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Shani began to think, “I am Shanishwara, have never went in the path of Adharma. I have only given the effects to everyone based on one’s Karmic effects. But this Kali is set to outcome myself. Looks like this is a time Shani himself will be possessed with 7.5 years of Shani or Ashtama Shani or so.” Right at this moment, Neela Devi called him for a private discussion.
Kali who is planning to drive away Venkatava himself, why won’t he create a problem in our marital life itself? He has to be separated from my husband or else it wil become a big problem, she thought.
“Do not create any issues between Garuda and Narayana. Who is this Kali? Don’t get him to drive you the way he wants.” – she said.
“Slowly..let him not hear what we discuss.” – cautioned Shani.
“Why are you scared? Is he powerful than you?”
“Is it?! Are you going to listen to him and create a problem between Garuda and Narayana?”
“I cannot say. But if such a situation would arise, I cannot stop it.”
“O Lord. All the three worlds praise your righteousness. Should you even think of creating trouble to the Lord who protects everything in the universe? What harm did Garuda do to you?”
“Even I thought of these at first. But Brahma has given me an order. Based on that, I may have to comply with Kali Purusha even if I don’t like it seems.” – Shani was genuinely sad.
“What is that order?”
“It is a devya rahasya. I cannot share it.”
“Fair enough. I shall ask this to Lord Brahma itself.”
“What’s the use? His orders are orders. I am going to comply to it.”
“Kali is going to rule the Earth. Adharma will rise. Even the Gods will be affected.”
“If even the Gods will be affected, Brahma Deva will be no exception. Why then did he create Kali?”
“That is Brahma. Not just him, the holy trinity themselves have approved of it.”
“Let it be then. But I would suggest you stay away from all these. Let Brahma and Kali deal with it.”
“O Devi. Please do not worry or interfere. Watch if Kali or Narayana wins in this.”
“Let me watch all that. But shouldn’t we watch something else which is about to happen?” – said Neela Devi.
“Once you have decided to help Kali, there is no point in living with you.”
“You are going to create dispute between Narayana Deva and Garuda. You say that this must be done. Then I am going to be separated from you. Try stopping this.”
Shani was shocked at this. Kali on this side was worried so much that Shani hasn’t returned yet. All his plans to defeat Venatava is going futile. He thought if he can defeat Venkatava, no one would dare to oppose his plans in the Earth. He remembered what Brahma Deva told him. He suggested to take the help of Shani when required as Kali would not be able to do anything without Shani.
At last, Shanishwara came out. Kali was eager to know if this is a yes or no. Shani’s face wasn’t that bright. Neela Devi began to go away from Shani along with her friends. While she never uttered a word to Shani, she murmured out of anger against Kali. After a brief silence, Shani began to speak.
“Kali, I am in a big dilemma. Pray on my behalf. I will sit on Garuda’s tongue. Is this enough?”
Kali was happy. But he pretended to be concerned about Shani’s welfare. “It seems your beloved wife is not pleased with you?” – he asked.
“That’s none of your business. I gave my word for which you came for. Why bother about anything else?” – Shani vented his frustration.
“Thanks a lot for your help. I shall pray to Brahma. Please do not forsake me.” – Kali fell at Shani’s feet.
“Go at once to Tirumala before the situation there change” – said Shani. He had decided to go along with Kali thinking of the fate. What is he going to do when even the holy trinity has approved of Kali’s existence? He was however thinking about Neela Devi’s separation. Even before a split between Garuda and Venkatava happen, I am separated from my wife. Looks like I am possessed by Kali’s effect myself, he thought.
Garuda in the meantime hastily arrived at Tirumala trying to meet the Lord. But the Dwara Palaka (Jaya and Vijaya), who guard the gates of Lord Vishnu stopped Garuda himself, greatly frustrating him.
“Who gave the authority to stop me?” – Garuda was furious.
“O Garuda! Please calm down. Who else can command us? It is Lord Vishnu himself.”
“The planetory position of yours are not right. You will be possessed by Shani and therefore the Lord has advised you to act very thoughtfully.”
“What does it mean?”
“Lord Vishnu is not in a position to meet you now.”
“Oh is it so? Then convey this to your Vishnu that Garuda told this: – “Let him drive in some other vehicle. Garuda is no longer ready to carry him around.” – Garuda left the place frustrated. The guards were shocked at his words.
~ to be continued…!
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