Posted: 04 May 2013 at 2:08am | IP Logged
Indra announces to the devas that he's resigning, since the tridevs are not helping him.
The devas then offer him all their weapons, but Indra says - look, you all were fighting alongside me, it's not that we didn't have them available. They just were ineffective. So I'll go ahead and resign.
The devas all clamor, 'Please don't resign'
Indra tells Brihaspati, 'Look at them - this is just what I wanted - maybe that will convince the tridevs to support me. This is just reminescent of what will happen in Indra in Kalyug in the 80s, when you'll see chief ministers resigning, and their followers demonstrating for them to take back their resignations, and in some cases, even commit self immolation'.
Brihaspati: 'Nobody is gonna do any of that out here'
Indra: Maybe, but they will definitely force the tridevs to support me.
The devas offer to go and annoy the tridevs, and so Brahma & Vishnu appear b4 them and hand over Indra the Brahmashira & the Narayanastra. Indra is thrilled and takes back his resignation
Brahma: The right time for your resignation hasn't yet arrived
Indra: Now, thanks to both of you, nor will it! I'm off
Elsewhere, Kalnemi is discussing the marriage w/ Sarpmani, when Jalandhar comes in and asks for Vrinda's hand in marriage.
Kalnemi: I've already promised that to Sarpmani.
Jalandhar approaches Sarpmani, and asks him whether he objects to him marrying Vrinda?
Sarpmani: Absolutely not, since I only asked for Vrinda's hand in marriage. I certainly don't want the rest of her, or I'd have to put up w/ her Vishnu worship and her dreary bhashans. Why don't we split her? I'll marry her hands, you marry the rest of her. She won't be able to pray to Vishnu, which is a win for you, while I get her hands
Jalandhar: Okay, genius, how do you think she'd continue treating her patients?
Sarpmani: With her nursing staff. Once she's married to you, you don't expect her to actually touch others, do you? That'll defeat the reason Sukhi wants you to marry. She'll have her nursing staff to work on her patients, while she just gives orders. No hands required for any of that. So how about it?
Jalandhar: You do know that 'hand in marriage' is just a metaphor, don't you, genius?
Sarpmani: Meta for what? Why would I use metas again - I say what I mean and mean what I say! When I asked Kalnemi for her hand, that's all I wanted. Her hand. Here, if her hand is so valuable to you, just give me her left hand.
Jalandhar (now getting annoyed and impatient): I'm sorry. If you want to take her, you better take the whole of her.
Vrinda comes in and tells them, 'I'm not a toy that you 3 can just hand me over however you like'.
Sarpmani: I'm out. I only wanted your hand, but your father & boyfriend want to give me the whole of you. Let them put up w/ it. I won't. And he disappears.
Vrinda is upset and goes to her Vishnu chamber sobbing
Edited by .Vrish. - 04 May 2013 at 2:17am