Parvati closed her eyes and mentally called her mother.
"Hello?" answered a voice.
"Amma" wailed back Parvati.
"What is the matter beti ?"
"Problem is Shiv...I mean...my...hus...er...your Son in Law"
"Why? Is he thinking of going away some where again? I will ask Narada for a way out... I will..."
"No...No...Amma...wait...Listen to me first... He is all the time with me. That's the problem."
"He is all the time stuck in Kaliash. Doesn't go anywhere...all the time talking ...lecturing... gyan...moksh...aatmaaa...etc...etc...and he doesn't allow me to go anywhere either. I need to go shopping...remember the saree you gave me for Diwali?"
"Which one- the red or the white?"
"Big difference...all the sarees I have are only red or white. Anyway...the Diwali saree... I am yet to get a blouse stitched for it. And I need to purchase a new eyeliner and some moisturizing lotion...you know how harsh winters are in Kailash...
"Oh...Beti...while you are shopping can you get me a bottle of..."
"OH MA, for God's sake...Assuming I get to go out of the house. Why cant Shi... I mean why can't he leave me alone for sometime?
"Beti, I have the perfect idea. You can donate your husband to some worth brahmin."
"Great idea Ma. You're such a life saver. Now what did you want me to buy for you...?"
This is how, in order to get some time for herself Parvati donates Lord Shiva to the Sanakadi rishis.
A while later:
Parvati transports herself to Pondy Bazaar in Chennai (the mecca for silk sarees) and is debating whether to enter Nalli's, Kumaran, or Pothys (all saree stores...specifically silk saree stores). After a lot of mulling she decides to grace 'TheChennai Silks' with her presence.
A few hours later:
"Hello...Amma... I am having two sarees in my hand... one is peacock green and the other is peacock blue. Which one shall I take?"
"Take the red one Parvati" came a voice from behind. Parvati whirled around.
"Swami? You here? I thought the sanakadi rishis had taken your away."
"Oh yes. They did. On the way I talked to them about Dharma Shastra, then I lectured them on the hidden meaning behind the "OM", then Rishi Gautham came and he wanted to know about the nyaya shastra...So I talked about that too...When I opened my eyes... they had all fallen asleep.
I gently woke them up and began my discourse on the importance of Silence. Then I pointed out flaws in their yoga / meditation techniques. At the end of it...
"What happened?" asked Parvati her heart sinking...
"They said they could not tolerate me anymore and asked to me to inform you that they were returning your daan. So here I am...beside you. Take the red saree and the white one too..."
"Oh No...Amma..." wailed Parvati.
Writer's note: All characters in this piece are fictitious. Any resemblance to any character- mythological or otherwise - especially from a TV mytho show...is purely intentional
Edited by varaali - 28 November 2012 at 10:35am