cupped hands, along with water by mistake. The king was about to let the fish escape into the river again when the fish spoke, “Great king, do not throw me away. Keep me with you. I shall be of help to you some day.”

The king was highly pleased by the fish’s request. So he brought the fish home. The king put the tiny fish in a jar. For a few days the fish remained happily in the jar. But then one day the king noticed that the fish was unable to move in the jar. It had grown so much that there was hardly any space in the jar. It made the fish very unhappy. So the king took pity on the fish and shifted it to a tank. For some days the fish remained happy in the tank but again it had grown so much that now it hardly had any room to move within the tank.
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So the king threw the fish in a lake. Its joy knew no bounds. It jumped and played in the lake. But in a few days the fish had grown again and now the lake was too small for it. When the king came to visit it he was shocked to see the fish so unhappy again. So he arranged some men to transfer the fish from the lake to a river. But in few days even the river proved to be too small for the fish.

The king realized that it was no ordinary fish. He bowed to the fish and said, “I now understand that you are no ordinary fish but a Lord. Bless me that I may run my kingdom with more justice and wisdom. Bless us that peace may always prevail in our land.”
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The fish said, “Great king, I am satisfied with your service towards me. I have come to warn you that in a few days it will start raining heavily. The rain will continue for the next seven days and there would be a huge flood that will drown the whole earth. You must build a big ship and fill it with good people, animals and plants of all kind and set sail.”

Though this prediction surprised King Manu, he did not say anything and decided to obey the fish’s order. He immediately set off to build a huge ship and filled it with all kinds of animals, plants and the good people. When it began to rain and the land was drowned by the ocean, he set sail in his ship.

For seven days it rained heavily and they sailed through the storms. But the ship did not sink. Do you know why? It was because the giant fish was carrying the ship on its back. This giant fish was Matsya, an Avtar of Lord Vishnu.

When the raining stopped and the flood was over, King Manu’s ship came ashore and all the animals, plants and good men who were on it, were saved. Together with them, King Manu then created a new kingdom and a new era started.
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